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3 more days!

I'm pretty pumped. In 3 more days I'll be moving over to residence at the University of Waterloo. Whoop, whoop! Frosh week is going to be nuts, and so is the free BBQ on Friday. [smile]

Oh, and "learning stuff" might be kind of neat too.


Quake 4

Bought Q4 the other day. Stinks. Same boring recycled gameplay, but with super-linear maps and eternally poor-lit areas. Worst $25 I've ever spent. [sad]


Skirmish Online

I haven't been overly motivated to work on Skirmish as of late. Writing an autopatcher is sort of boring, and the fact that I need to tackle the GUI next doesn't do much to push me either. Still, it must be done.

I've begun the patch server, which is written in C#. I didn't really care for RakNet's autopatcher, so I opted to write my own instead. If I really actually worked on it regularly, I would likely have it done in a couple of days. Hopefully the rate of development will pick up again once I've gotten settled in at residence.


INTERWAR!

I spent some of tonight going over my old (old!) games and came across Interwar, a small -- crappy :P -- overhead vehicle-based shooter I wrote back when I was a gamedev newbie, with Delphi and the DelphiX lib (DirectDraw). What irks me is that the main-menu user interface is so awesome, but in-game it's hideous. (Date-Check: Yes, I made this approximately 3 years ago :P)

50 points to whoever can beat the game (all 3 levels). [smile]


Download InterWar (450 KB)


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Waterloo is for nerds!!! Go to a real school like Western! Sorry that's the old Mustang in me coming out. Waterloo is an ok school too. For nerds! jk really!

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You're only excited about just one free BBQ? If Waterloo's like any university I know in Australia, you can have free BBQs for the entire week. The trick is to feign you've enrolled in whatever faculty is throwing the free lunch.

I stopped caring about the Quake series and id games in general after the first Quake, when it was clear that id, while awesome creators of some of the finest FPS engines around, no longer cared about games. Although isn't Quake 4 a Raven game? They used to be reasonable on the "game" side of things.

As an observation: your screenshot of Interwar looks a bit like an earlier version of Skirmish Online in the post below. Maybe it's the similar coloured grass tiles that makes them look like they're part of the same set to me.

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Waterloo is for nerds!!! Go to a real school like Western! Sorry that's the old Mustang in me coming out. Waterloo is an ok school too. For nerds! jk really!


Phew. Good thing I'm a nerd, then. [smile]


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You're only excited about just one free BBQ? If Waterloo's like any university I know in Australia, you can have free BBQs for the entire week. The trick is to feign you've enrolled in whatever faculty is throwing the free lunch.


Nice! I'll need to jot that one down.

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As an observation: your screenshot of Interwar looks a bit like an earlier version of Skirmish Online in the post below. Maybe it's the similar coloured grass tiles that makes them look like they're part of the same set to me.


Gah, really? Both InterWar and Skirmish share the same artist, but Draffurd has improved light years past this level of art. Heck, there aren't even "grass tiles" in InterWar, just a solid background colour. [lol]

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Hey! Interwar rocked I remember drawing that stuff for you. Lost all the spirtes on my old comp but they sucked anyway. :P Hope your doing good. Skimish is looking great. I'm just starting the senior week of camp and I'll be at u of t and in another week! So I'll be able to work on some gui stuff for you.

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