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We've been saying we've not been idle, here's some pudding for proof!

Posted by Nathanius on Mar 3rd, 2012

G'day Moddb community!

First and foremost the team would like to apologise for the hiatus between this and the last news post, I know it's not the most impressive hiatus on record that Moddb can offer but we're sorry for the slow down all the same!

Shield Bars

We showed a bit of coding from the Xsystem in one of our prior news posts and while it's a good system it is best used as a stand alone system, when paired with ours it created noticeable game slowdown. It doesn't have these problems on its own of course, the STC coding and the Xsystem coding are just both very "meaty" as it were.

But the idea of having a shield bar caught at us so Stargazer created a solution where we could have our cake and eat it too... (just continuing with the pudding metaphor~)

Also, before you look at the pictures, the shield subsystem icon is just a placeholder...

Shielded and Unshielded ship comparison:Shield Bars and FIRE!

Enemy Shield Bar:
Shield Bars and FIRE!

The health bar is still the full health of the ship:
Shield Bars and FIRE!

In Star Trek ships still received damage with the shields up, we have emulated this!

The shield bar changes colour the lower the shield integrity:
Shield Bars and FIRE!

Shields fail when the shield bar is depleted:
Shield Bars and FIRE!

FIRE!

There is much more going on with FX and general polishing, we're still considering a "Release β" beta too, but we would need to have people sign non-disclosure-agreements as there is a completed feature which we only want to show off in the next trailer~ More impact that way :)

Here's one of the graphical updates that have been done too, just to round out the news post:

Shield Bars and FIRE!

Until next time!

Continuum Corp.

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Molta
Molta Mar 5 2012, 4:06pm says:

Very nice! I´m not a big fan of Star Trek but this is impressiv stuff!

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ArielY
ArielY Mar 5 2012, 6:48pm says:

The enterprise was destroyed... tsk tsk, I would trow all my ships at the enemy to save it :P anyway, awesome as always! thanks for the update =D

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MillyRainbowskittlez
MillyRainbowskittlez Mar 24 2012, 3:49pm replied:

Enterprise was a Galaxy class, whats in the pics is a Sovereign class, which would be what Voyager was xD

You can tell because the Galaxy class has a more circular hull, where the Sovereign has a more oval.

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ArielY
ArielY Mar 24 2012, 5:10pm replied:

Indeed, the Galaxy class was Enterprise D, i'm talking about Enterprise E, that was a Sovereign class. Both where commanded by Picard. enterprise D was destroyed in the Star trek 7, and Enterprise E was destroyed in Star trek Nemesis.

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JayMike1
JayMike1 Mar 26 2012, 7:03pm replied:

lol Voyager is Intrepid class. Sorry my inner nerd could not let this slide. And Enterprise E wasn't destroyed just heavily damaged

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ArielY
ArielY Mar 28 2012, 5:54am replied:

Well, they trowed it at a gigantic ship of death and doom that was going to destroy earth, this counts as a destruction :P

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Nathanius
Nathanius Mar 29 2012, 7:05pm replied:

At the end of Nemisis they showed the Ent-E in dock at the panel beaters though :D

Dreamworldsonline.com

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ArielY
ArielY Mar 29 2012, 8:16pm replied:

I know :P anyway, Data died so it's sad in the same way XD

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JayMike1
JayMike1 Mar 30 2012, 8:59pm replied:

That was sad. I made a non trekie friend watch it and he goes, meh ok so the robot died. They have another one. He got a punch to the gut.

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duppydip
duppydip Mar 14 2012, 10:49am says:

thank you for the upgrades on the game, will test it out soon

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JayMike1
JayMike1 Mar 26 2012, 7:01pm says:

Beta here I come.. right?

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