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Title: Through The Looking Glass difficulty
Post by: AFKeeker on February 12, 2021, 09:55:30 pm
I have gotten through to the point where you're supposed to "cause a distraction."  I follow the exact steps, get within the right distance from the right item, but the VERY FIRST SHOT of the "short bursts to not cause detection" causes me to be detected and fail the mission.  I've sunk an hour into this thing trying to get this right, and it's still not working.

Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Through The Looking Glass difficulty
Post by: Antares on February 13, 2021, 11:14:04 am
If you aren't already using Tempests, change your loadout so that you are.

Fire on a container that's in the process of docking, not one that's already filled. Don't use your primaries, just the Tempests; you should destroy the container almost instantly.
Title: Re: Through The Looking Glass difficulty
Post by: Goober5000 on February 13, 2021, 01:17:42 pm
Well, the very first shot should not cause an instant fail.  It's possible that there's a bug, perhaps caused by a change in FSO.  I will investigate.  AFKeeper, what versions of FSO and Scroll are you using?
Title: Re: Through The Looking Glass difficulty
Post by: AFKeeker on February 13, 2021, 09:42:43 pm
Antares, I was using Mekhu lasers for the shot, not Tempest missiles.  I'll try the mission again and use those.

Goober, Scroll version was 1.8.0, but I don't know where to find what version of FSO I'm using.  Sorry, I'm still rather new to the community, but if you point me in the right direction of Knossos, I can tell you what I have on this end.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Through The Looking Glass difficulty
Post by: AFKeeker on February 13, 2021, 10:15:45 pm
I can confirm that using Tempest missiles worked. 
Title: Re: Through The Looking Glass difficulty
Post by: Goober5000 on February 17, 2021, 07:51:44 pm
The FSO version will be displayed at the bottom of the startup screen.  Alternatively, you can post your fs2_open.log by following the instructions here (https://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=56279.msg1180359#msg1180359).
Title: Re: Through The Looking Glass difficulty
Post by: Goober5000 on February 17, 2021, 08:01:12 pm
I just looked at the mission, and there should be no difference between primaries and secondaries.  Did you fire the Mekhu from farther away than 100m?
Title: Re: Through The Looking Glass difficulty
Post by: Goober5000 on February 19, 2021, 11:06:08 pm
I play-tested the mission myself a day or two ago, and I was able to use the Mekhu to destroy the container without any problems.