Hello all! I thought that this would be an interesting topic. I’ve been working on my game lately, and I finally just got a feature that I’ve been trying to figure out forever working today. So I decided to take a well deserved nap. I don’t know if anyone else on these forums ever has dreams like the ones I have every single time I finish something and I’m feeling like anything is possible. I just woke up from a rather unusual nightmare. It absolutely terrible! I had a dream that I woke up in the exact spot I decided to take my nap in. I was so excited to get back to my computer and see that my hard work paid off. So I went over to my computer, logged in, and did the first thing that I do every single time I turn on my computer: launch Visual Studio and Maya. Everything seemed great. I opened my project in VS and launched Unreal. For some odd reason, it was taking forever! So I sat back, turned my cable box on, switched from my PC to TV on my other monitor, and watched an episode of Wayward Pines which is an absolutely wonderful show on FOX that blew my mind last night. Like really, the latest episode had me like:
Anyways, eventually Unreal finished launching. I was so excited so I went and loaded my level and as soon as I pressed Play, everything was messed up! I was so confused. I went back to Visual Studio to double check my C++ code. Everything looked fine. So I went back to Unreal and double checked my blueprints, everything looked fine there as well. I spent hours trying to find the problem. There were no compiler errors and everything looked the same as it did after I’ve first finished the feature. Every test that worked earlier failed. I was really puzzled and began to lose my mind. :mad: Did I just dream that my solution actually worked? What have I done to deserve this? After a couple more hours, I looked at the time and realized that it was past midnight. After trying tons of different solutions, I decided to try what I had before and ironically, it worked perfectly! That was until five minutes into the Play session, Unreal crashed and I was greeted with this video. And to make it even worse, this was followed by a blue screen in which I lost everything on my computer. This killed me. I was done.
I spent some time at the beach staring into the ocean thinking about programming. Was it really something that I wanted to do still? I took one step only to trip and faceplant into the sand. I then woke up. I raced to my computer, launched Unreal and thankfully everything worked! I was so relieved. Everything felt so real! I hope my horrible nightmare brought you some joy and I look forward to reading about your experiences. #ProgrammerProblems