Thursday, July 31, 2008

Moving finished!

And I also got the map maker to select, write tiles, erase tiles, and even give two layers of tiles for that extra level of detail!

Internet still a little wonky in the new place, so a short post.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Still alive, just exhausted.

I'm moving next week and I only have the evenings to pack everything up and move. Hopefully it'll all go smoothly but work on the game is pretty slow this week.

However, I did make it so that the map maker will load up a texture map, chop it up and show the different tiles in a part of the map maker. Next up is being able to select them and write them in the map maker. Then making all new location and walking boundaries.

And sorry for not posting on time. I totally spaced it.


Thursday, July 17, 2008

Back when the map-maker was finished...

A while back I finished making the map maker. It's nice and easy to use, though it does require the user to draw a map with an art program to really get use out of it. Then I found a library to use for making games. (I'm using XNA, which means that it could possibly be ported to the Xbox360's live service.)

Anyways, I got some programming done with XNA and set up a small character that could move around and have a scrolling background. This was enough for me to figure out how to make the map work and scroll correctly, but it turns out that chunking up the map is the best way to make it work.

So before I can get the map working, I need to completely rewrite the map maker. But I think it will be better than before, since it will be possible for people to just use tiles that have already been made to make new maps.


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Just so you know...

I am still drawing pictures, I got four more drawn last weekend. I'm not looking for any help, it's just gonna take some time to do them all, but I appreciate how people are giving encouragement and showing at least a pint of interest in what we're doing.


Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ummm . . . j/k?

Yeah, I decided to just go ahead and work on Darkened Dreams instead of the book. Right now I'm working on finding a good library to work with so I don't have to write anything from scratch. Walking on a map, here I come!


Friday, July 4, 2008

Back Burner Time

As it turns out having two major projects at the same time is not a good idea. I'm going to put Darkened Dreams 2 on hold until I finish chapter 8 of my textbook. When I finish chapter 8, the textbook will go on the back burner until DD2 is finished. I finished chapter 4 last week and am currently studying up on things that I'm going to put in chapter 5. Chapters 5 and 8 should be the hardest. I'm planning on it taking about two months from now.

Sorry for putting DD2 on the back burner, but in the long run this will make it possible to finish it much quicker.