I don't even think it's that I'm bored with the project. At first I thought it had to do with the fact that I have absolutely no idea where to go from here, which is wrong because I have every thing mapped out. I have gravity tweaked to a max, life, damage, and death implemented, and the camera system implemented. That leaves scripting, events, enemies, AI, upgrades, and extras.
So, I don't know what the issue is. It seems I always get to the point where a project is actually looking like a game, and I switch; this is getting on my nerves as well as others (Raymond would kill me if I said I was switching projects again.)
One thing that is holding me up is the editor. A couple people (namely linkofazeroth) think I should go with an external editor. I however, think that an in-game editor is not only better, easier to use, and efficient, but it's cool. I was even thinking of making the in-game editor be a prize for beating the game. So, I'm going to stick with the in-game editor, but if I'm going to do that I need to use a nice GUI, which mine is not at the moment. So I either have to take a week or two to write a good GUI or use someone elses. Obviously the former is my choice and what do you know, I've already started working on it. I need to switch things back though, the unique texture setup is causing havoc.
So, over the next few weeks that's what I'm going to be posting screenshots and entries about.
As a note: don't worry to those of you that would rather have an external editor, I'm thinking about making one in C# anyway (along with the in-game editor.)
Now I'm going to sleep. Hopefully when I wake up my XBox 360 will be here.
Also, Studio Ghibli seems to have another moving coming out (their site says something about 2006, so it'll probably make it to the US around 2010.)
While on the topic, I finally watch Kiki's Delivery Service and Porco Rosso. Both good movies, but I have to ask how is it possible for someone to write AMAZING movies, and then totally botch the endings? I mean, they're not totally horrible or anything (Kiki had a good ending and Porco Rosso was ok), but a couple could have had much better (and yes, they could have been MUCH MUCH worse.)
Then there's The Grave of Fireflies. An incredibly well done movie that is just plain suck. I know it was supposed to give you a glimpse of what it was like back then (or something like that), but COME ON. That movie didn't have a single good moment in it; it was all sad. Plus the fact that you start off knowing how it's going to end. It is one of the very few movies that I wish I had never watched[sad].
Also, someone needs to
Well, here's a little tidbit of information that I didn't realise (it makes sense, but I never thought about it.) While attempting to solve an issue with my design I decided I need a identifer function (identifier function as in a virtual function that each derived class overrides, returning a value that identifies it. Kind of like RTTI. Won't work though, because you can't have static virtual functions[sad].)
Anyway, you can access a null pointer's static values (using 'Pointer->', not 'ClassName::') Again, I'm probably the last person to figure this out, and it probably won't be very useful to anyone [lol].