Tagged:  planet

By Mak, June 27, 2014 Comments Off on Stellar Cartography, Part 4… Design, Dev, General

Ok, no video – let’s get that out of the way 🙂 Sorry! Reason : refactoring. I wanted to use the same code for rendering stars and planets for both the game scene and the map system – as they… Read More »

By Mak, June 20, 2014 Comments Off on Stellar Cartography, Part 3 Design, Dev, General

This is a trickle update – very little ‘visible’ has happened this week – that I’m prepared to show yet 😉 A lot of re-factoring under the hood – so now the old “make it work” Galaxy Map is no more,… Read More »

By Mak, November 22, 2013 Comments Off on A question of scale… Design, Dev

So, addressing the consistency of vessel sizes led to addressing space stations (naturally – ships need to dock), which has led looking at how I am portraying the volume of ‘local space’ you would be in when by a station,… Read More »

By Mak, November 15, 2013 Comments Off on Weekly Update : Context Design, Dev

This week has seen a fair amount of context switching as I started on the vessel/NPC behaviours. I reconsidered the initial state machine design I had in mind after some ‘paper walkthroughs’ which showed it wouldn’t worked as I hoped…. Read More »

By Mak, October 19, 2013 Comments Off on Galaxy Mapping Design, Dev, General

I thought I’d try and do a ‘Weekly Update’ post as I seem to be getting into a swing of development at the moment. This may only last a week – so don’t get too excited 🙂 Since the UI,… Read More »

By Mak, October 12, 2013 Comments Off on Tantalising glimpse… Dev, General, Media, News

Here’s a small teaser-shot (mocked by Sol) of one of the ‘larger’ stations will be in-game… (Original Link : http://www.solcommand.com/2013/10/orbital-ring.html#more) Although I’ve yet to incorporate / support it in the engine (that’s a way off) I already know how and what… Read More »

By Mak, January 31, 2013 1 Dev

So – we’ve banged on about “no hyperspace, seamless this-that-and-the-other” – what do we mean? Traditionally – games have to shift in huge amounts of data (levels, textures etc.) in order to provide a larger game experience than will necessarily… Read More »

By Mak, January 29, 2013 0

A by-product of the Devlog post of the same title elsewhere on this site – here are a couple of nice screen grabs of our fake Earth at highish resolution. Enjoy 😉 Nb. Apologies for the images opening in a… Read More »

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