The Blog of Anders Nissen

torsdag, maj 26, 2005

A Wiki Based Dialog System

I've been sick today and yesterday and been home from work. That gave me time to do some heavy duty coding.

I've spend some time creating an experimental dialog system based on the Wiki principles, where everyone can edit, add and remove contents.
The dialog could be used everywhere, but my aim for the project is for it to be usable within the game development area.

Try imagining a game (MUD-type, graphical RPG, adventure, whatever) that implements this kind of system. The stories and dialogs in the game would be constantly changing and improving every time the player plays the game.
People could fix grammar and add new dialogs online extremely easily.

Enough of my rant. Here's some links related to the project:
- Links to download sites for example project (includes full C++ source):
- WikiDialog Reader 0.3 [2234 kB]. Date: 3. June 2005.
- WikiDialog Reader 0.2 [22.8 kB]. Date: 28. May 2005.
- WikiDialog Reader 0.1 [18.5 kB]. Date: 26. May 2005.
- Original outline of the idea.
- Website that contains the dialog data.
- A forum thread discussing the project.

søndag, maj 22, 2005

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Well, seen it. It was freaking awesome!!

Possibly the best film in the series, and much better than both Episode I and II. It's darker than the other films and there's a lot of action and special effects.

The only thing that bothers me is Anakin's switch to the dark side. It's like this:
Lord Sidious: "Join the Dark Side as my appreatice and you'll be more powerful than any Jedi could ever be!"
Anakin Skywalker: "No, I will never join the Dark Side, you evil twisted Sith-bastard!"
Lord Sidious: "Oh, come on!"
Anakin Skywalker: "Well, alright then!"

But other than that it's really a great film and it ties very well with Episode II and IV.

If you haven't already seen it, then go see it - you won't be disapointed!

tirsdag, maj 17, 2005

E3 Console Craziness

E3 just started off today, but already the markets leading console producers have annonced their next-generations console; Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Revolution, respectively.

Four days ago Microsoft's Xbox 360 (Xbox's successor) was annonced, and pretty much blew away the press and gamers in general.

Today Sony's PlayStation 3 was annonced and its system specifications are extremely impressive. Technically it kicks Xbox's ass. Needless to say that a lot of jaws were dropped.

Today Nintendo's Revolution (GameCube's successor) shown off as well. They haven't officially announced it yet, but have release some pictures of it. It's small.