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by Krim00 / May 17, 2014 6:56 PM PDT

I doubt you guys will know of anything, or if anything like this exists, but I figured I'd throw the question out there. Thanks in advance for anyone that tries to help.

Basically there's a game that I play, similar to worms if any of you have played that in the past. It's basically a game that has to do with angles, wind, and determining how much power to put into a shot to make your attack go from point A to point B.

I've developed formulas to get the shot to where I want it to go, but I have a problem getting exact measurements ingame in the small time frame I have.

So I figure I have two options. The first option, is I use a marker and draw little ticks on my monitor where the map is so I have a permanent reference when I'm gauging my shots. My second option is to find some piece of software graph paper that's semi-transparent or something, so I can make ticks on it and not have it so that it covers my map making it entirely blocked by the paper itself.

If anyone would know of something like this that I could use, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks (:

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Another idea
by Jimmy Greystone / May 17, 2014 10:32 PM PDT

Another idea would be to get a transparent piece of paper the same size as the monitor. You can draw the tick marks on that and then just tape it over the screen when you're playing artillery. When you're done, take it off. No permanent marks on the monitor and no need to try and find some kind of overlay software.

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by Krim00 / May 18, 2014 12:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Another idea

This is true, I'll see if I can't find something to do the job, thanks (:

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Sounds like you are trying to solve a problem.
by Oldartq / May 18, 2014 2:02 AM PDT

This is not a problem..but a game. So why not just play and have fun.

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by Krim00 / May 18, 2014 2:14 AM PDT

I suppose it just depends on your interpretation of what a problem, and what fun really is.

I mean yeah, it's not a problem as in my computer won't turn on or my motherboard is fried, but it's still something I'm trying to "solve", so technically it's a problem, just not a serious one aha.

As for the fun part, well, in a competitive atmosphere, I find it fun to try and gain advantages in ways other people wouldn't normally think of or put the energy into experimenting with, and although I don't go into the grounds of cheating, I see nothing wrong with adding a little math of my own into the equation Silly

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would this work ?
by itsdigger / May 18, 2014 2:30 AM PDT
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