Hi! I’m just starting my first game with unreal, i have been programming for the web for ages and I want to make my first steps into unreal making a simple games for my friends and i.
I’d like to make a local coop sacred 3 / gauntlet clone, but i don’t really know where to start. So my questions are:
While making combat, should i start making the character stats? or maybe I should do animations which do damage and then add stats on top of it?
should I start with a game template?
if i use a template, which one? (i’d like to use a top down camera but driven by direct gamepad/keyboard movements, not clicking a place to go, but topdown shooter template does that, but it SHOOTS, i need phisical attacks instead by default )
where can I get some models and animations to start working?
i have already tried to just change meshes in some templates and projects i found on the internet and it didn’t work, do skeletal meshes for characters have some differences between them apart from the visual design?
Hi p4cm4n, sounds exactly like my game If you’re developing solo there is a lot to learn and do that is specific to unreal engine. I’d recommend starting with Characters: Animation, AI Controller and Player Controller. There are several Asset and Blueprint packs you could purchase from the Unreal Marketplace to get started or join someone with work in progress (hint, hint).
I personally wouldn’t use the Maximo animations as they require re-targeting. The Hold-Attack Button-To-Animate would work in the same fashion as pressing the ‘W’ key to move character forward and invoke player walk/jog/sprint animations. In fact, i would most likely copy nearly the same blueprints to get it working and expand on. Some familiarity of the Persona Statemachines is required so you can set up the player controller input to modify variable usee in the statemachine to control Attack animation transitions.