First Milestone 4 stable build out!

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Cervator, May 25, 2012.

  1. Cervator

    Cervator Project Lead and Community Wizard Staff Member

    Not that it wasn't actually out more than a week ago, but then Xenforo happened and I've kept busy ;)

    Harder to keep up with everything! So much new since last. 111 commits in that stable build, including but not limited to:

    • Project dir restructure completed by Immortius - tidied up some of the top level directories and moved stuff around
    • Several rounds of better detection of native libraries to use - might have fixed Terasology on some systems, but there are still issues (tricky area)
    • Tons more new blocks by Metouto! Even more pending, but whoops, we still haven't upgraded the block ID capacity and ran out
    • Lots more work on the entity / events system, there's actual spiffy content built on this now!
    • Pile of improvements to the in-game console by overdhose - including actual help text!
    • Content can actually be supplied now wrapped as "mods" now, a first step towards a modding system. Same can also break the applet in some configs, but it works via Jenkins
    • Bookcases and books! A pretty decent start, anyway, came out of nowhere provided by bi0hax - details here
    • Potions - also by bi0hax. Get them via the console, witness the speed potion, observe poison at work, see buff icons...
    • Mesh support for models so we can have other stuff in-game than Gelatinous Cubes! Artists: Start your engines. Or your brushes, mice, tablets, and what not :)
    • Our first actual in-game interactions with creatures! Overdhose introduced an impressive "miinion" toolbar with some interesting functionality including minion-based block harvesting complete with its own independent inventory the player can take from
    • Some more optimizations including new work by hagish
    In the week since that (was that really a week?) we also had much more stuff pop up, like a discussion on proper code conventions started by R41D3NN (who's putting in a lot of formatting work), not to mention that whole "Oh yeah, have a new site!" thing. Still tinkering with the exact forum setup, but that's getting close - please provide feedback if able!

    Some interesting sample console commands:

    giveBlock "Chest"
    giveBlock "Bookcase"
    giveItem "core:purplepotion"
    giveItem "core:orangepotion"
    giveItem "core:greenpotion"
    giveItem "core:redpotion"
    giveItem "core:book"
    To use the new minion toolbar use 'x' to toggle between the two toolbars (note: no current highlighting of which is active) then left click on the top of a block to spawn a minion and right click to get a menu of commands (mouse wheel to change minion slot if you want more than one)
  2. overdhose

    overdhose Active Member

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