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Robert Basler's Blog


I'm a game programmer and entrepreneur developing a massively multiplayer online game: The Imperial Realm::Miranda. Next project I'll pick something really difficult.  Development Blog at The One Man MMO Project.


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Posted by Robert Basler on Tue, 14 Apr 2015 01:49:00 EDT in Programming, Production, Indie
When I started developing The Imperial Realm :: Miranda, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) were big and fancy and expensive and only used by giant megacorps, so I never imagined I'd be able to afford to use one.

Posted by Robert Basler on Tue, 27 May 2014 06:22:00 EDT in Business/Marketing
Canada's new CASL law has big implications for game developers anywhere in the world.

Posted by Robert Basler on Fri, 22 Nov 2013 04:53:00 EST in Programming, Console/PC, Indie
There are a wide variety of methods and terminology used in articles on normal mapping which makes it a very confusing topic for non-math-lovers like myself. I'm going to explain three methods for normal mapping for the mathematically uninclined.

Posted by Robert Basler on Mon, 26 Aug 2013 01:45:00 EDT in
Game companies are wasting players' fun time with optimizing, patching, bugs and horrible misfeatures. There's no excuse not to do better!

Posted by Robert Basler on Fri, 17 May 2013 03:08:00 EDT in
If people tell you your dream is too big, what they're really saying is that your dream is too big for them.

Posted by Robert Basler on Wed, 17 Apr 2013 04:21:00 EDT in Programming, Indie
Writing a streaming MMO patcher is a major undertaking. Determined to make your own? Here are some things to consider.

Robert Basler's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 06/09/2015 - 01:07]

All good advice. I have ...

All good advice. I have a list of every single thing I 've done on my game going back to the start as well as a blog with articles on the big stuff. Whenever I 'm feeling negative about the game I read them over and boggle at what ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/22/2015 - 01:16]

How did you get the ...

How did you get the data for the graphs

Comment In: [Blog - 04/14/2015 - 01:49]

Thanks for the info. The ...

Thanks for the info. The one nice thing about CloudFlare is that they charge you a flat rate regardless of bandwidth, that said, my current usage would only come to about 0.17/month so Amazon works out cheaper for now. Damn, you 've got me researching VPS and proxy servers now.

Comment In: [Blog - 11/22/2013 - 04:53]

They should produce identical results ...

They should produce identical results I don 't notice any difference here.

Comment In: [Blog - 12/22/2014 - 05:23]

Thanks for that It 's ...

Thanks for that It 's rare there 's an article on MMO construction on Gamasutra something I 'm particularly interested in.

Comment In: [News - 09/08/2014 - 03:22]

Hey Gamastura, it would be ...

Hey Gamastura, it would be nice if these videos weren 't auto-play. I often don 't have time to watch them right away, but every time I restart the browser it starts streaming the video. I have sound off so I don 't necessarily notice immediately.