Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Trailers release

Okay, after a while we're okay to release couple of our new trailers. These are supposed to be dragged by Baiern Alpenjager and some of future vehicles. These things are not perfect, but running pretty stable, can cross sims borders, and are good in general.

GEMC Motorboat:
Marketplace: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/GEMC-Motorboat/5739711
Manual: http://sl-gemc.blogspot.com2014/02/gemc-motorboat-manual.html
SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Grenadier/169/139/22

GEMC Powerbox 150E trailer:
Marketplace: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/GEMC-Powerbox-150E-trailer/5739894

GEMC Motorboat manual

Common features:

1.Fuel - this vehicle is equipped with GFS fuel system. It uses REGULAR FUEL. It has one fuel tank, accessable from the right side. Fuel capacity is 27 gallons(100l). By default, fuel system is disabled.(Vehicle - Fuel System).

Fuel tank displacement
2. Gearbox - use up and down arrow keys or W and S to change gears between Reverse, Stop, Slow, Half, Full, and Emergency.

3. Lights - this boat has navi, spot, and interior lights. These are operated by buttons on boat, or via GEMC UniHUD(HUD guide). Headlights button controls spot light(must be enabled on Motorboat Custom HUD), fog lights button controls navi lights, and interior lights button controls interior lighting.

Boat controls
Other functions:

Customizing HUD(default&expanded)
4. Shade - to use the shade, enable it first via Motorboat Custom HUD. Once added to the vehicle, you can control it by simple clicking. If your shade is unfolded, you can also have festive lights added to it(via Motorboat Custom HUD as well). Festive lights are controlled by pannel on the back left side of the boat(connected to the festive lights cable).

5. Fenders - to use fenders, you should enable them in the "Fenders" tab on the Motorboat Custom HUD. Once these are visible, you can click them to attach to left or right side. If you have boat nose cover enabled, which makes fenders inacessible from the above, you can click on the left or right side of the space left by opened nose cover latch.

6. Multimedia system - this vehicle is equipped with GEMC standard audio loops player.
If you have "Interior accessories" enabled, you can have an access to the web via tablet placed on front passenger's folding table. To unfold the table, simply click it. To fold it, click the table again. To turn web browser off, click the objects on the table.

7. Passengers - This vehicle offers room for 3 passengers + driver(4 in total).

8. Customizing - this vehicle is using HUDs for customizing.
Click the boat for menu, then click "Customize..." button to get the "Motorboat Custom HUD". Next operations are pretty simple. That HUD has multiple tabs wtih different custom options.
There are 16 liveries, custom livery mode, various body trims, different parts, accessories and so on.

Boat hull livery template

GEMC, 2014.

Baiern Alpenjager 1.1 update

What's fixed:
- Electricity leak;
- Some minor visual issues on the console;
- Indicators brightness(dimmed by 50%).

What's new:
- Trailers support(see below);
- Day switch via clocks - just adjust the clocks back or forth until it passes 12 PM, so it will skip to next or previous day. Doesn't switch month if triggered on the month end or beginning(it takes hardcoding of all exceptions, so better be off without it).
- Steering adjust - "Customize..." - "Vehicle".  - Adjusts steering factor for the low speeds, might be cool for driving on thight spots.
-Automatic headlights mode. Lights come on with dusk, and goes off with dawn. Works only if there's a person sitting as driver.


To use a trailer, you have to enable hook on your vehicle.
With hook enabled, back up to trailer's hitch area. When close enough(0.5-1.3m range), click the trailer and select "Attach" option in the menu. If all conditions are fine, the trailer will get attached to the vehicle. Now you're cool to drive around. To detach a trailer, click it, and select "Detach" option. Also trailer is getting detached if the vehicle's hook is removed.

Trailer operations
GEMC Powerbox 150E trailer:
This trailer produces electricity for its flood light tower.
To add or remove light tower, click "Light Tower" button in the menu. Light tower is operated by pannel on the front side of the trailer.
This trailer has optional GFS system. It uses diesel fuel. Filling should be performed from the right side. Fuel system can be disabled by clicking "Fuel System" button in the menu.
This trailer has multiple color options. Available colors can be selected in "Colors" sub-menu.

GEMC Motorboat trailer:
To deploy a boat, click "Detach Boat" button in the menu. To return already deployed boat, or add a new one(if deployed boat is not in same region), click "Return Boat" button.
If you submerge your trailer into water deep enough, the freshly deployed boat will have its physics turned on automatically.

Known issues:
- Trailer movement can appear to be choppy, depends on region performance.
- The distance between a tractor and trailer may increase at high speed, it's considered "normal".
- Trailer may perform in unusual way, responding to unusual operation of the vehicle(i. e. if one is trying to drive the vehicle up the wall, or jump off a cliff).

GEMC, 2014