Archive for August, 2008


August 18th, 2008 4 comments

I’ve decided I’d publicly post a very early release of a small game I’ve been working on. It uses a pre-existing game engine based on Basic available at 3DGameStudio. I’ve been spending a little bit of time on it and have used an example level provided elsewhere and have focused more on the actual code that keeps the game running. I am still attempting to improve frame rate as I am yet to focus on code optimization.

The game itself consists of the player spawning in a small room filled with a few zombies. I have been able to write a small AI system that allows the zombies to chase the player, kill him once they get close and attempt to avoid obstacles (which unfortunately isn’t perfect yet.). The player as well as the zombies feature a health system and I’ve added a sprint system just as an experimental feature for now.



In-Game screenshot of the action.

The early unfinished release of this product can be found here.
The source code can not be provided at the time. It is uncompilable at the moment because it uses the Acknex engine and recent changes have made it a little difficult.

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August 15th, 2008 No comments

Wow, I managed to kill my own computer with some virus. Time to reinstall, ugh. That wasn’t the smartest thing I’ve done in a while. On my PS3 right now with Linux, nothing to do until then. With a bit of luck I can keep the files I had. Small blog post today, but then again, who expected me to kill my own computer with my own virus? Basically I’ve just told it to reinstall Vista Ultimate 64-bit over the old installation so hopefully I keep the files with the new installation, which would be nice.

No I don’t have a Dell, or a Dell monitor

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Tech Stuff

August 12th, 2008 No comments

Hmm, not much to report this week, or today. I’m not really up to anything lately, had some exciting moments at school today, though.

Anyway, the only interesting thing here at home I can think of right now is pretty much what I’ve done with my Playstation 3. I have a nice set-up now after installing Linux on it. Yellow Dog Linux 6 to be exact. I’m in the process of modding it further with other apps and stuff, but mostly just experimenting to see what I can do.

I know some readers aren’t really into the more technical details but unfortunately I haven’t got anything else to post yet. I’ve got 2 free days ahead so maybe I’ll come up with something then.

I might end up tuning the forum a little to look a little more interesting. Hmm. Lastly, I’m wondering about how I can make the blog a little less of a wall of text. I just don’t know what pictures to add. I’ll post later anyway, time for dinner.

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Adobe After Effects

August 5th, 2008 No comments

Okay, I haven’t posted for a while again so I’ll write a new exciting story. What have I been doing lately?

Well then. I’ve started to learn how to use a program called Adobe After Effects. If you don’t know already, it is a video editing program that allows the user to add in very complex visual effects and other changes that you can generally not do in your everyday Windows Movie Maker.

Well I won’t go in any detail about the boring bits so I’ll post two videos I’ve created. Unfortunately something seems to be causing my videos to be a lot darker after being uploaded as an FLV (YouTube and even on my site)

3D Audio Waves on song: Red – Breathe on Me

Higher Quality

3D Room Horror Theme

Higher Quality

Unfortunately no higher quality version of the audio waves due to the length of the video.

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