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What sort of travel time do you get out of the base unit?

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If you mean battery duration, days on a full charge, a lot less if climbing a steep mountain. That's why I wanted to build these vehicles, on a high G world it might be more efficient than flying. I just need the mats to build a wind generator tower then I can stop and recharge.

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Nice work Z! liking the habitat pod looks reminds me of Thunderbird 2! 

I wonder if you could bridge the rotors with merge blocks so it would allow the whole design to be printed and then the merge blocks cut off?

yer i look back and the pic i put up had a couple of things going on. on the left, i was trying to build a tank track with rotors and blast doors but had no success. and on the right was the mod im playing with. adding an option to have a smaller 3x3 suspension with a 5x5 wheel, also planning a variant where instead of the suspension you have a rotor with a wheel and doesn't has any steering and suspension, so would be a more compact option for a drive wheel. 

also adding mount points on the wheels so you can double up the wheels

 

 

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That was good fun yesterday, especially messing about with the fighting ships. I thought my broadsword was tough until your battleship shredded it in short order.

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Here is is in action

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The battleship I made is pretty OP and is probs verging on the capital ship size. although saying that i played a bit with the corruption mod on and there's a dangerous encounter that has a shielded drone with an energy cannon and the battleship only just wins that fight, with a lot of holes in it.

I figured out how to convert the Heavy armour on the broadsword to light quickly. 

Find the BP locally : C:\Users\*USERNAME*\AppData\Roaming\SpaceEngineers\Blueprints\local

There will be a folder there for each BP., in this case, it would be " BroadSword IIIa " make a copy of this either in the folder or somewhere else I called it. "BroadSword IIIa - Light armor"

The 2 files you will need to edit are "bp.sbc" and "bp.sbcB4" will open with notepad i use notepad++.

Then use the replace function to remove the word "Heavy" in both files. I used Find and replace and just left the replace field blank. then save both files.

Move the folder back into the blueprint local and then launch the game!

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Started work on a docking platform for a collection of some of my and zenos ships.

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I was all going swimmingly until a modded door i put on the back of zenos eagle ship decided it was going to collide with the platform.......

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The ability of the wheeled vehicle to climb that steep a slope is awesome

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Sorry I havent been around. There has been a fire in the field next door. It destroyed the power and telephone cables. I have limited 3g until its fixed. No internet = no fun. I'll get on when I can.

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My internet is back in action, but now my family will be visiting for the next 2 weeks so I still will not be around much.

 

However yesterday Add and I had some fun building vectored thrust ships that can carry the habitat pod from the wheeled vehicle. They operate in space and the atmosphere (Ion and hydrogen thrusters).

 

This is my version

 

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Following on from Zenos vector drop ship this my take on it. I very much had thunderbird 2 in the back of my mind whole building

 

Here it is empty

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And carrying Zenos Habitatpod

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and its small ship sibling 

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All ships use the vector thrust 2 script and can fly in planets and atmos

 

Edited by adder360~SPARTA~

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Been doing some tidying up on the Large vector dropship and a modular base concept. basically, I'm quite lazy and CBA building massive bases that look nice so i thought id make a few base sections and then could paste them together as required. i wanted them Airtight with plumbing and lighting and everything grouped and easy to rename.

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So there are a few basic modules ive made. and also adapted Zenos habitat POD to have a small ship hanger airlock and an interface for the modular base system.

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the idea being that it can be either dropped on a planet or plopped somewhere in space and it can be the start of a base. (has a parachute so can be dropped safely from a height.)

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Started to be used to make the fleet home base.

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Tunnels and life support modules to provide gravity and air to the base.

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And bulkheads to divide up the base in case of breaches/ block off sections for future expansions. 

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once im happy with it i think ill make a collection of the blueprints for people to use if you fancy. 

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Nice job mate 👍 blueprints would be nice thanks

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Great to see your ship Adder it will be truly awesome.

 

I fixed the thruster issue on my pocket battleship the indefatigable, still more work to do, especially finding the script that stops the ship carving itself up!!

 

Here it is giving Dannyboy a pasting with the pulse turrets

 

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Here it is firing a pulse from its nose cannons

 

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Thanks Adder, I will try that today.

 

Actually I am having a bit of trouble with the turrets. 

 

1. When they detect a target they are painfully slow to turn.

2. If I take control (when the turrets turn quickly) I can't fire them with the mouse, I have to take control to aim, but then leave control and select shoot. Even if I activate the weapons from the G menu.

 

I have a station for each turret to make life easier but it still doesn't work.

 

 

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I tried smart targeting for the turrets. I enabled smart targeting from the turret menu.

First I tried it for all turrets (6 XB3's and 12 XB1's), result 93-97% cpu usage and 13% sim speed.

Then I tried only the 6 XB3's, it was better but not much.

Let me know how you get on with it. 

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I had a quick go with the mod and had simular results. But i think cos the script scans every block in the range of the turret for each turret. Its gets i to performance problems with the more blocks and more guns and more range. 

As these modded guns have quite large range and as this adds so much more area is for the script to scan i dont think smart targeting will be suitable.

As for the tracking speed i think that has been set in the info for the turret in the mod. As i note the bigger turrets take time to get on target. And if you move fast enough in say a smaller ship you can evade them.

That being said if you want to get around that you can use a turret slaving script and a targeting turret. As when a script controls your turrets it seems to"jump" them to the target.

Linked a turret and a script bellow.

Im off work tmo should be on during the day hopefully will catch ya and can work on it. Will be cool to see what youve done!

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1686252385&searchtext=Ma

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=672678005&searchtext=turret+slave

 

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Adder something weird happened today. Any ship using the old liquid hydrogen mod does not appear when the game is loaded and cannot be brought in from a blue print.

 

I went through the mods I use and it seems to be the liquid hydrogen tanks that cause the problem, I was last able to use the mod last night.

 

Any thoughts?

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That is very odd, the only thing i can think of is my game updated yesterday, maybe there were 2 small updates one breaking it and the other fixing it. at least nothing was lost properly.

spent a bit of time playing around with scripts and displaying stuff on some LCDS. Thanks zeno for geting me started. 

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im using Auto LCD 2 as well as:

Blarg's Fancy Flight Info for the displays on the cockpits

Floor Plan Script Mk1 surprisingly for the floor plan ha ha

(THYA) Shield HUD Script for the sheild status bar

 

all of these can do a lot more so defo plently more playing around to do!

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so was mucking about with zeno testing some of our combat ships.

This is the one i was testing, it is my battleship but having undergone a major weapons refit and now will be classed as a dreadnaught (white and red on the right) 

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Vs. 3 of zenos uprated broadswords 

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The sizes match up and are fairly matched and we had good fun using different tactics to take down the big ship, and in the end, only ended up using 2 broadswords and they were doing very good and with the use of decoys we could take down the big ship with only one taking significant damage. and losing shields.

 

Later on, I was testing a new mod I was working on so I sent the 3 broadswords at me and with them unpiloted, I ran into some power issues with my ship and overloaded my 3GW worth of reactors so was losing weapons and shields a fair bit. but I just survived........... back to the shipyard.......

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