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By Mak, October 30, 2016 2 Dev, General

12,000 SIS A tenfold increase in the original 1,200. Some way off the intended 100,000 but all the more remarakable for being possible in the first place! The most recent journeys have led to the following changes; Sortable Trade Prices… Read More »

By Mak, October 15, 2016 Comments Off on The Great Journey – Part Two Design, Dev, General

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 »

By Mak, October 11, 2016 4 Design, Dev, General

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 »

The Great Journey Begins

By Mak, October 6, 2016 Comments Off on The Great Journey Begins Dev, General

Gameplay. Yes, you read right. Finally. I am turning my efforts to gameplay. This series of blog posts (and hopefully video blog posts!) probably won’t particularly read gameplay-ish, but trust me it is. I have chosen a task to complete… Read More »

By Mak, October 3, 2016 Comments Off on Ring Systems Revisited Dev, General

As I slogged away on the scene coherency, I discovered that I had long broken Debris Fields, the principal component for planetary ring systems (amongst other things). Fortunately, it wasn’t too badly broken, and after some digging I got them… Read More »

By Mak, September 22, 2016 Comments Off on A little structure… Design, Dev

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 »

By Mak, September 20, 2016 5 Design, Dev

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 »

By Mak, September 16, 2016 Comments Off on Temporal Coherence Design, Dev

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 »

By Mak, September 8, 2016 Comments Off on Progress Update: Gamey-ness… Dev, News

Ok, you’re not going to like this – but for all good reasons 🙂 This past week or more I’ve ploughed headlong into my ‘niggles’ list. What is this list you ask? Well, basically bugs that I’m too lazy(don’t have… Read More »

By Mak, August 31, 2016 Comments Off on Grumbleshadersgrumble… Design, Dev

As I’ve been tinkering far too much with the visual niceties of late, I decided to make a deliberate and concerted effort to concentrate on gameplay for a change. I disabled and reverted all the hacks I’d put in around… Read More »

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