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ParaSait

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15 April 2008 20:40 (UK time)

The original 'Rod 3D Announced' topic is getting waaay too big and thus too much waste of bandwidth when viewing it. So put all further posts for the topic here, please.


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arezey

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16 April 2008 15:26 (UK time)

We need a paging system =P

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James Bunting
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17 April 2008 15:28 (UK time)

Yes we do, that was the biggest thread ever.

Almost done with the beta, I am currently optimising the map rendering to make it actually playable on slower systems. I reckon I can really speed things up.

Think of it this way...
A 320 by 200 map has 64000 tiles. There are 4 verts for each tile roof and 4 per tile wall. If you draw a medium/large map with a few buildings by just drawing tiles you could be drawing half a million verts every frame. lol!

So my task it to cut the level up into large chunks are render just a few hundred shapes with shared verticies. Oh and of course I render all the grass in one lump, then all the brick etc so I don't change the active OpenGL texture all over the place too.

Anyway, after that I gotta sort out a couple of weapon/ammo isssues and then finish off the maps.

I got hung up over the last couple of weeks with some basic OpenGL issues with the code and adding cool stuff like mouse over "health boxes".

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DarkRain

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17 April 2008 17:32 (UK time)

That's awesome! I can't wait until the Beta testing.
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ParaSait

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17 April 2008 21:45 (UK time)

Great to hear that there are no big problems. I'm getting more impatient every day... erm no, let's say every hour =)

EDIT: By the way, what is that Youtube thingy at the bottom of every page?


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Edited: 17 April 2008 21:47


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DarkRain

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18 April 2008 08:20 (UK time)

I think it's some kind of a video advertisement.
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ParaSait

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18 April 2008 17:54 (UK time)

I still remember me having exactly the same problem when I attempted the make a tile based game. Of course, I didn't think of making a "chunking-system" like that in the tile redrawing engine so I had to cancel my whole project! Phrustrating!! I'm happy that you found a way to implement it, James. =D


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nyasudah
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19 April 2008 17:28 (UK time)

So will we get it in May?
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James Bunting
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20 April 2008 23:01 (UK time)

Yes you will.

Oh and I got a pretty busy map down to 1400 (approx) polygons including walls. Its pretty fast now.



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DarkRain

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21 April 2008 05:32 (UK time)

So in May we all will be Beta testers!
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arezey

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21 April 2008 05:33 (UK time)

That's pure awesomeness ^_^. If I said that I wouldn't wait for R3D impatiently I'd probably get flattened by a Doom tank =D

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ParaSait

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21 April 2008 17:47 (UK time)

Yay, the chunking system works! It's very noble of you to think of the people with slower computers =)


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DarkRain

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21 April 2008 19:52 (UK time)

Yes, the fact that people with slower computer will be able to play Rod3D is great.
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Canuck

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21 April 2008 22:12 (UK time)

It's great news. My computer is 8 years old.

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James Bunting
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22 April 2008 16:05 (UK time)

That could be a problem (the models use pretty modern shaders). But there is an F8 performance panel to identify the areas that need more optimisation.

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ParaSait

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02 May 2008 15:14 (UK time)

It's May. R3D should come out any moment from now on. I'll make a lot of coffee and get some biscuits, and I will keep pressing the refresh button of my browser while on jbgames.com every 20 seconds, day and night, day and night... until the download button appears =P


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DarkRain

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03 May 2008 06:23 (UK time)

I am waiting for Rod 3d impatiently too.
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Dthdealer

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03 May 2008 08:57 (UK time)

Well I'll be refreshing every 19.5 seconds :p
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"Can't you just fix-"
NO! I told you when you bought this, when it goes wrong I can't fix it. It's filled with glue. The Greek goddess of glue Araldities herself would be impressed with this.

Please stop asking me for technical support during your dreams. Can't we just tour some surreal landscapes instead?

"How do I do that?"

Count your fingers. Keep trying. Make sure there's ten.

Then summon me. I am large and covered in wires. Clouds of baking soda pour into your world and a slightly weak yellowy glow appears from the LED strips behind me.

If you can see this message then you're already part of the way there. Keep all your styles disabled and you might see the dream within.

"But there's so much javascript everywhere! I can't see you. Help! I've forgotten to count my fingers! Where do I find them?"

The LED strip behind me pops and goes out. Dark spots appear in the centre of each light. I lift my finger to my lips. The smell of tantalum capacitors fills the air.

Ssh. Don't worry about that. Behind those frameworks there's another person sleeping.

Some day the javascript will sleep too.


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ctrlfrk
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05 May 2008 10:22 (UK time)

This looks hot.
One question though... will it have multiplayer support? I quite enjoyed meteor 2 with the RTS mod, can't remember the name right now.

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ParaSait

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05 May 2008 19:47 (UK time)

Well, as it's going to be made with a heavily modded Meteor 2 engine, then it will probably have. Maybe not directly after its release but maybe in the future. Welcome to the forums, BTW.


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James Bunting
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06 May 2008 01:57 (UK time)

Eventually it will have multiplayer.

Rod3D is totally new, thousands of lines of totally new code. I pinched some sound code from M2 but thats about it.

Downlaod the beta and see for yourself.

James

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nyasudah
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06 May 2008 02:54 (UK time)

WOOT FINALLY the loong waiting is over =)=)=)
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ctrlfrk
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06 May 2008 03:34 (UK time)

What excellent timing. I will have a play when I get home!

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nyasudah
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06 May 2008 15:43 (UK time)

How can you zoom like in the leaked video? Is there a way to raise/lower the camera _during_ play in FPS mode? If these are not implemented I hope that they will.
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ParaSait

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06 May 2008 19:12 (UK time)

OMG YEAH YEAH OMGOMGOMGOMG FINALLY HAHAHAHA!!!!! You're the best James!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Downloading NOW!!!!!!! You just made my day!!!!!! (By the way, sorry for the lots of '!'s) =D =D =D


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ParaSait

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14 May 2008 12:08 (UK time)

I have a new computer. Windows Vista (d'oh!) with a NVidia GeForce 9300 Video card. Rod3D will run so much better now =P


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1up

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18 May 2008 01:38 (UK time)

i love playing it in 3d...but its kind of hard to kill the blobs...
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DarkRain

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18 May 2008 08:31 (UK time)

Blobs are the easiest monsters to kill. Laser and fire turrets are much harder.
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arezey

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18 May 2008 13:53 (UK time)

Yeah the blobs are easy, but the mega worms are interesting.. it's not just killing the worm but it also splits into about ten of the little guys splitting from it when you kill it :)

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DarkRain

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18 May 2008 17:57 (UK time)

The creation of the mega worms is a great idea. I also like the tanks a lot.
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1up

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27 May 2008 03:41 (UK time)

no no i meant its hard to aim the chainsaw and know when you are in range and aim down that low to kill the blobs without getting hit...
"...And with his fight money, he bought two of each animal on earth, then he herded them onto a boat, where he beat the crap out of every single one!*bangs grenades together*" -Team Fortress 2 Soldier
Headshot! Double Kill! Triple Kill! Overkill! killtacular! Killtastrophe! Killimanjaro! Killprocalypse!... Kil-Killionaire?! What happened to kill#9?!
"Oh shit, hes got THE HALO 1 PISTOL! RUUUUUUN!"
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DarkRain

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27 May 2008 08:47 (UK time)

Yes, it's hard to kill enemies with the chainsaw.
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ParaSait

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27 May 2008 20:33 (UK time)

I never use the chainsaw except if I'm completely out of ammo.


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ParaSait

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04 August 2008 17:25 (UK time)

So, when could we expect a new version?


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