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Posted by BlackWingedGames on Jul 2nd, 2012
I am in heaven. I love programming, when it's like this. There is a concept in psychology called 'flow' (hehe). It's when you are so into something that you lose all track of time. It's the greatest type of happiness. It happens when you are doing something that is quite challenging, but it is within your skillset. If it's too hard it's frustrating. If it's too easy it's boring. There is a sweet spot in the middle and that's where I am when I am coding this game.
Since the last time, I have added quite a lot. It now has a clickable minimap, which can teleport you anywhere on the map. There is terrain, which comes from a tesselated scalar field, loaded from a channel in a texture for easy level creation. The agents collide with the terrain and some will even steer to avoid it. It also has accelerating edge scrolling, and mousewheel zooming.
So all in all, a very good day of programming.
Tomorrow, I will be looking into waypoints. Let's hope they are yaypoints rather than naypoints!