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by Marcel
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Pioneer development
Topic: Greetings and Feedback and What-not
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: Greetings and Feedback and What-not

That's excellent! I think the player should be able to toggle it off and on as needed to avoid too much visual clutter in the center of the screen.
by Marcel
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Pioneer development
Topic: Mission ideas
Replies: 7
Views: 2356

Re: Mission ideas

For another idea about what you might hire a crew for check out the combat autopilot for Pioneer Scout Plus. https://sourceforge.net/projects/pioneersp/files/pioneersp-g29f-w32l32l64.7z/download It feels very cooperative. You fire the thrusters via the keyboard and the autopilot controls pitch and y...
by Marcel
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Pioneer development
Topic: Various astronomy news
Replies: 125
Views: 149573

Re: Various astronomy news

Tidal Locking of Habitable Exoplanets

A paper perhaps relevant to the generation of our pseudo-galaxy.
https://arxiv.org/abs/1708.02981
by Marcel
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Pioneer development
Topic: Mathematics of life bearing worlds
Replies: 6
Views: 1500

Re: Mathematics of life bearing worlds

Tidal locking might rule out life because the planet has to be close enough to the star for that to happen that it's atmosphere would be blown away by solar winds. Venus is an exception that probes the rule. It's very nearly tidally locked and may have had conditions suitable for life for 2 billion...
by Marcel
Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Pioneer development
Topic: Taking a leave of absence
Replies: 8
Views: 5063

Re: Taking a leave of absence

impaktor, if you ever read this tell us what city in Norway and I'll add you to my Hometowns mod. (shameless plug). Best of luck to you and jpab too!
by Marcel
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Pioneer development
Topic: Various astronomy news
Replies: 125
Views: 149573

Re: Various astronomy news

Possibly not astronomy or news, but
I recently found this tour of the ISS and think it's kind of cool. I thought my fellow space nerds would like it too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOIyBAcz1yI
by Marcel
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Pioneer development
Topic: Rebalance - third go
Replies: 45
Views: 66415

Re: Rebalance - third go

Just a quick thought, what about requiring an upgrade to your hyper-drive for intra-system jumps?
by Marcel
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Pioneer development
Topic: Rebalance - third go
Replies: 45
Views: 66415

Re: Rebalance - third go

Re #2: What I was trying to say is that, once we have the 3D coordinates of the surrounding systems linked to the player's current system, a line drawn from the current system to the destination system would have a point on it where the player exits hyperspace. Where that point is would be determine...
by Marcel
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Pioneer development
Topic: Rebalance - third go
Replies: 45
Views: 66415

Re: Rebalance - third go

I'm reviving this old post to add my ideas about intra-system jumps. Sorry about the wall of text but this 'essay' has been simmering for a long time. ;) First of all we already have a pseudo-scifi behavior of the hyperdrive. It needs an amount of fuel based on the distance and other factors. It als...
by Marcel
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Pioneer development
Topic: Various astronomy news
Replies: 125
Views: 149573

Re: Various astronomy news

Bob, you're terrible! You beat me to it! :D Yes, it can be modelled. It would be a new custom system entry. I don't know the Lua details, but I agree that it should be added. The principle astronomer, Michaël Gillon, said he wanted to name the planets after Belgian beers! I like this place already.