Saturday, June 7, 2008
Who Is the Man
Haha dude I got Google Maps (and Yahoo maps and any of the other things like it, that's just a toggle) working with DK as my world map with clickable town markers and everything.
You can turn on all the streets and photos and whatever else they got, too, I just got all that stuff turned off 'cause it looks messy and I was messing with the way I wanna do the markers for all the towns in the game.
Right now I have the map centered on Chicago (so Chicago IS the town of Midworld from the game).
Moving by 1 degree of latitude and longitude is way too much.
I need to mess with that some more, adjust the proportions of the World of DK to the Real World, the closest town to Midworld is 30 degress north and 30 degrees east of Chicago, which is like, way the hell too far away.
And right now you can fool with the map all you want (so you could look for places to click for the popup to teleport to) but when you move your character it recenters the map on your character's new location.
I still haven't made an animated icon thingie for characters and vehicles (or stuff for towns and other sorts of places) yet, and I kinda wanna use the map's panning function (so the thing will work like Starcraft, where you click on a spot and your dude starts to move there, which is a totally different control and encounter system from what DK uses), but for right now, I'm just glad it all works with the regular game of DK.
Oh and you can walk around the world east-west and come back to where you came from but I still gotta add the trick for making that work north-south.
Yah, if you look close, I have the Scale set up so you can see what 100km or 50 miles is at this altitude, I can actually make people on foot or horse and in different sorts of vehicles travel at different speeds and stuff ahaha.
Welp, there's another thing I need to add to the database.
I'm gonna have to do some kinda layer for the water thingie that the server will understand so that you can't walk on that without a boat.
Meh I gotta do that for different sorts of terrain and "zones" for chat and encounters and crap too (right now the monster system is set up so that the monsters get tougher every 5 degrees of latitude and longitude you go away from Chicago heh).