Friday, March 17, 2017

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

Re: Friday, March 17, 2017

Postby Talvieno » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:30 pm

It's a neat idea, but unfortunately things change over the course of a month, and it would probably be better to recompile. :P

As to where I get the time from... well, it's my job, isn't it? :lol:
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Re: Friday, March 17, 2017

Postby JoshParnell » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:51 pm

Talvieno wrote:It's a neat idea, but unfortunately things change over the course of a month, and it would probably be better to recompile. :P

As to where I get the time from... well, it's my job, isn't it? :lol:


Suppose so...thanks!

Now I'm worried I might not make employee of the month this time :ghost: :roll:
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Re: Friday, March 17, 2017

Postby Basmannen » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:59 pm

I don't want you to think that I don't enjoy the tech stuff, it's what inspires me to learn more about programming :thumbup:
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Re: Friday, March 17, 2017

Postby Talvieno » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:03 pm

JoshParnell wrote:Now I'm worried I might not make employee of the month this time :ghost: :roll:

:lol:

Basmannen wrote:I don't want you to think that I don't enjoy the tech stuff

Oh, not at all. I just want to make sure people don't avoid the devlogs for lack of interest in technical details. :)
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Re: Friday, March 17, 2017

Postby Dinosawer » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:07 pm

JoshParnell wrote:Also, I turned the UI off for most of the shots so you guys can have some new wallpapers :squirrel:


MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN HEARD

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Re: Friday, March 17, 2017

Postby RedDwarfMining » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:14 pm

Just amazing Josh! :shock: :clap:

What i'd really like to see is a UI based tape measure. Able to *select* 2 points and have the distance between the object displayed. It would help(me) distill the vastness of space..............select 2 asteroids....a line is drawn between them ....displaying the distance and size of the 2 objects(). Right now...I'm not sure if they are 50 meters from each other or 10,000. Or their size?


Star Citizen is great at getting the scale right..because I can see myself(a 6' astronaut) floating/standing next to large objects. ...OH! that ship/planet/asteroid is HUGE!

Keep up the great work!
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Re: Friday, March 17, 2017

Postby kostuek » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:02 pm

I have to admit, I have no idea, what's going on anymore... We went back to C (wasn't the LT core in C or C++ anyways?) and added a new word "entity" to the whole thing and now it's 1000x faster than it was ever before? :think: OK then... I guess, we will see...
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Re: Friday, March 17, 2017

Postby Talvieno » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:21 pm

No worries. That's why I'm going to add the summaries from now on. :)
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Re: Friday, March 17, 2017

Postby Dinosawer » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:22 pm

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Re: Friday, March 17, 2017

Postby Talvieno » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:28 pm

Summary is up. Hopefully my ability to translate tech-speak hasn't failed me. :lol:
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Re: Friday, March 17, 2017

Postby JoshParnell » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:06 pm

kostuek wrote:I have to admit, I have no idea, what's going on anymore... We went back to C (wasn't the LT core in C or C++ anyways?) and added a new word "entity" to the whole thing and now it's 1000x faster than it was ever before? :think: OK then... I guess, we will see...


No we're definitely not 1000x faster than LTC++. That'd be amazing. The 'orders of magnitude' part only applies to the LuaJIT version vs. the C version. As for the speed gain over the old C++ engine, it's purely due to me being a better, more processor-aware programmer.

And I used to call them "Objects," now I call them "Entities" because I see that a lot in game engines :P Same thing though.
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Re: Friday, March 17, 2017

Postby JFSOCC » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:33 pm

So your update sounds amazing. It looks like you're having a few genuine breakthroughs here!
I think about my frustration with minecraft and what it can handle and I see the progress you're making and I just know what universe will likely be better in allowing me to use my imagination. It's rare to get to see someone with real creative vision push so hard to make it happen, and you're doing all the hard work.
Getting results is great ofc, but it's also great to be rewarded for all the time you spent acquiring your skills.
I really like your post.

There is only one thing that worries me.

JoshParnell wrote:Friday, March 17, 2017

I worked all night implementing the entity system in the LT Core

Yeah, that was a weird way of saying it. I didn't sleep last night, let's blame it on that :roll:


Bad Josh! Bad. If you want to work towards another burnout, pulling all nighters is a great thing to start doing.

Patronising sounding JFSOCC ahead.

I understand the desire to do it "now, when it's fresh in my head and I'm inspired." But keeping a healthy sleep rhythm is more important in the long run. It's great when you succeed, but the temptation to keep doing it won't go away. For me it led to frayed nerves and frustration that I had had a burnout not once but twice! even after I learned from my first!

so learn from my mistake and be healthy. I got some math of my own: rested=more productive.

Great update, I see in you an artist and a visionary. Gaining wisdom all the time, I think you'll go far.
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Re: Friday, March 17, 2017

Postby jonathanredden » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:30 pm

was there a ship being built in one of those photos for this dev logs photo album? I believe it was photo 9 and photo 21
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Re: Friday, March 17, 2017

Postby Employee 2-4601 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:34 pm

jonathanredden wrote:was there a ship being built in one of those photos for this dev logs photo album? I believe it was photo 9 and photo 21
Was that the ship that was lit up like a lantern? I was curious about that.
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Re: Friday, March 17, 2017

Postby Vartul » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:02 am

Holy shit. The stress test pics don't look like space at all. It looks like a bloody cave. Image
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