Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Your Orders?

Here is a closer view of the tactical panel on the left side of the screen. This is what I am currently working on. Helm Control allows you to steer the currently selected ship as well as see its current heading and speed as well as its desired heading and speed.

Fire Control (shown) is where your weapons show up. You can load them with various types of missiles and target weapons individually to different targets.

Defenses is where you would control shields (if they exist in your "era"), point defense weapons, armor, etc.

Damage Control will show the status of all the parts of the ship and allow you to assign repair resources to each sub system.

At the bottom you can see the sensor output. This is showing information about the current target of your ships sensors. Its distance and bearing as well as a predicted intercept course that is calculated based on the speed and heading of both ships.

I am currently working on fleshing this section of the UI out some more to show more information and allow for loading and configuring of various weapon types.

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