Re-Evaluating Engine Choices

Development has stalled a little due to some issues with the latest unity releases. At present I am evaluating the choice of engine and seeing if maybe basing the system off something more open source would work better.

By JeffM, ago

Development Progress and Radar View

Development is progressing when possible. Currently I am working on the 3D radar/sensor view This view stays locked to the ship’s orientation and works similar to the radar in Elite Dangerous. Here is a video showing an initial version of the display in motion. https://www.hyperdrive.tech/artbox/frontiers/posts/2018.07.20-20.51_01.mp4

By JeffM, ago

Screen layouts Navigation

The ship is navigated in full 3D space using realistic physics, with a flight assist system to help out the pilot as needed. Full real physics controlled by a human can quickly get out of control and become non-fun, so the flight assist option is enabled by default, and can Read more…

By JeffM, ago

Screen Layouts Tactical

The tactical station shares a number of elements with the navigation station, for consistency in interface Control Sections (A) Main Map The main map is identical to map from navigation, just with more section options for targeting and firing arcs. (B) Mini Map Again, identical to the mini map from Read more…

By JeffM, ago

Screen Layouts Engineering

Engineering as expected shows detailed information about the ship’s systems. This graphic is not complete, but does show all the various items that will be available to the engineer (not all system have all items, but all items are shown on eat least one system as an example). Control Sections Read more…

By JeffM, ago

System Details

FTL Power The FTL system uses the most power of any system on the ship, and generates the most heat. The FTL system has additional states, such as warming/cooling and charging that are displayed in a separate status bar. Sub-systems: • Drive coils • Power couplings (primary and secondary) • Read more…

By JeffM, ago

Bridge Layouts

Expected Bridge Layouts. These screens and the others planned are expected to be setup in the following layouts. Standard layout This layout is the default expected layout, with all crew members in the same physical location. The system is designed to allow for multiple view screens so the additional main Read more…

By JeffM, ago