Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Coding the Drome Part I.

Hey,

I obviously don't know how many of you are still out there or still hold a ant-bite amount of interest for the old game.

But for those who follow the Backup Forums:
http://chaoticbackup.forumotion.com/

There has been a spark of talk about the community wanting to re-create a World of Perim (3-D Adventure) or to re-create the Dromes. Now these are incredibly daunting tasks that had previously took a team of programmers to accomplish.

With no plans drawn up, I decided to spend some time with Unity3D to code up a storm across the holidays and see what I can get done/working and what... isn't so... easy to forge.

That being said - this blog will act as a "log" about the progress, setbacks and etc. faced when trying to code a Drome. :)

Day 1: Final Screen-Shot


That may be a tad small... But here was what was done in Day 1:
  • A 20-Card Attack Deck has been created. It is shuffled at the Start of the Game (Before Cards are dealt) and is re-shuffled when the deck is depleted.
  • 3 Attack Cards are drawn and deals Base Damage (The Stat Checks, Challenges and Elements work as intended.)
  • An attack card drawn replaces the previously used attack card.
  • Images was added to Attack Cards/Creatures for better Visibility
  • Stats (Not real stats but proxy stats) is implemented to test attack conditions and damaging the enemy (including elements)
This Drome (for now) will be built for 1v1 Apprentice mode (To be expanded later) and I have yet to code Battlegear or Locations (No I haven't forgotten).
Once I get those functions working, I can work on making it prettier :)

Peace
malcolm9/CounterGambit

55 comments:

  1. Hey Nice Blog. I still play the game and I love it. I'm a danian player btw

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  2. Very nice and thanks :) Nice to always meet new Players

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    1. How long have u been playing

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    2. I'm technically Xystos (organizing another blog under another name) - but I;ve been playing since Silent Sands

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    3. Nice blog bro and thanks for being loyal to the game 😊 btw I'm an underworld player

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  3. Hey, I used to play Chaotic like 6 years ago and I just recently stumbled across my old cards (Najarin is still my favourite), and I would love to play this again. So it's great that your making this and hopefully will revive it a bit because it is a great game!

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    1. You got that right Cory. I love Chaotic too been playin it for 5+ yrs. Overworld player love my Heptadd

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    2. I like this Anonymous guy ^ same tribe and favorite creature

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  4. Who still plays Chaotic here

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    1. I still play Chaotic albeit on a more casual basis

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  5. I would love to get back into it.

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    1. So would I... pity Fire and Stone won't come out :(

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  6. love to face ya sometime jory ;p

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  7. Woah I leave and come back to a lotta comments!! Hey Guys!!~

    Enjoyin' Las Vegas atm so sorry for the inactivity haha

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  8. starting sunday, imma strat playing underworld deck. wanted to change for a long time. and hows progress goin XIXAX

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  9. BTW My name is Harry. I'm the anonymous guy. I'd sign it with my g account but im too lazy

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    1. ik the feeling Harry, I get lazy too hahahh - It's been on hiatus since I'm on holidays goin around the US
      But since this post, I've added some basic creature selection - select from 1 of 4 Original Tribes - I coded Recklessness for Blazvatan , locations and elements.

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    2. Oh also a chatlog - since it's easier to keep track of the actions performed in the turn.

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  10. Nice. I bet u live in cali, right?

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    1. Nop - I live in Australia - I'm on Holidays in the US atm tho (hence the name Chaotic: Down Under)

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  11. lol nice. Starting sunday, im switching to Underworld. I switch fav tribes quite often but Ive been into the UW tribe for some time now so Ill think ill stay. what ur fav tribe

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    1. My fav. tribe is OW/Mip - I love the consistency of OW and the wacky strategies of the MIpedians

      -XiXaX

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  12. Cool. I decided on what tribe imma stay and I going back to my trusty danians. theyre the best

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    1. That sounds good - Danians are very sturdy and stable and a popular pick for pro players

      -XiXaX

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    1. I'm still on holidays so I haven't been workin on it - I'll be back on 13th December :)

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  14. as of today, I am officialy a danian player

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  15. Hey this is such a cool idea, you should maybe try a kickstater or something!!

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  16. I actually have a really good 10-10 danian deck

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    1. Well... I'm now in San Francisco and finally got my hands on some Wi-Fi Hotel :D!~
      Yes Danians are really fun and really strong in numbers especially with their compost/Hive/Mandiblor-ing/Infection Components that just buff them up ridiculously.
      They also have "tankier" than usual mages - try pitting Lore Ancestral Caller against Najarin (any Najarin) and see how that goes.
      So... I wouldn't be surprised you'd pwn with a 10v10 Danian deck xD

      As for Anonymous with the kickstarter thing - I don't think so... This is meant to be a fun side-project for me (to give me something to do during the holidays and I don't plan to kick it into high gear and stuff hahah)

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  17. my fav najarin strategy is using Najarin High Muge of the Lake and putting 2 fluid fugue mugics. that way najarin can play it without costing mugic counters and u get to heal 25 energy x2 for free. Not that i use ow armies. I like same tribe.

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    1. Yea, all the Najarins were great (except maybe Dawn Of Perim Najarin but his art was cool and he was interesting for DoP days)

      I used to do the Najarin HMotL and Fluid Fugue (In fact its somewhere in this blog I remember) and it was fun :) But after some playthroughs I find Fluidmorpher's Foe a lot more... consistant

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  18. what other single creature strategies do u have?

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    1. Haven't touched a game in a while - so... for now whatever you see in this blog is what you get hahha - if I do come across one tho - I'll write about it :p

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  19. Remember how I said I'm a danian player? Well, it's not working out. Im still flip floppin between the tribes. Someone suggest a consistent tribe for me.

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  20. Depends on your playstyle Harry :) Maybe one day me and u can organize a match and TCO and see how that goes

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  21. If you ask me to choose my tribe deep from my heart I'll say OW or M'arrillians. Still deciding which should i choose?

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  22. OW is very protective/healing, could outlast the opponent. M'arrilians are more diverse but lends themselves to the typical protect the Chieftains and get a boost in attack...

    It really all depends on your playstyle

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  23. Ya I guess. I'm going back to my trusty OW then. Plus, I got some cards from my friend and I got ramahvir the danian hivebringer, khritlann, Raznus, and other ZOTH stuff

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  24. Very nice... I was thinking of a way to use Ramahvir recently actually

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  25. I just saw your blog I love chaotic and hope you can revive it I am a danian player myself.

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  26. My friend did this trade is it worth it: Blazvatan for Chaor

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  27. How is the world of perim coming??

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    1. Sadly I'm not coding Perim - lack the knowledge for modelling, creating sprites etc. etc. So I'm just doin a basic Drome :)

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  28. when is the next update coming out?

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  29. I wish they'd bring the game and show back. I had almost every ultra just needed some promo's (all the generics) Cromaxx, Ursis, Smildon, Proboscar. would love to see the game and show revived, hopefully the creators still know that they have a big fan base. Overworlders forver!

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  30. http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/savechaotic (We could possibly save what we once had) SAVE CHAOTIC

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  31. Good Idea. How much signatures do u have

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    1. not me someone else created it but there are 775! let's go! we may have a chance to actually make the fan base known again. There are people who still love this game!

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  32. Hey I was wondering if you are still on here would like to talk about this drome

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