Category:  General

By Mak, June 23, 2017 0 Dev, General

Just a mini-update to round out the month – I’ve been chasing down infrastructure changes and necessary tweaks to support the grandiose cargo collection job, and finally it’s all paid off. Via a config file, I can now generate any… Read More »

By Mak, June 13, 2017 0 Design, Dev, General

Ah, yes. The ubiquitous and ever present ‘Go to System X, and collect a cargo pod for me’ bland, vanilla ‘mission’. Well, now Dom can support it 🙂 A minor, almost trivial point for any game player and/or space game… Read More »

By Mak, June 8, 2017 0 Design, Dev, General, Roadmap

Another gameplay milestone feature is now underway: Missions! Having put my rendering engineers hat to one side, I picked up the gameplay programmers hat and made some tweaks to the Combat Escalation scenario, improving things here and there, adding ‘variation’… Read More »

By Mak, May 15, 2017 0 Dev, General

As often seems to happen after I do a stint of ‘gameplay’ oriented work on Dom, I then end up taking a wee break to tinker with rendering. I’ve been looking at Substance of late, and I have to say… Read More »

By Mak, May 10, 2017 0 Design, Dev, General

The final chapter in this round of dev on the NPC Pilot AI; While there is plenty of work still to do to make this ‘super awesome’ I’m well pleased with how it’s turned out. Pilots can; Scan for nearby… Read More »

By Mak, May 1, 2017 Comments Off on Collision Redux Dev, General

Thanks to the NPC’s wanting to vapourise each others hull (and mine!) it was a perfect time to revisit and improve the collision detection from back along… For ‘something to hull’ collision, there’s no choice but to hit the triangle… Read More »

By Mak, April 25, 2017 Comments Off on Design & Development Delights Design, Dev, General

Man, I am so enjoying Dom Dev at the moment 🙂 Rounding off the initial Pilot / NPC AI, Collision detection and basic combat has spurned on a lot of changes to the UI which have been long planned, or… Read More »

By Mak, April 20, 2017 Comments Off on The Mounts Return Dev, General

Just a tiny update – but a momentous one, for me. Vessel mounts (turrets) are now back up and running! Whilst I had resolved the pilot/vessel orientation logic, I had unwittingly broken the turret orientation logic 🙁 For now, rather… Read More »

By Mak, April 13, 2017 Comments Off on Game of Progress Dev, General

Some good progress this past few weeks… Gameplay: The ‘Pirates’ game scenario is proving invaluable for ironing out kinks in the Pilot AI, and also highlighting UI concerns which will need addressing (such as the scanner depiction of how near… Read More »

By Mak, April 6, 2017 Comments Off on Cue Gameplay…? Design, Dev, General

It’s been hard to find spare time for Dom Dev of late, hence the dry spell of updates here, but good news… With the collision detection now in (and not perfect, but well engineered and adequate to the task) gameplay… Read More »

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