If you’re authoring multimedia applications in Silverlight, you might be interested in how each of the core game engine services for Legend of the Greasepole is now implemented for the Silverlight 2 Beta.
From C/C++ to a Provider Model-Based .NET Engine
When was the last time you looked at code you wrote almost a decade ago? [...]
The Silverlight 2 Beta runs rings around the Silverlight 2 Alpha. However, the lack of hardware acceleration is very noticable (and relevant to an Image-oriented application like Legend of the Greasepole) when running at higher resolutions.
For a little perspective:
In 1998, the first version of Legend of the Greasepole was released.
Platform: Windows PC (95, 98, [...]
The Legend of the Greasepole is a game that began its life on July 1st, 1996, when a group of Engineering students from Queen’s University in Canada decided they’d create a way to re-live their unexplainable annual tradition from the comfort of their long-suffering computers.
After last year’s XNA port, the release of the Silverlight 2 [...]