.chronoclast

2014-04-18T00:00:00.000Z

GeoMap Demo

Geomap Image

Installation

Included with the program is the Microsoft XNA 3.1 redistributable. This MUST be installed in order for the demo to run.

  • Unzip the contents of this file into the directory of your choosing
  • Run xnafx31_redist.msi (XNA 3.1 Redistributable, included in download)
  • Ensure that your DirectX is up to date via Windows Update. DirectX 9.0c redistributable may be required as well if you don’t have it already (if you’ve installed a game in the last few years, you probably have it).
  • Run Kingdom\Kingdom.exe to run the demo

Requirements

  • A video card supporting Shader 2.0 (pretty much any video card in the past 5 years)
  • XNA 3.1 Redistributable
  • DirectX 9.0c Redistributable
  • XNA 3.1 Redistributable Information

The Demo

This executbale loads a geodesic grid containing 642 cells. 12 of these are pentagons while the rest are hexagons. The grid is derived from a subdivided icosahedron. While I am able to generate grids of arbitrary size, that’s not demonstrated here (grid is built as an XNA Content Pipeline project, not at run time)

Controls

A simple first person camera is implemented. Use the keyboard arrow keys and right mouse button to move the camera. Shift + up/down will move the camera vertically. Left clicking tiles on the map will increment their texture page.