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056 Achievements Testing & Rich Presence on Xbox

Monday 11th Mar 2019


6:45am

I’m up early and straight into updating the blog!


8:15am

After a few intermissions for breakfast and other Dad-duties, the blog is now updated!

Taking another break to have a shower and do the school run. Once I’m back it’s time to finish setting up the new dev environment following our migration over to Microsoft’s Partner Center, so that I can test out the Achievements work I did yesterday. I also need to take a little time to reply to the Publisher we’ve been speaking with.


9:05am

Back in the office.


10:40am

The email was done and sent, and I posted about our Blog Update on all of our social media platforms.

I then took a bit of time out to update the good people of r/gamedev on Reddit with this post. It’s been a while since I posted an update there, so I just started typing and all of a sudden more than 1.5 hours had passed!


Anyway, back to work on the Xbox tasks!


1:45pm

Another pretty decent session. Achievements are working in full now in the new dev environment which is amazing! I have already spotted some bugs with it, but this is due to flaws in code logic so easily solvable. There is also a weird issue whereby the Achievement Notification Popup is not appearing on screen, however it seems this is a known bug on Microsoft’s side and nothing I can do about it right now. I’ve given them a shout at least to let them know about the issue I’m having.


Time for lunch! When I get back I’ll fix up the few bugs I spotted, and then move onto implementing Rich Presence text.


4pm

Back in the office after lunch, the school run and prepping a Lasagne for dinner. Time to get stuck into Xbox tasks again!


5:45pm

A decent session, I fixed a few issues with the Achievement trigger points and the logic behind some of the statistics that I track. Stopping for some food, but I’ll be back (I want to at least get started on Rich Presence Text).


7:40pm

Back


9:50pm

It’s been a good session, Rich Presence text is all setup in the backend now and I’ve made a good start on plugging it into the game. This blog is suffering from the type of work I’m doing to be honest, as there’s not much I can share, nor many interesting images I can post :S


Anyway, I’ll carry on with Rich Presence text in the morning, I’m feeling pretty confident it will be dnoe by midday. Once that’s done I’m going to move onto a couple of smaller Xbox Tasks – Pinning an Activity to Home, and Streaming Install Play Markers.


Adios amigos!

Signed by my face















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