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SpaceShip Fuel and Production Update: This update is related to the spaceship, the fuel and the galaxy map. Added new elements like the Robotic Arm SMART and the Transport Conduit.

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Robotic Arm SMART and Transport Conduit Update

Added new elements like the Robotic Arm SMART and the Transport Conduit.

Robotic Arm SMART

The New Robotic Arm SMART is the best solution to optimize and increase the production of the base. The player can put different products in the same conveyor belt line and each Robotic Arm SMART will pick up only the product that has been chosen in the config.



Optimization is the new goal for the player, because the base has a limit of number of products at the same time, so the player has to keep a low number of materials over the conveyor belts. The first best option is using Transport Conduit, the second step is using chests to keep the materials and the third step is using Robotic Arms SMART in the same conveyor belts line.



The Setup of the Robotic Arm SMART is really easy, the player has only to select the Robotic Arm and press the Use key, A new info inside the inventory will appear and the player could configure the parameters, like the product that the robotic arm can pick up or the maximum angle of movement.



Transport Conduit



The Transport Conduit is the best solution to avoid the long lines of conveyor belts. it is faster and keep the number of products low.

SpaceShip Fuel Update

This part of the update is related to the spaceship, the fuel and the galaxy map.

Fuel Generator



A new machine has been added, the Fuel Generator, It generates fuel from coal, water and electricity. The player will need two of those machines in order to refill a fuel tank. Right now the spaceship needs fuel to travel and the oil is not in the initial planets so this machine is needed before the refinery.

It has been added new info to the spaceship. In the spaceship info you can see the total mass, total fuel, and the ratios power/mass of the warp engine. Now the player has to build the most efficient spaceship as possible because the spaceship has weight, needs fuel to go to others planets and the fuel needed to go to other planets depends on the total mass of the spaceship and the distance. Also the player needs to put engines to the Spaceship, each engine can carry an amount of mass. If the ratio power/mass is greater than 1, the spaceship will jump to the galaxy map. Each engine needs water and electricity, so it is important to carry some water tanks and some batteries if you want to come back to your homeworld.

SpaceShip Connections and Info



Galaxy Map Info



The list of Updates and Fixes:

  • Now the player needs to put engines to the Spaceship, each engine can carry an amount of mass. If the ratio power/mass is greater than 1, the spaceship will jump to the galaxy map.
  • Added info in the galaxy map GUI about the distance between planetas and the fuel needed to jump. The fuel needed depends on the mass of the spaceship, so a ratio fuel/mass is showed because this ratio is constant.
  • New machine and 3d model, Fuel Generator.
  • Now you can refill the spaceship with fuel. First you have to put some fuel tanks to the spaceship, then build a fuel plug pipe and plug it to your base fuel network. You will need time to fill the fuel tanks. The more mass you spaceship has the more fuel and engines needs in order to travel to other planet.
  • Added Oil Plug Pipe.
  • Updated Oxygen Plug Conduct 3d Model.
  • Updated Water Plug Pipe 3d Model.
  • Updated Wire Plug 3d Model.
  • Updated GUI Images of the Oxygen, Oil, Electric and Water plug pipe.
  • Now is not possible to build an object really near to the player, so the new object will not push the player.
  • Fixed issue of putting an object and the new object move to the player in an infinite loop.
  • Added sound to the Hydraulic Press.
  • Added error sound when player tries to enter a planet and the spaceship has not enough fuel.
  • Added error sound and message when player tries to jump with the spaceship and the ratio power/mass of the warp engine is less than 1.
  • Improved the Electric batteries, now it should not enter in a charge, discharge infinite loop. it needs more improvement.
  • Fixed the problem of the spaceship falling a little each time the map is loaded.
  • Added SpaceShip info when the player selects a piece of the spaceship. In the info you can see the total mass, total fuel, and the ratios.
  • Improved the orientation when the player puts new pieces, added automatic rotation to new pieces. With this method is easier to build network wires or pipes.
  • Fixed problem with the mass center of the spaceship. Now the problem of the spaceship camera that sometime was far of the spaceship is solved.
  • Fixed issue of positioning a piece even if it is marked as red.
  • Removed the green colour when positioning new pieces, now is easier to see the rotation of the new piece without the green colour.
  • Added Transport Conduit. Now you can replace you long conveyor belt lines to a line of transport conduits. With this change the products will travel faster, safer and it will allow the player to have the number of products at the same time in a normal situation.
  • Added Robotic Arm SMART. In this configurable robotic arm, the player can choose which product will pick up the robotic arm and the maximum angle of rotation.
  • The Robotic Arms will not get products from machines or chest until the number of objects at the same time is less than 100.
  • Added High Speed Hydraulic Press. This new Hydraulic Press will increase your production of plates and gears.
  • Added Message: Asteroid hits object.
  • Added Message: Too many objects on conveyor belts.
  • Added Particle System to Asteroid, added new explosion particle system when the asteroid is destroyed.
  • Fixed Laboratory Screen of the Laboratory computer 3d model.
  • Fixed issue, Robotic arm gets the product from other Robotic arm when it hasn't finished the movement.
  • Fixed conveyor belt velocity when there are too many products over conveyor belts.
  • Fixed Stars Sky dome on the Pure Iron Planet.
  • Removed collision of mountains with Space Ship elements.
  • Removed plastic as requisite to build the Automatic Turret.

Thank you for your support and patience.

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