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  • in reply to: On the new release #110556

    impaktor
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    I think it’s safe to say that this is the biggest and most active period in pioneer development for many years time. We did a sneak-pre-release earlier this month, but excluding that, this is the first release since April.

    It’s _strongly_ encouraged to read up on the new Flight UI on the wiki, as nozmajner linked above, but here again, for the lazy, as this will enable some seriously fun game play:
    https://pioneerwiki.com/wiki/Flight_UI
    https://pioneerwiki.com/wiki/How_to_fly_without_autopilot

    You can see the [full change log](https://github.com/pioneerspacesim/pioneer/blob/master/Changelog.txt), as always, in the source tree.

    Also, the plan/progress ahead for replacing the old-old (un-moddalble) Frontier-clone C++ UI and the semi “new” (2014) NewUI/Lua UI:
    https://github.com/pioneerspacesim/pioneer/issues/4078

    Please help us spread the word, and [retweet](https://twitter.com/pioneerspacesim/status/901843003316330497)!

    (remember: more players = bigger community = more developers = better game)

    in reply to: Something’s bakin’ #110436

    impaktor
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    nozmajner is being modest. These changes are thanks to his clear visions, and mockups combined with ecraven’s crazy fast coding.

    Each component has been discussed at length in IRC, and iterated throug many versions to find the optimal from a user perspective. Real cockpits, and space shuttle UI (user interface) have been studied, as well as the UI of other prominent space games, like Freespace, Wing commander, Iwar 2, EVE online, and Elite Dangerous (heard of that one?).

    Next in line is vastly improved orbital planning window, and comms log, multiple gun mounts, and more.

    I think it’s safe to say Pioneer has, over the last few weeks, gone through the biggest update in 4 years.

    in reply to: Pioneer Musical Appreciation Society #88418

    impaktor
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    Since it’s a super moon tonight, and you should leave the city to really see how bright it is (30% brighter compared to when it’s at its weakest). then why not throw off your clothes and dance under the Waxing Moon in Babylon to The Devil’s Blood song by the same name:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjK08BK5JsI

    If it had been the Super Sun instead, then maybe the song “The sky is burning” by Sam Gopal would have been more fitting. Sam Gopal is the dude on the bongo, so no drummer needed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrJ9oeuN_9o

    If the soft voice of Ian Willis (vocals/guitar), sounds familiar, yes, he would be better known to the world as Lemmy Kilmister, who later joined Hawkwind, and then formed Motörhead.

     

    in reply to: Please add beam weapons! #109852

    impaktor
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    The reason the language file doesn’t work is that it’s looking in equipment-core/*.json for the key by default. If you want another language module, you need to also specify l10n_resource (e.g. look at how modules/CargoRun/ does it). So in this case it would be l10n_resource=”beamlaser”.

    Possibly, the modules/beamlaser.lua should be in modules/beamlaser/beamlaser.lua and it should work.

    Also, with this speed-up hack, I suspect the collision detection will miss many of the hits. But I haven’t tested it.

    And a second “also”: having just watched episode 4 of The Expanse, I think it would be way cooler with a minigun/vulcan cannon, than big slow blobs of… hot plasma(?) as pioneer has now.

     

    in reply to: Pioneer Download Area on SSC #109957

    impaktor
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    Didn’t the lanner go into Scout+ a few years ago, and is now alive and well there?

    in reply to: Sudden dramatic slowness and GL_OUT_OF_MEMORY #109973

    impaktor
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    Another report on this through IRC, regarding the latest build, lastnight.

    in reply to: Newcomer. Some feedback and a problem. #75793

    impaktor
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    On a side note, if you’re 120 AU out, then you’ve targeted the wrong star. Which leads to quite tedious game play.

    in reply to: Newcomer. Some feedback and a problem. #75779

    impaktor
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    output.txt doesn’t look complete, since it ends on half a word.

     

    Do you have any modules/modds downloaded? Could be they crash your system due to stale code. Check your pioneer config folder. Consult FAQ on our wiki for how to do that.

    in reply to: Scout + on Mac? #107892

    impaktor
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    @pagroove

    If you want to play scout+ on your Mac I see two immediate options: (1) download pioneer, copy in the ships, skyboxes, icons, cpanel, modules, etc. from scout+ that you want. They’re all in the data/ directory; or (2) download scout+ source from github and compile it on your mac. It can then be distributed to other mac players.

    On another note, just for fun, taking download statistics over the past 50 days for GNU/Linux and Windows, and over the past 180 days for OSX (days since last release):

    – Windows: 74.2 downloads/day

    – GNU/Linux: 18.1 downloads/day

    – OSX: 6.42 downloads/day

    Or, extrapolated to estimated downloads per year: 27 083, 6606, and 2344, respectively. This excludes moddb (for Windows), and compiling directly from master, or using pre-built packages (for GNU/Linux, e.g. Fedora).

     

    in reply to: How Do I Calculate…. #104620

    impaktor
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    I applaud your efforts, but I think we’re on a good path to already include all this in master branch. ecraven’s pull request went up last night (#3819). With this, pioneer will no longer draw to the worldview from C++, but from Lua.

    It will be significantly easier for modders to add and change the “F1” view.

    None of your links above work for me, I just get a blank screen. (Possibly my adblocker acting up?) You can upload your screenshot directly to the forum. That way we can all see it (if logged in), without relying on any third party.

    But despair not, your work is not in vain. Without having looked at any code, it might be that you have a more accurate approximation for full stop distance than ecraven, if so, you can collaborate on using your code in his UI.

     

    in reply to: Please add beam weapons! #109848

    impaktor
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    This discussion from way back might be of interest:

    http://pioneerspacesim.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4

    in reply to: Can I Slingshot Myself? #105077

    impaktor
    Participant

    Yes.

     

    Perhaps other players will want to elaborate.  Or even add some instructions to the wiki.


    impaktor
    Participant

    Make sure to follow pioneer on twitter, new build is out:

    https://twitter.com/pioneerspacesim/status/764725332763181056

    in reply to: Pioneer and German Pioneer forum clean up #79573

    impaktor
    Participant

    Hi!

    we’ve never spoken before, but I’m on the dev team, since a few years back, and nowadays it’s mostly me, nozmajner and fluffyfreak, since Brianetta, robn, and jpab have stepped back.

    I’m not sure how fluffyfreak or nozmajner feel, but I wouldn’t mind un-pinning some of those old outdated posts, like:

    – We no longer have nightly builds, robn has (sort of / almost) left the project, and we no longer have alpha builds, so I’d like this unpinned:

    http://spacesimcentral.com/ssc/topic/1793-nightly-builds/

    It doesn’t give any accurate information. Latest download of pioneer is always from our website, it’s never “stable” or “nightly”/experimental, it’s just “most recent”.

    – I’d like this unpinned as well, it’s 3 years old, and not up to date anymore. How to contribute is on our wiki.

    http://spacesimcentral.com/ssc/topic/3738-official-contributor-forum-open/

    – This aught also be unpinned:

    http://spacesimcentral.com/ssc/topic/1985-how-to-get-involved/

    as all links in the top post are 404 (our wiki no longer resides on github), and we now have maintained, up-to-date, information on how to contribute to pioneer on the wiki, as I mention in the last post of this thread (2 years ago).

     

    in reply to: New game mod: Pioneer Scout + #95393

    impaktor
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    @shamanorak if you hold down Shift in star map and scroll +700 ly, you get to truly unexplored systems, and they’ll be flagged explored once you visit them.

    There are some plans to remember market prices in all systems you’ve visited.

    Maybe we shoul add a filter option in star map, “visited”. Shouldn’t be too difficult.

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