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Monday, November 19, 2012

BlendSling v0.2 - Launcher for BGE Games

Hey. So, I renamed the launcher to BlendSling, as there had already been a 'BGLauncher' that launches BGE games before. This version adds a little safety to the launcher by adding in some (very, very, poor, but functioning) encryption to BlendSling from my BlendCrypt project before. What's more, thanks to a suggestion by Moguri from the BlenderArtists forums a few months ago (I was really slow to work on it for some reason), it doesn't decode the files to disk (like BlendCrypt did), but rather decodes them into memory, loading their scenes (and so everything in them) into the game via LibLoad.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

bgLauncher on Linux

Hey. So, I ported (or at least tried to port) the bgLauncher to Linux. I don't have a 32-bit version of Linux, so I couldn't test that version, but the 64-bit version seemed to run alright, though you can't spawn a terminal from it, so the "Keep Terminal Open" option is useless. Also, it would appear that you can't change the full-screen resolution - it will always be at desktop resolution (though that might be something to do with Linux or my graphics card and driver moreso than the BGE). Both versions of the launcher are present in the download. It requires 7-Zip to unzip. It can be found on the bgLauncher post here. Have fun!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

bgLauncher - Launcher for BGE Games

Hey. So, I made a launcher for BGE games, something like Unity's launcher. It basically is a standalone executable that will run a blend file named or game.blend that's in the same directory as the launcher, and with the command-line arguments that you specify (no mipmaps, specific resolution, fullscreen, etc).

Friday, October 19, 2012

Simple Linear Velocity Motion Template V2.0

Hey. So, I made a template for simple movement with linear velocity awhile ago, and while it was alright, I made a new version that's a bit more refined. For one thing, it ties in better with the Bullet physics engine, and so won't operate separately from it.

For example, I'm pretty sure my old template wouldn't work well with bumping into objects, as it kept it speed separate from Bullet's speed values. The new version adds and subtracts its speed from the object's built-in linear velocity values, so if you go from bumping into an object to suddenly moving forward, you won't launch forward extremely fast.

Anyway, check it out here.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Pixel Art Tutorial 6 - Hue Shifting and Saturation Shading

Hello. So, it's been awhile, unfortunately. Today I made and uploaded a pixel art tutorial video - this one deals with shading objects with more saturation the darker they get, and shifting the hue of colors as the shading gets darker. You can find the video after the break.

Friday, August 3, 2012

BGHelper V1.9

Hey. It's been awhile since I've last released a version of BGHelper, but I've been working on it quietly for my own projects.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

2D Blender Game Engine Tutorial Part 2

Hey. Here's another part to the 2D BGE video tutorial series that I started earlier. This part goes into movement, animation changing, mirroring the sprite based on facing, and other things.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Python Tip - Classes

Hey. So, I thought I would write up a little something on classes in Python.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Voxels in the BGE Demo

Hey. So instead of working on my games or tutorials, I messed around in the game engine, heh. This time, the subject that I was interested in was voxels. I tried to use them before, with pretty poor results, as I couldn't get a large number of voxels to render in the BGE. Well, I then had an idea, which I tried to implement into the BGE, with pretty good results.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Video Tutorial - 2D Sprites in the BGE

Hey. So, someone from the BlenderArtists forum requested that I make a tutorial about implementing 2D sprites in the BGE, which I did yesterday.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Python in the BGE - Part 9 - Better Movement

Hello. So, here's another tutorial that covers moving with Python with our demo game, MazeCrawl.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

BGHelper V1.8 - Joystick Input and Profiles

Hey. So here's yet another release of BGHelper. This one focuses on joystick input mostly, though there are a couple other new features.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

2D Sprites V1.8.2

Hey. So, here's another iteration of my 2D Sprites Python module. This one just has a minor bugfix and an improved feature.