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Gun mechanisms - Nick Smart - 2017-10-10 07:24 PM

Dev post here about the way we're integrating "guns" into FS.

You should sit down for this Wink

So as you may have picked up you can place "moving objects" (turrets and spinners in FTD parlance) on other "moving objects".

So we are working on some standard WWI anti-tank and WWI ship guns...

We've split the gun into just two parts - the firing chamber and the barrel. with barrel modifications (the end, the evacuator) being additional "secondary layer" components that can be stuck onto the barrel. Barrels come in a range of lengths and match to the gauge they are attached to. The chamber has a set gauge, or a small range of selectable gauges.

Ammo will be very customisable.

What is exciting is that we've split the gun design into (up to) three levels of moving objects:
1) the azimuth base unit
2) the elevation "pin" on which the barrel is pitched up and down
3) the moving recoil slider rack on which the gun is built

this means that you can place your armour plates on your gun in such a way as they
1) rotate but do not elevate
2) elevate with the elevation pin but do not move under recoil
3) recoil with the chamber and barrel when it fires

It also means that you can use the "recoil slider rack" and various future "pistons" (in space engineer talk) to retract or extend guns- or anything else.

All three levels have an insane amount of options for hooking into manual or automatic controls.

Here is a picture of a very early prototype

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and with some armour plating

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RE: Gun mechanisms - mrvecz - 2017-10-10 07:29 PM

Jesus


RE: Gun mechanisms - Fernir - 2017-10-10 07:31 PM

(2017-10-10 07:29 PM)mrvecz Wrote:  Jesus

Christ.

You are amazing Nick or was it Gladyon's idea?


RE: Gun mechanisms - Nick Smart - 2017-10-10 07:33 PM

Mine and Khaz's.

Trying to figure out how to get the recoil mechanism into the gun and then it clicked.


RE: Gun mechanisms - Nick Smart - 2017-10-10 07:34 PM

Although the inspiration for things on things did come from seeing Gladyon actually achieving it... in a mod of all places!


RE: Gun mechanisms - Vylkatzis - 2017-10-10 07:43 PM

But why do we need anti-tank guns while we got no tanks? Or we're about to get something like "flat pseudo-earth" in order to try land vehicles?


RE: Gun mechanisms - Skyer - 2017-10-10 07:43 PM

This will be Awesome!


RE: Gun mechanisms - Skyer - 2017-10-10 07:44 PM

(2017-10-10 07:43 PM)Vylkatzis Wrote:  But why do we need anti-tank guns while we got no tanks? Or we're about to get something like "flat pseudo-earth" in order to try land vehicles?

We will get tanks in the "Void" which will basicly be land if I understood it right


RE: Gun mechanisms - Vylkatzis - 2017-10-10 07:46 PM

(2017-10-10 07:44 PM)Skyer Wrote:  
(2017-10-10 07:43 PM)Vylkatzis Wrote:  But why do we need anti-tank guns while we got no tanks? Or we're about to get something like "flat pseudo-earth" in order to try land vehicles?

We will get tanks in the "Void" which will basicly be land if I understood it right

Awesome then! Now I'm hyped for FS too.

Btw, where can I see the thread about this Void?


RE: Gun mechanisms - Skyer - 2017-10-10 07:47 PM

(2017-10-10 07:46 PM)Vylkatzis Wrote:  
(2017-10-10 07:44 PM)Skyer Wrote:  
(2017-10-10 07:43 PM)Vylkatzis Wrote:  But why do we need anti-tank guns while we got no tanks? Or we're about to get something like "flat pseudo-earth" in order to try land vehicles?

We will get tanks in the "Void" which will basicly be land if I understood it right

Awesome then! Now I'm hyped for FS too.

Btw, where can I see the thread about this Void?

http://www.fromthedepthsgame.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=27491