[MOD] Observation Deck

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[MOD] Observation Deck

Post by 42parsec » Wed, 21. May 14, 13:00

Thanks to the help of the community, i am proud to present my first mod:

Observation Deck

Have you ever stood on the repairdock-platform which you dock on every cap ship and thought ... "i think i actually could take in more of this scene and also enjoy it and emerse myself in the feeling of being on a forcefield protected platform in space if only that big shipe and all that other engineering bay stuff would not cover 65% of my fov all the time!"

Then this is for you.

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This mod changes the basic appearance of the standard capship docking bay. It actually does:

>remove the Albion Skunk model
>remove all loot containers,
>remove all other decorational containers,
>move the NPCs to more appropriate Positions for a "bridge",
>Change the player spawnpoint after docking.


THX UniTrader and YorrickVander for their tipps/great resources.

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EDIT:

The mod now comes in two flavours.
1.without Albion Skunk model.
2.with Albion Skunk model left in place.
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Post by YorrickVander » Wed, 21. May 14, 13:32

Hey bud :)

Nice work so far but on first test (docking on the lyranea from aspiring merchant start point) I was initially floating and then dropped to the floor, but outside the barrier fence so could not get to the npc staff. After much jumping about and angling I did get over it, but it's not ideal :(

I also saw a lot of these errors in the debug spew :

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[=ERROR=] LIBXML2: file:///extensions%2FObservationDeck%2Fassets%2Finteriors%2Frooms%2F%2Finteriors_rooms_dockingbay_repairdock?ext=pck%20xml line 28, error 76: Opening and ending tag mismatch: rotation line 27 and offset

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EDIT : As a personal preference I'd like to still have the skunk in place, but with the rest of the mod as is. Would you consider making 2 versions with and without the skunk?
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Post by 42parsec » Wed, 21. May 14, 14:41

Thanks :D

Ive reuploaded the file .. should work without spew now and place you where intended :)

and yes ... i am willing to make two versions :)

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Post by YorrickVander » Wed, 21. May 14, 14:47

Outstanding service! Thanks mate.
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Post by Privata » Wed, 21. May 14, 14:48

I dont know if its possible , but I have been trying but allways failed.
you know in some argon stations there a controle room that looks like a deck , it has a sort of window thats all black , wonder if it would be possible to put that there instead of the circular platforms for our ships but remove the black bit of window , then it would look just like a real bridge.

the reason I ask is it seems that each room for a station is a seperate item , so in theroy it would work , but again I never got that to work

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Post by 42parsec » Wed, 21. May 14, 15:25

Second version file with Albion Skunk and playerspawnpoint left in place is up now.
Privata wrote: the reason I ask is it seems that each room for a station is a seperate item , so in theroy it would work , but again I never got that to work
Yeah .. im too working on exactly the same problem atm .. placing of "foreign" objects.


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Post by NZ-Wanderer » Wed, 21. May 14, 15:26

Now I wonder if that would be possible, Imagine docking the skunk and then finding yourself on the bridge of the big ship, able to look out the windows etc :)

Anyway thanks for this, have downloaded it and will use it :)

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Post by 42parsec » Wed, 21. May 14, 15:36

Mate ... thats exactly what i am trying to achieve .... i loved the cockpit mods in x3 ... floating in space without bridge allways made me feel a little ... too little .... especially when i was flying around in an M2+ i simply needed the extra kick that only a capship bridge could give you ....

and then X:R was announced .. and i saw screenshots of NPCs labeled "Pilot" and stuff... and i only thought :o SERIOUSLY ?! :o I finally will be able to WALK AROUND the bridge of my own capship?!?!?!?! ... that was before i realized that there will be only one ship to steer :cry: .. but regardless of that, i would love to see at least one capship bridge realized in the near future ..

But as ive allready stated elsewhere, my modding experience is pretty meager .. and i will need some time to get where i want to go ..

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Post by NZ-Wanderer » Wed, 21. May 14, 15:57

I don't mind not being able to control the big ships myself (as in control them like the skunk) - but having somewhere I can stand and look out at everything would be amazing :)
Even just putting a shipping crate with windows on top of that cargo bay would be enough :lol:

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Post by MegaJohnny » Wed, 21. May 14, 16:02

Been waiting for a mod like this to come along, thanks a lot!

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Post by 42parsec » Wed, 21. May 14, 16:19

NZ-Wanderer wrote: Even just putting a shipping crate with windows on top of that cargo bay would be enough :lol:
You nearly made me cough out my coffe again XD
MegaJohnny wrote:Been waiting for a mod like this to come along, thanks a lot!
YW :)

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Excellent MOD

Post by fallhammer » Wed, 21. May 14, 20:51

I just wanted to say what an excellent MOD and bravo for your first one.. I am looking forward to what you may come up with next (real bridge?)
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Post by NZ-Wanderer » Thu, 22. May 14, 03:49

What if you landed us where we land now BUT on top of that hanger/cargo bay piece :)
Would we fall through?
If we didn't it would give us a little more height :)

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Post by 42parsec » Thu, 22. May 14, 11:46

NZ-Wanderer wrote:What if you landed us where we land now BUT on top of that hanger/cargo bay piece :)
Would we fall through?
If we didn't it would give us a little more height :)
I havent tried that yet.. Will do when i get home tonight..

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Post by UniTrader » Thu, 22. May 14, 12:12

42parsec wrote:
NZ-Wanderer wrote:What if you landed us where we land now BUT on top of that hanger/cargo bay piece :)
Would we fall through?
If we didn't it would give us a little more height :)
I havent tried that yet.. Will do when i get home tonight..
you will "fall out of Level" when going up there, because there is a height limit which is defied by the higest Object in the Dock - the player cannt get higher its highest Point - therefore i would recommend to place some small object floating high above the Platform so Players wont notice it ;) (previousliy the Skunk had that role)



PS sorry i didnt upload the Plush Jeb Mod yesterday, didnt have the time for that.. probably today will be the same, but this WE i shoulf have the time
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