Procedural block world project

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Gonzo
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Postby Gonzo » May 01, 2011 13:44

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Finally implemented items! Also fixed a huge amount of player movement stuff that annoyed me :)
agamemnus
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Postby agamemnus » May 01, 2011 23:48

Nice. I'm not really down with the huge blocky hand or huge pick, though. Why not instead have a 3D pick appear on the blocks (not in your hand) when you are actually mining?
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Postby Mihail_B » May 02, 2011 13:19

It's nice ! I'm allready seening the game ... nice.
Gonzo
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Postby Gonzo » May 02, 2011 16:53

agamemnus wrote:Nice. I'm not really down with the huge blocky hand or huge pick, though. Why not instead have a 3D pick appear on the blocks (not in your hand) when you are actually mining?


well, the hand will be changed to a model at some point i guess, almost everything in the game is some kind of placeholder
i dont have an artist on this project, and ive been trying to find one...

as for the wooden pickaxe, it's only there because its the selected item in the quickbar
i could hold anything and nothing (in which case there would only be a hand)

worked on water today... its starting to get a little better
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Postby agamemnus » May 03, 2011 18:39

The hand and pickaxe are just very distracting...
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Postby Lachie Dazdarian » May 03, 2011 21:30

I'm still not clear. What sort of gameplay this will feature?
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Postby v1ctor » May 03, 2011 21:38

Looks really cool, Gonzo.

If only i could run it :/ Cheapy video-card, argh..

It's great to see a project like this done in FB!
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Postby Cyperium » May 04, 2011 0:41

Looks really nice, it has a "lego" feel to it, perhaps a new lego game?
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Postby agamemnus » May 04, 2011 7:26

I should have been more clear. I don't want a model of a human, I don't like the hand, and I really don't like the huge pickaxe!

How about: just put the pickaxe on the blocks when they are mined, same size as the blocks... like the Simcity bulldozer?
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Postby Gonzo » May 05, 2011 14:50

the player model is now optional in the config, but probably not live yet

NOTICE:
I'm seeking a procedural world programmer that likes to work 6 hours a day writing impossibly hard code :)
i thought out a long winded requirement section, but ive forgotten about it now
so lets just say that the project is forever, you work till you die
or i die

the aim is for the pipeline to take less than 0.0167 seconds
so that's what we are aiming at... but it will take some very heavy optimizations and clever hacks to do so
if you dont like writing optimized code then i dont think this will work out for you :)

on the bright side, as the world generator guy you get to form the world
noone tells you what it looks like, other than when i add some new funcitonality, like recently light emissive blocks which can be seen here:
http://fbcraft.fwsnet.net/emission.png

you'll also be procedurally generating dungeons, towns, and all the objects in the game
its a fairly simple process, but the noise pipeline must be carefully constructed, and at the same time you have to give some information on the contents of the sector back to the engine
its this combination that makes things abit harder

generally, one should just be able to run several noise functions against the structure, but i dont think it will be that simple

youll have to master simplex noise, value noise, 3d worleys, voronoi diagrams, poisson-disc-scattering
and so on
in the end it relies on your imagination, your skills and how much time you set aside for it

the current worldgen guy is a genius, but a very busy one, sadly
so im willing to give someone else a chance to participate in the project
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Postby Gonzo » May 06, 2011 20:44

going to be more videos from now on
heres an internal one that cant be found on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFwdubaLd4s

http://fbcraft.fwsnet.net/0605-1.png
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agamemnus
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Postby agamemnus » May 08, 2011 3:13

I looked at the video. (you should make it public!)

Just the major issue I have with this right now is that I am uncomfortable playing a sim/building game in first-person. I would rather do it in 3rd person. That's why I wanted the tools on top of the tiles instead of in the hand of the character.
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Postby Gonzo » May 09, 2011 21:25

i guess it should really be time for more videos... but bah
i found a pretty ingenius way to do lighting, at more or less the same cost
i'ts the closest i've come to crying after writing code. funny.
it's abit hard to balance it now, but....

i think the screenshots would speak for themselves

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agamemnus: there will be a 3rd person possibility at some point.. but not anytime soon :)
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Postby agamemnus » May 10, 2011 3:27

All that would be needed is to have the tool be at where the cursor is pointed... :\ I guess I'll look at the pretty pictures for now...
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Postby badmrbox » May 10, 2011 12:40

Looks damn pretty.

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