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Congratulation on your “new” computer!
Your Intellivision post shows up twice for me. Hopefully the site’s posting problems are fixed now. Look at the SSC Administration forum for information on that.
I have some questions and comments about Phoenix. First, I really like the quotations on the startup screen.
You asked above if I’d like to do a test, placing bases around a planet’s equator every 5 degrees. Do you still want me to do that? It would have to be a planet without surface water. When I accidentally put a base in water in my hometowns mod, the game would automatically put it someplace else. I’m sure it’s to prevent bases in water on procedurally generated planets. I could try it on the Moon in the current Linux build if that would do.
Petra is at 61 Cygni. Cagnoli’s home seems too dark. Flying above the planet, I see a light brown horizon, but when looking down the ground is dark. I don’t know if that’s because of the lighting change mentioned above. It’s the only place she’s been other than Earth, so I’m not sure.
I think the docking detection area on the outdoor1_4 may be too small. She had to land precisely in the center of the number for the landing to register. She earned enough money to buy an autopilot, but even though the landing looked good it didn’t register and caused some damage. The second try at landing worked.
I get a low frame rate near cities running on Linux and WINE. I had the idea to try what walterar did with Scout Plus and put in the Linux executable, but I can’t find one for alpha 31. Does one exist? Perhaps I can compile it from source first, if I can find that.
Excellent! The Pioneer Musical Appreciation Society page now loads fine! 😀
I’ve noticed a problem with the Pioneer/Pioneer Musical Appreciation Society thread. It seems to be trying to load all of the YouTube videos at once when I try to view it, slowing down my browser to the extent that I can’t finish loading the page. I’m on Linux Mint 18 and the latest Firefox, using NoScript. It doesn’t matter if it’s on or off.
Gernot, it’s great to hear from you! Welcome back! I’m so glad you’re OK!
Hi Gernot! How did you manage to break both feet?
Excellent! Because I couldn’t dock, I had stopped playing.
I was running Phoenix by right clicking on the exe and selecting run with WINE. I set it up with PlayOnLinux and got 9fps on Earth and 61fps in space.
I have a bug report. Petra flew to Galileo but couldn’t dock. She had permission to dock at bay 2 but no matter what speed or whether the landing gear was up or down there was no collision detection and she flew right through. I could see another ship in the station as she went through. I wonder if the code doesn’t work if there’s one ship in a station that can accommodate two.
Petra just flew to M. Gorbachev. It’s an interesting station, a good ELITE substitute. I noticed that it’s small and rotating fast. Have you worked out the gravity math for it? It looks right. I found the radio advertisements annoying during the flight. I like them, but I think they should only be played while the player is docked. It would add a department store ambiance to the stations.
I listen to Classical music a lot. This is a nice collection. Thank you! I have a rather large music collection. It was over 29 days of music. Just short of a month. Adding this collection put it over 30 days, so I can now say that I have a month’s worth of music! :smiley:
I just upgraded my operating system so I haven’t played Phoenix for a couple of days. I still have to install WINE.
Petra just took her first flight. It’s nice to see the other planets in the system. I miss that. I was surprised to see London in daylight at midnight GMT. She’s going to have to do a lot of grinding to equip her ship. She inherited that Rapier and quit her job at the fish cannery to take a package delivery to Paris. She flew as a newbie in the atmosphere at 500 m/s, so she’s not an astronaut yet. I found the keyboard to be sluggish and am getting 5/6 fps regardless of detail settings. I’m running this on Linux and may be able to improve this with some adjustments to WINE. I saw that Firefly in the shipyard. I want one! You’re making some nice looking ships! Anyway, she landed at that Sydney Opera House station and cleared 19 credits.
Oh, and I like the music!
I like those ships! Both of the links worked. Phoenix is looking good. I got Petra @ London in a cool enclosed hangar and saved it. We’ll go for a flight tomorrow.
I just tried to run Phoenix. When I try to open it I get the message “An error occurred when opening this archive”. Phoenix0.0.1_Pioneer31.7z is 133.8 kB in size. It’s too small, obviously. I don’t have an idea about what’s wrong. I’m running Linux if that’s a help.
I couldn’t follow all the technical details, but I think that making a variant of Pioneer that runs on lower spec machines is a worthy goal.
The Frontier ships aren’t allowed in Pioneer, but in variants like Genesia and Scout Plus they are. I’m sure you could use them if you wish.
It’ll be a week or so until I can try out what you sent me. Thanks again!
I got the files this morning. Thanks! I’ll test and give you some feedback.
I can see that you sent me two messages but I can’t open them. I don’t know what’s wrong, but I can see that you finally saw that building! 🙂
The Police Mecha is in Scout Plus. I’m sorry that I wasn’t clear about that. Here’s a picture of it landed.
It’s kind of dark, but you get the idea. The legs fold back behind the cockpit for horizontal flight. If you could make the animation for lowering the landing gear rotate the ship instead you would need to make the bottom thrusters equal to the main thruster for it to work.
I see why you need to improve the model viewer. It’s neglected because to make a model in Pioneer currently you need to use Blender. You can make the model viewer into a LMR tool.
I’m looking forward to flying the fish!
Sorry I got the name of the Stardust wrong. It’s been years since I took it for a test flight. Your work looks fantastic! A thought about tail-sitters, The Police Mecha has an interesting landing gear animation . It transitions from a vertical standing robot to a horizontal flying mode. The orientation for the player is horizontal when the ship is standing and when its flying. Perhaps the animation could be translated into Lua for a tail-sitter.
This picture of the Atomic 1 just came up as wallpaper on my computer.
It’s a beautiful piece of work. I got used to flying it but I felt uncomfortable in that cockpit up there. Vuzz made this screenshot from Genesia. Many of your models are there, and I have some early Pioneer alphas if you want them.
Yay! It works! 😀 Thank you again Gernot for the tip! I met a sand worm recently in Mass Effect that’s one bad-ass mofo! It made me think that because mining machines are in discussions to be implemented, maybe there could be a chance of them being damaged or destroyed by an indigenous lifeform if placed on a planet with an ecosystem.