OK, Past and not of interest anymore.
nonetheless i thought i had to comment to it.
the idea is certainly nice, but i thought it need to be a sort of animation library, i mean such you have to implement to a game, the rendering tool standalone won’t help much, except to render a sort of movie.
however the thread is old, but the topic is still of interest.
i’m pretty sure players would love to walk around on the terrain.
in the other Hand i feel it exceeds what pioneer is.
even if i leave the technical problems aside.
lets imagine we have this possibility to leave the vessel.
whith what will we interact?
OK, i can Explorer a planets surface thats optically maybe a nice thing, but already this little thing would need to make planets and cities more interesting places to visit.
biosphere, in other terms.
but wow what a effort just to look at a procedural generated tree!
it’s nearly a game of it’s own.
but after tree #53427 we maybe get a little tired of that.
we like to interact.
hunting animals, phew yes that would be great, depending on legality of hunting this could suit for a singleplayer game.
but i guess we like more, we maybe like to interact with our crew, Station personnel or citizens.
this would lead almost to a multiplayer game.
because certainly i would even like to interact with human players.
but OK this goes far to far, imho.
much more AS exploring planets or to hunt animals (imagine you kill a animal to find out later it was the intelligent species in this system, argh).
i would Like to interact with players.
but thats another topic.
the question i have is:
how much would this make pioneer a better game?
does it fits at all to pioneer?
is it worth the effort?