Cosmos is a Spacebuildy gamemode.
After joining a spacebuild a few weeks ago, there were errors everywhere, required wire, 300+ pings, and a screaming 12 year old blocking the spawn to boot. I realized that SB will never be as awesome as it was back in the day, for those that were around then. I came up with a list of problems, and arrived at the goals below:
[li]Less lag[/li][li]Less complexity[/li][li]Simple gameplay[/li][li]More interesting - maybe slightly deeper than build[/li][li]Focus on exploration[/li][li]Keep a clean ‘derived from sandbox’ feeling - don’t clutter it up[/li][/ul]
I figured I may as well make a nicer gamemode while I wait for the new spacebuildy gamemode (I forget the name) to come out.
Features so far:
[li]Few life support entities, more functional entities.[/li][li]Very low lag.[/li][li]Included simple tools, such as Mass, Gravity Plating and Parent.[/li][li]Works on all (most?) Spacebuild maps[/li][/ul]
How to Play:
Three types of entities for three types of resource - Generators, Containers, and Dispensers, and Oxygen, Coolant and Energy. Spawn them from the Cosmos tab on the Q menu. To operate generators or dispensers, press the use key on them. They need to fulfill the ‘conditions’ if any in the spawn menu tooltip, or on the HUD. Dispensers are needed to survive. Link these three entities to each other using the STool. Generators need to link to Containers to store resources, and Dispensers to Containers to dispense.
Special entities are (at this writing) suit dispensers and resource terminals. Link a suit dispenser to a container containing more than 1000 of each resource, and press Use on it to get a 5-minute-charged space suit. Link a terminal, to a container as well as to another terminal. That second should be connected to a container as well, such that you have an arrangement as C-t-t-C. Press Use on one of the terminals to transfer resources from all connected terminals to the linked container. You can have multiple terminals, i.e.
C-t-t-C | t-C
- as many linked as you want to suck in all the resources from other containers.
[li]HUD is sort of ugly[/li][li]Spawn menu section - ugly[/li][li]Really, really easy[/li][li]Gets real boring real fast[/li][/ul]
Media (old to new):
How can you help?
[li]Give me suggestions![/li][li]Find bugs in the SVN.[/li][li]Criticism is ALWAYS welcome.[/li][/ul]
If you couldn’t tell, it’s very WIP.