Some of that is possible. I may be wrong, but I think it's possible for more than one mint to be made, for instance. As for the ignoring laws, currently that isn't possible, but the criminal justice step on the road map would make it possible for people to break the law, and thus make law enforcement necessary.
Well, the corruption likely happened when the computer crashed. Right after the impact happened (which was also a bug since the impact was disabled in server settings) I made a backup of the server before exploring the after impact world. The thing is, something wonky happened since the processor appears to have over heated - which has never happened before - and it seems like the server required so much more processing post impact than pre impact. The way the crash happened - an overloaded CPU - may have had something to do with it. Still, even in that scenario, there should be a mechanism to recognize "hey, I'm corrupted!" and tell the user that it needs to be restored from the last known good backup, and maybe backup all the files that could possibly be written to just in case.
What is even stranger is the problem restoring from that backup. I also think it is interesting that manual backups are in one file, but the folder shows multiple. I guess it writes to the different files separately so that it can write to more than one at a time as needed. Were you ever able to get the backup to load?
I'm still interested in VR development for Eco. Is it possible to separate the cross hairs from being tied to the center of the screen, so that one form of input controls the camera and another form of input controls the cross hairs within the camera?
Also, has anyone developed any VR implementation in the last 2 years?
I have both eye tracking VR and neural interface devices, but I won't be able to combine them because they don't fit well together.
Are you on our Discord server by chance? You'll probably get more (accurate) responses there. The devs hang out there and there is a modding channel as well. Here's the link to join if you'd like to: https://discord.gg/eco
If not, let me know and I'll see if I can find out the answers to your questions.
I'm not sure why, but after logging out for a while and then logging in the raw meat suddenly became inedible as well. Not sure why. What's really weird though was that this time it let me eat the cooked meat, but still said it was inedible. Figured I would add this just in case.
Digging through to the other side would be interesting, but would definitely require property lines to overlap.
I think a better solution would be for there to be a molten core, with perhaps a kind of semi-unbreakable block at varying depths that requires extra special tools to remove, and then a final block at the absolute depth which can't be broken through, but can have a geothermal device attached to it in pieces or can have a doomsday weapon built to crack the core. Maybe you could also build a specialized tube through the core to create an elevator. Maybe a future space elevator could even tie directly into that, connecting underground cities to surface cities to space colonies.
or... you could go with the expanding Earth theory of geology. I actually have an old geology book that is well over a hundred years old. It was written before plate tectonics as an idea was accepted. According to the expanding Earth theory, the world is hollow, but inflates in size due to meteorite collisions constantly adding mass. In some versions there is a tiny Sun at the center and volcanoes are just heat vents. It's an interesting model to say the least.
Gravity is actually explained pretty simple in that model, using equations that are still valid in physics. Basically, the attraction you feel to the Earth is gravity minus centripetal force. This is absolutely true, and the closer you are to the core the weaker gravity is to you. This is why there is a region of Canada where the gravity is actually lower than the rest of the world. Anyway, the model asserts - wrongly - that there is a point in the Earth where the centripetal force overcomes gravity, so when you get to this point it's more difficult to approach - gravity gets lighter as you approach the line - and then you flip around and start clinging to the ceiling.
If you went with that model, you would have an entire inner world with it's own systems. It wouldn't be a factual representation of the real world, but it does represent old ideas people held and it's certainly more interesting than just ending up on the other side.
I wonder if seasons will ever be added. Living in Australia and seeing all the super-grassy meadows (right next to sand blocks and seawater(!) in some recent screen grabs by developers) makes me wonder if the hyper-European/NorthAmerican context couldn't be worthy of mods for more climatic challenges. We are trying to teach Eco-awareness after all not just have a Minecraft with a legal system :-)