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April 8, 2007

Technical Difficulties

There have been a few problems since the hard drive failure. The most recent of these problems is that the latest code was used in the last build was misplaced (possibly deleted). This is why it has taken so long for me to update. I was able to rewrite most of it and fix a few of the mistakes pointed out by videoguy. There are a few things to be worked out still so today's update is just a small one. WSAD controls have been fixed and I don't remember what else. Lots of the code has been changed but that isn't exactly something you can notice in-game. So, hopefully I'll have more for you soon. Enjoy the update.


April 9, 2007

What I'm doing

I think that that is a pretty good question; What am I doing? Right now I'm watching a movie while trying to fine-tune the camera so that it looks better. But, I've also been doing a lot of tests and changes and should have something to show for all this work by the end of the week. In the last update I didn't update the full download because of the new bugs that I haven't figured out yet, being a) after you login the "your connected" message won't leave and b) throwing a snowball will occasionally cause a crash (though I haven't seen this problem since yesterday). Those two bugs weren't there before the hard-drive crash so I don't know how they got there, but I'm working on it. Also, for the wsad people, I've been trying to create an activate command window type key to make that process easier, and it almost works. The only problem I'm having right now is that because of bug A that is mentioned above you can't use the chat box after you login at the moment, which is bad. So, just so everyone knows, you can use the escape key to erase whatever is typed in the chat box.
Other things I am working on; fixing up the stick figure guy, adjusting the camera as I mentioned before, fixing the sword texture, making the npcs talk, and getting that login screen to not crash. Wish me luck.


April 18, 2007

We Got Sound

I know that it's been a while since my last post, so today I have an update! I can't remember everything that I changed since I last posted but between yesterday and today I got the sound to work properly. Also, I've managed to fix the errors caused by the hard drive failure with the exception of being able to use the chat after login. As far as I can tell it's some sort of linking error so I'm still working on it. I adjusted the camera a little but realized that it won't do much good until I get the characters to not sink into the snow, but I've been a little distracted lately. I've been working on the overall code and fixing multiple problems at once which is why there has been such length between updates. Like last time I only changed alpha_update.rar because of a few issues but I think I'll have another update tomorrow which makes this kind of pointless (since I'll probably update again tomorrow before anyone reads this). Despite this fact I thought that I should still at least update this site. So enjoy the update! I'll post again tomorrow.


April 19, 2007

Another Day

So I failed on the update for today but it was caused by an absence of work, ironically. Today I uncovered an old scanner that I had never gotten to work and decided to fix it. So, I spent most of the day figuring out that I needed to use a Windows 98 box because the drivers were so old and then I spent a lot of time scanning in different things. Taking a brief look at the code right now shows me that I need to rewrite a few switch statements and comment out some other code to fix the chat box issue. For the waist deep in snow problem I need to adjust how the skeleton is loaded and to fix the shadow problem I just need to cast the shadows individually instead of trying to set them for the characters and swords as a whole. Now that I finished the sound implementation I can use that voice-over-ip stuff that's been sitting in the corner of my desktop as well as add sound effects. So, now that I know what I'm doing again I'll have another update by saturday (because I can't guarantee that I'll do much work tomorrow). Until next time.


April 20, 2007

Bad news

windows died on me Today. this computer have no keyboard. I'll post again tomorrow.


April 21, 2007

Recovery Status

Good news; I was able to get windows to work again without killing anything.
Bad news; I had to disconnect one of the hard drives for windows to be happy again.
Now, there isn't anything actually wrong with that hard drive, it's just that windows doesn't want me to be able to use it for some reason (this is the same hard drive that windows had beef with last time). That being said I found out that the shadows problem wasn't actually from the code but rather from how I exported the character. That would normally be an easy thing to replace but 3dsmax needs to be reinstalled and the installer in on that disconnected hard drive, lucky me. So I'll try to do that later (I don't want windows to crash for at least a few more hours). I think I have the chat box under control again, so I'll work on the Voip and the sinking issues. Until next time.


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