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The free and open source alternatives to Photoshop and Illustrator are Gimp and Inkscape, respectively. While Adobe has introduced some flexible payment options, their cost can be prohibitive to the non-pirating hobbyist or independent developer. Don't overlook Paint.NET on Windows; it's actually pretty capable as an image editor.


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It depends entirely on the policies of the game manufacturer and what they tell Youtube to do. Some game makers claim copyright over any content produced using their game. Some do not allow any video to be posted, some allow only videos from certain networks, some allow videos from anyone as long as they aren't monetized and some allow anyone to post ...


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It is unlikely that you will be able to do that. To stream a high quality video over a home Internet connection is going to take a LOT of complex compression. Compression is both memory, CPU and possibly GPU intensive and running a game is also CPU, memory and GPU intensive. This is why the files that FRAPS produces are so massive. They apply minimal ...


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I would recommend learning Illustrator and Photoshop for 2d work. Illustrator is a vector graphics program and will produce very small and infinitely scalable art work as the graphics are defined as line and curve strokes with various different types of fills. I believe XNA has vector graphic support. This would mean that the resolution could effectively ...


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You are hitting a bottleneck of some kind - from your description it is hard to see whether it is CPU or I/O based, but things that could well be culprits: You are only running with 3GB of RAM - this is pretty low. The Java engine can require large amounts of RAM. I play a fair bit of Minecraft and 8GB really helped me out! A Core 2 Duo is not exactly ...



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