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#241 Cybes

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 05:12 PM

what do you mean by orbits in a gameplay context? 

 

like, being on a space station watching one of the planet's moons rise?  with the level of detail they have now it would be weird if they didnt have that.

 

I took it to mean planets orbiting around the sun.  There is definitely planetary rotation, and orbits of stations and moons around primaries - things like that time-lapse above wouldn't be possible otherwise, since there are no skyboxes.


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 02:34 PM

Sorry about the size, it's not my image - but it does serve the purpose of exposing detail.  Check out those reflections!

 

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 06:47 PM

A day more (and a whole lot of disappointed people) later, the Squadron 42 'vertical slice' demo is available. Well, has been for a while, but I got to it late, and just finished watching it myself, so... Anyway:

https://youtu.be/tpVzJiarjvc?t=27m2s

 

Fullscreen; max rez.

If the embed doesn't like the timecode, skip to 27m mark to see the WIP gameplay. You can, of course, watch the whole thing if you want studio tours etc.

(Or, I can just do the link.  That's a better idea.)

Edit2: Futzed the link.


Edited by Cybes, 23 December 2017 - 07:13 PM.

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 09:01 PM

https://youtu.be/tpVzJiarjvc?t=1622

 

the text in your link name is right but the actual link is not to the .be domain

 

hmm... but it seems you can do both(!?) ....which makes it embed properly here (www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpVzJiarjvc&feature=youtu.be&t=1622)

 

 

um...nope, then the time doesnt work.  wtf mang!


Edited by @~thehung, 23 December 2017 - 09:06 PM.

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 01:16 PM

um...nope, then the time doesnt work.  wtf mang!

 

Yes.  My point exactly.

 

On other news: Alpha 3.0 is now live!  Anyone with a game package can play.  You will need to download the new launcher as well as the new game files, but since the launcher now includes delta patching (ie: diff) any future downloads will be more like 20 meg and not 20 gig.


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Posted 24 December 2017 - 01:34 PM

it worked for me once though :/

 

i havent finished watching it, but good to see Skywalker, Sir Davos, and Ben Mendelsohn in it — even if ive got little time for fricken story cut scenes regardless of how well acted...

 

btw what did you mean by "a whole lot of disappointed people" ?


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Posted 24 December 2017 - 05:42 PM

btw what did you mean by "a whole lot of disappointed people" ?

 

CIG had the poor judgement* to tell "everyone" (including gaming sites/mags - who then told their own audiences) that the VS would be ready on a certain day at a certain time - then one hour before showtime announced that it wouldn't be ready for another 24 hours.  People took time off work for it, amongst other things.

 

Chris is a visionary, and follows the fine mould of many other artists: he's an uncompromising perfectionist, and thinks it's completely reasonable to expect everyone else to drop shit or hold off when or until he's ready.  The results are often worth putting up with, but boy howdy does it make you grit your teeth sometimes.  What's truly amazing is how many people are seem willing to let it slide; it made no difference to me, but if I'd set aside time for the event I would be pissed.

 

*Astoundingly, monumentally poor judgement.


Edited by Cybes, 24 December 2017 - 08:59 PM.

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 07:59 PM

$170million just passed, on a little under 2 million backers (under $100 each).

 

Oh, and even if planetary orbits aren't in yet, someone just achieved a real orbit in game - ie: going sideways fast enough that falling 'down' misses the planet.

 

Some really nasty bugs showing their heads in this release.  I wouldn't be surprised to see a point release to patch them in January.


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