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Offline mjn.mixael

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Colossus Construction Drone [RELEASE]
GTDr Phidias



Officially designated the Phidias by the GTA, this service craft has been in service since early years of space exploration before the formation of the GTA. The success and the historical importance of the Phidias is well-founded. It was the first ship designed to construct complex designs in space. Prior to the deployment of the Phidias, all spacecrafts were constructed on Earth and then launched into space, but this became impractical and prohibitively expensive. Engineers, scientists, and corporations took part in the design of the Phidias in order to maximize efficiency and versatility. Initially, the Phidias were manually operated, but technological advancements have gradually replaced those with the more-modular and cost-effective drone variants in the core systems. As a result, the Phidias became the most widely distributed spacecraft in the GTA. Because of the large number of contractors and variations, the Phidias has many brands depending on the owner. No other equipment has been able to compete against the Phidias successfully. ~ Thanks to SDM for this.

It comes complete with a specialized beam weapon that acts as the welding beam or whatever you want to call it from the cutscene.

Drop the 'Drone' folder in your freespace2 directory and load up the mission 'Construction Zone' for a quick and dirty example of how the drone can be used. Then think of the possibilities of mixing this with this.

This was made possible by The BtA Team (and Bigchunk1)!

Download Here.

Other Notes: My original plans included submodel animation.. but I couldn't figure all of that out. If you look at the POF, you'll see that all the submodels still exist. So all it needs is a multipart turret/animation expert to make this even more awesome! If you do this, please let me know.

GTDr 3301



Just a varient of the Probe but with the repair weapon and textured to look more construction like.

Download Here.
« Last Edit: June 10, 2012, 09:08:23 pm by mjn.mixael »
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Re: RELEASE: Colossus Construction Drone
**** yeah. Damned cool, and bloody quick too (frlm an outsiders perspective anyway). Congrats to the team. Course, it stands to reason you'd release this when I'm still 4 or 5 days away from my FS compy. ;)
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Re: RELEASE: Colossus Construction Drone
Construction bases will be so much cooler with these things flying around.

 

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Re: RELEASE: Colossus Construction Drone
wow, cool stuff!
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Offline Luis Dias

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Ok, now I'm psyched to see the half-way- built collossus.

 

Offline rscaper1070

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 :yes: Really cool. I can see these working on the deck of the new Arcadia.  :yes:
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Re: RELEASE: Colossus Construction Drone
GTDr 3301 released, see first post!
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Offline Black Wolf

Re: RELEASE: Colossus Construction Drone
Weirdly, in PCS I can see through all the black parts of the texture. Not sure if this is a PCS issue on my end, or something weird with the alpha channels and the transparency settings? It's particularly noticeable in the sort of circuit mesh stuff on the drone.
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Re: RELEASE: Colossus Construction Drone
I've noticed that too.. it's definitely PCS2 though.
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Re: RELEASE: Colossus Construction Drone
GTDr 3301 released, see first post!
:o I didn't know about this.

 

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Re: RELEASE: Colossus Construction Drone
Someone highlight this!

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Re: RELEASE: Colossus Construction Drone
I like it , I love it, thanks ! , will test it ASAP :D
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Re: RELEASE: Colossus Construction Drone
It's is possible to simulate that Phidias is repairing the ship?
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Looks nice :D Good job!

 

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Re: RELEASE: Colossus Construction Drone
I remember asking if anyone had made this a long time ago, glad to see someone finally has.
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Re: RELEASE: Colossus Construction Drone
It's is possible to simulate that Phidias is repairing the ship?
I think there's a sexp for repairing the hull so you'd call that in a repeating loop or something.
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Re: RELEASE: Colossus Construction Drone
The mission included with the download is a quick example of how to visually make it look like they are repairing the hull. Do that in additino to the repair-hull sexp (or whatever it's called) and voila!
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Re: RELEASE: Colossus Construction Drone
Awesome... combine these with the modular construction parts released.... I forget who released them, but they were awesome too.  Anyway, combine the two for win.  ;)

 

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Cool beans! Thanks for your work!

 

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