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Offline Darkage

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Hi all,how do i make a beam in the weapons.tbl that split's itself into 5 other beams.Does anyone know how to make that?
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Offline Shrike

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Do you mean splitting at the impact point, or splitting when firing?

That's 2 very different things.
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Offline Darkage

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Splitting when fireing
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Errm, i dont think thats possible because the Beams come under primary weapons - if it were a secondary weapon you can use the

$swarm: 5 (check that)

to do it - but beams dont work if you put them in the secondaries section of the tbl file.  You would have to use SEXP's (again!) and get it to do fire beam at five differnt targets.  However if you only want it to look like five beams and therefore only fire at one target, you could draw the texture youself.

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Offline Shrike

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Kudos to you if you can get a primary weapon to use $Swarm PROPERLY.  It's been a real thorn in my side.  The Swarm tag for primaries makes them only fire along the turret normal, so they don't aim at anything....

Otherwise, simply have a SEXP that fires the same beam turret at either multiple targets or (sneakier) different turrets on the far side of the hostile ship.    
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Offline Darkage

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hmm..i can do that or i can just put one of my older beams into my new mod like the starknight,decapitator and the nutron beam.
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Shrike, I got a swarm turret to fire properly, but only on a sentry gun. When I tried it on an Aeolus I ran into the same problems as you.
I I don't know exactly what the difference between these two is, but I think it has to do with the turret POV angle. Maybe it works on multipart turrets with a pov angle of 0.

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Offline Bobboau

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it only seems to work properly on multi part turrets, and just make an event that fires the beam weapon and have it repete 5 time, it will fire five beams from the same turret.

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