I love what Lupson has done here. I want to him to keep going, but it's his call. I can't force him if he doesnt have time or want to. When I am in Sweden someday I will buy him a beer for sure.
Thanks! The SMB still seems to be in use by some? Does it still work?
I havn't really thought about working on the SMB in quite some time. I sort of stopped developing it back in may 2015 after picking most of of the low-hanging fruits. The .Mission files are quite complex and for the intended scope of the SMB I sort of ran out of ideas of stuff that I could implement given available time and documentation.
I guess there are a few things I could do:
* Add support for the BoM map. That would however require at least a high-res map of the theater (the one I use for BoS was stitched together by some community member(?), something like 8000x5000 res). I would also like the devs (in that case) to inform me of the relative in-game coordinates of the lower left corner of the map (probably 0, 0) and the upper right. (To determine the upper right coords of the BoS map I had to launch quick missions from a nearby airfield and then try to crash the plane as close as possible to some kind of landmark in the absolute upper right of the map in order to get the in-game coords from the log file :D ).
* Height map for the BoS/BoM theaters. With a simple height map I could get the z coord for any given x, y in-game coord (within a reasonable map resolution, would probably need some interpolation). Then I could fix the issue with static fires and stuff appearing in mid-air or underground. It would also open up some interesting possibilities...
* Fix full support for summer/autumn/winter season.
Since almost all work I did back in 2015 on the SMB was based on reverse-engineering the .Mission files and reading old wiki page about the Rise of Flight mission format, that work was very time consuming. I don't have that kind of time these days, regardless how fun coding this kind of stuff is...
Anyway - if anyone has any ideas or thoughts on how to proceed, just send me a pm or reply in this thread.
Edited by Lupson, 03 November 2016 - 13:25.