Logic World Wednesdays: The Well-Lit Edition

by @MouseHatGames 2020-07-02

Keybindings Menu WIP - Jimmy

I’ve been working on a menu for editing the controls!

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It’s still missing the very important feature of being able to actually edit those controls, but it’s now displaying the controls and that’s a start :)

It can display all of the fancy features of our input system: multiple buttons that must be pressed concurrently, bindings that reference other bindings, bindings that must be tapped multiple times to trigger, and multiple different bindings as options for a single action.

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Being able to display bindings visually is not just important for the Edit Controls menu, but also for things like the in-game tutorials, where players will be told to press a given button to trigger an action.

Fun with Bob - Jimmy and Felipe

After building Bob last week, we’ve been working on setting up the software to get him building the game.

We’ve run into several unanticipated issues – because of course we did, why wouldn’t we – but on the whole it’s going well and it’s almost done. Bob’s computational performance on builds is very promising; he’s faster than our old build server by more than a factor of two.

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Lighting Settings - Jimmy

As I was working on adding context and screenshots for translators, I came across a description for a setting that didn’t make sense. I did some further reading on that setting (shadow cascades) and it turned out I had no idea how lighting works in Unity.

Well, I did some more reading, and now I have some idea of how lighting works in Unity. I’ve used my newfound knowledge to buff out our lighting settings: we now have seven total settings related to shadows, each with a helpful preview image and informative description.

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Shadows are both extremely important to the visual fidelity of a game as well as extremely demanding on a player’s graphics card, so I feel it’s important to have extensive settings for controlling them. I always get a little peeved when a game just has “shadows: on or off” – not to name names – and Logic World will not be joining that club of shame.

Bugs Fixed This Week

  • Fixed being unable to select hotbar slots beyond slot 10 by double tapping or ctrl+tapping a number key
  • Fixed client throwing an error if you tried to run an autoexec.lsf
  • Fixed being unable to make pegs exclusive if they were part of a dynamic prefab (i.e. on a Panel Display)

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@Daniel 2020-07-02

What wonderful builds used in the Lighting Settings imagery, the person who made those builds must’ve been a very handsome man.

@Ecconia 2020-07-02

I love how key settings are meant for Power-Users!

Ahh no worry about editing those, we can just change them in the SPLASH-SCREEN! If its just restarting, its nothing

@Jimmy 2020-07-02

Yeah, I’m really proud of the extensibility and customizability of the input system. In addition to being good for power users, it’s also good for accessibility.

Speaking of power users: the tool for binding commands to a key has full support for the features of the input system. So you can bind one command to F, another command to [double tap F], another command to [Mod] + [double tap F].