Monday, 2 November 2009
Radio towers, beacons and navigation
The ID is the radio beacon/station identifier used for NDB/VOR navigation. You can attach two sound files which are played upon tuning in the frequency. Some radio towers have a ladder for climbing up so I added an action called...."ladder" which will invoke a climbing mode (although it's all too easy to fall off the platform.).
Additional fields in game permit rotating/pulsing sources, directional or beam sources and signal decay over distance. The Apache radio and ADF will permit you to tune in a variety of sources to aid navigation or listen to some funky tunes. Due to the abstract file system of Leadwerks which permits the inclusion of HTML sources, web sites can host new content, although only OGG format is supported.
Strength is a percentage of maxrange. The class supports messaging, turning off the transmitter is as easy as sending it a message to set the strength to zero.
Posted by Richard Hawley at 16:44