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Dark Physics & Dark A.I. & Dark Dynamix / AGEIA programming compo 2006

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The Freeman
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Posted: 25th Sep 2006 23:13
hi
im just wondering how many ppl are entering the compo this year,no one seems to have any screens of what they done yet.will be cool to see ppls work this year for the compo.
post your screens here if you wonna
Neptune
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Posted: 26th Sep 2006 21:16 Edited at: 26th Sep 2006 21:16
Here is a sneak-peek of mine so far:



Not giving away any detail yet though!

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The Freeman
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Posted: 26th Sep 2006 21:56
cool thats look good,soo can all the boxs i see be moved ect ect?
Neptune
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Posted: 26th Sep 2006 22:04 Edited at: 15th Oct 2006 16:03
Thanks. Only certain types of boxes can be moved as well as wooden planks and a few other items. Its a puzzle game with locked doors, boxes of different weights, gravity pads that alter the direction of gravity, and more. I wont go into too much detail yet!!

How about you, or anyone else?
HowDo
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Posted: 27th Sep 2006 06:57
Neptune that looks flipping Great.

just a comment, do you have two sun on your planet or is there another light source in the seen some where, just shadows look wrong, but it looks ok.

Off to cry in a dark room as .........

Dark Physics makes any hot drink go cold.
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Posted: 27th Sep 2006 11:15 Edited at: 27th Sep 2006 11:16
Cheers HowDo.

Quote: "just a comment, do you have two sun on your planet"

Lol! I know. Im going to change the sky to rectify this!
ESP
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Posted: 27th Sep 2006 17:03
Hi Neptune/All,

How? What editor? Very sweet looking.

Robin
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Posted: 27th Sep 2006 18:12
I use 3D World Studio as the level creator/editor. I use custom entities within 3DWS to set level parameters, position objects, etc. For example i can drop in a custom box entity and setup its size, physics parameters (weight, material), texture, sound etc all within 3DWS. I can literally knock up a new level and play it without ever going back into DBP and adding more code.
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Posted: 2nd Oct 2006 21:34
Anyone else entering?
ESP
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Posted: 2nd Oct 2006 22:23
Hi Neptune,

I wanted to enter, but what with the complete lack of usable documentation and my inability to construct anything that does does collapse, I simply gave up.

Robin
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Posted: 5th Oct 2006 00:34
Quote: "complete lack of usable documentation "


What do you mean by this? The documentation that I have works great.

Hallowed are the ori.
Neptune
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Posted: 5th Oct 2006 20:20
Yeah and dont forget to read the information file as well as the reference document as it contains a lot of useful info.
ESP
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Posted: 6th Oct 2006 01:48
Guess who has just found the .CHM file....

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Posted: 8th Oct 2006 21:29
Mine is going to be called dungeon ball...some pictures will be ready later.

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Posted: 9th Oct 2006 21:08
Looks cool, Freeman. Whats the blue thing?

Quote: "I simply gave up"
Try thinking HARDER!!

I have to say that, with Dark Physics, I managed to get closer to a full game with DBPro than I ever have before.

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Posted: 10th Oct 2006 01:31
Im actually going to be finishing my first completed game...
er... program...

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Quote: "Whats the blue thing?"


Its a little 'helicopter-type-flying-thing' you control.
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Posted: 10th Oct 2006 22:35
Well, thats it. Mine has been sent off!!! Has anyone else submitted yet?

Good luck everyone
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Im going to be finishing mine on friday...if worst comes to worst code all night.

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Posted: 12th Oct 2006 18:12
I wonder if they are going to update the entrants page. Still nothing on there at the minute. Sent mine off on Tuesday but havent had a confirmation yet - hope they got it!!!
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Posted: 12th Oct 2006 22:38 Edited at: 12th Oct 2006 22:41
There is an entrants page?

Edit: That is because "No entrants as of 4th September 2006." means that there were no entrants before or on the date of the 4th of september 2006...

But then again, I would be worried also. (Begins getting worried about being able to finish)

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Redmotion
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Posted: 13th Oct 2006 11:33
Someone needs to update the page!

I'll be uploading mine on sunday 15th.

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Posted: 14th Oct 2006 16:34
I posted mine in the WIP, considering you can only win one prize im going to go for the hardware. That gives me a whole month to continue. Even at my games basic stages, not to brag or anything, my brother and his friend LOVED the controls and how the game was played. Im even quite happy wit how its turning out.
If you ask me, how you control the game/camera placement is a MAJOR part of games.

Good Luck to all who enter the software version.

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Posted: 14th Oct 2006 19:17 Edited at: 14th Oct 2006 19:17
Here are some more screenies:

The launcher:

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Posted: 14th Oct 2006 19:18 Edited at: 14th Oct 2006 19:18
The pyramid level:

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Posted: 14th Oct 2006 19:19 Edited at: 14th Oct 2006 19:20
A bunch of boxes that need sorting!

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Posted: 14th Oct 2006 19:21 Edited at: 14th Oct 2006 19:21
Top of the pyramid:

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Posted: 14th Oct 2006 19:21 Edited at: 14th Oct 2006 19:22
Use of cloth(web!):


Thats all. I think i've cluttered this page up too much now!! Thanks for looking

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Posted: 14th Oct 2006 20:28
Looks like you've made a great deal of effort on this Neptune, looking really good!



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Thanks Steve! Yeah, its took some doing but its been fun. Im going to continue developing it as im really pleased at how its turned out, plus i still have tons of ideas!
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Posted: 15th Oct 2006 01:08
I am amazed at how people lightmap levels. My lightmaps never look so good. Good work Neptune.

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Posted: 15th Oct 2006 01:44
Hi everybody! I just sent in my entry. I would have loved to have posted sooner, but I've been working nonstop. But at last, it is over! (So long as YouSendIt.com doesn't fail me...)

Anyway, my game is titled "Rolling Fury". You roll around collecting items for cash, and avoiding obsticles. I've attached a screenshot.

Good luck to everyone who has entered, and I can't wait to try the games!

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Posted: 15th Oct 2006 02:40
Looking sweet, Neptune - look forward to playing it. Just uploaded my entry - I'm knackered!

In the spirit of the thread heres a recent screenshot from my entry: "The Grand Machines".

Good luck Spambergo & Neptune - and everyone else.

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Neptune
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Posted: 15th Oct 2006 16:05 Edited at: 15th Oct 2006 16:07
Thanks for the comments everyone. Like your shots too Spambergo and Redmotion - look forward to playing them.
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Posted: 16th Oct 2006 01:43
here is a screen of my entry - vary basic and quite poor in relation to yours

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Here are a few screen shots of mine.
Mini Shooters:





Not as nice as I was hoping for. I threw it together in the last minute when I realized that there was only a week left and very few entries. It only has 2 1 player levels and 1 two player. Oh well.

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Wow, these all look like nice entries!

I hear you, Cooning. I worked so long on the base program, but was only able to create 3 levels by the deadline... But length wasn't really the objective, so it shouldn't really matter.
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Posted: 16th Oct 2006 11:30 Edited at: 16th Oct 2006 11:31
Some nice looking entries. I joined the "5 days to go, I'll have a quick shot!" brigade

This is a very simple Stack 'em up and knock 'em down game. It's set in a Fast Food shop, you are the destroyer of bad nutrition and fatty fast food.





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Posted: 16th Oct 2006 13:53
"Destroyer of bad nutrition"... haha, I love the concept! Looks like a fun and funny idea.

Geez, just days after the first half of the competition is over, TGCs announce another sweet looking compo... I guess I know where my free time is being devoted next.
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Well, since I'm not doing the hardware comp, here's my game for you guys to try! Enjoy! I don't think it's too bad for something thrown tegether in a couple of days between work and school (also for something made with that demo). I think the most Annoying thing about making it with the demo was that I was pretty much limited to cloths, particles, and box and sphere rigid bodies.

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Posted: 16th Oct 2006 16:13
Looks good BatVink.

Joe, just played it. Nice, and like you say not bad for the time frame.
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I canĀ“t play your game, the error is only a generic windows error saying that the program as encontered a problem and needs to shutdown.

Cheers
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Posted: 22nd Oct 2006 23:49
Have you installed the PhysX drivers? Or the latest version of DirectX?



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@ Joe Cooning : Very nice. Very playable, however I get an "object already exists error" if I try to play the 2- players game two times in a row.

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Nice catch. Here's an updated version. I forgot to delete the object for the second tank.

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Posted: 23rd Oct 2006 21:15 Edited at: 23rd Oct 2006 23:24
All the games I saw in this list really look nice!

My game is the first one I ever created in DB-Pro (never even heard of it before I read about the competition!)! And it gave me some really difficult things to work out (around), because I just had the Demo (no PhysiX-collision-report and -triggers etc.), but in the end it run! (Sorry, but I have no space to put a screenshot of my game, but it's not that important to look at!)
But after I saw what you all throw into the competition, I think my "PhysiX-Brick-Breakout" will NOT have any chances against them!

The game from "Joe" plays very fine (maybe the look/steering with the keys is a bit slow, mouse-look might have been a better choice in my eyes, but it might be intended to be like it is, to make it more difficult! )!

The game from "Neptune" seems to be a favorite, because all I have read seems like it brings much fun and needs some thinking to win!

"RedMotion"'s game also looks interesting to me!

I really wonder how the other (8?) games would look like and how they do play with the "PhysiX"!

I'm really excited who will win and what it will be (I mean the game and how it will play!)?

"Alfred", your editor absolutly looks like a "must-have" tool to me! If it gets even better, I think you could easily sell it! (Are you sure to offer it for FREE??? )


Good luck to all, who participated!

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