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6 August, 2013 01:17:35

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A great feature for showcasing worlds made in SurvivalCraft would be a theater mode. In "Theater Mode" the HUD / UI would be completely gone. The user would be able to move around the map without seeing the inventory slots, control icons, etc. The only way to pause or exit out of the game would be by predetermined location or a minuscule button on the screen.

The reason behind is for recording / display purposes. I made a video earlier that would benefit from this.

If I had had access to a feature similar to theater mode I could have delivered a more clear look at the world. Another option would be to take screenshots (which I did), but I feel that they just don't amount to what a video could do. The closest that I have to a completely clean screen for recording is being able to hide the move and look pads. I would greatly appreciate something like this being implemented.

My first idea was pretty basic. Just an empty screen. But I think my next ideas would make Theater Mode an even more amazing addition.

-The Ability to Move on a Preset Path (Flying/Walking)
-The Ability to "Lock On" to a Set Target
-The Ability to Go Back to a Starting Position w/ the Same Orientation

With the ability move on a preset path, you could set a few key points around the world, then let your character take a straight line from point to point. This would completely automate your movement around the map.

With the ability to lock your eyes onto a set location, you could rotate around any structure without ever losing the point of interest.

With the ability to return to your starting position, you could essentially turn yourself into a stopmotion camera. It would be useful for time lapses and animations.

Thanks for Reading, I Hope You Enjoyed My Ideas.

But, I must include one last crazy idea. - a "Multiplayer" mode for the theater mode where the second user is essentially nothing but a camera, but still has all of the above abilties. 

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6 August, 2013 08:49:20

Hello xhutnerx,

I really like this idea. It would be perfect to explore big creative worlds like Aphx's Elswyr :)

I fully support this idea :)

- Warpgamer

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6 August, 2013 22:38:08

You have to record using external programs or devices. You have to use a capture card or special software. I'm not familiar with capture cards for mobile devices, but I do know that software-based recording requires a rooted android or jailbroken iOS device.

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6 August, 2013 23:50:01

Its an exploit for iOS devices ( iPod iPhone iPad ). It allows you to run programs that are not approved by apple. Currently, you can only jailbreak your device if you are running iOS version 6.1.2 or below.

You can download the tools for jailbreaking 6.1.2 devices here : evasi0n.com

Its great if you know what your doing. The UI of Cydia , the equivalent of a jailbroken app store, is great and extremely easy to use. Just be careful when downloading packages from unknown devs , because as long as you are jailbroken, your warranty with apple is voided.

If your running an even lower version iOS, you may want to search for a program called redsn0w. It does the same thing as evasi0n.

I can answer lots of questions, but if I'm unavailable, you can search youtube for tutorials or go to www.reddit.com/r/jailbreak.

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7 August, 2013 22:27:29

Yeah, its stinks that apple has to patch it with each software update. Hopefully you can get a hold of it when iOS 7 comes around.

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22 June, 2017 17:50:19

I was going to make a new post suggesting the same idea!

Wow, this thread is pretty old and yet the idea is still great. I myself would love this option and I hope Kaalus adds it soon. I don't imagine it would be hard to implement, especially on PC where the only thing that remains on the screen are the cross hairs. Fingers crossed...

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23 June, 2017 01:37:47

I have never seen my predecessor admins post... what a throwback.

Player of the game for four years straight. Somehow an admin.

All of my maps - http://survivalcraft.lefora.com/topic/19407424?page=1#.WPtKc45ePBI

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23 June, 2017 03:21:30

@hexr

First sman, now warpgamer!

I started on this forum in 2014...i know it's been 3 years but man do I feel old now, (sorry stan).

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23 June, 2017 17:16:18

4 years for me (barely). I don't feel particularly old, but the forum does...

Player of the game for four years straight. Somehow an admin.

All of my maps - http://survivalcraft.lefora.com/topic/19407424?page=1#.WPtKc45ePBI

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28 June, 2017 16:57:04

One more shout

Since Kaalus is still tweaking a few things and adding some requested stuff while the new update is pending, ( new dispenser mechanics are finally added!) it would be great if he saw this thread before the official release and added one more thing for us. Here's still hoping, so let's try and catch his attention... we're just a crosshair and hotbar away :)

I so badly need this feature to make some cool videos I have planned. Other than that, the new update has been beyond amazing.

Last Edited By: Bard 28 June, 2017 17:00:01. Edited 2 times.

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30 June, 2017 19:01:09

@survivalist16 
Yeah, this feature is 4 years overdue.

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