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World Map Candidate - By JTippetts
Here is a very quick, very rough mockup of what I currently have in mind for the world map:http://i.imgur.com/zPGRISm.jpg The tags/locations on the map would be clickable, either on the map itself...
Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 1 day ago
What's it all about? - By JTippetts
I am still in the process of converting critical components to C++ classes, rewriting some of my procedural world generation layers to avoid returning by value from the Lua API, and other such nons...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 days ago
Fluffy trees - By JTippetts
So, I downloaded Blender 2.74 and did an experimental tree using the normals trick mentioned in the previous post. The trees do, indeed, look fluffy now:http://i.imgur.com/X00JnXa.jpg http://i.img...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 6 days ago
Useless filler - By JTippetts
http://i.imgur.com/txIn1va.jpg http://i.imgur.com/M16geo9.jpg http://i.imgur.com/pt2jEbU.jpg I find that I am really enjoying the gameplay with elevation involved. Exploration, especially with tall...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Moving components to C++ - By JTippetts
http://i.imgur.com/5w4nGXr.png So, I've gotten the game fully back to where it was before. Works great. But I have a pretty big project to tackle now.You see, a LOT of the game functionality is wri...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Implementing elevation - By JTippetts
Because I said in the last entry that I would likely not implement elevation as a gameplay mechanic, tonight I started on implementing elevation as a gameplay mechanic.http://i.imgur.com/IUzheFR.jp...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hex tile height and lighting - By JTippetts
With the reversion to the more basic hex block shapes, I have begun experimenting with using elevation. I don't know that I would actually use elevation in the gameplay mechanics, but rather just a...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Patiently restoring functionality one error at a time - By JTippetts
Spent the last couple days adding back GC functionality piece by piece, trying to fix the spots where changes in the Urho3D interface (as well as changes in the Accidental Noise Library) have broke...
Developer Journal - 1 month, 4 weeks ago
8-Type Triplanar Mapping - By JTippetts
On a whim, I decided to go ahead and implement a version of the tri-planar shader that uses all 8 detail layers in the atlas.http://i.imgur.com/FSXbWFm.jpg Surprisingly, it still runs at around 13f...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 6 days ago
Texturing experiments - By JTippetts
So, lately I've been getting back into working on Goblinson Crusoe. I've got the core working again (except for particle systems), but I've allowed myself to be sidetracked. In my previous journal...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 1 week ago
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Developer Journal - 2 months, 1 week ago
Playing around with environment lighting mockups - By Servant of the Lord
I've been playing around in Paint Shop Pro to mockup different environment lightings. These are conceptual (they aren't in-game): http://puu.sh/gGSr4/c1948952f0.png This is stylistic practice for...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 1 week ago
LightWave - Phase 1 finished. - By slicer4ever
Today i'd like to talk about a new framework i've been working on. Honestly i expect myself to be the only person to ever reasonable use this framework, but it is a challenge that i one day hope wi...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Threading and the ANL - By JTippetts
Some time back I wrote about how I had started an experimental branch of the Accidental Noise Library that uses a sort of virtual machine that executes a linear vector of instructions, rather than...
Developer Journal - 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Developer Journal - 2 months, 3 weeks ago
/cast Resurrect HeightMapEditor - By JTippetts
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Developer Journal - 4 months, 1 week ago
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Developer Journal - 4 months, 1 week ago
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Developer Journal - 6 months, 2 days ago
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Developer Journal - 6 months, 1 week ago
Artwork, I guess. =) - By Servant of the Lord
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Developer Journal - 7 months, 2 weeks ago
More of the bool-tool - By eppo
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Developer Journal - 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Developer Journal - 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Developer Journal - 8 months, 20 hours ago
End of day seven - TWoA - By Servant of the Lord
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Developer Journal - 8 months, 1 day ago
End of day 6 - TWoA - By Servant of the Lord
Well, we're coming down to it. Not sure I'll be able to make it (though I'll submit whatever I do have by the deadline). I'mma gonna havta pull an all-nighter to make sure I actually submit somethi...


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