Starbase Progress Notes: Week 19 (2020)

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Starbase Progress Notes: Week 19 (2020)
May 4th - 8th

Hello everyone! Time for progress notes again, enjoy.

Design

Features
  • Assembly Job and Mining Job rewards adjusted back up to 5000-6000 credits per minute, so getting a proper mining ship will not be too tedious
  • New mining ships tested in the asteroid belt, The Hauler seems to be the best choice for the first mining ship
  • Asteroid Mining Job reward issue, where players standing close to the instancing area would also receive credits, was fixed
  • Collision issues were fixed in ship market map
  • Stations now turn their ore stocks into refined ore correctly
  • Potential improvements to YOLOL parsing logic are being investigated
  • Customization UI design continues, edits to the inventory of equipment tab were made
  • YOLOL updates were made to the buses, they now slow down earlier and landing-mode activates faster
  • Socket Tool tooltip description now has binds which update automatically if changed
Stations
  • Lot Designer modules have been updated
    • New hall modules have been added: Large 8-9 and Medium 14-16
    • Irrelevant warning decals have been removed.
    • New modules had rubber pads on the floors, which have now been replaced with decals in order to keep the floors flat
  • Large Spaceship Shop's floors have been updated: Red areas now mark the location of each ship
  • Holes found in each of the large spaceship shops' exterior structure have been blocked
  • Take-off docks pointing "downwards" have been removed in Spaceship Shop (Large)
  • Ore storage tower base structure has been built. Level art and LODs pending
  • Capital Imperial A's housing slots have been updated:
    • All the areas that have no gameplay yet have been replaced with temporary "empty slots", which are old housing slots without LotAreas or LotTerminals
    • The remaining 72 rental lots (36 small, 25 medium and 11 large) can be found at the tip of the station's "wings"
Spaceships
  • Twin Vasama & Vasama: Couple decoration plate colors updated, related to recent decoration base material/color change

Code

Gameplay
  • An issue where spotlight lamps wouldn't work after saving map in editor has been fixed
  • Device crash in ship showroom has been fixed
  • The lot doorway connection code has been refactored
  • Melee tools' collision check skipping player collision has been fixed
  • Inventory support for resources is in the making
  • Magnetic boots have been set to remember their last state between game sessions
  • Despawn issues of ships inside ship factory have been fixed
  • Some small inventory issues have been fixed
  • Implementation for dropping items while moving is underway
  • Grabbing/ungrabbing poses while moving have been fixed
  • Tractor beam's syncing has been fixed
  • Cargo lock netsync and multi master problems have been resolved
  • Cargo frame's wall model being offset when ship is spawned in has been fixed
  • Changes to Socket Tool implementation have been finished
  • Autobolting issue with devices on client's end is underway
  • Sliders for grabbing rotation sensitivity have been added
User Interface
  • Personal window system has been refactored
  • Company rank rights which aren't implemented yet have been disabled
  • An issue where player couldn't move refined ores to cargo crates has been fixed
  • Rank edit page has been tweaked
  • Resource Bridge - Resource Bridge connection not disconnecting when the bridges are too far apart has been fixed
  • Chat rights are now clickable in Company rank rights
  • Dragging ore from crate slots when Resource Bridge connection is lost now ends the dragging and returns the ore back to the ship inventory
  • Groups now disband when the player is the last member in the group and there are no pending invites
  • More chat messages have been added, such as 'Company name unavailable'.
  • Feedback Tool's screenshot preview functionality has been improved
Audio
  • A limit for total volume per looped sound type has been added
  • Spaceship Designer's button sounds (save, remove, undo, redo) have been plugged in
  • Support has been added for Spaceship Designer's slider sounds
Spaceship Designer
  • Asserts that occurred with large maps have been fixed
  • Crashing when saving an empty scene in ship designer has been fixed.
  • Entering the ship designer with an owned ship has been disabled until the feature has been fully implemented and tested

Art

Animations
  • The amount of movement animations (run/walk/crouch) has been reduced to a few core ones
  • Long rifle ADS fire and reload animations have been polished (1st person)
  • Laser rifle reload and fire animations have been polished (1st person)
  • New emotes have been made (ponder2, poke_aim_up, poke_aim_down) and some have been configured (wave2, poke)
  • Run stop animations (both rifle and unarmed) have been polished
Stations
  • Station hall modules now have flat floors
  • Station halls have been updated and LODs completed
  • LODs and texture maps of mega_station_modules_metro_stop_side_1 have been updated
  • Ship showroom has been updated with red highlights under the ships
  • The exterior decoration for "market_station_upper_shop" module has been finalized
Other
  • New Pipe Tool has been finished and is waiting for texturing
  • New Badges for some Empire divisions and military groups
  • Parts that will be animated inside editor for in-game ads of shops have been assembled in editor
  • Sparrow full set low poly model is ready to be textured
  • Vanguard armor set's texture and paint job quality polished
  • Inventory icons for electricity network resource and armor sets have been made
  • Moon rocks have been fixed and moon terrain textures have been updated
  • Materials updated for rocky asteroids, now 4 materials instead of 2 are in use
  • Minor color issues have been fixed and layers in various maps have been updated

Gallery

Week19_Starbase_alphamoon1_1.jpg Week19_Starbase_alphamoon1_2.jpg Week19_Starbase_Assembly_job_instructions_screen.jpg Week19_Starbase_Assembly_job_instructions_screen_close.jpg Week19_Starbase_Red1.jpg Week19_Starbase_rock_asteroid_multi_material_update_02.jpg Week19_Starbase_seneschal_visuals_in-game_ad_parts.jpg Week19_Starbase_sh_industrial_resources_in-game_ad_parts.jpg Week19_Starbase_Community_badges_empire_1st_division.jpg Week19_Starbase_Community_badges_empire_1st_regimental_combat_team.jpg Week19_Starbase_Community_badges_empire_101st_military_police.jpg Week19_Starbase_Community_badges_empire_Eos_guards_regiment.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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#9
I'm already intrigued to see the progress notes for next week. Looking forward to see how the game changes now that players are actually part of it.
 
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#10
Progress looks great! Good luck with the chalenges provided by the new alfa and i can't wait to see some beautiful before/after bugs funny moments :D
 
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#16
Starbase Progress Notes: Week 19 (2020)
May 4th - 8th

Hello everyone! Time for progress notes again, enjoy.

Design

Features
  • Assembly Job and Mining Job rewards adjusted back up to 5000-6000 credits per minute, so getting a proper mining ship will not be too tedious
  • New mining ships tested in the asteroid belt, The Hauler seems to be the best choice for the first mining ship
  • Asteroid Mining Job reward issue, where players standing close to the instancing area would also receive credits, was fixed
  • Collision issues were fixed in ship market map
  • Stations now turn their ore stocks into refined ore correctly
  • Potential improvements to YOLOL parsing logic are being investigated
  • Customization UI design continues, edits to the inventory of equipment tab were made
  • YOLOL updates were made to the buses, they now slow down earlier and landing-mode activates faster
  • Socket Tool tooltip description now has binds which update automatically if changed
Stations
  • Lot Designer modules have been updated
    • New hall modules have been added: Large 8-9 and Medium 14-16
    • Irrelevant warning decals have been removed.
    • New modules had rubber pads on the floors, which have now been replaced with decals in order to keep the floors flat
  • Large Spaceship Shop's floors have been updated: Red areas now mark the location of each ship
  • Holes found in each of the large spaceship shops' exterior structure have been blocked
  • Take-off docks pointing "downwards" have been removed in Spaceship Shop (Large)
  • Ore storage tower base structure has been built. Level art and LODs pending
  • Capital Imperial A's housing slots have been updated:
    • All the areas that have no gameplay yet have been replaced with temporary "empty slots", which are old housing slots without LotAreas or LotTerminals
    • The remaining 72 rental lots (36 small, 25 medium and 11 large) can be found at the tip of the station's "wings"
Spaceships
  • Twin Vasama & Vasama: Couple decoration plate colors updated, related to recent decoration base material/color change

Code

Gameplay
  • An issue where spotlight lamps wouldn't work after saving map in editor has been fixed
  • Device crash in ship showroom has been fixed
  • The lot doorway connection code has been refactored
  • Melee tools' collision check skipping player collision has been fixed
  • Inventory support for resources is in the making
  • Magnetic boots have been set to remember their last state between game sessions
  • Despawn issues of ships inside ship factory have been fixed
  • Some small inventory issues have been fixed
  • Implementation for dropping items while moving is underway
  • Grabbing/ungrabbing poses while moving have been fixed
  • Tractor beam's syncing has been fixed
  • Cargo lock netsync and multi master problems have been resolved
  • Cargo frame's wall model being offset when ship is spawned in has been fixed
  • Changes to Socket Tool implementation have been finished
  • Autobolting issue with devices on client's end is underway
  • Sliders for grabbing rotation sensitivity have been added
User Interface
  • Personal window system has been refactored
  • Company rank rights which aren't implemented yet have been disabled
  • An issue where player couldn't move refined ores to cargo crates has been fixed
  • Rank edit page has been tweaked
  • Resource Bridge - Resource Bridge connection not disconnecting when the bridges are too far apart has been fixed
  • Chat rights are now clickable in Company rank rights
  • Dragging ore from crate slots when Resource Bridge connection is lost now ends the dragging and returns the ore back to the ship inventory
  • Groups now disband when the player is the last member in the group and there are no pending invites
  • More chat messages have been added, such as 'Company name unavailable'.
  • Feedback Tool's screenshot preview functionality has been improved
Audio
  • A limit for total volume per looped sound type has been added
  • Spaceship Designer's button sounds (save, remove, undo, redo) have been plugged in
  • Support has been added for Spaceship Designer's slider sounds
Spaceship Designer
  • Asserts that occurred with large maps have been fixed
  • Crashing when saving an empty scene in ship designer has been fixed.
  • Entering the ship designer with an owned ship has been disabled until the feature has been fully implemented and tested

Art

Animations
  • The amount of movement animations (run/walk/crouch) has been reduced to a few core ones
  • Long rifle ADS fire and reload animations have been polished (1st person)
  • Laser rifle reload and fire animations have been polished (1st person)
  • New emotes have been made (ponder2, poke_aim_up, poke_aim_down) and some have been configured (wave2, poke)
  • Run stop animations (both rifle and unarmed) have been polished
Stations
  • Station hall modules now have flat floors
  • Station halls have been updated and LODs completed
  • LODs and texture maps of mega_station_modules_metro_stop_side_1 have been updated
  • Ship showroom has been updated with red highlights under the ships
  • The exterior decoration for "market_station_upper_shop" module has been finalized
Other
  • New Pipe Tool has been finished and is waiting for texturing
  • New Badges for some Empire divisions and military groups
  • Parts that will be animated inside editor for in-game ads of shops have been assembled in editor
  • Sparrow full set low poly model is ready to be textured
  • Vanguard armor set's texture and paint job quality polished
  • Inventory icons for electricity network resource and armor sets have been made
  • Moon rocks have been fixed and moon terrain textures have been updated
  • Materials updated for rocky asteroids, now 4 materials instead of 2 are in use
  • Minor color issues have been fixed and layers in various maps have been updated

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!
I wait.
 
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#17
What are the modules that go into the thruster called? As always, great job on the notes!

I am very, VERY, excited to see what comes out after the embargo!
 
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