Okay, it’s Two For Thursday so that means two – count them, two – new Planitia screenshots!
First off, multiple unit types:
And secondly, the highly coveted band selection! With bonus white box!
Which means that the first battle in the War of the Pixelated but Iconic Sprites can now begin!
Seriously, I’m hoping to have some decent-looking combat footage by the end of this weekend. Things are finally shaping up!
Yay! A box!
Care to share what was going wrong with that? I’ve had similar difficulties debugging 3d graphics glitches.
Sigh. It’s all my own fault. It wasn’t the transforms or the verts or the render states or anything. I was drawing the box in a different part of the code than the main drawing routine, and so the box was getting wiped out when the main drawing routine cleared the back buffer. I had done some hacky drawing in other parts of the code before and it had worked so it took a while for it to occur to me that the box might be getting drawn first.
I dehackified it and now all my drawing code (including the box) is in one place. And now the box draws.
…and there was much rejoicing!
Congratulations on the banding and I look forward to another Planitia update on monday..;)
Thanks to everyone for all your kind words and for not calling me a dumbass, which I richly deserve. And yes, I am hoping to post some major coolness on Monday.
w00t! You win!
Yay! Cool white box there!! 🙂