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Arbalest Dev Log - 02

This is update is all about the RTS player controller I’ve been developing sprinkled with a couple camera things. So let’s get started. NOTE: My implementation is partially based on this post. Box Select The majority of the work has gone into box select for units. This requires a few steps. Differentiating between clicks and box selection. Rendering the box selection screen space UI. Querying for all units inside the box.

Arbalest Dev Log - 01

In wake of stopping work on Adrenaline, I have taken up work on a project I have codenamed Arbalest. It originally started life as an FPS I was building. As I was building an FPS, I decided it would be a wise decision to build up a library of common functionality to help with any future Unity projects. I have yet to branch that framework into it’s own repo, so everything is kind of smashed into Arbalest at the moment.

Another One Bites the Dust

Man, remember that post I made about that game I was working on? Hah. I do, and now it’s rather hilarious and embarrassing that I even posted about it at all. So, what is going on? Well, I’ve had a lot of life stuff happen this year, which has eaten a lot of time from me working on stuff. The game I was working on codenamed Adrenaline is no longer happening.

Adrenaline Dev Log - 01

While this is technically the second update for my game, the first update was really just a GIF dump. This is also pretty much going to be a GIF dump, but with some explanations. I’ve done a lot over the last few months to the game, but have been slacking a bit too much lately. My goal is to have 5 levels by next month so I can start doing some shader programming and look and feel polish.

Shibboleth Dev Log - 01

Once again, it has been several months since I’ve posted anything. I’ve decided it would be beneficial to keep a development log of what I’m working on. So, here it goes. The two main things I have been working on are re-writing the reflection system and how I handle engine modules. My goal is that when writing modules to extend the engine, I’d like as little boilerplate code as possible when hooking up the DLLs.

Project Progress

First off, I’ve begun doing a major refactor of Shibboleth. I’ve currently replaced all of my containers in Gaff with those from EASTL. I have also begun re-writing the reflection system. Hopefully this re-write will come with better functionality and simpler implementation. I have started this work in a branch, so the original code is still about if anyone is curious to run a functional, but broken version of the engine.

Not According to Plan

As per the usual, I’ve been extremely late on posting about … anything. I also completely invalidated some of my former posts. I’ve dropped working on Contrivance (the editor). This is due to a couple factors. I hate Qt. I spent 99% of my development time fighting Qt and trying to work around it than actually implementing features. Qt’s support for dockable windows is fairly non-existent. To that end, I have been attempting to integrate Nuklear and embed the tools into the engine.

Contrivance Progress

Hello again! Another update in roughly a month and a half! This time I’m talking about some of the work I’m doing with my editor, Contrivance! I’ve shifted my focus away from Shibboleth for a bit and am focusing on getting my editor up and running. I have started accruing enough data formats that it would be nice to not have to edit JSON files by hand. I am making the editor with the ever popular Qt library.

Ported to Hugo

In the process of upgrading to WordPress 4.5, WordPress broke itself. So I took this as an opportunity to port my blog over to Hugo. The only downside is that I no longer have comments. Not that anyone reads this or comments on anything I post anyways, so no big loss there. If anyone wants to comment on anything, you can just message me on Twitter. Since the entire site is now a static website, everything should load faster.

Slow Post Rate

I’ve been very slow to actually post new content to the blog, but fear not, while I may be super slow, I do not plan on abandoning the site! Some things I plan on doing … eventually: Post more about Shibboleth’s architecture. Convert blog from WordPress to a static site using Hugo! Need to figure out what solution to use for comments. So, essentially the posts become static content and the comments are dynamic.