I’ve been working on my Dead Wake zombie game and things are going really nicely. I think I need “bit more time” to finish things up, but so far all the new stuff is coming together pretty nicely.
While I was messing with the assets, I accidentally thought a nice way to automate copying & zipping stuff. (I know this is pretty beginner stuff, but you gotta start somewhere.) By using BAT files, one can do pretty neat stuff such as ZIP stuff (7zip), then REN (rename .zip to .pak), then use xcopy… and suddenly you can have asset upgrading all done automatically.
Explained this same stuff in this video: (after finding this awesome grain filter I just had to create this)
(That facial expression was purely accidental – nicely picked YouTube!)
BAT files are good for automating stuff.