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Offline mjn.mixael

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Thruster Distortion
So.. I've searched far and wide. I've created a custom "species" and noticed that thruster distortion is not applied to them. Is there a table setting somewhere for that kind of thing?

I haven't been able to find documentation of the feature on the board or the Wiki.

EDIT: Should probably mention that this "species" is an exact copy of the Terran species except for which ship classes are in it...
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Re: Thruster Distortion
Eh, that's strange. All (three of) my custom species have working thruster distortion.
I'll check if I had to add anything, but AFAIK, there wasn't a need to.
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Re: Thruster Distortion
The_E helped me figure it out.

It's never stated anywhere, but you must have +Sec_Normal:, +Sec_Afterburn:, +Ter_Normal:, and +Ter_Afterburn: defined for the species for thruster distortion to work...

At least now it's on the forum somewhere and a good search should find this thread in the future for others who fall into the same trap.
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Re: Thruster Distortion
Uh wait why would anyone not have those.
Doesn't that mean that the thruster effects would be...incomplete?
The distortion is only applied to the "trail" AFAIK anyway, the main "glowpoint" itself isn't distorted.
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Re: Thruster Distortion
Not if you simply copied the retail species entry and renamed it...

Those are SCP additions and thus not required. And since there are a HUGE number of table flags like that all over FSO, I tend not to include flags that I don't know what they do (Wiki description for these specifically is somewhat technical and not clear to a dummy like myself).
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Re: Thruster Distortion
Ah, those are in the MediaVPs though. Didn't you find the thrusters looked very dinky and underwhelming without them?
A quick inspection of the thruster files in the mediaVPs and their tbm told me everything I needed about them. :D

I completely forgot that they were even SCP additions, as ever since I made my first custom species years back, it was already there, and I figured it out back then and never bothered considering them again    :nervous:
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Re: Thruster Distortion
Sounds like it's worth updating/clarifying the Wiki for these flags.

As mjn.mizael can't figure out what they mean, the description's probably not clear enough.
- I'm unsure what these mean either.

Droid, how would you describe the function of those flags?