Monday, May 25, 2015

Monday, 25 May 2015

I spent most of last week "programming" a bill of quantites generator in Excel VBA. You feed in a nice hierarchal tree of a few hundred items and it builds a nice tree out of them and spits out a neatly formatted 50 page document with headers, footers, pagination, automatic numbering and sub-totals and totals. And to think people expected me to do it manually, line item by line item.

So, between that, Cosmonautica and X³ Albion Prelude I haven't been up to much on the programming side. After much coercion and bullying by one of my friends (hi Eivind) I finally installed Unity 5 and mucked around a bit.

So far you can fly your ship around without it using engines or leaving magical space dust contrails, and bump around into planets like marbles super-glued to the ground.