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Progress: ...

Posted: 19 Jan 2004 21:04
I thought, it's been too long since I've wrote something here, so here it is.

Quite some stuff has happened in the mean time, although there are no signs of a game engine just yet.

As usual Balloz worked on the GUI, his design has really proven itself by showing that it was possible to have arbitrary shapes for objects in the GUI, while that wasn't even something we planned on supporting.
The GUI up to now supports moving, resizable and closable windows; and pushbuttons and togglebuttons with support for separate images for hovering.
Lately he hasn't worked very much on TTU, mainly due to RSI problems (they're evil, I know :().

I worked on some more general stuff, at first I created the renderer, which should make it more easy to change to another graphics library.
When that was 'done' I started working on a textbased dataformat, which natively supports animations and sprite layers.
Now, with only slight modifications to the code support was added to switch between any color depths (8 bit paletted, 15/16/24/32 bit truecolor).

Next up is making the GUI configurable, which will probably take up some time. By the time that's done I'll write a new progress report.

We'd like to thank all fans for your patience, I know we're not progressing very quickly, but at least we do make SOME progress.

Posted: 19 Jan 2004 21:32
by Stampertie
We all can't wait!!

Posted: 19 Jan 2004 22:31
by Arathorn
At least it's going faster then Transport Empire development. ;)

Posted: 19 Jan 2004 22:33
Arathorn wrote:At least it's going faster then Transport Empire development. ;)
I wouldn't be so sure :mrgreen:

Posted: 19 Jan 2004 22:34
by Arathorn
You're living closer to rein, you should know. ;)

Posted: 20 Jan 2004 15:15
by CobraA1
24/32 bit truecolor
As long as it supports both, I'm happy. I'm sooooo sick of stuff that only supports 32-bit - my card only does 24-bit!!!! :x :x :x

Posted: 20 Jan 2004 18:59
by Hyronymus
Buy another card! TTU is bound to rock TTD-fans' world, I think that included buying new hardware. Perhaps a funny subtitle for the game: This is what you wanted, this is what you're gonna get!

Posted: 20 Jan 2004 19:07
by Killer 11
S3 rocks with resolutions and bits
i had 2mb s3 vision card that supported 32 bit colors and 1024 768
Now i have geforce 2 mx 200 32mb
and in dad's comp is S3 Virge dx 4mb that supports 32 bit colors and 1280X1024 resolution and 85 hz
its cheap and good

Posted: 20 Jan 2004 19:22
by CobraA1
If you wanna buy me a new computer and a new card, go ahead. I would, but I can't afford it.

Posted: 20 Jan 2004 19:43
by Killer 11
s3 virge dx costs 3$ i think
and s3 vision about 1.5$


Posted: 20 Jan 2004 20:15
by orudge
Killer 11 wrote:and in dad's comp is S3 Virge dx 4mb that supports 32 bit colors and 1280X1024 resolution and 85 hz
I had (and indeed still have, but it lives in my P75 now) a S3 Virge DX 375 with 4MB of memory, and it supported 24-bit resolutions, but not 32-bit resolutions. I think that was the case, anyway. In fact, I'm pretty sure that was the case...

Posted: 20 Jan 2004 22:19
by CobraA1
I've got an Intel i810 and *no* AGP slot :(. $3? Are we forgetting a zero or two? If you can find a good 32mb or larger card for around $3 that'll fit in a regular PC slot, I'll buy it.

Posted: 21 Jan 2004 19:54
by Killer 11
It will heat much more than your cpu

Posted: 21 Jan 2004 20:05
by CobraA1

Posted: 21 Jan 2004 20:44
Can we keep this a bit more on-topic plz?

thank you

Posted: 22 Jan 2004 04:15
by spaceman-spiff
This topic has been anything besides ON-topic :roll:
TBOT is right

Posted: 25 Jan 2004 02:13
by charlieg
Can we have some screenshots? Please? :)

Posted: 03 Mar 2004 17:58
by Hyronymus
How's the project doing? Haven't heard anything about TTU for a long time!

Posted: 03 Mar 2004 18:13
Hyronymus wrote:How's the project doing? Haven't heard anything about TTU for a long time!
Well, the project is at a temporary total halt.
I'm too busy programming something for my study (this week is the last for it). The two coming weeks I'll be busy learning for some quite hard tentams, after that I'll have to move to my new room. How many time I'll have in the coming trimester isn't very clear for me now, but I guess there will be _some_ progress.
As for balloz, he's kinda waiting for something of which I have a quite clear view on how to do it. So he worked on an other project of his the last few weeks.

That's the status of TTU at the moment, I just wish I had more time for it.

Posted: 03 Mar 2004 18:23
by GoneWacko
TBOT wrote:I just wish I had more time for it.
You're not the only one who wishes you had more time for it :o