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This is where I keep miscellaneous things that I'd like to share.

Torque 3D Conversation Editor

30 Aug 2015

Here's an installer package of my Torque 3D Conversation Editing Tool. Now you can generate TorqueScript script-object based RPG conversation nodes in a relatively easy-to-use tool.

The documentation for the tool is located here.

The base test scripts for displaying the conversation are in ConversationGui.zip.

Torque 3D Key Map Editor

8 Aug 2015

Here's an installer package of my Torque 3D Keymap Editing Tool. This lets you easily add, remove, and edit keymappings in the Options Dialog. It also separates the key mapping into its own file instead of leaving it in the middle of the game/scripts/gui/optionsDlg.cs script and automatically inserts an exec() call at the top of optionsDlg.cs to bring it back in.

The down side? I'm only certain it works if your options dialog script is in that exact relative location in your top-level project folder. I can change that, I suppose....

The documentation for the tool is bundled with it and is accessible from the menu at Help -> Documentation.

Unreal Engine 4 Tower Defense Sample

23 Oct 2014

Here's an executable package of Unreal Engine 4's "Strategy Sample" - the executable programs are in WindowsNoEditor/StrategyGameTest/Binaries/ under the respective Win32 or Win64 folder.

Name Generator - Moon Moon Edition

6 Jan 2014

On Facebook today I saw a fairly funny mash-up of pictures based off of one of those "Your [whatever] Name" lists where you pick the halves based on your first and last name and was inspired. So here is the Name Generator - Moon Moon Edition, complete with the list from the picture that inspired it.

As a bonus, you can just generate random names by leaving the first and last name fields blank, generate up to 100 random names by twiddling with the numeric spinner, or create and save your own lists for fun and profit! Well, maybe not profit really....

Deathball Arena

Still powered by Torque 3D 1.1 Pro, this is coming along fairly nicely. There is still the intermittent crash/lockup and the art is still super rough. Here's the download link if you're interested in playing it! This file is executable so some people might have trouble downloading it. If you have problems, it's probably related to User Account Control settings - search for this in your favorite search engine for possible solutions.

Deathball Arena screen shot

The bots use the Universal AI Starter Kit as their base with some minor tweaks to get them to actually try to shoot the ball once in a while.

Since I'm still using the older engine I can't open-source any modifications to it (only a few minor convenience tweaks anyway) and the UAISK isn't mine either. However, for starters it's just that ball model stuck on a RigidShape object and the rest is just triggers for "goalkeeper" modes and such. A note: bots don't seem to be picking up goalkeeper status correctly so they don't get the damage reduction benefit - it's on my fix list....

A Nyan Cat Game

This is a little thing that my daughter and I put together in about four hours in Torque 2D 1.7.6. Here's the download link if you're interested in playing it! This file is a self-extracting .rar file so some people might have trouble downloading it. If you have problems, it's probably related to User Account Control settings - search for this in your favorite search engine for possible solutions.

Nyan Cat Game screen shot

The object of the game is to click Nyan Cat before he (she? it?) gets off the screen. Every time you do this you get a point and Nyan Cat moves a little faster. Every time Nyan Cat escapes you lose a point. Nyan Cat cheats sometimes and I'm not sure why, but don't say I didn't warn you.

The source scripts are included with the game so you can dig around and see how it works. You can even change it or improve it! Have fun!

Update!

I took some time this weekend and ported the old TGB version to T2D MIT! Here's the download: NyanCatGame.zip.txt. Just change that extension to ".zip" and you're good to go. All scripts are included so you can see what I did and how I did it. You should be able to just unzip it and play!

The main menu background is from http://studiomarimo.deviantart.com/art/Nyan-nyan-nyanyanyanyan-253160677. Thanks!

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Highlights
  • Feb 1, 2014

    I've added a copy of the Torque 3D Documentation to my site. This was a move on my part to alleviate some frustration I was feeling related to being unable to update the Official Documentation with corrections or clarifications to the existing articles. The link is just down a bit from this sidebar item....

  • Mar 2, 2012

    The main menu buttons got a slight style tweak, making the active state more visible and the menu text more legible. This should be the last style adjustment and then it's just a matter of generating several pages of bogus content.
    Read more...

Torque 3D Reference
Torque 3D Online Documentation

This is not the "Official" Torque 3D documentation. This is my personal version. It will have some portions that are newer or have been edited for clarity, and it will have some portions that are very stale. I update the things that I am interested in or that I have seen many questions about on the forums. I will be adding things as I discover new ways to do this or that, or just because I think they're nifty.

Torque 3D Source Reference

Torque 3D 3.7
Torque 3D 3.8

This is a generated document, and as such may not be as helpful as one might hope. However, it is a complete class, namespace, file, and variable reference generated directly from the source and does contain inheritance diagrams (pretty helpful in their own right).

You can always contact richard@roostertailgames.com with corrections, updates, questions or requests, but be aware that I'm grumpy and don't always answer my email.

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For Fun
A woman has twins and gives them up for 
adoption. One of them goes to a family in 
Egypt and is named "Ahmal." The other goes 
to a family in Spain; they name him "Juan." 
Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself 
to his birth mother. Upon receiving the 
picture, she tells her husband that she wishes 
she also had a picture of Ahmal. Her husband 
responds, "They're twins! If you've seen Juan, 
you've seen Ahmal."