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by impaktor
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Ship and 3D asset development
Topic: Lodos Auronox Freighter
Replies: 22
Views: 416

Re: Lodos Auronox Freighter

Hi! The code for the infobox is generated by a script (somewhere here ), but I started a pull request to replace that, but got stalled by other stuff. The function you're asking for is implemented and should work, but the fields the infobox template is asking for are kind of outdated, as they reflec...
by impaktor
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Hyperjump visuals
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Hyperjump visuals

Feels like we discussed and shared links to shaders that does this already somewhere here on the forum, but if not here goes the Interstellar paper, which seems like it would fit in this topic: "Gravitational Lensing by Spinning Black Holes in Astrophysics, and in the Movie Interstellar" https://arx...
by impaktor
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Other space games
Topic: Interplanetary
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Interplanetary

Now I got to thinking about railguns for Pioneer. It is a hard tech item, so it would fit well with pioneer. Maybe they would be in between beam and pulse weapons in projectile speed. Maybe you'd buy clip of 100 projectiles (cheap), so limited amunition. What would set it appart, giving new game mec...
by impaktor
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Pioneer development
Topic: [SUGGESTION] Atmospheric density indicator
Replies: 9
Views: 5327

Re: [SUGGESTION] Atmospheric density indicator

Heres a simple way to compute pretty good atmosphere preassure and temperature as function of altitude:
https://gravityandlevity.wordpress.com/ ... ution/amp/
by impaktor
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Pioneer development
Topic: Science Mission Ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: Science Mission Ideas

Simple example
Isn't this how the cargo mission works?
Orbit body
Similar to the scout mission that's to be made into a PR any year now...
by impaktor
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Pioneer development
Topic: Code inspiration and rendering resource
Replies: 76
Views: 86393

Re: Code inspiration and rendering resource

That was impressive! And nice clouds! I guess the main article for that video has a lot of knowledge to share:
http://www.thetenthplanet.de/archives/4519
by impaktor
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Pioneer development
Topic: Interstellar trade - the interest problem
Replies: 0
Views: 18

Interstellar trade - the interest problem

I just thought I'd drop this reference: Theory of interstellar trade , Paul Krugman, july 1978 This paper extends interplanetary trade theory to an interstellar setting. It is chiefly concerned with the following question: how should interest charges on goods in transit be computed when goods travel...
by impaktor
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Hyperjump visuals
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Hyperjump visuals

I'm starting a thread on other ways to animate the effects when jumping to hyperspace, because I think ultimately there must be cooler/better ways. E.g. interstellar (the movie) does some really interesting things. But what triggered me was: http://captaineinstein.org/ and their paper on the math: h...
by impaktor
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Pioneer development
Topic: Code inspiration and rendering resource
Replies: 76
Views: 86393

Re: Code inspiration and rendering resource

Another pretty cool thing from the same blog: natural language search in code. Here are some representative query results. “queue an event to be run on the thread” vs “run an event on a thread queue” (both have similar words in the query, but are quite different). https://adriancolyer.files.wordpres...
by impaktor
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Pioneer development
Topic: Better Galaxy Map
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Better Galaxy Map

Yeah, current galaxy map isn't too useful. It's more of a gimick.

In frontier they squished the third dimension, to make the galaxy more flat, we don't, so distances on a 2D image would be more sane for them, than for us. But I get your point, it could still be cool to have.