I need to figured out what I want/have to do with University and work.. need to find a balance,
Today after chat with my Program Leader I have decided to start going forward and developing stuff that I actually will need and polish small things at the end, that’s why today I have managed to create 1024 by 1024 grid map which will be base for my 3D hight map based strategy game, decisions has been made. nothing else left than developing..
Element Covered Tonight:
- movement class
- terrain class
- grid helper
Tomorrow – Height map.
Just quick overview for end of day 7.
- Input handler gets mouse position and escape button
- Drawing 3D maya objects
- Sound player
- drawing 2D over 3d object
- Font engine – well subsystem but..
- High precision timing
- CPU usage
Still loads left to do but as for one week it is fairly enough!
Lately I have started developing Game Engine for my Game Architecture Module at University.
It is C++/DirectX (at the moment it is directX 10 with HLSL but in the future it will be kinda smart and will detect what DirectX can be lunched on PC in future maybe OpenGL as well – we’ll see.)
Target for this project is to create basic but flexible and easy to extend RTS game engine.
To present features of engine on every milestone I’ll publish release, and a code for it because I guess putting code in a post may be kinda messy. However some simple methods or smart ideas I ll post ;).
The engine is designed in a way that extending should be fairly easy.
- Starting Windows’ window
- Creation DirectX device
- Loading/Processing Vertex and Pixel shader file
- very simple camera
- very basic input handler
- model class
- simple shader debuger
- error handling
Milestone 1 (01/02/2011)
Working 3D environment – Terrain
- height map – loaded from file
- sky box
- loading object from graphics programs
Milestone 2 (01/03/2011)
- Collision Detection
- Picking elements and movement
- Basic AI
- Placing object on the map
- Simple Game Logic – building units, balance
Milestone 3 (01/04/2011)
Working Scripting System
- LUA scripting language implementation
Milestone 4 (01/05/2011)
- I bet I ll find something
- Well documentation and tutorial
This is just draft probably this days will change eventually however I will be aiming in release date which is be totally accident a day of my birthday
Today I am putting a Debug release of Engine – it is really deep alpha and it works only on pc’s with DirectX 10 or later. (Vista or 7)
Version 0.2 – this version is rendering green triangle on a screen to make that it uses shaders, basic input class manage to close program when escape button is being pressed.