Another new release of the XNA game "Sharky’s Air Legends" – now you can change speed!

November 19th, 2006 by Sharky

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G’day folks.

I’ve just uploaded another release on the Latest Builds page. So go grab it and give it a whirl. I’d love to know what you think.

What’s new?

  • I have added a throttle control so now you can vary the speed of the Spitty! To go faster use the XBOX 360 Controller’s RightTrigger. For Keyboard users use any of the following Keys: Left Shift, Left Ctrl, Left Alt or Right Alt. Whichever you prefer but I think Right Alt is the most intuitive.
  • Fixed the problem I blogged about earlier. Playing for long periods could result in the background going black and hideous framerates. The code was carelessly consuming too much memory and eventually resulting in the problems. I’m now much more careful about freeing up memory I’ve used, so the memory usage doesn’t climb nearly so high.
  • Improved the AI. I had inadvertently ruined it in the previous release. Oops, sorry.
  • The Title screen/menu is a little more original than it was before. I’ve been feeling guilty about my use of the well known painting, so I’m gradually making a parody of it instead. It now features my own Spitfire model posed to match the painting. Not as pretty, but at least it’s my own…well mostly – parts of the original painting are still visible.

New title screen: Parody vs Plagiarism? Now and then…

Now, parody
then, blatent plagiarism

Updated:  my spelling was awful.  ;)

One Response to “Another new release of the XNA game "Sharky’s Air Legends" – now you can change speed!”

  1. XNAtutorial.com » Weekly Update Says:

    [...] Lawrence is also improving on his Air Legends. It’s actually kind of playable right now, so do check it out. [...]

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