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More combat/gameplay development! If you can’t stand my drawl, then read on… This episode sees improved ‘target awareness’ and predictive firing, so now these pesky NPC pilots are becoming a bit more of a challenge/threat. The entire system is proving… Read More »
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 »
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 »
Hi folks, my apologies for the lack of updates – it’s been all quiet on the site but all go in development so far this month, both in Work Life and Real Life, so I’ve had little time to maintain… Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Just a quick update – having realised the dev/debug value of plotting routes in the GUI map system in-game, I decided to bring implementing the local system map forward. This will be the ‘RTS’ like tactical scanner/map for the immediate… Read More »