Sunday, October 19, 2014

Funny bug

Well today I had funny bug debugging my code :



Thursday, October 9, 2014

Short story about donations.

I will create whole post which will answer one of comments:
" Hi Angelus, do you accept donations? I would be more than happy to help you remake LBA, and more if you can remake LBA2. Please share a Paypal account where to send you some money and, with some advertisment, we can get this to it's finish point."
No I don't. When I was starting this project I made decision that I won't take any money for it because I don't have the right to title.

I would be really more than happy to hear from Frédérick Raynal:

"Hey, Greg your work is awesome we would like you to do whole remake of Little Big Adventure".

It would change a lot in the way I deal with some stuff. But well I don't think this will happen. Original team doing the remake and I don't plan to interfere with this. They own the rights to title and it's world.

Right now I know that I have some delays with my initial plans I know that the project don't go as fast as you would like. Don't worry it don't go as quick as I would like also. It just that the quality of game changed in last 4 years really great. I started with this:


And after 4 years we have : 


And this is not the only thing that changed. When I was starting I was still in university I just start working at Techland an some people thought that I will never go so far and give up on project. Right now I already finished university, work for Ubisoft and there are still people that think that I will give up and never finish this. 

Well I cannot say that I don't have any doubts. You know for 4 years I spend enormous amount of time into this project, I developed really a lot of code, made a lot of content and I'm still pretty fara from success. If you combine this with my daily work then it's need really a lot of effort to find motivation to finish it.

But well there are occasional messages like this which give you strength for next long night of coding. And maybe something will change and this small project that I started 4 years ago will evolve into something great.

Greg

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sound of silence

Well silence came to my blog (Again :P).

Once again come to me that I complete forgot about posting some information how the development go on. Sorry for that but I spend as much time in development as I can (there is not to much time for it lately but well I managed to do some things). The final effect for it is that I forgot to post news.

But I need to thank in this place for support that you guys giving me even without any updates from my side. Thanks for that it mean really a lot for me.

So there were few changes:

  • There is happening big change in the way I handle resources. Right now I added functionality which prepare as much data as it can offline. Saying simpler : 
    • Quicker launching of game,
    • And a lot nice tricks and possibilities of extending to my collection. 
  • I started porting project to Linux (this is very early stage of this process) but in meantime of porting I do cleanup and extending capacity of system so it take a little bit more time.
  • I thinking also about increasing minimal requirement. There will be need graphics cards supporting at least OpenGL 3.1 because I would like support Uniform Buffer Object Extension which should give me some additional performance.
In meantime of course I do a lot of smaller changes which I will skip for you. But well I'm assure you that project is still going on and look a lot better with each next submit. 

That's why if everything will go fine I should have more news, movies, screenshots. But well there is still a lot of work in front of me. And I need to focus on them because my task is not easy but I try my best.

Greg