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4 comments by djoslin on Nov 21st, 2014

djoslin wrote:Vektor Prix is my take on combat kart racing. It supports singleplayer and multiplayer, AI bots of varying difficulty, a variety of weapons, entities to interact with, controller support, and gamemodes such as racing, deathmatch or team deathmatch.

It's been a long time since I've updated you guys on Vektor Prix. I'm happy to say progress has been going incredibly well.


I've made hundreds of changes, most of them have been small bug fixes or polish. However, the most substantial change has been the switch to OpenGL.


I was using simple windows line drawing routines before, and found a simple way to wrap that into DirectDraw to give me VSync. However, Windows 8 dropped support for DirectDraw which basically cut my FPS in half. This was not good.


So I wrote a wrapper for OpenGL that would draw lines in a very similar fashion to my old routines so that I could swap all of my line drawing out.


The result was a huge FPS boost as well as 2x - 16x fullscreen antialiasing. I'm pretty happy about it.


There is very little left to be done. I have an incredibly small todo list, so things are getting exciting. Yesterday I playtested deathmatch with my friend for about 20 minutes:

Stay tuned, I'll be doing a semipublic alpha in the near future.

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Guest Jul 27 2013, 5:37pm says:

Games looks fun, definetely looking forward to play it. Can you guys port it to Android?

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djoslin Creator
djoslin Jul 27 2013, 7:06pm replied:

Unfortunately, not any time soon. I want to look into the possibility in the future, but in order to port it many things would have to be rewritten.

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Backdraft_3.5
Backdraft_3.5 Jul 27 2013, 8:50am says:

Again With Track Improves And Some Stuffs

Additions
Added Ship Select And Each Ship Has Different Stats

Boss Rush - Destroy All 5 Bosses To Win! And You Can Only 3 Lives Left To Beat This Mode (Must Be Unlocked When Championship is Completed And Smiliar To Boss Battle)

Boss Ship Now Selectable On Ship Select (Defeat Boss To Unlock)

Capture The Flag - Get Flag Then Return The Base To Score! (This Mode Doent Being Added In Single Player)

Track Improves

Every Track Has Reversed Mode (Like In Re-Volt)

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djoslin Creator
djoslin Jul 28 2013, 2:55am replied:

I've decided against giving the different types of vehicles different stats, at least for now. But today I've been working on how the bosses look, and applying it to the player. So now there are different vehicles to choose from, just have to make them unlockable now. I've thought about capture the flag, I'm not sure how well it would work. I might add it in the future.
Also, I've been thinking about adding a reversed mode in as well. It's an easy way to add extra replayability, and will probably be added. The boss rush is a pretty interesting one, I might do something like that. Thanks for input :)

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Backdraft_3.5
Backdraft_3.5 Jul 27 2013, 3:07am says:

Please Change Game Screen To Normal Screen Style Without Crystal Ball Screen Style?

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Backdraft_3.5
Backdraft_3.5 Jul 27 2013, 5:23am replied:

You Should Add Deathmatch Mode For Single Player? (Now Worked On Miner Wars Arena And Bitfighter)

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djoslin Creator
djoslin Jul 27 2013, 6:05am replied:

Deathmatch mode is already in singleplayer :)
You can do a free for all game, or have up to four teams.

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Backdraft_3.5
Backdraft_3.5 Jul 27 2013, 6:35am replied:

Later I Should Suggest There

Additions

Championship - 20 Tracks And 5 Cups And Get Highest Points To Win (This Mode Doent Being Added On Multiplayer)

Improves

Options To Add Bot In Multiplayer

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djoslin Creator
djoslin Jul 27 2013, 7:30am replied:

Championship is a pretty good idea, basically exactly how my circuits are setup.
And bots can already be added in multiplayer :)

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djoslin Creator
djoslin Jul 27 2013, 4:11am replied:

Do you mean remove the warping effect for the screen? I'll add in the option, but the warping effect allows you to see further in front of you and gain a greater field of view overall.

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Well today was miserable. Broke down miles from home, no cell battery, no one would give me a jump. Had to abandon my car ugh

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@SmashRiot Amen to that. I'm a much better dev than public-relations-guy. But ah well.

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@SmashRiot This is my first attempt at greenlight, so it's a new experience to me. Just gotta figure out more ways to hype our games I spose

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@SmashRiot Alright awesome, thanks I'll look into it!

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@SmashRiot It's off to a pretty good start I think, at the same time... it's kinda hard to tell.

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