Mark the week in your diaries…

September 21, 2020Game Design, Ultima Ratio Regum, Updates

Hello everyone! A short but promising update here. Since the last update I haven’t been able to really spend any more time bug-fixing, aside from a brief investigation of the memory leak issue which might prove far easier to resolve than I feared. Teaching has begun again and online teaching is unusually demanding (just browse … Read More

Ultima Ratio Regum 0.8 Finale Update IX

August 15, 2020Game Design, Ultima Ratio Regum, Updates

Well, what a week! The headline is:¬†absolutely everything is now done except for one bug and one technical issue. It is striking and extremely pleasing how much I’ve been able to get done in this past week of really focusing on URR. The list of remaining bugs has just evaporated: and as such, here’s a … Read More

An Update for Strange Times III

August 10, 2020Ultima Ratio Regum, Updates

Firstly, hello everyone – sorry for being absent for two months. June and July were very difficult months for me in terms of health, work demands, and other issues, but the gyms reopening here in Australia has done wonders for my mental health, while the conclusion of my first semester of teaching has yielded a … Read More

An Update for Strange Times II

May 24, 2020Game Design, Ultima Ratio Regum

Just a very short URRpdate this month. Got more coding done, fixed more bugs, cleared out a few remaining issues. The biggest issues as readers will remember was to do with certain classes of NPCs behaving in rather strange, or sometimes game-crashing, manners. As my priority now is to get it out, I have simply … Read More

Ultima Ratio Regum 0.8 Finale Update VIII

March 18, 2020Game Design, Ultima Ratio Regum, Updates

Hello, my friends! I apologise for no February update, the COVID situation threw everything into disarray on the teaching front and it took most of February to get on-board with “online delivery” of teaching content (this being a common experience of many academics at the moment). But here’s the update I was hoping to post … Read More

Ultima Ratio Regum 0.8 Finale Update VII

August 24, 2019Game Design, Ultima Ratio Regum, Updates

Here’s the URRpdate of the last two months. A lot of travel and my laptop breaking while abroad has slowed things down, but a lot of progress has been made both on finishing off the last remaining bug-fixes, and adding the final small “feature” required for 0.8. The game is becoming increasingly stable, as well … Read More

Ultima Ratio Regum 0.8 Finale Update VI

June 23, 2019Game Design, Ultima Ratio Regum, Updates

Here’s June’s big update. The bugs and fixes continue to get smaller and smaller with each passing fix, and they’re generally taking less time, being more and more obscure, and often involving text or grammar for sentence generation rather than things which actually cause the game to crash. With that said, some new crash bugs … Read More

Ultima Ratio Regum 0.8 Finale Update V

May 21, 2019Game Design, Ultima Ratio Regum, Updates

Welcome to May’s URRpdate! Things are still moving along, and rather pleasingly, it has now been a full month of coding since I discovered any more major bugs. Now, maybe that’s tempting fate, but I choose instead to read it as a very encouraging step forward. It does actually seem now that only small bugs … Read More

Ultima Ratio Regum 0.8 Finale Update III

March 30, 2019Game Design, Ultima Ratio Regum, Updates

Continuing to chop down the list of URR stuff to be checked before 0.8’s release! Here’s what has happened in the last couple of weeks: – Resolved some strange issues with churches, especially if you approach them at night. Priests weren’t sure where to spawn or where to sleep, and random worshippers kept appearing off … Read More