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Malohkan

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Game I'm soon to make
« on: May 03, 2004, 10:41:53 pm »
First off I want to say, good job to EgonOlsen for the work you're doing.  I very much admire the way you personally respond to questions or bug reports and fix them upon request.  I do the same thing on my site, http://www.gamelizard.com/ and I understand the time it can take :)

I'm working on game right now that's about a month or two away from completion for release on MIDP 2.0 supporting mobile phones.  After that, I'm going to make a mmorpg in 3D using JPCT.  I've decided it'd be best for me because I want it to be able to work on most any machine with Java on it, and the support of software rendering in JPCT makes me happy :)  So the limitations should only be in how well I code my game, not in what kind of a job you do with your code.

So here's how I plan on working it.  The terrain, at least initially, will be flat, with two levels: a ground level, and an underground level.  The game will be in grid fashion so I can have walls all of the same width for simple building by the player.  The server will store integer arrays of data to tell what type of mesh is in what grid section, and the client portion will make changes to the meshes it has loaded, meaning removal or addition, to keep its display current with the environment the server defines.

My brother is excellent with server side Java code and is confident he'll be able to do anything I need in terms of handling the server portion of my game, and I'll do the client work, and I have two friends who are excellent 3D modellers and animators willing to help me create the meshes and textures I need.

I laid out any design document in my head yet, but it's all flowing like magic in my brain, which is good for optimism but bad for focusing on current projects ;)  However, I just wanted to tell you this little bit about my plans so you'll know what's up when in a few months I spam your forums with screenshots, questions, and (hopefully) overall contribution to these forums :)  Keep up the good work, I hope your stuff works well for the game I'll make!

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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2004, 07:40:15 pm »
Sounds very interesting. Is this somehow related to the RPG that can already be found on gamelizard.com? If i just had the time to make something like this myself. Reminds me of the stuff i did on the Amiga a decade ago. I would really like to revive this game (http://amiga.emucamp.com/quelle.htm) using jPCT but i'm busy maintaining the engine itself. :(

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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2004, 07:52:22 pm »
yup that's exactly it!  I started that with the basics for learning purposes, that being the most advanced and complicated project I'd done in java up till that time.  I figured if I coded it right I'd be able to easily upgrade it with better enhancements in the future.  However, to ensure I do everything right, multiplayer and all, I'm sure I'll restart it from scratch :)  But that's the gameplay concept I have in mind.  However with jpct I'll be able to have the fight scenes more like FF7.  Hopefully you won't be disappointed with what I turn up!
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