Tagged:  station

By Mak, June 19, 2015 Comments Off on Never fear, the NPC’s are here… Design, Dev

… well, they are on the way at least 😉 So the past week or so has been about the Non-player Character behaviours. The NPC’s are controlled by Finite State Machines at present, with basic state controllers which will grow… Read More »

By Mak, July 20, 2014 Comments Off on Galactic Map UI – WIP Design, Dev, General

Finally, I’ve been able to capture video with FRAPS. No idea how, it just ‘”worked” so I grabbed a quick sequence of the Galaxy Map to show it’s current state of play whilst I could! I was rushed I’m afraid,… 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, April 4, 2014 Comments Off on The Glory(ish) of Success(ish) Design, Dev, General, News

This week has been a good week! 😀 Firstly, the Jenkins CI issues are sorted – all of them were infrastructure related (to do with paths, permissions and post-build steps), so now Jenkins is building 666 on two platforms, and also… Read More »

By Mak, January 18, 2014 1 General, News

Well – without moaning too much – so far it’s been a naff 2014 🙁 I’ve done very little on Dom since before Christmas – with my dastardly plans put on hold by a bad back taking hold of my… Read More »

By Mak, December 13, 2013 Comments Off on Steady course… Design, Dev, General

No weekly update last week, and a bare minimum one this week – not due to lack of progress, but lack of time. I’ve been plugging away at the new Auto-pilot, which has involved some intricate work with n-point splines… Read More »

By Mak, November 28, 2013 Comments Off on Breathing ‘Life’ into Dominium Design, Dev

So as the posts of late have shown, breaking into ‘AI’ territory and creating NPC’s to populate the game universe has led to a lot of ‘satellite’ work (no pun intended) – being work I had parked for later, which… Read More »

By Mak, November 17, 2013 Comments Off on Grunt work, Part 1… Design, Dev, General

Now I’m building a ‘consistent’ universe for the NPC’s to play in (as well as you), I’ve finally (grudgingly) turned my attention to ensuring all the various vessel models have a consistent scale against each other. To date – aside… 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, November 9, 2013 Comments Off on Something or nothing… Design, Dev, General, News

Another ‘grey’ update – I’ve spent the last week (one working day spread over 5 days) creating ‘scene contexts’. The game universe has to be populated with a believable, generated ‘scene’ whenever you drop back into local space. So reaching… Read More »

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