I actually helped out today. I'm evidentally either not as good at this puzzle thing as I used to be or I'm just not putting any effort into or something because I spend 75% of my time thinking about it and I haven't helped a damn bit. I guess I'll just have to try to focus.
Shader system is pretty concrete now. Texture system needs to be reimplemented using the new system and I need to add matrices to the Graphics class and then dftGraphics will be finished (for the last time hopefully.) dftInput doesn't need to be touched and dftAudio only has a few problems left. So, I'm almost back to the point where I could actually start working on game elements. Whats going to happen this time?
I've decided to archive the render state and sampler manager since they don't really help (since I can't intercept messages from Direct3D. I'm really thinking about writing a separate Direct3D DLL for some of the ideas I came up.)
I think the next on my list (after finishing the graphics and audio module) is to actually get something started. I have 5 game ideas that I keep going on about and nothing done.
BG style RPG
Champions of Norrath style RPG
PaC adventure game
Edit 1: Forgot my 2D strategy RPG idea
I'm going to do them in that order. FPS will be pretty simple and straight forward. Single player with the best AI I can come up with (i.e. shitty) and some different play type and a maybe a build-a-play-type editor. All of the maps will consist of 2 bases or no bases (i.e. defend and attack or RAKATM (run around killing anything that moves)). No plans for network or multiplayer (since 2 player FPS on a single computer is just plain gaytastic.)
I'm not going to go into the others since I haven't really thought them out yet.
I figured instead of writing a bunch of articles and such, I'm just going to discuss different topics and actually use this space. So, expect something here in the next few entries.
Monitor came today and I <3 it! I <3 it a lot.
@ Any questions/comments about my wall: I live in an attic of a 100+ year old house, give me a break (and now that I'm getting extra money I'm going to be redoing the whole room.)
@ Any questions/comments about my desk: My friend made it and I spend all of my time game deving (that is why its trashed.)