Check out from http://www.facepunch.com/showpost.php?p=15948409&postcount=250 on in for my updates, since I couldn’t be arsed writing out my update progress all over again.
Who-ee. Would ya’ look at that.
Erectin’ an svn.
If you don’t have an svn client, use http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.
into your Subversion client.
Okay guys, I want to make a few points.
- You are free to modify this as you wish (of course, reserve all credits to the respective people - that is, danharibo for the base, me for the improvements). However, I would prefer if you didn’t distribute it to other people (I’d prefer to keep track of who has it - if they want it, just redirect them to me!).
2)Above all, if you make any modifications, do NOT distribute these. I will be releasing constant updates for this, and your modifications will most likely clash and cause errors, result in untold levels of mix-up and hoohaa. Instead, send them to me. If I think they’re good - that is, if you’re just messing about with the variables, it’s not really worth it - but if you’re adding new code in for them to do something else, I’d be more than happy to accept it. All due credit will be given. Since such a project is hard to do for one person, a lot of contributors will be able to help tremendously.
- If you have any suggestions, please, please email me. I am firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you’re shy, just PM me on Facepunch.
If you’re one of the alpha testers, I would really appreciate it if you emailed me as well. While having fun with the improvements, remember to test it thoroughly, and report back on your findings. Of course, you can include your suggestions as well. Please divide your email into sections - one for bugs (remember to give as much information about the context as you can), one for your suggestions, and if you want, you can thank me as well .
Also, please title your email as follows:
If you’re a beta tester, title = “Colonies - Beta Tester report - <yourname>”. If you’re just sending a suggestion/suggestions, title = “Colonies - Suggestion(s) from <yourname>”.
Thank you very much, and enjoy. Alpha IS UP. Well don’t that beat all.
Okay, I should be coming out with another update soon.
This one includes a proper, albeit simplified, metabolism system for animals. They have a glucose, fat, and protein supply. When their glucose (blood sugar) runs out, they must burn their fat. Eventually they metabolize their own protein.
This is to enable more realistic situations and will help the headcrabs live longer. For now, protein does little except provide a last ditch energy source and supply baby headcrabs.
Headcrabs now also have more intelligent eating habits. They will only eat if a watermelon is not already claimed by another headcrab - unless they are extremely hungry, in which case they will eat it anyway.
I can’t really do any bugfixes at the moment… I’m still not sure what the bugs are, or even if I can fix them (lua limitations being what they are).