[MOD][WIP] FTL: Overdrive

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Re: [MOD][WIP] FTL: Overdrive

Postby PlausibleSarge » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:00 am

Is this project still in development? There hasn't been any updates in a few months.

I have been meaning to learn C# .NET anyway, so I might take the plunge and download it.
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Re: [MOD][WIP] FTL: Overdrive

Postby NewAgeOfPower » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:44 pm

Thomas hasn't been here since Nov 23rd.

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Re: [MOD][WIP] FTL: Overdrive

Postby John Luke Pack Hard » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:35 am

For those of you currently working on the project.

The game start screen is in the NewGame.cs file, which is a Gamestate child class.

As said, most of it is incomplete/not implemented. The start game button will only give you a star map.

I plan to resume work when I get back to college. Haven't been working b/c, surprisingly, winter break is not conducive to work at all.
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Re: [MOD][WIP] FTL: Overdrive

Postby madman200 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:42 pm

Just a suggestion, not sure if this is possible, but later in the project would it be possible to allow at least pvp multiplayer? Maybe even co-op multiplayer? It would make the rewrite so much better.
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Re: [MOD][WIP] FTL: Overdrive

Postby John Luke Pack Hard » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:00 am

Hello gents, getting settled into the new semester here at school.

Arovix: According to GitHub, you are updating at lightning speed. Other than the new races you added, what else did you update the code with and what do you plan to do in the near-future?

All else, I'd like to have a general discussion about features before planning.

Thomasfn wanted this mod geared towards open mod-ability. I would like to deconstruct the game down to its very variables to the point where modders who know enough code can customize almost anything, down to the races and the ship's systems. Once I have everything settled in my daily life, I'll begin drawing up a proposition.

What would you like to see implemented?
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Re: [MOD][WIP] FTL: Overdrive

Postby NewAgeOfPower » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:50 am

As Kieve said, we aren't programmers. We'd love to be able to, for example, choose beam color, modify resource usage (a scrap cannon, weapons that use fuel, missiles that use up drone parts), customise augments, custom abilities such as the hard-coded Boss abilities.
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Re: [MOD][WIP] FTL: Overdrive

Postby KuroSaru » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:54 am

I was going to do the exact same thing as Overdrive, but implement it via JAVA for cross platform, but its same as compiling c# with mono really. I wanted to implement a Multiplayer option, Random Ships are replaced by players assuming there is enough online.

2 Modes:
1 : Play as normal and random ships replaced by players.
2 : Play as rebel (unlimited fuel), attack players from mode 1.

granted mode 2, you would not be able to upgrade your ship it would auto-upgrade,
and you'd have to beat X players per sector before you moved to the next one,
last level you play as the boss. unlike in mode 1, each spot you warp you will always enter combat.
either vs another player or vs a AI.

needless to say i'm happy to help out with development of overdrive to get it finished and then add multiplayer support.

@John Luke, due you idle in any IRCs? and same to any other who are working on the code at the moment.
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Re: [MOD][WIP] FTL: Overdrive

Postby UltraMantis » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:44 am

I was just thinking that something like IRC would be usefull for coordination before KuroSaru mentioned it. :)

Although not mod-specific there's a chan on QuakeNet, #ftlgame. Modding, newbie questions, live play comments, etc. Feel free to drop by and talk about anything FTL.

http://webchat.quakenet.org/?channels=ftlgame
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Re: [MOD][WIP] FTL: Overdrive

Postby Kieve » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:26 am

John Luke Pack Hard wrote:Thomasfn wanted this mod geared towards open mod-ability. I would like to deconstruct the game down to its very variables to the point where modders who know enough code can customize almost anything, down to the races and the ship's systems. Once I have everything settled in my daily life, I'll begin drawing up a proposition.

What would you like to see implemented?


I know a little code - not enough to be useful rebuilding the game, mind, but enough to tweak minor things post-release probably.
The one major achievement would be an engine that isn't hardcoded down to its bones and will actually recognize additional races, put their core stats like HP, combat abilities, repair speed, etc. into the XML sheets to be easily tweaked. Same for augments, if slightly trickier. A hangar menu that'll register new ships (suggestion: anything "PLAYER_" prefixed), replacing the original 18 only if the ship names match. That way GMM's .append won't cause it to freak out if the game is reading two entries for a Kestrel.

I read earlier in the thread that Thomasfn was aiming for LUA script support - that, or any other scripting ability would be supremely useful for adding in new custom augments or weapon effects. DOT poison bombs, for instance (Mantis would be immune? Or bugspray - they take double damage! :twisted: ) *ahem* ... anyway, I'm not sure how you'd go about creating hooks for mod-scripts, but I'm more than willing to learn how to use 'em once they're in place. I would suggest the first priority mod-wise just be pushing core game stuff from engine to XML.
So glad to see this being worked on again... :D
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Re: [MOD][WIP] FTL: Overdrive

Postby KuroSaru » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:49 am

UltraMantis wrote:I was just thinking that something like IRC would be usefull for coordination before KuroSaru mentioned it. :)

Although not mod-specific there's a chan on QuakeNet, #ftlgame. Modding, newbie questions, live play comments, etc. Feel free to drop by and talk about anything FTL.

http://webchat.quakenet.org/?channels=ftlgame



Sounds like a good place to start, ill start idling in there under the name MuNk.
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