Automated Control Block

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Automated Control Block
AutomatedControlBlock.png
Attributes
Health 150
Armour Class 5
Structural No
Weight 10
Relative Buoyancy +8.9
Size 1x1x1
Material Cost 20


Simpler and more specific than an AI, the Automated Control Block (ACB) is used to activate nearby components when certain conditions are met.


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Reason: "The ACB has been completely reworked, so some commands may be obsolete"

Dialog[edit | edit source]

Pressing Q at the ACB will bring up its dialog.

Inputs[edit | edit source]

The ACB will trigger when the input is met.

  • None; The ACB will not activate automatically
  • On spawning; Activates on spawning
  • On ACB taking damage; Activates ACB when the ACB itself takes damage
  • Altitude greater/less than -500 to 1800 m; Activates the ACB when the ACB itself is under a certain altitude
  • Every 0 to 120 s; Sends one pulse every X amount of seconds
  • Object in front within 0 to 50 m; Activates if any object is in front of the ACB within X meter
  • no object in front within 0 to 50 m; Activates if no object is in front of the ACB within X meter
  • Vehicle health percent below/above 0 to 100; Activates ACB when the vehicle health is below/above X%
  • Vehicle speed below/above 0 to 150 m/s; Activates ACB when the vehicle is below/above X m/s
  • Enemy range below/above (or no enemies) 0 to 5000 m; Activates ACB when an enemy is closer/further or if there is no enemy within X meter
  • Pitch angle below/above -90 to 90 degrees; Activates ACB when the vehicle pitch angle is above/below X degree
  • Roll angle below/above -90 to 90 degrees; Activates ACB when the vehicle roll angle is above/below X degree
  • 0 to 120 s after spawn; Activates ACB after X seconds of the vehicle spawn
  • Hostile missile within 1 to 2000 m; Activates ACB when an enemy missile is within X meter of the ACB
  • Control received to yaw left/right; Activates ACB when the vehicle is ordered to yaw left/right
  • Control received to roll left/right; Activates ACB when the vehicle is ordered to roll left/right
  • Control received to nose up/down; Activates ACB when the vehicle is ordered to pitch up/down
  • Control received to move forwards/backwards; Activates ACB when the vehicle is ordered to move forwards/backwards
  • Fuel percentage below/above 0 to 100; Activates ACB when fuel percentage is above/below X%
  • Battery percentage below/above 0 to 100; Activates ACB when battery percentage is above/below X%
  • Ammo percentage below/above 0 to 100; Activates ACB when ammo percentage is above/below X%
  • Power percentage below/above 0 to 100; Activates ACB when power percentage is above/below X%
  • Height above surface below/above -500 to 1800 m; Activates ACB when the ACB itself is X meter above the serface
  • Height above terrain below/above -500 to 1800 m; Activates ACB when the ACB itself is X meter above the terrain, ignoring the water

Affected/Affect[edit | edit source]

Only one type of component may be affected per ACB.

  • Air Pumps: Set 0 to 1.
  • Balloon Deployers: Activate/deactivate.
  • Hydrofoils: Set angle -45 to 45 degrees.
  • AI Mainframes: Turn OFF, ON, or COMBAT.
  • Constructable Spawners: Spawn.
  • Spin Blocks: Rotate -180 to 180 degrees, set rotation speed -30 to 30 radians/s, spin, or reverse spin.
  • Desired Speed: Water speed -5 to 5 and/or air speed 0 to 5.
  • Docking Stations: Release, recall, undock, or dock.
  • Shield Projectors: Off, disrupt, or reflect.
  • Enemy Simulators: Activate 10 to 600 s, deactivate.
  • Aerial AI Cards: Minimum/nominal altitude -500 to 1800 m.
  • Electric Engines: Output 0 to 1.
  • Weapon Systems: Fire.
  • Propulsion Components: Set drive fraction 0 to 1.
  • Ammo Processors: On/off.
  • General Purpose PID: Set point.
  • Fuel Engines: % dedicated to battery charging, % maximum RPM.
  • Light fittings: Intensity 0 to 10.
  • Complex control key
  • Warp drive: Begin charging, trigger warp, or cycle (idle -> charge, charge -> warp).

Affect range (Manhattan distance) can also be set to 1 to 50 or no limit, and delay from 0 to 120 s.

Control Panel[edit | edit source]

This is used to change the numerical parameters to the inputs. The ACB can also be mapped to complex controller keys here.