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By Mak, March 7, 2017 0 Dev, Media

The saga continues, with more progress and the use of the super ImGui to provide low-level control and dev/debugging tools within the engine in realtime…

By Mak, March 2, 2017 0 Books, General, News

This past month I’ve been running an Amazon Marketing Services ad campaign across Kindle for Insurmountable Odds, and boy, it’s a tough reach… 324,322 impressions 363 clicks = 0.11% ‘interest’ conversion 1 sale = 0.0003% impression conversion, and 0.27% interest… Read More »

By Mak, February 27, 2017 0 Dev, Media

Resetting the clock on the development of the NPC/Boid symbiant – just so the video log makes sense on YouTube. As promised, Part 1 begins our ‘warts n’ all’ development log of the system as I tweak and evolve it… Read More »

By Mak, February 22, 2017 0 Dev, General

I’ve been labouring mightily with the Boid/Pilot AI system. I had to park it a few weeks ago, after getting so far and hitting a roadblock. As usual, taking a break seems to make spotting the problem a cinch, and… Read More »

By Mak, February 7, 2017 4 Books, Dev, News

I’ve not had much time for this dev blog of late as I’ve been throwing my spare-time effort into; Book Two, added ~14,000 words bringing the total to ~90,000, so just about two-thirds complete on the first draft. I’ve also… Read More »

By Mak, January 14, 2017 Comments Off on Chocks Away! Design, Dev, News

It’s update time, and although I’ve nothing suitable/visual to show there’s been a fair amount of progress on the Pilot NPC/AI code of late. I can confirm that I have now been attacked (and thoroughly ass-whooped) by a pack of… Read More »

By Mak, January 10, 2017 Comments Off on The Symbiotic Pilot Boid Design, Dev, General, News

Having abstracted everything nicely, it was time to think about wiring all these tools together. We have the following entities involved; Vessel – should be pretty dumb, and owns systems and reports their status (including collisions) Pilot – responsible for… Read More »

By Mak, January 4, 2017 Comments Off on Book Two Milestone(ish) Books, General, News

50% of Book Two has now been drafted, proof read and had the first edits rolled in! I’m trying a different writing technique to the one I used for Book One – where I more or less dumped everything from… Read More »

By Mak, December 21, 2016 2 Dev, News

Integrating the Boid logic with the Vessel Flight Controller took some doing, but – one ‘hack’ aside – everything is now wired up and ship shape (pun intended). As planned, everything is nicely abstracted, and the Pilot has to fly… Read More »

By Mak, December 13, 2016 Comments Off on The Refactored Boid Design, Dev, General, News

(Ok, So not a Peter F. Hamilton novel – but it could have been, if he’d been a developer…) Since the last post, I’ve been slaving away ‘refactoring’ – yes, that developer exercise of making huge sweeping changes to the… Read More »

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