Progress on populating the world is going along quite smoothly. I'd say I've placed NPCs in about 10-15% of the maps. Not much more to report on that other than: it's going!
Other than "populating", there are two major points of interest in recent work I've been doing. 1: A new critter has joined the ranks with the birdies. 2: I revamped my sprite loading code to not hit the hard disk as much. I realized that even for sprites I've already loaded I was re-reading the metadata off disk every time I was re-using a sprite. Bad! Game launch time is increased by a drastic amount, now.
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