Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you... Galactic Space Station 13! A remake of the classic SS13 I've been working on for the past few months, featuring a surprising twist: this one will actually be finished!
I've coded Atmosphere, which means rooms trade gas between each other, things are sucked if enough gas is traded, proper machinery exists to maintain atmosphere aboard the station (filters, scrubbers, vents and pumps).
I've coded Electricity, some dull engines that make power, wires that form networks for distribution, APCs to store it locally and power furniture, lamps and doors that consume power. (and even bugged SMES).
I've coded Construction, you can create rooms with a certain size like 3x3 or 1x5 and the like, place them in the world and then build the walls and floors of it. Combine rooms to make advanced shapes, like L rooms.
I've coded Networking. Yes, you heard me right. Player profiles per server, hosts starting to host automatically, you can reconnect and regain control of your character, multiple people on the same station, even chat and inventory, all work okay!
Everything is badly drawn with "programmer graphics" because I'm a coder, not an artist. However, all of those features are what I consider to be the foundations of SS13, the core concepts without which you don't have SS13 at all. Most remakes done so far have deviated from them, trying to make cool art or focusing on other things first. Eventually they gave up when they hit the hard part. Me instead, like the madman I am, took to make the hardest and harshest parts first since it would be pointless to do anything before this. And I did it! And it works!
It seriously needs some more work, namely with optimization. Lights are a bitch due to dynamic lights being spawned. There are also still some bugs because I'm just too excited to debug them all, I've been post-poning this post for a long time now.
I just want everyone to see what I've done so far and maybe give you all a little bit of hope that, yes we can have a remake of SS13.
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