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Offline Cyborg

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Smoke and debris
« on: October 05, 2016, 07:23:35 PM »
Is it possible to have smoke and debris?


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Offline NickAragua

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Re: Smoke and debris
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2016, 10:46:56 PM »
I always love debris, especially persistent debris. As a way to reduce the performance impact, have the debris slowly drift down to the local gravity well and disappear eventually.

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Re: Smoke and debris
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2017, 11:51:27 AM »
I also think it would be cool if capital ships would start smoking or have a slightly different model with some blast holes in it once they take damage. Same for major defensive structures.

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Re: Smoke and debris
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2017, 02:29:10 PM »
I always love debris, especially persistent debris. As a way to reduce the performance impact, have the debris slowly drift down to the local gravity well and disappear eventually.

Yes, have it gradually orbit into the planet.
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Re: Smoke and debris
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2017, 11:38:36 AM »
I love Debris in Space games like this. It leads to shots like this one I attached.
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Offline Draco18s

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Re: Smoke and debris
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2017, 12:57:20 PM »
I love Debris in Space games like this. It leads to shots like this one I attached.


...I'd swear that space station was the one I made in college ten years ago.  Except I know its not because the flash drive I stored the project on up and died half way through the semester.

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Re: Smoke and debris
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2017, 08:41:09 PM »
What game is that from?
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Re: Smoke and debris
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2017, 02:15:41 AM »
What game is that from?
Looks like Sins of a Solar Empire, Star Trek mod.
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Re: Smoke and debris
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2017, 10:35:24 PM »
I was going to say it looked like a UFP Starbase, but I wasn't sure if any other franchises used a similar design.