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Capture mode - mission re-play.

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:17 am
by cavemaniac1
I think it would be really cool to have a chance to watch your mission replayed.

I often find that watching a mission playing out after I have left the battle (killed, hyperspaced or ejected) is fascinating.

During the heat of a battle, I'm often too busy to take note of the rest of the battle so an instant replay mode would be cool:

Find out what happened to that shuttle you were supposed to be protecting!

See why your wingmen ran out on you!

Figure out where that random missile came from - you know, the one that got you!

After some awsome battles, I'd love the chance to play it back.

Anyone got any thoughts?

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:05 pm
by the space predator
It can be cool, but I think it should be optional, we can ask to automaticaly have a instant replay, or ask it mission by mission.

Anyway, it's a good idea, I don't know how we can program it, but I think that in instant replay should be an option.

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:39 pm
by cavemaniac1
Definitely needs to be optional - there are plenty of missions I want to forget, not have replayed for me in glorious tedhnicolour!

Perhaps a discrete 'Mission review' button on the debrief screen at the end of a mission?

I'm not a programmer (at least not for 20 years, and then in Basic!) so I assume it will be a fairly easy thing to implement - simply have the computer capture the positions, velocity and vectors of every single particle in the game (ships, missiles, asteroids and escape pods) every single turn and let us replay the mission at our whim.

Easy.

Glad I could help.

:D

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:40 pm
by Sketchy
It's a good idea :)
I'd love to be able to replay at least the last turn, and save it as a "highlight" - for when something weird happens, or you do something really skillful.
Maybe not whole missions though.

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like CM is being developed any more - the last update was 5 years ago...

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:01 pm
by the space predator
5 year, is at the same time short, bu at the same time long, I hope that sean will upgrade game. And I hope instant replay will be added.