no photon torpedoes against the borg

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Re: no photon torpedoes against the borg

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I didn't, but as luck would have it, another pesky sphere just showed up.

I do have a modified stbof.res though, did you want me to upload that somewhere like OneDrive?
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Re: no photon torpedoes against the borg

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Just incase, zipped stbof.res file is here - https://1drv.ms/u/s!AmDORFnvyDlWgq9oBZd ... w?e=OtiWuB
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Re: no photon torpedoes against the borg

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saved game will not even load even with your stbof.res.

changes you are making might be causing issue?
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Re: no photon torpedoes against the borg

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Ah I wonder if it's because I changed things like the galaxy/planet settings, that also changes the trek.exe file if I remember rightly?
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Re: no photon torpedoes against the borg

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In vanilla the issue with powerful monsters is not only their ship stats, but also the RateOfFire feature (torpedo RateOfFire still unlcear):

RateOfFire = [reversed exp level * 65536(aka 2^16)] / phaser(plasma) shots(aka attNum) rounded down

-> lower value can shot first/next, monster/stations have special code, phaser + plasma weapons is bugged

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521E9A      mov  dword ptr [edx+270h], 1 ; Monster beam RateOfFire // at 0x1212A0
-> higher can prevent Borg from one-shotting whole fleets, but needs careful handling (they will not only fire later, but stop firing at some point)

By default small fleets of ships (even powerful ones) or starbases where not meant to defeat the more powerful monsters (overpowered vanilla klingon starbase is a bug in the hob file). So monster RateOfFire = 1 works as exploit / workaround to make them more dangerous (if not cowardly killed via cloak).
I don't know how many bugs is too many but that point is reached somewhere before however many in BotF is.
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Re: no photon torpedoes against the borg

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Ah so vs monsters, there's no real fix for it? Shame.
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