Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Watch Out - Zombie Cop!

Another good day of work today, with some improvements to overall terrain shader rendering speed by adding a technique which saves frames on the fact that more distant pixels need less detail, and by switching to a shader technique that only did what was needed at a distant point we gain FPS. It's not the 'double' frame rate I was hoping for, far from it, but it's a measurable boost and I'm having it.

Also managed to solve the export issues for the new characters coming to Reloaded soon so we're one less obstacle from release here. I have included a shot from my testing. Ugly fellow ain't he?


A batch of other issues have also been dealt with and an internal build has been created in advance of showing our internal alpha testers.  I anticipate one more build and then we might have something we can proudly call a HOT FIX aka V1.0071.

My Live Interview starts at 8PM so I have some time to walk the dog, grab a bite and practice looking 'knowledgeable' in the mirror.  Before that though, I have to check out a few trees now we have a new tree collision system I need to check a few dozen of them. Make sure I cannot put my head through 'em :)

For those interested in the live show, be here at 8PM BST: 

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c45mt1hcdiph2ak25n8613lskgc

14 comments:

  1. Lee just wanted to ask . Are you guys planning on going back to a so script where the character and walk chase swim and peak or will there always be separate models for peaking ? Just wondering I love the idea of enemies chasing you down no matter where you are.

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  2. Great interview Lee! answered alot of good questions.

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  3. Hi Lee. The Intel live meeting was brilliant and thanks for answering my questions on dynamic shadows and VR. You did a great job talking about Reloaded and the road ahead. Awesome!

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  4. I hope the characters export fix the problem I'm have with my characters being export from fragmotion.

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  5. Any chance of a written word of the Interview.

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  6. No written transcript of the interview, but it was recorded for prosperity here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c45mt1hcdiph2ak25n8613lskgc

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  7. You can also see the live show here:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT3q_HKGPSc

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  8. Just a quick question, should I be able to scroll through multiple guns if I have picked up more than one gun? It appear I am unable to select other guns after the original I picked up, this includes creating a new level.

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    1. Have you tried pressing the number keys? I can't remember if you can actually scroll or not and in general Reloaded uses quite old-fashioned gameplay (though it's getting better).

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    2. As a matter of fact, I have used number keys to no avail. I have noticed the bug only in the last few builds. I'm yet to try it on beta 00071 but the issue seems deeper. I can open a level, pick up a weapon and then the program seems to cache the selected weapon to be the only weapon available. All other ammunition and weapons seem to be disregarded even when I create a new level. The 'cached' weapon is reset upon reinitialising the program.

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  9. Seems everything has to be zombie related these days,never mind i can wait for some normal characters .Nice work on the engine team.

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  10. One of my favorite x9 model packs was actually the Modern one. It had like a cleaning lady, police, security, civilian and more. Non-zombified.

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    1. Yeah, I often wanted to get that one.

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