Extending Tuxracer - Learning by Playing
Like most computer games, Tuxracer is fun at first, but eventually you've tried all the standard courses. When I got bored, my Dad challenged me to learn how to create my own courses. To do that, I've had to learn a lot more about how my computer works, and in the process, having a lot of fun.
In this seminar, I will describe how to create new racing courses for Tuxracer and demonstrate the steps that are involved. I will also talk about some of the things I've learned about making "good" courses. One of the toughest parts of the whole process is learning to visualize what a course will look like when working with the set of two dimensional bitmaps that describe a course.
I have had my own computer since I turned two. By the time I was nine, my computer ran Debian... and before I turned ten my dad convinced me to install Debian for him on the server that became raff.debian.org. That just proves that installing Debian really isn't very hard, particularly when my Dad is around to answer questions! I also play the violin, am treasurer of my 4H club, and have performed in musicals at my school.