It’s Late

I just wanted to make that perfectly clear. I’ve been pretty bad about getting up in the mornings, so I’m going to have to make this quick so I can get to bed.

Luckily there wasn’t much going on today. Work was meh. In the evening I ate Arby’s roast beef sandwiches with Eric (5 for $5.95!), sneaked a look at the new G5 through a window at The Computer Store, and then helped him get hooked up to AIM.

Superficially, it looks like I should be able to create a “simple” RPG (e.g. Final Fantasy II) with Flash. Making my own RPG has been a goal of mine for many, many years (not so much that I have a great RPG to be made—but if you get the program made, it should be easy enough to modify into an endless number of RPGs), but back in the day the only tool I had was (now defunct) HyperCard. I managed to get that program to do much more than it was ever designed to do: have a character wander around an overworld map, and a functional (even animated, though poorly) battle engine. Flash, unlike Hypercard, is designed to deal with modern multimedia (e.g. color pictures) and animation, is cross-platform, and has a programming language to tie things together. I’m going to have to take a closer look at it, and see if I can pick up the language without too much difficulty. I don’t know about saving games, though….

 

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