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From: Christopher Pfeiffer (chris@outrage.com)
Newsgroups: alt.games.descent
Subject: Re: Physics (from Outrage)
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 11:17:52 -0500
Organization: Outrage Entertainment

> there should be no air drag since their is no gravity there
> could be no atmosphere and thus no air!

This would lead to an Asteroids like physics model. It was
originally tried. It was way too had to navigate.Our mines
behave as if you where in a pressurized zero-G environment.
Its far more fun that way. :)

Or, you could think of it as the ship dragging (with retro-
thrusters) to make flying feel more natural for the pilot.
In any case, linear air drag to simulates it.

Christopher M. Pfeiffer
Outrage Entertainment
AI, Physics, and 3D Sound for Descent III