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Shining Online - Screens and updates [Updated November 24th, 2017]   (Read 38362 times)
Old Post April 14, 2010, 08:52:46 pm
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Old Post July 24, 2010, 03:41:46 pm
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Re: Shining Online - Screens and updates [Updated April 14th]
The last few months have been busy moving house and whatever. I've been working on the entity system. So far it's working pretty good, but there's still a way to go. It's made adding new items much, much easier. For example, the Wooden Sword entry looks like this (for now):

Code:
/**
 * A simple wooden sword.
 */
[t:template,n:weapon_wooden_sword] {

doc = "Wooden Sword";
specializes = base_weapon;

equipment:attack = 3

[item]
{
display_name = "Wooden Sword";
icon = "demo_5.icons.weapons.wooden_sword";
description = "The most basic kind of sword.";
base_price = 75;
}


}

I expect it to change again before release, but for now it's actually working. Shocking Cheesy


Old Post July 26, 2010, 06:48:47 am
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I like it Smiley

I don't really understand "doc" competing with item.display_name ?
also specializes?

It will be really handy when you want to add that one weapon quality like.. "silver", for killing werewolves Wink

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Old Post July 26, 2010, 01:30:26 pm
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Re: Shining Online - Screens and updates [Updated April 14th]
"doc" is an internal field that all templates have, and it only shows up for debugging and editing tools. "specializes" specifies a parent template. Here's the base_weapon template:

Code:
[t:template,n:base_weapon]
{
specializes = base_item;
doc = "Base template for weapons";

item:rarity = rarity_common;
item:can_equip = true;
item:equip_slot = slot_weapon;
}

It just means you can set default values further up the template tree. It's still changing a lot at the moment, but it's made creating test data much easier.


Old Post July 29, 2010, 07:21:34 pm
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Re: Shining Online - Screens and updates [Updated April 14th]
Just a few more pictures, nothing major. The first is the updated "story select" screen. I'm still not happy about how it looks, but it does the trick for now. I think it's the font that bugs me, but that can be fixed.

The second shot should need no introduction Wink There's animation when the menu appears, but no sound yet (sound usually comes last as I get sick of hearing it).

Development wise things are going slowly but surely. I really wanted to have animated sprites running around, but that will probably come much later. I think the next step is to get player stats working and then some better map interaction. Lots to do Sad

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Old Post July 29, 2010, 09:51:56 pm
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mmm yum, updates!

Looks good and can't wait to see more Smiley

So have you figured out whether it's all going to be "built" with the game creation tools you're building to help out, or whether there's still portions of the game that will be hardcoded in?

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Old Post February 15, 2011, 03:10:56 pm
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So have you figured out whether it's all going to be "built" with the game creation tools you're building to help out, or whether there's still portions of the game that will be hardcoded in?

There's still a lot of stuff hardcoded, but I'm removing it as I go along. The end goal is to have the "game" be more of a wrapper, and to make things like fonts and windows totally customisable. The priority is to actually get something playable first though Wink

Last night I added some basic animation to the main player sprite, so it's starting to look a little more like a game now. Next on the agenda is an NPC, and then on to map events. Lucky me Cheesy


Old Post February 16, 2011, 05:30:55 am
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great!  Yeah animation is something else isn't it.  I was looking at that project on the front page, the 3d remake.  They seem to have too many artists and not enough coders.
Entirely the opposite of around here Wink

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Old Post February 16, 2011, 04:08:02 pm
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Re: Shining Online - Screens and updates [Updated April 14th]
I think it's because seeing the art is far more exciting than wading through Yet Another Database System. I did manage to get some walking animations running last night, so if I get time I want an NPC or two walking around by the end of the weekend. Maybe even a text box if I feel brave Shocked


Old Post February 19, 2011, 05:29:59 pm
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Scripting is now up and running, and as things stand the app can run a script when the level starts and ends. The next task is to add scripts to an entity and make something interactive. Seems the approach of little and often is helping. There's still lots to do, but even these little bits of progress are helping to keep me motivated.


Old Post February 20, 2011, 07:40:23 pm
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Nice Smiley

I did a double take on "get some walking animations running" lol.

woop woop with scripting Smiley

Hey here's a question for you:
I know with devlyns programming we said a level could be walkabout or battle.  Is that the same with you or are you treating levels differently?

~Elvenfyre


Old Post February 21, 2011, 12:24:34 am
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Yep, that's pretty much how I'll be handling levels. The game engine is basically a stack of screen objects that handle specialist logic. This makes it easier to have things like pop up menus and battle animations.

At the moment there's a screen for the title, one for the credits, and then there's a BattleScreen and TownScreen class. All of these handle their own input, updates and rendering. So far it's working pretty well.


Old Post March 10, 2011, 09:20:03 pm
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Sweet, so you got any more screenshots for my saliva glands?

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Old Post April 29, 2011, 10:21:45 pm
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Going to start a revolt if I don't see more screenies Smiley

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Old Post May 02, 2011, 10:46:56 am
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I will post some screenshots sometime this week, lest I be smeared with the butter of a thousand peanuts.


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