Clan Lord: September 2009 Archives

Xclan Night

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Still a work in progress, but pretty cool looking already in my rarely-humble opinion. The trick is to dim the red and green components while leaving the blue intact.

Xclan screenshot 1
Xclan screenshot 2

I'm trying to decide the best way to show text bubbles. Everything's pretty scrupulously iPhone-friendly this time around (that's actually what got me started on Xclan again, figuring out how to work with UDP CFSockets in a run loop), but as I understand it uploading new text textures every few frames will bog an iPhone down pretty quickly. I'm thinking of switching my NSOpenGLView to a CAOpenGLLayer and putting a bunch of CATextLayers on top for the bubbles.

There's actually an NSTextField in a layer in the game window; on Leopard it floats above the NSOpenGLView, but in Snow Leopard (where the screen shots were taken) it's invisible. I haven't pursued it because I was planning on replacing the OGL view with a layer anyway, but it's a strange difference.

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