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1  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Dropping tiles on: 2016-03-01 03:01:42

heres a good link about water with some more in depth links at the bottom.
2  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Box2dlights on: 2016-02-18 01:53:07

I think this contains sufficient information to work out how to do it. I havnt seen anything illustrating how to implement or optimize it with regard to how to update things when a light or block is moved/added/removed.. but each block has a light value associated with it, which is only updated when something changes, so you dont have to calculate the lighting every frame.

the light in minecraft doesnt go through solid blocks, so you would have to allow for that by making solid blocks decrease light level more quickly than empty blocks, but not block it completely.
3  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Box2dlights on: 2016-02-17 21:23:31
That video kinda looks like how minecraft lighting works, there are several explanations around which I can't find right now. It would just need modifying so that walls dont entirely block all light.
4  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What's your "game dev dream" on: 2016-02-09 06:57:03
@CommanderKeith that looks really cool, you could even procedurally generate and animate the plants, and probably other scenery too.
5  Java Game APIs & Engines / Engines, Libraries and Tools / Re: Looking For Console API/Library on: 2015-12-04 03:12:05
Sounds like SquidLib might be what you're looking for.
6  Game Development / Game Play & Game Design / Re: The background and the tiles are indistinguishable on: 2015-10-15 03:51:12
Another option is to uniformly make the backgrounds dark and foregrounds light, or vice versa. That way theres a good chance that they will always be distinguishable.
7  Game Development / Game Play & Game Design / Re: The background and the tiles are indistinguishable on: 2015-10-15 03:42:09
Give the tiles more well defined edges with good contrast of brightness. Perhaps lower the color saturation of the background and raise the saturation of the foreground. Having highly detailed backgrounds naturally makes them stand out, when you really want them to not constantly grab the attention.
8  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Why are voxels everywhere!? on: 2015-10-07 04:50:40
Voxels don't need to be boring cubes.. theres a project under development called "Voxel Farm" which looks very interesting, lots of videos of it on YouTube.
9  Games Center / WIP games, tools & toy projects / Mud Mines on: 2015-09-21 00:59:00
Here's a prototype I've been working on for the last few months so far you can walk around exploring and finding items which are generally used for wrecking the map. I'm thinking about changing the scenario and aim of the game since it has changed quite a bit from the initial idea. Any comments would be appreciated.
You can press F1 to toggle full screen.

Edit: fixed broken download file.
10  Games Center / WIP games, tools & toy projects / Re: One-D World on: 2015-09-14 02:06:57
I tried doing some more work on this game to make it look better, it has some potential I think.. but looking at those stripes for 5 hours straight gave me a terrible headache so I decided to call it quits.
11  Games Center / WIP games, tools & toy projects / One-D World on: 2015-09-01 10:23:17
Heres a crazy prototype that I whipped up this afternoon. It's a 2d platform game as seen through the view point of the character - a 1 dimensional ray caster. It needs more work but its possible and challenging to navigate to the end. It almost feels 3d since it has perspective.

12  Game Development / Game Play & Game Design / Re: Game Ideas on: 2015-08-31 07:06:20
I like the idea of a "deep time" game where your practically immortal character travels around the galaxy at sub-light speed. It may take thousands of years to travel between different locations so the consequences of your actions would play out very differently from how they do in a short time frame game. When you arrive at a destination, you might not even find what you expected since you departed centuries ago. Some quite high level strategic thinking could result.
13  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-08-14 03:19:02
Been working on a new project for a few weeks based off of code from previous projects. Its cool to get to the point of being able to create lots of items and interactions rather than getting held up on trying to perfect the rendering system.

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14  Games Center / WIP games, tools & toy projects / Cosmic Menace on: 2015-06-18 14:15:29
Cosmic Menace is a Roguelike / space sim game in development. There are a limited number of things to interact with yet but eventually there will be a variety of items and equipment to tinker with, research and blow up as you collect resources, construct your ship, and explore procedurally generated alien planets.

Version 0.03 demo is now available with 4 hand made planets to explore: Large habitable planet, Small moon, Small forest planet and Park City Colony.
Please note that the gui is non-functional until after I implement the item system in the next version.

15  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-06-10 11:44:17
Added a fun new feature to Cosmic Menace.. if you fall too far off a building or ledge you can injure yourself

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16  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: [libgdx] Drawing gradient with vertices producing diagonal line artefact on: 2015-04-25 06:26:19
If you zoom in close on your rainbow square, it appears the diagonal lines are the result of many horizontal and vertical bands meeting and forming 'arrows' all pointing toward the center of the texture. Dithering/adding noise to the texture helps a little. The shadows under the terrain look initially acceptable, if you're using this for colored lighting - the artifact might not be much of a problem because lights with that much color variance likely wont be right next to each other very often. Also, once the lights are overlayed onto proper tile textures rather than green and brown squares it will be less noticeable.
17  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: [libgdx] Drawing gradient with vertices producing diagonal line artefact on: 2015-04-25 03:09:57
Seems to be because your square is made of 2 triangles. One is red white and blue, the other is blue green and red. There's no mixing happening between the green and white. You could try getting it to draw as 4 triangles instead, each taking one side of the square with an additional vertex in the center of the square. The center vertex would probably be colored as the average color of the 4 corners.
18  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Questions about creating a level editor. on: 2015-04-05 23:34:00
You possibly don't need a stand alone map creator. I find it easiest to code level editors into the game. The level editor is basically exactly the same as the game, except that it doesn't update the game logic and you can place objects with the mouse. It will probably need extra gui elements for selecting and altering things. Just build it up step by step, it doesn't need to be able to load/save everything right from the start. Saving the map is a good starting point, just loop through the map and write something to a file describing each tile. There are several different ways of writing data to files and making your own file format is as simple as just ordering your data however makes sense to you and your levels. An advantage of a built in editor is that it grows as the game grows, so you don't have 2 separate projects to maintain.
19  Games Center / WIP games, tools & toy projects / Re: Imp City, build an underground empire on: 2015-03-26 00:51:18
I think one solution is to make the starting area quite simple and hard to break, so the player can mess around with the elements which are present and learn them that way. If there are too many game elements present right from the start, it can be hard to work out how they interact with each other. But at the same time, it must not be too slow to progress, or the people who work it out quickly will get bored. Personally I never read documentation, and I think many other people don't either, but theres nothing worse than boring tutorials which give you a long boring list of tasks to complete in order to graduate. Messing around and learning is often half the fun, the trick is to try to keep it so that there arent lots of obscure things which are hard/unintuitive to discover.
20  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-03-22 10:55:18
The Cosmic Menace crew was attacked by ruthless aliens, they were so terrified that they couldn't even fight back. Turn the sound on for maximum punching sound effects.

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21  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-03-16 10:23:27
Today I made a teleporter system Cheesy
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22  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-03-15 02:33:09
Are you actually rendering those or are you pulling some LOD magic?  Grin

Straight rendering sprites, there are only 300 of them. The only magic trick is that they get replaced with a plain white circle as the camera zooms out because they are too hard to see otherwise. Wait till I add a fake rotation effect and atmosphere to the planets Wink
23  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-03-15 00:26:25
Joined in the fun making random galaxies. I'm not trying hard to model a real galaxy, just making interesting places for mission locations.
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24  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-03-13 11:59:24
Finally finished animating female crew members! Some of them need touch ups but I've already spent more days than I wanted to doing this for now.
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25  Game Development / Game Play & Game Design / Re: Tile Textures on: 2015-03-11 08:33:25
I have made a class called TileTextureSet. It is able to create a set of texture regions from a single image and store them in an array. I store an array of tile texture sets such as:
TileTextureSet[] floorsTTS;
floorsTTS = new TileTextureSet[2];
floorsTTS[0].frames = TileTextureSet.makeFrames(blahBlah...);
floorsTTS[1].frames = TileTextureSet.makeFrames(blahBlah...);

My tile class has:
int type, frame;

Now whenever I draw a tile i do something like:

batch.draw(floorsTTS[thisTile.type].frames[thisTile.frame], xPos, yPos);

It's a convenient way to store all your tiles in one place, and easy to set tiles. Just set their type and frame whenever you want. There's probably better ways to do it but using some constants to define the tile types and key frames is rather simple.
26  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-03-06 01:20:41
What happens if two guys try to occupy the same bath tube?  Shocked

Well until i fixed it just now.. the original occupant would mysteriously vanish lol.
27  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-03-05 22:24:04
Space Ship Hygiene Simulator 2057

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28  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-03-04 09:40:20
Started adding in equipment and I had to steal the pipes n wires graphics from my other project. Next up I really need to add proper path finding so the guys can get tired from walking around and make proper use of the beds.
29  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-02-27 11:59:00
Here's a nasty [5mb] gif of my 2 new characters, the Miner and the HazMat guy. They can also now be ordered where to walk, although their path finding is not much more than walking in a straight line toward the target yet. Also I finally got rid of my old home made camera variables and started using the proper LibGDX camera which can zoom, much better Cheesy

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30  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-02-23 12:33:44
I upgraded my tile graphics again for a more solid feeling. Started documenting plans for the finer details of how the game will work.
And setup an awful website describing the project:

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