By someone on Mar. 14th, 2012 6:43PM
I've been a bit absent so I just wanted to tell youse all what's up.
For the past couple weeks I've been spending most of my time working on a better physics based animation system. In Happy Wheels, you'll notice characters can only hold certain poses. More complicated animations such as walking, or picking yourself up, or climbing would be extremely difficult to do with box2d (the physics engine used by Happy Wheels) alone. With this additional system, assuming I figure it all out, it would be possible to have complex character animations that still interact with the physics world. It's been a pain in the ass, but I've made a lot of good progress.
Most likely, I would not be adding this system into Happy Wheels. Too much would have to change with the way the current characters are built. It's possible that, when finished, I might make a mini game to illustrate what's possible (was thinking a horrifically violent version of kung-fu). Further down the line, I might want to convert everything currently in Happy Wheels to this new system and possible make it a sequel. It's all speculation right now. It all depends on how things turn out, and possibly new things I discover.
Something that would be possible with the new system would be user contributed animations. Similar to how people submit levels in Happy Wheels, an animation editor would allow people to contribute character animations that could be applied to any character.
I'm excited about figuring this out, as it would allow me to do make some really retarded stuff. I'll still be making Happy Wheels characters and random things, but currently I'd like to make some headway with this new stuff while I remain motivated.
I think that's it for now.
By colonel Ford on Mar. 16th, 2012 3:03PM
@Bert I wouldn't mind a "help" section in the new forums but the problem is, these people are too fucking thick to realize anything.
By Luigi Is pro on Mar. 16th, 2012 3:15PM
Indeed. Also, MetallicDoom's level is finally finished. I will release it this saturday. What i'll mostly be doing now is just detailing checking and seeing if there's any glitches throughout the level and whatnot. But mostly to make it anti-cheating proof. Which I'll look for the locations people love to cheat in. Be here at 1 Pm central when it's finally released. The level is near completion. I'll just give this pastebin to MetallicDoom. Once he does show up. Hope to see you play it and to have a bit of fun.
By Zeldy on Mar. 16th, 2012 3:40PM
Don't know if you'd read this far into the comments, but as an animator, I think this is a GREAT idea.
Having two different games would be a hassle though. I'm no coder or anything, but couldn't you make it a toggleable thing? Like, some levels use this new systems, while others still use the old?
Because having two different Happy Wheels would just mean you'd have to update both of them.
Just a though.
By theburningphoenix635 on Mar. 16th, 2012 4:15PM
You should stick to this idea because then you could make obstacle courses like jumping over obstacles and climbing up walls , it will be a great idea.
By Gurgleboo9 on Mar. 16th, 2012 4:19PM
I was gonna say, maybe you could make some more backgrounds.
By ACHIEVERjunior on Mar. 16th, 2012 4:46PM
They're making new backgrounds
By D J A Y on Mar. 16th, 2012 5:10PM
...i dnt use backrounds
By Artist Smeargle on Mar. 16th, 2012 5:34PM
It's interesting to see that cartycarty123 actually heard about my levels being difficult. (You know, the guys that usually has a fast time on levels?)
By Luigi Is pro on Mar. 16th, 2012 5:55PM
This is MetallicDoom's new level check it out. Also MetallicDoom, I'll only leave your level up there if you want me to. So far it's going fucking amazing. The views are skyrocketing up.
By Artist Smeargle on Mar. 16th, 2012 6:17PM
Cool level! (It's an interesting theme too.)
By colonel Ford on Mar. 16th, 2012 6:17PM
Wow. That has improved. For some reason, it has a more darker environment than the original Reviving an underrated level is what people should do more. Good job there and hope to see it somewhere in the top rated.
In other news, I'm working on my new 3D level.
By Luigi Is pro on Mar. 16th, 2012 6:28PM
Thanks for the feedback guys. I appreciate it. But I just helped MetallicDoom with 80% of the things, it's not a problem :P. Well if you enjoyed it it's all good.
By funker6615 on Mar. 16th, 2012 6:46PM
[code]lol horrifically violent version of kung fu. Made my frikin' day.[/code]
By D J A Y on Mar. 16th, 2012 6:49PM
Head ache puppy returns
By smallownageee on Mar. 16th, 2012 6:52PM
make a character that is on a skateboard
By Luigi Is pro on Mar. 16th, 2012 6:56PM
Oh lovely. Hmm.. Headache puppy eh? This must mean Jim updated HW or jason did. Let's check.
By jackmaster950 on Mar. 16th, 2012 6:56PM
I think that you should make more characters in my opinion
By colonel Ford on Mar. 16th, 2012 7:27PM
Any update? Headache puppy came for no apparent reason/
By ACHIEVERjunior on Mar. 16th, 2012 7:35PM
By D J A Y on Mar. 16th, 2012 7:39PM
I guess no update then...but head ache puppt is back...and this time its personal
By harryman100 on Mar. 16th, 2012 7:41PM
do it faster weirdo:(
By ngre226388 on Mar. 16th, 2012 7:43PM
DUDE im telling you do not make a sequal to this game it will mess everything up youve got a good thing going here just tweak it a lil make fire or something so those god damb kids will shutup im telling you DO NOT MAKE A SEQUAl maybe it will work out and maybe it wont but still it would probably have a 20 to 80 % of a chance to succeed!
By ACHIEVERjunior on Mar. 16th, 2012 7:45PM
Dude shut up Jim can do whatever he wants
By D J A Y on Mar. 16th, 2012 7:45PM
Do you even know what your talking bout tryna act serious and shit
By Luigi Is pro on Mar. 16th, 2012 8:52PM
He doesn't even use proper grammar, what a damn shame.
By Extreme Machines on Mar. 16th, 2012 10:53PM
Hi I looked up box2d and they say you can simulate buoyancy (like water) and linear joints and other cool stuff that HW doesn't utilize. Why not?!
By colonel Ford on Mar. 16th, 2012 11:09PM
Lol you must of been looking at another one... ;)
By MetallicDoom15 on Mar. 16th, 2012 11:10PM
idk, umm... Jim is working on something else else right now, you can read it on the news post you are typing on.
By MYMOM234 on Mar. 16th, 2012 11:18PM
Noobs are PMing me, trying to get into my level. FAIL.
Well i am done with it. Im banned from the computer but ill try to get on around 1PM on saturday to release my level. Give or take an hour.
By colonel Ford on Mar. 17th, 2012 12:01AM
Why are they PM'ing you?
By LloydSlayer197 on Mar. 17th, 2012 12:08AM
you should add a character that runs instead wearing a kung fu outfit or running cloth
By Darcy24 on Mar. 17th, 2012 01:02AM
nice man i hope you can get this done it would be awsome to actally walk in happy wheels or move a bit better nice job!! :D
By kpsosohipik on Mar. 17th, 2012 02:15AM
i think it cool
By D J A Y on Mar. 17th, 2012 04:31AM
three noobs on top of each other!
Okay guys come back!
By tormented575 on Mar. 17th, 2012 05:01AM
wtf i swear if i see a fucking rape ........... i think ill join
By FlyingStuff on Mar. 17th, 2012 05:48AM
Awesome hehehe , ur game jason will never get bored
By D J A Y on Mar. 17th, 2012 05:59AM
Its jims game dumbass
By ACHIEVERjunior on Mar. 17th, 2012 08:52AM
I really want to say something but I just can't find any words
By Beerparty on Mar. 17th, 2012 09:28AM
wtf cars 2 is not cool
By a a r o n 4 321 on Mar. 17th, 2012 09:38AM
hey can you please make an update on the characters so they can walk propley
By jacobess on Mar. 17th, 2012 09:38AM
jason do jigsaw on bike xD
By ammarsbar on Mar. 17th, 2012 10:32AM
By 2noah4u on Mar. 17th, 2012 10:59AM
hi i was wondering i you could make a new charecter i think it could be like timmy or a baby in a trycicle please add this to the game
By Beerparty on Mar. 17th, 2012 11:27AM
By Bert on Mar. 17th, 2012 11:48AM
If I got 1/100th of a cent in which 100 cents = $1 AU every time a noob posted their crappy suggestion, I'd be a millionaire.