TaleSpire Dev Log 256

Heya all!Today and tomorrow are somewhat taken up by what I'm hoping is the last of the moving business. However, I've had some time this evening to start digging into the per-zone sync.I started off working out what we would need in a download manager. As I was doing this, I got distracted thinking about the compression...
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TaleSpire Dev Log #xFF

Heya folks, Lots of coding has been going on behind the scenes as usual. A lot of that work has been centered around the picker.In the STAGING buffer technique we were using, I knew that we were meant to pull the results on the following frame. However, I had been cheeky and tried to pull it on the Unity CommandBuffer ev...
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Primeval Jungle Expansion Set

Deep in the forgotten places of the world, primordial beasts claim their hunting grounds above and below the massive canopy of endless green.  Many who venture here do not leave, either becoming prey to tooth and nail or embracing their ancient savagery and becoming the hunters themselves.  Welcome to the jungle, baby!Th...
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TaleSpire Dev Log 254

Helloooo!It's been an intense few days of coding, and I'm back to ramble about it.The issue that arose was the behavior of 'picking'. Picking is the act of selecting something in the 3D space of the board. The current implementation of this uses the raycasting functions of the physics library. For this to work well, you ...
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TaleSpire Dev Log 253

Evening all.It's been a reasonably productive day for me today:I fixed two bugs in the light layout codeFixed pasting of slabs from the beta [0]Fixed a bug in the shader setup codeEnabled use of the low poly meshes in line-of-sight (LoS) and fog-of-war (FoW)Started writing the server-side portion of the text chatI have n...
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TaleSpire Dev Log 252

Heya folks! Yesterday I got back from working over at Ree's place, which was, as always, super productive.Between us in the last four days, we have:props merged incopy/paste working correctly with combinations of props/tiles togetherFix parts of the UI to configure keybindingsMore work on the internationalization integra...
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TaleSpire Dev Log 251

Heya peoples! Today was my first day back working after the Christmas break, and my goal was to add prop support for copy/paste.Previously I was lazy when implementing copy/paste and stored the bounding box for every tile. This data was readily available in the board's data, so copying it out was trivial, as was writing ...
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TaleSpire Dev Log 250

Heya folks, I've got a beer in hand, and the kitchen is full of the smell of pinnekjøtt, so now feels like an excellent time to write up work from the days before Christmas.This last week my focus has been on moving (still) and props.As mentioned before, I've been slowly moving things to my new place, but things like the...
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Miniatures Booster Pack

This week's update includes another round of miniatures, including Catfolk, Ravenfolk, and some generic Soldiers.  7 new miniatures:2 Catfolk1 Ravenfolk2 Human Soldiers1 Human Soldier, Captain1 Human KnightWe hope you like them!BUILD-ID: 5993212 Download Size: 657.7 MB
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TaleSpire Dev Log 249

Good-evening folks,I'm happy to report that the new lighting system for tiles and props is working! We now have finally moved away from GameObjects for the board representation. As it looks identical to the current lights, I'm not posting a clip, but I'm still happy that that bit is done[0]. In time, we will want to revi...
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TaleSpire Dev Log 248

Today I've been working on the new light system for tiles and props [0]. The basics of this are that I am porting our previous experiments allowing lights without gameobjects to our new branch and hooking it into the batching code. There are, of course, lots of details to work out when trying to make something shippable....
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Desert Village Expansion Set

Find shelter and good trade in the humble, yet, marvelous Desert Village. This is one of the largest tilesets we've released with over 60 new pieces, some animal miniatures, and a couple of music tracks to boot.Tiles and PropsDesert Village WallsDesert Village FloorsDesert Village Roof BordersDesert Village Decorated Flo...
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TaleSpire Dev Log 247

'Allo all!I'm on a high right now as I just fixed a bug thats been worrying us for a while.TLDR: On our new tech branch of TaleSpire, physics is now stable at low frameratesNow for the director's cut!We have been working hard for a while on a big rewrite of the codebase, which gives significant performance improvements. ...
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TaleSpire Dev Log 246

Hey again folks.Progress has been good on the new mesher for the fog of war. The new mesh is much more regular, which should help if we use vertex animation on the mesh.In the clip below, you will spot two significant issues (Ignoring the shader as we haven't started on that yet):The seams in the fog at the edges of zone...
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TaleSpire Dev Log 245

Hi folks. I've been a bit quiet recently for a couple of reasons, but I doubt they are that intriguing, so do feel free to skip this next paragraph.The first reason is easy to explain, I'm moving house, which has been stealing my time. The second reason is more personal. I go through slow swings between needing to produc...
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Holiday Booster Pack

Spread some Holiday cheer (or fear) this season with this booster pack that includes the following assets:Gift Mimic miniatureAn assortment of gift boxesCandlestick in a holderFestive (lit) treeBUILD-ID: 5902279 Download Size: 23.4 MB
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TaleSpire Dev Log 244

Greetings!With a lot of work continuously being done on the Chimera Build, I wanted to get a few things out of the way. It is easy for tutorials etc to be left till the last moment and we're hoping to avoid that for the Early Access Release. So to start with that I've gotten rid of the old Help Panel.In favor of somethin...
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Miniatures Booster Pack

The Dragonfolk miniature booster pack has arrived!  It contains the following miniatures...  4 new miniatures:Black SpellcasterSilver SpellcasterRed WarriorGold WarriorHorns up!BUILD-ID: 5864346 Download Size: 13.5 MB
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Dragonfolk Coming Soon...

We're excited to announce that Dragonfolk will soon make their way into TaleSpire, thanks to the continued expansion of the excellent online miniature creation tool made by our friends over at Eldritch Foundry!We should be able to push a small pack of these out this weekend.  Stay tuned!
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