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building a game from scratch

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i shouldn't have deleted previous failed works out of frustration...
one of them was almost completed and i could really have used that now.
anyway, after 3 years of ...well, i don't really know what i did all this time... i'm finally back on the right track.
the code was lost but i found some old notes on paper, so i could at least reconstruct the base ideas of my previous work.
using paramat's Minipeli game as foundation, i'm slowly beginning to put things into practice.

current progress:
- created minimal base requirements by using Minipeli
- learned about licensing with a helpful post from sofar
- updated the README.txt
- added textures for sun and moon, updated crack texture
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Re: building a game from scratch - Sol Aureus

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in the beginning there was the void.
the Fox was floating within it and said "what is this?! there is nothing here!".
then he created the stone, that fills half of the world. it generated in various shapes, forming deep valleys and high mountains.
the Fox declared "this is the earth. and above, there is the sky.".
then he noticed the sun and the moon moving across the sky, creating day and night.
but he was not happy, because they looked like ugly squares.
the Fox clapped his hands and with a flashy *poof* the sun and moon became round and fancy looking.
"now, this is much better" he said.
"but the earth looks so dry and dusty... there should be water flowing on it" and he created water, which filled up the deepest valleys to form big oceans, small lakes and rivers.
then he went down to a nice river, and laid down near the shore to take a nap.


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the orange pond is lava, the blue to the left is water.
the lighter blue/cyan to the right is river water. all liquid source blocks are renewable.

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the sun when it rises in the morning

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Re: building a game from scratch - Sol Aureus

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Nice! Can't wait till you're done this. Def gonna give it a try then.
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Re: building a game from scratch - Sol Aureus

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Can I make a couple requests or do you not take requests?

Also this looks really interesting in a good way :)

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Re: building a game from scratch - Sol Aureus

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toby109tt wrote:Can I make a couple requests or do you not take requests?
i can't say that i grant wishes, but i'm always open for suggestions =(^.^)=
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Re: building a game from scratch - Sol Aureus

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firefox wrote:
toby109tt wrote:Can I make a couple requests or do you not take requests?
i can't say that i grant wishes, but i'm always open for suggestions =(^.^)=
That answer lol

Here are my suggestions for some nodes/blocks keep in mind this is stuff I would like to see but If It Doesn't fit your game you don't have to do it :D

(hedges) It uses the Cobblestone Wall model but instead of Cobblestone It has a Leaf Texture

(stalactites and stalagmites) this would improve caves and clifs to look More interesting they wold Look Something like this

Also maybe you could change the way the gui (inventory) looks To be something new
(Not a mod and Not the base Something completely New)

Maybe a couple new trees and plans (like a new small cactus plant in the desert like this that would be great for Decoration Reasons

Also I Would really love to have a chair block To sit on like The One x-decor has

Also on the previous topic I posted a comment but you probably didn't see it so here it is agan

Hey I found this topic a while Back and I really Love what he did with the Trees sadly he ever continued It Could you do something similar with your trees he Made the bottom block a bit thicker with a custom node model
i recommend checking out the forum page for inspiration thers lots of cool ideas
heres a picture from The forum post
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also look at this page viewtopic.php?f=50&t=10895&start=125 those caves and lians hanging from the clif my god so nice

thats it XD

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Re: building a game from scratch - Sol Aureus

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toby109tt wrote:(hedges) It uses the Cobblestone Wall model but instead of Cobblestone It has a Leaf Texture
sounds good
toby109tt wrote: (stalactites and stalagmites) this would improve caves and clifs to look More interesting they wold Look Something like this
nah... i don't like it :P
toby109tt wrote:Maybe a couple new trees and plans (like a new small cactus plant in the desert like this that would be great for Decoration Reasons
i have plans not only for flowers for all colours, but also different flowers for different biomes, like in TenPlus1's Ethereal mapgen.
toby109tt wrote:Also I Would really love to have a chair block To sit on like The One x-decor has
i will include x-decor =(^.^)=
toby109tt wrote:Also on the previous topic I posted a comment but you probably didn't see it so here it is agan
i did see it, but it's not what i want.
i will use the default block style but with custom made tree models ;)
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Re: building a game from scratch - Sol Aureus

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the next morning, the Fox wandered around to discover his new world.
he climbed a mountain, crossed an ocean, wandered through a valley and swam in a river.
then he got bored. "all is of the same shade of grey..."
then he got a brilliant idea.
"ninja kittens, hand me the Paint Brush."
on the first rock, he painted a fancy moustache, on the next rock, he painted curly eyebrows.
but then he painted all the rocks with nice earthen colours and named them Rock Stone, Earth Stone, Red Stone and Yellow Stone.
he send out his ninja kittens to spread the new stones all over the world, then laid down to sleep again.

when the Fox woke up, he was in really bad mood.
his back hurt, because the stone he laid on was hard and uncomfortable.
now he got really angry. "NYAAAAA!!! =(>.<)= "
he fiercely grabbed the stones and crushed them into tiny pieces, creating cobble, gravel, dirt and sand.
"RAAAAAAAWR!!!" he threw it up in the air,
and as it rained down to the earth, the world's surface was covered with soft soil.
then went back to sleep.



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lavacooling and moss generation from default minetest_game

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all stones and ice with snow
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Re: building a game from scratch - Sol Aureus

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firefox wrote:the next morning, the Fox wandered around to discover his new world.
he climbed a mountain, crossed an ocean, wandered through a valley and swam in a river.
then he got bored. "all is of the same shade of grey..."
then he got a brilliant idea.
"ninja kittens, hand me the Paint Brush."
on the first rock, he painted a fancy moustache, on the next rock, he painted curly eyebrows.
but then he painted all the rocks with nice earthen colours and named them Rock Stone, Earth Stone, Red Stone and Yellow Stone.
he send out his ninja kittens to spread the new stones all over the world, then laid down to sleep again.

when the Fox woke up, he was in really bad mood.
his back hurt, because the stone he laid on was hard and uncomfortable.
now he got really angry. "NYAAAAA!!! =(>.<)= "
he fiercely grabbed the stones and crushed them into tiny pieces, creating cobble, gravel, dirt and sand.
"RAAAAAAAWR!!!" he threw it up in the air,
and as it rained down to the earth, the world's surface was covered with soft soil.
then went back to sleep.



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lavacooling and moss generation from default minetest_game

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all stones and ice with snow
I know I already told you this but I really love the story telling it's very Unique
Also keep the amazing work going im Loving This

Will you change the world generator?

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Re: building a game from scratch - Sol Aureus

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toby109tt wrote:Will you change the world generator?
the biome API supports mapgen v5, v7 and valleys. that's 3 worlds to choose from ;)
v7 is the standard mapgen with a mix of normal and interesting terrain.
valleys makes realistic terrain with rivers. (and river water)
v5 makes crazy unrealistic terrain :P

caves are as usual (depending on the mapgen) but i will change the depth levels of ores.
it's still to early, but here's my plan:
metals (for tools and armor) - iron, copper, gold, silver, mithril
iron+copper=bronze, gold+silver=orichalcum
gems (for magic) - coal, jade, mese, diamond
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Re: building a game from scratch - Sol Aureus

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firefox wrote:
toby109tt wrote:Will you change the world generator?
the biome API supports mapgen v5, v7 and valleys. that's 3 worlds to choose from ;)
v7 is the standard mapgen with a mix of normal and interesting terrain.
valleys makes realistic terrain with rivers. (and river water)
v5 makes crazy unrealistic terrain :P

caves are as usual (depending on the mapgen) but i will change the depth levels of ores.
it's still to early, but here's my plan:
metals (for tools and armor) - iron, copper, gold, silver, mithril
iron+copper=bronze, gold+silver=orichalcum
gems (for magic) - coal, jade, mese, diamond
Anny new updates?

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Re: building a game from scratch - Sol Aureus

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toby109tt wrote: Anny new updates?
not yet...

and i read that the default default mod is too big and causes long load times because everything depends on it,
and that it would be better to have each thing in it's own mod.
so i think i might re-arrange some things first.
(if i continue like this, my default mod would be even bigger than the default default mod :P )
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firefox wrote:
toby109tt wrote: Anny new updates?
not yet...

and i read that the default default mod is too big and causes long load times because everything depends on it,
and that it would be better to have each thing in it's own mod.
so i think i might re-arrange some things first.
(if i continue like this, my default mod would be even bigger than the default default mod :P )
Still not?

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Re: building a game from scratch - Sol Aureus

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toby109tt wrote:
firefox wrote:
toby109tt wrote: Anny new updates?
not yet...

and i read that the default default mod is too big and causes long load times because everything depends on it,
and that it would be better to have each thing in it's own mod.
so i think i might re-arrange some things first.
(if i continue like this, my default mod would be even bigger than the default default mod :P )
Still not?
i degraded the default mod to just include default sounds, the player model, wieldhand, forspecs and sun and moon textures.
biomes and all their blocks and liquids have been moved to the "ground" mod. =(^.^)=
no other changes besides that...

next is adding dirt with grass and polish biome definitions to get sandy oceans and beaches.
also duplicating the "underground" biome to include the other stone types as well. (rock stone will still be the most common, since there is no ice underground. earth stone will be 2nd and desert stone the rarest, but not finite like in default ;) )
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Re: building a game from scratch - Sol Aureus

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Still no updates :/

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toby109tt wrote:Still no updates :/
Toram Online had an update: Spears and Halberd Skills
now guess why i didn't update this project yet :P

i promise to finish the grass and biome definitions before the year ends...
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quick preview on the grasses:

from left to right - snowy grass, green grass, mossy grass, dry grass

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Re: building a game from scratch - Sol Aureus

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grass update:

- improved colours
- added side texture

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Re: building a game from scratch - Sol Aureus

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next story update will be ready soon... =(^.^)=
i only need to do some "minor" changes to biome parameters :P

(will edit this post when it's done)
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Re: building a game from scratch - Sol Aureus

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firefox wrote:next story update will be ready soon... =(^.^)=
i only need to do some "minor" changes to biome parameters :P

(will edit this post when it's done)
yay a new update Thank You For Your hard work I was already getting scared this project was dead

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Re: building a game from scratch - Sol Aureus

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while the Fox was sleeping, wind and waves picked up the crumbled rock pieces and sorted sand from gravel.
shores and riverbeds now had a different soil than the higher lands.
eventually, grass sprouted from the soil and slowly covered every place where the sunlight reaches.
the ninja kittens picked up the paint brush and coloured the grass according to the colour of the stones it was growing on.
so they created green, dry, mossy and snowy grass.
they also carried the sand into the desert and the snow to the glaciers.
when the Fox woke up after his long sleep, he found his world bright and colourful.


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Green Grass on Earthstone

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Mossy Grass and a Dungeon

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Dry Grass on Yellowstone

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Snowy Grass on Rockstone

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a Glacier

(forgot to screenshot the desert :P )
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Re: building a game from scratch - Sol Aureus

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uh,
I like the textures
but
was blown away
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Nice keep it up

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Re: building a game from scratch - Sol Aureus

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status info:

currently i'm re-writing the biome definitions to include an underground, ocean, beach, land and mountain version for each of the 9 biomes.
mars, venus, jupiter and mercury are already done.
having 9 underground biomes instead of 4 (for the 4 stones) is important for biome based ore distribution later ;)

i also changed lava and river water back to being un-renewable, since i learned that the bucket mod allows a forced renew when filling buckets.
i will also add other methods to generate river water and lava when i expand the functions of liquid interactions.

and once again i forgot to take the missing screenshot of the desert :P
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Re: building a game from scratch - Sol Aureus

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I really like what you've done, looks good so far. Would you be willing to put the game on GitHub so that we can give it a try as well? Thanks.
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