On the pleasures of memory management

Error:  Allocation from MMO_GroundClutter.cpp line 42 was allocated using new [] but was freed using delete;  should have been delete []! I can’t say how proud I was to have had my memory management system be smart enough to print out such a cogent and useful error message.  I’m less certain about how bright an idea…

Newer ground clutter

So I’ve finally settled on a new ground clutter appearance.  I’m really digging this.  It’s subtle, but just lends a bit of texture when you’re down low near the ground, but is soft enough that it completely vanishes once you’re only a little bit up into the air (which means that I can stop drawing…

Ground clutter

So I’ve been spending a little bit of time looking at graphical things again, as I mentioned a week or two back.  Today I finally turned my attention to “ground clutter”;  just little details that I add to the ground around the player, to try to keep the ground from feeling too terribly plain, when…

Another fix

Remember a few weeks back when I talked about how pleased I was to have fixed a bug involving vertex normals when welding together the vertices of models? Well, it turns out that I hadn’t fixed it at all;  I’d merely hidden it in a few situations.  As you can see from the screenshot on…

Server move complete

We’re now up and running on the new server.  I think that everything has been moved across successfully, but please let me know if you spot anything that’s not working the way that it used to be working.  (Yes, the ‘forum’ link is temporarily disabled.  Let me know if you notice any other broken links,…