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I made some new (old) ruins

PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:45 am
by cacogen
I made some ruins of old iconic /tg/station places, but they either aren't finished or have some bugs/problems so I thought I'd submit them here and see what people think.

Prison Station removed October 2011
Working power, shuttle
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Original for comparison:
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Issues
  • What is there to do?
  • The shuttle can't dock at the labour shuttle port, which is logically where it would go

Malf AI Sat removed January 2012
Working power, plasma floors, shocked grilles, turrets, corpse of a previous captain, boobytrapped AI
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Original for comparison:
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Issues
  • Can't figure out how to get solar computer to refresh roundstart to begin shocking the grilles behind the tinted windows (which have plasma behind them)
  • Can stand on AI despite its density being 1
  • Can't get dead captain's hardsuit helmet to toggle after he spawns (room is a vacuum, he would've died from the lasers with it on)

Clown Planet removed November 2012
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Issues
  • Mining rocks creates vacuums (the interior rocks, the exterior ones are indestructible)
  • Roundstart beacon makes bananium too easy to meta

Re: I made some new (old) ruins

PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:47 pm
by wesoda25
This is really cool and I really hope someone finishes these

Re: I made some new (old) ruins

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:45 am
by cacogen
I decided to make the malf AI living, I think because I discovered in the code of the original boobytrapped decoy AI it would die before going off. This allowed me to possess it and look around using the cameras (and at the station, but I don't think off-station AIs can't interact with it). Which made me think it could be made into a ghost role, similar to the comms agent but without the voice changer. An abandoned malfunctioning AI that successfully destroyed its station back in 2552 and has been floating through space on its satellite ever since, and has only recently come within radio range of another NT station. It has to defend its core against explorers, people after that captain gear (including all-access and a hand tele, or anything else I choose to add) and people wanting to kill it while trying to convince the people on the station to help it despite them knowing it has the malf lawset (and there's nothing they can do to change that). The concept of a powerless AI stuck in an abandoned facility needing to convince its enemies to help it is similar to Portal 2.

The idea of making it a ghost role also got me thinking about the purpose of the prison station ruin, and a thread I think was in the hut which is now deleted where people were expressing genuine interest in a roundstart prisoner role in the permabrig in response to an ironic thread.