Animal movement is extremely jerky
Server, Client or Website? Client/Server communication
OS/Web Browser? Windows 7 - 64 bit, local hosting
Detailed Description of Issue: When an animal moves, it tends to just teleport from place to place rather than smoothly moving. It's particularly bad when hunting after firing the first shot, making it hard to land the kill shot. This should be fixable by allowing the client to predict/interpolate motion and position between updates from the server. They seem to also be able to move in the y direction infinitely fast.
Reproducible? How difficult is it to reproduce? Constant issue, especially bad during inexplicable lag
Steps to reproduce bug/issue: Observe any running animal
Client Version? Alpha .01
yea .. but it was way worse in pre alpha =P ... but i put up a issue for that .. but i guess this one here might take a bit longer to fix. since this might need allot of work and other more critical issues need to be resolved first .. but i put up an issue =)
Yeah, it's not as simple as some other bugfixes for sure, but it shouldn't be too bad to at least interpolate position. Prediction is a little bit more mathy. Thanks for adding it to the list =)
ahh AI movement and pathfinding is a very tricky thing to do, and very hard :S in worst case this might not get fixed before beta.
for devs issue created : https://github.com/StrangeLoopGames/Eco/issues/450
Oh man I hope it's not an issue with AI or pathing. Hopefully it's just a matter of the client waiting until receiving the new data from the server to update position. That's a lot smaller of an issue because the client knows position at t=0 and t=1 ticks, so at t=1.5 the position should be approximately 50% farther. (Sorry, I said interpolation but it's actually extrapolation.) It won't be exact doing it that way, and maybe a little rubberbandy, but better than it is now.
On my world (server same computer as client; Windows 10 64-bit, Nvidia GeForce 980 Ti water cooled, intel i7 3.3 GHz 6 core water cooled) I don't have it exactly like this. When they move it seems to move properly. However, they often just stand still and run in place forever.
In one case I had just dug up from the ground as a rabbit was running and somehow breaking the block under it caused the rabbit to get "stuck" and it ran in place. I tried digging blocks out around, putting blocks back, etc. It just ran for days until it eventually died. I called it "Bugs Bunny" (pun intended) since it was right outside my door step to greet me each day.