For a while now I've been writing notes and making concepts for a dialogue system built entirely in the Hammer editor. Utilizing mostly point_message, game_ui and logic_relay, along with an assortment of other entities, I have come to the conclusion that programming a dialogue system interface will be necessary due to the sheer complexity of what would be involved in making it solely in the Hammer editor. Although I do have basic experience in Python and I of course know how to compile code for Source, I have barely any knowledge of writing code in C++, nevermind the various functions used in the Source engine. I'll assume the two are similar, but it is clear that the level of programming will be a lot more complex than what I am used to in my own custom built Python projects. I originally planned to just seek out a volunteer programmer, but I think it is important that if it is possible for myself to do it, I must at least try, even if it will take longer than expected.
This week's log (in hours)
- Writing: 1
- Writing: 2
- Writing: 4
- More work has been done on the story's timeline this past week.
- GreenPepper has concluded that he will have to learn C++ in order to program a leaning mechanic and dialogue system interface.
- Week 142 Newsletter (December 25, 2016)
- GreenPepper (lead developer)
Quote of the week:
"How are they going to talk about free enterprise to a people that had almost half a million unemployed, a million and a half illiterates, half a million children without schools, who had to stand in line to get into a hospital—in addition to finding some politician to help, in exchange for selling him your vote! How can they come and talk about free enterprise to a people that know what free enterprise is: aristocratic clubs for a few thousand families while there are beggars in the streets, while hungry children go swimming at El Morro, next to sewage because they could not afford to go to a beach, because the beaches were off-limits and for the aristocrats only; the beaches were for the fortunate beneficiaries of free enterprise."
- Fidel Castro