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Posted by Josh Klint, 16 September 2014 · 218 views

Since it's not a competition, I'm actually going to enter the game tournament and publish a simple game to the Workshop.  The game will be a third-person corridor space shooter like Starfox in which you simply shoot and dodge meteors.  There are two types of meteors flying at you; red ones can be shot, whereupon they break into smaller pieces that...


Workshop Remixes

Posted by Josh Klint, 12 September 2014 · 304 views

Here's an example of something called "derivative works" which is something the Leadwerks Workshop on Steam allows us to do.

Shadmar uploaded a model from Leadwerks 2 and added some special effects to it in the Workshop here:

I subscribed to...


Beta update available

Posted by Josh Klint, 11 September 2014 · 244 views

Directional lights now allocate shadowmap stages in a different pattern.  At medium and high lighting quality, a 4096x4096 texture will be used.  I have no evidence for this, but I suspect this will be more reliable than creating a 8192x2048 texture.  The directional light shader has been modified to read shadowmaps in this new pattern.

The Texture::RG...


New beta update available

Posted by Josh Klint, 07 September 2014 · 736 views

A new update is available with the following changes:

Player collision against terrains is now working really nicely.  In general, the player controller has become very solid and accurate.  It's also quite a bit faster than before.

An experimental feature lets you make CSG brushes the child of another object and check a "shape hint" option...


Character Physics Improvements

Posted by Josh Klint, 31 August 2014 · 596 views

I update to latest version of Newton and did a lot of work on character physics.
All collisions below the step height will now be ignored, regardless of incline.
Character collision in general is much more stable and accurate.
Terrain collisions now work properly.
Character collisions using an adaptive method that will be much faster...


Update available on default branch

Posted by Josh Klint, 24 August 2014 · 263 views

A new update is now available on the default (stable) branch.  For a list of improvements and fixes, see my blog and the bug reports...


Change Map Example Added

Posted by Josh Klint, 19 August 2014 · 450 views

A new map called "09-Change Map.map" has been added to the example game.  This demonstrates how to use the new TriggerChangeMap.lua script to make your player progress from one level to the next.

In order to use this script, you must update your project with the new executables.  Select the File > Project Manager menu to open the Project...


New update available on beta branch

Posted by Josh Klint, 18 August 2014 · 388 views

A new update is available on the beta branch on Steam.

Pistol script bug fixed
A recent change in the way particle emitters are updated was causing an error where one-shot emitters would automatically release themselves while the engine was iterating through the list of emitters, causing a crash.  This has been fixed.

You must update your project...


Continued Development

Posted by Josh Klint, 15 August 2014 · 544 views

At this point I would like to share some plans with you on continued development over the next several months.  I generally avoid detailed roadmaps for two reasons:
It's more fun to announce something with a short notice than to say "we're going to do X, Y, and Z, by these dates...".  If people know too far in advanced they sort...


Animation Pipeline Improvements

Posted by Josh Klint, 03 August 2014 · 425 views

I've been doing some work with animated models lately, and encountered some of the difficulties people have mentioned with model animations.  It's not really hard to do, but there are things we can do to make the process faster when dealing with lots of animations.  This video explains some of the changes I made to make it easier to get animated...

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