The update 1.4c is now up on the Asset Store.
I'm wondering how I can buy this starter kit?
There is no link inside the asset store and it says that the kit needs to be upgraded to 3.4.1
Cool Stuff, reminds me to install Pirates! again and do some smashbuckling.
Surrender the booty, Arrrr!!...
You need to update your version of Unity, then you will be able to see the download link. It's telling you that your version of Unity is out of date, not the kit.
I like this kit so much. Very nice work. One question - is here touch controll or will be in update?
Thank you, I did consider how I would like the game to control if it was using touch-based input, but I didn't add this functionality -- in part because the kit will most likely not run very well on mobile platforms (Unity's terrain and UI results in too many draw calls), and some parts won't work well (water reflection wont work). I currently don't have access to a Unity machine with iOS/Android Pro on it, so it's a bit of a challenge for me to add and test this kind of stuff.
Hi, just bought your product Ship Game Starter Kit. I have some problem. The water just stay still and no animation. In web demo I saw the water animate very beautiful and reflect. Is that because I am using indie lisence instead of pro ? or there are some tweak in Water Object ? also ... does this product compatible with iOS and android ? thx
Unity3D - Mac OS X - iPad - iPhone - iTouch - psi-studio.com
Hi, yes the reflective water shader requires unity pro, and targets PC/mac platforms. iOS and Android would be doable, but some things will need to change (change UI to not use OnGUI, different control scheme, simplify the water shader to not use dynamic reflections just off the top of my head).
If I was to buy this, using the Unity free version, would I still be able to create a game and then publish it? Or does it require Pro to even open up? As well, if I was to then give my files to someone with Unity Pro, could he build it and then would I get the beautiful effect with the water?
You can publish it in the free version of Unity but you won't have the nice looking water. If you give the project to someone that does have the Pro version and they publish it, the water will look like it does in the demo.
Is it possible to place towns at runtime? IE place resources and then have the traders explore to find them and establish towns nearby.
You could, sure -- but you will need some logic that will either check to see if the terrain is suitable to place a town, or logic that would modify the terrain to make sure it's suitable. The towns in the kit have been placed by hand as examples.
Hi Aren,Hi, yes the reflective water shader requires unity pro, and targets PC/mac platforms. iOS and Android would be doable, but some things will need to change (change UI to not use OnGUI, different control scheme, simplify the water shader to not use dynamic reflections just off the top of my head).
beyond these changes what would be needed to acive 30 fps on the iPad1? Do you have maybe any feedback from customers who used your kit for iOS?
Nope, haven't heard of anyone trying it. I don't know how well Unity's terrain performs on iOS, so it's rather hard to tell. You will also want to change the camera angle so the camera sees less (make it more top-down).
Great kit...I've been working on expanding it to add some more functionality to my game and was wondering if you could point me to where I can modify a few sections in the code.
1.) In the main menu, I'm adding a third button to point to a different player controller/starting point...let's say, a pirate ship. What scripts do I need to attach to the pirate ship to allow the camera to detach from whatever target it has and go to the pirate ship?
2.) I noticed the menu at the beginning is toggle. If I have the menu toggled off (good for developement) where do I put my starting camera position...again, here let's say I wanted to start on a pirate ship. I've been playing around with the Config.cs script but all I am able to do is get the camera to position to a grey screen when detached. I created a...
...and attached my gameObject to it, but still not working right. Figured I missed something. Mainly looking to develop out the pirate side of the game here and can't really do anything until I get control of my cameraCode:
- public GameObject playerCharacter;
3.) What scripts would I look at and maybe what sections, to play around with to modify the trade surplus type inventory. I'll be looking for a way to change what each town starts with and then add the ability to save it...I will do the saving part on my own of course, just need pointing to where to start and find the data. It looks like many of the core functionality scripts are attached to the _Config object. Is this correct? Just needing a little guidance on how you've sort of have everything laid out, so I can go in and play. Just needing the highlights.
4.) Lastly, I noticed in an earlier post......I am also looking to modify how the waypoints work and probably look at adding land and water functionality. Which areas would I look at for this? I could potentially switch the ship container to a mule or something when a raycast detects too shallow water and thus moving to a land waypoint. Also I imagine there is a simple way to change the speed of the ships on the routes...do you have it broken down to the more expensive ships travel faster etc? I know it is just a starter kit, fun things I am looking at playing with.The way you establish trade routes would change (the way you draw them out of waypoints), but the rest would remain the same. The ship follows a spline of waypoints. It can be linear if desired, and going over land would be a simple matter of sampling the height of the terrain under the unit and repositioning it accordingly as the unit moves. Space would be even easier, although I'm not sure how you would set up your waypoints in 3D.
Thanks for the info. I am posting on here as well as sending you an email. Not sure how much info you want on the forum, but I know I prefer having questions answered on forums so I don't have to answer it twice
Doh, I was checking my email before going to bed, saw your long post and told myself "I'll answer it in the morning", then forgot all about it.
In regards to #2, as I recall the initial camera position is just where you left the camera. There is also a key that switches between third person exploration mode and the god mode camera strategy mode, so you can look into what it does.
For the trade surplus, check the scripts attached to towns. You specify what resources the town produces and needs on that script, right in the inspector.
You can define what kind of ships you have and their stats. Some may have higher hull capacity, but will travel slower. As I recall I have two in there, and the brig accelerates faster, but doesn't travel as quickly as the ship of the line. You could easily modify that, and add your own ships.