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About the update, unfortunately it will only be released in the next month. At the moment I don't know when exactly it will be released but it will be a very important update.
As for the disappearance of targeting box , did the mission have more than 50 targets? At the moment there is a fixed cap for player and AI that limits the detection to 50 units (enemies and allies)
to check if a unit is alive or not, I usually use the "unit count" to be triggered when the value is 0 assigned to a individual script ID, but I can add "Unit is dead" as a simplified version of that
@ John_Silver, I don´t know exactly the day when it will be but it won´t be in April for sure.
I’ve never tested scaling the bones to make animation so I don´t know how that works (and even if that works).
As for cylindrical engines, I still haven´t tested, but I have a solution that I want to try. My idea is to place 4~8 bones in circle around the engine and their combined rotation will make the compression and expansion of the nozzle.
it is working normaly, it can be seen in aircraft that use padded tvc engines like the YF-23MOD.
To add animate, the first key point is the default position and the last is the maximum thrust.
@ John_Silver Yes, that one and a lot others were saved for the next update. Not sure when it will be, but it will be THE update.
Sure, I'll probably post the template in the download sections, so no one needs to wait for the next update to have access to these templates.
This unit was added mostly for fun, and as a teaser for the FVS. I had to make this bulkier body first before adding the swing wings.
the new update is finally out, just before releasing it I had to fight against some small bugs.
the change list can be found in the steam forum.
I´m working to release the update as immediately as possible, I expect/hope to be able to upload it in the next hours. But the update does pack a lot of changes, but depending what you are looking for it might be big or not.
As for the ability to show in the cutscenes, the current incubator version already allows that, but it was sent with the old crowbar intro file so it doesn’t have that line as a template.
But if you add this for example, you will be able to test that:
TIL: coffee is the natural enemy of keyboards
It was fun. Honestly I was a bit afraid at first.
But thanks to everyone that was able to be there in so short notice.
In a few minutes there will be a Twitch Stream of VT here:
It will be available this week, this time it will also be available in the default branch with a steam announcement and change list.
The fixes are mostly a few challenges and some requests/issues in the editor reported here and on steam.
As for content it will have only a few variants but it will have a lot more challenges and up to 3 new "bosses" (depending how the development goes)
in gameplay there was a simple change, now missiles lose energy while turning, this allows them to make slightly sharper turns and increase the hit probability.
I’m going to release the “same” update in default branch and incubator branch with some things I’ve missed and with those challenges fixed.
@John_Silver I’ve fixed the condition issue.
@ Nergal01 As for squads, I’ve tested today and it was working, the only issue is when going back to the editor the squad list isn’t automatically filled, but they are there, if you add another squad they will appear.
As for an AI squad leader it has no effect but that is something that I’m interested, including dynamically giving commands to the player.
Also let me know if there is still any challenge with some issues.
Sorry for not replying to everyone I’ve been away during this weekend
@Nergal01, about the vernier, yes, but I still want to think a way how can I make it easy for everyone to add that in any model.
@ Nergal01, as for the crash, in this update I’ll add extra exe with extensive log to be able to find the issue.
@ John_Silver, Okay I’ll fix the issue, as for squads, to make one for the player these are the steps:
-Go to the squad tab,
-create a team
-set the index number the same as the player team (default 1)
-create a squad and give it a name
-Go to the player window and set the squad, if the squad is not there, change the player’s team to the same index number. Add it as leader (you can add everyone as leaded, but only will be valid the last unit to be added)
-add a few units to the squad and then test. If everything has been done correctly you should see the squad commands in the command window.
As for the squads they still act very independently, some commands are place holders and ignore most of the orders if they are in a dogfight.
Also, I’ll fix some of the issues and update this build in the default branch, (I’ll also update the e incubator build as well)
Also I didn’t have the time in this last update, but now I’ll include the optional editor in a separate .exe file
Nah I’ve been working in other things besides the update. But I agree is taking too what for what it is. For the update, I’m working in a new boss and some other stuff, but it will be released today even if the boss is not ready yet.
Also, the F-117 SD has night vision.
Some mutations can also be standard special functions, like the overdrive and self destruct.
From what I understand the question, I don’t think so.
But can you give me an example? If needed I might be able to add the code for the next update. I’ve stopped working in the command window because it may take a bit more time, and I’m now organizing all files to release the new build.
@ Guest Yes.
@ SlyCooperFan1 actually that is kind of cool. On second thought I’ve enabled changing the map with the cutscenes. But the change will be permanent.
@ bornloser, nah if it is during the mission there is no need to make loading to go back again to the gameplay.
Yes, since then the engine as become a lot more flexible so now it can interrupt the action without any issue. The only limitation, at least for now, in playing a cutcene during the mission is that it can’t change the current map.
Just a quick report, the next update will allow playing cutscenes during the mission
@ IbizenThoth, humm I haven’t thought about that, the relationship between multiple teams.
But about squadrons you can add as many as you want for each team and define how much members each has.
@ SpootKnight, okay I’ll fix it.
@ Nergal01 for this is faster to send directly to me, that way I can immediately add them in the next update
At the moment I’m adding the squad configuration for the player and NPC units, so the update will depend how much time it will be needed to get everything working as it should be. The menus and configuration options are ready but it still has some issues that need to be fixed. After that I’ll add some content just so it won’t be just a bug fixing update and then it is ready to go.
For aircraft I’ll add the F-4E and some derivates.
I was going to add the updated template in that thread, but yes I can update the rest and include in the next build
I see thanks for the clarification, I didn’t understand that way at first, so a new kind of NPC mission, to Hunt/Protect the player.
@John_Silver for that it seems better to add a special code for a specific Ai to ignore Stealth and pursue a single unit
@MyHatismyFriend & Nergal01, I have to check, it is possible that the mutator is just a placeholder.
@IbizenThoth & bornloser, yes that is definitely needed.
I´m going to prepare a new update to release soon, nothing special yet, but I´ve been fixing some stuff in the editor and in the game overall that it can be useful to everyone