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Old 09-19-2023, 03:22 PM
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I tracked down and fixed a lighting bug in Din's Champion today that only shows up in the release build when not under a debugger. This is usually just something that's not initialized correctly, but they are a pain to find.
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Old 09-20-2023, 05:03 PM
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So I changed the little critters in Din's Champion to monsters so they could run around correctly, gravity would affect them, they could take damage, etc. I have already fixed it, but one of the immediate side effects was they could now jump about 5 feet into the air.
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Old 09-21-2023, 04:06 PM
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Sometimes I run into strange interactions that I have to decide whether or not to fix. Today in Din's Champion I pulled a lever and a sequence of tufts of grass exploded getting closer and closer to me. Beware the exploding grass!
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Old 09-22-2023, 12:44 PM
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In recent playtesting, I hear a "Help me!" in the distance. I run over and there is an NPC swatting at a tiny spider with her staff.
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Old 09-25-2023, 05:13 PM
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Right now in Din's Champion, NPCs try to kill the little critters (spiders, bats, etc). They get a happiness bonus when they are successful, sometimes they set off the town alarm, and loot even drops. None of this is intended and will probably be changed, it's amusing though.
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Old 09-27-2023, 05:41 PM
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I changed all of the monster attack ranges today in Din's Champion to more closely match their animations. It should feel a little more correct, but since most of the ranges increased, the game just got a good bit more challenging.
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Old 09-29-2023, 05:15 PM
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It took a little longer than I thought, but I believe I have finished everything that is critical for internal testing of Din's Champion.
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Old 10-04-2023, 05:56 PM
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Today I added many plants and worked on grass for Din's Champion. As I've said before, probably many times, game development is weird sometimes.
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Old 10-05-2023, 05:35 PM
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I've started to change things in Din's Champion based on internal testing. Personally I enjoy this phase more, working in a vacuum can get tiring.
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Old 10-06-2023, 05:19 PM
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It's always strange when something relatively simple like a layer of grass on many of the surfaces makes things look way better.
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