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Offline terren

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If someone made a cube object with docking points on all six sides, could we make an entire lego starship out of them? :drevil:


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He had a great picture, but lost a whole lot of points because it didn't look like anything was docked. :p

 

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So any idea when 3.6.6 will be released?
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We're still working on that.  We want to fix a few bugs first.

 

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At the request of Goob, I'm again posting my copy of the Argo with dockpoints added to all of the side airlocks.  This is what I used to take the picture of the Argo carrying around the bunch of fighters (screenshot #2 at the start of this thread).  It won't break anything existing so there's really no reason to not be using it.  So, without further ado, transport2t-01.zip
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EXCELENT WORK!!!

this will be useful for aircrafts docking with carriers or stuff...

errr, you get the idea...
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Offline boewolf

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The SCP gods have done it again...  Now there is little need for big expensive inter system jump drives on fighters...  Jump ship time...  Or a more real raider carrier

 

Offline Goober5000

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Or a "jump drive" rack like in Episode II, but with the ability to dock multiple fighters.  Like the second screenshot. :)

 

Offline Mad Bomber

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The SCP gods have done it again...  Now there is little need for big expensive inter system jump drives on fighters...


I've been thinking up something along these lines for the T-V War era. :drevil:
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Offline Mad Bomber

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Aha! I knew I wasn't crazy!! I knew I'd seen a four-cargo Mephisto prior to this build!

These shots are taken from vanilla FS1, the second mission of the Crucible campaign. Apparently multidocking was possible (tho you had to fudge it in Notepad).

http://www.fattonys.com/images/Upload/screen00.jpg
http://www.fattonys.com/images/Upload/MBMD02.jpg
http://www.fattonys.com/images/Upload/MBMD03.jpg

(Apologies for the poor color quality of the shots. I haven't quite gotten Procyon up to the graphical level Antares was at before it croaked.)

I think, tho, that having fudged multidocking in this manner meant that any Dock or Undock SEXPs pertaining to those ship(s) caused a CTD rather rapidly. Not sure. In any case I think the new code will be 10 times more preferable :)
« Last Edit: March 01, 2005, 04:15:02 pm by 51 »
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Whoa.  Curiouser and curiouser...

I'll have to take a closer look at this. :)

 
 

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Yes, i knew i'd seen a multi-docke mephisyto too.

So i'm not crazy!
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Offline Mad Bomber

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Another symptom of fudged multidocking is that the ship sometimes flies off violently in a random direction.

This also happens when a second ship presses against a dockpoint -- for instance one Triton-and-cargo pushing up against another Triton's cargo from below -- and is "thrown back" a huge distance by the strength of the dockpoint. I think it's a similar phenomenon.

Though admittedly, I didn't see what caused the Mephy to fly off randomly; I must try to reproduce the error.

This bears investigation methinks.
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Goober, I know you already answered my queries about initial status and mutli-docking and the corresponding FRED interface support, but is it possible for any stop-gap builds released between now and the release of the WX converted FRED (whatever that new code is called) to include an alteration of the ai-undock sexp, so one can tell it which object to undock from?  Right now, I assuming that a use of the current ai-undock sexp in a mutli-dock situation would result in either a CTD, or an undock from all docked objects.
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MadBomber: That's really weird. Any chance of posting the mission file so we can port it and see if it works in retail FS2?
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TP: You assume wrong. :p The ai-undock sexp now just undocks from the first ship in its dock list.  You can add an optional argument to allow it to undock from a specific ship.

GE: The Crucible campaign is available from the VWatch Archives:
http://archives.volitionwatch.com/fs1/missions/campaigns.php3?Cmp=Crucible
I have no reason to believe FS2 retail would behave any differently than FS1 retail with respect to docking.

 

Offline Mad Bomber

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MadBomber: That's really weird. Any chance of posting the mission file so we can port it and see if it works in retail FS2?


It's on the VWatch archives. No need for me to upload it. It's cr-2 I think (the second mission).

Also, I think this was mentioned earlier, but what about an ai-undock-all SEXP? :)
« Last Edit: March 02, 2005, 04:04:48 pm by 51 »
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