Here is the current DSP TODO list, if you think of something missing then please tell me 🙂
Mainly engine changes, going to leave the level making up to you guys 😉
1.1 release should be next 1-2 days.
Update: Move more things to 1.1, hopefully can get it all in 🙂
Things in italics are done.
1.1 (AKA: Things that should of been in the first release)
Can’t play again if you quit in the middle of a wave bug
If level folder has its own pngs (acceptcampaign, cursor, sidebg_bot, sidebg_top, sidebg_selector, map_selector, font, fontbold, coin, tree) use them
Show wave count
Fix crash bug with windows endlines.
Rebalance ‘river td’, add a few more waves.
Tell how to upgrade tower
Better PSP controls.
Render Range rings when upgrading towers.
When selecting a Tower to buy, display all details parameters (range, time to fire, damage…)
Release Level making assistant tool (Defines Buildable map and Wave path)
“Save the house” : if ONE enemy reaches one given point, you loose
Release source code
Load enemies only when needed.
Skinnable game over / you win.
Fix tower placing to round better instead of truncating.
Show tower stats on mouse over
Deactivate menu (unload sprites, more memerysz) before full loading the level
In-game sounds (Wav) for “Wave start”, “tower settlement”, “Game over” & “End game”
Draw all tower target range when settling a new tower (to see overlaps)
Better PNG size (wxh) checks (=> display error) when loading else it freezes
Fix InGame Menu, should return to previous state.
High Score screen
Possibility to define multiple waves with or not different routes, and with their own starttime
In-game music (mp3, mod)
Draw lifebar (option) below each enemy
Further Shot Types for Shot engine.
– Missile particle trail (option)
Mini-image for campaign on first menu
Savedata (player name, scores, levels, stats…)
XML level, ennemy, tower configuration files (TinyXML is C++/OS independant)
– Tilemap based level definition for easy level construction (TileStudio)
– Bigger maps than 32×32
Define where is the turret roration center (X,Y) if not the middle, as the Starcraft Goliath turrent is on top of the legs, not on the middle
Turrent animation SpriteSheet when shooting
Configurable SpriteSheet frames (sometimes 4 frames are not enough…)
Make Slow change with tower levels (time and length of effect)
GlBits3 (More efficient rendering, more framerate!)
– Investigate changing render functions to take floats instead of ints.
If you use an ordered insert into the instances lists, then when rendering it will be more efficient (render same sprite all at same time).
– Towers and shots can use this, enemies not really as we rely on their ordering
Make menu hideable.
Online score tracking! / Level downloading
Render ground enemies THEN flying enemies.
Levels in Campaign.
– Code to jump to level X
Wave paths :
– Fixed (as you did path with step points)
– Curve (sin, cos)
– Collision detection (enemies will turn right is a wall is in front of them)
Add min range (o define a target reachable band instead of a target reachable disc)
Add “Miss ratio” (how often the shot missed the target)