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New version: http://forums.kronosaur.com/download/fi ... d059e7a35c

2014/10/09
-Added PSD support (Linked weapons, ship changing, etc.)
-Added fighter manufacturing (Currently 1000 RUs for a Xenophobe Fighter, the PSD cheat menu has been repurposed for the other ships, but no RU cost for those yet)
-Added new driveEffects

mothership.xml now requires "PlayerShipDrones", "PSD_Dn01" and "120Dn01" - they should be available from the Succession modpack.

@StealthX

Very nice drive effects, have merged them and the new manuever stats into this version.

The current bitmask was custom made only to serve as a placeholder. Its flaws appear as jagginess at the bottom of the sprite at certain horizontal facings when the background is not black, e.g. when near a star. Perhaps we could improve that by rendering a blank white version of the mothership and using that as the bitmask.
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Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:51 am

Sweet, thanks for the update. I haven't been able to do any modding since school started :(
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Going to have to concentrate on school, updates will be few and far between.

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Late to the scene, but I'll see what I can do.
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wb Autohummer

Will be preparing your download, interested in joining onto the project?

Just finished adding Hanger Bay support, the mothership can now launch and retrieve ships. Added Scramble Fighters and Return to Mothership to the Domina Powers menu, since it's more accessible than a dockscreen.

The ship interior dockscreen map is still a mess though, can someone check the download and reconfigure it?

Also wrote some more ideas about the direction in the XML. Please add to them!

@StealthX

No worries, this was always meant to be a long term project.
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@TVR Happy to lend a hand however I can help. Though I can't code well I can do the other things.
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@Autohummer

Welcome aboard!

The 2nd MS Team:

RPC - Coding
TVR - Coding
FourFire - Design and playtesting
StealthX - Graphics
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Our project files so far: http://www.fileconvoy.com/dfl.php?id=g8 ... 5a26519fcb

Just select the Mothership POC at the ship select screen. All functionality is linked to the ship interior dockscreen. Shipyard doesn't fully work ATM. Ask away if there is anything else.

@FourFire, StealthX, RPC

Updated the mothership description with the text from the old thread
Refactoring shipyard code (@RPC Use Functions!)
- What should we do next?
- IRC discussion?
- Get updates: http://www.fileconvoy.com/dfl.php?id=g8 ... 5a26519fcb

Current features:
-Operational hanger bay
-Basic fleet commands
-Salvaging
-Item production
-PSD support

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Current ideas:
-Ship design
  -Full customization
  -Refits
-Ship/Item production
  -Production queues?
-Research?
-Advanced fleet command
  -Realtime tactical map
  -Fleet roster
  -Squadrons
  -Formation builder
  -Additional commands
  -Fleet logistics?
-Capital ship simulator
  -Better flavor text
  -Dockscreen map with:
    -Engine Room
    -Hanger Bay
    -Cargohold
    -Bridge
    -Turrets
    -Research Lab
    -Materials Processing
    -Shipyard
    -Infirmary
    -Crew Quarters
  -Battle damage to ship interior
  -Damage control
  -Crew?
-Mothership upgrades
  -Weapon mounts
  -Larger cargoholds/hanger bays
  -Additional modules
    -Additional launching bays
    -Deep space sensor array
    -Gaian processor space debris vacuum
    -Cloaking device
    -Fleet shield generator
-Story?
-More ideas
-Project file hosting
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Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:43 am

I'm back from my longterm absence from Transcendence!

It's great to see the new version, I will playtest it immediately.
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@FourFire

Alright, tell us how it goes.

Currently reworking the backend for squadron design. It should be working by the end of December.
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In testing I got a graphical bug which looks like the mothership has a different number of functional facings, than visual facings (so the sprite is either larger or smaller than the number of facings which the ship has)

Measuring ingame, it seems that there are 2/3 as many facings in the spritesheet as there are functional facings for the ship, I'm going to assume a 120 sprite / 180 functional, but I cannot find where in the .xml these setting are otherwise I'd fix them myself.

The game also crashes with the following error when in the map and rotating:

Program state: OnAnimate
Program state: painting map
Game state: in game

it happens when you turn past the 0/360 facing; north, or upwards.
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Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:30 am

@FourFire

Try replacing:

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<Maneuver
	maxRotationRate=	"3.0"
	rotationAccel=		"0.5"
	rotationStopAccel=	"9.0"
	/>
With:

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<Maneuver
	rotationCount=      "120"
	maxRotationRate=	"3.0"
	rotationAccel=		"0.5"
	rotationStopAccel=	"9.0"
	/>
As the most recent version of PSD supports only 1.3, testing has so far only been conducted on 1.3

The patched snippet of code, if it solves the sprite rotation issue, would confirm a bug with 1.5 involving non-rectangular sprites. Let us know if it helps.

With any luck, the next development version should have this fixed as well as having an implementation of Squadron Design. Just need to finalize device selection for squadron design.
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Thanks, I am testing it now.

Nope, that didn't solve the problem, jut changed it, I also tried the new settings with 180 and 40 facings, no dice.
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Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:59 pm

-Fixed the 1.5 sprite facings issue (New bug in 1.5, assumes each sprite is square with height equal to imageWidth)
-Implemented Squadron Design, Squadron Production
-Added Repair function, total mass display to Hanger Bay
-Finished writing all backend functions
-Stations are now worth 5000 RUs when salvaged, and are no longer scuttled

TODO:
-Update PSD
-New mothership model?
-Find project hosting
-Improve fleet command interface

The new version of mothership.xml is attached to this post. The previous download can be updated with this, otherwise I will try to upload another full archive soon.

Should we upload to Xelerus, or should we wait? Do we need to replace the mothership sprite?

@RPC

Modified the RPCDSData a bit, converting it into a proper data function. Supplementary work on the dsItems and dsShips. Can't figure out why items occasionally disappear from dsItems, though.

@Autohummer

Any chance of a custom mothership model?

@StealthX

Any updates? BTW, RPC and I were developing a Gundam 00 mod, current progress attached to this post.

@FourFire

New version ready for testing and evaluation. What do we need to improve? What should we do next?
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Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:41 am

Would vote in favor of putting it up on Xelerus since forum feedback is a bit mediocre. I can't really do much this week since midterms on Wednesday and Friday so we'll see. Thanks for working on this TVR and picking up my slack (sorry for disappearing during holidays and not responding to your IRC ping >.< )
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Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:45 am

Alright, RPC, I'll compile a stable release and create a shared account for Xelerus. Anyone happen to have a mod description we could use?
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