Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Working with a programmer. Health stuff.

Working with a programmer

I have a friend who has helped me with various hard-to-solve programming problems over the years (for example, he programmed the palette swap in Lufuclad, which I could never do). We were talking about projects at one point, and I mentioned that I still had old projects laying around with some unused graphics.

I brought up the possibility of collaborating, and he agreed, and so he is currently working on the previously abandoned Umbrella game.

He is doing all of the programming (still GM). Currently we are a month in, and he has finished a lot of the engine groundwork, controls, some moves and attacks, among other things.

That said, he is a much, much better programmer than I am, so you can expect some things I would never be capable of myself. Every day he sends me a test version, and I give my input, and we discuss options, mechanics, possibilities, etc.

For the most part he is using graphics which were already in the project, however I will be making temporary graphics along the way. Once the project is farther along, I will set aside some time to finish the rest of the graphics, and do any other assets we need.

Of course, he has no commitment (I tried to pay him as we go and he said no), so this is not a promise that it will be finished, however he has already made a lot of progress.

As for the rest of work, things are slow, because you guessed it; my health still sucks and is worse every day.

In other news, lame health stuff.

I was set to get a medical procedure done that would help (or totally fix) one of the health issues I've struggled with for the past 8 years or so. However, then I got what seemed like Covid-like symptoms, and canceled. While I no longer have chills, or a fever, which I had at the time, I now have lasting respiratory problems which sometimes make it difficult to breath. I will be getting it checked out soon.

Aside from that, the procedure I was going to undergo is in a province with an extremely high number of cases, and is under heavy quarantine. Unfortunately I'm not sure that I will be getting it done in the next month due to concerns over flying, given how lax things seem to be. While it's possible I had it already (don't know, I never got tested, just stayed home for a month and a half until it went away), the fact that I have breathing problems is making me want to be extra careful, given that if I didn't have it, and I got it, I'd probably be screwed.


  1. If you're not in a LTC home then your chances of recovering from covid are actually really good.

    Anyway I'm glad you are still doing ok. Thanks for dropping us a line and take care of yourself.

  2. Health comes first my man!

    Germs aren't actually spread too easily on flights due to the way air is circulated or filtered. If you're going for a major operation I'd say it's worth it. As long as you wear a mask and social distance your chances are pretty good. Especially since you can bet Covid isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

  3. Mamono Assault ForceJanuary 21, 2021 at 11:16 PM

    What DazedAnon said is correct, at least according to doctors. Your hands will honestly be the big risk factor during a flight if you go that route.

    If you take the risk of a flight, just consider your hands to be highly dangerous and covid-ridden until you've washed them very well. Touching your face is very bad.

  4. I'm glad you're still in fine shape, but make sure you're always take a bath after go outside, and try to follow social distancing and always wear mask when going outside. Good luck for the medical procedure and stay safe, Kyrieru. I hope everything is going well in the future.

  5. Thanks for a update of what's going on.

    Sounds like you have a really good friend, it'll be cool to see what that project turns into if you two are able to finish it.

    Of course health comes first, best of luck to you, hope everything can turn out okay.

  6. yeah be careful buddy. Stay strong

  7. What exactly is this mysterious health problem you have? You've always side-stepped actually naming it.

    1. It's one of those things that ends up being a lot worse than it sounds in practice, so I'm sure that if I said what it was people would respond with either advice I've heard a lot, or would doubt that it affects my ability to work, and I would have to go into way more detail.

      Plus, I just don't want to be associated with specific health conditions.

  8. I hope you can get the care/operation that you need. Stay safe and take care. Always put your health first and don't compromise it.

  9. We all can wait for your next projects as much as we anticipates it, but it's not like you can work on your projects if you're not in a good shape! Health always comes first, and hopefully you'd get that medical procedure ASAP. I'll be waiting for more positive updates from you!

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