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Running progress report
« on: May 21, 2007, 10:35:15 am »
Not a good week, real life got in the way too much.

Two days in court for an Industrial Tribunal ( >: NEVER, EVER, EMPLOY ANYONE IN THE UK  >:   )

Anyway....

This weeks changes


  • Fixed mechan comm bug.
  • Changed system flight to time dependant movement
  • Leave encounter added
  • Encounter music added
  • Fixed bug in crew assigment
  • Added in system fleet AI handler
  • Added home system fleet AI






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Re: Running progress report
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2007, 01:05:04 pm »
That's still good progress though... 

I have 3 more music tracks close to done. Going to try and hammer through all the sound effects next weekend.
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Re: Running progress report
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2007, 10:06:55 am »
Not a lot this week, real life getting in the way, plus I did the sky thing.


  • Added Gazurtoid comms
  • Added nomad probe encounters
  • Laughed a lot, and added nomad probe comms music.(Thanks MnMinstrel)



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Re: Running progress report
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2007, 02:57:08 pm »
Most of the last 2 weeks for me has been playing with the title screen, lots of rendering and re-rendering to get it to work better with my theme music.

SFX have been started, and I think the only comm music left is the veloxi probe.
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Re: Running progress report
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2007, 05:17:57 pm »
This week was thin again.

  • Changed credits
  • Minerals display on planet
  • Added mouse driven autopilot to system flight
  • Added simple mouse driven movement control to system flight

Universaltim now on credits

You can click on the right MFD in system flight and the autopilot will take you to that point.

You can click on the left MFD with the left mouse button to turn the ship, and the right mouse button to move forward.

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Re: Running progress report
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2007, 05:22:14 pm »
Just finished all of the combat sounds last night. I just need to convert them to mp3. Be prepared to laugh you @#s off again when you hear the ones for the Spemin.  :rollin
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Re: Running progress report
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2007, 10:19:51 pm »
Don't tease me :-\

I could do with a laugh.
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Re: Running progress report
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2007, 06:35:45 pm »
Okay, just sent all of the combat sounds to you. Enjoy.
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Re: Running progress report
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2007, 10:30:24 am »
I think the Spemin need to see a doctor  :)

The missile launch conjures up very disturbing images, can you moon in space ?
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Re: Running progress report
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2007, 11:59:49 am »
Moon yes, but always remember: In space, no one can hear you pass gas...
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Re: Running progress report
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2007, 01:18:49 pm »
Does a spemin have a butt? Or when they eat something do they just ooze around it, suck out whatever nutrients it needs and then ooze away from it. (The comic book sound name for this would probably be "Blort")
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Re: Running progress report
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2007, 10:23:49 pm »
Just did some EQing and mixing on the Nomad comm track.... The dialog is much easer to understand now. Stainless, be sure to delete any old copies of that file, I think the one I just sent you has the same name as the original version.
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Re: Running progress report
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2007, 09:26:05 am »
Did you send it to me?

didn't get anything...

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Re: Running progress report
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2007, 02:04:21 pm »
Okay, just resent it. Let me know if you still didn't get it...
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Re: Running progress report
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2007, 10:20:43 pm »
Got it, much clearer.

Still think the new websites gotta be called "The Gazurtoid Church Of Nirvana"

The ending really reminds me of hitchhikers as well.  :D

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Re: Running progress report
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2007, 09:27:49 am »
To be sang a flattened fifth out of key by the robotic choir of the Sirius cybernetic company.



Share and enjoy
Share and enjoy
Go through life with a plastic boy
or girl by your side
let your pal be your guide
and when it breaks down or starts to annoy
or grinds when it moves and gives you no joy
cos it's eaten your hat
oh had sex with your cat
bled oil on your floor
or ripped off your door
and you get to the point when you can't take any more
bring it to us, we won't give a fig
we'll tell you...

go stick your head in a pig.





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Re: Running progress report
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2007, 05:15:44 pm »
Update, not a lot at the moment.

I could do with a break from real life.

  • Added flare dates
  • Added system stability data (moved date to real start date)
  • Added Gazurtoids to combat
  • Added Gazurtoid encounters
  • Added some of MnMinstrels sound effects



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Re: Running progress report
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2007, 08:17:32 pm »
Most of my recent efforts have been with ships. After a little deviation last week, I now have basic meshes for all of the ships, and textured versions of the Spemin, Gazurtoid, and Mysterion ships. Not sure if the textured versions will be useful for the SF1 remake, but if not they will still also be used for capi3101's "Starflight:Total Brawl" RPG.

As far as use in the SF1 remake, I'm planning on rendering these 3d versions of the ships as wireframes for the scans of alien ships.

A few ideas:

If we use the textured versions, perhaps they could pop up during an encounter while the scan image is showing up on your upper right screen. The main screen could show a rendered picture of the corresponding ship for a few seconds and then take you back to the combat/encounter view. That would probably be the way to do it.

I really think that I should thin out the music during communication, some of the more complicated music(And definitely the ones that have voice overs like the nomad probe) can be distracting when you are trying to read the text. Perhaps having the music play once, showing first the ship(s) and then the alien would be a better way to do it. Then a real subtle sound effect or musical element during each phrase of communication.

Thoughts?

I'm going to take renders of the ships I've done and put them in a PDF for Stainless and capi3101 to look at. Hopefully I'll have it together by tonight. Anyone on the SF3 team that would like to give me feedback on these is welcome to as well.
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Re: Running progress report
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2007, 09:28:09 pm »
I really think that I should thin out the music during communication, some of the more complicated music(And definitely the ones that have voice overs like the nomad probe) can be distracting when you are trying to read the text. Perhaps having the music play once, showing first the ship(s) and then the alien would be a better way to do it. Then a real subtle sound effect or musical element during each phrase of communication.

Thoughts?

Your consumer can handle a pretty wide range of information coming at them in different spectrum at the same time and cope, given enough experience with certain individual portions.  That being said, vocal music is two different aspects in a single medium.  I don't think complex musical themes will matter so long as they're definitely background and/or we're used to them.

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Re: Running progress report
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2007, 10:21:47 pm »
I can render the objects as wireframe within the game if you want.

I want to stay away from textured 3D, doesn't fit with the retro feel, but I could use the textured models to render the sprites for combat.



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