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  • nozmajner
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    You can still use pngs for textures. We use dds to optimize memory usage.
    I was thinking about making a mod that replaces them with hi-res png-s, so one can choose to use them if their GPU is up to the job.

    nozmajner
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    You wound that commented out orbital nav aid? Note that it will go away with the UI rewrite, but we also want to introduce a proper orbit display into the HUD to aid navigation.

    Tangential speed means your speed parallel to the ground, let’s say. For any given height, a certain speed in a certain direction means a certain shape of orbit (another simplification).

    But I’d suggest don’t worry much about it, use the orbital display instead for orbital stuff. First you should fly to a good height (100km for Earth is about the minimum), then rotate your ship parallel to the ground. Side and down views are helpful for that, or the HUD indicators. After that start accelerating in manual flight (W) and without releasing the button, press F2 or the Orbital map button on the top. This will open up the map, but the engines won’t turn off, even if you release the accel button. (Which is actually a bug, but a useful one) Now you can watch how your orbit changes in real time. And when you are at the correct shape, you can go back to the Worldview (F1) and your engines will be turned off, since you no longer pressing the button.
    There’s also an orbit planner function you can play with, setting up changes in speed on three axes. It will display a marker and needed deltav, burn time on the HUD, if you set up something there. Kinda like in KSP.

    in reply to: Official Wiki in other languages #111312
    nozmajner
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    The wiki doesn’t have notifications per se, so questions there can fly under the radar. (Even with the recent changes page).
    I’ll ask if it could be supported from the guy who’s hosting it.
    Which language you are interested in?

    in reply to: Face editor mod? #111302
    nozmajner
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    True, the facegen is an abomination.
    We intend to rip it out and redo from the ground up, There were several starts, but all people dwindled away soon, who were working on it. It’s cursed. πŸ™‚
    I have some sketches for it, but didn’t yet had the time to actually start working on the replacement. But don’t hold your breath, it’s a lot of work.

    in reply to: Cockpit not visible. #111039
    nozmajner
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    I just checked the files, and it seems the sinonatrix is set up to use it’s own cockpit file, wich is non-existent currentl. Well, it’s WIP, but shouldn’t be referenced in the release files.

    It’s working on my end anyhow, but that might be platform specific or something.
    Try editing the pioneer/data/ships/sinonatrix.json file, and remove the “sinonatrix_cockpit” from the cockpit line, and leave just the “” quote marks.
    "cockpit" : "sinonatrix_cockpit",
    That might solve it. If not, then check if there are any mods active. In the Documents/Pioneer/mods dir. (~/.pioneer on linux).
    If interested, you could even try this mod, a WIP state of the cockpit.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/kgzjfgdeajv607q/sinonatrix_cockpit_packed.zip?dl=0
    It’s untextured, but shows the direction of it.

    in reply to: Wanted: new screenshots #111037
    nozmajner
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    Not screenshots, but might be interesting:
    My workplace bought a bq hephestos (Prusa I3 derivative) 3D printer recently, so I figured I’l use Pioneer models to get the hang of it.
    First try is a 5cm, 0.2 resolution Sinonatrix:
    Soninatrix
    Then I chopped up the Mola Mola, and scaled it to 1:120, (or TT scale for train modelers), so it could even become a diorama eventually, and I could buy figures and such for it.
    Mola
    Mola
    Mola
    Next up: painting it.

    in reply to: Cockpit not visible. #111040
    nozmajner
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    I just checked the files, and it seems the sinonatrix is set up to use it’s own cockpit file, wich is non-existent currentl. Well, it’s WIP, but shouldn’t be referenced in the release files.

    It’s working on my end anyhow, but that might be platform specific or something.
    Try editing the pioneer/data/ships/sinonatrix.json file, and remove the “sinonatrix_cockpit” from the cockpit line, and leave just the “” quote marks.
    "cockpit" : "sinonatrix_cockpit",
    That might solve it. If not, then check if there are any mods active. In the Documents/Pioneer/mods dir. (~/.pioneer on linux).
    If interested, you could even try this mod, a WIP state of the cockpit.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/kgzjfgdeajv607q/sinonatrix_cockpit_packed.zip?dl=0
    It’s untextured, but shows the direction of it.

    in reply to: Cockpit not visible. #111035
    nozmajner
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    Odd. It should work (it’s quite barebones right now, I doubt if would add much to the immersion)
    Are you using a prebuilt binary?
    Which ship you are flying? (I think the Bowfin won’t have cockpit)

    in reply to: Wanted: new screenshots #110559
    nozmajner
    Participant

    Wow! It wouldn’t happen without you being the ambassador of Pioneer. πŸ™‚

    in reply to: Wanted: new screenshots #110553
    nozmajner
    Participant

    I didn’t met any sirens, but the view from Titan is quite great. Especially the light play in the minutes right when the Sun is at the edge of Saturn.
    ![](https://i.imgur.com/I8GPkbf.png “”)
    ![](https://i.imgur.com/XSuatIY.png “”)
    ![](https://i.imgur.com/koTwerg.png “”)
    ![](https://i.imgur.com/PgbmKIl.png “”)
    ![](https://i.imgur.com/15tM5Pw.png “”)
    ![](https://i.imgur.com/aRMmJmi.png “”)

    in reply to: Wanted: new screenshots #110550
    nozmajner
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    Sorry, but the old dashboard is almost 100% gone. We have three distinct UI systems in Pioneer right now, but our hope is to converge all things to this new one. Less headache I guess with having only one UI system.
    And now that I think of it, I can’t remember too much of the Elite II UI to be honestl I played it quite a lot, and there are lots of memories, ships and adventures, but not the UI for some reason.

    Also, don’t quote me on that, but this new dear-imgui based system might be flexible enough to provide the means of a dashboard revival if somebody wants to do something like that. But I’m not on the coding side of things, so…

    in reply to: Wanted: new screenshots #110548
    nozmajner
    Participant

    You can only turn it off along with the other parts oh the HUD with Tab.
    Yeah, some fonts and parts need bit of tweaking, but we want as many eyes and feedback on it as possible, so feedback is welcome. πŸ™‚ Could you post screenshots? Testing was done by only a few people yet (I played a lot with it tho). The UI will be in flux for a while most likely.
    [You can find the docs of the HUD on the wiki. ](https://pioneerwiki.com/wiki/Flight_UI “You can find the docs of the HUD on the wiki. “) But I think you will like it after getting used to it, it enables some nice possibilities, like actually flying fully manual for a change.

    in reply to: Wanted: new screenshots #110545
    nozmajner
    Participant

    I can’t recall any changes to planet rendering since last release. Or to rendering in general.

    in reply to: Wanted: new screenshots #110543
    nozmajner
    Participant

    Thanks, Geraldine! πŸ™‚ There will be another build soon-ish that will iron out some kinks that might be left in this one though.

    in reply to: Wanted: new screenshots #110503
    nozmajner
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    Yet another SAR run. Venturestar at a pretty gas giant this time. I’m slowly gathering the money to buy a Mola Mola.
    ![](https://i.imgur.com/JjH3OSt.png “”)

    in reply to: Wanted: new screenshots #110489
    nozmajner
    Participant

    Another S&R run, now at a Small Gas Giant (Gas not-so-giant?) lit by two suns.
    ![](https://i.imgur.com/LBZ2eBg.png “”)
    ![](https://i.imgur.com/221WfUD.png “”)
    ![](https://i.imgur.com/WARpPrW.png “”)
    ![](https://i.imgur.com/XxYAqGa.png “”)
    Also: fuel scooping is hard, now that too big pressure will crush your ship. But at least this run didn’t took quarter a year.

    in reply to: Wanted: new screenshots #110488
    nozmajner
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    Oh wow. You can even lad on them!
    ![](https://i.imgur.com/xSiVoRq.png “”)
    I could imagine them being some unique to that world features, but I doubt with that height they would stand for any length of time in that about 1G gravity.
    And their jaggedness flickers as you rotate around the external camera.

    in reply to: Wanted: new screenshots #110486
    nozmajner
    Participant

    My last Search ‘n Rescue run got me something to look at:
    ![](https://i.imgur.com/Ho3ytPh.png “”)
    ![](https://i.imgur.com/I6PP6qq.png “”)

    It was a quite tight run, I had to manually fly the whole thing, after the autopilot botched the transfer. With lots of orbit adjustments and even an aerobrake maneuver at about 200 km/s (and quite a few reloads…). I’ve got back to civilization with like 1% propellant. After a three month in-sys flight. My Sinonatrix must have been stinking after that.(This image was taken before the deceleration burn.)
    ![](https://i.imgur.com/XZOFdMA.png “”)

    Moral: don’t trust the autopilot if you want to go to things that are in a tight and fast orbit.

    in reply to: Faces – Characters – Models #110478
    nozmajner
    Participant

    I doubt that makehuman has enough fidelity for it.
    The starts we had tackling this were always cartoony, and I prefer that direction too. (Too bad I didn’t had the time to actually start working on any of this :/ )

    in reply to: Control Pioneer with Speech Recognition #110473
    nozmajner
    Participant

    Hmm, interesting idea. I was unable to try it due to the lack of microphone.
    But I’m definitely not in the target audiance, because I’m not really interested talking to my computer. πŸ˜€

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