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Aft firing weapons

Post by Neil » Mon May 21, 2007 7:21 pm

Is it possible to have weapons only fire to the aft of a ship and not in front or all round? If so, what is the code to do this?
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Post by rodglas » Mon May 21, 2007 7:42 pm

From the Big Book of Modding

restrictFireArc = This tells the game to restricts the Arc of fire of the weapon. This is a yes/no question in A2 0 = no 1 = yes


fireArc = This restricts the Arc of fire of the weapon it is in degrees. 90 would be 90 degrees 45 degrees in each direction from the direction that the harpoint faces, 0 would mean it only fires in the direction that the hp faces so the ship will have to turn to face the target to fire this weapon at it.

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Post by Neil » Mon May 21, 2007 8:15 pm

Thanks, I should probably download it to save me asking simple questions on here again...

EDIT: Is there such a thing as a side facing hardpoint or are they all forward/aft facing?
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Post by jnddepew » Wed May 23, 2007 10:08 pm

I would also like to know how it's done and i think i may have a way. i will try it and if it works then i will tell you here.

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Post by uss_capital » Wed May 23, 2007 10:17 pm

i dont think it is possible to have just forward and rear firing only weapons , i have tried it many times and failed . unless somebody has done this ?

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Post by cecilzero1 » Wed May 23, 2007 10:20 pm

i think FT has it not 100% sure though
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Post by uss_capital » Wed May 23, 2007 11:29 pm

they are not using stock code though ?

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Post by cecilzero1 » Thu May 24, 2007 2:03 am

dont remember lol
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Post by brobrodeel » Thu May 24, 2007 3:22 am

butt torpedos dont work very well in armada

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Post by MajorPayne » Thu May 24, 2007 9:44 am

Clarification time, and its not going to make anyone happy.

In the early days of Armada 2s release I explored this option and eventually spoke directly with one "Matthew Norhaus" (those from that time will remember him as being a member of MadDoc staff and one of the game programmers). He did state that an attempt to use the value of 1.68 (can't remember exactly what the value was that needed changing as it was an extensively long time ago) would theoretically fire weapons only to the rear. However, I tried this and it was a complete failure.

However, if anyone does get this working then feel free to correct me.

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Post by Elrond » Thu May 24, 2007 3:13 pm

brobrodeel wrote:butt torpedos dont work very well in armada
Indeed, henceforth that nothing toward "1.68" torpedoes doesn't work.

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Post by pepperman » Thu May 24, 2007 8:16 pm

Check out this thread over at Armada 2 files

http://forums.filefront.com/st-a2-moddi ... g-out.html

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Post by jnddepew » Thu May 24, 2007 9:16 pm

yeah. iOSYS has a sideways firing ship in his YEAR OF FIRE MOD. the Gigantan broadside class.

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Post by wildcard621 » Fri May 25, 2007 4:26 pm

I have torpedoes that fire aft on my models, but they will eventually run forward toward a target. I simply turned the hardpoint 180 degrees, and Ive watched them do a full artillery barrage from aft launchers.

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Post by Elrond » Fri May 25, 2007 4:33 pm

Cool beans! If I still played the game regularly I would go ahead and try that right now. :lol: Just one question: this go for both A1 and A2? (I'm thinking it should but I don't have them installed right now so can't test 'em).

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