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Can enemies fire anything else than beams?

posted Sep 11, 2012 10:42:59 by SergiuWittenbergerBadau
I want to make an enemy that can fire torpedoes at you, but I don't really know how. Can you make it in the mission editor or is it a special thing you have to do in the vesselData ? Something else ?


p.s I hope it won't double post as the first topic I tried to make on this subject disappeared.
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SergiuWittenbergerBadau said Sep 12, 2012 11:23:38
Anyone ?
PurplePenguin04 said Sep 12, 2012 13:54:48
I'm still pretty new to the game but I have come across a few enemy vessels that have fired off some kind of missile or something similar at me. If I remember correctly, they did 15 damage to my shields.
SergiuWittenbergerBadau said Sep 12, 2012 14:01:56
is that a special mission that you played? If so, which ? I have looked in the vesselData and have not found the enemy ships having anything else than a beam or two.

I found a code snippet for generating plasma torpedoes (the one from the wiki page) but it doesn't work. :(

PurplePenguin04 said Sep 12, 2012 14:07:42
It wasn't a special mission. Just running Invasion mode, Layout: Siege, Sector: Interesting difficulty 3 to 6.
SergiuWittenbergerBadau said Sep 12, 2012 14:22:20
Ok, I will look after that, going to play a few games then. Couldn't find any data on those enemies though. (As in having that ability )
CaptainZach said Sep 12, 2012 16:00:26
Artemis has 4 enemy alien races:

  • Kraliens, standard guys who fire beams
  • Torgoths, they fire long-range missles that can be shot down
  • ArVonians, carriers that launch fighters
  • Skaraan, mysterious invaders that fire beams but have abilities too powerful and mysterious to mention here

EDIT: I guess the missles are referred to as "drones" for the Torgoth but the concept is the same.
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SergiuWittenbergerBadau said Sep 12, 2012 18:52:37
Uuuuh !!! Thank you sooo much :D
SergiuWittenbergerBadau said Sep 12, 2012 19:26:36
Ah, forgot to ask. I've put 3 drone ports on the ship but it only fires one, can I change that so that it fires 3 instead ?
Mike_Substelny said Sep 14, 2012 00:31:54
Three drones? That'll be one tough son-of-a-gun!

I've never tried that. Are you certain that all three drones aren't inside each other? Can one shot from a single beam weapon take it out or not?

If necessary, just make three ships attached to each other. Write a mission script that has one drone-equipped core ship moving after the player (push radius zero) and two other drone-equipped ships that are constantly moved to just a few meters away from the core ship.
"Damn the torpedoes! Four bells, Captain Drayton!"

(Likely actual words of Admiral David Farragut, USN, at the battle of Mobile Bay. Four bells was the signal for the engine room to make full steam ahead).
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