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Jun. 20th, 2013

- made new borderbox for portraits and background images; tested it for textboxes but didn't like it / doesn't work with the morphing in thing, so i'll restrict it to those (and perhaps save slots, which i'll try later). this complaints the portrait box task*
- tried out some installer scripting programs and some IDEs wizards until i settled on using NSIS with zip2exe for efficiency purposes. created a test installer of SD and it installed fine (the game's installer for the full version is 360mb, which is big but smaller than i had feared). this is part of the 'create installer for the full version and demo' task, so part of that is done, but i still need to create a system so that the game's demo can work without having all of the music/sound and worldmap files and so on (to make the demo smaller). basically i need to code it so that if a file doesn't exist, and the game tries to load it, the game doesn't break; after i do that and create a test installer for the demo this task will be done too

i think i'm too much of a perfectionist for this do a little bit of work on every task idea to work; i keep focusing just on one thing at once. but i will try it again tomorrow.



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Jun. 21st, 2013 01:15 pm (UTC)

I kind of think doing a little bit on every task isn't as efficient. It takes some time to get one's brain into a certain line of thought, and when you keep switching focus it might not be as intense of a focus per task.

31 is such tremendous progress!
Jun. 21st, 2013 08:22 pm (UTC)
thank you for your encouragement.

and yes, i am thinking that is also true, but so far i've found that merely the act of 'getting mentally into' the smaller parts of future tasks makes me prepared for when i do get around to them. sort of like writing an outline of all future chapters and then writing a few sentences for each would give someone a good start when they get to writing those chapters

i think what i'll try today is instead of trying (and failing) to do a small part of all 31 remaining tasks, doing 10 min of 31 tasks, instead i'll do around 30 minutes to an hour for each of 10 tasks
Jun. 21st, 2013 08:44 pm (UTC)
I like this plan! You are so creative at coming up with solutions.
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