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#1 Captain Janeway

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 07:13 PM

I went back and had a shot of Bridge Commander recently and thought of an idea that Frontier implemented with his Galaxy Charts mod.

The idea is to introduce time periods to RPG-X, i.e. Through your server and/or main menu, you can set the time period to be either TOS, TNG/DS9/VOY or Nemesis (maybe an option to create custom timelines also).

At each of these time periods the equipment you use e.g. Tricorders, PADDs etc would all be models from that time period. You could even extend this to uniforms as well.

It would take more modelling and skinning (plus the ever important coding) but I think this would add a bit of variety to the mod. Would this be possible/wanted or has it even been thought of?

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#2 Martin Thompson

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 07:25 PM

Sounds like an original idea which might be usefull.
I'd personally like to see some retro equipment in rpg-x aswell.
Coding could be easy if you where to keep the model names of every
model the same (aka all tricorders from all eras would have the same file name)
but just put it in a different directory. That way the game could would
only have to check for a cvar that indicates the timeperiod and load up
the apropriate model folder, shouldnt be THAT hard.

Of course, if you do it that way, creating your own custom set would mean
having a new folder with new models which might already be in oder
folders from other era's making the paks unnescecary big for custom sets...

Anyway, nice though. Ill try to ask my felow rpg-x ppl what they think of it :)

#3 Captain Janeway

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 09:57 PM

If all canon time periods were represented, then custom periods would probably only be needed for specific RP groups, which would keep the necessity down. I know I'd like to see more phaser, Tricorder styles etc.

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#4 JDavid

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 10:07 PM

I dont mind the old TOS phaser pistol type style to the curved hand phaser. Though the Nemesis Phaser rifle, now that is a beast.



#5 Alex H

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 12:57 PM

Referring back to custom time periods. I suppose that would help the people that insist upon doing Star Gate RP's in that you could have a Star Gate 'scanner thing' instead of the Tricorder... wouldn't change the fact it still sucks like... :P

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#6 sharpkiller

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 01:11 PM

I would love to see something like this if it were possible. :D

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#7 Scooter

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:38 PM

Sounds like an original idea which might be usefull.


This idea has been around as long as the RPG-X project. I think it was either myself or Crusader that first came up with it. The original roadblock was the weapon limit, but since that's been broken perhaps this has a chance at being achieved.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 07:43 PM

I had some thoughts on this topic.

First of all I don't think the weapon limit is a problem because instead of changing the engine I think it would be better to reuse the existing weapon slots both on client and server side.

Such a set needs to hold many diffrent information.

On the client side (beside others):
  • weapon type
  • weapon models
  • weapon names
  • weapon sounds
  • effect textures and colors
  • an effect definition for primary and secondary fire (maybe using lua on client side for this ... no idea if lua is fast enough for this though)
  • ...

On the server side (beside others):
  • weapon types
  • weapon names
  • weapon means of death
  • weapon damage
  • ...

Many things would have to be changed and many things added.

Doing this would require some thinking and would take some time if only one person works on it anyway I guess it could be done.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 07:55 PM

i personally would like to see it :D
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 10:50 AM

I know i may be opening up an old topic, however, i think this idea is a very good one, and would like to see development of this idea somehow worked into this. Also, maybe as well as the weapons changing, maybe have the ranks change as well, all from TOS to STO.

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