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Default 12-05-2009, 09:51 PM

You have obviously missed the message.

That Alice program showed people how to resolve conflicts WITHOUT resorting to violence. Do we really need to kill people, animals or things?

Think about it!

This thread isn't over.

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Default 12-05-2009, 10:00 PM

Have you simply told them how to do it, or have you helped them learn how to program code? Think about it.
   
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Default 12-05-2009, 11:17 PM

Ah. Now that's something I didn't expect! Alright, now I'll admit, that was a misinterpretation on MY part. Apologies, I thought you were trying to say that my posts are unhelpful. You're worried that I'm too focused on violence. Actually, I was also initially worried that I may have been going against Mr. Pausch's wishes by uploading a collection of weapons, but I asked gabe about it and he said not to worry about it, that the reason the weapons of Alice were restricted was to encourage creative alternatives to violence, like your high fives comment here, but that it wasn't a bad idea to upload a whole collection of them, since it does encourage extra experimentation with coding in Alice.

To answer your first question, no violence isn't always necessary, but I never said it was. Some of my posts have been about games or game concepts which involve violence, but many have not. For example, two of my Video Game Concept example posts have been about gravity, and the other two are related to violence, but can easily have non-violent applications as well. This also answers your second question, if I help them learn to code or if I just tell them how to do it, as these examples are clearly examples of the former.

It seems you have a high preference for nonviolence in Alice. I don't disagree with your preference, in fact one of my latest projects is a completely nonviolent adventure game which involves solving puzzles and answering riddles, however I do enjoy shooter games as well and understand that many other people enjoy them. That's why I made Resident Penguin and the weapons collection. I'd just learned how to import models into Alice and wanted to share that information, and its possibilities, to the largest number of people possible, and weapons seemed to be the most-asked-for object on the forums.


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Lightbulb Found the Explanations! - 12-07-2009, 08:30 AM

Hello,

I found explanations for "all" basic methods:
http://www.dickbaldwin.com/alice/Alice0900.htm

I hope, this will help you.

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Default 12-10-2009, 02:24 PM

So, um, yeah. I guess I'll just go away now.

Thanks for the help.
   
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Default 12-10-2009, 02:30 PM

Ha! That's great! Sorry we scared you away, man, just got a bit carried away.

Or a lot carried away. Whatever.


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Default 01-11-2010, 07:55 AM

I just read all the comments on this page. WHAT is going on!? This is crazy and i cant even answer because im confused


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Default 01-11-2010, 10:49 PM

Meh, just a difference of opinion about what should be used to help kids learn to program.

I say if it interests them and it isn't illegal, inappropriate, or igloo, then let 'em do it.


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Default 01-12-2010, 06:05 PM

meh


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