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« Reply #360 on: December 24, 2016, 03:25:36 PM »

Will we ever get transforming capital ships?
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« Reply #361 on: December 24, 2016, 03:48:35 PM »

Will we ever get transforming capital ships?
Ha! If I remember correctly, the frigate was a royal pain in the ass
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« Reply #362 on: December 24, 2016, 04:12:34 PM »

Will we ever get transforming capital ships?
not unless something is changed in vanilla to properly allow it, at least if we're talking about almost fully transforming ships like that one. but possibly ones that have small-ish moving parts... if Tartiflette ever decides he wants to make one. ^^ actually, SCY's Siren cruiser and Nemean Lion battleship do have something like that.

there are several issues with transforming ships due to the fact that Starsector wasn't actually designed for these. for example, the collision bounds (aka where a ship can be hit) can't be animated. so any ship that changes visual shape in battle will have collision bounds that don't entirely line up with at least one of its possible shapes. that's not too big a deal for a fighter or even frigate, but on a capital ship it would be very noticeable, in a really bad way.
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« Reply #363 on: December 25, 2016, 10:04:15 AM »

Just mentioning that the stations' modules feature might change a lot about what is possible or not concerning transforming ships. Not to give anyone too much hope because it might just not fit the mod, or just not be interesting gameplay wise (for example, it would take a lot more time to transform a capital, making switching modes much less useful). Alos, I enjoyed a lot making the transforming frigate and it was one of the very few times I coded something right on the first try... But it did required an inordinate amount of work for a ship of this size.
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« Reply #364 on: December 26, 2016, 10:22:44 PM »

You might be able to get away with less major transformations that don't affect the bounds of the ship appreciably. Like... you have forward maneuvering jets retract into the hull to make way for side-mounted built-in cannons that extend out of the wings behind them. Or something else where part X is replaced by part Y.
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« Reply #365 on: December 27, 2016, 10:37:16 PM »

Could moving weapon mounts even be coded? have a hammerhead type ship that could move them to the sides for better coverage, or to the front for forward firepower.
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« Reply #366 on: December 27, 2016, 11:52:53 PM »

As I said, a lot of new things will be possible with modules. Whether it is difficult or desirable remains to be seen though.
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« Reply #367 on: January 09, 2017, 02:36:31 AM »

Require LazyWizard's LazyLib

Small adjustments after the first tournament highlighted a few issues.

Changelog:
1.7

BALANCING:
 - GlowTusk:
   . Raised the damage per shot to 500 from 450.
 - Hexafire Scatter-Cannon:
   . Reduced the flux requirement to fire from 1300 to 900. (Mjolnir side-grade)
 - Trifire Scatter-Cannon:
   . Reduced the flux requirement to fire from 675 to 450.
 - Prices adjustment:
   . Draft price increased from 8999 to 9499.
   . Vapor price decreased from 13599 to 11499.
   . Versant price decreased from 32599 to 27449.
   . Fractus price decreased from 25750 to 19999.
   . Gust price decreased from 57500 to 52999.

   . Recson S price decreased from 900 to 700.
   . Micro Missile Launcher price decreased from 900 to 500.
   . Thunderbolt MRM Rack price decreased from 600 to 400.
   . Recson V price increased from 1800 to 2400.
   . Glowtusk price decreased from 2700 to 2250.
   . Trifire price decreased from 3000 to 2100.
   . Glaux Lance Repeater price increased from 1950 to 3000.
   . State Support Beam price increased from 1650 to 2000.
   . SRAB Heavy Emitter price increased from 1500 to 2300.

   . Blizzaia wing price decreased from 26000 to 20000.
   . Valiant wing price decreased from 32000 to 26000.
   . Raven wing price decreased from 52000 to 32000.

BUGFIXES/IMPROVEMENTS:
 - Thunderbolt Pods:
   . Thunderbolts missiles now decelerate if they can't find a target, preventing the use of the catapult to reach ships far out of range.
 - Derecho system:
   . The AI now consider the full AOE for activating the system.
   . New improved visual feedback.

Enjoy!
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« Reply #368 on: January 10, 2017, 07:07:58 PM »

Hey Tart, noticed something weird for the Draft; the ballistic and energy weapons end up glowing green. Not sure why.
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« Reply #369 on: January 10, 2017, 07:59:50 PM »

Hey Tart, noticed something weird for the Draft; the ballistic and energy weapons end up glowing green. Not sure why.
Sounds like they stole some BRDY tech!
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