Category Archives: Coding

Cause And Effect

So, I finished up the changes to my effects code… although it remains to plug it in and integrate it with the main code base! I thought I would take this opportunity to show what was done and why… Effects … Continue reading

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Elevated Expectations

And back to CRPG stuff… I was at a remote forested area which had a beautiful viewpoint from a forested hill of a waterfall across from it. I realized such an awesome view would be impossible to do in my … Continue reading

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Animated Changes

I’m still working on content changes right now… graphics, sound effects, actual FX for all the spells… a lot of work to do before I go back to coding up things. One aside was to update my animation code. I’ve … Continue reading

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Tactical Position

It was a bit more work than expected, but battlemaps are now loading dynamically AND units are being placed dynamically as well. The main problem I encountered was that my trigonometric functions were, well, not working right. I dug around … Continue reading

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Battlemap Rebuild

As I continue working on the combat engine, finishing up other portions of “temporary” code has come up. One particular one is the use of battlemaps. Most of the 2D CRPG tactical combat games feature some kind of varied terrain … Continue reading

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Ready, Aim, Fire!

┬áReal life has been super busy and complicated lately, but I found some time to hammer out and get the ranged combat system fully functional. The big addition was adding sprite movement to the FX engine. I wrote up a … Continue reading

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Debug Blues

Debugging the combat engine continues… it is really good to do so, though, since now it’s actually working and the bugs aren’t completely derailing it. Well, most of the time. A simple register shift being one off caused all the … Continue reading

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Premature Exultation

Ha ha! I got the FX to work! And it is beautiful… Well, it WAS beautiful, until I discovered a horde of bugs around it, such as: Monster graphics are correct, but once in awhile the wrong file loads for … Continue reading

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Bug Extermination

Okay, I spent several hours on code fixing, building, re-building, file editing, spreadsheet updates… all aimed at getting the game back on a (sort of) running basis. I also thought some new screenshots would be nice to splash around the … Continue reading

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A Static Situation

So, I’ve done a further bit of change to how weapons and armor work… now all base types (sword, dagger, leather armor, etc.) have fixed amounts for ALL statistics, read from CPU memory. (I could push it out to disk … Continue reading

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