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jobinson

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It would be really cool to have a wheelchair mod
« on: January 16, 2020, 04:40:03 AM »

(I apologize if this is the wrong place to post this.)

In a game full of disabled colonists, it makes no sense to not be able to build wheelchairs. It would be a cheap way of getting a colonist back to baseline moving abilities or at least most of the way there. There could be crutches for a low tech version. And motorized wheelchairs as a high tech version. It makes much more sense to build a wheelchair out of metal and wood for my frail researcher with a bad back than to waste a bionic spine on them.

I know nothing about programming, but they could be like a clothing item you equip that gives a buff to moving?

To balance it and make it more realistic, wheelchairs could be extra slow on dirt, not be able to travel over chunks, or other things like that.

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Re: It would be really cool to have a wheelchair mod
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2020, 06:16:40 AM »

Why do you want wheelchairs, when you can straight put wheels or tracks on your pawns ?
Some mod's made this happen.
And even without mods, the simple protetic is good enough to give legless pawn their mobility back.
And why you just want wheelchairs and not hoverchairs ? :-)

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Re: It would be really cool to have a wheelchair mod
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 12:05:32 PM »

I always figured the pawn hopping around with one leg was already using a crutch.  I play with a mod that puts even prosthetics behind research, and even if I didn't, I really like the wheelchair idea!  I mean, even today, we have access to prosthetic legs/etc, and yet - we still use wheelchairs!

If someone wanted to collaborate on this, I could probably figure out how to handle "user cannot go quickly unless on smooth floors." But I have no idea how to set up equipment or anything like that, nor do I want to try drawing a wheelchair.

I think the spacer version might be an ultra-lightweight wheelchair built using plasteel which could easily bring the pawn to speeds above walking while on smooth surfaces.  (I love those new handicapped symbols they are starting to use in parking spaces that look like the racing wheelchairs)  Or maybe a mechanized version that has an internal gyroscope that keeps the pawn stable in rough terrain.

Bonus points: there are plenty of people out there who use wheelchairs that would probably be delighted to see such an option in the game.

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Re: It would be really cool to have a wheelchair mod
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 01:13:13 PM »

The Wheelchair is interesting, because it's use is beyond peg-legs. It is a way to deal with a frail or broken back, that would leave a Pawn immobile even with archotech legs.
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Re: It would be really cool to have a wheelchair mod
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2020, 04:25:00 PM »

Can't you use the Yes,vehicle mod to create a wheelchair the patient could mount ?

Alternativ you can craft a wheelchair as prostetic and add this with a simple surgery to a pawn.
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Re: It would be really cool to have a wheelchair mod
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2020, 02:15:31 PM »

Can a pawn who cannot walk mount a vehicle?
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