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Offline Sandwich

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What is the deciding factor in a weapons firing arc? For example, what is the difference between the Mjolnir beam and the Mjolnir#home beam? Is it hard-coded or something?

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Offline Jabu

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The regular Mjolnir beam is a type 4, meaning it's hardcoded to only shoot forward. The Mjolnir#home is a regular beam (type 0) and has the firing arc that is defined in the POF for that particular turret subobject ($fov=180).

 

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The Mjolnir cannon only has a 60' arc to begin with.
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OK, so no matter what FOV a turret has, if it's a type 4 beam it will only shoot straight forward?
And if there's a type 0 beam with a FOV of 1 or something, it will have essentially the same effect?

And this brings up another question: type 0 is normal, type 1 is slash, type 3 is AAA, and type 4 is straight. What is type 2?

EDIT: Never mind - type 2 is the infamous Targeting Laser. That one is hard coded not to do any damage, right? How thoroughly have people tried to get it to cause damage?

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Offline Jabu

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Targeting laser. Player usable beam.

No, it's not hardcoded. It has a $Damage:   0 tag in there. It makes a damn load of damage though, so don't make the figure too large.

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I gave the targeting laser a damage of 60 once, and I killed a Sathanas in 15 minutes
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No way! I could have sworn that people tried to use the targeting laser as a normal weapon, without the SSM thing, and it didn't work.

Can the range on it be limited?

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Offline Shrike

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Yeah, the range is like 1 km or something like that.  You can edit that easily enough.
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Yeah, Styxx made a civ asteroid mining ship with a really short-range beam once, didn't he?  
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