A brand new game
for Windows, HTML5, iPhone, Android TV and more,
Testing is fun,
Except when it fails.
Now I must dig,
through the tester's details.
If you can, please give this benchmarker a run.
It's a simple little tool.
Unzip it, run the .exe, and watch as three "Bloke" sprites circle around for a little while.
Don't touch anything. The benchmark tool will do it all for you.
Running through a bunch of sprite-pushing tests, blending methods, and audio streaming, too.
It'll also flip to fullscreen to check there, too, so be warned if you're watching any other media on your PC at the time!!!
Once it's done (about a minute and a half) it'll leave a debug.txt file, which you should send my way.
Thanks for testing!
I've been working on basic String functions, since last night.
Left, Right, Mid, Trim, SplitTxt and other generic "Basic-like" functions that I'm going to be relying on because I'm rubbish at doing C-strings.
I drew a summer Pixelart,
But it's not that warm, today.
Freezing in my many layers,
The Winter's here to stay.
This seems to be functional as well as can be expected.
An .ogg file is playing in the background. Feel free to replace the ogg with your own ogg, should you have any!
As with the previous audio test, up and down will (*should!) pitch the music up and down, but now it'll glide more smoothly, since the pitch is being handled by the main loop, not the re-buffer part of the code.
Other than that, nothing of note has changed, I don't think.
You can download the Ogg Playing test here.
I tried to figure out MOD playing, last night, but that didn't go very well at all!
Today, I'll probably focus on OGG playback, instead.
My framework is coming along quite well,
But to Windows it's still shackled.
Trying to get it running elsewhere,
Is something I haven't yet tackled.
OK, I think I managed to get this working!!
Run the game, and you should hear the "Sheep Goes Right - Level Complete" sound playing over and over and over.
This is in fact an audio stream.
This first test is for .wav only, so I left the "Data/550/TestStream.wav" as just a small little sample, but if you want to try switching it out for some actual music, simply replace that file.
Audio must be in .wav format, though.
Be sure to let me know if it does/doesn't work for you.
You can Download Stream Test here.
As always, thanks for testing!
I took last night off from development, but that didn't mean I stopped developing!
It's all quite overwhelming,
But I'll take it in my stride.
I'll whip up music playing code,
That plays a tune of pride.
Warning : Waffle ahead!
I really need to get back to working on Sheep Goes Right. It's really not a good idea to leave it half-finished like that, but I'm kinda enjoying working on the new Framework so much that I've not had much time to look back at older things.
Focused on the framework,
I leave behind another game.
I plan to pick them up, some day,
Or at least, that is my aim.
I haven't got around to tackling Streams, yet, and have spent all morning working on audio loading functionality.
Mainly that the thing kept breaking when trying to load too many files.
Typical memory leaks and the like were fairly rampant, too.
But I've persevered, and I think it's more or less stable, now.