I added the dog to boss fights to see how it felt. None of the bosses were afraid of the dog, so it seemed sort of useless. I think we have to redesign the boss fight to make it make more sense with the Husky.
Continued optimizing AI code to run faster/with less memory.
Optimized the AI (and husky) scripts so that they take less memory and execute faster. I developed them all by continuously adding functionality until I was happy with the game. Now that I know what the AI should do I can program them with the full road map in my mind, and I can make it much more streamlined and optimized.
I fixed a bug where the game would lag really bad if you died. This was because the husky was constantly looking for you, but you weren't there.
Poor dog, his master died, but he continued to search for him...
P.S. I also updated the rest of our website :)
I'm so sad. I missed yesterday due to laziness and bad planning. I made up for it by spending extra time on today. Today I worked on:
Today's log comes to you in the form of a skype chat!
[10:37:52 PM] iamscissors: ross
[10:37:52 PM] iamscissors: stuff
[10:37:57 PM] Ross MR.C: stuff
[10:37:58 PM] iamscissors: First:
[10:38:09 PM] iamscissors: I seperated the movement and the state machine programming
[10:38:23 PM] iamscissors: this way the movement never knows what is happening in the state machine
[10:38:33 PM] Ross MR.C: alrighty.
[10:38:35 PM] iamscissors: it just knows where it needs to go
[10:38:55 PM] iamscissors: this simplifies everything because I dont have to worry about what is actually happening
[10:39:01 PM] Ross MR.C: ^
[10:39:16 PM] iamscissors: if it gets close it slows down, and if its far it speeds up and if its off target it turns etc etc
[10:39:18 PM] iamscissors: Second:
[10:39:44 PM] iamscissors: as is usual in these things, the best solution I found was a mix of the two extremem methods of movement
[10:40:04 PM] iamscissors: originally we had no acceleration, and no turning, just jumps to the right direction and speed
[10:40:14 PM] iamscissors: then we had slow turns and slow acceleration
[10:40:18 PM] iamscissors: I combined them both
[10:40:36 PM] iamscissors: so you instantly start at .4-.5 of your max speed and then accelerate the rest
[10:40:48 PM] Ross MR.C: sounds like it is looks way better