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30th November, 2011 at 03:20:18 -

Hai there,
I recently worked on a megaman zero engine for an attempt, it is my first serious project and I've got some people helping me on the storylline and stuff.
So apparently I've done half the engine, but that there's a bug, the wallkick dash on the right side doesn't work sometimes, and I've been spending some time trying to debug but it didn't work yet, hwich made me lazy

Any tips for making me more serious and less lazy to work on it?
I think that if I spend 15 hours a day working on it I'll get it fixed and I'll get it good again

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30th November, 2011 at 08:47:18 -

To debug - Create some counters and use them to keep track of any relevant alterable values, etc. Then set the Frame Rate to something low like 4. The built-in debugger is a bit clunky.



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30th November, 2011 at 13:24:04 -

You may be intimidating yourself with your idea of the size and scope of the project. In these kinds of cases, remembering that the forest is made up of lots of smaller trees can be helpful.

One way to do it is come up with a checklist. Think about your project and break it down to the smallest, simplest steps you can think of. Then decide to do maybe three (or less) of them each day. Chip away at the list one day at a time, and before you know it, most of the project is tackled. By the time it's down to the major issues/bugs, you most likely have had plenty of time to think about it, and maybe have a host of solutions to attempt.

Another way to do it is to simply sit down with your project and work on it uninterrupted for like five minutes, then take a small break. Literally walk away from your computer and do something completely different: drink a glass of water, walk around the block, and so on. But make sure your break is only for five minutes; then come back to work (again, for at least five minutes). Keep at it just the same way, first for a half-hour, then for an hour, then maybe even longer. Take a five minute break each time your interval is up. Soon, you may have taught yourself to stay focused on a single task for a much longer period of time than you had started out doing.

Keep focused, and keep at it! The project will be done in time.


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