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Powersoft
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Posted: 13th Aug 2004 16:29 Edited at: 16th Aug 2004 02:16
Scorched Turf

by N30FI5H + Powersoft


N30F15H and I have decided to create a DarkBASIC Professional game based on Scorched Earth for the latest competion at The Game Creators.

The main idea is that there are two or more neighbours that absolutly hate each other, even enough to start attacking each other. You have to use insane objects such as the BBQ, the kitchen sink or even your wife! Eventually the game will allow upto 4 players but primarily 2 for the TGC compo. Scorched Turf will also be in full 3D allowing cool camera shots of projectiles flying towards the enemy.

This is at the moment in early stages of developmentand th visuals are to be improved

So far there has been progress. We have the basis of a control system and a small piece of code that launches a ball into the air. You can download the current EXEs below

The projectile engine...


The game so far...


The controls...


We would like to here any comments you have about the game so far but as we have said it is still in early stages of development


Thank you
N30F15H + Powersoft

Please visit the main website....
http://www.pulse.dbspot.com/new%20site/index.php?a=wip

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Posted: 13th Aug 2004 17:09
Please dont try and download yet... they need to be fixed.


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Posted: 13th Aug 2004 19:23
sounds like a very interesting idea... but I think it's a little early for a demo. perhaps once you get the basic engine ready you can post a demo for us to try out?

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Posted: 13th Aug 2004 21:43
Yes. We had something working but we had a problem... Hopefully something later but cant promise anything as of yet. The engine is working but not eye candy at the moment...


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Posted: 15th Aug 2004 04:05 Edited at: 15th Aug 2004 04:06
UPDATE: 14 / 08 /'04

Work Done>> Today has been spent analysing the firing system. We have made the camera now follow the bullet but that needs refining. We have also fixed a problem with the camera "zooming on" when you fire. Both players can now fire, but only one at once... this is a problem if we are to keep to our orginal idea of "Race to kill your neighbour".

To-do>> Well the priority is to fix what problems we have at the moment and then improve working ones... Hopefuly we should have a download of a working basic engine sometime tomorrow or Monday.

If there is any comments you have please feel free to post them.


Cheers,

Powersoft and N30F15H


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Don Malone
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Posted: 15th Aug 2004 11:46
I'm loving the concept powersoft. That is an interesting take on a remake of Scorched earth that I never would have thought of.

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Can't wait to see some screen shots.
Good luck in the Compo.

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UPDATE: 15 / 08 / 04

Work Done>> Good News today. We figured out why te bullet was apparently coming out of the back of the player. In fact it wasnt but was just the camera orientation which made it appear so. Today we have also been working on speed increases as we think that will help with the testing of the engine. The camera position has now been changed when you fire so that it follows the bullet. Some new screenshots have been posted as you can see on the first post

To-do>> Ideally we will want to have a demo by tomorrow however if its not ready we wont release one. The engine still needs ironing out though. That is going to be our main priority.


If there is any comments you have please feel free to post them.


Cheers,

Powersoft and N30F15H


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Posted: 16th Aug 2004 08:22
lol interesting project title

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UPDATE: 16 / 08 / 04

Work Done>> Not been a very productive day today. Yesterdays breakthrough with the camera has taken up all the day. The problem has been narrowed down to a section of code however we are unsure what is the problem.


To-do>> If we can get the camera setup right and working a demo will be available tonight. However no promises.

Sorry for this slow progress as i know some people are looking forward to it but we cant do anything till we get this sorted.

If there is any comments you have please feel free to post them.


Cheers,

Powersoft and N30F15H


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if you need any help i have DBPro and i could try to help you...

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No update today as i havent been at my Computer...

Nothings changed since yesterday... im just trying to think what might be going wrong... need N30F15H to come back soon really...


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UPDATE 18 / 8 / 04

Decided that the best way to solve the problems would be to rewrite the entire engine... Im currently working on the control system and firing and then will release a demo

Should be released by tonight.


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Posted: 18th Aug 2004 19:06 Edited at: 18th Aug 2004 19:23
This is what progress is all about.

Movement is finished and moving onto firing now....





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Posted: 20th Aug 2004 17:13 Edited at: 20th Aug 2004 17:14
UPDATE>>> Well we decided that its not enough at the moment to realease a demo. We want to get the GUI system for the weapon selecting sorted out and have two different types of bullet for a start. After that is done or perhaps earlier we will realese a demo.




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Posted: 20th Aug 2004 20:46 Edited at: 20th Aug 2004 20:55
Heres a screenshot of basic design for inventory....




What do you think to the design people?


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Posted: 21st Aug 2004 02:51 Edited at: 21st Aug 2004 02:54
Honestly? Cubes? Is tha the best you can do?!?

[edit - looking good ]

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urghh! David your so immature (bet he hasnt spotted my code snippet on Merc2 thread.. hehe)

Ok now we have setup weapon gui just dealing with the control of it and then polish movement and then A DEMO.


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You need to speed up on that >< Not much time left.

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not much time left for what?


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Yay! It's looking very good at the moment. Even though its just cubes the GUI system pops up and closes as you wish. The engine is just being adapted now to take the selection and use the item


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Well, you guys work slow. What you have done there would take me 10 min tops. So I am just saying that you should speed it up.

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ok... but its just me on it atm


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Posted: 21st Aug 2004 16:42 Edited at: 21st Aug 2004 16:43
Update>>> Here it is. This is the first download link for Scorched Turf.

Content>>> It contains a basic engine. With support for two players WASD and / V < >. Control and Shift show hide menus.

TO DO>>> Just need to add the finishing touches on firing system and then its show time.... (dload2)

LINK>>> http://www.rsimpson.dbspot.com/ScorchTurf.zip


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Quote: "Well, you guys work slow. What you have done there would take me 10 min tops. So I am just saying that you should speed it up."
Well that was totally uncalled for. Some people are still learning and trying their best. More people need to try to help and encourage people instead of always bringing them down.

Back on topic. Looking forward to testing this when I get home.
Will post back.

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Thanks... i too felt this was uncalled for but in the state of wanted to keep this thread "on topic" didnt pursue it.

LIT: Cheers


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Posted: 22nd Aug 2004 08:26 Edited at: 22nd Aug 2004 08:27
It's coming right along isn't it Just a couple of things I noticed which you are probably already aware of. You may want to swap the player controls . wasd controls the right screen and arrow keys control the left screen. The player on the right screen can't turn and walk at the same time. And I can get the menus to show but not hide. Don't mind what he said just take your time and do it right. You have plenty of time. Keep at it and good luck with the compo.

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Thanks for the comments.

Got a new update thats fixed some bugs...

including the Camera control


LINK>>> http://www.rsimpson.dbspot.com/ScorchTurf.zip


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Instead of updating this thread constantly why don't you guys make a project based website?

Just a thought!

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It's called a wip forum That's why people constantly update their threads.

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Well the thing is we would but as N30F15H is away i cant get to the website...


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Nice start, i like the idea of the items menu too and that you'll be able to scroll down to select and item when you need it, once the character models are changed for the actual characters for the game this game will start coming along nicely, keep up the good work

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New Screenie>>>




And new link

http://www.rsimpson.dbspot.com/ScorchTurf.zip


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Changes>>> Changed the camera position as you can now see its lower down. When holding the menu button down it now wont flash on and off .

Once again Shift + Control control the menus


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Posted: 24th Aug 2004 01:16 Edited at: 24th Aug 2004 01:17
Ok so i have also made horizontal split possible




which do you prefer


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Make an option to choose either

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use the camera aspect command to make the split screen look better.

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yeah i have changed it using the formula of screen width / screen height but its still needs tweaking me thinks


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i was bored so i made a little snippet that does the split screen in one function, and it seems to work ok. there's a flag for the function, 0 = vertical split and 1 = horizontal split:
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=37813&b=6

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i will see if i can use anything... thanks


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Ok today i made a simple level editor. . .





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...

i'm assuming with the matrix when an explosion happens you lower the height near to the explosion..right?

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thats one of the ideas. . .


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so you don't know how you are going to do destrucible terrain yet?

i'm working on a schorched tuff game aswell but mines 2D...so i was wondering how you are going to do it...

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I think I would lower the height near the explosion if I were working on something like this. That would be cool.

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thanks for that LIT


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Quote: "i'm assuming with the matrix when an explosion happens you lower the height near to the explosion..right?"

what i said...

Quote: "I think I would lower the height near the explosion if I were working on something like this. That would be cool."

what he said....

didn't i say the same thing?

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well it was the same but i did it to resurrect the thread. . .

There should be however a level editor realease soon.


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lol..i see...sneaky bump

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are you using the bulue gui for the editor? i'm guessing that's where the nice buttons come in.

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