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Post Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:10 am

Destructable universe

It's very cool... and i had an idea. What if you changed bases to send you to a specialized system, with just an inner dock. You cannot get out of this, but you can a) dock with the door to return to outside the base, or b) dock with the actual station to enter the base.

would this solve the problem of when you destroy a base with a player on it the server crashes?

Post Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:26 am

dunno...good thought though

Post Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:45 am

As in, a really small system, that you can fly around in, inside a station? And you dock with the door, floor, etc? Cause that would be VERY cool. (What can I say - I've always wanted to be able to strafe the commodity dealer...)

Post Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:14 am

You may want to check out Destructable Universe v1.0 by Integer Man

Also you might want to run a search on destructible universe using the Google search on the front page, brings up lots of results...

Post Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:10 am

Basically what you are talking about is creating a small system where you would use a jumphole or JG to enter the inside of the base (The small system) and then you can either dock with the base itself or go back to the system outside. Thsi would be the only way to accomplish what you mentioned. It would still be a system as far as FL is concerned, but would look like the inside of a stations docking port.

Requiem: A Total FL Conversion Mod .

Post Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:47 pm

still- anyone know if this will fix the multiplayer thing that a destroyed base with a player on it crashes the server? besides the general and overall coolness?

Post Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:15 pm

I would think to prevent a server crash when a player is on a base when it is destroyed, that some trigger would force the players in the station to spawn in a station somewhere else..maybe another system.
As much progress as we've made, I think this would be a viable option when someone figures out how to force the player to spawn elsewhere.

Say for instance, some cheat detection software programs can automatically kick players to a "prison" system. Then if this is so, then why not write a program or script for the server operator that would force the player to spawn in a different system base?

Post Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:43 pm

i mean... the loadout of the base to a jump gate, takes them to a different system. then the base goes boom. when they try to come back, will it crash?

once again i wish for a bug free cmp importer... import the bases, delete all but the room, and done. alas no.

problems- it would fill up FAST if too many people docked.

solution- a base resize, which allows you to actually make bases where you fly room to room. you CAN make a one room base, can't you? (FLE user)

Post Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:22 am

flak88 has destroyabl stations that don't crash the server. people on it can get out, but can't get back in until it regenerates 30 seconds later.
(it doesn't disseapear, you just can't dock ,and it drops loot)

Post Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:25 am

sounds like a tradelane ring that can be deactivated.. if its working similar and stable it would be worth a try

Post Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:56 am

try it here

activity seems a little down at the moment, but fox is going to release the final of this build soon hopefully

Post Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:01 am

well there is nothing special about that kind of destructible universe, as it is not really destructible.

Cold_Void did post a solution to the problem somewhere else, to establish real destructible and dockable bases and those bases would also not reappear once you press F1 and reload the char.

Post Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:37 am

yeah i know that thread but the way it was done it causes some probs that i dont like

Post Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:45 am

you're right; its not very elegant - however it works, and persists until the server is shut down, or forever if the cargopod-stations are removed from loadouts

Post Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:43 am

well there is nothing special about that kind of destructible universe, as it is not really destructible.

maybe nothing special, but it works and thats the main thing.

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