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It doesn't have a paint job yet because I'm fixing the inaccuracies the blueprints had.
yes I'm interested in it, the J-20 as well, but before that I want to add the EF-2000, Rafale and F-18
You mean the header image, or the concept image just below?
The concept looks very similar to the T-4MS with a few changes.
As for the workshop items, it was for resting purposes, but they are real items, The FO is another fictional design but at the moment it is using some of the F-5E files.
The workshop items are fully functional (but only after the next build) but there are some quirks but there are some limitations I need to expand. Now that I seen it in practice it has some strengths and some weakness compared to the moddb. it is very clean and easy to add remove mods, but it can't overwrite the original files, I've added the possibility to give precedence to the modded files like aircraft, weapons and other elements, but it is impossible at the moment to make workshop items that change the core files.
@Nergal01, don't worry I actually would have lived quite well with that title, even if it is a hyperbole. If there is something I have to thanks VT is how it teached me to deal with negative comments, no need to feel emotions, they are just feedback.
Yes, I don't care. It was made with almost nothing and ends in the same way, I think there is a certain beauty in this.
But I think is clear for everyone that VT wasn't made with profits as the main goal, if it was, it would have been structured to be much smaller, closed and scaled in completely different way.
I don't see the problem, if there is at least 1 person waiting for it then the update still matters.
Okay I'll use that F-5 variant for the workshop item:
I have to add at least one workshop item before it goes public. I was thinking in adding a fictional F-5, but I'll consider in adding this instead if I can reuse the mapping from the original A-10.
At the moment I'm adding the point 5. by enabling the duplicate button in the editor.
I think it should sufficient, the only limitation is that the item can't be duplicated into different sub missions.
I just didn't understand your point 6.
As for coop, there are some changes that I need to do in the code for that to work, but the way the engine was built, I think it is far easier adding online coop than split screen.
No, the only time I removed a comment was by the author's request. I'm sure it was removed by the moddb's karma system.
Essentially the steam workshop is very similar the mod list you can find here in modDB, but the biggest difference is when you pick a mod, it will be installed automatically in the game folder, but also it can be updated automatically if the author makes any change.
As it will work in VT, the editor mode will have a new option that will serve as a mod up-loader to steam, after created and uploaded the item can be rated and commented by other users, similar like in modDB with some extra features.
I haven't explored all the features that it has, so I'm not sure if it has the option to connect a mod to the installation of the base game, but either way we can see other ways how we can integrate the work of modders as part of the vanilla installation if they are well liked and the integration has the author's approval.
My latest efforts lately was to improve the performance and more importantly to find the reason for the in-mission crashs.
I've been doing stress test of everything that I can remember, but I still wasn't able to pinpoint the real resaon for that.
But since we are talking about that have anyone had a crash in skirmish, or quick action? because I can only find them in scripted mission.
Also, maybe I'm talking way so soon, but there is the possibility of adding something really good *cough*Workshop*cough*
Yes, but it has been slow, still, things are progressing:
I'm still working on other things to make this a good update.
Yes absolutely, the best blueprints usually found only on paper
Like Nergal said, It has no special meaning, it just part of my workflow, I use basic colors in the panel lines to be easier to spot in the darker areas.
The use of different colors is a way to distinguish different layers, this shot was after I've finished the wings.
I've tested some moments ago, yes I can confirm that behaviour.
In the sub objects data it was added a new line, "RadarType=", by default is 0 that means air and ground, 1 for ground only and 2 for air only.
@cegc135, I see, you mean a speed multiplier for each animation
I think it is possible, but the the elevation has to be done in a modeling program.
Hmm.. maybe I do keep the updates to myself in some circumstances, but is not because I don't want to share, usually the reason is either that is not ready or there is still something missing.
Also most of the work lately was trying to find and fix some issues, with reasonable success, but new content has not been added much.
As soon I start having something to show, I'll post in twitter. At this point the best solution I see when that happens, I'll prepare what is ready and release it in the "incubator" branch.
I should have added this aircraft before as this is a easy variant, but thanks to your comment I've decided, I'm going to start making the S/MTD now, it will be a god way to make some news.
@Koeben I also want that special function to happen
Yes, the F-16 and Su-27 definitely need some corrections, the reason there isn't much more variants of those families is because in not comfortable with the base model. The solution is to make them almost from scratch, I've been hesitant to make that step, but for a higher accuracy, at some point I have to make it.
@Nergal01, as for the F-22 I'm not worried, because it is impossible to be 100% as I know that all models have imperfections, either by lack of information at the time, or because I made the wrong interpretation.
True, although not as frequently but I still have a look at anything new.
Sorry, I know you have been waiting for progress, but is still not at point I can safely point out a release date,
It's mostly because the progress is has been slower than before, but I hope to be able to start tweeting new changes/additions soon.
Hmmm, I still don't have a trustworthy ETA that I can provide.
But as for the tweaks in the stealth system, yes I added the minimum detection range to 5km, and all stealth units appear in the map radar.
For weapons, it will add a good chuck, but for aircrafts I really want to this time to finally to add the EF 2000 and RAFALE
I don't think it worth it, it will likely become incompatible with the sound wrapper and other systems, so it most likely would have more issues and instability.
Yes, I will not overlook that, I want all add to all bombers that should have internal weapons bay, including those fictional/concepts models.
About some issues that are unlikely ever be fixed, that is absolutely true.
One of the main structural issue, is how the game was designed and evolved in some points, if I could go back in time I would slap myself for some decisions.
Other problem is the engine itself, as it was made in ogre3D, it carried some strengths and some weaknesses. These weakness become more evident in the latter stages of development , it not as easy or quick to work with as unity or UE4, it also has severe rendering, performance and compatibility limitations and issues, something that more modern engines don't have. (Some of these issues can be bypassed in ogre, but require a lot of man hours and specialization that is very hard to provide in small indies)
I'm not blaming ogre! I'm just really with envy of the tools, capabilities and ease of use of modern engines.
Also, as for devs that bail out if things go bad or not meet the expected sales, maybe that is the "smartest" move for a company and I'm being dumb for still working on it, despite all the shortcomings.
But I like VT and I like the community. I'm sure that I will never be able to make this VT the way I hoped for, but I will do what I can to expand and improve VT.
@Nergal01, if there is people enjoying it, I want to keep updating VT as long as I can. Some update may take longer than others, but they will happen regardless of the reviews.
But like Nichelo, I can't deny bad reviews hurt a little. Of course I accept them and keep them in mind and I also know that I shouldn't let the feelings affect the work, but is true that sometimes a bad review can break the mood for a moment. But I think that's normal for everyone.
I would like that, but there are two things that prevent me to make any "2018 future bomber", I would like to make the B-2 bomber first, since the artistic renderings always make them very similar, knowing the surface of the B-2 beforehand would help me make these representations more "realistic".
But the other reason is far more important, I want to update the B-52 to a high detail model to really consider the possibility of allowing playable bombers.