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Offline ZylonBane

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Originally posted by Goober5000
Yes, chain-docking is possible, although you need to set a mission flag.  This is so that missions without chain-docking can be optimized to not check for it.
Sooo... is the first ship in the chain the only one that's "in charge" (allowed to move)?

Does it correctly handle an intermediary object in a chain getting destroyed?

Are there any checks to prevent forming a circular chain?

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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Sooo... is the first ship in the chain the only one that's "in charge" (allowed to move)?
No, any ship in the chain can move.  But the way FS2 handles this is to only apply the movement of the fastest ship.  For example, if one ship is moving at 5 m/s, two are moving at 10 m/s, and one is moving at 25 m/s, the whole thing moves at 25 m/s, in the direction the 25 m/s ship is pointing.  This is the way retail handled it, and I left it unchanged in my code (except for extending it from two ships to n ships).
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Does it correctly handle an intermediary object in a chain getting destroyed?
Yup.
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Are there any checks to prevent forming a circular chain?
No, but circular chains are handled perfectly fine.  See Singh's screenshot.
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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:
That's up to you. ;)

 

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Could this be used to dock some big missles on the wing tips of fighters?
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Yeah, probably.  Though in most cases Bobboau's weapon model code should be used for that.

 

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Originally posted by Goober5000


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

That's up to you. [/q]

That's up to you. ;)


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Suggestion time:

Anyone else think it would be useful to have an undock-all SEXP for breaking apart any arbitrary collection of docked objects?
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Maybe you could have large destroyers (ravana, hecate, orion actually made up of several models all docked together to make the complete ship. That way, you could destroy huge chunks off the ship while the rest stays intact. Think of it, a Ravana with the middle section destroyed while the rear end keeps putsing along (even with it's head chopped off)while the front part drifts off into space, blasting beams in every direction!!! That would be freaky!:D
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Offline terren

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We allready have that, we call it Geo-ish
or 'untargetable subobjects'  geomod to your hearts content. make a whole ship of the stuff.


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The 30K commit was by Taylor.  Mine was only around 3K.