Starbase Progress Notes: Week 16 (2020)

ElluFB

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Frozenbyte
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#1
Starbase Progress Notes: Week 16 (2020)
April 14th - 17th

Hello everyone and welcome to another Starbase Progress Notes! Doesn't work quite as well in text-format, but you get the point. Hopefully you enjoy this week's development reports again. How's the treasure hunt going?

Design

Features
  • Assembly Job tested, some issues found in bolt profile auto aim bolting in objects with more challenging geometry
  • Fracture debris destruction effect tested
  • Asteroid Mining Job rewards tested, some configurations made to the bonus rewards and balancing needs to be done to the rewards
  • Economy settings tested and future features planned
  • Economy design: ship weapon prices adjusted and missing items added to the turret shop
  • Design for missing highlights for multiple choice buttons in settings menu worked on
  • Upcoming chat channels design is underway
  • UI for armor customization tool worked on
  • Ship recovery feature:
    • Design tests on initial system completed
    • Initial design for potential future updates worked on
  • Device resource networks:
    • Ongoing design for resource net integration with inventory system
    • Investigating possible ways to improve system compatibility with possible future goals
  • Ongoing design for UI improvements to inventory, storage, and universal tool dialog
Spaceships
  • Durability issue in Ithaca V1 fixed: beam frame was a bit inconsistent near one of the main thrusters, frame near rear thrusters reinforced
  • Hedron and Urchin were found to have legacy YOLOL chips, YOLOL code edited to fit the current chip and old legacy chip was replaced
  • Mining ship tests underway: testing how long it takes to fly to the asteroid belt and fill up all all the crates
Spaceship Designer
  • Furnace modules added to category so they can be used inside Spaceship Designer
  • Ship design with furnace started, the ship needs a very durable frame since the furnace modules are heavy
  • Weaponry and Warheads limited object types configured and locales added
  • Spaceship Designer economy design tested
Other
  • All curved end plates are now correctly arranged by size
  • Material types for ship windows updated to correct type

Code

Gameplay
  • Manipulating non-owned ships in safe zones is now allowed
  • Cancelling a ship spawn now returns the ship to the inventory
  • Issues where grabbing lock remained after the grabber unloaded entity or when the player died have been fixed
  • Small ship despawning issues have been fixed
  • A tracking system for resources (fuel, power, etc.) is in the making
  • Support for lot inventories has been finished
  • Buzzsaw's reload audio event not firing has been fixed
  • Lot visualizations having wrong rotations has been fixed, lot area restrictions are now finished
User Interface
  • Item shop not allowing to buy multi-part items such as small button has been fixed
  • The rest of the item shop's max buy amount issues have been fixed
  • The ore vacuuming system now notices if there isn't enough power and stops vacuuming ores
  • Item pickup checks have been fixed, won't allow picking up Mining and Assembly Job spawned items anymore
  • Feedback server implementation is underway, some UI tweaks have been made
Spaceship Designer
  • Station designer's background appearing in wrong orientation has been fixed
  • A log that can display text lines has been added to the bottom of the screen. This is currently only used to display a warning that an object in the current placement cannot be created
  • Lot terminal menus no longer display non-station lot blueprints
  • A bug that prevented multi-part robot arm selection has been fixed
  • A bug that prevented properties window device fields from updating properly in multi-selection has been fixed
  • A crash that occasionally happened when transforming objects too fast has been fixed
  • Alphabetical sorting has been added to module library in station creator
  • The possibility to use custom decimal count for sliders in settings menu has been added
Planets
  • Support added for instancing multiple planet groups
Renderer
  • Gas giant's orientation has been fixed in Spaceship Designer
  • Testing and fixing dynamic sky system refactor for the new mixed render queues and buffered updates has been finished
  • The explosion damage on solid planet has been implemented

Art

Other
  • Retopology for Pipe Tool has been finished
  • Additional info/decoration animations have been added for market station
  • Weapon turret assets' low poly and UV's have been updated
  • A new tiling metal fracture material which works with voxel fracture pieces and fracture debris assets has been finished
  • Rock instance amounts and render distances have been optimized,
  • New small pebble rocks have been finished and tested
  • Touchstone armor set's texture and paintjob quality has been polished
  • Ad animations have been updated
  • Small adjustments have been made to rocky asteroid materials
  • Ice asteroid materials are in the making

Gallery

Week16_Starbase_armorsets_touchstone_polish.jpg Week16_Starbase_Furnace_ship_wip.jpg Week16_Starbase_ice_asteroid_material_wip.jpg Week16_Starbase_ice_snow_asteroid_material_wip.jpg Week16_Starbase_metal_fracture_material_1.jpg Week16_Starbase_Module_ship.jpg

Videos



As always, feel free to ask any questions regarding these progress notes!
And if you haven't yet, go add Starbase to your Steam wishlist!
 
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#5
Doesn't work quite as well in text-format, but you get the point. Hopefully you enjoy this week's development reports again. How's the treasure hunt going?
Well treasure hunt going good so far, just nervous I miss something. "Doesn't work quite as well in text-format, but you get the point" hmmm I think thats a hint but I have no idea what it means, anyone else any idea? Keep up the good work!
 
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#8
Spectacular notes! Keep up the stellar work!

Edit: Is there any chance you all will be including networking notes in the future? I'm curious how the server tech is coming along.
 
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Starbase Progress Notes: Week 16 (2020)
April 14th - 17th

Hello everyone and welcome to another Starbase Progress Notes! Doesn't work quite as well in text-format, but you get the point. Hopefully you enjoy this week's development reports again. How's the treasure hunt going?

Design

Features
  • Assembly Job tested, some issues found in bolt profile auto aim bolting in objects with more challenging geometry
  • Fracture debris destruction effect tested
  • Asteroid Mining Job rewards tested, some configurations made to the bonus rewards and balancing needs to be done to the rewards
  • Economy settings tested and future features planned
  • Economy design: ship weapon prices adjusted and missing items added to the turret shop
  • Design for missing highlights for multiple choice buttons in settings menu worked on
  • Upcoming chat channels design is underway
  • UI for armor customization tool worked on
  • Ship recovery feature:
    • Design tests on initial system completed
    • Initial design for potential future updates worked on
  • Device resource networks:
    • Ongoing design for resource net integration with inventory system
    • Investigating possible ways to improve system compatibility with possible future goals
  • Ongoing design for UI improvements to inventory, storage, and universal tool dialog
Spaceships
  • Durability issue in Ithaca V1 fixed: beam frame was a bit inconsistent near one of the main thrusters, frame near rear thrusters reinforced
  • Hedron and Urchin were found to have legacy YOLOL chips, YOLOL code edited to fit the current chip and old legacy chip was replaced
  • Mining ship tests underway: testing how long it takes to fly to the asteroid belt and fill up all all the crates
Spaceship Designer
  • Furnace modules added to category so they can be used inside Spaceship Designer
  • Ship design with furnace started, the ship needs a very durable frame since the furnace modules are heavy
  • Weaponry and Warheads limited object types configured and locales added
  • Spaceship Designer economy design tested
Other
  • All curved end plates are now correctly arranged by size
  • Material types for ship windows updated to correct type

Code

Gameplay
  • Manipulating non-owned ships in safe zones is now allowed
  • Cancelling a ship spawn now returns the ship to the inventory
  • Issues where grabbing lock remained after the grabber unloaded entity or when the player died have been fixed
  • Small ship despawning issues have been fixed
  • A tracking system for resources (fuel, power, etc.) is in the making
  • Support for lot inventories has been finished
  • Buzzsaw's reload audio event not firing has been fixed
  • Lot visualizations having wrong rotations has been fixed, lot area restrictions are now finished
User Interface
  • Item shop not allowing to buy multi-part items such as small button has been fixed
  • The rest of the item shop's max buy amount issues have been fixed
  • The ore vacuuming system now notices if there isn't enough power and stops vacuuming ores
  • Item pickup checks have been fixed, won't allow picking up Mining and Assembly Job spawned items anymore
  • Feedback server implementation is underway, some UI tweaks have been made
Spaceship Designer
  • Station designer's background appearing in wrong orientation has been fixed
  • A log that can display text lines has been added to the bottom of the screen. This is currently only used to display a warning that an object in the current placement cannot be created
  • Lot terminal menus no longer display non-station lot blueprints
  • A bug that prevented multi-part robot arm selection has been fixed
  • A bug that prevented properties window device fields from updating properly in multi-selection has been fixed
  • A crash that occasionally happened when transforming objects too fast has been fixed
  • Alphabetical sorting has been added to module library in station creator
  • The possibility to use custom decimal count for sliders in settings menu has been added
Planets
  • Support added for instancing multiple planet groups
Renderer
  • Gas giant's orientation has been fixed in Spaceship Designer
  • Testing and fixing dynamic sky system refactor for the new mixed render queues and buffered updates has been finished
  • The explosion damage on solid planet has been implemented

Art

Other
  • Retopology for Pipe Tool has been finished
  • Additional info/decoration animations have been added for market station
  • Weapon turret assets' low poly and UV's have been updated
  • A new tiling metal fracture material which works with voxel fracture pieces and fracture debris assets has been finished
  • Rock instance amounts and render distances have been optimized,
  • New small pebble rocks have been finished and tested
  • Touchstone armor set's texture and paintjob quality has been polished
  • Ad animations have been updated
  • Small adjustments have been made to rocky asteroid materials
  • Ice asteroid materials are in the making

Gallery

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Videos



As always, feel free to ask any questions regarding these progress notes!
And if you haven't yet, go add Starbase to your Steam wishlist!
"How's the treasure hunt going?"
I do not know the others, but I am having a lot of fun, until now you made us sweat ... wait 1h for a small part of an image xD there are those who have not been able to sleep for the hype that you have generated!
I can't wait for this timer to expire too !!
 
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#14
"How's the treasure hunt going?"
I do not know the others, but I am having a lot of fun, until now you made us sweat ... wait 1h for a small part of an image xD there are those who have not been able to sleep for the hype that you have generated!
I can't wait for this timer to expire too !!

Did i miss something? what timer ?
Iam soooooo hyped
 

XenoCow

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Joined
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Messages
185
#18
I'm excited to build a sniper ship using the railguns. I want to be able to sit on the outskirts of a battle and take out internal juicy bits of enemy ships. Maybe even have a custom fire sequence that fires a few in quick succession to drill through the armor instead of all hitting at once.
 

CalenLoki

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Joined
Aug 9, 2019
Messages
453
#20
None of the weapons are hitscan. Railcannon has something around 1200m/s.
Laser around 900, ac around 800, pc around 600, rockets around 250.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong. Writing from memory.
 
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