Ready to Rumble with the Tectonic TumbleI completed the code that was splitting the world into tectonic plates, and I've started work on the tectonic-based elevation generation. Alas, while I had a good concept, I found a minor problem with my initial approach - it only impacted the cells directly adjacent to the plate boundaries. This isn't what we want - major collisions of plates generate widespread uplift. Uplift limited to the two pixels on either side of the boundary isn't cutting it. The world map does at least show all the plates in pretty colors (blues for ocean, browns/reds/tans/greens for land).
|The blue plate special|
ReadingI am currently working my way through As Told at The Explorers Club: More Than Fifty Gripping Tales Of Adventure, edited by George Plimpton. While I'd hesitate to agree that every tales is truly gripping, they've all been interesting so far, and several really have been gripping. I'll have a more in depth review when I finish. I really need to remember to renew the book through the library's website.
That's the book that sits in the car, for lunch time or when otherwise out and in need of reading. On my Nook I've been reading a classic adventure tale, Talbot Mundy's King of the Khyber Rifles, which I obtained from Project Gutenberg. That book has been gripping.