Tuesday, January 19, 2010

S minus 100K and dropping

So the WM re-writing is going well. So far I've eliminated over 100K in actual program size and I've still got a little more to go. I'd like to keep the size at or below 512K. "There's no real significance to that number, I just like it" (Guess the quote, or at least the paraphrase). Still, it's going a little slow and it'll be a while before release. Be patient as always.

PrC doesn't suffer from the same "control overload" as WM does so I can't really do much to it to make it smaller.

(EDIT: That's a lie!!! I'll get to this later when I can.)

I'm still attempting to learn how to do animations of characters too. My latest attempt (code named "Tiny Bronco" because I'm not sure it'll get off the ground) will be a supplement to kimera (http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=4194.0) because I can't use it. Not sure why, but my Vista just won't open it.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year!!

Belated Happy New Year, faithful WM/PrC users! In celebration of the New Year, I'm going through and cleaning some code oddities in WM. This should do four things:

1. Make the overall size of the executable smaller

2. Reduce the amount of system memory needed to run it

3. Increase initial load time

4. Make changing through tabs a little easier on the display

You won't likely see any new features, but bug fixes will be implemented. One glaring one of which is the sound shift error. I mistakenly assigned it the wrong value so it wasn't saving correctly. There have also been errors involving using opcode 93 in PrC and I think that exists in WM too. That'll be addressed as well.

Anyway, keep an eye out. WM v1.4 is coming soon!*

* - cosmologically relative