User:Faust Vollmar

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An LSL [and a minor bit of PHP] scripter with a particular interest in SLRPG frameworks and weaponry.
Not a whole lot else to add really, no history nor achievements to speak of.

View my JIRA Reports


I should probably create sub-pages for my projects with a bit more comprehensive information and less rambling, but that can come later.

Should I post Source code for the OpenSource projects? I'm not sure of complications the Contribution Agreement could have on managing them.

The project sections sound like advertising; I didn't mean it that way but that's kinda how my attempts to jot down what I do turned out.

[ Nexus CS ]

  • This is my pet project, an SLRPG framework, it taught me LSL as I've gone along since '08, and will teach me C# when we can use it in SL.

Design Basis

  • A configurable Race/Class/Powers-based system in the vein of DCS2 and others like it, with some deviations from the standard model for such Systems.
  • Non-profit System, all items related to the System are entirely Free and Copy+Transfer. (The System will remain available if I leave SL.)
    Funding for content (Sounds, Particle Effects, etc.) would be on a Donation basis.
    Due to Copy+Transfer, Animations will not be part of the System. The Weapon API will inform weapons of casting, allowing them to play Animations.
    Dealing with people -selling- the System will be a community effort. (The items are No Modify, making it difficult to disguise as something else.)
  • No off-world Server. Sims use a Prim Server for Configuration storage. (The System will remain functional if I leave SL.)
    No Stats Tracking; Experience Points/Levels, Kill/Death counts, etc. (This is a result, either positive or negative, of the Prim Server design.)
  • Attempt to design Weaponry to meet the needs of Free Use, Cheat Proofing, Versatility and Fairness.
    An open Weapon API for weapons to register their statistics with the CS Unit, which controls attacks internally. [Free Use, Cheat Proofing]
    Some statistics are weapon-defined (within reasonable values), the CS Unit calculates others to create a balanced result. [Versatility, Fairness]
    All weapons by all creators are equal. There will not be any form of 'enhancement' model. [Commercial Fairness]

Current Status

  • Currently not available to the public, due to redevelopment to switch to the Prim Server design.
    I sometimes make exceptions to this. Case-by-case thing. Contact me if interested.

Outstanding Issues

  • Raycasting currently does not allow for AoE Weapons, due to lack of a function for non-0 "Say" at arbitrary locations.
    (Could not find an existing JIRA for a llSayAt or similar function request.)

Design Feedback

  • Suggestions for new Power casting Modes or Types. If you need the current list, IM me in-world.
  • So far only the Weapon API is complete. Specifications for other equipment such as Armor (if it should be used at all) have not been defined.
  • Should World Owners have direct access to the Comms Protocol for Attacks/Powers etc, such as being able to set their HMAC key?

** Comm Protocol Info

  1. [ User Input Channel ] : 9
  2. [ Dialog Menu Channel ] : 99 (Positive to allow /99Menu to retrieve the Menu.)
  3. [ Internal Channel Range ] : -1409,000,xxx
  4. [ Public Protocol ] : Weapon API and Status HUD input/output. Usage will be documented.
    Channel; Weapon API = -1409000000
    Channel; Status HUD = -1409000001
    Method; = llRegionSayTo()
    Header; = "NCS"
    Payload; = Double-Pipe ("||") delimited, with Single-Pipe ("|") delimited sub-sets.
  5. [ Private Protocol ] : HMAC-Signed Data for System API input/output.
    Channel; System API = -1409000002
    Method; Targeted = llRegionSayTo()
    Method; Area = llSay()
    Header; = "NCS"
    Payload; = Double-Pipe ("||") delimited, with Single-Pipe ("|") delimited sub-sets.

[ OpenSource Weapons Systems ]

  • This was a project born of wanting my own take on the well-known LCK weapon scripts, but has since evolved over time into it's current state.
  • Basically boils down to a project to make two base sets (One for Melee, one for Range) that can be used for SLRPG weapons.
  • Intended for broad compatibility with any CombatSystems that do not require proprietary weapon scripts.
    Plugin API leaves the door open for owners of systems that use proprietary weapon scripts to make plugins, if they so choose.
  • There's really not much to say here. It does what it's meant to do and sometimes I add/fix something.

Melee Weapon Scriptset

  • Current Version: 2.4.4; updated 29.Aug.2011
  • Free on the SL Marketplace or just IM me in-world.
Outstanding Issues
  • No coordination between multiple MainHand weapons.
    Lesser issue for Melee, but needs to be resolved for the Range version.
  • HUD will issue commands to all worn MWS weapons at once, not always desirable behavior.
    Not hard to fix script-wise, but I lack icon art for differentiating which button is which.
  • Menu System complicated to setup. Not useful for the Color plugin at all.

Range Weapon Scriptset

  • No Release: Working out issues with the Melee version, not well-versed in bullet rezzer design.

** Comm Protocol Info

  1. [ User Input Channel ] : 4 (Default, configurable to use any Channel > 0)
  2. [ Dialog Menu Channel ] : -99 (Default, configurable to use any Channel)
  3. [ Internal Channel Range ] : -1409,001,xxx
  4. [ Public Protocol ] : Protocol not likely to be used, however messages are documented in the Project's packages.
    Channel; = -1409001000
    Method; = llRegionSayTo()
    Header; = "OWS"
    Payload; = Single-Pipe ("|") delimited.
    NOTE: Versions 2.3.5 and prior, MWS sub-project comms did not have a Header and used channels -851000000 to -851999999.
    NOTE: Versions 2.3.6 to 2.4.4, MWS sub-project comms used channels -1409010000 to -1409010999.