Been doing a lot of work on Nova Dawn recently and I can now drive around a randomly generated world complete with grassland, deserts, snow, mountains, coastline, forests, rocks and ruins. The car physics and collision detection are pretty much there with the cars skidding and bouncing off each other in a nice way. I've been struggling a bit with putting in roads, I'm toying with implemeting a A* algorithm for pathfinding which I can then use to route roads. I've given up on that for the time being and started writing some simpler code to route and join up highways but left my laptop on standby without saving it and lost a few hours work. I watched Lowestoft carnival fireworks on Saturday and it made me think that I want the explosions and stuff to be really pretty. I've already worked out how to do a night mode in my head and combat at night should be quite cool.
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