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Any way to target missiles?
Is there any way to target "nearest hostile missile after you"? I know B targets bombs but does it work on missiles? It's incredibly hard to evade missiles without countermeasures if you can't see them!

 

Offline Turey

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Re: Any way to target missiles?
doesn't a yellow arrow on the HUD point to a missile?
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Re: Any way to target missiles?
yeah, but you can't actually target them.
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Offline Einstine909

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Re: Any way to target missiles?
For what u want to do, there would be table editing involved. Go to the Wiki and look for the tables, then in the weapons table find the "bomb" flag. On every missile but the bomb flag on.

But that will have some VERY interesting AI behaviors being set off... :shaking:

 
Re: Any way to target missiles?
i think you should leave the missile targeting aspect to the Star Wars Conversion team.
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Re: Any way to target missiles?
For what u want to do, there would be table editing involved. Go to the Wiki and look for the tables, then in the weapons table find the "bomb" flag. On every missile but the bomb flag on.

But that will have some VERY interesting AI behaviors being set off... :shaking:

As you said, bad idea. Then the ai will stop using the missiles on you, and only fire them at cap ships, rendering them more uselss then they already are (i'm refering to you own wingmen)

 

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Re: Any way to target missiles?
BAD, BAD, BAD, BAD, BAD idea.

 

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Re: Any way to target missiles?
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Re: Any way to target missiles?
What's the point in target missiles? They're fast, and they rapidly reach their target. They may have been specificately designed to be untargetable!

 

Offline Snail

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Re: Any way to target missiles?
Or do not have an EM signature large enough to be targeted.

 

Offline ShivanSpS

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Re: Any way to target missiles?
I no know him, but personally i was intend to use some king of "missile view", because i wish to use it to make cutscenes, i want a cam who follow the missile when destroy a fighter, for targeting the missile i placed the "bomb" flag in the missile, but still, not even bombs allow "target view" :(

 

Offline karajorma

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Re: Any way to target missiles?
Is there any way to target "nearest hostile missile after you"? I know B targets bombs but does it work on missiles? It's incredibly hard to evade missiles without countermeasures if you can't see them!

I have the code for that thanks to Ni1s. I'll be adding it to the codebase at some point but it's only appearing in FSO 3.7 though so if you want it soon you'll need one of the more makeshift solutions others have posted.
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Offline akenbosch

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Re: Any way to target missiles?
i make a missle a ship (like WCS's cruise missle) and give it kamikaze orders for s specific ship. this is also how im working out the "player commanded torpedos".

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Offline Prophet

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Re: Any way to target missiles?
Before SCP there was some dude who did some new code. Mainly added nice impact effects for weapons. But he also added a marker for each incoming missile. It was just a small transparent ring around the missile. Made them easy to spot and evade. IRC the rings only showed around missiles homing towards the playar and didn't obstruct view or anything. So when a fighter was coming at you head on and launched a swarm of hornets, a bunch of orange(ish) rings would appear around the missiles. It was easy to identify, target and launch a retaliation at the enemy while at the same time keeping an eye on the approaching rings.

I think I suggested such feature to the SCP at some point. But as usual I got the "that's stupid idea and it will never work" response from someone...
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Offline Snail

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Re: Any way to target missiles?
Awww... Sounds like a cool thing, though.

 

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Re: Any way to target missiles?
Interesting...is there a way to have it back? I like the orange ring idea.

 

Offline Snail

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Re: Any way to target missiles?
It was before the Source Code Project, when people were just fumbling around with the code and there were 20 different unofficial builds to choose from, sporting "stencil shadows!!!" or "AUTOMATIC BEEM FREEEES OMG".

So it's probably lost now.

 

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Re: Any way to target missiles?
I see...but the SCP team should be able to recreate this feature. They have a lot of experience, right?

 

Offline Prophet

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Re: Any way to target missiles?
Lucky for you I had at the time what nowdays could be called piece of crap rig with little or no space on the hard drive. So occasionally I found my self burning useless junk on CD.

I think I have it here. Komet's Mod... Size is 1066 KB packed so I can't attach it here. But if someone is interested, I can supply it for you by your preferred method...
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Re: Any way to target missiles?
UL it on Hades Combine(as soon as the site comes back online). I'm interested on it and I can't wait...so please send me the mod via e-mail. Thanks :)