Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Linux ?

Using Eclipse I managed to compile and run the game on Ubuntu/Linux inside VirtualBox. I have little experience using Eclipse, virtual machines and not to mention Linux, but it works more or less.

There are some problems:

- I can't load shaders and make FBOs, but that is probably because in VirtualBox I can only get OpenGL 2.1.
- FMOD doesn't work in the game and even the examples provided with the API don't work. It plays a sound for only one frame and turns it off. It could be a problem with the library, the way I installed the library, or the audio drivers in VirtualBox.
- Game crashes randomly.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Random #5

Few days ago I realized the engine has, more or less, all the features I wanted to make when I first started working on it. Many things are still duct taped together, but the final polish should come while working on a bigger project. So, what I am doing now is remaking Quake 2D in the new engine.

That was the plan all along, but it took a while to make all the necessary entities and features that an actual game could be even considered. From spawners to dynamic lights, the usability of all entities will be tested in real life/game scenario and revised as needed.

There's not much new stuff I need to code from ground up. Enemy AI is basically all that is left, because it is game specific. AI in the original was very simple, and wont be a problem to remake, but eventually I would like to make it more advanced, like the whole remake.