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2Dproductions
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The Time Master, a MMORPG sandbox

Hi All,

Over the past few days I have been working on a MMORPG style sandbox game in Unity3D and would like some feedback and ideas.

Currently I have an infinite terrain engine, caves, ore, trees, block placing/breaking and a day/night cycle.

Would you play?

>>>VOTE HERE<<<



Things currently being implemented:
  • FPS Improvements
  • Fluids

Things which need doing:
  • Trees
  • Graphics Improvements
  • Multiplayer
  • Ore
  • Fluids
  • Fancy Blocks
  • Player Models and Rigging
  • FPS Improvements
  • Enemies
  • Inventory
  • ECS
  • Time Slowing / Speeding Up

When you suggest an idea and IF I like it I will add your idea to the list and will try to implement it.


GIFs and Screenshots:

Block breaking, placing and terrain:


Textures:


Some amazing cover art:


Amethyst - The first ore in the game:


The sky:


Current known bugs:
  • The clouds will glow at night
  • The stars appear stretched
  • Chunks will load and then unload at low chunk distances
  • File exceptions galore

Last edited by 2Dproductions (March 27, 2019 21:45:35)


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sippingcider
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The Time Master, a MMORPG sandbox

Not familiar with Unity, but assuming you can view and edit the source code here is something you could do for time speeding/slowing.

My guess is the game works off a main method that loops, it should calc the game interactions on a set interval while displaying the graphics whenever it can. The game interaction calculations is the part where you can adjust the timing, for a lot of games they will do something like 60 loops per second. You could have a variable that you can change that adjusts when these calculations are done. It might look something like this right now:

timeDelta = lastTime - timer.seconds() //more likely done in nanoseconds or milliseconds, but you can convert based on what it is now
if (timeDelta > 1/60)
{
game.tick()
}

And change it to this:

timeDelta = lastTime - timer.seconds()
if (timeDelta > (1/60) * timeVariable)
{
game.tick()
}

Set timeVariable to something < 1 for faster time, and something > 1 for slower time.
2Dproductions
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The Time Master, a MMORPG sandbox

sippingcider wrote:

Not familiar with Unity, but assuming you can view and edit the source code here is something you could do for time speeding/slowing.

My guess is the game works off a main method that loops, it should calc the game interactions on a set interval while displaying the graphics whenever it can. The game interaction calculations is the part where you can adjust the timing, for a lot of games they will do something like 60 loops per second. You could have a variable that you can change that adjusts when these calculations are done. It might look something like this right now:

timeDelta = lastTime - timer.seconds() //more likely done in nanoseconds or milliseconds, but you can convert based on what it is now
if (timeDelta > 1/60)
{
game.tick()
}

And change it to this:

timeDelta = lastTime - timer.seconds()
if (timeDelta > (1/60) * timeVariable)
{
game.tick()
}

Set timeVariable to something < 1 for faster time, and something > 1 for slower time.

Unity uses it's own engine for this kind of stuff, I was thinking something like this in the player script (Player controller.cs):
public static float timeWarp = 1;
private enum foo = {
  timeSlow,
  timeFast,
  timeStopped
};
void UpdateTimeInterval(foo state)
{
  if (state == foo.timeSlow) {
    timeWarp = 0.25f;
  } else if (state == foo.timeFast) {
    timeWarp = 1.75f
  } else {
    timeWarp = 0;
  }
}
void FixedUpdate()
{
  if (Input.KeyDown(somekey)) {
    UpdateTimeInterval(foo.something);
  }
}

And in entities (Entity.cs):

public Script playerScript;
private float speed = 1;
void Start()
{
  speed = playerScript.timeWarp;
}
void FixedUpdate()
{
  speed = playerScript.timeWarp;
  //Multiply animation speed and things here by speed
}

Last edited by 2Dproductions (March 3, 2019 21:53:10)


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sippingcider
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The Time Master, a MMORPG sandbox

Ah yes, that should work well. Might want to add a normal state to your enum as well.
2Dproductions
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The Time Master, a MMORPG sandbox

sippingcider wrote:

Ah yes, that should work well. Might want to add a normal state to your enum as well.
Yep I probably will, that enum will be all the abilities of the player.

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2Dproductions
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The Time Master, a MMORPG sandbox

bump

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The Time Master, a MMORPG sandbox


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The Time Master, a MMORPG sandbox

bump

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The Time Master, a MMORPG sandbox

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Scratch_Foxy_Rogues
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The Time Master, a MMORPG sandbox

How are trees and ores going?
sippingcider
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The Time Master, a MMORPG sandbox

Going to reply to your question about flood fill for lighting here so I have more room to type.

Making the script for a flood fill is really easy, even on scratch!

define floodFill (x) (y) (target) (replacement)
getLocation (x) (y)
if <(myLocation) = (target)> then
replaceArea (x) (y) (replacement)
floodFill ((x) + (1)) (y) (target) (replacement)
floodFill ((x) + (-1)) (y) (target) (replacement)
floodFill (x) ((y) + (1)) (target) (replacement)
floodFill (x) ((y) + (-1)) (target) (replacement)
end

All you do is call floodFill with the light source x and y. The target is what types of places will be brightened by the light (for example, air blocks, or blocks touching the air.) The replacement input is the change to the type of place, so for lighting you might change the type of block, like NightAirBlock > litAirBlock, or perhaps change a local variable of the block, like lighting.

Depending on how you want to show this project, the getLocation and replaceArea blocks would be different. If you have your locations stored in a psudo 2Darray with lists your get Location would get the list item corrosponding the x and y, while the replaceArea would either replace the list item with the new type or replace a value in a seperate list for its lighting value. If your just painting on the screen with the pen the get location could go to the location on the screen and check the color it is touching, and the replaceArea would paint over it with the new color.

If your doing lighting, you might want the lighting to decrease the further it gets from the light source. To do that you would add a parameter to the floodFill method for a startX and startY, and then the replacement value would be calculated based on how far (x,y) is from (startX, startY) instead of passed as a parameter.
sippingcider
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The Time Master, a MMORPG sandbox

Actually, I just thought of a much easier way to do this on scratch. You could have clones, each with local x, y, and type values. For the getLocation method you could broadcast a search message, which the clones would receive and check their x and y values against the x and y value of the flood fill location. If they match, they send their type via a global variable. Then for replacement, they can change their brightness or ghost effects.
sippingcider
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The Time Master, a MMORPG sandbox

Ok I couldn't help it, had to try this myself. This might give you some ideas: Flood Fill Lighting
2Dproductions
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The Time Master, a MMORPG sandbox

Scratch_Foxy_Rogues wrote:

How are trees and ores going?
Pretty good, currently trying to find out why the leaf blocks aren't displaying though.

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2Dproductions
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The Time Master, a MMORPG sandbox

Scratch_Foxy_Rogues wrote:

How are trees and ores going?
Trees are done! Ores are going to use the same logic as caves so they shouldn't take long.

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2Dproductions
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The Time Master, a MMORPG sandbox


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The Time Master, a MMORPG sandbox

bumpo

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sippingcider
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The Time Master, a MMORPG sandbox

What does ECS stand for? The escape key ?
Scratch_Foxy_Rogues
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The Time Master, a MMORPG sandbox

sippingcider wrote:

What does ECS stand for? The escape key ?
Entity-component-system, it's a programming architecture they're adding to Unity which offers performance and logistical benefits over the usual object-oriented approach.

Last edited by Scratch_Foxy_Rogues (Feb. 26, 2019 21:52:45)

2Dproductions
Scratcher
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The Time Master, a MMORPG sandbox

Scratch_Foxy_Rogues wrote:

sippingcider wrote:

What does ECS stand for? The escape key ?
Entity-component-system, it's a programming architecture they're adding to Unity which offers performance and logistical benefits over the usual object-oriented approach.
Which should speed up chunk loading because of the way the unity job system works, so less lag! Yay!

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