A blog for James "Quickshot14" Greenwood
to post about all things gaming.
Mainly mods, WoW, LP's and more!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

More VB.NET VBlog!

(VBlog - Game Development/Programming 2 - Part 1)

Hello everyone and happy weekend to you all, a little late getting this up but not by too much, if you hadn't noticed roughly friday I uploaded my newest Game Development/Programming Vblog this is using the new format I told you about, and like I mention the quality didnt come out exactly as I hoped and due to some issues I wasnt' able to really speed up footage as I wanted. So this can and proibly will change after a few posts so I can get it more to the exact format I want and you all will all be able to see much more. Still the new vblog and what I have in place for this I think is much much better then it was while still keeping some elements of what you had before from the 1st vblog.

(VBlog - Game Development/Programming 2 - Part 2)

So what do I have for you this time, well quite a bit primarly the adding of our first GUI overlay, or rather doing GUI's on top of GUI's it exciting and a bit of work for our first time, but I think you'll see particulary in the next couple vblogs how things pick up once we get into the swing of it and just how robust and easy it is for me to code and implment new basic GUI over GUI elements. Definlty a lot here in this 4 parts besides showing all that, in the 'speed up' parts I talk about aspects of game development/programming and programming in genreal that I have noticed and i've myself have applied.

(VBlog - Game Development/Programming 2 - Part 3)

I also touch a little on why and what i'm focused on doing this instead of worrying about latter elmens for the game. Its important everyone remebers that were primarly focused on expanding and adding and working on the game engine as it was set, and while some aspects of acutall gameplay are in the back of my mind and even to be worked on, without completing or having a full foundation, if you will, you can't really focus on design, because you do not know the limts of your engine. And thats what i'm working on here and why I have a focus on making things as flexiable and changable as possible so when I do work on acutally designing the gameplay I can worry about that, and not going 'well I guess I have to go back to the engine code and change this or this' and i'll try to talk a bit more about that in my 'speed up' commentary in the next vblog.

(VBlog - Game Design/Programming 2 - Part 4)

As I mention and show in the video I also am posting information and taking your questions or insight as well on the Chaos Rift witch is basicly not only the offical forums for Elysian Shadows but also a place for us indepented, learning, student, having fun, whatever you want to call us game designer/programmers to have a place to hang out, talk about programming, design, our projects, our favrotie movie whatever, there a great place and you should check them out! You will find a lot of great stuff there and even more projects and videos and such from those projects on the forums, and like I said you will find me there as well.

Also I stated that if anyone wishes to contribuite to this project in anyway, code, ideas, resources (sounds, music, graphics, sprites etc.) they are more then welcome to do so and send it to me via email to quickshot14@gmail.com I will give them full credit for there contribution in the project credits. So thats all I have for you right now of course more coming up next week, got a STO vblog slated for monday, of course more MM9 LP and a lot more coming you way, yes even more game design/programming, hopefully more Freelancer LP and of course our new LP to take TFTD place, what could it be, coming up next week. Thank you for your continued support, encourgment, comments, and subscriptions, have a great weekend everyone see you Monday!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Just Some MM9 LPs!

(LP - MM9 Part 95)

Hello everyone, got my update as promissed althought not what I was exactly hoping to have up for you all. RL has bumped in the way a tad so I havnt had a chance to get new Freelancer LPs done yet and unfournlty I also fought with the new Game Design/Programing vblog format so all I manged to get up for you all today is 4 new parts of Might & Magic IX. Witch really isnt so bad is it. :P

Through these parts we make are way through the last of Chasm of the Dead and have some close calls and some, deaths opps. But no fret we make it through somehow, watch the LP for all the details! I have manged to get the new vblog format of the Game Design/Programming working the way I want now in a timely manner and will be finshing thoese up and possibly uploading them tonight or tommrow night so stay tunned definly cause there could be another blog post sooner then latter!

Definlty have more MM9 to share with you all as well next week and of course more STO too. And the all important Freelancer LP and yes our new TFTD LP replacement, what could it be, you'll find out next week! So deifnlty much more to see and do so please check back, also if you like to contribute to my game design/programming project ethier with code, resources (such as music, graphics, sprites, etc.), ideas or suggestions by all means shoot me an email with your contribution to the project to quickshot14@gmail.com all for now!

Monday, March 15, 2010

VBlog Monday! STO & WoW!

(VBlog - STO Lt.3 to Lt. 5 Part 1)

Hey everyone back with a new week and this time were kicking it off with some vblogs! First up some more Star Trek Online(STO) for your all, no more old footage here this is the good stuff straight with the new resolution and my kick butt new machine! I hope you all enjoy it. Got 4 whole parts for you to enjoy as I follow progress from Lt.3 to Lt. 5 and show you guys a lot of good stuff particulary if your just starting out!

(VBlog - STO Lt.3 to Lt.5 Part 2)

We start out with what you can expect to be doing with exploration missions, we then go ahead and do a normal mission/episode that you obtain that helps flesh out some more of the games story a bit. Then finnaly we take a look at Memory Alpha and the Defense patrol missions as well. Also there of course is some new space and ground gear and the all important skillpoints spent. Defintly a lot of good stuff you will not want to miss out on!

(VBlog - STO Lt.3 to Lt.5 Part 3)

I do also have a WoW vblog for you all, its only one part and it even has a bit of old footage along with the new but its goodness none the less! Its our final part in the Grizzly Hills quest serious. The last few quests we need to get the achivement, so if you have been waiting for this, wait no longer its up and read for you all to enjoy! And thats all for this monday but the new week has just begun and its going to be a full one!

(VBlog - STO Lt.3 to Lt.5 Part 4)

There's a lot on our plate this week, we definlty have more LP goodness for you all, sides more MM9 its also about time we got back to the tradelanes of Freelancer! So you will all definlty not want to miss out on all that! And of course lets not forget more game development/programming vblogs as well! I already have a ton of footage siting waiting to be processed and enjoyed, i've made real progress that I can not wait to share will all of you!

(VBlog - WoW Grizzly Hills Quests Part 5)

So when will this be out, when can you expect the new post and uploads? I'm thinking Thrusday, so make sure you check back then! Oh yes we still have a little thing of the new LP to take up TFTD torch...such a large task...still not saying what it is, and i'm honeslty not sure if were going to see it this week, but if we dont you can definlty expect it next week! Ethier way make sure you stayed tuned theres plenty more heading your guys way! Thanks as always and we'll see you Thursday!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Last LPs of TFTD & More MM9 LPs!!

(LP - TFTD Part 180)

Hello everyone, the moment has finnaly arrived, the last 3 parts of the first LP I have ever done! Thats right TFTD is now complete, my first LP is finshed and done and there for you all to enjoy and see, so check it out, or see it again or for the first time if you want! Its been a great ride and awsome fun and i'm glad you all could come along for the ride. But hey wait dosnt mean there isnt more LPs on the way, and I have a special treat that should keep you TFTD and XCOM fans intrested so definlty stay tunned!

(LP - MM9 Part 91)

Its definlty an LP weekend this weekend as I also have gotten back to MM9 for you all and I have 4 brand new parts up for you all. You will have to aplogize part 91 some of it is repeat footage so my aplogies for that. Still a lot of goodness going on as our party continues on through the perils of the chasm of the dead! Theres still plenty more for you all to enjoy so definlty stay tunned! One of the great things about my new hard drives is my ablity to now acutally get a lot of footage for you all and keep it comin without worry or interfernce with my day to day life.

Makes this all the funner. As for whats coming up next week, well a Monday update should be in order and were going to kick off the week right, with two vblogs! Thats right, first up is more STO aka Star Trek Online, fresh with my new puter so you definlty wont want to miss that! And also were going to see about getting a WoW vblog up as well for you all to enjoy, at the very least we'll see about finshing out our Grizzly Hills! Then latter on in the week its more vblog programming, this is more true vblog format though keeping some of the commentary struture. Thank you all so much for your encorugement and ratings and comments, please keep it up!

And last but not least of course more MM9 LP and of course I havnt forgoten Freelancer! So much to look forward to next week. So for now enjoy your LP weekend and i'll see you all monday! Till then.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Game Programming VBlog & More TFTD LP!

(VBlog - Game Programming 1 - Part 1)

Hello everyone its mid week roughly and its time for another update, today I have the first vblog of my Game Development/Programming for you all. Its a whoping 12 parts due to the format witch is pretty much a straight commentary, so theres very little cuts and no speeding up. The next vblog for my Game Development/Programming will not follow the same exact format. We'll still have some straight comentary but things will be sped up here and there and more cuts possible. So for now enjoy it for what it is and by all means please leave your comments and raitings of course.

(LP - TFTD Part 177)

I also have 3 more parts of my TFTD LP for you all too, so very close to the end there really isnt that much left in fact this weekend will probley be the last parts for TFTD so you dont want to miss it! We move finnaly on to level 3 of Telth so this really is do or die time! As for other LP's dont fret MM9 playtime is schedule for latter today and I even got some STO playtime scheduled for tommorow so much more coming up! So I would say you can cerinlty expect some MM9 LP's up on saturday as well.

I did mention i'd have some links specifcly to the books I got that really helped me get into game development/programming for VB.NET, its a great book and it can be found here so by all means if your intrested grab it, you can get it for a fairly good price. Thats all I have for you all for now, please feel free to post your comments of course I have no beauty shot for you today :( I know so sad. So untill this weekend all! Take care.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

WoW Sons Of Hodir & More TFTD LP!


(VBlog - WoW Sons Of Hodir Part 1)

Hello again everyone back with more for you all as promissed! Got some WoW for you all this time, somewhat of a special quest look at the quest chain to get your Sons Of Hodir rep opened up. If your into raiding or will be and dont have your Sons of Hodir rep yet. this is the vblog for you! Its 2 parts showing you the basics start to finish of the quests you will need to complete to get that ever so important rep open! As well as other genreal information about why you would want the rep, and also what you can do in order to help increase it once you have it! So check it out!

(VBlog - WoW Sons Of Hodir Part 2)

I also have more of our last videos of TFTD LP for you all, 3 more brand new parts of what was definlty the longest part at least it seemed like it of Telth. Lets just say the aliens love to annoy and piss me off to the bitter end! Keep watching theres not to many videos/parts really left, we really are that close to the end of this LP so dont miss a beat of it! What will I do after the TFTD LP? Well I have had a specific LP in mind for quite a while, and I may do it afterwords, you'll just have to keep watching to find out!

(LP - TFTD Part 174)

But hey woah there that not all we got for this week! I'm gearing up for a few things for you, of course more of the last of the TFTD LP but also more MM9 LP and yes ever my first programming VBlog. The programming VBlog will not be like my other VBlogs at least for now i'll be trying out a few diffrent formats for you all as we go along to find a good mix. I'll also be showing a little bit of specs/info about my new system upgrade in that first programming VBlog, so if your really curious about it make sure you check it out, hopefully all that will be up in the next couple days or so.

So definlty stayed tuned for lots more coming up at you! I've still been sorting and even still installing stuff on my new machine, bewteen school its keeping me very busy but no worries as I said lots more of course coming your way and if you have been waiting patinelty for more MM9 and even Freelancer LP don't fret they are coming asap so please stayed tuned! Thanks so much as always everyone keep subing, spreading the word and of course raiting! Heres a great ironforge flight shot to leave you all with till latter!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

More TFTD LP & STO VBlog Reporting In!


(LP - TFTD Part 171)

Hey everyone back here once again as promissed this weekend with some great stuff for you all! First and foremost 3 more parts of the thrilling conclusion of the long running TFTD LP! Telth Level 2 is turning into a real hassle but not for the reasons you may suspect! Be sure to check out all three parts to see why and of course to continue seeing more of what will happen!

(VBlog - STO - Lt.2 to Lt. 3 Part 1)

Also hailing in from a galaxy not so far away, is more Star Trek Online (STO) Vblog for you, continuing of course right where we left off as we procede from Lt. 2 to Lt.3 and a bit more so I can empty out my old raw footage that was recoreded with my old machine. Needless to say when you see STO again its going to look soooo much better you will feel like you can beam right in! We got three whole parts of STO goodness here for you as we go over your first real missions fresh out of the tutorial!

(VBlog - STO - Lt. 2 to Lt.3 Part 2)

I touch on some of the ship tatics and diffrences that I know of bewteen the three classes. As well of course as a basic walkthrough of these first few missions that you yourself will go through. As well as a look at my borg bridge officer that I received from my pre-order and of course a whole lot of starships going boom! Definlty worth seeing! My aplogies on the third part, with my new system and gettng preimer back in order it seems the video may not of encoded or uploaded quite properly. So any issues with the 3rd part my aplogies!

(VBlog - STO - Lt.2 to Lt. 3 Part 3)

Unfournlty thats all I have for you this weekend, I dont expect anything more up untill early this coming week, tuesday at the latest mainly due to school. But what you can expect is of course more juice TFTD LP, getting to close to stop now! And also some WoW vblogs for you all as well, its been a bit, and well I need to round off a lot of this old footage so it will be a bit of a special with the quests following the Sons Of Hodir, so if your into raiding or getting into it, and havn't done that at all yet, you wont want to miss it!

And of course much more coming up next week, we are getting right back into the swing of things, so expect more LP's of course and possibly even, since you voted for it, our first vblog dealing with my game development! So by all means stick around, thank you so much as always for your continued support, spreading the word and of course subscribing! Heres a nice beatuy shot of me in a raid in Ulduar where it looks like we are going to poke the boss with a very long stick....hmm dosn't seem right. LOL Untill next time guys have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

TFTD LP Reporting In!


(LP - TFTD Part 166)

Hey everyone! Its been a long while to say the lesat since we last had a real update! My aplogies for that it was a 'prefect storm' if you will last week. Computer Upgrade, starting new term at college and a big bad cold to boot! Needless to say last week was one that was spent in a blur and in bed! But no fear back I am with much waited for a deserived TFTD LPs!!! Yes you have been patient and you will be rewarded!

5 Brand new parts that are definlty the best ever! Weather you have been watching since Day 1 or just started a few days ago, this is it, do or die time, Telth or bust! So get cracking and stay tunned for more! Needless to say our wonderfull and my first LP is nearing its conclusion one way or another! I'm enjoying my new computer quite a bit and I hope you all get to see just how nice it looks sometime soon! But stick around more to come of course!! I've got STO footage just dying to become a vblog here very soon, of course there more TFTD LP's you dont want to miss, and oh yes, MM9, WoW and Freelancer still to come!

Time to get back into things so stayed tunned!! Heres a great beatuy shot from WoW of me in the spotlight! Till this weekend!