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Canonical question for picking a random element from a set with weighted probability?

We have several questions about a very common problem in game development: How to pick a random item from a list, but with a bias so that different items have a different probability to occur? Here ...
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Are questions about hacking games off-topic?

Are questions about hacking games off-topic here? Eg. adding infinite cash etc.
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Why this question doesn't get answers?

18 days ago I asked my first quesiton (about how to get records to make archivements) in this site but I notice that no one have answered it, and I don't know what to do. I know that my question isn't ...
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Can I contribute to a question (through an answer) without the right to comment?

I have seen quite the number of questions on GameDev SE where I wanted to post some information like a link to other questions or some info I had gathered for that question. However, I'm quite new to ...
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How do we feel in regards to questions that ask if a certain piece of technology is capable of a certain feature? [duplicate]

How do we feel in regards to questions that ask if a certain piece of technology is capable of a certain feature? I am sure I already found a relevant meta discussion, in which we discussed this in ...
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Where is the best place in StackExchange to ask about Unity C# issues?

If I have questions about building a game using Unity and C#, where is the best place in StackExchange to ask for help? I found out that the "C#" that runs on Unity is not the same as the "C#" that ...
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In what context do we permit general “how do I get this game hardware to work” questions?

This question came up, a while ago. I flagged it twice1. The first time, the flag "aged away", but the second time, the flag was outright declined. This leads me to believe I have a misunderstanding ...
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Generic programming questions are off-topic, period. Right?

I came upon this question, a while back. TL;DR: the user is trying to implement a custom List, and does not understand when Unity complains that it does not have ...
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Should our scope include development of game-related utilities?

Some people are developing utilities to help players in their games. This includes things like saved game editors, fan-created modding tools, .ini file editors, adding Windows Store games as non-steam ...
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Are questions about ways to promote your game on topic?

Is a question about ways to promote your game, pricing, distribution way, etc.. appropriate question for the game dev community? If not which one would be most suitable if any?
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All these Crossy Road questions

Ok, I gotta ask. There've been more than a few Crossy Road related questions recently (with some others I probably can't see because they'd have been deleted). I happened to notice that that third ...
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Is this the place for game community engagement questions?

The question I have is not regarding game development nor design but gamers community / engagement. Topics would involve: Understanding a regional gamers community (In my case, I would like to know ...
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Why answers' authors do not up-vote the questions they answer

I will admit: I am new here. Still, one thing that has intrigued me is that: why some one who bothers to give an answer to a given question does not up-vote that question? On the one hand, one might ...
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Why do some questions have a blue tint on the iOS app?

On some questions, there is a blue tint in the background. What does it mean? Some reasons I've eliminated due to inconsistency: Reputation of asker On Hold Unanswered
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Are questions asking how to find where game engines have the code for different things on-topic?

For example: where is the code in Unreal Engine that deals with the player picking up a weapon? Is this an acceptable type of question? What about a more general version: how can I find the code for ...
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How can I make this question more measurable without making it too complicated?

How can I make this question more measurable, without it becoming more complicated? https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/79506/oculus-rift-and-super-resolution For example a good test could be ...
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Questions about L4D2 game variable modifications [duplicate]

I'd like to play with some game variables of L4D2's weapons, items and others, but I don't know which vars do what, how to properly extract the official var files from game libs, create a steam ...
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Should we better define the scope of GDSE to include graphics programming and image processing questions?

Well, a lot of the questions here are graphics or image processing related but are not game development related. According to our Help Center those are not game development related. This question ...
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Help users to ask objective questions about architecture

I think that software architecture is a very important part of complex applications like games. Therefore questions about software architecture and design should definitely be part of Game Development....
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Why are primarily-opinion based question not welcome on this site?

Recently, not constructive has been changed to primarily opinion based. Some questions simply don't have a strictly evidence- or fact-based answer and the best answer is the opinion of majority. Or ...
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What is a PR-bomb?

@TrevorPowell said he deleted a lot of this question's details due to a "PR-BOMB". I'm not sure what he means by "PR-BOMB" To me that question does appear to have an agenda of some sort.
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Why was the 'simple snake game' question protected?

This question (which apparently just picked up a new mediocre answer, thus moving to the top of the questions stack) was apparently auto-protected by Community some time back. My question is why: was ...
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Should we be more exclusive?

I mean this kind of thing is all over but here's an example from today: I mean there can't be a more stereotypical noob entry "I just wanna make a game" type question. It's a bad question because it'...
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Guidelines on asking game industry questions

A lot of non-programming questions on this site are closed because they are "broad" or "open-ended". Game design is not a science and hence there are bound to be multiple answers. There is an ...
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Are questions abut popular game mechanics and gameplay irrelevant?

How do you prevent inflation in a virtual economy? In a casual top-down racing game, should collisions affect the car's engine? I noticed Byte56 said these questions about gameplay mechanics are ...
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What is a good question about Game industry careers?

I saw this question ' Is this really a good question? ' asking about a game development career related question. The conclusion was the question asked about should be closed. The reasoning was not ...
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Should this question be closed?

How to achieve highly accurate car physics such as Liveforspeed? I read this question and thought it is definitely about: "How do I get started" what language/engine/SDK you should learn next ...
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Music resources question collect,mine

Although people agreed that "asset mines" are OT, there are 3 music licensing questions which are really good and have valuable content. See here and here and here The basic question behind these is:...
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Game design questions: should we be more lax with regard to SE's question/answer format?

By adhering to a strict non-open-ended, non-chatty, question/answer format, it becomes pretty much impossible to help people to improve their game design. So instead of covering questions that ...
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Gameplay tag synonym for game-design

I've just gained the privilege edit synonyms (yipeeh!), this gave me an excuse to browse around the synonyms database to see what was going on in there. Turns out, I'm very surprised that gameplay is ...
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12 Hours of GDSE: Is quality going downhill?

I have just harvested the questions asked on Gamedev.SE in the last 12 hours (from when I started writing this). Here they are, from most recent to last: The most popular pattern for game-related ...
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Should I answer questions that do not belong here?

I downvoted and flagged this question, because the user was asking the typical "what technology should I use" stuff, and it was fairly obvious that he didn't read or that he didn't understand the FAQ. ...
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Is it right when forum formed question gets up-voted, but simple question gets downvoted?

I've seen couple of forum questions and they get upvoted: they are about problem of one person in certain code code problems,bugs are caused by mistakes and lack of understanding of programming ...
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Are the entity-system and component-based tags describing the same thing?

We have these two tags: entity-system and component-based. I am under the (perhaps mistaken) impression that an entity system is exactly the same thing as a component-based system, and that they are ...
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Should “Did not do the research” questions be answered or penalised?

Question Questions such as this one show a gross lack of even basic research. (My answer to the question is in fact an almost straight explanation of Google's first result.) So far, I tend to answer ...
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Is asking “Where can i find people that are x / to do y” a bad question?

The title say everything. I've faced some questions like this some days ago, and another today, here, you can take it as example: Where can I find some beginners to learn and work with? Also, you can ...
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“Where can I find art resources” questions: off topic/not a real question?

Where can I find free game assets? Where can I find free sprites and images? Where can I find free sounds for my game? Where can I find free music for my game? etc. These questions are just "list ...
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Unaswered questions list shows some questions with answers to them

Is this something that's a site-wide problem or just something to do with my user settings? If I go to https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/unanswered I get a couple questions scattered on the list with ...
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Difference between official and non-official moderator

What's the difference between access to moderator tool(which requires 10000 rep point) and being an moderator(official moderator)?
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Devkit Questions

There's been a couple of questions relating to devkits, and console development details. Specifically, one asking What comes with a SDK, what language is used in an unreleased console, and ...
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A lot of answers remain unselected [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A good answer exists but is not accepted A lot of questions in game dev have answers but they are not selected as an answer of the question. Can the situation be improved in ...
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Has the -1 rep for downvoting a question or answer gone?

I haven't noticed a loss in rep for doing that recently; also on Gaming.
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Plug for Area 51 proposal

I'd like to plug an Area 51 proposal that might be relevant for many game developers. What's the best way for me to do that on Game Dev? It seems odd to make that into a question somehow. Even if I ...
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Points not getting added for voted up question

On gamedevelopment.stackexchange i have added the following question: "Most useful free third party Android Game libraries?" As of now it has been voted up 4 times. However, my points are still the ...
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Should we, and if so where, post solutions to problems if we use a solution which isn't one of the answers?

If you ask a question such as the following: How can I design some feature X so that it is Y, and supports Z? (e.g. this question) Obviously at some point you're going to work out how you did ...
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Are beginner “design review” questions acceptable?

This question on Stack Overflow was pointed out to me: RTS Game AI Thread The essence of the question is, I suspect, fairly basic, and certainly touches on topics that have been covered here before......
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Adding the tag to the title. Yes or no?

See this question as an example. The user added OpenGL to the title, and tagged the question OpenGL. What do you think about the "tag" being in the title? I know that over at gaming SE, you shouldn'...
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How should multiple-questions-in-one be handled?

This question on the main site made me wonder. There have been a number of fairly broad, general questions asked already, but this question in particular consists (in my opinion) of several broad ...
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Answering questions the OP has asked elsewhere

I recently found this question here, and when searching for something else on SO, this same question. The OP has simply asked the same thing on two separate sites, at exactly (roughly) the same time. ...
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Answers changed scope of question: Rephrase or reask?

If I have a question to which the answers lead to realizations that dramatically change the scope or context of the question; should I edit the question to rephrase or expand it; or should I ask a new ...