Category Archives: Development Status

Development status #59

Dear Mechanics!

Welcome to our fifty-ninth Development Status update.
Let’s get straight to business.

Art Progress:

T-34/85 in-game

T-34/85

T-34/85

T-34/85 Interior

The T-34/85 Side

Panzer III J Interior Work in progress

Panzer III J Interior Work in progress

Code Progress:

Our plan was to fix bugs that pop up after our internal tests. There are simply too many issues and bugs that need to be taken care of before we can call the demo to be “good enough” for our community to try out.

Finished tasks:

  • crafting system (yet without proper economy design, just the logic and UI – we need to configure all tanks and their elements with this system)
  • test drive tanks paint room configuration

To do tasks:

  • create test drive tank model for T34/85
  • further optimise the game (the RAM consumption is too big, we need to fix this ASAP before the build can be sent)
  • add extended element configuration (make the same type of element – f.e. tank wheels – switchable between one another and between tanks that have the same type of the element – for instance, T34, KV-1 and KV-2 share some similar elements that the player should be able to switch between)

About the demo:

The main application and the demo are going to be frequently fixed and uploaded until the game release on 29.01.2019. After that the demo won’t receive content updates, just bug fixes (if applicable)

That would be all for this week. If you have any suggestions, ideas or questions, write to us at contact@degenerals.com or visit our Discord server (https://discord.gg/HPbJj9y).

Have a good weekend and see you next week!

DeGenerals

Development Status #58 November Summary

Dear Mechanics!

Welcome to our fifty-eighth Development Status update – the November Summary.
Let’s get straight to business.

Art Progress:

The T-34/85 interior development.

Code Progress:

November was the last month before the release when we add new coding stuff – from now on we:

  • fix bugs
  • get a build ready
  • send it to test
  • while waiting for the test feedback, implement suggestions and optimize
  • get feedback
  • fix bugs etc.

What is yet to add before the release:

  • crafting system (prototype)
  • steam achievements, cards etc.
  • localization
  • steam workshop integration

What is to add after the premiere:

  • tank modules exchange (for instance, change the engine instead of repairing it, or switch turret of T-34/76 to 85 version)
  • test drive shooting mechanics (probably)
  • any feedback or suggestion that can be implemented

That would be all for this week and month. If you have any suggestions, ideas or questions, write to us at contact@degenerals.com or visit our Discord server (https://discord.gg/HPbJj9y).

Have a good weekend and see you next week!

DeGenerals

Development Status #57

Dear Mechanics!

Welcome to our fifty-seventh Development Status update.
Let’s get straight to business.

Art Progress:

Your guess was correct, it is a T-34/85 Model 1944 tank. Solid base for more tank variants for sure in future. It is about a time to implement it into the game.


T-34/85 tank high-poly model


T-34/85 tank high-poly model

Code Progress:

Tasks completed:

  • Warehouse/Museum management system
  • Quad, Magnetometer, Drone implementation

Tasks to do:

  • Tank analisys panel
  • Tank graveyard scene with logic
  • (good to have) Add the reputation management system that takes how many tanks and collectables we have on the museum display (for tanks additional reputation bonus is their completion level)

That would be all for this week. If you have any suggestions, ideas or questions, write to us at contact@degenerals.com or visit our Discord server (https://discord.gg/HPbJj9y).

Have a good weekend and see you next week!

DeGenerals

Development Status #56

Dear Mechanics!

Welcome to our fifty-sixth Development Status update.
Let’s get straight to business.

Art Progress:

This week new work in progress from tank department development. Another nice classic tanks for the collection.

[WIP] New tank in production. Which one it might be?


Panzer III J work in progress

Code Progress:

The museum/workshop management system is still WIP. We wanted to finish it this week but the task was bigger than we expected. We hope the outcome will be bigger too 🙂

Done tasks:

  • drone manager has been implemented
  • museum/workshop manager implemented parts:
    • walls/floor/details material selector
    • custom poster selector
    • museum stand content selector

In progress:

  • museum props stand content selector
  • extraction scene optimization (smaller load and quit time)

That would be all for this week. If you have any suggestions, ideas or questions, write to us at contact@degenerals.com or visit our Discord server (https://discord.gg/HPbJj9y).

Have a good weekend and see you next week!

DeGenerals

Development Status #55

Dear Mechanics!

Welcome to our fifty-fifth Development Status update.
Let’s get straight to business.

We are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence!

Art Progress:

Museum stands have been reworked. Now they support custom layouts which can be loaded from StreamingAssets folder. For example you will be able to download custom layout from Steam Workshop or made your own.

Customizable museum stands

Customizable museum stands

 

New vehicle – Quad Bike

Code Progress:

Paint Room is finished. The player can select camos, decals and colour of the tank. This data is then saved and loaded if the game restarts.

Magnetometer and quad prototypes are here, ready to be implemented fully into the game.

Next week plans:

– complete Workshop/Museum management system
– complete drone prototype


That would be all for this week. If you have any suggestions, ideas or questions, write to us at contact@degenerals.com or visit our Discord server (https://discord.gg/HPbJj9y).

Have a good weekend and see you next week!

DeGenerals

Development Status #54

Dear Mechanics!

Welcome to our fifty-fourth Development Status update.
Let’s get straight to business.

Art Progress:

Your new cool wallpaper 🙂

In the meantime we are designing UI for Workshop and Museum Management. Our goal is to provide easy and fun way to customize room your way. From changing materials on walls, floor to changing for example layouts of stand up in Museum.

[UI Design] for Warehouse Management. Here you can select what room you want to customize.

[UI Design] What exactly would you like to change here?

[UI Design] Select material of your choice

In-Game work in progress on UI for Paint Room

Code Progress:

We’ve been struggling with the Paint Room system this week also. But this week is other than previous one – we have finally found out what the problem was and the Paint Room is about to be finished.

Next week plans:

  • finish Paint Room
  • rework Upgrade & Unlocking systems for tools, vehicles and business
  • remove Tank Shop (and instead add Tank Graveyard)
  • rework offroad vehicle logic and add quad vehicle

That would be all for this week. If you have any suggestions, ideas or questions, write to us at contact@degenerals.com or visit our Discord server (https://discord.gg/HPbJj9y).

Have a good weekend and see you next week!

DeGenerals

Development Status #53 – October Summary

Dear Mechanics!

Welcome to our fifty-third Development Status update – the October summary
Let’s get straight to business.

Art Progress:

From art department we made huge step forward. From finished Warehouse1 level including more rooms to be unlocked to new panels in UI, as well as improvements in our own shaders we are using in the game. To support new features whom will come with Paint Room.

Workshop default room + Office + Crafting Table + Paint Room

View from the editor

Tank Test Drive layout located outside Workshop in Warehouse1 level.

UI Concept for Paint Room

Code Progress:

The paint room has not yet been finished. We have a delay with this milestone.

We can successfully paint the tank in a special test scene, although implementation of this system in our game is taking us more time than expected.

We’re also working on how the game loads custom content, we want to integrate it with the Steam Workshop system.

What is the plan for the November:

  • finishing the tasks from October
  • adding doable suggestions to the game (we will present these suggestions in each next weekly summary)
  • fixing bugs
  • at the end of the month, demo

That would be all for this week and month. If you have any suggestions, ideas or questions, write to us at contact@degenerals.com or visit our Discord server (https://discord.gg/HPbJj9y).

Have a good weekend and see you next week!

DeGenerals

Development Status #52

Dear Mechanics!

Welcome to our fifty-second Development Status update.
Let’s get straight to business.

Art Progress:

View for Office, Crafting room and Paint shoop room

Office room with entry to the museum. Location of the computer has been changed and moved to the office.

Crafting Room. More info about it will come later.

Paint room in its glory.

Panzer III J Work in progress

Code Progress:

Paint room logic has been finished, now it is being implemented into the game.

How it’s going to work:

  • player unlocks the paint room
  • player sends the tank to the paint room
  • there the player has options to sand blast, apply primer or paint manually (if player unlocks auto paint, this can be done automaticly)
  • the player has option to apply camo, decals or decorators if the tank has been fully painted
  • game should support custom camo, decals and decorators

Other than that, we’re pushing other tasks in October to other months, as we get very good suggestions that we want to add into the game first.


That would be all for this week. If you have any suggestions, ideas or questions, write to us at contact@degenerals.com or visit our Discord server (https://discord.gg/HPbJj9y).

Have a good weekend and see you next week!

DeGenerals

Development Status #51

Dear Mechanics!

Welcome to our fifty-first Development Status update.
Let’s get straight to business.

Art Progress:

We are working on paint shop room.

Work in progress paint room skeleton

Our main reference from “Tank Overhaul” series

Texture work

Code Progress:

Player leveling system has been mostly finished.

Current status:

  • Tools and vehicles are unlockable and the old logic has been connected with the system (so a tool won’t be available if the player has not unlocked and bought it firstly)
  • Tools and vehicles can be bought from the inventory shop in in-game PC/Tablet desktop
  • Passive skills are unlockable and have been implemented into the game (shop discounts, reputation bonuses, faster assembly/disassembly time etc.)

To do:

  • Business upgrades (unlocking new rooms, for example, the paint room)
  • Implementation of quad, magnetometer, drone (this is going to be added in few weeks, as those tasks might be time consuming to develop

That would be all for this week. If you have any suggestions, ideas or questions, write to us at contact@degenerals.com or visit our Discord server (https://discord.gg/HPbJj9y).

Have a good weekend and see you next week!

DeGenerals

Development Status #50

Dear Mechanics!

Welcome to our fiftieth Development Status update.
Let’s get straight to business.

Code Progress:

We’ve begun working on few new features, let’s list them below and how we plan to develop them:

  1. Paint Room – place where player can apply camouflages, insygnias etc. where ever he likes. This is done with help of Paint in 3D system by Carlos Wilkes. Nice to have: custom stuff
  2. Player leveling system – 3 main branches of the player leveling tree:
    1. Tools/Inventory – stuff like flashlights, metal detectors but also quad, magnetometer etc.
    2. Business – extended Warehouse, Paint Room, extended Museum etc.
    3. Passives – bonus to money gained, reputation, discount at shops etc.

Paint room prototype should be ready by the end of next week. Player leveling system requires more time, as some of features the player can unlock in the tree is still not yet in the game (for instance, quad controller, drone controller).

Paint room prototype


That would be all for this week. If you have any suggestions, ideas or questions, write to us at contact@degenerals.com or visit our Discord server (https://discord.gg/HPbJj9y).

Have a good weekend and see you next week!

DeGenerals