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th3boodlebot

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3 way battles?
« on: May 13, 2021, 09:06:23 AM »

is it even possible to encode 3 way 4 way etc battles in starsector?
if so, would you have to change all of the campaign battle maps?

am i the only one interested in this?
seeing two factions you cant deal either way with fight; i remember warband had a mod that would let you move in to the aid of whichever side you wanted if you were neutral

i understand the iff codes lore based reason for 2 way battles, however, couldnt you join a battle anyway and just fight everyone?

i know it is likely a pipe dream however it would really be cool to say see someone attacking a station, join the fight, and kill the winner (but all from the battle screen! instead of waiting in campaign)
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Re: 3 way battles?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2021, 01:27:13 PM »

I imagine the biggest obstacle would be the AI.
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th3boodlebot

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Re: 3 way battles?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2021, 03:04:58 PM »

Right I was thinking that too.  You would need to double up in code every time you add a new "team"
Youd have to somehow make each team account for threats twice or more.
I'm not explaining what's in my mind very well.
Really I'm not an expert on the ai for so I could be wrong.

I know it's doable however i get the feeling it would cause a pretty major spike in memory usage.
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