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0 comments by masternerdguy on Mar 28th, 2014

In High Albedo, you had 2 options to move between solar systems: The jumpdrive and the jumphole. The same will be true in Outlier. Jumpdrives allow for fast travel between distant systems, but consume large amounts of fuel and may damage your craft**

This is the jumphole as it appeared in High Albedo (lower right corner).


In High Albedo, the jumpholes resized themselves and you had to fly close to the center to actually jump. Now, this is the jumphole as it (currently) appears in Outlier.


It is done using a particle effect and it slowly changes shape and size as particles of various life spans are emitted. Nothing too special, but a nice effect. Like in High Albedo, you'll need to get very close to the center to actually jump. And, since it is a 3D volume of particles, it looks pretty cool flying into one.

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**Jumpdrives damage shields when jumping and if there are no shields left that damage is passed to the hull. In addition, it is possible (but rare) to jump inside a solid object which will ruin your day.

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nomad93
nomad93 Aug 15 2012, 12:55pm says:

Man what happened to Our Local Group?
Why was it suspended?

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metagross9
metagross9 Jul 14 2012, 7:41am says:

Problem with Wings of the Federation, Screen goes black after Mission1 even with patch!

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Edrahil
Edrahil Feb 7 2012, 1:58pm says:

Hi. I also love space simulation games like Freelancer or X series. Good luck with Astral Clause, I would like to see it finished! ;)

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus Sep 27 2011, 6:54pm says:

I agree with TechnoOnyx, it's great ^^

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architectts
architectts Sep 18 2011, 12:43am says:

Clean Install is hilarious.

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masternerdguy
masternerdguy Sep 18 2011, 12:50am replied:

Thank you :)

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masternerdguy
masternerdguy Apr 22 2011, 6:42pm replied:

how did you guess lol. Unfortunately good space games seem to be generally dying out.

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Metalspy
Metalspy Apr 22 2011, 7:47pm replied: Online

There is going to be a new X game, which is a franchise I like a lot. But yeah, space games (as in 'not a sci-fi shooter/sci-fi RTS') is kind of a niche I guess so it isn't profitable enough. Or something.

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tuxu
tuxu Jun 28 2011, 7:31pm replied:

true, space games do die out and so we are left with x3tc, for now.
i miss the first time i had played starcon2 and elite, star wars sims were epic(liked TF better though)... :(

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masternerdguy
masternerdguy Jul 4 2011, 2:03pm replied:

Space exploration games are awesome, and the space combat sims were also epic. For whatever reason, you don't see those any more. The Ace Combat series sold well, and to call that a "flight sim" is generous, so why aren't there more space combat games today?

Personally, I blame consoles for the loss of diversity in games we're seeing these days.

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