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Re: Sneaky-Peaky of my baby project...

Post by TheJamsh » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:38 am

Ah I know why, I had the surface normal at full-power for that vid, until I get to the bottom of this random Z-rotation issue...
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Re: Sneaky-Peaky of my baby project...

Post by Zero Angel » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:01 am

Are you maybe overthinking the convergence thing?

As far as I know, BZ2 calculates convergence based on distance alone. The targeted enemy craft could be 100m behind or to the top of you and weapons would still converge as if it was directly in front of you. Or does the problem stem from the fact that you have 2 different objects (guns) and you have to somehow get them to tilt a specific way, accounting for the rotations of the objects on the model?
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Re: Sneaky-Peaky of my baby project...

Post by TheJamsh » Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:16 am

I believe you're right. The difficult part is calculating that based on the eyepoint location (I don't use bones or mesh parts for this, it's just set locations on the model). I have to access the camera, but sometimes the camera lags behind and then aiming goes completely off.

For the best User Experience I want to ensure that whatever is under the reticle, that's where the bullets are going, within reason of course.
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Re: Sneaky-Peaky of my baby project...

Post by TheJamsh » Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:21 pm

https://t.co/nsdhPIRWqe

Targeting system built in. Doesn't have the on-screen markings yet but the window itself is functional! Also fixed my last remaining Physics glitch, so I'm about 90% of the way to creating the complete hover physics, a couple of minor issues to go!
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Re: Sneaky-Peaky of my baby project...

Post by TheJamsh » Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:13 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00_qLQVbOHg

MOAR! Hover physics are now finished near enough. There's a slight bit of "the flying bug" which I need to resolve but the rest is all hover physics as we all know it!
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Post by Red Devil » Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:51 pm

Appalling!


okay, jk :P well done!
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Post by bigbadbogie » Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:37 am

Just so you know TJ, the second that you make this available, I'm creating a new Battlezone-style game in UE4.
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Re: Sneaky-Peaky of my baby project...

Post by Baconboy » Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:08 am

TheJamsh you cannot abandon this. This has gotta keep going. You're making wonderful progress and it looks gorgeous.

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Post by TheJamsh » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:48 pm

Thanks all :) Still going strong... added the Detonator Weapon Class and Pulse Shells today, working on the Spraybomb class now. + the famous 'ShotAlternate' behaviour (which currently requires many-a for loop)

Also dropped in the missile scout and thunderbolt just to get some different units in. No textures unfortunately, will eventually re-model and texture them in a manner fit for 2015, probably with some help :p
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Post by TheJamsh » Sun May 03, 2015 9:22 pm

Can't help but work work work away at this now...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REYH3r1QI0g
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Re: Sneaky-Peaky of my baby project...

Post by LtFEED » Tue May 05, 2015 4:09 pm

I really like the work you did on the physics, that is smooth and looks exactly like BZ2 IMO. WTG (not easy to do in Unreal). 8-)

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Post by Red Devil » Tue May 05, 2015 6:50 pm

can you hover?
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Post by blue banana » Wed May 06, 2015 3:16 am

Excellent work as always. I am consistently impressed with the graphics and sounds, notably the explosions and the red damage flash.

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Re: Sneaky-Peaky of my baby project...

Post by TheJamsh » Thu May 07, 2015 1:30 pm

Thanks, they're actually all sound effects I did ages ago for my dead BZ2 mod, Serenesis. I took a lot of the base game sounds and injected some 'new' into them.
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Re: Sneaky-Peaky of my baby project...

Post by Baconboy » Sun May 24, 2015 6:43 pm

This is incredible. Really excited to see where this goes. :o

As soon as you make a demo-thing available, I'll be right here testing it out.

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