Final Area 2 WIP

Ok, ive done alot of work on area 2 tonight, and some changes/decisions have been made, and please remember guys, STICK TO YOUR WORKFLOW, if you stop to worry about every little detail, youll never progress:

  • Dimorphodons have been added in, and set up.
  • Pteranodons added and set up.
  • All custom navmesh surfaces set up on high rocks and etc.

Now, area 2 and the dinos are all basicly set up. Im going to have to make a custom ragdoll for the fliers, (that will be fun, lol), so they can fly higher and have more realism. But that will have to wait. As i need to get all areas basicly set up (workflow), before i go into details. Next ill be setting up area 3. Heres final WIP for area 2, i like how this area came out:

Level 8 Area 2 WIP

Feels good to have all the time i need for JE. Area 2’s foliage, and dead trees, is about done, and will be adding in dinos tomorrow night. 1st will be dimorphodons. Heres a short video of progress, also, if you fall off the logs crossing the high stones at that height, (while fighting pteranodons) you die:

Site Is Read Only, Thank The Spammers

This site is now Read Only, due to the spammers, and the off topics posted in Comments, forums, and etc. This site is about the video games that Enigmatic FX develops, not about spam, and blog writing.

And remember that when i revisit this as JE gets closer to release. I dont like spending 30 mins deleting comments and users, i have better things to do with my time.

New Level, Area 1

Hey guys, done alot to area 1 of the new level, its mostly done, and will be finishing it up tonight. Ill be starting on area 2 tomorrow, cant wait, got alot planned for it (breakable wall, fliers, and log bridges to fall off of, lol. Area 1 came out great, and the ankylosaurs should be set with their movement/animation in a few hours.

Area 3 will have 2 protoceratops, and like their kin, they are heavily armored, so killing them wont be easy, havent decided weapon for them yet, but will be shotgun or assault rifle. Currently this level is running at 170 fps, so by the time the level is done, it should be around (at lowest) 70-80 fps, maybe a bit higher. Heres the eye candy:

New Level Info

Heres the in-dev info on the new level, 8 (level number will be changed later). In area 1, youll encounter Ankylosaurus, 3 of them. Now anky only has 1 attack, as he is a herbavore. but the tail attack is more than enough, its high dmg, hell, the dino is carrying a sledge hammer on the back of his tail, lol.

The second area (you can see some of), will be Dimorphodons, and pteranodons. I loved that area from JE v2. And heres the eye candy:

Protoceratops

Sup guys, wanted to update on a few changes and additions. Instead of importing other levels, terrains, etc., im going to be adding more levels to the current build (which has 7 finished), only thing that will change is the numbering of levels.

So, this is the newest member of JE, the Protoceratops, he just came out of the dino lab, and ready to rock and roll. Ill also be adding 2 more new dinos soon:

Current Update

Yo guys, well the actual terrain transfer (with splat map, etc.) to current version, will take too much time (way too many assets). As its actually faster for me to re-create levels 1, 2, and 3, from v2. Ive already started, and video will follow this coming weekend.

Ya know, its so cool to import/set up, and look at a previous project version, and see the mistakes that were made, at that time. Hence the re-create, because i can do way better now, lol. So yes, the fliers will be in (pteranodon, dimorphodon), the cargo ship with Protoraptors will be there, and the T-rex area will be well set up, with the wall to be blown down with grenades…

More Levels

Sup guys, great news. What im doing is taking the best levels from v2 and the current, and combining them. Now, heres why: some of the levels from v2 (3 of them) were well made and have a real fun feel to them, and fun is where its at.

Ive also looked at other factors, like visual, environmental, and gfx (how it looks, and feels). I have to say, this is killer good, as JE will now have more levels (around 10), which i like, and will have the same nice gfx/PPE like the current version. I spent a few hours tweaking and setting up level 1 from v2, and wow, far better gfx/PPE, and the performance with just a few optimization changes, is in the high 70’s.

Remember, as a few have stated here on the forum…take your time, do it right, and be realistic. Well with the pandemic, and world unrest, id be a fool to release anything until this all is over, and stable. Do it right?, check. JE has gone through Builtin, HDRP, and 3 prototypes. Im all set, and so is the path, and JE only gets better, the SS’s and video’s show it. Ill have video soon, its looking good, heres 2 SS”s from the converted level 1 of v2, the Dilo Den, and the Raptor Ravine 🙂

Current Work

Ok, what ive been doing lately, is a vision of the best JE builds/prototypes. Prototype v2 had 3 levels which were very well made. So ive incorperated them into the latest build. Now this is really a test to see if i can integrate the best work done, into a final build.

It would be easy, and wouldnt take long at all. So ive been testing this out, so just need some time to fully test. Ive always thought that v2 was more fun for the player, and thats more important.

Classes

I had a new student tonight, that signed up for my Unity game dev classes, a “newbie”. Now mind you, i use video conference software, where i can see the students and their comp screens. Class starts, going great, then he asks “isnt there a prog that can do that for me?”. “Sorry, no, there isnt”. 20 mins later he asks the same question, lol. I can see the other students reactions.

Typical generation, wants everything done for them. So in a cool way i told him, “no offence, but maybe game dev isnt for you, as you have to learn C# and systems, and work hard to be one, there is no easy button”. His screen went black… 1st time ive had a student rage quit. Dont be an ass, just because something wont do everything for you, and disrupt the other students, who ARE here to learn and pay their dues.

Shining example of a generation to come….lol. Good luck.