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New month, new goals…

I have been working diligently on trying to pump out a 2.0 release of Traders, although it is nearly completion, it just is not quite ready yet. I`m still heavily in the testing phase and cleaning up a lot of the code and to remove any debug/test zones from the game’s core engine.

I’m a bit torn in the decision in whether to fully incorporate knights and the barbarian attack. For the most part I’ve got the knights to work, they can chase the robber away and move up and down trade path. Although the latter still requires a bunch of testing, it works fairly neatly. I have yet to start on the actual barbarian attack, so I believe I’ll be leaving that portion of it out the 2.0 release (unless I get super crazy).

In the coming days I’ll be capping off the knight moving, finalizing it and testing it through and through, and the plan is to add in city walls as the next feature. Once that is completed, I’ll be finishing any other animations/helpers that I’ve been missing/planned to do, then it’s clean up, and boom! 2.0 release!

I popped my head into the theatre to watch the new Star Wars spin off movie and my verdict is that I’m indifferent. Don’t get me wrong, it is a great movie, very well done and I enjoyed it a ton. It tied a few things together and then at the same time it opened up some more stories at the same time. I had a hard time getting past the fact that Harrison Ford was not Han Solo, it was just wasn’t fully convincing it could be the same character. I need to venture off and see it again, but overall it was a good movie.

Jedi live on…

I hustled out of the house on my day off to snap up a copy of this great title. As most of you know, I’m a huge Star Wars fan, and this is definitely one of my favorites in the series. They’re the only DVDs (Blu-ray), that I buy now a days, and I definitely get my use out of them.

I put it on this afternoon as soon as I could get the cellophane off the cover. It definitely didn’t give me the chills of a new Star Wars movie like it did in the theater, although, I was pre-occupied with Sphere (yes, I had it open, and I was working!).  I still thoroughly enjoyed it, as per usual.

My only beef with the movie is that it doesn’t answer any questions about anything, except to add more speculation about Rey’s parents and who the hell is Snoke. Maybe episode nine… (insert eye rolling smiley here).


I’ve spent the better part of the last few days re-factoring and modifying Traders to make the code a little more versatile in terms of structure and being able to move things freely and a lot easier.. ly? Ha. After I’ve gone through this mess I have a couple of mini-projects to complete with it. First I’m going to add in a few more maps to the system, I’ve already test ran the MapMaker again and added in a new one, fixed a few things, after adding more maps though, I’m going to officially add boats to the game (framework basically there, just need some testing), then gold mines will be brought (fully) into the fold.

So here’s my itinerary:
– Finish re-factoring
– Add more maps (~5)
– Boats
– Gold Mines
– Rolling to see who starts (axed it before 1.0, made it simply random to see who goes first)
–  Bank trade reworking (multiple demands/offers, smarter trades)
– Hot keys/short cuts
– Better number placements (avoid 6’s & 8’s near each other, and like numbers beside each other)

Features on the docket:
– Barbarian attack (Cities & Knights)
– discover-able land & Gain resource
– Cities & Knights play mode
– Columbus Point (Seafarers)
– Fixing numbers (MapMaker)
– Bots (AI)
– Real lobby

So that’s where I’m at with Sphere, currently I don’t have any plans to continue with Mouse or Canasta at this time, but they are not thrown away as of now, I just don’t have the time to continue all the projects I’ve started.

Scheduling some time…

Now that I’m officially off work until the new year (pending something catastrophic), I’m setting up some time for some development, finally. I’m going to hammer out a nice little design doc pertaining to the game and some major points I need fleshed out. I have most of it in past notes and some neat little ramblings on my phone, but the key is to put forth everything in a central location so I can firmly put forth a solid plan.

But first, I must get something a little more important out of the way…


I’m not an absolute die-hard fan, but I’m definitely a huge fan. I just didn’t feel like freezing my butt off in the cold waiting in line for a few hours. I’m a bit of a wimp. We’re (friends & I) are hoping the lines drizzled down a bit so we can head out late tonight to see the movie. I’m pretty excited to see the new one from all the hearsay I’ve heard. Going to be good!

I’ll post some thoughts about it tomorrow, maybe some other news as well…

The Land of Zombies…

I recently, also known as yesterday, had watched Zombieland. I thought it was pretty damn good. I really enjoyed Woody Harrelson and has peculiar antics. Definitely well worth the price of admission. Although it was a bit disappointing in length, it definitely didn’t make my ass sore like most new releases being at only an hour and a half long. They did however open it up to a possible sequel if they want to explore that avenue.

It was quite ironic that as I was picking up the girl before the movie I had seen a zombie walk downtown. I would say about 40 to 50 people wandering around aimlessly with face paint (or what I would gather as) down the streets. I’m only assuming they are still human.

“Fucking Bill Murray!”

Obviously I haven’t made much progress over the last couple weeks with much of anything, I’ve been either working myself senseless, hanging out with the girl or sleeping into abyss. I’m thinking I’ll try and be a bit more proactive and make the most of my time. Although NHL10 really seems to get in the way of doing anything productive in the least.

And like I said, “Fucking Bill Murray!”.

Wow… That was terrible…

I went ahead and watched District 9 last night, my god, that was such a piece of shit. Never, ever, ever, rent it when it comes out, it’s atrocious. Garbage.

Anyways, I ended up doing some Paperboy for the NES a bit earlier and my god, that is a hard damn game. I got to Tuesday and gave up nearly after that. I was pretty tempted to do what I did in Yo!Noid with playing around with save states to edge through the levels but got lazy. Then I switched to Zelda 2 for NES and started that up and I can’t find the god damn candle. What the hell. Its important, so where the fuck.

Anyways, this was a gar-balled post, just too tired to make real comments and opinions, maybe tomorrow night.

District 9…

Today before work had started my boss had said he seen District 9 the night before and said he barely even finished half the movie because it was just that bad. So, I’m going to see/torture myself to watch it tonight and see what I think of it. Cross your fingers.

I picked up NHL 10 earlier today and played it a bit earlier before work and a bit after work.  It’s absolutely amazing, although I’m really not a fan of the boosting system, I love the idea of custom equipment, but the bonuses are just a terrible idea. Thanks for fucking up a great game. I can wait to see a bunch of retards in camo gear. I started off a Be A Pro career first with my goalie and ended up getting drafted 2nd overall by Columbus, then a started a new one being a Defensive Defenseman and got drafted first overall. I’m thinking I unlocked a +3 boost somewhere because I have one now. Some of the custom stuff is pretty neat though. I really want the ninja looking stuff.

Hmm… maybe I should just make a Let’s Play on NHL10… haha. Actually I’m thinking of doing one Zelda II. We’ll see, I wasn’t too fond of it when I first played it.

I haven’t done any work on mouse this week, I plan on getting back into hopefully, but with NHL10 being out now, work could become pretty scarce. I’ll try tomorrow or hopefully on the weekend.