Saturday, 31 October 2015

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Another Triumph of the Open Source Paradigm

Been playing around with a bit of web development for the various senseless websites and stumbled across Aptana Studio.

It's a comprehensive web IDE in the style of Eclipse and it's absolutely fantastic.

Highly recommended.


CSS ftw!

Added a few small nicies to the website. Most notable the popups on the screenshots section.

http://higgis.at/senseless-soccer


Sunday, 18 October 2015

Pitch Sizes

The engine (tactics, rendering, match) allows for variable pitch sizes. In combination with different surfaces and weather condition, should make for some interesting gameplay!


Thursday, 15 October 2015

Tactics Editor

Somehow managed to lose the Tactics Editor code so spent the evening re-coding it.


This is not intended for the end user, but as a labor-saving tool to generate the player position files.

I don't think I will copy SWOS in including such a tool in the game, I think it is a bit of overkill. Rather I will combine the ideas from SWOS with the ideas from Football Manager.

There will be a list of pre-defined positions that you can pick from for each player :

LEFT_BACK                    
LEFT_WINGBACK                
RIGHT_BACK                    
RIGHT_WINGBACK                
SWEEPER                      
LEFT_CENTER_BACK              
RIGHT_CENTER_BACK            
ANCHORMAN                    
LEFT_DEFENSIVE_MIDFIELDER    
RIGHT_DEFENSIVE_MIDFIELDER    
LEFT_CENTER_MIDFIELDER        
RIGHT_CENTER_MIDFIELDER      
CENTER_MIDFIELDER            
LEFT_MIDFIELDER              
LEFT_WINGER                  
RIGHT_MIDFIELDER              
RIGHT_WINGER                  
ATTACKING_MIDFIELDER          
LEFT_ATTACKER                
RIGHT_ATTACKER                
LEFT_CENTER_FORWARD          
RIGHT_CENTER_FORWARD          
CENTER_FORWARD
DEEP_CENTER_FORWARD

These will have the pre-defined sectors (where the player will try to go to depending on the ball position). Each position has a set for attacking and defending. The position also implies a FM style "role."

Each position can then be modified through player instructions (slide bars) for pressing, passing length, shooting length etc.

A "tactic" then, is a specified set of 10 of these position. Here, for example is how you'd make the popular 4-2-3-1:

LEFT_BACK                                  
RIGHT_BACK                                
LEFT_CENTER_BACK            
RIGHT_CENTER_BACK                          
LEFT_DEFENSIVE_MIDFIELDER    
RIGHT_DEFENSIVE_MIDFIELDER                  
LEFT_WINGER                            
RIGHT_WINGER                
ATTACKING_MIDFIELDER                
CENTER_FORWARD

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Dribbling

Here's how the dribbling would go for a player with less skill. It's still possible to turn with the ball, but only when timed properly with the ball under control. No sticky feet.


Goalkeeper Progress

Somewhat robust, yet not unbeatable. Half way there! Next step: catch type saves.


Sunday, 4 October 2015