Once I get an accurate Jag development kit running, I will try to make a Jaguar game...
Last week, as it becamed obvious we will meet during the AC2008 show in France, we defined the following rules.
He had to instal on my laptop his cross compiler, the remover slibrary, give me some advices during coding, and I had to make a game engine during the week-end.
This post is a transcript of how the things have gone during the WE.
Start of the operations : saturday noon
As I wanted to have a Linux on my laptop, and as Seb is more aware of Linux things rather than windows, he choosed to install a XUbuntu, then to create the cross compiler, install the libraries...
During the afternoon (we had some presentation to do for the show, so we wer not full time on the installation), everything is OK, the big part of the deal has to begin.
I had a pretty acurate idea of what I wanted to do, selected the needed graphics from the freeware "Yastuna2 Graphic Pack".
First, some theory on Jag coding, as I was not aware of how a Jag works, how to code it, how to use the Removers library.
Yes, this was a kind of crash test for his libraires...
We quickly got the first screen diplay on screen (background + sprites). Great...
Let start to code the basis of gameplay.
Then we got some tricky unexpected results, also called bugs
During the night, when Seb has to left the show, there was still some tricky bugs. I will have to find them on my own during sunday.
After a short night, and some replexion, I think I have the solution... It seems to work but randomly, after some minutes of playing, there are still some bugs coming from time to time without a single idea of what, how, and why...
Sunday noon, I think I know what happens, the how and why still miss.
During testing, I finally got the hoiw, so the why can now be corrected.
The game is ready, it's time to begin final testing.
Less than 24h have been necessary to do it...
I ask Kuk and Gatzee to test the game. It's the first time I let someone with the game without looking the screen. In France, we say "le moment de vérité.
Then some other guys also take a pad and play.
It seems the result is quite positive.
Of course, the game is not polished, there is no music or sound right now.
It needs more effects, all the extras (menus, ...), probably some rework on graphisms...
But it appears that the concept is not so bad.
I think Gatzee will come and give his first impressions.
And we met the target. Yes, as a Jaguar coder beginner, I have been able to write a game during the week-end.
Thanks to the Removers library, Jaguar programming has probably never been so easy. SebRmv and Stabylo really did an awesome work with these libraries.
Thanks to the members of the Jagware team, who gave me advices, support, and also had to listen my complaints
And also, I would like to thanks those who gave me the motivation to do this challenge, I hope they will appreciate the result
How, and what about this game ???
I have not yet reinstall my laptop at home. Once I do this, I will put the binary on the net, so you will be able to test it.
Edited by Fadest, Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:41 AM.