Kinetic Void > Questions > Topic Details
Winter Dragon Nov 4, 2013 @ 2:31pm
What's the plan for repairing ships? (ie. Half my ship disappeared.)
My ship is out in space and after a while modules completely disappear. What's the plan in future for ship damage, are the modules going to be swapped for different meshes and textures to depict damage? Like scorch marks or holes in the hull to make it look unusable?

How will the ship be fixed if you get back to the shipyard? Some of my ships took several hours to make and are quite complex in how the modules overlap or connect to one another. I don't think it's going to be practical to replace the damaged pieces by hand, and I'm hoping there will be a very easy way to repair the damage.
Showing 1-6 of 6 comments
< >
Kaypix Nov 4, 2013 @ 3:30pm 
Currently you'd go back to the shipyard and re-launch the ship to repair it. In the future, you'll be able to have your ship repaired at a station instead of needing your shipyard. You'll need resources to repair it at a station, whether mined items etc. Regarding displaying damage sustained to individual components, it's undetermined whether this will be implemented at this time.
Dakili Nov 5, 2013 @ 12:40am 
Originally posted by Kaypix:
Currently you'd go back to the shipyard and re-launch the ship to repair it. In the future, you'll be able to have your ship repaired at a station instead of needing your shipyard. You'll need resources to repair it at a station, whether mined items etc. Regarding displaying damage sustained to individual components, it's undetermined whether this will be implemented at this time.


Kaypix, I know LT stated something about self-repair, something like drones I think. Does he still intent to put something like this? And if you have any info on it, because at that time it was only a though I think.
Winter Dragon Nov 5, 2013 @ 2:19am 
My question was more about how the destroyed modules would be put back, like will the game remember the placement from the saved design and auto place the pieces once you choose to repair them?

Draco Nov 6, 2013 @ 5:37pm 
Winter Dragon, you make a really good point..... I think it might take was is saved in your ship file and recreated from there. It is really to early to tell. I know right now they are still working on the back end of the game and will slowly working on other main componets of the game. Once that is all donethe y can focus on working on minor things like repairing your ship and tweaking the game here and there.
Winter Dragon Nov 6, 2013 @ 8:21pm 
You think the repair system is a minor thing?

I don't know how you can say that, though I will agree now may not be the best time to ask about this. I don't want to get to a point where they put the repair system in, and if I have a problem with it they say 'sorry, we can't change it now. You should have said something sooner.'
Draco Nov 7, 2013 @ 3:39pm 
Like I said you did make a really good point, IMO the repair feature is kinda minor in the whole scheme of the game, Down the road once they have the back bone of the game completed then they can fucus on the other things.
Showing 1-6 of 6 comments
< >
Per page: 15 30 50