15 Aug 2002
(updated 15 Aug 2002 at 12:46 UTC) »
It's so hot here at work. My brain melts. We have several fans that try to mix the air a bit and all windows are open, but we can't get any kind of "cross draft" (is that English?). What we would need is proper air conditioning, which we don't have, and probably won't get either. Sigh.
Some more code on Civil today. Tracked and fixed a (in the end) simple bug that appeared because Pygame 1.5.2 had changed some rectangle handling. It's probably better now, but we got a few (so far) weird rendering artifacts.
Planned on looking at making reinforcements work too, but it's just too damn hot in here, my brain doesn't work. Reinforcements are basically units that arrive at the battlefield at a later time, just like in real life. Those units will have a given position, and a time when they arrive, ie. become visible and selectable. That part needs a little addition to the XML scenario format, and some code to handle. Additionally a little dialog should pop up informing the player that the reinforcements have arrived. Should be easy too.
Got the plexi glass today. Now I only lack a harddrive, an IrMan receiver and a rounded IDE cable. The normal flat cables are too hard to handle in this little box (22.5 x 22.5 x 12.7cm). Tonight I can start with initial assembly of the box, although I'm not sure I've got time for it. This is a long term project, and I should save some fun for later. :)