Day: January 30, 2007

Name That Game 15!

This one should be no problem. I deliberately wanted to feature an excellent game today to counteract last week’s suckfest.

Polygons.  The Final Frontier.

Enjoy! First person to post gets a free copy of this game! Not from me, of course.

Planitia Non-Update

Well, I got band-selection working in Planitia last night. For the record, that’s where you select multiple units by dragging the mouse to form a box around them. So I really should be posting an update.

But I’m not.

Because I have yet to figure out how to actually draw the box using D3D. I figured out how to do billboarded, “fake 2D with 3D” stuff in OpenGL, but haven’t figured out how to do it in D3D yet. I spent as much time trying and failing to draw the box as I did debugging my band selection code. It’s quite frustrating.

Hopefully I’ll fix it and be able to upload an example video tonight.

Next: Now that all the controls are in, I can finally implement some combat!