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Misc. things or ideas for DD:S (4 replies and 10 comments)

nicholasfrancis
5 years ago
nicholasfrancis 5 years ago

Hi, i thought i would start this thread to just leave it open to people to share their ideas for DD:S!
Guys, feel free to comment your ideas, but there is no promises that they will make it into the game.
You never know!
1.) A moving cockpit throttle or shifter
2.) Can we have the ability to shift into Neutral or Reverse?
3.) Customizable gauges

Im sure you all get the idea!
~Nicholas Francis

If I'm not boating, i must be asleep!

jackwilliam
5 years ago
jackwilliam 5 years ago

honestly had never thought about the throttle and that would be an amazing touch to the game to add some realism to it, the throttle would probably have to be a hot foot throttle to still have the game be able to move the player left and right without having a wall mount throttle looking out of place. still would be cool to impliment.

i know most of the ideas i have are about tweaking the game (usually asking for new content to be added, oops) but i love the idea of being to customize your gauges. would do you have in mind for them? for example what gauges would you add without giving the game any new mechanics, or are there none (i know you could add temp and pressure gauges but that would create a new game mechanic)

have any of you ever played beamNG drive? the way they let you customize your dash is unmatched and ive never seen anything like it. something like that would take a lot of time but would make a good addition to the game

nicholasfrancis
5 years ago

Yes, i have BeamNG.Drive! I also used to play Rigs of Rods for many years. Beam is so realistic! I was thinking maybe Livorsi gauges.

Livorsi makes two styles that might fit our game: Vantage View and Mega/Race

As for the throttle, this would only work if you made a small center console type of thing like cats have, but they make two styles of throttles that i think would fit the game: Platinum Series, and Sidemount, BUT that Platinum might only work if gear shifting is implemented (maybe something in the future)

jackwilliam
5 years ago

im not quite following you on the throttle idea, could you elaborate a little?
the livorsi gauges look amazing and i actually perfer them to gaffrig. they would look pretty clean and would fit the style pretty seemlessly.

nicholasfrancis
5 years ago
nicholasfrancis 5 years ago

Think of when you start building a boat in this game its got 2 seats, one on right and one on left. picture a box between them with throttles (a shifter and a throttle).
Below is the Platinum series idea shown in a Skater 368, Yes a cat but it shows you what i mean!
NOTE: I am posting a second picture below so be sure to check that out too!

https://www.speedboatsim.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/2007_skater_368_2.jpg

If I'm not boating, i must be asleep!

jackwilliam
5 years ago

ohh, i understand what you mean, that would be perfect in the game, it shows off all of the instruments and whatnot and still allows for customization

nicholasfrancis
5 years ago
nicholasfrancis 5 years ago

This is the side mounted throttle idea that i stated above, shown on a Donzi 22 Classic!
If i am not answering your question, let me know!

https://www.speedboatsim.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/04.jpg

If I'm not boating, i must be asleep!

nicholasfrancis
5 years ago

Oh, and click on this picture, it will blow it up...

jackwilliam
5 years ago

no, you answered it beautifully.
how much does the outboards detail matter to you? i personally think it looks too plain and bland and needs a new look to it

nicholasfrancis
5 years ago

Well, you can only get so much detail. I think it could use some work in the near future. It doesn't matter too much to me, only a little i suppose!

malny3
5 years ago
malny3 5 years ago

with the arrival of tunnel hull, I have a desire in less

small suggestions.
1-I would love to have the ability to place and create the circuit where I want.
2-saw that the boats are very customizable already in the program, it would be nice to have the possibility to add scenarios (modding), perhaps through the Steam Workshop.
3-small graphics dashboard upgrades, seat and engine

suggestions impossible.???
1-waves
2-multiplayer racing & server with "measurement Rules" (MIN-MAX weight, length, width, ......) so everyone can use their boat!

malny3
5 years ago

hahaha, sorry for bad english

jackwilliam
5 years ago

i could not agree more with the small suggestions, especally the dashboard upgrades.

although id like to have all focus on building the new tunnel hull design, but thats just me personally.

nicholasfrancis
5 years ago

True, Jack!
Malny, you have presented some great suggestions! Waves would be awesome, cruising 2-4 footers at 50mph 🙂

jackwilliam
5 years ago

i know that its somewhere on here but i know todd wants to wait on the waves until there is some more content in the game and also when and if he gets around to it he wants to do it right, meaning that the boat will have bow wave, stern wave, and every small detail inbetween