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 Post subject: The Conon
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:54 pm 
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How important is the canon of Elite.
When I was i child of the 80s, it showed me a universe
not a billion miles wide and one foot deep.
It was more then,
and it is as much now.


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 Post subject: Re: The Conon
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:58 pm 
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Would the Cannon prevent a development migration into Unity?


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 Post subject: Re: The Conon
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This is very much a "make your own canon" type of game. Everyone is free to customise their own universe. As for migration into Unity … Unity is a proprietary engine, AFAIK. There may be legal and financial issues, although IANAL (and indeed IDRKWITA*).

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 Post subject: Re: The Conon
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There is not going to be any migration to Unity any time soon. This would mean rewriting the entire game from scratch and we are not going to do that. Also, it would mean porting the entire game from Objective-C to C# while giving up cross-platform support. Not going to happen, I'm afraid.


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 Post subject: Re: The Conon
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:55 pm 
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I would be quite enthusiatic about porting to c#.
I believe that for a company like Unity Technologies.
Oolite would be a prestige project.


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 Post subject: Re: The Conon
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:07 pm 
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Truth is.
The core mechanics of Elite can loaded onto 32K of ram.
(that's why it is fucking brilliant)
The bells and whistles however require :
Proper physics,
PBR shader.
etc

People who play this game would only have to subscribe to a free personal, of Unity.
I see no down side.


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 Post subject: Re: The Conon
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I have a standardized, (mysql / unity) solution waiting for this problem.


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 Post subject: Re: The Conon
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The ability to customize Oolite,
in the narrative sense,
make my attraction beyond the retro
feverish.


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 Post subject: Re: The Conon
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:25 pm 
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i.e:
Anyone who did not showcased sci-fi in Oolite.
would be Obsolete.


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