Tagged:  space

By Mak, July 22, 2016 Comments Off on The Effect of Mass Design, Dev, General, News

As Dominium’s Flight Mechanics journey continues, I’m revelling in the nostalgia of all that school math/mechanics/physics from so long ago. Now I have Newton’s Second Law(F=ma) in the code armoury, and all the various tunable ‘bits’ which affect movement and… Read More »

By Mak, August 22, 2014 Comments Off on Planetary Shadows Dev, General, News

Well, I finally ironed out most of the wrinkles – but I’m still not 100% happy with the final effect, so I’ll have to come back to that later on after I’ve had some time to cogitate. Everything is working,… Read More »

By Mak, August 8, 2014 Comments Off on Building the Heavens Dev, General, Media

Work has progressed this week on the Celestial Body rendering – I’ve resolved the issues reported in the last post and largely wrapped it up for now. I’ve also¬†obtained a few more high res textures to use as placeholders to… Read More »

By Mak, December 13, 2013 Comments Off on Steady course… Design, Dev, General

No weekly update last week, and a bare minimum one this week – not due to lack of progress, but lack of time. I’ve been plugging away at the new Auto-pilot, which has involved some intricate work with n-point splines… Read More »

By Mak, November 28, 2013 Comments Off on Breathing ‘Life’ into Dominium Design, Dev

So as the posts of late have shown, breaking into ‘AI’ territory and creating NPC’s to populate the game universe has led to a lot of ‘satellite’ work (no pun intended) – being work I had parked for later, which… Read More »

By Mak, November 22, 2013 Comments Off on A question of scale… Design, Dev

So, addressing the consistency of vessel sizes led to addressing space stations (naturally – ships need to dock), which has led looking at how I am portraying the volume of ‘local space’ you would be in when by a station,… Read More »

By Mak, November 17, 2013 Comments Off on Grunt work, Part 1… Design, Dev, General

Now I’m building a ‘consistent’ universe for the NPC’s to play in (as well as you), I’ve finally (grudgingly) turned my attention to ensuring all the various vessel models have a consistent scale against each other. To date – aside… Read More »

By Mak, November 9, 2013 Comments Off on Something or nothing… Design, Dev, General, News

Another ‘grey’ update – I’ve spent the last week (one working day spread over 5 days) creating ‘scene contexts’. The game universe has to be populated with a believable, generated ‘scene’ whenever you drop back into local space. So reaching… Read More »

By Mak, October 27, 2013 0

One of the many very large stations in Dominum, this one being a hub for trading in mined/harvested resources.

By Mak, October 27, 2013 Comments Off on This little Commodity went to Market… Design, General, News

In the (surprisingly) consistent 2nd weekly progress update, I have spent the past week tinkering with the basic economy model I mentioned a while back. Ah, trading. Something so simple. Something so basic. Yet, strangely addictive… I’ve wired up the… Read More »

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