well I started last year, but I then Did a month in a phych Ward, and then 2 months in jail. So about 9 months. Im not as far as I "Could" be, but Im writing INSANELY weirdly so that I will have an awesome finished project when I am done. Currently I have Completed for the most part the classes for Timer, Harddriver ReWrite, 2d Lines, Text, Regular Polygons, 2d Boxes,Texture Loading, D3DxARGB Color Loading, 2d Sprites (90% done),D3d is managed as well as window evens, User Input, as well as having all the resets and Lost Devices managed. I havnt started into the 3d part of it yet, because I wanna get the basic functions down pat and read up more on how to correctly use the view and world matrixs to transform and move things around.
It is somewhat hard to keep motivated, And it is a lot for one man to do - but its kinda a dream of mine. Once I get the basic parts finished setting up I intend on having 2 or 3 of my friends help with modeling and texturing (already have Yeses, and the one kid is MAD good at modeling..) , As you can see by the timeline, I havnt done much in a year, my main issue was I also didnt have a computer of my own (Just got one 3 days ago) so it was hard to work on it, kept it alive on a flashdrive lol... I was in jail because my mom lied to the cops (Mega long and not posting publicly what exactly she lied about, but in short - I spent 2 months hand scraping pig shit out of an untreated wood floor and cleaning like mad - and when it was all clean and nice, she didnt want me in her nice new clean how anymore (which was funny, cause if I wouldnt of cleaned it, she wouldnt of been able to call the cops cause they would of condemned the house) ) to send me to a phych ward, and then got a PFA on me which left me homeless, and then lied and said I broke the PFA which landed me in jail, I would of only been in for 2 days - but I was homeless so they wouldnt let me out until my probation was over, which was in july (6 months)-- however my Half sister came and got me and gave me a place to live after about 2 months, it wouldnt of taken as long - but I was in a Middle of bumfuck nowhere prison and they where not permitting me to make phone calls. Eventually my mom told my sister what was going on, and then when probation finally god there act together and got back to her, she drove 150 miles and picked me up, and then drove me back.