Cris-dlr wrote a lengthy .pdf explaining how to create 3D games using Irrlicht, irrKlang, irrXML and Raknet. Some of the tutorials are based on the Irrlicht Tutorials.
My spanish skills are still at level 0 unfotunately, but scrolling through that document it looks like a lot of work went into there.
This blog post should test the small multi language mod I made to this blog. Did the post appear in german for you if you are german speaking?
CopperCube uses Irrlicht for rendering 3d graphics, I only made the D3D8, D3D9 and Software Renderer available in it. The reason for this is that CopperCube uses an older, highly modified Irrlicht version internally and back then, the OpenGL driver wasn't able to render into existing windows. More and more new features were added to the supported drivers, and it became more difficult to support OpenGL as well. But recently, I sat down and started backporting everything into OpenGL, and on my local build it seems to work already:
The great thing about this is that not only people who complained in the last years that irrEdit doesn't work under Linux using Wine, this will probably change once this feature is ready. Also, with OpenGL working in CopperCube, this will mean that I can port it to other operating systems such as Mac OS or Linux.
Next day: an idea. What if I put this flag into that function? Actually, I have no idea why I wanted to try this but it's better than giving up. Compiled. Started the app. Bug fixed.
This happened quite some times now for me. It seems that somehow sometimes my subconscious mind solves programming problems for me during my sleep, and it tells me what to do, but not why. :) But I better don't think in detail about this.
Opera 10.51. Very nice so far. But why do they need to completely redesign the whole user interface every release (this time, opera looks similar to Chrome)? At least it doesn't get boring that way. :)
facebook game, Darkness Springs. But now I think it *could* be facebook who is wrong:
Yep: -1 total Users. So the programmer lacking math skills is not me at least. :)
Chrome, WebKit and Safari Developer Tools
But I was surprised to see this very useful utility in it as well:
Internet Explorer Developer Tools
Since Internet Explorer is one of the slowest adapting major browsers out there, I rarely use its development tools, but it includes some surprisingly good utilities:
Why is FireFox not included here?
Simple: FireFox doesn't include development tools by default, you have to download them manually as addon. I'm using Firefox/Minefield, and unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a working addon with the Minefield version I'm running when I wrote this, so Firefox has to be left out here.
In this case, i've just read a big spoiler of the TV series 'Lost'. Come on guys. Some people live in europe. We get to see all series and movies up to one year later than you in the USA. Hmpf. :/
Since some people where interested in this, I also made it possible for companies to get a commercial license for this 3d engine, but of course the engine is still completely free to use and it will stay like this.
But let's see, there is still room for improvement.
326 monthly active users, 18 fans, and 0 users. I'm pretty sure either I misunderstood or did something wrong. :)
Pro tip: Switching your facebook language from german to english reduces the confusion a lot while developing a facebook application, because the strings seem to have been translated automatically, and in the developer section they get mixed up with english words, and you end up understanding only railway station if you know what I mean. :)
Shutter Island: Thrilling movie, watch it! Best film I've seen in the last few months. Don't watch any trailers or reviews before going there.
The Book of Eli: Never played Fallout 3? Love stupid, braindead plots? Then you will like this. It appears they wrapped a pseudo-action film into scenes stolen from the Fallout 3 game and added a completely crap ending. Not worth watching at all, in my opinion.
Alice in Wonderland: O come on. Alice fighting a dragon using a f***cking sword!? I've read the original Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and played American McGee's Alice which was very nice, but Tim Burtons version sucked from the beginning to the end. Stupid, stupid dialogs, no irony, no plot, nothing.
Thanks for your attention. :)
Torchlight is now available as boxed version in my region. I never played that game, but since most reviews I came across about this game are quite positive, maybe an idea to buy it. Also, it was created using open source software, especially a quite popular 3d engine which is not irrlicht :) (since you are reading this blog, you probably know that it's Ogre).
Interesting is also that it is published by JoWooD here, one of my ex employers. Nice!
google adwords support forum when they will support Opera again. The problem is that the first page of adwords works in Opera, but then clicking anything will open a page telling you that Opera is not supported anymore. Which is quite a shame because all other Google websites work with Opera and for adwords, I'm even paying money.
I already had filled out several feedback forms but never received an answer in that direction, so I posted it into the support forum and was happy that I even received an answer from a google employee named 'Agatha': "I just installed opera and opened my adwords account and it seems to work. You probably have a old version of opera". (translated, the original answer was in german language). But of course, I always use the latest versions of opera.
BIG, BIG *facepalm*.
What probably happened here is that google employee Agatha simply logged into the account, saw that it works without clicking anything. She also failed to see that there is a list of official supported browsers without Opera in it. And of course, she never answered anymore to the posts in the forum.
I know, I only run a very small company. But since I cannot use google adwords anymore with my preferred, perfectly web standards compatible browser, I now stopped giving them my advertising money and will start giving it to their competition from now on.
Darkness Springs received some quite harsh and bad reviews, although previous versions have been liked very much by the majority of people. Ok, lots of people still like it, but the reactions of some people are really a bit strange. Example:
But there are some good news as well: Darkness Springs on Facebook has been approved and now is available in the Application/Game directory. And I also removed the need to allow the game to post on your wall, because some people didn't really like that.
Axis Mundi was a student project built in 24 weeks by Surface Studios as part of a final year assessment for the Bachelor of Interactive Entertainment course run by Qantm College, Melbourne, Australia.
Irrlicht was the teams choice as 3D engine to assist them in getting the game done in such a short time span. Luke Di Lodovico, project manager says: "Having no exposure to Irrlicht, and being new the the world of game programming, it was a hard task to get where we got to, but found that without Irrlicht3D we would have had an almost impossible task."
The game looks fun, and after I watched the gameplay video, it looks like a nice idea.