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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 »
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 »
I’ve been back visiting the unpleasant Bugland this past week or so, and also tinkering with some visual effects; velocity markers and course tunnels. Velocity Markers have two tiers; HUD markers which are projected by the ship-board systems, and ‘real’… Read More »
I’ve been smashing bugs of late, focusing entirely on the scene management system with a view to removing all the wrinkles and glitches that have accumulated around scene transitions. In more meaningful language – making sure the Autopilot / Linear… Read More »
Work on the Autopilot and Navigator has led onto a long planned separation of concerns (read ‘Single Responsibility Principle’) regarding the player and their movement within the scene. As it stands, the Scene Management system only cares about a Scene… Read More »
This past week(ish) has seen some important code improvements going on, with a lot of work being done to fix up the scene management system. I stress ‘fix up’ in a positive sense. It worked, but needed to be made… Read More »
This week I have been (largely) working on improving the autopilot course plotting, notably to improve the visuals when docking/undocking for both the player and NPC’s. I got fed up of flying through the station geometry, and being taken on… Read More »
Further to my hinting in the last post, I have to reveal a minor failure – or rather, a hurdle which I don’t have the time or inclination to jump. Back in the last kickstarter, the idea of a ‘demo’ executable… Read More »
I say part one, because for now I’m wrapping up Navigation to work on other issues – namely the one’s thrown up by working on navigation, as you’ll see when you watch the attached video (yes Cornflakes_91, I finally produced… Read More »