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Idea: Formations

Discussion in 'Programming (In-game)' started by AutoMcD, Jan 11, 2015.

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  1. Captaindan Apprentice Engineer

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    Hey! After testing the update yesterday, my first idea was think about formations! ;)

    I hope too this will soon easily possible! :)
     
  2. baronmoll Trainee Engineer

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    I am currently working on a Gps Cotroller wich can use the IMyGps and IMyGpsCollector Namespaces since they're only accessable through a Mod.
    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Ishakaru 2 Trainee Engineer

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    MeusRex is working on inter-ship communication. Once he finishes, and it's integrated, we'll be able to make formations.
     
  4. AutoMcD Senior Engineer

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    BUMP

    Inter-grid communication is a thing now!
     
  5. Forcedminer Senior Engineer

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    Expectation of inter-grid communication
    Terminator 3 TX's remote controlling cars ability



    humorous reality
    ability to open airlock doors from inside small ship.
     
  6. rexxar Senior Engineer

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    @Forcedminer You could use this to remote control grids. I've only demo'd door openers because they're easy to program, and I'm lazy ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  7. iN5URG3NT Senior Engineer

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    All aboard the Hype Train!
     
  8. Ronin1973 Master Engineer

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    I think for formation flying there needs to be an in-game way of setting a maximum speed lower than 100m/s. Right now, autopilot just pushes against the 100m/s speed limit until it decides it has to slow down to stop at a waypoint.

    Most ships have different acceleration curves and depending on the distance from each other, Some ships will have to slow down or stop to let other ships to form up on them. Using autopilot takes a lot of work out of the scripting. It's still possible, but more complex than it needs to be.
     
  9. AutoMcD Senior Engineer

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    it would have to be script based autopilot
     
  10. Arcturus Senior Engineer

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    Idea: drones broadcast their (unique, sequential) serial number (or rank) and location to friendlies, and then assume a position in the formation based on the leader's position and their place in the list of numbers/ranks? Formations are coded as a list of slots, each slot being a position relative to the leader.

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