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by giantcabbage
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Shipyards
Topic: mission queries
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: mission queries

Your main problem is you are using the special deliveryMission data destID set to the same as ownerID. I understand why you have done this - the mission is to deliver supplies to the source station! However, in terms of how the missions work a deliveryMission just shows a special dockscreen when you...
by giantcabbage
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Looking for comment/suggestions: Tinker redevelopment WIP
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Looking for comment/suggestions: Tinker redevelopment WIP

If there is a Tinkers station in system then there should be a chance for friendly ships to be equipped with Tinker upgrades - similar to a low-level, player-friendly Omnithor (obviously works quite well with the selection of side-mount weapons). Other Services The tinkers should have a Meeting Hall...
by giantcabbage
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: New Developers
Topic: Getting started with git and github
Replies: 15
Views: 2517

Re: Getting started with git and github

Basically you need to create branches if you want more than one pull request open. If you're just working in master then all your commits get added to the same pull request until George merges it (after that you could create a new pull request, but you can't have two open at once without a branch) H...
by giantcabbage
Wed May 30, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Shipyards
Topic: function list stuff
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: function list stuff

I've made a PR for the changes here The function list entry (- x) -> -x is prefixed with a space when it is printed to the debug log using AE-FunctionHelp. This is the only entry which has this. But none of the function list forum webpages have it! From WordPad, but the space can also be seen in the...
by giantcabbage
Wed May 30, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Shipyards
Topic: rpgSelectorInitialItem help please
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: rpgSelectorInitialItem help please

It looks like you are using rpgSelectorInitialItem correctly and there is nothing wrong in dsD789GodWeaponsDockscreen.. I think the problem is actionBack in dsD789GodGetItemsDockscreen - you are returning to the first screen with another scrShowScreen command. This means you are not returning to the...
by giantcabbage
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Minotaur class
Replies: 36
Views: 2458

Re: Minotaur class

For special ability I'm thinking that one device slot (for omni weapons) is designated as linked-fire. Basically, if the player installs an omni weapon, it will fire along with the primary when you fire (unless disabled). What do you all think? The linked-fire feature would be very useful to have (...
by giantcabbage
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Shipyards
Topic: language inherit query
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: language inherit query

There are two ways to reduce the amount of duplication. One is to inherit from a base class. With a station baseclass you can inherit the language, events, docking ports etc. However, you cannot currently inherit the DockScreens elements. For example: <StationType UNID="&baStarGate"> <DockingPorts> ...
by giantcabbage
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Shipyards
Topic: thanks to giantcabbage and George for debug console improvements
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: thanks to giantcabbage and George for debug console improvements

Glad you liked it! Tab is probably one of the most used keys on my keyboard ;o)
by giantcabbage
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Continuous beam weapons
Replies: 39
Views: 3612

Re: Continuous beam weapons

If anything, I like to be able to zoom the SRS screen out and see more long-range combat. Other games I play (Endless Sky one of them) seem to have a fetish for short-range combat, which gets annoying at times. Overuse of short-range combat feels more like hack-and-slash instead of a shooting game....
by giantcabbage
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Mod Announcements
Topic: Close Quarter Combat
Replies: 4
Views: 1174

Re: Close Quarter Combat

Yes, I completed a full play through on 1.8a3 and it definitely helped reduce a lot of the boring combat - shooting at ships looks a lot better than waiting for little red dots to disappear. Have you considered making this a registered extension? Might get more attention and get others / George to t...
by giantcabbage
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Mod Announcements
Topic: Close Quarter Combat
Replies: 4
Views: 1174

Re: Close Quarter Combat

I like this idea. I managed to play through the first couple of systems in 1.8a2 and everything seemed to work well.

Alas one of the 1.8a3 fixes has changed some functions to return numbers rather than strings which breaks the mod - probably this one ;o)
by giantcabbage
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: When did finishing the game kill your save? Why is that ok?
Replies: 13
Views: 1349

Re: When did finishing the game kill your save? Why is that ok?

My vote is to keep the General tab as the default first tab for the commodities exchanges as that is the one which shows commodities rather than devices / armor. In many space games commodity or trade goods are in a different tab or menu to ship devices / upgrades, so new players would likely expect...
by giantcabbage
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Changing ships at shipyards
Replies: 20
Views: 2387

Re: Changing ships at shipyards

6. If you have wingmen (Volkov, etc.) you can either upgrade their ship (as above) or give your ship to them and trade in their ship. [Not sure the UI for this; maybe you just have to swap ships with them.] There should also be a way to install new devices / armor on your wingmen's existing ships. ...
by giantcabbage
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Patch Discussions
Topic: [Concept]: Outlaw miner update
Replies: 22
Views: 3583

Re: [Concept]: Outlaw miner update

For info, tbAsteroidOre is both level AND location scaled (i.e. different ore for metallic / organic / rocky asteroids). It is used for: ore found in asteroids Ferian station treasure ore carried by outlaw miner T31s sysAddRandomOreByValue selects random ore appropriate to the system using a probabi...
by giantcabbage
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Patch Discussions
Topic: [Concept]: Outlaw miner update
Replies: 22
Views: 3583

Re: [Concept]: Outlaw miner update

Looks like a good plan. Assuming you do this via git you don't have to do everything at once. In fact it's often easier to split large changes into smaller incremental alterations, that way each change is also easier to review and if George doesn't like a particular change you can just revert the co...