[DEV DIARY 18] Progress Report

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[DEV DIARY 18] Progress Report

Post by OldSnake » Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:22 pm

Hello !

Time for a new dev diary ! My two weeks summer holidays are ended so i can get back to work on Dangerous Rays :)

1- Alpha 18 release period set !

I have decided to release the alpha 18 preview version of Dangerous Rays in the end of December ! Yes it's almost 4 months from now but i need a bit more time as my work productivity in summer was not that great (my work productivity is never good in summer anyway) and i am late on my schedule. I will soon move in Paris in my secret dev bunker and i will not leave it till the Alpha 18 Preview version is not ready. Everything in Paris is prepared so i can work on the game in very nice conditions and without being disturbed by anything. Player will be able to give feedback on this Alpha 18 preview version so i can make some fixes and add some more features before the Steam release. I am very exited by this Alpha 18 release as it is the "rebirth" of the game, i am now satisfied with the engine that i made from scratch for this version and i will be very pleased to be able to release frequent updates in the future again for you guys.

2- Terrain Vegetation Memory Improvements

Last month i have worked on vegetation memory improvements. The biggest memory consumption source was due to trees physics shapes (so objects and player could collide with trees). For Alpha 18 version i have implemented a new technique so one physics shape can be shared between all identical trees models. This was quite easy to implement and this feature is saving a HUGE amount of memory ! In fact, vegetation memory consumption is decreased by 99%. This free memory gain will leave more room to implements others feature to make the game better in the future.

That's all for now, September, October, November and December months should be much more exiting and i will have much more things to show. :)



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Re: [DEV DIARY 18] Progress Report

Post by MacGamerFR » Sat Sep 05, 2015 1:13 pm

Bonne chance, et vivement décembre :-bd

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Re: [DEV DIARY 18] Progress Report

Post by animaline » Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:38 pm

Bienvenue a Paris, tu t'installes dans quel quartier?

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Re: [DEV DIARY 18] Progress Report

Post by OldSnake » Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:45 pm

Bonjour animaline,

Je ne serait sur Paris que temporairement :) Sur Saint-Mandé.

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Re: [DEV DIARY 18] Progress Report

Post by WensFR » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:45 pm

Merci pour toutes ces infos OldSnake.
Bon courage.

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Re: [DEV DIARY 18] Progress Report

Post by Red Mayor » Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:29 pm

Excellent, thank you for the update. Looking forward to reviewing where the next version is up to.

Keep the good work!

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Re: [DEV DIARY 18] Progress Report

Post by Edarius » Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:28 pm

Good news indeed !
I won't be back yet to try the new version day-one, but it won't be too long, that's cool !
Thanks for keeping up the good work, can't wait to see the end. ;)

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