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Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:57 pm

Few quick notes:

I loaded Osaka with Playership Drones, and it can be rebuilt like the others.

I started adding repairedClass versions of Corporate Command ships. So far, I only finished some of the chimera ships. Drake chimera poses an interesting problem, namely if I can import the Viking chimera breeding. I managed to preserve that in PSDv7, but I am not sure I can do this for modern PSD. I have an idea how do to it, but have no idea if it will work. As for other problem ships, I probably will not add the Sigyn due to dual launchers player can never have. The other problem child, Svarog, is clearly a unique, as Anton's signature ship, and killing him yourself is a crime. (I know, I know, he is an infamous player killer.) Whether I add it and not, despite Anton's plot importance, depends if I decide this Lord British expy needs humiliation (by letting the player pilot his ship in PSD).

Aside from that, I added an image toggle in the cheat menu to avert problems involving lag or crashes when accessing the list of genericClass ships. I hope to have an update to PSD ready to upload relatively soon.
Download and Play in 1.9 beta 1...
Drake Technologies (Alpha): More hardware for combat in parts 1 and 2!
Star Castle Arcade: Play a classic arcade game adventure, with or without more features (like powerups)!
Playership Drones: Buy or restore exotic ships to command!

Other playable mods from 1.8 and 1.7, waiting to be updated...
Godmode v3 (WIP): Dev/cheat tool compatible with D&O parts 1 or 2.

IronParrot
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Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:27 am

Not sure if it's a bug, but my Targeting program ROM and Visual Display enhancement didn't transfer to my Charon Frigate.
Also found a bug with the dall sphere mission where the firgate loots the sphere before you get to it:
2020-06-01 22:21:59 OnGlobalPaneInit [d9120009]: Action ID already added ["Wreck912FieldRepairs"] ### (scrAddAction gScreen "Wreck912FieldRepairs" 2 (typTranslate -653131767 "actionFieldRepairs") (block (shipType) (if (and (eq (shpGetDockObj gPlayerShip) gSource) (setq shipType (PsdFunc_WreckToDroneType gSource))) (block ((overlayID Nil) (armorSegments ([email protected] (objGetShipwreckType gSource) "armorCount"))) (setq overlayID (objAddOverlay gSource -653131761)) ([email protected] gSource overlayID "counter" ([email protected] -653131775 "psdConst.maxLinkRange")) (setq overlayID (objAddOverlay gSource -653131762)) (objSetOverlayData gSource overlayID "startTime" (unvGetTick)) (objSetOverlayData gSource overlayID "drillTime" (multiply 18 (multiply 25 armorSegments))) (objSetOverlayData gSource overlayID "shipType" shipType) ([email protected] gSource overlayID "counterLabel" (typTranslate -653131767 "msgRepairing")))) (scrExitScreen gScreen "forceUndock"))) ###

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Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:29 am

No targeting program and other equipment was intentional. The idea was (software) equipment is part of the ship and possibly protected by DRM, and cannot easily (or legally) copy another instance on the ship. However, I may do away with that because of how hard it can be to acquire or track down more. I may just let the player dupe equipment to more ships.

I just got started debugging the Sung transport in St. K's. I will see if I can fix that. So far, it looks like a problem with the Field Repairs code.

Update: repairedClass for Corporate Command is done, and rebuilt Drake chimeras piloted by player will spawn cocoons that hatch into loyal Viking chimeras (but they cannot be ordered). I had to use a virtual item to implement it, but it got the job done.

I will try to get updates for Drake Technologies and Playership Drones uploaded later this week.
Download and Play in 1.9 beta 1...
Drake Technologies (Alpha): More hardware for combat in parts 1 and 2!
Star Castle Arcade: Play a classic arcade game adventure, with or without more features (like powerups)!
Playership Drones: Buy or restore exotic ships to command!

Other playable mods from 1.8 and 1.7, waiting to be updated...
Godmode v3 (WIP): Dev/cheat tool compatible with D&O parts 1 or 2.

IronParrot
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:44 am

Another bug from autoloot?:
2020-06-01 23:39:07 Exception in [email protected]; arg = (838462360 radiationImmune)
2020-06-01 23:39:07 psdOnBehavior [Charon frigate]: Exception in [email protected]; arg = (838462360 radiationImmune) [(838462360 radiationImmune)] ### ([email protected] gSource "radiationImmune") ###

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Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:13 pm

Quick notes:

The next update to Playership Drones is finished, barring any more problems that may be found. I should have the Field Repairs problem fixed (or rather, averted). I also cleaned up some sloppy code a little that might fix the radiation immune error message. Aside, I need to find a way to prevent ships from docking wrecks infected with scourge nanos, but I will defer that until I try to add support to VotG ships.

I just made the ships unable to (auto)loot wrecks with 'core.noSalvage property. That should prevent some problems with missions that involve your AI ships looting something before you do, like Dall's sphere.

@ IronParrot: I have made equipment like targeting transferable when player changes ships as done in the ship broker code.

I will try to upload updates to Drake Technologies and Playership Drones tomorrow.
Download and Play in 1.9 beta 1...
Drake Technologies (Alpha): More hardware for combat in parts 1 and 2!
Star Castle Arcade: Play a classic arcade game adventure, with or without more features (like powerups)!
Playership Drones: Buy or restore exotic ships to command!

Other playable mods from 1.8 and 1.7, waiting to be updated...
Godmode v3 (WIP): Dev/cheat tool compatible with D&O parts 1 or 2.

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Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:03 pm

Reuploaded Drake Technologies and Playership Drones to Xelerus.

First, Playership Drones. It now includes another tdb that adds repairedClass versions of Corporate Command ships, which means those ships found in the wild may have their wrecks rebuilt.

As for Drake Technologies, I made two minor changes...
* Drake multiturrets fire a spray of shots like the IM90 instead of a custom multitarget lancer. I did this to remove custom firing code and simplify things. At base level, multiturrets fire two shots at a time. At the next level, three shots like IM90. At max level, five shots.

* Removed Basik triple shot. It was a brief experiment that did not have enough of a niche between the other two level 3 Basik ammo.

Due to removal of some entities, restart is required.
Download and Play in 1.9 beta 1...
Drake Technologies (Alpha): More hardware for combat in parts 1 and 2!
Star Castle Arcade: Play a classic arcade game adventure, with or without more features (like powerups)!
Playership Drones: Buy or restore exotic ships to command!

Other playable mods from 1.8 and 1.7, waiting to be updated...
Godmode v3 (WIP): Dev/cheat tool compatible with D&O parts 1 or 2.

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Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:24 pm

Reuploaded Playership Drones again to Xelerus. This one includes another tdb file for Near Stars ships.

For the ultimate challenge, try to destroy and rebuild Failsafe! It is unfairly powerful, but it costs over three million credits to rebuild it (plus more for weapons you find for it), and it has horrible fuel efficiency, thanks to its custom reactor that is practically ten Hyperion reactors put together.

Things I should work on next:
* Add repairedClass for ships in Vault of the Galaxy for Playership Drones.
* Update Godmode to 1.9 beta 1 (or later).
Download and Play in 1.9 beta 1...
Drake Technologies (Alpha): More hardware for combat in parts 1 and 2!
Star Castle Arcade: Play a classic arcade game adventure, with or without more features (like powerups)!
Playership Drones: Buy or restore exotic ships to command!

Other playable mods from 1.8 and 1.7, waiting to be updated...
Godmode v3 (WIP): Dev/cheat tool compatible with D&O parts 1 or 2.

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Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:45 pm

Quick note:

I have started work on supporting some of the ships in Vault of the Galaxy for Playership Drones. I do not know if I will add support to galactic creatures like vespids and wyrons since most do not level up like biotech ships from factions like Tor Quan and Jax.

Some problems I encountered:

* Switching ships may cause your growth points to flip to negative, which might make it too hard or impossible to grow bioships. I will need to investigate and see if I can fix that.

* Using the [C]onnect command to access your playership drone uses the background screen of your ship, not the ship you connect to. For example, I connect to my bioship wingman, and I see the mechanist dockscreen from the ship I am piloting. I will try to fix it if I can.
Download and Play in 1.9 beta 1...
Drake Technologies (Alpha): More hardware for combat in parts 1 and 2!
Star Castle Arcade: Play a classic arcade game adventure, with or without more features (like powerups)!
Playership Drones: Buy or restore exotic ships to command!

Other playable mods from 1.8 and 1.7, waiting to be updated...
Godmode v3 (WIP): Dev/cheat tool compatible with D&O parts 1 or 2.

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Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:00 pm

Progress report:

Most of the ships in Vault of the Galaxy have repairedClass versions in PSD. The only ships left are some of the galactic creatures. In the end, I decided to support galactic creatures. I created a custom type, since they do not grow like bioships and all of their equipment is virtual. They have a modified biotech screen (red instead of green), and have fewer options. For now, they have unlimited fuel and armor regenerates like powered armor.

After the ships are done, I need to fix any problems that did not exist in Human Space adventures.

In particular, setting event handler to a custom PSD base class, which allowed me to add PSD support without requiring custom class (aside from repairedClass for ships that are not starters or ship broker ships), has become an annoyance to work around. Trying to get chimera cocoons to work was a little tricky; I used an item for events since I could not rely on the ship type's events (because event handler is changed). Now, with more ships reliant on events in VotG, I have to watch for more problems, and hope I can fix them if spotted.

Update: I have finished adding repairedClass versions of all VotG ships, except ithalidons (which I will not add due to no weapons). Next is bug hunting. I will try to have an update of PSD with VotG support ready by this weekend.
Download and Play in 1.9 beta 1...
Drake Technologies (Alpha): More hardware for combat in parts 1 and 2!
Star Castle Arcade: Play a classic arcade game adventure, with or without more features (like powerups)!
Playership Drones: Buy or restore exotic ships to command!

Other playable mods from 1.8 and 1.7, waiting to be updated...
Godmode v3 (WIP): Dev/cheat tool compatible with D&O parts 1 or 2.

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Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:19 am

Reuploaded Playership Drones to Xelerus. This time, it includes a tdb file for ships in the Ancient Races library.

Playership Drones is now fully playable in Vault of the Galaxy!

Nearly all of the ships in VotG are playable, including most galactic creatures. Galactic creatures are a "feral" tech separate from mechanist/biotech/archaeotech, although it has some similarities with biotech. They cannot grow or equip new stuff, but they can live without sustenance.
Download and Play in 1.9 beta 1...
Drake Technologies (Alpha): More hardware for combat in parts 1 and 2!
Star Castle Arcade: Play a classic arcade game adventure, with or without more features (like powerups)!
Playership Drones: Buy or restore exotic ships to command!

Other playable mods from 1.8 and 1.7, waiting to be updated...
Godmode v3 (WIP): Dev/cheat tool compatible with D&O parts 1 or 2.

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Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:09 pm

Hotfix for Playership Drones uploaded to Xelerus. Ships will avoid looting objects infected with scourge nanos, and older Tor Quan swifts may be repaired.
Download and Play in 1.9 beta 1...
Drake Technologies (Alpha): More hardware for combat in parts 1 and 2!
Star Castle Arcade: Play a classic arcade game adventure, with or without more features (like powerups)!
Playership Drones: Buy or restore exotic ships to command!

Other playable mods from 1.8 and 1.7, waiting to be updated...
Godmode v3 (WIP): Dev/cheat tool compatible with D&O parts 1 or 2.

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Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:24 pm

Quick note about Playership Drones in Vault of the Galaxy: Some of the ships that can be acquired, namely Balin dragon and galactic creatures, show credits instead of RU when viewing ship's interior. As a result, repairing new ships while piloting a ship that shows credits takes credits (which player cannot earn) instead of RU. Yes, this is a bug. Unfortunately, I am stumped on how to fix it since I cannot find where currency shown for ships is set. In other words, I do not see a way to tell a playership to show and use RUs instead of credits. I do not see how normal mechanist, biotech, and archaeotech ships do it.
Download and Play in 1.9 beta 1...
Drake Technologies (Alpha): More hardware for combat in parts 1 and 2!
Star Castle Arcade: Play a classic arcade game adventure, with or without more features (like powerups)!
Playership Drones: Buy or restore exotic ships to command!

Other playable mods from 1.8 and 1.7, waiting to be updated...
Godmode v3 (WIP): Dev/cheat tool compatible with D&O parts 1 or 2.

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Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:04 pm

Reuploaded both Drake Technologies and Drakian Legacy to Xelerus.

Drake Technologies gets some minor bug fixes and a new custom disarming ion effect. The disarming effect is an EMP substitute, which temporarily disarm and slow down ships. The Taze stingers now use this disarming effect instead of EMP paralysis because the spinning from EMP makes killing things take longer. Also added a new ion weapon (called nullifier) that features the disarming effect.

Drakian Legacy is finally updated to the 1.9 beta. Drakians get different mining weapons and new Antibeamer zapsats. Also, some other items were rebalanced.
Download and Play in 1.9 beta 1...
Drake Technologies (Alpha): More hardware for combat in parts 1 and 2!
Star Castle Arcade: Play a classic arcade game adventure, with or without more features (like powerups)!
Playership Drones: Buy or restore exotic ships to command!

Other playable mods from 1.8 and 1.7, waiting to be updated...
Godmode v3 (WIP): Dev/cheat tool compatible with D&O parts 1 or 2.

shanejfilomena
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Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:19 am

I have had Playership Drones on my mind for about a week...I missed that in my game :)

While it is true I don't always use the tools it has, I just pass them up along the way in some games... other games I would have not made it to Heretic without PSD tools :)

While today's game is Nothing like the games we used to play...Getting to the Core is harder..No real time to mess about having fun with Xenophobes when you got a date with the Iocrym.....

But yes..I am Happy to see you "heard" my plea for an update :)

Thank You :)
Flying Irresponsibly In Eridani......

I don't like to kill pirates in cold blood ..I do it.. but I don't like it..

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