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SirNikkolas

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Character Creation
« on: March 25, 2012, 06:25:18 PM »
Hi!

I'm making a tank game, and I want the player to be able to create a tank. The player will be able to choose between a Light, Medium, and Heavy chassis, then pick the turret, gun, and treads to add on to it. I already have all of the choices made as placeholders in prefabs. And when I drag each prefab onto the corresponding empty game object slot, it lines up where it's supposed to. Now I dont know how to allow the character to create his own tank and then it load into the actual game.

Any help/hints/tips would be great. Thanks :)

justifun

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Re: Character Creation
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 09:15:42 AM »
There's lots of different ways you could design it.

You could keep it simple and walk the player through picking each step. eg:

Which chassis do you want?
then make 3 buttons one for each type

then go onto the next question about your turret type etc.

Or you could get fancier, and create a 3D empty template tank (like just the outlines of one) and indicate that you can drag and drop each tank part onto the appropriate section of the template, kinda like current video game inventory systems work.

It all depends on how you want to approach it.