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 Post subject: FighterBay Beta Release
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:40 pm 
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For the nubs...

This is the latest build based off the Meta2 branch, featuring a new module, the FighterBay.

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BEES?

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Essentially a very stylish Demeter, this scratch-coded module lets you launch swarms of custom strikecraft.

Features:
- Launch fighters with simple strafing AI, with custom sprites for them and their weapons.
- Each fighter is equipped with a rudimentary "OmniGun". Choose from three different integral weapons: the Cannon, Rocket or Laser, with "simplified" stat fields for each.
- Fighters return after they run out of ammo, replenishing the module's Energy equal to their Energy Cost. Set Regen to 0 for a finite number of fighters, or set it to rebuild fighters over time.

Attached are the new EXEs, plus the test ship seen in the screenshot above. Since this is a beta release, something's almost certainly gone a bit wrong, so do post in this thread if any errors crop up.


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Endymion_customSprites.zip [2.1 KiB]
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Endymion.zip [2.19 KiB]
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:03 am 
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This is exactly what WFTU needs! Downloading momentarily.

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Fleet Version 1.8 is finally available for download!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:45 am 
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I am guessing that we are to put the .exe files in the main directory, the "Endymion" into the custom ships folder and add these sprites to our custom sprites.
Where is the sprite for the new module located? Or is it coded into the new exe?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:12 am 
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I have found a glitch. Don't worry, its not that bad.

The in-game text in the pictures is... ...different:
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There's probably more but like I said, its not a big problem really.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:11 am 
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I noticed that the "choose mission" text has a fading effect (it repeats going down and to the right), while the missions themselves do not. I tried to load the original game to compare the texts (after quitting the new one) and the original exe will no longer leave the splash screen that shows up before the title screen.
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The ship maker functions fine, however I recieved error messages when trying to load my "H Talen" ship.
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ERROR in
action number 1
of Other Event: User Defined 0
for object ctr_editbuttons:

Error in code at line 64:

if l_strvalue = "-1" && l_default then l_valuetext = "Default"

at position 20: Cannot compare arguments.


ERROR in
action number 1
of Other Event: User Defined 0
for object ctr_editbuttons:

Error in code at line 64:

if l_strvalue = "-1" && l_default then l_valuetext = "Default"

at position 20: Cannot compare arguments.


The text in the options screen appears to be a different font than before as well. It looks smoother than the original, IIRC.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:58 am 
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Zalausai wrote:
I noticed that the "choose mission" text has a fading effect (it repeats going down and to the right)

I just checked and that text is exactly the same as in the original.

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and the original exe will no longer leave the splash screen that shows up before the title screen.

Wh-What how? Recursive buggery? Could you elaborate?

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The ship maker functions fine, however I recieved error messages when trying to load my "H Talen" ship.

Duly noted, I'll look into it.

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The text in the options screen appears to be a different font than before as well. It looks smoother than the original, IIRC.

I don't know how that slipped past me. To be perfectly honest, I don't know how it happened either, but I'll look into it.


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Zalausai wrote:
and the original exe will no longer leave the splash screen that shows up before the title screen.

Wh-What how? Recursive buggery? Could you elaborate?


When you click the launcher icon for the game, a small "splash screen" appears showing the name of the game while it loads. After this, the title screen will open (5 - 10 seconds for me). I waited patiently for 5 minutes before calling in the task manager to force close it. It was listed as "not responding". When I tried again with the task manager open to watch it, the game went to the "not responding" status almost immediately. There was no usual error screen to get a message, no activity, just the splash window ( like the one at the top of the forums page).

At least the new exe works okay. I guess I will use it instead.


My system note: Windows 7 64-bit Service Pack 1

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:07 am 
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Awesome. Makes carriers so much easier.

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Looks cool starstruck. I remember font problem was common in GameMaker, don't remember the exact cause though (could be that you don't have the font installed on your system).

The irony of it all is that BSF started as a game where you controlled a Hyperion (from Babylon 5) and a squadron of Starfuries.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:35 am 
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I doubt it. Although having fighters with PD as well would be cool.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:55 pm 
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wait...

So it doesn't accept custom ships, only sprites right???
Then how the n00bs are gonna do that, any suggestions???
Pretty cool idea though, gonna download as soon as it is more stable.


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