(DEVs) SpeedBar Green, Yellow, Red equals wot percent?

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(DEVs) SpeedBar Green, Yellow, Red equals wot percent?

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I'm working on something....

As the player throttles up, the HUD Speed Bar goes from (nothing) to "Green Zone" (slow speed) to Yellow to Red (faster -> to -> player.ship.maxSpeed).

Can someone tell me what percentages (of throttle) of player.ship.maxSpeed equate to those 3 "zones"?

And are the percentages CONSISTANT between different types of player ships? (I imagine they would be... different ships have different thrusts / max speeds, but the ZONES should be consistant in terms of percentages, right? UNLESS those "zones" are measured against, say, "safe docking speed" as a constant? IF SO... is there a WAY to equate the Green / Yellow / Red zones, regardless of ship, to a *something* that a script can grab?

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The thresholds are 25 % and 80 %.

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Is setSpeedToCruiseSpeed = 70, 75, or 80% max speed?

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Usually 80 %, but it can be lowered when accepting slow escorts. Translated to JavaScript:

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if ((escort.maxSpeed < cruiseSpeed) && (escort.maxSpeed > cruiseSpeed * 0.3))
{
    cruiseSpeed = escort.maxSpeed * 0.99;
}
I’ll add a Ship.cruiseSpeed property for this.
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Thank you, Ahruman!
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Post by Switeck »

Smart of it to use 99% of a slow-speed escort's max speed, though if the escort ever falls behind it'll probably never catch up.

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It’s not really for catching up, but for holding formation. If it was 100 %, minor course differences would cause the formation to drift apart.

If an escort falls behind because it’s fighting someone, then it worked.

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My next project involves script controlled engine sounds (when I'm not working on these other projects).

I have a great custom afterburner1.ogg (customsounds.plist), and I have prepared sounds for Torus Drive and Engine Idling (Idling < 1% MaxSpeed). Those sounds are somewhat-unique. Now I need to create EngineLow, EngineMedium, and EngineHigh... and make them sound "related". (also did good Cloak On/Off/Fail, custom warning.ogg, incoming missile, and custom station launch and dock sounds).

I have pretty cool custom sounds for the interstellar and intergalactic hyperspace jumps ("countdowns") (both same sound) and exit from witchspace. The hyperspace jump sound is 17 seconds long, so it "blends into" exit from witchspace (extensive experimentation). It is NOT a countdown, but a long sound effect for "opening a wormhole". It was created from mixing 2 other effects with a segment of a sanskrit meditative chant... Very spooky. Hard to describe. Sciencefictionee, with a hint of mystery.

EDIT: Check these out (the ZIP just contains OOGs). Feel free to comment.
http://www.box.net/shared/9s6ra2qbv3
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