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  1. I'm not 100% sure about how you're doing things, but it looks like you might not be updating the position properly. Here is some semi-pseudo code that roughly explains how it all fits together: // player info Vector2 currentPosition = position of the player object at the start of the frame Vector2 newPosition = where the player is trying to move to during this frame Vector2 boxSize = the size of the player // collider info Vector2 colliderPosition = position of the static object Vector2 colliderSize = size of the static object for each frame { Vector2 velocity = newPosition - currentPosition; float t = SweptAABB(currentPosition, boxSize, velocity, colliderPosition, colliderSize); currentPosition = Lerp(currentPosition, currentPosition + velocity, t); }
  2. Epistory is now out on Steam!

    I just saw this on steam and thought "Hey, this looks familiar..." Congrats on finally getting to release!
  3. Critique my JRPG Graphics

    I'm not much of an artist, but it's seems decent overall. I especially like the characters. My main criticism would be: The trees are clearly copy-and-pasted. There needs to be more variation. The rock/stone in the center seems to be too smooth. I feel as though it should be more rough. The windows on the house seem too small and lacking detail. But I guess it depends what you're aiming for. I can't seem to figure out what the house roof is made of. Wood? It needs to have more texture. It might be better to have separate tile sets for short grass and long grass. This would help make the grass more dense without copying that same grass sprite all over. Hope it helps!
  4. If an RPG falls in a forest, but the trees suck, does anyone care?

    I think it looks significantly better. If you want the forest to feel more dense, I'd make the trees 1/3 trunk, 2/3 leaves. But that might make it harder to see the player or whatever is happening on the ground.
  5. The Poor Man's Postmortem - Lemma

    Congrats on making a nice chunk of cash!   I'm curious though, do you consider this a success? Are you planning on making another game?   I lost a little faith in the industry after reading the refund reasons and the piracy rate:(
  6. Landmarks

    Personally, I find things like an ordinary throne in a castle not very landmark-ey. A landmark should be something that really stands out and might even be a bit odd. It really depends on the universe you're creating, but try making things more unexpected and weird. Because if the player stops and thinks "What the hell is that?" or "Hey I wasn't expecting that here" then that will immediately become a landmark for them.   So if you were to have a throne, make sure it's in a big grand throne room which is much larger than all of the other rooms where the throne over-arches everything else and has high-contrasting colors.   Just my 2c
  7. Assimp .NET installing

    Yeah, that was it. Thanks!
  8. Assimp .NET installing

    Ok, now I've got another error    When I create a new AssimpContext, an exception is thrown claiming   I thought maybe I don't have the DLL in the right place, but the exception is being thrown inside the DLL. Any ideas?
  9. Assimp .NET installing

    Thanks, JayPhi!   It turns out I was downloading the wrong one. Worked pretty smoothly.
  10. Assimp .NET installing

    I'm trying to compile Assimp 3.1.1 for C# but I'm not having much luck I've tried downloading the windows binaries as well as the source code. When I try to compile the source (at \port\Assimp.NET\) with Visual Studio 2013, I get an error saying:     If I upgrade the solution, the upgrade fails.   I'm curious if anyone has gotten it to work? Or is there an alternative library for loading models that I haven't heard of?   Cheers.
  11. I'm loving the silhouettes.   Out of curiosity, how long does it usually take you to make a single model? I'm doing the same sort of thing right now, but at snail-pace.
  12. There are other ways to split up the components, but I think in most cases it would just make things more complicated. It is very common to see this design and I think it's probably a good way to go about it. Code is all about encapsulating potentially-duplicated code. The point of the component pattern is to make is easily plug in and out-able. I can't imagine doing it any other way, but maybe there are better alternatives.   I can't really give you any examples. You should set out to make something, like having a walking character with a following camera. This usually works for me.
  13. I disagree with most of your points.   Unity's documentation isn't perfect, but its better than most of the stuff I've had to deal with in the past. The documentation usually tells you if something is going to negatively impact performance in a significant way. But it is hard to measure these things when so many people use them so many different ways. Unity Pro comes with a profiler which can be used to test the performance of things, if you want to go that route. Performance wise, the component architecture allows you to get rid of all of the crap you don't need, so it is usually fast enough for the vast majority of people's needs. You are right that data and logic aren't strictly separated. Unity's workflow often puts data in a file or in the scene, but it isn't so much tied directly to the code. I don't think that the easy stuff is harder (I've found that some other engines do it much worse). But, for 2D, I may agree with you. Unity was originally designed as a 3D engine and then 2D was sort of an afterthought. Having said that, some of the 2D tools are great to work with, but some of the 3D things may get in the way. You generally want to avoid highly coupled components, but sometimes it is unavoidable. If you want to get a better feel in how to make more generic-use components, check out some of the stuff on the asset store and look into how they are designed. You can't really learn how to design something for a new application in a single sitting; it requires playing around with other people's stuff first to see how they tackled various problems.   It really comes down to what sort of game you want to make. In terms of performance, Unity should not be a problem with 2D (unless you are doing some seriously niche graphics processing). I'd spend less time worrying about performance and more time trying to find tools that are in you price range and work well with your workflow.   Btw Libgdx, SDL and XNA are all APIs, not engines. They will give you much more flexibility, but will take a lot more time to learn and get anything finished. If you're absolutely set on not using Unity, some alternatives are Cocos2D, GameMaker, Love, Torque, Godot, RPG Maker, the list goes on and on.