I know there’s a security camera already in game, but what I’m proposing is something of actual functionality.
The item itself comes in 2 variants. A camcorder on a tripod, or a camcorder that a player can hold and use. (It could be the same item - placing it in your hotbar makes it usable as a hotbar item, or placing it in your condo places it on a tripod automatically)
Both have pretty much the same features/functionality, but the key difference is one is portable and the other is stationary/hands-free.
When you ‘use’ the camera, you are presented with a UI that allows you to adjust the camera. You are given a preview of what the camera ‘sees’ so that you can align it properly etc.
It has various options, such as sound on/off, video on/off (this way you can record either JUST video or JUST sound, or both together), zoom, slow motion (so, it records at higher FPS so that you can play it back at 30/60 fps and it’ll be slower), night vision, plus a bunch of different filters.
There is also an output option, where you can browse to a folder (could be monolithic so you can only choose one specific folder under your TU installation, or maybe My Documents or something). Then, when you record, it saves the video to that folder, so that you can access it, upload it to YT, share it, etc. Basically just an MP4 file for you to do as you wish with it.
Some might ask ‘then why not use a screen capture program like OBS?’
That’s because using OBS or other screen cap software requires you, the player, to stay stationary and hide your UI (is that even an option?) to grab a recording of whatever you’re looking at.
This obviously isn’t viable if, say, I’m doing something in my Art Studio and want it to be recorded, because I can’t be on the drums and be recording myself on the drums at the same time. (Well, I could, but I would be limited in what camera angles I can capture from)
So, having a stationary camera that I can move and adjust would serve this purpose.
Lastly, the stationary/tripod camera should have an option to stream to any TV/media player in my condo. (As well as the security camera).
This could be done by using any TV/media player in my condo, and selecting an option that lists all cameras in my condo, selecting one, and the TV will show whatever that camera sees.
This would be great for not only letting people set up security cams in the condo, but also for those who want to see a visual feedback of their self-recordings in their art studio or whatnot.
Media Players to support GIFs and static images
Seems like a bit of an oversight to let media players (TVs, etc) handle YT, SC and Twitch inputs, but not GIFs or static images (png, jpeg).
Please add this functionality. Like a blank canvas, simply let us insert an image URL, and support GIFs.
Furthermore, allow us to cycle through images within an album. One of two approaches:
- Allow us to build our image album in-game
- Just have it hook into the imgur album feature
Either way, let us save albums, and set the pace at which media players cycle through images in an album.
For GIFs, let us set them to looped or not.
I’m perhaps not the only one here who would like to have my TVs simply cycle through some images, or toss up a static image of a desktop on my computer monitors… or even to use monitors/TVs as a clever way to display information in public condos (and the upcoming community condo feature)
Table Top Sim
The item name is ‘game table’.
Place it down in your condo.
Admin interacts with the table and can set up games. Comes with a list of predefined games and game accessories, like playing cards, chess, checkers, chinese checkers, GO, etc etc etc.
The predefined games come with ‘built in rules’, such as checkers passing turns, chess with a clock, and scoreboards for games that use them.
In addition, the game table has a free-form mode. You can use assets that come with the table, or you can pull assets from the Workshop. It’s up to the players to abide by any ‘rules’, since they won’t be built in due to it being free form. However, the admin can set up some basic parameters for the game, such as a basic scoreboard you can manually tick up or down/enter values into during the game. Could just be a notepad onscreen and you can set one or more people as the scorekeepers, and they can write and edit the notepad, which appears for everyone at the table.
For Workshop support, players can create game asset collections, plus script in any built in rules and scorekeeping. Players who load in these game collections from the workshop are able to turn on/off the built in rules. This way, if I just want the game assets but not the rules, I can do that.
The Workshop SDK should have tools needed to allow modders to create fully functional table top games, including built in rules and scorekeeping, and options for players to adjust.
The game table’s appearance can be changed to best suit the game. Or, instead of a table, it could be an object a condo admin can place anywhere, and players can interact with it to setup and play tabletop games.