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Incinerator22
12-10-2009, 04:53 AM
Because magic mouths let you look anywhere in a level, and you can still grab grab switches while reading a magic mouth, I decided to make a player operated drone that can go anywhere in a level with you being able to see it.

Based off of U.S.A's talon swords unmanned ground vehicles.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0a/SWORDS.jpg

The drone itself features a machine gun and reliable treads. It only uses one thick layer and two thin layers. It uses a chainsaw noise for the machine gun and the mgs movement noise when it moves.

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=631&pictureid=9525

Although you can grab, you cannot move. To control it, just like in the real world, use your cute little labtop, which opens when you sit in the seat.

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=631&pictureid=9531

Merely tap-grab the labtop while you're looking at the drone through a magic mouth to change commands. It toggles between moving forward, stopping, moving backwards, and aiming + shooting the machine gun.

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=631&pictureid=9529

Another advantage, you don't need to hold on to keep it grabbing or shooting. Tap it once and it will complete your desired command until you tap and give it a new one.

Using this feature, if you hold down your grab on the labtop during the machine gun aiming + shooting command it will switch to a new set of commands, aim, shoot, or both. Then, you can hold down on any of those three commands to switch back to the first set of commands.

Althought the controls are complex, It makes it easier to switch commands in fractions of seconds, instead of otherwise toggling your way through all of them. Different versions will be given out as prizes in my upcoming massive vehicle showcase.

The possibilities with a drone like this are endless. One of my favorites, the two player brawls, where we each have our own drone and magic mouth view and try to shoot or push the other off a metal platform over fire XD. It also works flawlessly.

I also made an obstacle course for it on the other side of the level where you have to shoot trucks with your paintballs, and try not to get your bot blown up in the process.

One of my favorite things of all, you can operate it from anywhere. I hid myself and the labtop underground, outfitted the drone with special electrified paintballs and gas grenades, invited a friend, and in his moment of shock and bewilderment, all hell broke lose :p

Comment on questions, feedback, or suggestions.

warlord_evil
12-10-2009, 05:00 AM
:O

That....is genius! I knew that you could grab things will magic mouths were active, but I didn't think of anything like this!

Great job!

thefrozenpenquin
12-10-2009, 07:46 AM
See, that's just awesome.

You're pretty resourceful. I feel like I should throw you some random piece of logic just to see what you could do with it.

R0GUE--Elite
12-10-2009, 09:27 AM
I've made a similar RC car that can jump instead of shoot. it uses the same magic mouth idea but works in a slightly different way. each time you hold the switch, it will move in a direction untill released. the next time you hold, it will move in the opposite direction. each time you tap, it will jump. if it is flipped over, the tap function also self-rights it. very easy to use and can be modified to shoot a gun or fire missiles on tap... maybe even guided missiles :kz:

Fredrik94
12-10-2009, 03:06 PM
''One of my favorites, the two player brawls, where we each have our own drone and magic mouth view and try to shoot or push the other off a metal platform over fire XD. It also works flawlessly.''

AWESOME!



Another suggestion; You and your friend are trapped in two underground bunkers, armed with explosives around. The drones battle against eachother, and when one of the drones are destroyed, the losing bunker will explode, and there will open a door to a leaderboard.



The controls looked a bit advanced though. ;P

Gravel
12-10-2009, 03:38 PM
What a really great idea... I like the idea and would imagine it could have all sorts of implications tailored to the individual creators needs...

jwwphotos
12-10-2009, 04:29 PM
Wow... nice idea! Thanks for sharing!

konniksanders
12-10-2009, 07:43 PM
Great work, mate!:D
It's good to hear so many new things are discovered out there!:p

Incinerator22
12-11-2009, 03:34 AM
Very nice of you all :)

warlord_evil
12-11-2009, 04:51 AM
Are you going to add anything else to it? Like a RPG?

Fredrik94
12-11-2009, 03:43 PM
rpg on a drone? xD publish it in a lvl! :(

R0GUE--Elite
12-12-2009, 02:46 PM
I would really like to see how your control system works. invite me to a game if you want and I'll bring my scout bot :)

theamilien
12-12-2009, 04:39 PM
Wow amazing idea, looks great too!

One question though, when your changing between 'commands' dont the magicmouths close and the camera zaps back to sacky but then zaps back to the drone?

Kern
12-12-2009, 05:30 PM
i'd like to take this idea and advance it further... Would you be willing to let me?

gorbax
12-12-2009, 05:42 PM
The two player brawls are great fun, even though it's a simple idea. And the drone works almost flawlessly. I wish I could create things like that. :mad: lol. Great job 22! :D

Incinerator22
12-12-2009, 07:09 PM
Kernel, you couldn't possibly advance mine further. It's too awesome XD. I know about double grab switches and that sort of stuff but I left things sorta simple.

Theamilien, no it doesn't ;). It's awesome.

Rouge--elite, sure :). Feel free to add me.

Ayneh
12-13-2009, 05:52 PM
Oh yeah, 22 and me had a few matches with the 2 player level and apart from me reversing off the platform like a dork the first couple of times it was really fun.

With the 2 player level you need labels for the different cameras because I got confused as to which robot I was controlling sometimes. :p

R0GUE--Elite
12-13-2009, 08:34 PM
ok 22 (i sound like a james bond movie :p codename 22 and all that..), I've added you.
I'll be on tomorrow morning (if my uncle is out of the spare room), got a geography exam at 1:20 :(

Incinerator22
12-13-2009, 08:39 PM
Well you're not the one who has to write a four page autobiagraphy that's due tommorow; coupled with the fact that I have been stalling the entire mourning by going on lbpc XD!

R0GUE--Elite
12-13-2009, 08:48 PM
lol, have fun :p
Procrastination for the nation! ..have to write notes for an oral exam for geography as well :( but LBP seem so much more fun ...so... I think I'll do that instead :p

Incinerator22
12-19-2009, 04:19 PM
I had a scary dream where someone published a level with a drone and took all the credit, lol. Now I'm scared!

I'll be publishing a demo shortly.

NinjaMicWZ
12-19-2009, 07:29 PM
Wow. Seriously awesome concept and execution. These are the things I need to keep up on.

Grimdour
12-19-2009, 08:31 PM
Want.

I smell a self-rescue level.

Ja-lex
12-19-2009, 08:54 PM
Cool beans! You know you should make this into a level; you would revolutionise the way we use magic mouths! And you could put it as a prize bubble but a simpler worse version (well we couldn't have you giving away your best work now could we?) and only make the prize bubble avalible to members of LBPC- similar in the way that takelow's LBPC logo giveaway level which would therefore boosting our numbers. But generally i'm more bothered about the cool little laptop, that would just be cool :p

Grimdour
12-19-2009, 11:23 PM
Cool beans! You know you should make this into a level; you would revolutionise the way we use magic mouths! And you could put it as a prize bubble but a simpler worse version (well we couldn't have you giving away your best work now could we?) and only make the prize bubble avalible to members of LBPC- similar in the way that takelow's LBPC logo giveaway level which would therefore boosting our numbers. But generally i'm more bothered about the cool little laptop, that would just be cool :p
He's already told us how to make it, no point in making prize bubbles.

TheLawnStink
12-19-2009, 11:27 PM
that's very innovative.

That would make for a good versus survival challenge.

Ja-lex
12-20-2009, 12:59 PM
Okay, okay, if i'm a going to make this i have a few questions: How do i make it toggle between the modes?
How do i make the reliable treads (mine always break)
Thanks...

ladylyn1
12-20-2009, 09:19 PM
I had a scary dream where someone published a level with a drone and took all the credit, lol. Now I'm scared!

I'll be publishing a demo shortly.


Lol straight after reading this thread I went and made my own version...

But im not going to publish it!

chezhead
12-20-2009, 09:54 PM
That
IS
EPIC.
The potential is endless....

R0GUE--Elite
12-22-2009, 01:28 AM
thanks 22, for getting my idea out there (althrough i do feel a little un-creditted :(...:p. to be fair, you have changed the original logic behind it quite a lot :)).


I had a scary dream where someone published a level with a drone and took all the credit, lol. Now I'm scared!

I'll be publishing a demo shortly. ..Like what your doing to me?... I joke :)

in a month or two it will be magic mouth drones spamming little big planet and not bomb survivals, everyone seems really interested in the concept :)

I've had a few ideas for uses of the drone in a level;
A Mars base level where you use the drone to explore the surface and activate terminals and collect items whilst you do... er...stuff (Yeah.. I need to look into this a little more.. it's just an idea at the moment :p).

or..
A two player only level where one player is in control of the drone and the other runs around with it. The drone could have attachments that boost sackboy up or fire him over gaps allowing him/her to progress through the level.