Monday, May 14, 2012
Anyway, I'm also working on finishing the spar decks, which are close to being done. It's nice to actually have ideas coming in again, and to be able to keep working. Hope you enjoy!
at 10:34 AM
Friday, May 11, 2012
|Not all Bridges have a Viewscreen...|
The FCR iteself is an experimental layout. With nearly unlimited computer power, near miraculous networking, and a lack of gravity, there is really no reason for the spacecraft's command center to follow the traditional configuration. This new layout divides the FCR into for alcoves, each of which having enough command stations to control the entire ship under normal operation. In addition, the number four station can rotate inward and face another, curved smartscreen separating the alcoves from the central command seat. These four "inner" consoles, along with the command seat, can also be configured to provide ship's command and control under normal operations. What this kind of layout allows is for any quarter of the FCR to be shut down, maintained, even rigged as simulators and set up for practice wargames. If you like the setup, or see any problems or suggesstions with the design, drop me a line. Enjoy!
at 11:39 AM
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
This is a tiny station, which is basically a truck-stop for intra-orbital traffic. In The Black Desert, propellant is typically stored as simple water, then electrolyzed in to oxygen and hydrogen as needed. Because the power and mass requirements for such a system are rather high, specialized stations exist to re-fuel spacecraft instead of having every private station in orbit need to install the equipment.
Anyway, the article itself will only have a bit of info on the station; the station itself will be released as its own PDF around the same time. Work continues...
at 4:59 PM
Thursday, May 3, 2012
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
|Modelling like a BOSS.|
Speaking of which, I'm making a space station for my D6 Magazine article. It's great to be working again!
at 2:52 PM
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
So, what do you call it when your vision tunnels, doubles, your wife swears that one of your eyes drifts independently of the other randomly, and you completely forget what you're doing?
Nothing good, that what.
It could have just been incipient retinopathy, but I got that checked out. It could be evidence of seizures, or possible transient ischemic attacks - "mini-strokes", in other words. Anyway, I am no longer allowed to drive at night, and Monday will be my fifth doctor's appointment since last I posted on the site.
I wanna thank all of you RocketFans who have asked after my health; I wish I had better news. I do intend to continue working on Black Desert stuff, but I cannot give any reliable schedule of products for the foreseeable future. The next major project I'll be involved with will be some sort of article for the next issue of D6 Magazine, which is a sci-fi issue. I am also going to continue working on the IPV product, but I can't say when it'll be ready.
More updates, and hopefully some actual content, will be forthcoming soon.
at 12:58 PM