Tag Archive: graphics

Nov 08

Procedural Texture Generation

Last week I mentioned that I’ve been playing around with procedural texture generation. The method I’ve been using takes an image sample, analyzes it, and then tries to reproduce its texture in several ways. For example, take this picture of grass from the public domain West’s Textures set. The source image shouldn’t have too many …

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Apr 20

Plain Walls and GH2 Thoughts

There’s a wall type in GearHead that is described simply as “Wall”, and now it has a fancy new sprite. Well, maybe not fancy, but what do you expect for the most generic wall in the game? I’ve been thinking about the improvements to GH1 that I need to port to GH2. I think my …

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Apr 12

New Rock Walls

I just added some new rock walls. I think they came out pretty nice.

Mar 28

Water and Stats

I did some work on the new interface today. The PC info box to the left of the message console now displays character stats, mecha movemode, and status conditions. Also, I’ve been playing around with seamless animated water tiles. I’m still not entirely happy with this version but it’s less bad than the first few …

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Mar 26

Shuttle Service Interface Done

The shuttle service has been updated to the new SDL UI system. As far as I know, this means that everything has been updated, though not everything looks good yet and I’ll probably have to move some things around. This interface includes a picture of the destination town. For now, it’s just a screenshot of …

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Mar 25

Skill School Updated

The skill trainer interface has been reworked, and it is now possible to purchase skill training for your lancemates by pressing right or left to cycle through them. The best part: this also works in ASCII mode.

Mar 23

New Shop Interface

The shop interface has been laid out. Now all I have to do is connect it with all the sub-menus in the shopping unit.

Mar 22

New Design Browser, Snapshot Compiling Instructions

Just about everything seems to be working in the new SDL interface. The “Browse Design Files” option in the main menu now works like the GH2 version- you can see each mecha’s info display as you scroll through the list, and selecting a mecha will open up its parts viewer. The last two things that …

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Mar 21

Mecha Engineering Display

Today I added a new Mecha Engineering interface. The technical info panel lists the following things: Mecha mass, form, and form bonuses Intrinsic mass and equipment mass, along with associated MV/TR penalties Walk and roll capacity; at 100% the mecha will move at maximum speed Skim and flight thrust values, for mecha capable of skimming …

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Mar 18

Even More FieldHQ

Even more of the Field HQ is now working. You can select a mecha for a pilot and select a pilot for a mecha.The lancemate info display has a big empty space at the bottom; I should add biographies for all of the standard lancemates, and random biographies for all of the random lancemates. Random …

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