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15th April 2022  
One of those days..

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AmigaBlitz


First, trying to get music to work in Amiga Blitz, alongside sounds.
It seems you can't do that with regular .MOD (Protractor) modules, but Blitz also has a separate set of commands for playing MED (Octamed) modules instead.
The Blitz commands include the ability to toggle channels off and on, allowing you to more properly do music+sound types of things.

So I coded in a mod playing function, and ...
.. It was slow.
It was VERY slow.

I tried half-a-dozen techniques to get the med file playing at the proper speed, toggling options here and there, hoping for the best, but..
Hmmm..
That's not good..

So I abandoned that for the day, and instead tackled the week's SmileBASIC game.

SmileBASIC


I worked on a nice little controller concept.
The Switch has four distinct "4 directional" controls..
The top left thumbstick, the bottom left DPad, the top right face-buttons, and the bottom right thumbstick, all have an up, down, left and right.
Could I make a game where each one moves a different character through a maze?!



Well, yes, but also definitely no, because the control scheme got insanely confusing almost immediately.

Game scrapped.
I now have .. um.. today, to write an entire game for Switch.

Oh the fun!!

Giving Up


I gave up for the day, and instead sat watching the first few episodes of this series on Amazon Prime UK, which is a documentary about the making of Star Trek, narrated by Gates McFadden, with interviews from all the right people.
Good stuff!!

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