Suggestions/Questions MegaThread..?

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MrHax
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Suggestions/Questions MegaThread..?

Hi, it's me again :) and I have a few suggestions and questions I'd like to ask (again!) but making a thread for individual questions is silly, so I will have all of my requests posted here.

Requests for the day/week/month/whatever:
1. Actual solid black background? The current space background has 'stars' on it, it's okay I suppose but sometimes it makes object very hard to spot, even with target boxes on. Besides, it doesn't go well with the stardusts; pink stardusts no less.
2. Different colour for stardusts. Right now the purple/pinkish colour obviously looks wrong, so I suppose white is an obvious choice here. Hell, even yellow or blue like the NES Elite. Though how to adjust the colour without messing up the game.. well that's a bit of an issue for me, with my current equipment.

That's it for now. Thanks Phillip for the constant bug-squashing! And about the icons, I'm having a bit of IRL issues so I'm very busy until next week. Sorry!

Stardust
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Err... "Pink Stardust"?! Irks

Err... "Pink Stardust"?! Irks... That sounds like a bug to me... On this screenshot, you can see, how it's supposed to look like (click on the image for a larger version):

So, ok, I'd say it's bluish -- but it should not be pink... If it is pink, I'll have to investigate why... (Could you do a screenshot? -- I know it's not really super easy on Android; on my device you'd have to push the Home and On/Off button at the same time...)

Making it white: No problem (assuming there's no bug). Making the background completely black... Also no problem. Maybe "darker" with less noise would do better, though? I think a purely black background might be too boring... I'll see what I can come up with.

No worries about the icons: Real life always comes first and it's occasionally busy :)

Cheers!
Philipp

CWolf
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Just as long as the

Just as long as the background starfield is an option!I personally want to keep it, ship would be hard to spot with the naked eye in space anyway, much as aircraft can get mistaken on Earth.

Stardust
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Experimenting...

No worries: I like the starfield myself, but I agree that it doesn't really help spotting the ships (but of course, by now, I'm so used to it that I rarely have any trouble). I'll just experiment with different versions and I'll probably have to come up with a new Options (sub) menu, which allows for more customization...

MrHax
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Well, the colours are fine in that screenshot, but.. well, let's just say that's not a very suitable colour. So yes, white if you can :)
Maybe less noise could work, but I'd like a pure black/max stardust mockup and see how it looks like :)

HetM
Changing your ship...

Hi Stardust,  I'm really enjoying Alite... reliving my misspent youth (I used to play Elite on my old Commodore 64).  I've been playing for a couple of weeks... made it to Deadly with a score over 290000 and over 130K in Credits.  Is there a way to buy a new ship? Is this feature available? I've visitied a few high tech level planets but I don't get an option to change my ship.  Do I need a higher score or more credits before the option becomes available?  Thank you,     

 HetM

Stardust
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New ships...

Hi HetM,

currently, only the Cobra Mk III is available, sorry... I'm planning to put other ships in the game, but it's a pretty complex feature (think about the individual pictures of the ships in the status screen, different cockpits, different 'feeling' while in flight, different strengths/weaknesses, ...), so it will take some time to accomplish...

As I currently hardly find time to code, I can't say when this feature will be finished; but if you are a coder, grab your copy of the source code and hack away :)

Cheers!

Philipp

HetM
Unfortnately i'm not a coder.

Unfortnately i'm not a coder...  will continue to blast my way to Elite status with the Mk III   :)    Thanks for the update!  

 HetM

squid_fish
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Galactic Hyperspace

Hi,First post so be kind...Many thanks to Philip first of all for such a brilliant bit of nostalgia! I actually spent many hours (days) playing Elite on the Speccy, so this version is a real step up!  I am currently Deadly, and I think about half way to Elite!My one gripe with the Elite was always that the effect for the Galactic Hyperspace is the same as the effect for Hyperspace.  As you only use it very occasionally, it would be nice if it felt a bit special by having a different effect, or lasting longer, or something.  I know how it is now is an accurate reflection of the original, but I always felt that was one thing that could be improved on.Anyway, thanks again, and good hunting.Phil