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Re: nGL - a fast (enough) 3D engine for the nspire
« Reply #195 on: April 22, 2014, 04:35:04 pm »
I think it will make the game lag a lot. A full Minecraft clone for the Nspire would be pretty hard actually. :/

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Re: nGL - a fast (enough) 3D engine for the nspire
« Reply #196 on: April 22, 2014, 04:57:26 pm »
Very true. But imagine how cool that would be!

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Re: nGL - a fast (enough) 3D engine for the nspire
« Reply #197 on: April 22, 2014, 05:14:32 pm »
Mobs shouldn't be a problem speed-wise, but the game is not ready for them yet. (Crafting is very unlikely to happen, even if it's in the name - "crafti")
I actually thought of including a bunny that lays eggs in crafti v0.8 as it's easter, but I didn't have the time left.
I'm currently working on caves, fixing the v0.8 bugs and a lot of internal restructuring and refactoring.

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Re: nGL - a fast (enough) 3D engine for the nspire
« Reply #198 on: April 22, 2014, 05:20:10 pm »
Also for the bugs, is it just me or do textures right up against the player seem really weird, especially underground?

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Re: nGL - a fast (enough) 3D engine for the nspire
« Reply #199 on: April 22, 2014, 05:20:27 pm »
Wait, mobs are possible ? O.O
Why no crafting though ? Maybe it could be implemented similar to what Jens K did with MC2D ?

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Re: nGL - a fast (enough) 3D engine for the nspire
« Reply #200 on: April 22, 2014, 05:24:44 pm »
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Also for the bugs, is it just me or do textures right up against the player seem really weird, especially underground?
Jup, for speed purposes I ignore the depth for texture mapping.

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Wait, mobs are possible ?
Compared to the rest they consist of a fairly small amount of triangles!

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Why no crafting though ? Maybe it could be implemented similar to what Jens K did with MC2D ?
Crafting means recipes, items, more GUIs, a cursor etc.
And a button "craft 10 planks from this wood" is just like no crafting at all.

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Re: nGL - a fast (enough) 3D engine for the nspire
« Reply #201 on: April 22, 2014, 05:27:13 pm »
Well I was more thinking about the AI behind the mobs. It should be decent to be interesting.

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Re: nGL - a fast (enough) 3D engine for the nspire
« Reply #202 on: April 22, 2014, 06:01:47 pm »
I wouldn't call the AI of pigs in minecraft complicated. Sometimes they just stay at the same place, they rarely walk around.
If they want to, they jump a few times into the air, and that's it. Even water is more complicated :)

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Re: nGL - a fast (enough) 3D engine for the nspire
« Reply #203 on: April 22, 2014, 07:32:54 pm »
LOL indeed but there is pathfinding for mobs that are supposed to follow you and it works pretty well.

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Re: nGL - a fast (enough) 3D engine for the nspire
« Reply #204 on: April 23, 2014, 01:09:10 am »
Don't even get me started about the path finding for most games. It is insanely easy (and fun!) to do.

Mine craft uses a hybrid version of A* for 3D planes to do the following.

The method is based off of a node grid and a cost at the expense of each node. The more nodes used the shorter the distance. When path finding you run an algorithm that checks nearby nodes and gets the cost values of the paths of a couple of the most logical paths, it then chooses the one with the shortest cost and follows it.


http://www.policyalmanac.org/games/aStarTutorial.htm

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Re: nGL - a fast (enough) 3D engine for the nspire
« Reply #205 on: April 24, 2014, 12:21:43 pm »
All I can say is that this project is really good so far!

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Re: nGL - a fast (enough) 3D engine for the nspire
« Reply #206 on: April 25, 2014, 12:49:56 pm »
I added a poll above. I'm currently fixing some bugs and school starts monday again here in germany, so it'll take a while.
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Re: nGL - a fast (enough) 3D engine for the nspire
« Reply #207 on: April 26, 2014, 08:01:46 pm »
Ugh, I dislike it when I vote, then see the results and I'm the only one who voted that.
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Re: nGL - a fast (enough) 3D engine for the nspire
« Reply #208 on: April 26, 2014, 09:28:47 pm »
Ugh, I dislike it when I vote, then see the results and I'm the only one who voted that.
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Re: nGL - a fast (enough) 3D engine for the nspire
« Reply #209 on: April 27, 2014, 04:21:02 am »
Lol, same for me, I am the only one to think that the inventory is what should be added first.
We are not voting for the president so I tell everyone what I voted for and why.

I voted for the inventory because I thought it would not take ages to code (unlike mobs, water and lava or redstone) and would improve gaming experience a lot. Of course mobs, water and lava or redstone are more important features, but I didn't want mobs before being able to quickly build a house with the help of the inventory to protect myself, and the same applies for redstone, I would not want to build a circuit without a convenient menu to choose what to place, and I thought that a "little" update with the inventory was possible before the huge update with mobs, water and lava or redstone.
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