Predestination

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ops May 29 @ 5:43pm
3D Star Map
The 3D Star Map is by far the single most innovative and for this player a multi-decades long desired feature of/in 4X/Predestination. Made the prioritisation of Predestination over Stellaris and Endless Space a total no brainer.

Ifn I might humbly offer several suggestions.

Could we please have an option to turn off the horribly distracting, visually confusing and totally unnecessary background galaxy eye candy ?

Could we please have the option of playing in a 3D map of the real life stars existing in the vicinity of the real life Sol/Terra system ?

Could we have a control allowing the star infographic on the screen rh side to slide on and off screen the better to contemplate the map in all it's glory.

Could the economy infographic be modified to prevent it from popping up underneath and visible/actionable behind the star infographic ?
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Nyphur  [developer] Jun 21 @ 9:54am 
Hey ops,

Thanks for the suggestions! We're currently in a period of heavy gameplay iteration and tweaking based on feedback, so all suggestions are welcome.



Originally posted by ops:
Could we please have an option to turn off the horribly distracting, visually confusing and totally unnecessary background galaxy eye candy ?
It should be reasonably simple for us to offer the option of blurring the background graphic if that would help, or of switching to a different one that isn't as visually distracting and is more of a homogenous starfield. I'll look into this!

Originally posted by ops:
Could we please have the option of playing in a 3D map of the real life stars existing in the vicinity of the real life Sol/Terra system ?
This would take us a while to program in but would make a very interesting scenario. Perhaps it could be a challenge map about the United Colonies colonising the stars nearest Earth after first achieving space flight? Definitely a nice idea!

Originally posted by ops:
Could we have a control allowing the star infographic on the screen rh side to slide on and off screen the better to contemplate the map in all it's glory.
Could you explain this idea in a bit more detail? We do plan to add some more map controls on the right hand side of the screen to toggle things like seeing enemy sensor areas etc. Do you mean that you want the system window popup to slide on from the right hand side rather than popping out of the star?

Originally posted by ops:
Could the economy infographic be modified to prevent it from popping up underneath and visible/actionable behind the star infographic ?
Yes, there are a number of issues where the tooltips or certain windows can appear in inconvenient places on top of or underneath other windows. Any time you see one of these, it would help us a ton if you could share a screenshot of the problem! You can either post it here or email it to brendan@brainandnerd.com and I'll take a look!

Cheers,
-- Brendan, Lead Developer
Originally posted by ops:
The 3D Star Map is by far the single most innovative and for this player a multi-decades long desired feature of/in 4X/Predestination. Made the prioritisation of Predestination over Stellaris and Endless Space a total no brainer.
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While I agree that this is a nice feature, I do have to add that there were a few games which already had this, so it's not exactly innovative - at least MO3 and the "Sword of the Stars"-series ( i.e. 1 & 2, although 2 sadly seems pretty bugged ) already had it.

But admittedly, it's pretty rare, and thus nice to see it being in here.


The colony-buildings/-infrastructure being directly on the 3D-planets also is a rather rare feature ( I only remember one other game with it, but can't remember the name atm. ( EDIT: It's name is "Armada 2526" ) ; plus that other game was somehow not much fun for reasons I couldn't make out clearly ( EDIT: thinking about it, it propably was because neither ships nor species could be customized - for people who have no problem with that, it might be ok; also I just read it's moddable... ) ) .
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