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by rdc
Mar 02, 2024 15:51
Forum: Game Dev
Topic: Star Trader Game (In-progress)
Replies: 31
Views: 6856

Re: Star Trader Game (In-progress)

This has turned out to be quite an interesting programming puzzle. The game itself may not be that interesting, but the implementation is interesting. It is much more complex than I initially thought, both in the data structures and game logic. I have some ideas for adding depth to the game, so hope...
by rdc
Mar 01, 2024 2:28
Forum: Game Dev
Topic: Star Trader Game (In-progress)
Replies: 31
Views: 6856

Re: Star Trader Game (In-progress)

Trade route creation screen.
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by rdc
Feb 28, 2024 23:15
Forum: Game Dev
Topic: Star Trader Game (In-progress)
Replies: 31
Views: 6856

Re: Star Trader Game (In-progress)

A preliminary status screen. I don't have all the data structures in place yet so this will change.
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by rdc
Jan 27, 2024 7:10
Forum: Game Dev
Topic: Star Trader Game (In-progress)
Replies: 31
Views: 6856

Re: Star Trader Game (In-progress)

Just a little update. I have tried a couple of different approaches to this and both approaches were not very interesting. I left it over the holidays and let my subconscious think about it. My subconscious reminded me of the games Baseball Manager and Football Manager. These games were text only ga...
by rdc
Sep 23, 2023 16:33
Forum: Game Dev
Topic: Star Trader Game (In-progress)
Replies: 31
Views: 6856

Re: Star Trader Game (In-progress)

Making some progress.

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by rdc
Sep 21, 2023 15:32
Forum: Game Dev
Topic: Star Trader Game (In-progress)
Replies: 31
Views: 6856

Re: Star Trader Game (In-progress)

I thought I would mention that I am using Converseen to convert the PNG files to BMP files. You can convert the files in a batch, change the backgrounds and the quality of the conversions seems quite good. Free and open source. It is available on Sourceforge.
by rdc
Sep 20, 2023 19:36
Forum: Game Dev
Topic: Star Trader Game (In-progress)
Replies: 31
Views: 6856

Re: Star Trader Game (In-progress)

I picked up some pixel assets for planets, items, and ships over on itch.io. There are some really good assets over there and I like supporting the community. I think spent less than $20 USD for all of it. I used the Bing Image Creator to make some of my assets, but I don't really feel comfortable u...
by rdc
Aug 10, 2023 19:39
Forum: Game Dev
Topic: Star Trader Game (In-progress)
Replies: 31
Views: 6856

Re: Star Trader Game (In-progress)

The Dune novels are in my top ten list of sci-fi series. I will look at the Elite Dangerous items for sure. I have been playing Satisfactory and that has given me some idea as well. I want to add some depth to the game rather than just trading but stick with the game's mercantile theme. I am conside...
by rdc
Jul 04, 2023 20:33
Forum: Game Dev
Topic: Star Trader Game (In-progress)
Replies: 31
Views: 6856

Re: Star Trader Game (In-progress)

I was looking at Trade Wars as my game is similar and they are using a presentation much like I am using so what I have may work all right. I am going to leave it the way it is for now and get a playable version going and then get some feedback on it. I need ideas for trade items so if you have any ...
by rdc
Jun 27, 2023 18:01
Forum: Game Dev
Topic: Star Trader Game (In-progress)
Replies: 31
Views: 6856

Re: Star Trader Game (In-progress)

I have made some progress on this but I am not happy with the format of the game right now so I need to look at a different presentation and gameplay model. I am going to put this on pause for July as I have finished my outline for a novel that I want to write, so I will devote July to writing the b...
by rdc
Jun 15, 2023 18:47
Forum: Game Dev
Topic: Star Trader Game (In-progress)
Replies: 31
Views: 6856

Re: Star Trader Game (In-progress)

Dr_D wrote: Jun 12, 2023 23:44 Wow... This is good news. Welcome back! :)
Thanks!
by rdc
Jun 08, 2023 20:55
Forum: Game Dev
Topic: Star Trader Game (In-progress)
Replies: 31
Views: 6856

Re: Star Trader Game (In-progress)

The game is moving along slowly but moving. Trying to get back into the swing. I look at my old code and wonder who wrote it. Haha. Not super happy with it at the moment but I want to get most of the gameplay in place to see how it plays. I may then do some changes at that point.
by rdc
Jun 01, 2023 20:37
Forum: Game Dev
Topic: Star Trader Game (In-progress)
Replies: 31
Views: 6856

Re: Star Trader Game (In-progress)

Haha. Thanks. Strange how it is all in there somewhere. :D
by rdc
May 31, 2023 1:01
Forum: Game Dev
Topic: Star Trader Game (In-progress)
Replies: 31
Views: 6856

Re: Star Trader Game (In-progress)

Yeah, it is basically text based. I am not much.of a pixel artist and assets are not easy to come by. The AI art generators are good at doing portraits, I am using some, but not too good at making game assets. Graphics aren't really essential to the gameplay in this game so I am making it mostly tex...
by rdc
May 30, 2023 21:03
Forum: Game Dev
Topic: Star Trader Game (In-progress)
Replies: 31
Views: 6856

Re: Star Trader Game (In-progress)

Thanks! I am glad FB is still being updated too.