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adam4813

Member Since 12 Apr 2006
Offline Last Active Aug 07 2015 07:33 PM

Journal Entries

Adam Omega > Message Routing

Posted 03 January 2012

To continue in the series of our multi-threaded game engine, I feel the next topic of discussion should be messaging. To facilatate communication between modules we have devised a messaging system that runs in its own thread. This system routes packets of data or as we call them Envelopes between different subscribed functions for a given message id.

First...


Adam Omega > NLS Engine Module Management

Posted 12 December 2011

Last entry was about the basics, and the generic module interface. This time I think we need to discuss how the modules are loaded and managed.

Introducing the ModuleManager


#pragma once

/**
* \file file base name
* \author Adam Martin
* \date 2011-10-23
* \brief A manager class to load and start modules.
*
* A manager that can...


Adam Omega > Well...I have learned a lot

Posted 11 December 2011

Some time about I posted about systems, and their respective managers. I still have used parts of that system, but at the same time I have evolved beyond the system approach and moved into using distinct and operate modules.

Let's define a few things first:
Module: any system or system-like representation that is loaded externally, and...


Adam Omega > Subsystems and their management.

Posted 23 January 2011

I am developing a component based system using the concept of subsystems for my current game. The system is the game (which controls level loading, timiing, etc) and the subsystems as things such as physics, audio, scripting, rendering, etc. Now each subsystem has its own data that it uses to perform its tasks. These subsystems however don't modify...


Adam Omega > A*, a first attempt, and learned tips.

Posted 19 January 2011

So I am creating a simple puzzle game with basic path-finding in a 2d environment, and I figured the simplest place to start would be an A* algorithm. After finding a few web sources I sat down and just started programming. After 15 minutes or so I managed to craft a basic heuristic A* algorithm.

Here is my NodeMap header:

#pragma once

#include...


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