With over 100 different particle effects in my game so far... All I can hear in my head is Bane's voice saying, "Ah you think particles are your ally? You merely adopted the particle. I was born of them, molded by them. I didn't see the animations until I was already a man, by then they were nothing to me but bulky!"
Been working on the area selection map for chapter 1 of my game.
It still randoms the space scene below the map which is still animated... Also the light placement is currently random as well. I might make it fixed for area selection maps though. Still random did pretty solid.
Still hard at work adding all of my notes to my World Anvil. Turns out there are almost 70,000 words in those notes... Super glad I decided to do this, it's doing wonders for my organization and the game's direction. Plus when I'm done I'll effectively have a website for my game to link people to.
So apparently World Anvil is actually 30% off at the moment... After watching half a hour of videos and playing with their software for another half hour... Yep, I'm in. Time to make my very own private wiki full of secret world building knowledge.
Finally! I've been puzzling over why it wasn't working for two days now. Turns out all of my calculations were correct, I just forgot to give some events hitboxes. Now my randomly generated maps check for collision errors, and move stuff around in real time if they finds any.
I really get the feeling I should be doing regular YouTube videos whenever I make something cool in my game, instead of waiting for massive changes. But not going to lie... I always feel like it's never quite enough to merit an update, until it's a drastic change.
230 paths... roughly 250 light sources on the screen... One serious lag fiesta... But I finally got it all the screen at once. I guess I could have also just made an event to spawn each one in exactly the location I needed, but that's sooo much less fun.
I'm a bit conflicted. One the one hand, it's quite visually cool to make bodies of water that the player can interact with by going into it. However obscuring the player character from a gameplay perspective is pretty bad. Hmm... There's the option to make the area around the player visible, but then that kind of defeats the purpose of submerging them.
And then I figured out a way to doing a "regular animation" that's affected by PIXI particles. So now each frame of the animation gets particle effects. Soon my dreams of a world without QSprite will be realized.
>Testing with fonts change.
>Tries installing a plugin. Doesn't work.
>Tries changing the plugin commands. Doesn't work.
>Tries installing another plugin. Doesn't work.
>Changes a few more plugin commands. Doesn't work.
>Goes directly to the gamefont file and changes the src. Works.
Looking back at some sketches, and game design documents on my PC dated summer of 2015. I started development with the release of MZ, but in 2015, I felt a strong desire to make a game out of the blue. I remember feeling sad for no apparent reason, and all these ideas rushed into my head. Now that I think about it, since that day, everything has become easier to do on my PC . . . it’s very creepy.