Friday, June 23, 2006
Quick Status Report
Well, I've sorted out the security cameras in the entry lounge/security room. They now swap between four different fixed camera views corresponding to four security cam domes in the garage. Not a terribly useful feature, but kind of neat, nonetheless. And it gives non-participants a way to view a game in progress without getting in the way.
Also took a few minutes to make some traffic direction arrows for the garage. Just to be evil, I rigged them to periodically change directions. Each arrow changes in a slow, random interval: long enough to escape immediate notice, but short enough that arrows will often have changed from one glance to the next. It took me a bit to come up with arrow combinations that are nominally plausible (no arrows directing drivers to steer into a wall or anything). Mind you, many of the random combinations would cause head-on collisions with oncoming cars, or left turns across an opposing lane of traffic, or other dangerous configurations. And no arrows will ever point back out of the garage again. (Symbolism!) This will have zero effect on the game itself, of course. It's just part of the garage's dubious charm.
Slowly but surely making progress here. More to come.