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by PeteX
Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
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Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MM

That looks interesting, I'll give it a go and see what the generated terrain looks like from within FriendlyFruit. (At the moment I'm working on getting FriendlyFruit working in Windows, though, and it probably makes sense for me to finish that first. I don't want to get pulled in too many different...
by PeteX
Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
Replies: 309
Views: 83213

Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MM

The current heightmap is 513x513 (Panda likes heightmaps to be a power of two plus one). It's meant to represent a 1km square, so the heights are stored with a resolution of one sample every two metres approximately. It seems to work okay; you can't see obvious breaks in the landscape. Incidentally,...
by PeteX
Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
Replies: 309
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Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MM

I've just created a forum on the friendlyfruit.org site, which should be easier to use than this one thread! :D I've taken the latest posts from here, and replied to them in the appropriate part of the forum. If you go there and look around, you should find an answer to anything you were asking abou...
by PeteX
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
Replies: 309
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Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MM

Thanks for the link to Inno Setup. I've had a quick look and I think it may well do what we want. It doesn't generate the .msi type of installer, but that's only really important if you're writing software that is going to be rolled out automatically to a group of corporate users. (I think that's ri...
by PeteX
Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
Replies: 309
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Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MM

Hi All, Good news—I've now finished all the downloadable scene stuff. You can now design a scene in Blender, export it, upload it to the Internet, and play it. If you wanted, you could run a server which would allow other people to play your scene, but at the moment there isn't much point because in...
by PeteX
Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
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Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MM

I've just pushed some code to the repository. You will now see some simple terrain when you start the client. This terrain was generated from a mesh designed in Blender. If you turn right round using the arrow keys, you will see that the cathedral and the trees are still there, too. (Yes I know the ...
by PeteX
Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
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Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MM

Hi All, I feel you will end up with 'empty worlds' without LOD ... Perhaps in the end we'll find we can't live without it, for this reason. At the moment, though, I feel the most important thing is to get a product that people can try out. Apart from anything else, more people are likely to voluntee...
by PeteX
Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
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Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MM

Hi SN, I can see that you need LOD for something like a flight-sim, where the user can look down at a large area. For other games I think it's probably nice to have, but not essential. Check out this tree model for example. It's 324 polygons, apparently. Now imagine you built a scene containing 200 ...
by PeteX
Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
Replies: 309
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Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MM

Hi Ikesmasher, Would you be interested in fixing the trees? The current trees don't look too bad, but they use a lot of polygons. You can get away with having a handful in a scene, but a forest would be a complete no-go. Originally I was thinking that we'd need multiple levels of detail, and all the...
by PeteX
Thu May 31, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
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Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MM

Hi Ikesmasher, I haven't got my Pi yet either! I didn't bother registering straight away because I didn't realise it was a queue. :( Thank you for offering to do 3D modelling—it's great that so many people are interested in doing that, because I'm primarily a coder. (I can model up to a point, but i...
by PeteX
Wed May 30, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
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Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MM

The client now loads objects from a scene! If you pull the latest changes, you will be able to look around my demo scene, with the cathedral plus three trees. (Unfortunately you don't start in a very good place, so you won't see anything at all to begin with. Turn with the arrow keys until you see t...
by PeteX
Tue May 29, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
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Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MM

Hi Doctorwho, Sounds good! We're a long way from an alpha test as yet, but help testing will be very useful when things are a bit more complete. I'm certainly hoping the quests can work in the way you describe. What I want is a learning curve that isn't too steep. You will be able to download the ga...
by PeteX
Mon May 28, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
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Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MM

Ah, they're green when you select them. Was that what you meant? That just happens because of an oddity with Blender. Objects which are members of groups show up green, for some reason. (BTW, do you find you get into a situation with Blender where you can't see things because they're black on black?...
by PeteX
Fri May 25, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
Replies: 309
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Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MM

Oh, BTW, what do you mean about the blends being set up a certain way? The scene descriptions certainly are, but you haven't seen them yet. :) The blend files for the building and the player weren't intentionally set up in any special way. The naming convention is deliberate, BTW. We need to know wh...
by PeteX
Fri May 25, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
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Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MM

Hi Dave, Git looks perfect, you have your own branch and you've successfully cloned it. You'll be able to add .blend files to the media directory, then push them back. Once you're happy with them, I can easily merge them into the main distribution. Yes I'm working on the code. I've made quite a few ...
by PeteX
Thu May 24, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
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Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MM

Hi Dave, The wolf is looking good, and thanks for adding the picture on the wiki. I've never used Git on Windows. If you let me know a few more details, perhaps I'll be able to see what went wrong. There are instructions specifically for Github here . Did you follow those instructions or did you fin...
by PeteX
Wed May 23, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
Replies: 309
Views: 83213

Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MM

I've uploaded a list of outstanding projects here, as promised.
by PeteX
Wed May 23, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
Replies: 309
Views: 83213

Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MM

Hi Dave, The code should run on Windows without extensive rework, but I haven't tested it yet. It's likely that there are a few niggles. I do want the code to be usable on Windows but—since the Pi is Linux-only—it has been a low priority so far. You need to be able to run the game, though, so I'll t...
by PeteX
Mon May 21, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
Replies: 309
Views: 83213

Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MM

Hi Specsdude, It's not available as a finished product, but you can download the current code by cloning the Github repository at https://github.com/PeteX/friendlyfruit ('git clone https://github.com/PeteX/friendlyfruit.git'). If you run this code, you will see a scene that you can walk around. You ...
by PeteX
Tue May 15, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
Replies: 309
Views: 83213

Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MM

I've put the design notes online at https://github.com/PeteX/friendlyfruit/wiki/Design-of-Client-and-Server . If you're wanting to join in with programming, hopefully this will give you a head start understanding the code, and also suggest things you might like to work on. If any of it doesn't make ...
by PeteX
Tue May 15, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
Replies: 309
Views: 83213

Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MM

Hi Wolfpaw, There are no releases yet, but you can clone the repository from https://github.com/PeteX/friendlyfruit ('git clone https://github.com/PeteX/friendlyfruit.git'). There are instructions for running the client and server in README.rst. I just realised that the instructions are a bit out of...
by PeteX
Tue May 15, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
Replies: 309
Views: 83213

Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MM

Hi Jim, Thanks for the interesting link to http://glsl.heroku.com/ . Doesn't the shader compiler actually run as part of the browser, rather than on the web server? Certainly watching the interaction with that site (using Firebug) you can see that it is the shader source code that gets downloaded. I...
by PeteX
Sat May 12, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
Replies: 309
Views: 83213

Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MM

I've just checked in some more artwork: terrain, a skybox, and the beginnings of a starting zone. In the demo game, it is likely that new characters will appear in this zone for the quests that will be included in order to demonstrate the system. Here is a screenshot (rendered by Blender not Panda):...
by PeteX
Sun May 06, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
Replies: 309
Views: 83213

Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)

I've checked in four stock trees, for building landscapes.

https://www.chown.org.uk/files/trees.jpg
by PeteX
Sun May 06, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
Replies: 309
Views: 83213

Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)

<t>First of all, I fixed the problems with the Blender exporter, so I've been able to get the human figure and the walk cycle into Panda.  To be fair, the problems were largely self-inflicted because I insisted on using Blender 2.63 even though the exporter was still targeting 2.62.<br/> <br/> These...

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