Dev Update: Why Grandma, what a great big Beard you have...

Another week creeps by and more progress is made. With beta testing going ahead this weekend to iron out bugs, we're looking smoking. This week, we've managed to get the most of the Time Lord race abilities in, retuned certain features, refined little quirks and generally given the scripts a bit of a polish.

Moods are now both in; triggered if you're not performing to your peak as a do-gooder or evil-doer and curable with a quick relaxing float about in the Zero Room.

The Regen Cycle has been removed from its quest script and reiterated as an Actor effect allowing a bit more flexibility.

And finally, we've pulled the plug on the Sex Change. Whilst the notion of giving a 3% chance to change sex during regen was a lovely little nod to the Doctor's memories of the Corsair, there was unfortunately an issue with stopping us from removing headparts. Needless to say, this includes beards, so no gender swapping biogenetic replication for y'all am afraid.

As usual, Spyduck's asset work on a few of the new rooms is lovely; you were teased to a snippet of the Zero Room, and the Library is just fantastic (think Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, mixed with our own take...).

Once the final spit and polish has been added and bugs have been ironed out, we'll throw it up for all to enjoy.

I don't think there's much more to mention on progress this week, so ciao for now,

Demeggy

9 comments:

An Avid Fan. said...

A nice little update, sounds good I think the creators of Doctor Who would be proud. Its perfect that this has and is being released on the 50th anniversary year. Well done,

Kitsudragon said...

Heh. I keep thinking of Clara's comment when she sees the library. "All right, now that's just showing off..."

The Doctor said...

Whats the regen cycle?

The Sainted Physician said...

I believe its the time period between a Time Lord regenerating and when he's done. After changing faces they usually are more odd than normal, for example Ten had random black outs and disperses of regenerative energy.

http://falloutwho.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=indexfile&action=display&thread=179

Check that out for everything they have told us about the regeneration cycle in the mod.

http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Regeneration

And that for general information on Time Lord Regeneration.

Kris said...

You're right there Physician;

The Regen Cycle is an effect imbued upon your Time Lord if they regen beyond the safe confines of a Zero Room... we'll go into more detail on the awful side effects of the process in the coming weeks.

Adam Cann said...

how will the face changing interact with facial surgery etc, ie owb autodoc can edit your face, is this going to allright so if you get a regen you really hate you just change it?
also, on a different topic, you mentioned awhile back that npcs like amy pond may be making an appearance, is this still the case, definetly canceled, or as the answer I expect you will give, we will have to wait and see :)

Anonymous said...

Facial changing is completely random, so you won't be presented with the autodoc menu at regen no. As for NPCs, I might have misled you slightly... I'll be covering this in the coming weeks, but you'll be able to take on companions, but nobody from the show will be making an appearance.

Demeggy

Anonymous said...

ciaoo!

Anicarth said...

you guys aren't REALLY spitting and polishing the project are you? i tried that once. could never get my hard drive to work again...