A Superluminal Drive Computer preparing for a jump.


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13 Aug 2017 19:51 - +350
I love this post! It reminds me of the computers on the Nostromo, or the X-Wing's targeting computer. It just feels so *right* in that near-retro sci-fi sorta way. Keep up the good work!
13 Aug 2017 19:41 - +141
An animation of a Black Dove SDC 0305™ during a short jump. The SDC 0305™ is an aftermarket FTL computer designed to process faster than the inbuilt computer, however the speed comes at the cost of reduced safety procedures. I’ve got an explanation for everything happening on screen, so ask about anything you want to know.
13 Aug 2017 21:17 - +78
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OurGraphicsWillSuckInTheFuture
13 Aug 2017 19:41 - +26
[mp4 link](https://g.redditmedia.com/aBV-PnTjO9cWHRShd5m8cTrUmshiJTl6lO6BtfW4YZE.gif?fm=mp4&mp4-fragmented=false&s=d5e4d560712320e2ed9e4ed75d6823b8) --- This mp4 version is 79.41% smaller than the gif (1.69 MB vs 8.19 MB). --- *Beep, I'm a bot.* [FAQ](https://np.reddit.com/r/anti_gif_bot/wiki/index) | [author](https://np.reddit.com/message/compose?to=MrWasdennnoch) | [source](https://github.com/wasdennnoch/reddit-anti-gif-bot) | v1.1.2
13 Aug 2017 22:18 - +18
Hey you! JOIN THE NAVY!
13 Aug 2017 23:08 - +13
I don't know if it's what this is supposed to be but all I see is a kpop performer dancing in generic marine costume. Edit: Yep, looks like a Slide issue
13 Aug 2017 22:36 - +10
Very cool. Did you get inspiration from Starbound and it's animation for FTL?
13 Aug 2017 20:34 - +9
This is fantastic, great work
13 Aug 2017 21:24 - +8
What did you use for this? It's incredible by the way
13 Aug 2017 22:22 - +8
You should post this is /r/pixelart, if you haven't already. This is so fantastic!
13 Aug 2017 21:16 - +6
That's fucking amazing!! Sound work...
13 Aug 2017 22:09 - +5
It's a three pronged attack! Subliminal, liminal, and superliminal.
13 Aug 2017 22:20 - +4
Awesome. For some reason this makes me want to play starbound again.
13 Aug 2017 21:13 - +3
That's amazing! Great work!
13 Aug 2017 23:46 - +3
Reminds Me Of Starbound
13 Aug 2017 21:33 - +3
How did you make it, if you don't mind me asking ?
13 Aug 2017 22:52 - +3
Cool! Reminds me of how Another World starts.
13 Aug 2017 21:51 - +3
Oh this is awwwwesome
13 Aug 2017 23:50 - +3
I just spent the last three months in summer school taking classes in both Data Visualization and User Interface Design. Those classes are the kind that leaves you feeling like you can't unsee/unlearn their premises... *And this interface has so many things wrong with it that it makes me want to cringe.* I mean, I get that this is an artistic rendering for the sake of fiction, done in the style of old sci-fi movies. And as a for-fiction interface, it does its job admirably. However, if this were a real device, it would be awful. * The graphics don't match the implied tech level, *at all*. Seriously? We can put iPads on the spaceshuttle. Shouldn't FTL ships have something at least better than that? * The left display gives deceptively little information; it looks like it's saying a lot, but there's no labeling at all to give context or scale. * It uses keyboard-only inputs on a DOS console. Just *why?* I mean, even a mounted joystick could work in place of a mouse - or better yet, a touch screen. * The navigation system's coordinates use three (functionally meaningless) numbers separated by decimal points. *Why?* Those numbers could easily be replaced with a string such as `"Alpha Centauri"` which the computer uses to look up the numerical coordinates of the star. It would be much easier for the pilot to remember and much less prone to error. Kudos for making something fun that does a good job explaining to a novice member of your audience what's going on, and more kudos for the fun animation, but *blech.* Of course, you did mention that this was an aftermarket system lacking in safety features... so I guess it also makes sense in-universe for it to be that bad too. So, despite my complaining, have an upvote.
13 Aug 2017 23:21 - +3
The spooling sequence looks right out of Starbound, that games fantastic, props to you friend.
13 Aug 2017 23:49 - +2
THE FUCK DID I JUST WATCH EXPLAIN
13 Aug 2017 23:16 - +2
Whew thank God that primary coil was properly spooled
13 Aug 2017 22:21 - +2
Really great work. There's so much realistic detail in this, and I love the aesthetic. Keep it up!!
13 Aug 2017 23:31 - +2
God this is satisfying. I imagine that you have to turn a giant key to get into the system. An enormous key that you have to hold with an entire palm and just *clicks* as the system boots up. Well done. Is this for a game or a book?
14 Aug 2017 00:11 - +2
All I see on Slide is an asian chick in a marine outfit doing some kind of dance move.
13 Aug 2017 23:13 - +2
Completely great! Thanks for the hard work, this is super fun.
13 Aug 2017 23:33 - +2
This is so awesome. Great job!
13 Aug 2017 23:26 - +2
If it was the Enterprise, Kirk would say " I appreciate the concern Spock, but we don't have time for calculations, just make the jump, dammit!"
13 Aug 2017 22:44 - +2
Am I the only one that made sound effects in their mind
13 Aug 2017 23:53 - +1
gives me fuzzy feels
14 Aug 2017 00:12 - +1
Now I want to play Star Flight. I think I'll do just that.
13 Aug 2017 23:51 - +1
If you enjoy Alien, I suggest watching the documentary Dark Star. It's about artist H.R. Giger.
14 Aug 2017 00:11 - +1
When I saw this I assumed it was literally a loading screen for a Wing Commander game. Guess not. Good job. Reminds me of that early space sim feel, which was epic as fuck when it was still novel.
14 Aug 2017 00:32 - +1
Reminds me of r/starbound! I love that game and enjoy the simplistic future it creates. Well done OP!
14 Aug 2017 00:55 - +1
This is absolutely amazing, so thank you for this. Just a small question, what's "E-Matter" in this scenario?
14 Aug 2017 00:51 - +1
Reminds me very much of Starbound! Love it!
14 Aug 2017 00:38 - +1
Why would you spool up the primary coil *before* analyzing the spacetime topology? Amateurs!
14 Aug 2017 00:32 - +1
The whole time I was imagining the computer sound effects from Alien.
14 Aug 2017 00:36 - +1
This is honestly some of the best stuff to come out of this sub
14 Aug 2017 00:35 - +1
That is so awesome! Very well done I love the detail and old computer like complexity. It's very well done keep up the good work.
14 Aug 2017 00:41 - +1
This is so cool omg 😱 What program did you make this in?
14 Aug 2017 00:17 - +1
That reminds me of the first Command&Conquer installer
13 Aug 2017 23:16 - +1
Proceed? V
14 Aug 2017 00:58 - +1
This is great, I love it. But what happens when it fails?
13 Aug 2017 23:54 - +1
That's neat as hell, but let's hope they're not trying to jump in a hurry.
13 Aug 2017 23:58 - +1
Reminds me of old ftl travel in starbound.
14 Aug 2017 00:15 - +1
This is fantastic! Great work!!
14 Aug 2017 00:19 - +1
Is this what happens when you beat Dwarf Fortress?
14 Aug 2017 00:21 - +1
This is fucking cool OP, great job.
13 Aug 2017 23:39 - +0
The Technobabble reminds me of Space Team.
13 Aug 2017 23:40 - +0
Anyone else reminded of starbound?

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