Hawkeye Black Labs (whiteboarding thread)

warbrand2

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Can I make a suggestion for " inner" armor blocks that have the flat bottom surface on the top. right now if you tile them the slanted side gives it a strange texture one that is a mirrored block with the flat on both sides would be really useful for larger techs.

On the inverse one with the slanted on both sides would be really good for small techs.
 

Saelem Black

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End of the month - time for a priorities update. As you may have noticed, my priorities have been all over the place in terms of what I actually end up building. I've even built some things not on this list at all the last month. To keep things interesting for me as a content creator, I have build the thing that strikes my interest in the moment, so though this is my guess at what I want to do, it is very much subject to my moods.

Also, I haven't been really using trello, so I'm not going to bother continuing.

Near Term
  • Black Labs light and accessory set
    • Two EO/IR blocks, which are more or less a spotlight light + an extended range radar
    • Front headlights
    • Tail lights
    • M&P style light bars, probably both blue and red versions
    • Small red decorative light
    • Cascade Engine Nose fairing with red center light
    • Fixed laser pointer
  • 1x1x14 fixed sniper railcannon - similar to the existing Blutgang, but a railgun
  • Gatling railgun
  • 2x2x1 HE battery
  • 2x1x1 Sloped armored window
  • Large armored window
  • Small armored window
Intermediate Term
  • XL Carrier Engine
    • I've been talking about this for a while - a very large, pretty rotor, essentially. With some cool particle effects.
    • Haven't decided if it will be an antimatter engine, also.
  • Center Tank Tusk
  • Small Disruptor (I want to do these, but considering how difficult the first one was, it may take a while for motivation to build up)
  • Large Fixed Disruptor
  • Railgun AA Cannon
  • Block grinder
    • A weaponized, mobile scrapper
  • HE Mobile Resource Compressor
  • Nanite River
    • Its a fancy heal bubble
  • Plasma cluster bomb bay
  • Jotnar Battleship engine
    • 4x4x12 or 4x4x16 ion engine. Absolutely massive thrust
  • Hawkeye single axis gyro
    • a larger and more powerful single-axis gyro
  • Hawkeye airship gyro
    • A very powerful gyro with trim control
Long Term
  • Black Labs skin
    • Requires me to master GIMP, which I'm not really in the mood for at the moment. Still want to do this, though
  • Long landing skids for helicopters
  • HE tesla coil
  • Hardlight Shields
  • Plasma cruise missile
Maybe, if I feel like
  • Large landing gear
  • Type B Delta Wings
  • 2x2x1 Hover
 
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桂桃~

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Dunno if this is possible, but I'd like to suggest Active Shields. Functionally, an absolutely enormous, possibly elliptical shield with 0 opacity and 0 passive energy drain. A blue hexagonal shield lattice appears when taking a hit, in the area of the hit, size varying with the explosion radius. Since it's an "Active" shield, maybe it'll be very efficient but have a flat additional energy cost for "activating".

Edit: Ancile Shields from War Robots.
 
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Skihiley

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Dunno if this is possible, but I'd like to suggest Active Shields. Functionally, an absolutely enormous, possibly elliptical shield with 0 opacity and 0 passive energy drain. A blue hexagonal shield lattice appears when taking a hit, in the area of the hit, size varying with the explosion radius. Since it's an "Active" shield, maybe it'll be very efficient but have a flat additional energy cost for "activating".
Google WR Ancile shield, I think it’s a lot like what you’re describing...
 
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Saelem Black

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Time for a priority list update!

Near Term:
  • Black Labs Nuclear Reactor
    • I'm very excited about this. It will be several blocks that work together, but I'm not spoiling it yet!
  • Spinal Gauss Coil
    • idea from @Rafs , this is a take on the GT volt cannon - a type of weapon you can stack for massive damage
  • Hover Tank Track
    • Another idea from Rafs, this will be a specific type of hover that gives the feeling of a tank track.
  • Center Tank Tusk
  • EO/IR Sensor Suite
    • An extended range radar + spotlight
  • Fixed Laser Pointer
  • XL Carrier Engine
  • Railgun Gatling
  • Hawkeye single axis gyro
    • a larger and more powerful single-axis gyro
  • Hawkeye airship gyro
    • A very powerful gyro with trim control
Intermediate Term
  • M&P style light bars
  • Small Disruptor (I want to do these, but considering how difficult the first one was, it may take a while for motivation to build up)
  • Large Fixed Disruptor
  • Railgun AA Cannon
  • Block grinder
    • A weaponized, mobile scrapper
  • HE Mobile Resource Compressor
  • Nanite River
    • Its a fancy heal bubble
  • Jotnar Battleship engine
    • 4x4x12 or 4x4x16 ion engine. Absolutely massive thrust
Long Term
  • HE tesla coil
  • Hardlight Shields
  • Plasma cruise missile
Maybe, if I feel like
  • Large landing gear
  • Type B Delta Wings
  • Long landing skids for helicopters
 
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桂桃~

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Could we get some more body blocks? The fortress corner blocks don't precisely match the slope of other blocks so you'd need corner spike blocks too. In addition, various other shapes (as attached) would help in making a smoother transitions between thinner and broader sections of a tech in more than one dimension.
 

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Saelem Black

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Could we get some more body blocks? The fortress corner blocks don't precisely match the slope of other blocks so you'd need corner spike blocks too. In addition, various other shapes (as attached) would help in making a smoother transitions between thinner and broader sections of a tech in more than one dimension.
Is this a request, or a demand? The idea is interesting and has some potential. I'll think about it.
 
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Sovibby

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This next project might take me a little while, but I wanted to throw out a preview. Please let me know your thoughts!

These are 0-directional shields. They block your own weapons as well due to limitations with how modded shields work. So instead, the goal is to only shield where you actually need it. These shields are small, very cheap, and consume very little power. This is the smallest variant, and I can easily see this as a 5-6 block set of different sizes and angles of shields.

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Ah man.. this is giving me Robocraft vibes!. I was hoping for something like in TerraTech. I'll be on watch for these.
 
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Thundercraft

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Suggestion:

Would you consider creating an Altitude Control block - an auto-controller for Tech altitude? I'm talking of something similar to the BF Hover Power Controller, but it directly controls actual altitude (target altitude) instead of indirectly through control of the strength of hovers.

Actually, the Weapons N' More mod thread mentioned this as a possibility for the mod's future. However, it was only talk. And that mod seems abandoned as it hasn't been updated in roughly 18 months and he hasn't been on in a long while.
 

Saelem Black

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Suggestion:

Would you consider creating an Altitude Control block - an auto-controller for Tech altitude? I'm talking of something similar to the BF Hover Power Controller, but it directly controls actual altitude (target altitude) instead of indirectly through control of the strength of hovers.

Actually, the Weapons N' More mod thread mentioned this as a possibility for the mod's future. However, it was only talk. And that mod seems abandoned as it hasn't been updated in roughly 18 months and he hasn't been on in a long while.
Modding in TT is broken down in a couple ways - there's true mods, which modify the game code in some way; then there's custom blocks, which simply inject the instructions for new blocks (not even code really). Custom blocks are made by using functions which already exist in-game. I do the latter, which means that unless one of the C# coders like WhitePaw or Exund wants to build the base code to do this, I cannot make a block with this function.

However, I recommend checking out the two antimatter engines in my lineup. Their purpose is very similar to this, to enable true hovering and altitude control. You will need to be familiar with how to build with the BF Linear Motion Engine to make proper use of them, though. (You can see my guide on that here.)
 
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Sozin

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Modding in TT is broken down in a couple ways - there's true mods, which modify the game code in some way; then there's custom blocks, which simply inject the instructions for new blocks (not even code really). Custom blocks are made by using functions which already exist in-game. I do the latter, which means that unless one of the C# coders like WhitePaw or Exund wants to build the base code to do this, I cannot make a block with this function.

However, I recommend checking out the two antimatter engines in my lineup. Their purpose is very similar to this, to enable true hovering and altitude control. You will need to be familiar with how to build with the BF Linear Motion Engine to make proper use of them, though. (You can see my guide on that here.)
*Ahem*

Still in development, but it looks promising
 

LCo

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As you suggested in you other thread, I meant somekind of an "empty" turret without a gun on wich you could mount on a tank.

The "tracking turret" would aim at enemy techs on its own. A bit like other turrets. The idea is to choose wich of the guns you designed you would like to use, grab it once the turret is in place on your mobile tech.

I hope I have been clearier than in your other thread. If I haven't, please let me know.

Again, love your blocks, unfortunately Terratech stopped working on my computer...
 

Scorch5000

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Suggestion, this was discussed in discord with some other people: A type-45 "Laser Rifle"

  • Upper-Mid to lower-high Damage
  • Moderate ROF (slightly sower than stock 45)
  • decent projectile speed
  • Laser (no dropoff)
  • Type-45 Shell
  • Same Gimballing as Type-45

Sketch by Beda


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^ Sketches by Beda.

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This was inspired by the other railgun you made in the other gimballing HE cannon's shell.
 

Saelem Black

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November Priority List Update

Near Term:
  • Fixed Laser Pointer
  • Plasma cruise missile
  • XL Carrier Engine
  • Oil Derrick
    • An oil pump that can be placed anywhere which slowly manufactures olastic capsules
  • Jotnar Battleship engine
    • 4x4x12 or 4x4x16 ion engine. Absolutely massive thrust
  • Airship Landing Gear
    • Two sizes planned. Think landing struts from star wars ships.
  • Nuclear Bomb
    • A weaponized Gleipnir reactor that can be dropped from altitude - inspired by the historical Fat Man bomb
  • Tortoise Autominer Update
    • Will be updated to have a small, explosion-proof shield.
  • Gungnir Update
    • Will be given an energy gunshield
Intermediate Term
  • Small Disruptor
  • Large Fixed Disruptor
  • Railgun AA Cannon
  • Block grinder
    • A weaponized, mobile scrapper
  • EO/IR Sensor Suite
    • An extended range radar + spotlight
  • Railgun Gatling
  • Hawkeye single axis gyro
    • a larger and more powerful single-axis gyro
  • Laser Cannon
    • Continuous beam, some gimballing, easy to embed in a tech
  • More Module Shield Shapes
    • Open to suggestions - I'm thinking a slope or set of slopes.
Long Term
  • Block grinder
    • A weaponized, mobile scrapper
  • Hover Tank Track
    • Another idea from Rafs, this will be a specific type of hover that gives the feeling of a tank track.
  • HE Mobile Resource Compressor
Maybe, if I feel like
  • Type B Delta Wings
  • HE tesla coil
  • Nanite River
    • Rabis' invisible bubbles serve the purpose I had intended for this. I may still make this with an altered healing envelope (a box instead of a sphere) but not unless I get bored.
 

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now join the Holy Crusade
may I suggest segmented energy blade, basically small blade parts that works like RR's Vibro Blade which has an extended pass through hitbox, comes with different shape, size and able to build a larger blade with them (types for the middle and types for the sword tip), I'm thinking about blade on one side, and attachment point at two end and the back.
 

Saelem Black

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may I suggest segmented energy blade, basically small blade parts that works like RR's Vibro Blade which has an extended pass through hitbox, comes with different shape, size and able to build a larger blade with them (types for the middle and types for the sword tip), I'm thinking about blade on one side, and attachment point at two end and the back.
Not a bad idea. I'll give it some thought.
 

dune

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This next project might take me a little while, but I wanted to throw out a preview. Please let me know your thoughts!

These are 0-directional shields. They block your own weapons as well due to limitations with how modded shields work. So instead, the goal is to only shield where you actually need it. These shields are small, very cheap, and consume very little power. This is the smallest variant, and I can easily see this as a 5-6 block set of different sizes and angles of shields.

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that would be amazing to have
 
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