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Fateless Got New Levels, Goes Desktop-Only For Now

VoxycDev

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I finally found a voxel size for Fateless levels that is just small enough to produce interesting results, but large enough to keep level production at a good pace and still make decent-size maps. It's exactly double the voxel size that I started with in the beginning and exactly half what I was doing lately. The new standard map size is four chunks of 32x32x32 (so, 64x64x32). As you can see, it allows for town-like settings with a few buildings, created in a day or two (granted, requiring high inspiration). Unfortunately this new format is too heavy for mobile until I optimize my engine, so I'm only going to be producing desktop builds of Fateless for a while. Besides, I find that the game is much more fun on desktop than it is on mobile, and the players seem to think the same, so far. I am yet to get a negative review or rating on the desktop version (not saying it won't happen).

I released two new levels created with the new method, one of which is featured in the video and screenshots below. They are the new "Episode 1" (I changed the episode numbers to put the latest and best content at the beginning of the game). You may notice that one block goes right up to the player's chin, so you can still aim over it. This is also generally convenient for making things that you can look over. The standard door height is two blocks tall, one block wide. The standard windows can be about 2-3 blocks high and come out looking pretty cool on buildings. These are pretty realistic and practical dimensions and it's nice to be able to make them quickly out of cubes.

Fateless for Windows on Itch.io
Fateless for Windows on GameJolt
Fateless for Windows (non-installing ZIP)

Steam release date is: Nov 28, 2019
Steam Page Link

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I checked out the latest video you have. It seems turning speed is too slow. Also it seems like turning and strafing at the same time is difficult or impossible.

I wanted to try the game but .msi is a no go. (that's not just me either) Can you release a non-installing zip file?

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I'm playing with a controller, so the feel of the video may be unfamiliar to you. Strafing and turning works just fine. What is the problem with .MSI? OK, I will consider releasing a .ZIP. Regardless, It's coming out on Steam on the 28th so it should be easier for everyone then.

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1 hour ago, fleabay said:

Can you release a non-installing zip file?

Here it is. Thank you for the suggestion. By the way, it's Windows 10 only.

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40 minutes ago, VoxycDev said:

it's Windows 10 only.

It plays fine on Windows 7. :)

Is Alt-F4 the only way to exit?

Imma gonna hack me some LUA files later. Maybe there is a way I can increase mouse look speed in the LUA?

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1 minute ago, fleabay said:

It plays fine on Windows 7. :)

Is Alt-F4 the only way to exit?

Imma gonna hack me some LUA files later. Maybe there is a way I can increase mouse look speed in the LUA?

Wow, really? Windows 7 was not tested. That is cool, thank you.

Oops! Yes, so far. This is a holdover from mobile. Will add exit option ASAP.

Cool! Oh man, unfortunately all input is done in C++ and Lua does not touch it at all. Will add sensitivity options ASAP.

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22 hours ago, fleabay said:

Maybe there is a way I can increase mouse look speed in the LUA?

I upped the hardcoded mouse multiplier from 0.025 to 0.03 and re-uploaded the ZIP build. Maybe it's a little better now. I also fixed a bug with monsters getting stuck around protruding corners and posted a new release everywhere.

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25 minutes ago, VoxycDev said:

I upped the hardcoded mouse multiplier from 0.025 to 0.03

I'll check it out tonight but unless I can get around 5x the mouse look speed then it's still going to feel wrong.

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On 11/10/2019 at 4:14 PM, VoxycDev said:

Maybe it's a little better now.

It's better, still a little slow for my liking.

I choose EP 1 and went thru 2 portals and got a congrats screen. After exiting that screen I was back at the choose EP screen but my mouse pointer was gone. I clicked around and it didn't register either. Maybe the mouse pointer is turned off for the game and not turned back on for the menu?

Good progress in the last few months. Where is the feature roadmap? :)

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@fleabay, noted about the disappearing mouse. Will try to reproduce (keys should still work though). Thank you. It's really hard to say what is next; there is a mountain of work and I'm really still hoping to somehow find a way to share code with someone for mutual benefit / increased speed of development.

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