Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Logging the Creation of a Beast -- the Good, the Bad, and the Template Metaprogramming.

Re: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Postby Dinosawer » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:48 am

Talvieno wrote:I'm wondering how I could apply Flatfinger's knowledge to my job...

You guys don't post enough. :ghost:

Okay.

*goes code a spambot*

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Re: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Postby JanB1 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:45 am

Talvieno wrote:I'm wondering how I could apply Flatfinger's knowledge to my job...

You guys don't post enough. :ghost:


Welp...I like the type of management school he went to. Mine was a little more...friendly. And that last sentence of him (not in the braces) killed it. XD


Dinosawer wrote:Okay.

*goes code a spambot*

:ghost:


Pleas don't. I think I already know you well enough that you would absolutely do that if someone encouraged you... :lol:
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Re: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Postby Dinosawer » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:02 am

Well, I'd enjoy the programming, but not the following ban, so I probably wouldn't :ghost:
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Re: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Postby Detritus » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:41 am

JoshParnell wrote:If I'm tweaking shaders and there's been no talk of AI or gameplay mechanics in a month, you have my full permission to prod me with a sharp stick.

8-)

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Re: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Postby Lum » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:52 am

That station in construction or destroyed... :ghost:

Thanks for the shinies!!!
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Re: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Postby Talvieno » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:56 am

Lum wrote:That station in construction or destroyed... :ghost:

This reminds me of... The Dress
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Re: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Postby Flatfingers » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:06 pm

JoshParnell wrote:I must take care not to make the same old mistake of passing off shiny things as 'game.'

Actually, this is a good chance to clarify something. I truly do not mind seeing the shiny things that resulted from your work this week!

If somehow anyone is still unclear on this: making any real game is a marathon, not a sprint. You have got to do some useful-but-fun things once in a while to stay motivated. There is no way I would seriously complain about this recovery/improvement of BoxMesh and related features.

I brought up NPC AI, in as gentle a way as I could, not to see AI implemented for itself -- although that will be cool -- but because I'm still concerned that LuaJIT might not be able to handle everything, and it sounds like doing multi-system AI (plus smooth local graphics) performantly is still the acid test. I think you're being smart and responsible allocating a little time most weeks to Option Z just in case you do discover that LuaJIT can't cope. What I'm trying to communicate is the perspective that there is enormous value in finding out LuaJIT's practical limits NOW, because that news will be very upsetting. The sooner you rip that bandage off, the better for everyone it will be.

Or maybe it can be confirmed that LuaJIT can be persuaded to handle every reasonable thing you throw at it. Great! Again, the sooner you find that out, the better -- it will be a huge weight off your shoulders, and you can reallocate the time you felt you had to spend on Option Z development back into pure Limit Theory coding.

That this is a boring (but IMO necessary) big-picture perspective absolutely should not taken as criticism of letting Graphics Josh out of his box occasionally. :) Keep yourself motivated, man! I'm all for that.

...while still looking forward to the day -- soon to come, I hope -- when you can announce that you're 110% sure that LuaJIT either will or won't work.

JoshParnell wrote:If I'm tweaking shaders and there's been no talk of AI or gameplay mechanics in a month, you have my full permission to prod me with a sharp stick.

Deal. :)

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Re: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Postby mcsven » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:28 pm

I seem to have gotten out of whack with the updates - they always arrive just when I'm not looking, and I come back to find a three page thread. However, that said, huzzah! for another update, and this time with pics to show it happened. Great job.
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Re: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Postby IronDuke » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:23 pm

JoshParnell wrote:If I'm tweaking shaders and there's been no talk of AI or gameplay mechanics in a month, you have my full permission to prod me with a sharp stick.

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Re: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Postby Starbuck » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:04 pm

Looks to be coming along nicely again and I hope so much that this isn't a false dawn!!!

The day that I read the zoning system has gone back online is the day I'll be happy with LT!
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Re: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Postby FormalMoss » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:11 am

Dinosawer wrote:nanananananananananananananana
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TALMAN
YAY PYTHON \o/

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Re: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Postby JFSOCC » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:55 pm

Looks and sounds pretty cool. Those nebulas are amazing. I even turned off F.lux in order to appreciate them more
How's your workload been? Stress, anxiety to deliver, impulse to oversell how amazing it's all been?

I'm really glad that you seem to have got your groove back.

I've got a question that's a little outside of this update: I'm curious about ship design. You're designing all sorts of algorithms to procedurally generate an impressive amount of content; will the players be able to override/bypass generation algorithms in order to design their own ship/station aesthetic?

PS: I'm damn impressed by the planetary generation! If that is "bad" then I'm curious what good is going to look like.
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Re: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Postby aspman » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:41 pm

Yay new screen shots for my wallpaper. The old one, although stunning, has been there for a few years now!

I am very much enjoying these weekly/whateverly updates. :thumbup:
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Re: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Postby aspman » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:44 pm

Flatfingers wrote:
JoshParnell wrote:(you're proud of me, right Flat?? ...right!?!? :ghost: )

I say this with all seriousness: I could not be prouder of you.

Ditto.
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Re: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Postby Silverware » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:01 pm

Talvieno wrote:
Lum wrote:That station in construction or destroyed... :ghost:

This reminds me of... The Dress


.... Damnit I just saw your name's color and thought Josh had posted.
Name needs to be Yellow Talv. :V
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