Is it possible to create black holes and cosminc strings in bc using scrpting similar to that of tractor beams? It would make BC a bit better to play with having to worry about black holes as well as your enemys:)
Have to admit that does sound like a sweet idea!
That would be an awesome mod!!!!. it would make bc more realistic if there were maps with these on them, and also make it a lot harder!!!. but would it be the something with the tractor scripts (don't they have to have an object to emmit from?). or something in the scripts that create nebula, (like the single player mission?)
but if someone could make those that would :rock:
Dude, this would be a good mod! You could have your ship crumble and stretch, then blow up and all of the explosion could get sucked in. Brex could also say "CAPTAIN!! Theres a black hole! Were getting sucked in!" Then have Saffi moaning at everyone for their stupidity. Then Felix could go "Die you infernal black hole!! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!" and start shooting all the torpedoes into it.
I have no idea how this mod would work, but it would be bloody good.
Hmmm, thinking about it, stars and nebulas damage your ship if you go into them, so you could have a black star with a really cool sucking effect that fades as it goes into the middle. Im not sure how you would get it to suck you in though. It would require some knowledge of programming and a lot of common sense, neither of which I posess. Put a really high damage amount on the star's damage radius and you could have some 'interesting' battles. Why dont you ask one of the hardcore modders like mldalder?
[FONT=Arial Black] They might be able to have some sort of invisible tractor beam emitters on the surface of the star to pull you in and then destroy you. :fistpunch:
Well, first you'd need an invisible "station" which would be the source of the beam... so it could target all the ships. It would need one beam per ship, so it would need a LOT of tactor hard points. Also, the station would have to be indestructable with a large hull mass, so that the ship is instantly destroyed upon contact. Also, you'd need to make it an enemy to all the ships, which i've heard at this point is impossible.
Then you would have to make the beam invisible, and not make sounds. I've heard that changing the tractor beam's color is beyond the scope of most people ability to mod.
Then you'd have to find a way to blot out part of the background, make it all black (might be the easiest aspect of this mod, though placement may be an issue)
Unless theres a more scripty way to do it ::shrugs::
I think jumping to black holes is a little far. We need to start small by adding gravity to planets, moons, and the suns. It's just no fun flying close to them without it trying to pull you in...
Good Point sabrewings lol.
@ EmperorSteele: A black hole doesnt nececerally have to be a black dot in space. i recently wathced an episode of stargate (the one where they cant get the wormhole closed, time dilations etc) and the blackhole in that episode was similar to that of a galaxy background in BC
Actually, i disagree.
Science defines a black hole as a gravity-well so strong, that it can bend and suck in LIGHT as it passes anywhere near it.
Which is why they're black: they don't emit or reflect light. If anything, there would have to be a distortion effect around it, but thats it. You shouldnt beable to see it (Which is why Black holes are only theoretical: We can't see them)