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Offline Anon011

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[Suggestion] Coherent Projectile Trails
« on: July 04, 2021, 03:18:12 pm »
Hello, I'd like to make a suggestion.
Would it be possible to show some projectiles as continuous beams or rays? As in real world lasers where the light is emitted in continuous wave beam.
I think it could really help differentiate weapon projectiles from each other.
Here I attached example of real life laser emitters and how their "projectiles" look to better illustrate my point.

Offline Yankes

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Re: [Suggestion] Coherent Projectile Trails
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2021, 12:24:53 am »
Right now it could be approximated  by vapor clouds, there is mod that add them to every weapon.

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Re: [Suggestion] Coherent Projectile Trails
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2021, 01:58:27 pm »
Are you talking about this mod?
https://openxcom.org/forum/index.php/topic,9565.0.html

In fact the main inspiration for this suggestion was this mod, because if vapor trails are possible something like light beams shouldn't be outside of realm of possibility.

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Re: [Suggestion] Coherent Projectile Trails
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2021, 09:35:18 am »
With altering source oxc code literally everything is possible, as code controls rendering of any single pixel every frame. It's just about how hard it is to implement.
I personally dislike features that goes against initial game concepts, with lasers fire small line of laser beam and plasma fires single green burst. I wouldn't change that. Also, as i remember, it was already been suggested before. And AFAIK, was rejected by OXCE devs

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Re: [Suggestion] Coherent Projectile Trails
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2021, 06:25:29 pm »
it's somewhere on the very bottom of my priorities atm
effort not worth the benefits

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Re: [Suggestion] Coherent Projectile Trails
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2021, 09:50:01 pm »
Im glad to know its at least somewhere on the radar, better than being outright rejected feature.
Thanks for the info