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psychicparrot42

@psychicparrot42@mastodon.gamedev.place

Ancient #indie game maker. He/Him. Award winning. Author of #Unity dev books. Making games and stuff for PC, Xbox and the occasional #ZXSpectrum game. All round good egg. Boosts a lot, especially games. Racing and rally game fanatic (mostly RBR). BSC (Bronze Swimming Certificate). Existing on unceded Algonquin territory. Please wear a mask.

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Been playing around with some RC truck physics in Unreal with Chaos. It's gonna take some hackery to get them where I want them to be, but it's a good start I reckon. 🤔

A small blue remote control monster truck drives around a test course, doing a few jumps and going over some bumps. The course is very basic and only intended to test the suspension and car physics code.

psychicparrot42,
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I want it more slidy, less snappy, but at the same time it needs to be precise and responsive.. so more slidy, less slidy, more snappy, less snappy .. right. 🙄

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@sinbad Cheers yeah it's fun. I need to hack in some helpers to give me more control over the friction and air control, but I'm pretty pleased with how 'just standard Chaos car physics' worked out so far.

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@bazkie Cheers! Yeah it’s a great start. Now to add helpers and hackery to make it my own!
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psychicparrot42,
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@JeremiahFieldhaven Cheers! Yeah still a way to go before I'd say it was finished, but I didn't expect the Chaos vehicle to work as well as it is so that's a total bonus!

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@dwlt It will always be time for a Stunt Car Racer clone.. now you've got me thinking.. 🤔

psychicparrot42,
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@bazkie It's easy to end up getting caught up in some kind of car physics tweaking hell .. 'just a little bit less, just a little bit more, oh no I broke it again, revert to the saved one, right, just a little bit less, just a bit more, oh I broke it' etc foreverrrrr lol

psychicparrot42, to random
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The landscape of indie games has changed so much in the last 12 years that if Indie Game: The Movie were made today, they'd need Ken Loach or Mike Leigh to direct it.

media_dept, to random
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I just want to take a moment to thank everyone who ever replied to any rant, cry for help or daft thing I've posted since being on Masto. However, I'm no good with Masto. Some of you I don't know how to contact, can't find you no matter how I spell your handle in the search. Following you & clicking the bell doesn't seem to help. I realise DMs are not private. So I keep putting out generic conversation pieces that must seem ignorant of your being so friendly & engaging previously. I'm sorry!

psychicparrot42,
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@media_dept @bazkie 🤣 oh no, has someone put me in charge of something again?? BIG MISTAKE! Hmm.. so, I wonder what this big red button does with the label 'DO NOT TOUCH' on it??? ...

raymierussell, to random
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Lol, doing a rewatch of the Johnny Vegas comedy "Ideal".

Why have you got blood all over your T-shirt?
Just back from Fight Club, come in and I'll tell you all about it.

psychicparrot42,
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@raymierussell Aw I forgot all about that! Remember really enjoying it, at the time.

gilesgoat, to random
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Nerd advice : "if you wish to make your debug life 4 times more complex ( goes with the square of N ) just do VR stuff" .. "all sort of stuff you can't even immediately imagine will come out".

psychicparrot42,
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@gilesgoat I LOVE VR!*

*until it goes wrong and I have to fix it!

sinbad, to random
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Hearing that Recall is exclusive to Copilot+ machines with NPUs is a an extremely good reason to never buy a Copilot+ machine with NPU

psychicparrot42,
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@sinbad I was thinking a similar thing the other day. I don’t actually want new features in my OS. I just want it to run my stuff reliably and get better at what it does (usability improvements like helping me get to settings quicker etc or loading stuff quicker and being more optimized and so on). Taking up less HDD space would be far more desirable than anything Windows 11 has to offer me over 10.

psychicparrot42,
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@gilesgoat @sinbad True. Somehow, we went from ‘making things for people who want to buy them’ to ‘making things for our shareholders and convincing people they want to buy them’!!

psychicparrot42, to random
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Alphabetti-spaghetti for tea!

psychicparrot42,
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@dev_ric Making a game with spaghetti for graphics would be ace!

psychicparrot42, to random
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I seem to be quite an expert at making Unreal 5.3 crash. Not sure what it is I'm doing wrong, but I crash it A LOT. I wonder if 5.4 is as crashy?

psychicparrot42, to wildlife
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From the garden earlier this morning.. BABY BUNNIES!!!!! 🐇🐇🐇

psychicparrot42, to wildlife
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Groundhog is watching!

psychicparrot42,
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@puttycad That's def. one of the offspring (not the band, like) .. Gherbert has long since moved to new levels.. 👀

psychicparrot42, to random
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Searching the Unreal C++ docs is a horrible experience so far. I don't understand why there isn't a simple C++ filter dropdown for searches, or an option to only show C++ results?? Surely it's there and I'm just not understanding the site properly? Even if I choose Documentation/API docs from the list, I don't get C++ results. I feel like I'm missing something obvious. I just want to search the C++ API without all the results from random forum posts or Blueprints etc.. is there a trick? 🤷‍♂️

psychicparrot42,
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@JeremiahFieldhaven 🤣 yeahhh I know, but it'd be easier to browse than their awful website and I reckon it'd look amazing on the (reinforced) shelf, tho! Proper wizardy looking book. Get it leather bound or something to make it super wizardy!!

psychicparrot42,
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@JeremiahFieldhaven I think I'd like mine to look something like ..

psychicparrot42,
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@Farbs Ahhh maaaan you see that sounds more useful than all of the online docs!!!

psychicparrot42,
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@JeremiahFieldhaven Love how this is in the c++ section!

psychicparrot42,
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@gilesgoat proper manuals!!!

psychicparrot42,
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@gilesgoat Whoooaaaaahhhhh THAT is a collection of manuals! I just expected a few on a shelf! I bet they're in some kind of order, too? 🤔

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