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Alternative camera scheme
« on: May 08, 2012, 01:01:02 PM »

I'm curious if there is any interest in a camera that rotates to match the orientation of the player's ship. I personally would love an alternative to the default camera.
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Re: Alternative camera scheme
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 01:48:37 PM »

Interesting idea. I'll skip this one though, it would probably just make me nauseous.

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Re: Alternative camera scheme
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 01:52:03 PM »

I'd make less mistakes with shields I think. But it might confuse things a bit on the command side.
Option please yes
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Re: Alternative camera scheme
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 01:54:53 PM »

I think it would be hard to orient sometimes.
The icons on edge of the screen is not exactly pointing at the enemis and objectives in the standard camera.
Even now I have to look at the tactical map to see where I should fly.

But I may be wrong, it would not hurt to have the choise.
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Re: Alternative camera scheme
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012, 01:57:39 PM »

Actually, now I think about it, Starfarer is in space. The fixed view gives us a fixed reference point when everything apart from beacons and nebulae is flying around. The option would be nice, but I'm just pointing out why it's fixed.
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Re: Alternative camera scheme
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2012, 02:03:52 PM »

I'd definitely be interested in trying it out. Would make circling ships a little less awkward.
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Re: Alternative camera scheme
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2012, 02:09:37 PM »

I don't see myself using this feature, because I think it'd make aiming rather difficult, and it would probably give me one hell of a headache.
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Re: Alternative camera scheme
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2012, 05:22:43 PM »

Actually tried this early on in development. Wasn't good - nausea-inducing due to stuff spinning around, and just didn't feel right at all.

Enough of a pain to code that I don't see offering it as an option, either - sorry :)
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Re: Alternative camera scheme
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2012, 02:33:06 PM »

I would love this, and i have no problems whatsoever with the rotation unlike some of you :p
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Re: Alternative camera scheme
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2012, 02:36:26 PM »

The lighter frigates would be hellish. And that's before one of their engines gets knocked out
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Re: Alternative camera scheme
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2012, 05:41:49 AM »

The lighter frigates would be hellish. And that's before one of their engines gets knocked out
Disable camera rotation while engine is out?
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Re: Alternative camera scheme
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2012, 04:41:11 PM »

The lighter frigates would be hellish. And that's before one of their engines gets knocked out
Oh god, on a hound?!

YAY, I'm steering! *barf*

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Re: Alternative camera scheme
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2012, 01:34:59 PM »

*flying a Tempest*
Oh hey this whole camera thing we got going here is pretty nea....*flameout while turning* *eyeballs explode*
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Re: Alternative camera scheme
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2012, 01:37:11 PM »

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A wild necromancer appears!

Though this would make me go in the completely wrong direction all the time.
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Re: Alternative camera scheme
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2012, 01:49:16 PM »

*flying a Tempest*
Oh hey this whole camera thing we got going here is pretty nea....*flameout while turning* *eyeballs explode*
Maybe i should make another gameplay video with that and spin the camera with a flaming out tempest. Oh and with the interface on just for kicks. And i'll use this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJv5qLsLYoo
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