Deployment Checklist

From Rise: The Vieneo Province - The Space Simulator MMO from Unistellar Industries, LLC

Mesh and Texture Asset

  1. Make sure production warnings are turned on
  2. Potentially delete the type.dat from the root Ian's Folder for the type you are exporting (ships, docks, etc) depending on if you need to rebuild all assets to remove textures from sharing across modules or removing models altogether. If the file doesn't exist, all assets of that type must be run through the "Match Textures" routine.
  3. 3 or 4 sided polys only
  4. limited poly count
  5. no intersecting geometry
  6. where geometry meets the coordinates should be identical
  7. Production warnings (canvas size mismatches)
  8. Shading assessment (gouraud vs. lambertian)


Before Deployment


  1. Before doing anything we need to do a reality check regarding the CG
  2. Cockpit/cab windshield is "outside cockpit" type so that it it operates with dome light
  3. Check gross extents (i.e. a license plate that flies away when extended or retracted)
  4. Bounding sphere analysis
  5. Headlights and/or landing lights
  6. Texture utilization (i.e. duplicate names, unnecessary "ambient" light maps)
Aircraft and Aerospace Vehicles
  1. Lifting bodies "left wing" "right wing" "tail"
  2. Engines "left" "right" "center"
  3. Flight controls and their proper deflections
  4. Landing gear
  5. Dynamic lights (navigation lights, anti-collision strobes, landing lights)
    1. Including the correct normals!
  6. Nose art
  7. Bay doors
  8. Bay interiors
Ground Vehicles
  1. Brake lights
  2. Steering deflects to the right
  3. License plates (front and rear) "dynamic" type
  4. Windshield wipers


  1. Eye location (0,0,0)
  2. Chair extent
  3. Monitor source and instance assignment
  4. Master warning and caution buttons
  5. Flight controls assignment and motion
  6. Nameplate
  7. Windshield layout
    1. Reentry
    2. St. Elmo's Fire
  8. Display package
    1. XML
    2. Overmonitor picture
  9. Sound effects package
    1. Start
    2. Ambient
    3. Engine
    4. Touchdown
    5. Gear extension
  10. Simulator package


  1. Need to add to the vehicles graph on admin view

After Deployment


  1. Trim colored base maps must be exported as DXT3 even through VP loads as DXT1 to retain alpha layer data
  2. Need to align the pods in the cargo bay


  1. Docking interfaces must be the first module in the ASM file (that is how VP knows which port is where!)