Work in Progress

Space exploration game


Jonnywhateva 2019-12-14 20:22

Well, still very early in the making, but I guess it's ready to show what I've been working on in my spare time. I've been drawing influence from older games like WinTrek and StarFlight. I'm trying to keep everything as accurate as possible, so I've been teaching myself some literal rocket science lol. Just mess around with this and let it be a tease of what's planned. Any suggestions are welcome.

Space Game 4.nx | Open in app
2019-12-14 20:22

Jonnywhateva 2019-12-14 20:33

Oh, just realized I didn't put anything explaining how toggling systems works. Type "sys " and then the name of or the first three of the the system you want online. Just typing "sys" will also list the online/offline status of all systems. They're all offline by default

Tinycloud778 2019-12-14 21:18

Nice this looks awesome

Tinycloud778 2019-12-14 21:19

I love any game where you explore and endless space

Tinycloud778 2019-12-14 21:41 (Edited)

I know this wasn’t on the original but You can add a procedure (PROC) command for example


like that where you use them to do certain actions like start orbit or launch

But this is just an idea

Roger Davis 2019-12-14 22:49

Lol 😂 Jonnywhateva, I'm so sorry to be the bearer of bad news, (and in fact perhaps I shouldn't have put 'Lol' at the front of this sentence 🤔), but when I tried to activate the viewport (view from ship) after turning on all of the other SYStems - I got a message that told me 'Jonny's been slacking' DATA MISSING Error! I double-checked the code, and sure enough - there are NO data statements present within Version 4 that you presently have posted! Please do NOT discard previous Versions of your game if you STILL have them! I noticed you have removed them from this post. If you still have them on your computer or iPad - please don't delete them! Sorry about having to tell you this! If you've lost all the DATA statements, you MAY need to start again, or regenerate them (if that's at all possible? 🤔). I only hope I'm in time with this message to you! Good luck.

Jonnywhateva 2019-12-14 23:03

lol I threw those missing data errors in half to remind me what I still need to do, and half as a fun little joke on myself. I know the file is called space game 4, but that is because I gave up and started fresh three times. I do still have them, and I uploaded one of them as just a stardust example. The other two never even got to the point where they were playable, but I do still have them

Roger Davis 2019-12-14 23:14

Jonnywhateva, then why can I not access the VIEW? 🤔 Something must be missing from this version , because despite my best efforts, and after following your instructions within the game - and within your comments on this post - I cannot turn on the viewport of the ship. I have tried several times. I am able to turn on all the OTHER SYStems, just not VIEW. Perhaps it's not DATA that is missing though! Are you sure all the relevant character/sprite/background & other banks are present? 🤔 I am using an iPad by the way, if that's any help? Hope you can fix this, or at least figure it out! By the way, it was actually a very good thing you did include that message! If something really dire WAS to happen, it's handy to have some debug method included in the code. 😊

Jonnywhateva 2019-12-15 01:04

Sorry, I haven't gotten around to adding the view system yet. My plan is to use the a drawing method similar to one of my other programs to show a still shot of the planet and any ships which might be in view, but I just haven't gotten around to it. There are some sub systems which show the same message, such as if you type "nav destination" or "nav des" it will give you the same message. For other sub systems you can type for example "help nav" and it will list all of the sub systems within nav. But again, many of these don't work yet. Basically all I've gotten through have been "help","scan", and "system". And many of the systems you can toggle, such as reactor and life support, currently do nothing.. but it's coming

Roger Davis 2019-12-15 02:07 (Edited)

Jonnywhateva, Thanks for replying - you've just put my mind at ease that it wasn't just because of my iPad playing up, or due to me being daft! Lol 😂 So thanks for that! I get it now. This game looks to be an absolute winner when it is completed! Can't wait for the full experience! 😃👍

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