Well, I also wanted to have portals in my game(as in Portal 1 & 2). Basically, like projectiles, all portals that could be created are generated at start (just hidden & disabled). Then when a player pickup a portalgun, (s)he actually request a pair of portal (s)he will be able to use. (S)he can shoot them anyway (s)he wants and once (s)he drops his/her portalgun, the pair of portals will be released to be reassigned to a new portalgun.
I am currently working on weapons. I've made a really simple optimized system for projectiles and explosions.
Basically, instead of instancing a projectile each time a weapon fire, all projectiles are generated at the very beginning. They are simply hidden and deactivated until a weapon request one of them.
That way you use more RAM but a lot less CPU. And it works great with the networking system in Godot since the nodes always exist and are never destroyed.
During weekdays, I usually have to make a choice between video games and gamedev. Still by doing small bits here and there, progress is being done. Yesterday, I've made an interface to select a map, choose a game mode and launch a server. I will likely rework the interface and define a set of available game modes for each map.
Today, I worked on a spawning system for my game. I want to have multiple game modes. Most game modes will use a basic round robin approach to select spawn positions. But two game modes will allow the player to select his/her spawn position. I wanted a single class that could handle both cases and use the correct one based on the game mode received from the server. It is still WIP right now though...
Today, I've worked a bit on the networking aspect of my game. I want to have generic entities that I can assign to players at any moment of the game. That way it will be quite easy to implement entering/leaving vehicles later on. Characters and vehicles should be colored based on their team too. When this is done, I'll tackle the possibility of picking up weapons and dropping them.
I am working on a multiplayer FPS game with multiple features and game modes. The maps will be composed of planetoids like in Super Mario Galaxy. You'll have access to vehicules. And weapons will be both medieval and sci-fi.
In game modes, we will have Deathmatches, CTF, Conquest (think battlefield/battlefront), Infection (think halo) and RTS (think Tremulous/Natural Selection).
AND NO BATTLE ROYALE...
Blender 2.80 is out, and is a very impressive update. https://www.blender.org/download/releases/2-80/
Godot 3.1 is RELEASED!
More than a year of work on new features and a ton of usability improvements, as well as several thousand bugs fixed. Enjoy!
Gamedev help needed; boosts appreciated
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