Realistic Hatch?

CoonMc2001CoonMc2001 Join Date: 2017-03-25 Member: 229170Members
I've been revamping my base and, I know it is still early access but, will hatches ever depressurize? Will water start filling the area if you open a hatch that is not on the bottom of something, like the life pod or Cyclops? I think it would make the bulkhead more important as you would need to make a proper airlock as a big base would fill with a lot of water very fast.

I give my bases proper airlock because of this fact but will it ever be a thing in the game.


  • SnailsAttackSnailsAttack Join Date: 2017-02-09 Member: 227749Members
    edited March 2017
    For simplicity's sake I don't think this'll ever be a thing. Could be cool, though.
  • 0x6A72320x6A7232 US Join Date: 2016-10-06 Member: 222906Members
    edited March 2017
    You *can* build your hatch on the bottom of I-, T- and X- connectors IIRC. But yeah I don't think they'll implement flooding.
  • CoonMc2001CoonMc2001 Join Date: 2017-03-25 Member: 229170Members
    Your base can flood already it will take damage from impact, negative strength, etc, and it gains water until you fix it. So all they should need to and is an animation entering and exiting and during it the hatch will behave like its damaged, but faster than other parts, and now you have a depressurizing hatch.
  • saltyspeculasaltyspecula Join Date: 2016-12-20 Member: 225227Members
    If you want to add a "pressurization chamber" for realism's sake, you could add in a bulkhead door near the hatch.
  • MrRoarkeMrRoarke Join Date: 2016-05-16 Member: 216830Members
    I remember having this conversation a while back. I believe it's one of those acceptable breaks from reality where they prioritize gameplay over realism. Realistically, going in and out of a pressurization chamber would be tedious at best, and game-breaking at worst. There's some realism that people enjoy, and some they don't. Same as you don't have to wait for your SeaMoth or PRAWN to empty or fill, they simply skip that waiting period where nothing happens anyway, so they don't break your stride. You also don't have to sit down on a bench to don and doff your SCUBA gear every time you go out or in. Ever notice your fins magically appear on your feet when you go outside?

    My big hangup: Think about getting in and out of large aquariums. I've always thought they should have made the hatches go on the top only, because those side-mounted aquarium hatches break my willing suspension of disbelief more than the outer habitat hatches do.


  • xm234xm234 Poland Join Date: 2017-03-26 Member: 229207Members
    It could be explained with hatches using some kind of a force field to stop the water flowing inside, while letting the player go through. (just like hangars in Star Wars movies)
    This would make sense, since we already have some gravity manipulating stuff ingame.
    Also, a regular hatch would be impossible to open/close (depends, if it opens in- or outside) without "The Dude" beeing a Superman. Especially 900m under the surface.

    Btw, have you noticed, that when the upper section of the seabase gets damaged, lower rooms often stay perfectly dry?

  • gunmetal563gunmetal563 Join Date: 2015-09-30 Member: 208239Members
    i remember a bit ago seeing a dev discussion about this a bit ago as well as animation for entering the hatch but I'm not sure what happened.

    usually i create a airlock by placing a hatch in a corridor behind a bulkhead for realism

    here's a previous post i did
    the hatch room that appears when hatch is build on a room should also come with a bulkhead to make it seem more realistic



    and when placed any ware in a corridor it automatically adds a bulkhead requiring that the corridor is attached to something like another corridor or multipurpose room and not a T or an X corridor

    to make things more realistic the bulkhead to the airlock can be auto closing with the player having to wait for the water to fill the airlock before entering from outside, and waiting inside the airlock for it to fill with water before leaving it to go outside with the exception that it is in the floor or bottom of the corridor.

  • gunmetal563gunmetal563 Join Date: 2015-09-30 Member: 208239Members
    edited March 2017
    personally i think we could do away with the hatches and use just the bulkheads, it is already programmed that if one opens with water behind it it will flood the rest of the base and when closed the base will drain

    the airlock/entrance could just be left to being created/finished by the player when he/she gets the blueprint
  • prototype464prototype464 North Carolina, United States Join Date: 2017-03-16 Member: 228993Members
    Bulkheads are glitched atm and stop working 30 minutes after you build them, you then have to deconstruct them.
  • gunmetal563gunmetal563 Join Date: 2015-09-30 Member: 208239Members
    aye the only current flaw in my air lock
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