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Re: DIS Blog

Post by TheBigCheese » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:44 pm

Yeah, screenshots and a description of the game itself (similar to how Wolfire posts an Overgrowth summary with every alpha) for those who have not followed the blog.

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Re: DIS Blog

Post by Jookia » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:03 pm

Right now it's just an ASCII menu because only 2 people work on it and whatnot.

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Re: DIS Blog

Post by Blorx » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:16 pm

Eh...I don't think you're getting the point... :|

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Re: DIS Blog

Post by Jookia » Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:40 am

You mean the big plan for it? Sorry, English isn't my main language.

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Re: DIS Blog

Post by zoidberg rules » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:54 pm

no i think he means that we want screen shots of all developmental stages, so that people like me who only check development blogs every now and then can see where you are in the project

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Re: DIS Blog

Post by Jookia » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:57 pm

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Re: DIS Blog

Post by TheBigCheese » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:37 pm

Dwarf Fortress influences much? :P

Good start, though in my opinion, I would start with gameplay or features in general and then work on the menu once you have a need for it.

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Re: DIS Blog

Post by Blorx » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:59 pm

TheBigCheese wrote:Dwarf Fortress influences much? :P
No, just text based RPG influences. Even Angband, Akalabeth and the earlier Ultima games started in that way, or some way very similar to it.
TheBigCheese wrote:Good start, though in my opinion, I would start with gameplay or features in general and then work on the menu once you have a need for it.
It's debatable. Menus are relatively simple and you can easily check to make sure your application will run by creating one. Also, seeing as it has an online component, it could be beneficial to do some sort of menu first, as getting to the gameplay could be rather difficult without it. :wink:

Also, I'd like to ask, what language is this done in?

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Re: DIS Blog

Post by TheBigCheese » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:12 pm

Blorx wrote:No, just text based RPG influences. Even Angband, Akalabeth and the earlier Ultima games started in that way, or some way very similar to it.
I meant the references to Toady and Scamps. http://df.magmawiki.com/index.php/Scamps :)

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Re: DIS Blog

Post by Blorx » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:14 pm

Ah, lol. I totally missed that. :lol:

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Re: DIS Blog

Post by Jookia » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:33 pm

The menu is pretty much first because I need to get window on the screen, OpenGL running, keyboard input and a basic state system that's usable enough to be able to manage a workflow.

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Running in WINE from 20/12/09. That was my first test for keyboard and getting stuff running. It also had the problem of mapping tiles to characters so drawText() would work.

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Above is an old render layout, below is the current one.

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It's just a huge testing ground to get things to work instead of having to scrap stuff halfway through.

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