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Build your own battleship from scratch, equip it with powerful weaponry and blow away your enemies (or pals)! Haul cargo, find profitable trading routes or work for hire to protect convoys from raiders and pirates. Or maybe you're sick of being the good guy and it's time for you to become a pirate yourself? Raid helpless freighters, smuggle illegal goods and scavenge old wreckages. Find your way to the center of a galaxy that gets more hostile, but also more rewarding the closer you get to its core. Get your friends and fleets ready and prepare for the treasures and dangers that await you.

Post news Report RSS Dev Update: New Blocks and Physics

I'll present two of the next features which will be available in Avorion, new block shapes and improved physics.

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Hi, I'm koonschi and I'm the developer of Avorion. This time I'm going to present two major new features: New block shapes and a new physics engine.

New Block Shapes

There will be several new block shapes available in the next release. Those will contain 4 new shapes:

  • Edges
  • Inner corners
  • Outer corners
  • Pointed corners

As with other blocks, these shapes will be individually resizable and can be rotated arbitrarily in the building mode to fit into position.

Improved Physics Simulation

The other feature will be a new and better physics system. The old system has been removed as there were countless glitches and bugs and it didn't work that well. The new engine improves collision behaviour between objects and it handles their synchronization from client to server better.
Additionally, the controls of the space ships have been reworked and are now simulated by the physics engine. This improves the feel of the controls a lot, players can get a better feeling what it might feel like to steer such a big space ship.

That's it for today, next week I'll be showing off the new weapons systems!
If you want to see more, you should check out Avorion's Youtube Channel or follow me on Twitter and Facebook for regular updates!

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Nice changes, I hope to see a update soon! keep up the good work! :)

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