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  • Data Cards, UI Clean-Up, and Celestial Precision

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    Hey Folks! Some more progress to show today on both locks and UI, plus a small fix to celestial mechanics involving precision.

    The main thing on display today is data cards, which are sort of a stopgap I've added to cover our data/info item needs. Each PIN lock needs a unique code, so the first thing I did was to setup ship initialization to assign one to each lock when finished.

  • Cutting and Bashing Crates, Interaction Upgrades

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    Hey Folks! Wall-to-wall busy today adding new interactions with the crate, and upgrading the interaction system.

    First task of the day was to make it possible to use a laser torch on a crate. And this actually went really smoothly and quickly. Within minutes, I had crates breaking into scrap parts and spilling their contents on the floor with my trusty laser torch. A few bug fixes are

  • Locks and Grids

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    Hey Folks! Hope everyone had a good weekend. Since this is Canada's Thanksgiving holiday, but we're living in the US, we celebrated "Fakesgiving" yesterday. We had friends over, and a feast that left us all eager for leftover o'clock :)

    Back at the office, Michael has his latest updates checked-in, and you can see them in action in today's screenshot.

  • Locked Crate UI

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    Hey Folks! Decided to tackle the UI for unlocking a crate with a PIN code today. Plus, Michael's off and running on his crate inventory grid. And Bjørn is starting to look at footstep audio based on tile material!

    I spent a fair amount of time thinking about the lock UI, and scaring myself from working on it, before I decided to just dive in. Currently, I want the game to support a

  • Saturnian Moons, Load/Save Fixes, and Inventory

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    Hey Folks! Slower day today (visually, anyway). I did a bunch more behind-the-scenes work on some systems, plus more admin, planning, and discussion.

    The behind-the-scenes stuff has a tiny bit of visual impact, which I show above: Saturn's moons!

    I was getting ready to test some inventory UI things, and tried to create a save game in my test room. But loading the save

  • Functioning Doors, and Crate Room

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    Hey Folks! Some pieces coming together nicely since yesterday. We have a new crate room for testing locks, and locked doors are now working!

    Today's screenshot shows Michael's CrateRoom ship, which we're using to test these latest salvage actions. It consists of a central room with a crowbar on the floor, and doors leading to other rooms for testing.

    The left door

  • Doors, and Audio Progress

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    Hey Folks! A bit more progress on the looting/salvage loop today, plus some movement on the audio front!

    Michael was able to check-in a new layout for testing locked containers and doors. It vaguely resembles the opening sequence of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: behind a closed airlock, a locked crate sits bathed in light, beckoning :)

    Today's screenshot shows

  • New Toys!

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    Hey Folks! Hope everyone had a good weekend. We hung out with some friends we hadn't seen in a while, which was nice. Unfortunately, I got really sick Saturday night. But it improved over Sunday, and I was able to work today.

    And lucky for us, it's something I can show easily: new toys!

    Today's screenshot shows a few of the new items intended to satisfy the user

  • Enter the Crowbar

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    Hey Folks! Mostly a planning and talking day today. But we finally have our next tasks defined!

    As a player, I want to salvage a drill, but it's inside a locked storage crate, I could use my cutting torch, or the pin number, or bash it with the fire extinguisher. It will unlock new areas. As a player, I want to salvage a cutting tool. It's on the other side of a locked airlock
  • Social Combat Fixes, and the Salvage Loop

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    Hey Folks! I was able to get a little bit of work done today, mostly focusing on bugs with the social combat UI. But I also just wrapped-up a really fruitful chat with the other contract developers about what's next. I'll start with that.

    Initially, this was a conversation meant to get everyone in sync after my vacation, since we hadn't chatted in a while. And I thought I