Just to let peeps know whats going on with me - if your interested.
I am not really getting the chance to visit the site much, which if it does happen is in my spare time. As such, all my current and future articles are basically in stasis at the moment.
I would like to to go and review and update them all at some time or even respond to many of the questions that have been posted but due to home and work commitments thats not very likely to happen if at all
For those who are looking for help with my articles, your only likely to get a response from either another user directly or if you were to e-mail me direct. I am just not really in a position to offer the suppor they deserve at this time. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause
Well, I have been putting some major work (i.e. 1 - 4 hours) in on the code for this over the weekend. Got the basis for the game editor transactions in with the first one. Also setup the doc/view observer/subject pattern. Added in ownerdrawn menus (I know its early for that stuff, but its the drop in stuff from one of my articles, and it works just like it should )
The next thing I need to get working is creating the list of the default map objects (I intend to have this user configurable in the final product), but the game should come with a set series of objects with known bitmaps etc (and animation sequences etc). Once I get say the first 3 in, I need to start maing these selectable in the view and make it so they can be placed in the map.
Whats really surprising is, that I even drew some class diagram structures for all of this
Hopefully, I will keep this thread upto date with my progress.
Well, I have been making some progress on that DirectX game. I now have a window up and running using DirectDraw. Its black at he moment, but the surfaces do resize and move around correctly, so I am not making too much of a mistake at this stage.
I have so many plans for this game, not sure if it will ever reach fruition or be able to get all the features I want into it.
I also aim to start writing the article that goes with it fairly early too, so it may be a monster in length.
The other things I am doing a lot of is my Karate as well. I have a grading next week, which should make me at least 7th kyu but I may be able to go as high as 5th (I may triple grade - had over 3* as many lessons as some other students since my last grading), but its down to me sensei deciding whether I have earned it.
The fact that I accidently kicked him in the balls while sparring may work against me
Well, for those who play counter-strike source I can also be found fairly regulary on the University of Teesside source servers (mainly server 2). I play under the name RIGamortis. Hope to see some of you there.
I aimed to stay at home and work on my directX game. Her indoors had other ideas, and she suddenly started up all the DIY tasks on the planet at once and bugged me over them continually. I think I got to spend 5 minutes thinking about the project and thats all.
Other than that I have been following the England/Australia cricket ashes series. Its been a cool series so far with the opertunity of England goind 2-1 up tomorrow if they bowl the aussies out by the end of the last day.
Well, back to work tomorrow moning, so I miss the nd of the cricket, but I will be following the score through the internet.
Well, I did eventually get that 25th article out. So I did go Platinum. I think I was the 13th user to do that! Is that lucky or what?
General life has improved slightly. I started Rushen-kun Karate classes at the start of this year and have been training 2-3 times a week since. I have also been away on a Karate trainign weekend which ran from 4am - 11pm every day. Thats a tough schedule. Currently I am graded at 8th Kyu and should probably make 6th by end of year.
Been getting a lot on injuries while training. Busted my foot, inumeral bruises (every week through sparring). Think I have a hairline fracture in my left ulna and a dodgy joint on my right big toe after accidently kicking someone, which turned my foot completely blue. Still hobbling from that one.
I am not as depressed as I was, because I am keeping myself busy. But in gneeral life is just in stasis.
I have started a new article, but its coming on real slow, so that DirectX game is going to not appear for a long time.
Well, I hope everyone is still doing well. And in theory I should be able to reply to questions on my existing article list, but I already have 10 outstanding in my in-box which I have yet to even look at. So thats on the go slow as well.
I have missed the chit chat and interaction on the site and I do browse through lounge now and again. I have even posted once or twice ( Ohhhh, you lucky people).
Anyway, its late here, and I have to go to bed, as one of my step daughters sleeps in the front room (she wont share a room with her sister), so I have to dissapear so she can get to sleep.