[WIP] Take Control

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[WIP] Take Control

Post by Clownmug » Sat, 4. Jul 20, 00:48

This is an updated mod of an older one I started: Fly Other Ships. It allows you to take control of any of your small/medium ships at any time. I've managed to work out most of the limitations from the previous mod and removed the restriction of needing to dock. You can now take control of your ships from anywhere and switch control between them seamlessly. Certain actions that normally only AI can do, like trading and mining, are also possible now.

The current release of this mod isn't final, it's mostly for testing, experimenting, or just messing around. Access to the mod's features are limited to a separate game start to ensure the regular game isn't affected.

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Take Control v0.20

Version 0.2
- Fixed controlled ship not taking damage
- Fixed duplicate ship model on Albion Skunk after returning
- Fixed sometimes getting teleported back to Albion Skunk's location
- Removed third person camera only restriction

Instructions:

Starting
  • Select new game start: Aspiring Merchant - Take Control Test
  • Contact pilot of ship you want to control
  • Go to "New Order" -> "Fly to.." -> "Let me take control"
Weapon Control
  • Fire primary weapons with "Fire Weapon" key
  • Fire secondary weapons with "Fire Missile" key
  • Target any object and weapons will auto-aim at it when fired
  • Most secondary weapons and some primary weapons have cooldowns
Trading
  • Open trade menu
  • Select your controlled ship
  • Perform transaction
  • Dock at your trade partner
Ware Exchange - Passive
  • Contact trade partner and order "Transfer wares.."
  • Perform transaction
  • Small/medium partners will fly to you and drop cargo for you to collect
  • Fly near cargo and it should be picked up automatically
  • Large partners will fly to you and you dock to complete trade
Ware Exchange - Active
  • Under ship details of the controlled ship give pilot New Order -> Transfer Wares
  • Perform transaction
  • Fly within about 100m of small/medium partners and the cargo should drop
  • For large partners just fly to them and dock
Find Trade Route
  • If you can't find or don't remember the trade/ware exchange partner...
  • Contact controlled ship pilot
  • Select "Plot my next trade route"
  • Follow guidance
Mining
  • Make sure controlled ship has surface miner drones
  • Activate mining mode scanner
  • Tag small asteroid fragments
  • Drones will launch and pick up whatever is tagged
Gas Mining
  • Make sure controlled ship has scoop collector drones
  • Activate mining mode scanner
  • Select desired "liquid" ware, if any found in zone
  • Drones will launch and immediately start collecting
Return to Albion Skunk
  • Contact pilot of controlled ship
  • Select "You can take over now"
  • OR contact Yisha on Albion Skunk and give "Let me take control" order"
  • You should return to controlling the Albion Skunk now
Notes:
  • You can target your controlled ship in third person.
  • The Albion Skunk is controlled by Yisha and can be given orders like a regular small ship.
  • If the Albion Skunk is destroyed you'll get a game over.
  • Upgrading ships with ship dealer hasn't been implemented yet at this time.
Last edited by Clownmug on Fri, 10. Jul 20, 05:54, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: [WIP] Take Control

Post by KrYcHokE » Sat, 4. Jul 20, 23:16

Hey, is it possible to some kind of cockpit view, like on drones?
And it kinda strange when yo can enter station from remote controlled ship :D .

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Re: [WIP] Take Control

Post by Clownmug » Sun, 5. Jul 20, 01:40

Yeah it's possible. I'll get that into the next update, thanks for the suggestion.

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Re: [WIP] Take Control

Post by Angsaar » Sun, 5. Jul 20, 04:29

Very exciting mod!

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Re: [WIP] Take Control

Post by tomchk » Sun, 5. Jul 20, 22:20

You’re a hero. XR is probably the most underrated game ever and I appreciate that you still mod for it!

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Re: [WIP] Take Control

Post by Rei Ayanami » Tue, 7. Jul 20, 13:54

This sounds AWESOME! :o I might even reinstall X:Rebirth just to try it out.
Does anyone have a Youtube video of it in action?

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Re: [WIP] Take Control

Post by Clownmug » Tue, 7. Jul 20, 16:23

Thank you Angsaar, tomchk, and Rei. An example video would be good so I'll try to put something together. Hopefully I'll have an update soon as well to fix the damage registration and offer a proper cockpit view.

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Re: [WIP] Take Control

Post by tomchk » Tue, 7. Jul 20, 23:14

Can't wait! Maybe XR could have a surge of new interest someday (although I won't hold out hope for it)!

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Re: [WIP] Take Control

Post by Clownmug » Fri, 10. Jul 20, 05:59

Ok, released a newer version that fixed some bugs, haven't figured out how to implement a unique cockpit for the controlled ship yet though. All attempts so far have caused weird bugs like losing controls when walking on platforms and the ship randomly becoming untargetable. :x

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