------- changes for V1.61 -------
Game Master is a new client console. It's like the science console, but with everything fully scanned, and several extra features. It's designed
to be used BY a game master, a game puppeteer, just like a D&D dungeon master, or the operator of a military sim.
To use the GM console, your server MUST be running a mission. Not just any mission, but a mission designed for the GM console. By convention, these
mission files should start with the word "Module", to separate them from "normal" missions that do not need a GM operator. Why?
During play, the GM operator presses keys on the GM console. These key presses are sent to the server, and used by the script to trigger
script events. The GM operator can also select objects by left-clicking them, and select points in space by right-clicking on the spot. Both
selected objects and selected locations can be used by the script for various events. Finally, the GM console has two text entry lines, and several
buttons used to send the entered text to various stations of the players' ship.
Because of the basic structure of this GM console system, the complexity and power of the GM system comes from the mission script you use. But the
execution of events in the script are triggered by simple key presses. So, by convention, every GM script (starting with "Module") should come
with a simple text file called "module-doc.txt", which details which keys do what.
Other changes include;
Captain's Map is a new client console. It's really just the science console without the scan ability. It's inspired by various shows that have,
well, a Captain's Map station.
much bug fixing has occured, hopefully resulting in a more stable game experience.
Enemy ships now have a percentage change of surrendering, and that value is controllable in scripts (surrenderChance).
Asteroids NOW HURT YOU when the ship runs into them!
Player ships are now limited to warp 1 when inside a nebula.
Changes have been made to the client so (hopefully) you don't have to keep clicking "ready to play" to get back into the game.
Creator of Artemis