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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 »
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 »
(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 »
(One for fans of Peter F. Hamilton there 🙂 ) Boids – if you’ve never heard of them (and I always use a very dodgy Brooklyn accent when pronouncing ‘Boids’) – are an algorithmic approach to simulating environment and goal… Read More »
Having rectified the ‘oops up’ from Part One, and made a great many tweaks, improvements and changes since then, it’s time for Part Two, and let this part be slightly more successful! Given the spirit of things was to partake… Read More »
So the first leg of the Great Journey came to a grinding halt with the Galactic Map course plotting going a lot squiffy. Slightly annoying – as I wasn’t expecting it at all. The last time I’d used it, all… Read More »
A recent issue has caused me to establish a full map of the game object hierarchy. Warning: This is entirely techy-dev-mind-numbing-to-non-dev stuff! However, the non-dev can take a quick peek and go ‘cor, lots of stuff going on there’… even… Read More »
Here we have a 32px character height font in a 256 x 256 texture atlas, being rendered at various point sizes (9.0 through 18.0) in a virtual display size of 1024×768, with an actual physical screen resolution of 1600×1200. Already,… Read More »
Recent dev effort has continued along the lines of striking off niggles, but focused quite a lot on an important aspect of gameplay – the scene context. I’ve touched on this previously, the scene context manager decides what ‘transient’ objects… Read More »