* Add initial Ellipse Tool to the Editor Mode. Currently there's
something wrong with the algorithm and the ellipses have a sort of
'lemon shape' to them.
* Refactor the IterLine/IterLine2 functions to be more consistent.
IterLine used to be the raw algorithm that took a bunch of coordinate
numbers and IterLine2 took two render.Point's and was the main one
used throughout the app. Now, IterLine takes the two Points and the
raw algorithm function removed.
* Implement Brush Sizes for drawtool.Stroke and add a UI to the tools panel
to control the brush size.
* Brush sizes: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32, 48, 64
* Add the Eraser Tool to editor mode. It uses a default brush size of 16
and a max size of 32 due to some performance issues.
* The Undo/Redo system now remembers the original color of pixels when
you change them, so that Undo will set them back how they were instead
of deleting the pixel entirely. Due to performance issues, this only
happens when your Brush Size is 0 (drawing single-pixel shapes).
* UI: Add an IntVariable option to ui.Label to bind showing the value of
an int reference.
Aforementioned performance issues:
* When we try to remember whole rects of pixels for drawing thick
shapes, it requires a ton of scanning for each step of the shape. Even
de-duplicating pixel checks, tons of extra reads are constantly
* The Eraser is the only tool that absolutely needs to be able to
remember wiped pixels AND have large brush sizes. The performance
sucks and lags a bit if you erase a lot all at once, but it's a
trade-off for now.
* So pixels aren't remembered when drawing lines in your level with
thick brushes, so the Undo action will simply delete your pixels and not
reset them. Only the Eraser can bring back pixels.
* The `doodad` CLI tool got a lot of new commands:
* `doodad show` to verbosely print details about Levels and Doodads.
* `edit-level` and `edit-doodad` to update details about Levels and
Doodads, such as their Title, Author, page type and size, etc.
* Doodads gain a `Hidden bool` that hides them from the palette in
Editor Mode. The player character (Blue Azulian) is Hidden.
* Add some boolProps to the balance/ package and made a dynamic system
to easily configure these with the in-game dev console.
* Command: `boolProp list` returns available balance.boolProps
* `boolProp <name>` returns the current value.
* `boolProp <name> <true or false>` sets the value.
* The new boolProps are:
* showAllDoodads: enable Hidden doodads on the palette UI (NOTE:
reload the editor to take effect)
* writeLockOverride: edit files that are write locked anyway
* prettyJSON: pretty-format the JSON files saved by the game.
* New doodads: Switches.
* They come in four varieties: wall switch (background element, with
"ON/OFF" text) and three side-profile switches for the floor, left
or right walls.
* On collision with the player, they flip their state from "OFF" to
"ON" or vice versa. If the player walks away and then collides
again, the switch flips again.
* Can be used to open/close Electric Doors when turned on/off. Their
default state is "off"
* If a switch receives a power signal from another linked switch, it
sets its own state to match. So, two "on/off" switches that are
connected to a door AND to each other will both flip on/off when one
of them flips.
* Update the Level Collision logic to support Decoration, Fire and Water
* Previously, ALL pixels in the level were acting as though solid.
* Non-solid pixels don't count for collision detection, but their
attributes (fire and water) are collected and returned.
* Updated the MenuScene to support loading a map file in Play Mode
instead of Edit Mode. Updated the title screen menu to add a button
for playing levels instead of editing them.
* Wrote some documentation.
* The game's tick counter was moved from Doodle.ticks to shmem.Tick
where it is more easily available from every corner of the code.
* Fix a bug in the Level Editor where dragging an already-existing actor
from one part of your map to another, would cause it to lose all its
data (especially its UUID), breaking links to other doodads. Now the
existing Actor catches a ride on the drag object to be reinserted
* Animate the Link Line visualizers between actors. They now animate a
blinking color between magenta and grey-ish.
* Add support for the LineTool and RectTool while in the EditorMode to
easily draw straight lines and rectangle outlines.
* Key bindings were added to toggle tools in lieu of a proper UI to
select the tool from a toolbar.
* "F" for Pencil (Freehand) Tool (since "P" is for "Playtest")
* "L" for Line Tool
* "R" for Rectangle Tool
* Add new pkg/drawtool with utilities to abstract away drawing actions
into Strokes and track undo/redo History for them.
* The freehand Pencil tool in EditorMode has been refactored to create a
Stroke of Shape=Freehand and queue up its world pixels there instead
of directly modifying the level chunker in real time. When the mouse
button is released, the freehand Stroke is committed to the level
chunker and added to the UndoHistory.
* UndoHistory is (temporarily) stored with the level.Level so it can
survive trips to PlayScene and back, but is not stored as JSON on
* Ctrl-Z and Ctrl-Y in EditorMode for undo and redo, respectively.
* Load SDL2 fonts from go-bindata storage so we don't have to ship
external font files on disk.
* Dedupe names of doodads so we don't show double on the front-end
(go-bindata bundled doodads + those on local filesystem)
* Use go-bindata for accessing wallpaper images.
* Better flashed messages walking you through the Link Tool.
* Stylize the title screen (MainScene) by rendering a live example level
as the background wallpaper, with mobile doodads in motion.
Since SDL2 is using in-memory bitmaps the same as Canvas engine, the
function names of the render.Engine interface have been cleaned up:
* NewTexture(filename, image) -> StoreTexture(name, image)
Create a new cached texture with a given name.
* NewBitmap(filename) -> LoadTexture(name)
Recall a stored texture with a given name.
* level.Chunk.ToBitmap uses simpler names for the textures instead of
userdir.CacheFilename file-like paths.
* Refactor texture caching in render.Engine:
* New interface method: NewTexture(filename string, image.Image)
`Image()` object to load it with a data URI and keep it in memory.
* SDL2 saves the bitmap to disk as it did before.
* WASM: deprecate the sessionStorage for holding image data. Session
storage methods panic if called. The image data is directly kept in
Go memory as a js.Value holding an Image().
* Shared Memory workaround: the level.Chunk.ToBitmap() function is where
chunk textures get cached, but it had no access to the render.Engine
used in the game. The `pkg/shmem` package holds global pointers to
common structures like the CurrentRenderEngine as a work-around.
* Also shmem.Flash() so Doodle can make its d.Flash() function
globally available, any sub-package can now flash text to the screen
regardless of source code location.
* WASM: Handle window resize so Doodle can recompute its dimensions
instead of scaling/shrinking the view.
* Add RGBA color blending support in WASM build.
* Initial texture caching API for Canvas renderer engine. The WASM build
writes the chunk caches as a "data:image/png" base64 URL on the
browser's sessionStorage, for access to copy into the Canvas.
* Separated the ClickEvent from the MouseEvent (motion) in the WASM
event queue system, to allow clicking and dragging.
* Added the EscapeKey handler, which will abruptly terminate the WASM
application, same as it kills the window in the desktop build.
* Optimization fix: I discovered that if the user clicks and holds over
a single pixel when drawing a level, repeated Set() operations were
firing meaning multiple cache invalidations. Not noticeable on PC but
on WebAssembly it crippled the browser. Now if the cursor isn't moving
it doesn't do anything.
* Refactor the event system in the WASM render engine to serialize the
off serially in the main loop similar to SDL. This fixes keyboard
input issues, altho if you type really fast some input keys get lost.
* Initial WebAssembly build target for Doodle in the wasm/ folder.
* Add a new render.Engine implementation, lib/render/canvas that uses
the HTML 5 Canvas API instead of SDL2 for the WebAssembly target.
* Ported the basic DrawLine(), DrawBox() etc. functions from SDL2 to
Canvas context2d API.
* Fonts are handled with CSS embedded fonts named after the font
filename and defined in wasm/index.html
* `make wasm` builds the WASM program, and `make wasm-serve` runs a dev
Go server that hosts the WASM file for development. The server also
watches the dev tree for *.go files and rebuilds the WASM binary
automatically on change.
* This build "basically" runs the game. UI and fonts all work and mouse
movements and clicks are detected. No wallpaper support yet or texture
caching (which will crash the game as soon as you click and draw a
pixel in your map!)
* Debug mode: no longer enables the DebugOverlay (F3) by default, but
does now insert the current FPS counter into the window title bar.
* ui.Frame: set a default "mostly transparent" BG color so the frame
background doesn't render as white.
* Add the MenuScene which will house the game's main menus.
* The "New Level" menu is first to be added.
* UI lets you pick Page Type and Wallpaper using radio buttons.
* Page Type: Unbounded, Bounded (default), No Negative Space, Bordered
* Fix bugs in uix.Canvas to fully support all these page types.
* Implement the handler code for `return false` when actors are
colliding with each other and wish to act like solid walls.
* The locked doors will `return false` when they're closed and the
colliding actor does not have the matching key.
* Add arbitrary key/value storage to Actors. The colored keys will set
an actor value "key:%TITLE%" on the one who touched the key before
destroying itself. The colored doors check that key when touched to
decide whether to open.
* The trapdoor now only opens if you're touching it from the top (your
overlap box Y value is 0), but if you touch it from below and the door
is closed, it acts like a solid object.
* Add some encoding/decoding functions for binary msgpack format for
levels and doodads. Currently it writes msgpack files that can be
decoded and printed by Python (mp2json.py) but it can't re-read from
the binary format. For now, levels will continue to write in JSON
* Add filesystem abstraction functions to the balance/ package to search
multiple paths to find Levels and Doodads, to make way for
* Move the call to CollidesWithGrid() inside the Canvas instead of
outside in the PlayScene.movePlayer() so it can apply to all Actors
* PlayScene.movePlayer() in turn just sets the player's Velocity so the
Canvas.Loop() can move the actor itself.
* When keeping the player inside the level boundaries: previously it was
assuming the player Position was relative to the window, and was
checking the WorldIndexAt and getting wrong results.
* Canvas scrolling (loopFollowActor): check that the actor is getting
close to the screen edge using the Viewport into the world, NOT the
screen-relative coordinates of the Canvas bounding boxes.