Hi Keen Software House,
I love the model and size of the hydrogen engine. I think it's a perfect fit for Space Engineers, especially when paired with a battery. However, I feel like it's lacking a bit of sound for realism.
As you know, engines in real life increase their RPMs as speed increases or to provide more power. In-game, atmospheric and hydrogen thrusters do this already with a modifier to the sound based on speed. Right now, the hydrogen engine sounds like it's constantly idling - fine for a generator, but not for rover applications!
I'd love to see the sound of the hydrogen engine (and maybe the animation speed of the model?) speed up/increase in pitch as either:
A) speed increases, as it is currently with thrusters
B) Output increases (preferably this one!)
This would increase realism and give a more satisfying sound for high-output applications, and reward engineers who balance power output with weight to produce the optimum power and speed. :)
As a side note, it would be cool to have something similar for purely battery-operated rovers, such as a subtle whine that slowly increases in pitch, similar to how a Tesla sounds in Forza Horizon games.
Thank you and keep up the good work!