Wednesday, November 03, 2004

I've got to the metamap. To allow continous scrolling.
Because of 3D graphics, the implementation is different than last time :(
It's been a bit of a wall and I've had a few other distractions (aquiring a girlfriend : ( ) come up that have caused stalling.
Though there was progress last night and this morning. I'm confident if I get time today then it should start going swimmingly by the end of the day.

I think the main problem was having two different finishing lines - one for tutorials, one for my game. At the end of the tutorial one I felt like looking back and reviewing my code and working hard on the ground work for the next stage. But I had to get metamap working for the first stage of my game to be considered complete.

That's what I'm working on now.

I'd say the priorities next and sorting out my loading / saving stuff. It looks like an elegant implementation but it doesn't suit my needs so it's been corrupted and messed with so that it's confusing and unpleseant :(

So that's where I am now.

Also I need to review my tutorials but it tells you in very basic terms how to get a 2D RPG game up and running in C#. (mainly a walking demo with collisions and saving and loading). It needs some major proof reading - just to make the sentences make sense! But I think it would be very helpful to people starting out and knowing what they to make but not any idea where to start. I need a place to host it though :(

If I had a permenant internet connection I could spend my time looking to buy some domain and space stuff but as it's limited. I've tended not to do this.
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