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Development => Development => Topic started by: yamato980 on October 24, 2015, 06:31:48 PM

Title: New radar and ballast operation interface
Post by: yamato980 on October 24, 2015, 06:31:48 PM
Hi!

In last few months i focused development on BC4.6 version to add many changes which are based on professional maritime simulators.
New additions to simulator ranges from new dynamics, ballast operations, autopilot, bowthrusters to new  radar interface.
Below are links to screenshots of ballast operations and radar interface.

Radar interface is visual simulation of "Bridge Master E" radar
It have "off-centering" mode like in real equipment and VRM is added to radar like in BC4.7 version
RADAR

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http://imageshack.com/a/img910/4467/zyaaKK.png
Ballast operations are one of new additions and simulates up to 4 ballast pumps and 45 ballast tanks.
BALLAST OPERATIONS
 
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http://imageshack.com/a/img903/4756/tzGX0J.png
Current development of my Bridge Command version is largely unfinished, and needs much work in future before it will be ready for release. 
Title: Re: New radar and ballast operation interface
Post by: j85 on November 08, 2015, 12:30:43 PM
Great! I want to use that variation of Bridge Command when its ready! Whit trackball this radar interface can be realistic, a computor mouse works as well.
Title: Re: New radar and ballast operation interface
Post by: yamato980 on November 10, 2015, 08:42:32 PM
Yes, radar interface is controlled with mouse like in original program. Off centering is possible to control with mouse or keyboard NumPad keys. In essence this is full screen "face-lifted" version of BC4.6 radar with added new features. I need to correct some things and add (reposition)PI lines mouse control and "beta" version will be ready for release. Please note that off centering mode don't have full sliding ability but user only can choose to off center "PPI" in one of possible directions (Front, left, right, back, front-left/right, back-left/right) for about 1.6 of current radar range. On maximum range off centering is not possible.
Title: Re: New radar and ballast operation interface
Post by: forum_admin on December 12, 2015, 06:55:42 PM
Thanks very much for sharing this, that looks like a great enhancement. I'm just in the process of re-implementing ARPA and other radar functions for the new 5.0 release, and it would be great to get your input on the new radar interface, if you'd be happy to help?
Title: Re: New radar and ballast operation interface
Post by: yamato980 on December 18, 2015, 01:21:38 AM
I would be glad to help.
If you want I will pack everything important about this modification and send it to you. (Only I need some time to organize and pack-up everything)
Title: Re: New radar and ballast operation interface
Post by: forum_admin on December 19, 2015, 02:51:45 PM
Thanks, please do package things up when you have time.