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Submitted by David Massey, posted on March 27, 2001




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This is a small project I've been working on for about 3 months now. Right now it's a single player 3d shoot'em space game /w a limited chat ability.

I plan on adding a multiplayer component that will allow people to play against eachother. One player will essentially make the fleets, the other people will then have to defend against whatever formations the opposing player decides to launch at him.

I use OpenGL for the graphics, a custom 3dsmax importer for my ships, FMOD for the sound, and standard Win32 for all of my *necessary* stuff.

The particles are still a bit slow (sub tnt2), but they are so flexible that it makes adding any kind of particle effects a breeze. I hope to use them in a future graphics demo that I can not wait to get around to..

You can download the demo at http://www.cs.unm.edu/~genesis/alphasquadron.exe

I'd really like to hear from anyone with a voodoo3 or a radeon and see if they are having any problems with it.

Thanks,
David Massey


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Taharez

March 28, 2001, 01:39 PM

Really nice, although I only got ~20fps in 800x600.
And the input system wasn't very good, as you couldn't really move around while firing..

Keep optimizing and fix the input system + add support for 32bit and higher res, and it'll definatly be interesting to check out again!

 
STZ

March 28, 2001, 02:28 PM

don't take it personally - it would be wrong
I appreciate that you managed to create complete game, I'm - not. (Yes, looking at my aims it would be impossible)

So maybe I shouldn't criticize you, but well, it most possible that I were in bad mood yesterday(...but not drunk hehe)



 
malkia

March 28, 2001, 02:49 PM

STZ: Are you polish, my slavic brothaaa?
or russian? ukrainain...

Prosim pane...

 
Punchey

March 28, 2001, 03:21 PM

Do you by chance have a tiny monitor or are running in a resolution like 1600x1200 or a combination of the two? The left shots look to be from a cockpit view. And the upper right seems to be some sort of scoring screen. On the left shots you can see ships flying away from you and their engine exhaust trailing behind them toward the "camera".

 
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