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Category Archives: Live progress
Alpha 10 features
New features development on Alpha 10 is nearing its completion (more on that in articles end). Here I would like to list and explain features that went into it: Particle effects Smoke, dust, fire and mist effects were added to … Continue reading
Posted in Live progress, News 7 Comments
Working on render quality – Part 1 (SSAO)
Goals Ever since the beginning of Knights Province project I wanted it to be visually pleasing. Slightly cartoonish style with bright colors, semi-realistic soft lighting and shading. Ambient Occlusion (AO) is one of those shading effects that add depth and … Continue reading
Posted in How things work, Live progress 7 Comments
Where does smoke go?
One of the features I’m working on for Alpha 10 is particle effects. Those include smoke, dust, fire, mist and others. Here are some early particle tests from dev tools: Faced difficulties included writing a shader for billboard particles (so … Continue reading
Posted in Live progress, Tools 6 Comments
Experimenting on house building
This week I’m experimenting with house building process. There were several ideas, simple and complicated ones. But in the end I’m aiming toward the balance between house building process that should look appealing and doable from technical and labor standpoint. … Continue reading
Posted in Live progress 9 Comments
Bugfixing Alpha 8
It has been almost 2 weeks since Alpha 8 release. There are many bugreports and suggestions – thank you for that! Bugfixing goes on. I’m also using a nice little tool called Runner, which runs the game without display (e.g. 45min of … Continue reading
Posted in Live progress, Sidenotes 2 Comments
Skirmish equalization improved
I had some doubts about how to handle “Skirmish” setup in MapEditor. Cos there are plenty of ways for Skirmish maps to be made made “unfair” (placement of resources, dynamic script, etc..). So I thought that maybe the MapEd should not … Continue reading
Posted in Live progress 5 Comments
Terrain Triggers – another feature into Alpha 8
There’s one more feature I want to include into Alpha 8 – terrain triggers. Terrain triggers are special zones placed in MapEd, that trigger dynamic script events when a unit enters into the zone. This is very helpfull for story missions … Continue reading
Posted in Ideas, Live progress, Sidenotes 13 Comments
Alpha 8 is mostly ready. I’d guess it will take another week or two before it’s released. Now I’m looking into making some final touches to it. For example until there are proper designs and models for mounted units – … Continue reading
Posted in Live progress, Screenshots 17 Comments
All notifications together
Made these notifications and updated the games’ code to show them in appropriate situations:
Posted in Live progress, Sidenotes 5 Comments
House notifications icons
After watching second part of Knights Province play (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33tjOSoJfNQ) I’ve decided to look into house notifications. As of Alpha 7.1, they indicate when a house if missing a worker, or a connecting road (these are 2 very popular situations for new … Continue reading
Posted in Ideas, Live progress, Screenshots 10 Comments