[SC] UNOFFICIAL: DarkOrbit Revealed Archive

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  1. Okapi32

    Okapi32 User

    You wont need a 3D T.V or monitor to use it, instead of being a sort of top down view on ships every ship will have a 3D model.
    They said that the 3D mode has been pre-viewed in the new trailer so you can expect it to look something like this:




    I used those parts of the trailer because they had fixed(ish) camera angles so seemed most likely to be what the 3D view mode will be like, in my opinion.
  2. Omega

    Omega User

    did it say that ? and will it be only for the home page ? if its only for the home page .its not that big of a deal .if not ..then it will turn into battle star galactica . but if u can turn it on or off .then yeah.if they make everything 3D even the star map and all ships etc .then no ..2D is best for this game..
  3. Omega

    Omega User

    all players have a "3D' have u never played lol or wow or anything .it would be something like that
  4. Okapi32

    Okapi32 User

    Transcript of what RickDekard said about the 3D mode:

    The next thing that's coming up which is huge for DarkOrbit, is a 3D Mode. You can expect it this year. We have a prototype already made - we put it at the end of our trailer.
    Hence why I put these pictures in this post as my predictions of what it might look like.

    It's an in-game thing, not just the backpage I think. I am 99% sure it will be something you can turn on or off depending on how you want to play. He also mentions that DarkOrbit will be at Gamescon so it's not unlikely that the 3D mode might be showcased there, it will hopefully mean DO gets a decent amount of publicity too.

    From an editing point of view, 3D models would be very interesting ^^
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2014
  5. Omega

    Omega User

    I'm just saying .. I've been playing this game since dec 29 2006 ..if they do change it to 3d and we can't turn it off or on .then I will be out .. there would be no point.since I already saw what they did to battle star galactica ... but thx for the info
  6. Oh yes yes yes. Finally. I'm so game for 3D. Bring it on BP!!! I might give y'all some cash if you do this :)
  7. Flash player will not be able to handle so many Polygon renders in a 3D version of DarkOrbit.

    The subsystem of a 3D game is far far far more complex than that of a Flash based game.

    Polygons, particles, bitmaps, shaders, higher system spec based engines.

    If BigPoint are going to implement a 3D mode, it will most likely be thrown onto a SilverLight platform or HTML5 (HTML5 being the new wrapper instead of a flash wrapper hard coded into a webpage).

    The 3D mode will, no doubt, force hardware upgrade requirements for many users, as 3D objects are 99% handled by the GPU and not CPU. CPU is there to process commands, GPU is there to display the complex elements of a 3D environment.

    We all see the massive FPS and RAM increases in DarkOrbit over the last few years, in my opinion, before they decide to make a 3D mode, modify the code and objects to lower these rates.
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  8. Crystal

    Crystal User

    how we will do galaxy gates? or killing players in 3D mode???? i think its impossible
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  9. Same way they do it in every other 3D game out there. Click on the target, shoot, and fly.
  10. Crystal

    Crystal User

    but DO isnt 3D game
    bonus boxes? players around me? gates? mines? its impossible

    and where will be PET? behind me? where i cant see it

    and players? when somebody will behind me? this is stupid...

    i will stop playing and many other players too, we want this normal mode, not 3D

    maneuvering will be like handicapped hippo
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  11. Okapi32

    Okapi32 User

    Considering it is undoubtedly months away from release (probably will be shown off at Gamescom) it's probably best to reserve judgement on how it will work until we have actually seen it, never mind trying it for yourselves.

    It might be good it, might be bad but lets not write it off when we haven't even seen it yet.
  12. Yeah so the people who 'invited friends' with it the first time get bonuses. I'm not going to lie, but Dark Orbit is really pushing newer players to cheat with these incentives. There are many that already have.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2014
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  13. And now a member of the DarkOrbit Community Team said:
    Yes, he said it. The translation is "No worries! DarkOrbit will develop to BattleStarGalacticaOnline (a Bigpoint Game) and everybody is offered have another way to play DarkOrbit in 3D-mode. So nobody is forced to play in 3D because the alternative is also DarkOrbit in 2D. So the 3D-effects are for Ships and Aliens.
  14. Pokoteng

    Pokoteng User

    3D mode actually reduces RAM usage, right now all ships/aliens have a large image sprite sheet to show many samples of rotation at certain angle.
  15. Omega

    Omega User

    well I just asked an admin which said there will be an on and off feature for the 2D and 3D
  16. I am not trying to be negative..but lets be realistic. this is a 2D game and everyone is used to it that way. How in the WORLD could you have the option to play in a 2D mode OR a 3D mode in the same game...I play Battle Star Galactica (a 3D game) with my brother a lot. I can not physically imagine how you can be playing a 3D game and THEN have the option to switch it into a 2D game while you are playing that 3D game.

    Now. Unless I understood wrong about Jonathan's interview and presentation of the 3D idea and that he ACTUALLY meant a 3D hangar model and 3D concepts for JUST the backpage of darkorbit, then that is fine with me IF and ONLY IF you CAN choose to keep you back page in regular mode and not that cheesy 3D mode like it was on the Facebook Uridium Wars.
  17. Oracle

    Oracle User

    You are wrong here.This version of darkorbit was released on 2011.I had the opportunity to check it by my self.It is only for the hangar and backpage not the game.Theres a video that was posted on 2011 about it.You could switch back to old backpage or the new bpage ui. heres a vid


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  18. Okapi32

    Okapi32 User

    I am not wrong.
    The 3D mode that is coming is nothing to do with the 3D backpage that was tested breifly in 2011 on one of the American servers.
    DarkwingDang, a developer, said himself that it will be a mode you can turn on and off and all ships, npc etc will be getting 3D models. It is for in-game, not the backpage.
  19. I remember on US West it was 3D Hanger, did anyone else remember this?
  20. Oh snap, that brings back memories. Totally forgot about it, but it's neat to see it again.
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