Devblog 14


New AI, zombie spawning, and more!

New AI:
The new AI is 99% better performance wise. Previously it taking about 2000μs(originally
was 6000μs but that was improved in 0.1.3)  I have reduced it to about
20μs. It also works better than the old version in many ways such as the
zombies having better collisions(still needs work but its better),they
will follow you for 8 seconds even after being out of their range, and
they can now look at the player properly as they can now look in 32
directions instead of 4. The only really problems now are they cant get
in buildings too good and they player can push them around.

Zombie Spawns:
I kinda scratched the idea I had for the zombie spawning in the last
devblog and made on thats better and easier.  If there are less than 50
zombies, every 15 seconds 8 will spawn in just outside of the players
view. I will probably be changing that in the future though.

Melee Nerf:
Melee was a bit too op so I reduced the range and width of the attack zone(it
now ends near the tip of the axe when swung) and made it so you cant
spam attack with the axe. Still nowhere near perfect but its better.

World:
The world has received some minor changes. The houses have been moved slightly further apart.

Optimizations:
I've done quite a bit of optimization other than the ai but it probably wont
be noticeable. I disabled anti-aliasing for items that appear a
lot(roads & sidewalks) and changed the settings for objects that
don't move so they use less resources.

Bugs & Fixes:
- Zombies cant properly enter buildings
- Zombies can be pushed too easily
- Fixed spastic zombies
- Fixed random explosion noise

Files

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Version 0.1.4 Aug 05, 2017

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