Before I get wrapped up in the last handful of missions, I needed to make sure the existing ones were more or less ready to go. I replayed them all and they’re pretty much to my satisfaction- there are a handful of things to fix here and there, but nothing show-stopping. This is really good news, because it means the code overhaul went through without a hitch.
I still can’t figure out how to record, encode and upload video to youtube such that it doesn’t come out looking like crap. This is annoying because I used to have a system that worked, evidenced by my last round of gameplay trailers, but the recent test footage I upped looks terrible. I think it’s mostly the encoding- it’s youtube’s black box processing that screws it up. It’s tricky to get an HD 640×480 video out there.
So basically things are moving along as expected. The game plays better than ever and I’m super excited to get it out. I still want to try a webcast of the dev process, but that will be when I’m ready to start on these last few missions.