I’ve just uploaded the new build of the game.
This patch brings a lot of new stuff, which means there may also be a lot of new bugs! Please do let me know of any issues you have as I will almost certainly need to hotfix at least something!
I’m particularly keen to hear of any performance issues in VR as a few things have changed in the background code.
This patch brings you re-entry and splashdown, new time control features, pausing, checklists…. and much, much more!
NOTE – Only Friendship 7 is effected, Freedom is still on hold until I convert it to use all the new features I’m developing for Friendship. Hopefully in the next major patch.
So… here’s the full list!
New Parachute Model
New Drogue Model
New Landing Bag Model
New Nosecone Model
New retropack model
New retropack harness model and physics
Updated Capsule Model
New re-entry fire effects
New sound effects
New water graphics
New water physics
New panel clock model
Added calculation for time to retro fire
Added full automatic retro sequence program
Added full manual retro firing and jettison (dont knock those buttons by mistake!)
Replaced old “fake” clock counters with working 3D rollers
Added “5 min to retro” light
Added 30 second retro warning light functions
Re-textured Atlas rocket to be more authentic (less shiny, more colour variation)
Added dynamic radio (some recordings now play as direct response to whats actually happening – still more to come in future patches).
Added function to scope signal light.
Altimeter now functions on ascent and descent.
Added correct red/green colour coding to all dials (now much easier to spot a problem… keep an eye on cabin temp on night side!).
Added new menu tabs to cockpit clipboard
Added pause function to cockpit menu
Added End Mission function to cockpit menu
Added Quit to desktop funtion to cockpit menu
VR torch and checklist will now reset position if lost
Added Info page listing some historical facts about Friendship 7
Added Time Advance system – You can now speed up and slow down time at certain points using the following controls;
Keyboard < and > keys
Oculus Touch/360 Left Control Stick – left and right
Vive – Left touch pad – click left or right side of pad.
Adjusted shadow rendering
Fixed bug preventing moon from displaying
Corrected false pressure warnings
Corrected spelling on “Descent” dial
More efficient clean up of assets (should fix some memory leaks).
Adjusted cockpit time to Florida time instead of Global.
Adjusted moon size and brightness