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by Redspear
Mon Apr 01, 2024 6:24 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Planetfall 2.0 (apparently)
Replies: 377
Views: 13195

Re: Planetfall 2.0 (maybe)

Double Docking (...bear with me) A couple of things to note: Thanks for considering... Any OXP that adds something to the arrival report (for example, Docking Fees), will have it's report shown after the first dock. Now, you can work around that to a degree, by suppressing arrival reports on the st...
by Redspear
Mon Apr 01, 2024 4:01 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Planetfall 2.0 (apparently)
Replies: 377
Views: 13195

Re: Planetfall 2.0 (maybe)

Considering that option, we then might wish to remove the requirement for docking computers for example Wouldn't this be a good risk factor to help balance any rewards the player might reap? In my experience the traffic on such routes is not as congested as the main lane so I think the risk may not...
by Redspear
Mon Apr 01, 2024 3:39 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Planetfall 2.0 (apparently)
Replies: 377
Views: 13195

Re: Planetfall 2.0 (maybe)

I've had another crazy idea :-P I really like this one :D Double Docking (...bear with me) initiate docking - atmospheric descent animation (e.g. clouds) docked - auto launch (* see below for smoothing of rough edges); add marker to note that first docking was completed auto-launch - horizontal atmo...
by Redspear
Mon Apr 01, 2024 10:04 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Planetfall 2.0 (apparently)
Replies: 377
Views: 13195

Re: Planetfall 2.0 (maybe)

Because apparently I can't help myself: YouTube PlanetFall2 final landing sequence Oddly specific, felt rushed (2 second limit) but... Otherwise I really liked it :D It does capture a descent as well as a landing I think - I don't recall any of the previous examples managing both Also, it actually ...
by Redspear
Sun Mar 31, 2024 9:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Screenshots
Replies: 6857
Views: 2064983

Re: Screenshots

another_commander wrote: Thu Mar 28, 2024 11:34 am
Getting in trouble again (or, How to Make an Adder Look Menacing).
Image
Always though that model made the adder look rather like a tank for something with only one energy bank...
Griff's new one looks rather more fraigile and even more cool IMHO 8)
by Redspear
Sun Mar 31, 2024 9:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Screenshots
Replies: 6857
Views: 2064983

Re: Screenshots

https://i.postimg.cc/5NhSX7V1/oolite-136.png Like it! Love it ! Space Dredgers These immense factory ships are to be found wherever there has been a war, or a Thargoid invasion, or a natural catastrophe. More than forty miles long, the dredgers are a life-form to themselves. The Dredgers are huge c...
by Redspear
Sun Mar 31, 2024 9:03 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Planetfall 2.0 (apparently)
Replies: 377
Views: 13195

Re: Planetfall 2.0 (maybe)

I don't really think planetfall needs to do anything other than allow the player to land on planets. Planets offer a great alternative to the main station for OXP authors that want to create content that would not make sense on a police station but are not capable of creating models for their own s...
by Redspear
Sun Mar 31, 2024 10:14 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Planetfall 2.0 (apparently)
Replies: 377
Views: 13195

Re: Planetfall 2.0 (maybe)

Re only some ships landing... I don't think that's what phkb wants and furthermore it reduces the appeal fir anyone who can't land in their favourite ships but... There could be different landing sites suited for different vehicles. There's a need to be careful here otherwise we're restricting as mu...
by Redspear
Sun Mar 31, 2024 12:44 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Planetfall 2.0 (apparently)
Replies: 377
Views: 13195

Re: Planetfall 2.0 (maybe)

Aren't there companies that operate vehicles just to launch payload into orbit and bring it down again? SpaceX and the Starship is the first example coming to my mind. So I think Cholmondely has a point. Again, concerns over realism not fun. Risk-free? What about atmospheric and gravitational condi...
by Redspear
Sun Mar 31, 2024 12:33 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Planetfall 2.0 (apparently)
Replies: 377
Views: 13195

Re: Planetfall 2.0 (maybe)

I've no problems with detracting from the main station - as long as it makes sense to me. Since they control the markets on the station, I would guess that they control the profit on goods imported or exported to the station surface. So if you come from outer space and go straight to the planet sur...
by Redspear
Sat Mar 30, 2024 9:19 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Planetfall 2.0 (apparently)
Replies: 377
Views: 13195

Re: Planetfall 2.0 (maybe)

Markets: Larger quantities on the planet surface. Cheaper prices for exports, pricier prices for imports. Instigate trade loop with main station and you'd then have a risk free trade loop as follows: Ship 'exports' to main station for profit. Ship 'imports' from station for profit. That's how easy ...
by Redspear
Sat Mar 30, 2024 12:29 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Planetfall 2.0 (apparently)
Replies: 377
Views: 13195

Re: Planetfall 2.0 (maybe)

I've got nothing here that I haven't tried to say before but then my ramblings aren't always understood it seems so my apologies as I try one more time... Making something look better is always nice but more important is (usually) what it actually does. So I mean no disrespect to Thargoid in saying ...
by Redspear
Fri Mar 29, 2024 1:59 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Planetfall 2.0 (apparently)
Replies: 377
Views: 13195

Re: Planetfall 2.0 (maybe)

https://i.postimg.cc/SxcgYJQD/25pc.png https://i.postimg.cc/MGxd7qvx/50pc.png https://i.postimg.cc/8CHww96v/75pc.png https://i.postimg.cc/HsqSLQmr/90pc.png You get the idea... The tint layer (dark blue in this case) could even be related to sky colour if there were sufficient ease/time in productio...
by Redspear
Fri Mar 29, 2024 10:43 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Planetfall 2.0 (apparently)
Replies: 377
Views: 13195

Re: Planetfall 2.0 (maybe)

Imagine any cityport/outpost image overlayed with a dark, partially transparent layer a la BGS (maybe a bit more transparent than that). What you might then get us more of a 'feeling' of a port with the detail being rather more hazy. Is it underwater or not for example... are those domes or rocks......
by Redspear
Thu Mar 28, 2024 9:36 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Planetfall 2.0 (apparently)
Replies: 377
Views: 13195

Re: Planetfall 2.0 (maybe)

I'm not a big fan of AI, but I have to say it can really work well for the task of creating images Yeah, they tend to have a certain 'look' but the images are certainly fit for purpose I'd say. Two things I like about them in particular that are perhaps with noting: distance - they mostly resemble ...