A while ago while working on server side stuff, I started messing around with tile positions and attempting to increase server security. Stats and position are saved on the server side, but tile collision detection is still being handled in the client. A quick fix was to check the current position on the server map, and check if the player is in a tile they arent supposed to be in. If so, the server kicks the client and adds a potential hack alert to the logs. Im not happy with this, and Im looking to see If I can find another fancy way of getting around this issue.
Aside from that, everything else is completely managed on the server side of the game!
A bit messy, but it manages XD! What you can see below is pretty much how the server handles information for every single pokemon. It saves their evolution, id number,name,type,base stats,ect.
The bad part about this, is that adding a pokemon takes approximately half an hour due to the sprites having to be set, aswell as their base stats and attacks. It takes way to long to add one of these little monsters. The great part about this though, is that it allows easy and fast access of info when needed. So it aint too bad :D
Something the editor was missing was the ability to use doors. Thats when I realized that destiny didnt have the ability to create multiple worlds/rooms. The main idea for this was for players to add a little more variation on battlefields. With this, you can make death pits, secret armory rooms, hiding spots, ect. :o It depends on the imagination of the map maker.
Something else I started working on was the ability of autotiling.
It was a huge pain, and honestly I cant believe I managed to do something of the sort haha XD
After researching a bit, I found a great awnser and technique on how to autotile entities.
This allows map makers to add alot of different and new tiles for their maps, and Im really happy with the result! Though Im a horrible map maker, here are examples of how the autotiler works c:
The tilesets im using are all from rpg maker vx ace, and other artists whose credit will be given ingame aswell as links to their source. If you are an aspiring game developer, I recommend you use this program as its definitely worth the money!
This is my example of a battlefield. Again, im horrible at making maps XD
The autotiler makes tiles combine with each other, making beautifull combinations.
Later on, I play on adding an ability to use a hotbar for placing entities, and also a way to addcustom tilesets. What I currently love about the map editor is that even huge map files dont weight as much.
A map of 20 rooms, whose with are all greater than 100 x 100 tiles ends up being around 10mb.
That is pretty small for alot of tiles! The server sends the map pretty quickly because of the small file size.
With all this, the map editor is now marked as finished and updates from now on will be focused on actual gameplay. Im sorry this wasnt much of an update, as Ive been busy with school and some personal things have been going on in my life.
Till next update!
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Getting ready for a networking update soon enough! Planning two gamemodes and an ability to explore an additional server map :o
Apr 16 2014, 11:38pm
Working on the server/client system ingame. Current issues are related with player synchronization D; Gotta read more on networking..
Mar 11 2014, 11:17pm
Ive been thinking of adding a plugin system for destiny servers. More customization means more fun <3 Development is going slow this month.
Jan 18 2014, 11:37pm
Development on repong will be paused for now. Destiny caught my attention alot more XD Onwards to the pokeverse!
Dec 16 2013, 2:13am
You know, I noticed how plain the game ends when someone reaches a final score. Should get to that after the online feature :D
Oct 22 2013, 10:54pm
Inactivity at its best, took a break from repong. Guess its time to head back in again and add more crazy stuff :D
Oct 14 2013, 1:16pm
Repong will now be updated every 2 weeks. The reason for this is because of school and other stuff I must work on aswell D; Powerups wooo~
Aug 29 2013, 5:48pm
Just found out about a nasty memory leak playing sound D: Gotta get that fixed pronto.
Aug 23 2013, 10:30pm
On second thought, I believe I should atleast add up to 8 powerups before a first release. Im happy the rewrite made things easier to add :D
Aug 20 2013, 1:49am
Getting ready to release a playable version of repong. Powerups are quite annoying to make! Hope its worth it in the end :D
Aug 16 2013, 10:55pm