Plot, story and overall content is under serious redevelopment. I grew tired of the whole content
At the moment, I will develop this game towards the framework of a classical RTS ; read C&C/Starcraft/whatever. There will be tanks, troops, a basic economic system, probably 2 layer FOW, map editor, a working AI, probably NETWORK SUPPORT. Update will occur when the new concept has been established.
The only thing I'm sure of at the moment is that only Skirmish mode is going to be available at first release. Campaign mode will probably be available later as a large patch. Or in the second release, Alien Invasion 2. (Title will change... BE PATIENT)
Redid the whole screen design. Research, manufacturing and trading screen will now look something like this. Focus is put on easy and effective design.
At the Trading Center, you can make delivery contracts with the US government with different items and wares. Most of the items you can find or construct can be sold to USA. Also, some items can't be produced but are vital for success, like gasoline and staff.
There are two different contracts at the moment; Single Orders and Perpetuity orders, where the latter is a ceaseless repetition of a chosen transaction.
Tonight, I was up to 5 AM making a mine, tweeking the truck movement and it's destination points. Looks awesome. The next step is to open 3DSMax and make a cargo unloading bay or something.
Also, there is a minor confusion when the vehicles has different mine destinations. Probably an issue on account of the more major confusion in code layout. Will drink huge amounts of coffee tonight and look into it.
Ok, so things are going pretty fine. I tuned the data going through arrays and objects getting created. Map loading went from ~15 sec to about INSTANTLY.
I made a darn fast Fog Of War, works satisfying. Youtubz demo:
The A* pathfinding works, but units are a bit choppy. With that, I ofcourse mean that they are jumping around the playfield like maniacs. Need to learn more about trig to make this efficient. Lucky for me my girlfriend is on her third year getting the ”Masters Degree of Science in Engineering”. She knows trig.