Unity Engine: Space Operations

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posted on June 9th, 2018, 12:20 am
Hey guys,
during breaks of studying for a big standardized test, I decided to mess around with the Unity Engine. I must say it's pretty freaking easy to code in it. What's fantastic is I got it to network over LAN.This is what I got so far: https://youtu.be/uvnowtSzxcoI really think this has a lot of potential. Anyone interested in working on it with me?
posted on June 11th, 2018, 9:31 am
Guessing your using C# rather than JS right? Whats your end goal for this?
posted on June 11th, 2018, 4:43 pm
Yeah, C# all the way. I've only taken one course in CS in college and learned C++, so that's what I'm sticking to.

My goal is to make Fleetops in Unity. Well, my own take on it anyway. I would like to add the Galactic Empire as a race haha just so sci-fi people can try to win with their favorite franchise.

Here's an updated video btw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PgVP7245dY
posted on June 15th, 2018, 2:31 pm
Very cool!! looks awesome! :thumbsup:
posted on June 16th, 2018, 9:24 pm
Looking good so far, let us all know when you're ready for a beta test
posted on June 19th, 2018, 5:57 am
Thanks you guys. I have a minor update today.

https://youtu.be/h0IyBnTbmBg
posted on June 22nd, 2018, 4:23 am
I have made a shader for construction/decommission! 8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6pazk9 ... e=youtu.be
posted on June 30th, 2018, 6:09 pm
you are making great progress. and I indeed love the little "livability" touches like scaling the poly count, banking the ships, and rotating the starbases instead of trying to remember "well this is where a klingon base spits out, and this is where a fed base does, and borg resource docks can cause ships to get stuck if you get them too close to moons" 8)
posted on July 3rd, 2018, 1:58 pm
Thanks eoraptor! I'm hoping its worth while to try and refine the little stuff!

Here's another update. Ships can be given guard, explore, and patrol orders!
https://youtu.be/2rGjROOMBXI
posted on July 11th, 2018, 4:51 pm
Awesome work. The game really has the Armada vibe. Can't wait to see your next update. Absolutely love your attention to the usability details.

May I suggest one possible improvement over the original game? It would be really helpful to have ship/fleet orders as a separate entity from the actual ship goal point (or patrol path). By this I mean the following:

- you could tell a ship to follow a patrol path
- the game creates an orders list for the ship (path points, maybe other parameters like weapons stance)
- now you built another ship and decided you want it to join the first ship.
- with the new ship selected, right-click on the original ship to have it follow the same order (path points, weapons stance, maybe other stuff like combat avoidance tactics, attack squadron formations, spacing from other ships on the same patrol order).
- alternatively, you could have a list of all currently defined orders. You could open this list and assign new ships to those orders as needed.
- now you want to send the original ship to some other destination. Send it away and the second ship will stay on the original patrol path (its following the original patrol order, not the first ship).
- an order will be removed/destroyed when all ships are removed from that order

I admit I haven't been playing many RTS titles in recent years, so maybe this is a common thing now and doesn't need detailed explanation. I'm borrowing this idea from Open Transport Tycoon (OpenTTD); kind of like giving detailed orders to trains in that game ;)
posted on July 21st, 2018, 2:58 pm
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Hi Mr. Vulcan. You'll have to forgive me as I am not someone that familiar with other games! That sounds like a good idea, I will try to implement it :). Just to be clear though, you want to be able to right-click on an ally ship to copy its orders?

Also, I have pretty cool update. We now have projectiles!

https://youtu.be/4f-1VKyciOA?t=2m9s

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posted on July 24th, 2018, 8:05 pm
Looking nice :)

funnystuffpictures wrote:Just to be clear though, you want to be able to right-click on an ally ship to copy its orders


Yeah something like this. I'm not sure what the actual mechanic should be; right click, another button (guard, follow, copy-orders...), ctrl+right-click. Any method would do I suppose.

In the game I'm referencing, orders are a separate entity that can be shared (by-ref) or copied (instanced) between different units. This may be more than is necessary here.
posted on July 27th, 2018, 6:43 pm
Ah well once things are more fleshed out I'm definitely willing to try out a few things to achieve that! :)

Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know the Armada 3 devs are on board and are helping me out a little bit. I was recently featured in their most recent blog post.

https://www.moddb.com/mods/ages-of-the- ... ev-diary-4
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