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Space Combat Kit (VSXGames) [RELEASED]

Discussion in 'Works In Progress' started by Billy4184, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. guavaman

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    Rewired can handle throttles on recognized controllers in two ways:
    1. Throttles return a value of 0 when fully disengaged and +1 when fully engaged.
    2. Throttles can be set to return values from -1 to +1 if the option is set.

    See Throttle Calibration Mode.

    To detemine what's happening with your throttle, look at the live value being returned by Rewired for the Action that is mapped to it using Debug Information. If it's returning a 0 - 1 value and the game code is expecting a -1 to 1 value, change the Throttle Calibration Mode setting.
     
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  2. longroadhwy

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    I have never installed the CH Products software. Just used CH controllers right out of the box. Plugged it and it found the right drivers automatically in Windows and installed those.

    The only thing for the CH Products you would have to map the slide (in flight pedals) to the same thing that twist stick is currently mapped to. Since CH Products and the Warthog are not twist sticks and require pedals for best results.
     
  3. csofranz

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    Here's an idea that I'll try to implement over the week-end, but maybe someone already has done this and can save me some time: SCK is great for controlling vehicle, but space combat may get up close and personal. That's why I also need to be able to use a first-person controller (for example when after exiting a ship I want to walk across the hangar bay, and enter another ship).

    Looking at the gameAgent script I see that the game agent does not track the agent's (player's) position at all, it merely links to the vehicle the agen is in. This means that the game agent itself does not provide spatial information relating to the contolled player unless you are in a vehicle, and at that time, you track the vehicle's position, not the players. So, to use an FPC, such a controller first must be converted into a vehicle. That should be easy enough by adding the relevant scripts - so has anyone already done this, r even better: is there easy integration for this in SCK that I have overlooked?

    Cheers,
    -ch
     
  4. Billy4184

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    You have the right idea, that is the design I had in mind. The vehicle component is a link to anything which can move around, carry modules and damage/get damaged etc.

    The kit is still just a space kit, I have not expanded it yet as a more general vehicle kit. But if I were you, I would start by creating a humanoid 'vehicle', add module mounts in the hands for weapons, create a script for movement that implements the IVehicleController interface, and has health fixtures for damage etc. You could also write a script that stores this humanoid 'vehicle' as only enterable by the player, and which enters it automatically when the player exits the ship.

    If you have specific issues or questions, I would be glad to give explanations and recommendations.
     
  5. Boemak

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    Hey,

    I am interested in this asset, does it work in VR? I mean, no wonky stuff with billboards and the like and weird camera tricks?

    If it works fine with my Vive you have a sale. :)
     
  6. Billy4184

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    It should work fine. I don't have a Vive or Rift, but I have implemented the UI (including menus and all parts of the HUD) in world space to make it VR compatible.

    The HUD is shown on a separate camera (to avoid any clipping issues for example when using exterior view) but it is easy to remove it and render with only the main camera if you want to.

    If you do purchase and have any problems please contact me through my support email I will gladly help you sort them out.
     
  7. csofranz

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    Well, there is some wonky billboarding/normal stuff with the Vive, at least with some of the HUD stuff in the demo scene. One I get around looking at that I can say more (Billy: I did see your request for more info, I just didn't get around to look at it. This is with Vive).
     
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  8. Boemak

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    You got yourself a customer. :)

    Ok, first question: How do I use my Extreme 3d Pro? I don't have rewired, do I need a newer version?

    Edit: So I just bought rewired also, it was on the list anyway. :) Where do I find the templates? I downloaded your asset from the store but I can't seem to locate the rewired templates.

    I tried downloading the Rewired integration package from the link a couple of pages ago but that does not seem to work anymore.
     
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  9. longroadhwy

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    The templates are in the Rewired Input Manager. See this URL below for a screen shot ... look for step 10 .. "10. Now let's create a Joystick map. Click "Joystick Maps" in the navigation bar."

    http://guavaman.com/projects/rewired/docs/QuickStart.html

    For the Space Combat Kit - Rewired integration check out this message post and the associated file that is attached.

    https://forum.unity.com/threads/space-combat-kit-vsxgames-released.340962/page-15#post-3917341
     
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  10. Boemak

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    Yeah that file gives an 500 internal server error, that's the one I tried.
     
  11. longroadhwy

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    I get the same error as you. I guess the Space Combat Kit developer will have to fix that link for his Rewired integration.
     
  12. Boemak

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    Glad it's not my machine. :) Thanks anyway.
     
  13. Billy4184

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    Thanks for purchasing! Sorry about the broken link, here's a dropbox link you can use. My website is a bit of a construction site at the moment as I'm preparing it for marketing of my upcoming game.

    When you can get around to it, I'd appreciate some info on the problem!
     
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  14. brettmoody

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    How well does this play with Behavior Designer? Can most behaviors made in Behavior Designer be used by the AI space ships?
     
  15. Billy4184

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    At the moment, there's a Behavior Designer integration for the AI provided in the kit.

    The possibilities for creating different behaviors for your game are very flexible. The way input works in the game is that:
    1. The GameAgent script (which represents the player or AI) is separate from the vehicle, and can enter and exit vehicles.
    2. The GameAgent has access to different control scripts for different vehicles (which are stored in child transforms).
    3. When the Game Agent enters a new vehicle, it matches the vehicle type with one of the control scripts, and activates that control script.
    In this way, you can write an AI script (or player input script for that matter) whichever way you like, and simply by making it a control script (i.e. implementing the IVehicleInput interface) and setting the Vehicle Control Class variable to the type of vehicle it is for, the script will be run upon the Game Agent entering the vehicle.

    You still must still create the nodes for Behaviour Designer of course, by writing classes that extend Designer's Action base class for example.
     
  16. Boemak

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    I got it working, very awesome. :) Thanks.
     
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  17. Boemak

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    For anyone who uses this with VR is there anything I need to keep a look out for? Or can I just put in the SteamVR camera rig and hook it up to the ship?
     
  18. brettmoody

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    Hi Billy,
    Where can I find the BehaviorDesigner integration? The Unity page is not working.
     
  19. Billy4184

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    Hi Billy,

    I am getting the following errors in the BD integration:


    upload_2018-12-8_23-4-46.png
     
  21. brettmoody

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    How could I go about fixing these?
     
  22. Billy4184

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    I fixed the package so please re-download. Let me know how it goes.
     
  23. Boemak

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    How would I go about making my spaceship drift? I've tried reducing the drag but that also makes the main engine less efficient because you have too much momentum for it to really make a difference to your direction, making steering too difficult. The drifting part does work pretty well though.

    Do I need to add extra thrusters or something?
     
  24. Billy4184

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    I'm not sure I understood the question. If you want your ship to drift, well it's not going to be too responsive to changes in orientation, because that's the whole point of drifting.

    If you want to drift temporarily, then I suggest binding a key to a change in the rigidbody's drag coefficient.
     
  25. Boemak

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    Yeah I am wondering where I can get the throttle input inside the engine script so that I can set the drag lower when there is no trust input.

    I am guessing when there is no input from the joystick, SubsystemTotalPower is zero?

    Edit: They are currentTranslationInputs it seems.

    Edit2: It works, I created a bool "CanDrift" and if the CurrentTranslationInput.z is 0 I set the rigidbody to a lower drag. When you add thrust it goes back to the default.

    Pretty nifty.
     
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  26. rgrlee71

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    Hi,

    This asset looks great and I want to buy it. Does it work with Unity 2018.3? Thanks.
     
  27. Boemak

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    I am running it on 2018.2.something, if 2018.3 is not that different it will probably be fine.

    Assumptions though. :)
     
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  28. ArkadiuszR

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    Can i get demo? Even standalone? Demo on assetstore WEBGL not work. :(
     
  29. Billy4184

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    I've uploaded for 2018.1, I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be fine in 2018.3. If there's any issue of course I will fix it for you.

    Sorry about that, the asset store demo link should work fine now. Let me know if you have any questions!
     
  30. urancle

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    Short question: (Only about the Radar/HUD part)
    Is it possible to "track" targets only by heading/bearing? I'd need to display a directional course to targets in very far distance (in real world coordinates, but not degree-like WGS84). Unity does not like working with such huge numbers and a reduction is not completely possible since it should be a location-independent feature.
    So could i use this asset somehow to show a target only by its direction, without a GameObject?
     
  31. Billy4184

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    Hi, my suggestion would be to use a gameobject, and relocate it relative to the player every frame. Let's say the direction is (0, 0, 1), then you would place the gameobject at <player position> + (0, 0, 1) * 20000 or something like that, and set ignoreTrackingDistance to True on the trackable script. Does that make sense?
     
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  32. urancle

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    Yeah it does, thanks for your input!
     
  33. urancle

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    So i just tried setting a empty scene up with Vehicle Combat Radar.
    I followed the instructions in the PDF and did:
    - Added Main Camera as "Player"
    - Added Cube as trackable target
    - Dragged RadarSceneManager.prefab into scene
    - Dragged DemoRadar.cs to the Main Camera
    - Dragged DemoTrackable.cs to Cube
    - Checked "Link to UI" in DemoTrackable.cs on Main Camera
    - Added HUDVisor.prefab to scene

    But it does not work, i get the no errors but the cube is not tracked. What am i missing?
     
  34. Sr-Liermann

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    Hello, how are you Billy4184?
    Well what you think about capital ship?
    I'm would buy your kit, but need some info about the capital ship and multiplayer.
    It would be nice if we can control a capital ship in battle and use it for fight.
     
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  35. Billy4184

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    Hi, the HUDVisor prefab needs the settings to be updated.

    1. If you're using world space HUD (the World Space UI value is checked in the inspector of the HUDVisor), then make sure that the canvas of the HUDVisor is set to World Space.

    2. Also if you're using a world space HUD, the HUDVisor prefab needs to be parked in front of the camera and scaled down to approximately fit the screen (doesn't need to fit exactly).

    3. Make sure that the UI Viewport Coefficients on the inspector of the HUDVisor are X=1 and Y=1.

    That should do the trick. Let me know how it goes.

    Note that many improvements in the HUD went into the space kit (which includes the radar) but not yet into the Vehicle Combat Radar package. I will fix that this week.
     
  36. Billy4184

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    Hi! The capital ship demo is delayed, but it's still coming.

    Multiplayer is something I am not going to definitively support right now. I have a 'pre-alpha' version that basically functions that everyone is welcome to, but it's buggy and unfinished. I may work on it here and there, but it's not on the roadmap right now. The main reason is that multiplayer is very complicated compared to singleplayer and especially difficult to debug, and I cannot provide the level of support that I'm providing right now to the kit if it involves multiplayer.
     
  37. Billy4184

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    Hey everyone, if you've been waiting to buy the Space Combat Kit on sale, now is the time! It's 50% off on the Unity Asset Store Holiday Sale.
     
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  38. vamky

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    Hi:
    I got this error message after importing the package into unity 2018.3 official release:

    Assets/SpaceCombatKit/PostProcessing/Editor/PropertyDrawers/MinDrawer.cs(6,34): error CS0104: `MinAttribute' is an ambiguous reference between `UnityEngine.MinAttribute' and `UnityEngine.PostProcessing.MinAttribute'
     
  39. Billy4184

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    Hi, this seems to be a known issue with Unity.

    Have you tried going to the script that produces this error, and putting UnityEngine.PostProcessing before the MinAttribute?
     
  40. coder168

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    Hi,
    I have a few questions about Space Combat Kit:
    1. Does Space Combat Kit include complete source code?
    2. What kinds of the documents available for Space Combat Kit? I can see there is a link of video tutorials in its asset store description. Are there other documents/user guides available somewhere?

    Waiting for the answers for considering purchase, thanks!
     
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  41. vamky

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    Yeah, that solved the problem, thanks!
     
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  42. Billy4184

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    Hi!

    1. Yes, no plugins, all code included.

    2. The kit comes with a User Guide, and here is full code documentation. There is also a very simple demo scene included which helps you to understand how to set up a player and a spaceship, and fly around in the scene.

    Let me know if you have any more questions!

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  43. coder168

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    Thanks for reply. I just buy this kit, but can not find its user guide. Could you tell me where the user guide can be located?
     
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  44. Sr-Liermann

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    Hello, can you post your road map to this kit?
    I had tested your demo webgl, and i see that the enemies AI never attack, only just flying.
    Any plan to do add a "Landing" Option that can allow we a make space stations?
    And Mining Option To Monetize Game Too?

    And the webgl demo scene come in the kit how a example?

    The Weapons are only fixed or have a option to use turrets that rotate to seek target?
     
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  45. csofranz

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    I've now spent some time trying to get the HUD to work with VR. There are a cuple of observations with things that don't work.

    First, after reading the (sparse) docs and then watching your tutorial video on HUD (at least the parts that currently exist :)) and finally replicating them to get my own HUD up and running I have gathered the following (all based on the QuickStartScene in the asset):

    It seems that the HUD prefab, after instancing is positioned at the same position as the camera location. Since e.g. the VIVE camera rig locates the camera on the floor (at 0,0,0) and then, when you wear the HMD that gets lifted to 1.3m (sitting in a chair), for a HMD I need to lower the interior cam position by 1.3 meters (this is below the ship). This means that in order to make the HUD work I need to change the position of the individual HUD elements (cockpit, hologram, radar) inside the prefab. It also means that multiple camera positions in the same cockpit (pilot/copilot config) requires two differently set up HUD prefabs. It would be better if the kit allowed for a central HUD position just like camera positon

    Above is easy enough to fix - much more problematic is the radar blip itself, which - while it appears to be correct in scene view is completely off in game view / HMD. It seems to wander about with the HMD movement (if I look up, the blip goes down twice as fast, if I look left, the blip moves to the right at double speed), making me believe that there is something wrong with the canvas (world space) projection (see images below. Scene view is correct, Game view has the red blip wander about just because I move the HMD, and the blip is at the wrong location).

    upload_2018-12-19_14-41-16.png

    upload_2018-12-19_14-39-32.png

    Same issue with all target informtion (brackets, distance) that don't show up at all (haven't been able to find them yet).

    Thanks for any pointers.
     
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    Errors on import: Assets/SpaceCombatKit/PostProcessing/Editor/PropertyDrawers/MinDrawer.cs(11,39): error CS0104: `MinAttribute' is an ambiguous reference between `UnityEngine.MinAttribute' and `UnityEngine.PostProcessing.MinAttribute'
     
  47. Billy4184

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    Hi, sorry about that! Seems like it was not included in the last upload. Here it is!

    I've been working on a better one for a while now and will post it up within the next 24hrs.

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  48. Billy4184

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    Hi, this is an error with Unity's post processing package which has been discussed on other threads. It can be fixed by putting changing MinAttribute to UnityEngine.PostProcessing.MinAttribute in the offending script. I will fix this for the next update, although this is something Unity should have fixed themselves.

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  49. Billy4184

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    Hi, I just tested the demo here:

    http://vsxgames.com/Demos/SpaceCombatKit/index.html

    The enemies definitely attack the friendly ships as well as the player. Note that the enemies are not the ones that appear in green target boxes (who are your teammates) they are the ones in red who fly in when you press the Backspace key.

    Can you describe in more detail what you are looking for with a 'landing option'? Do you mean some kind of automated landing animation?

    Mining is not currently included in the kit, but I might add it along with a Cargo subsystem at some point. The kit definitely would benefit from an inventory system.

    I don't understand, please explain what you mean here.

    The kit features a Gimbal Controller, which was made for gimballed weapons, and is also used for the 'look around' camera mechanic. This gimbal can rotate incrementally, or track a world position in space, with whatever angle constraints you like. I can help you set up a gimballed weapon if you have any trouble with it.

    I will post a roadmap at the end of this week.

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  50. csofranz

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    I found out what caused this issue: the HUD camera is parented to the chase cam. With the Vive that will cause the HUD camera to move with the head, mesing up all normals and positions. Simply moving the HUD Cam to the the same level as the chase cam in the Vehicle camera resolves the radar dot issue.
     
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