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Offline rubixcube

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Something that always stuck out to me in the Freespace Port was how retailish the SSL Beams looked, not that they looked bad in any way, but there are some better versions out there. Would it not be best to implement the version used in ASW (which I believe are made by droid), as it looks significantly better, or is there another version in the works?

I'm just curious, sorry if it's a stupid question.
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Offline Crybertrance

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What are SSL Beams? I don't recall FS1/FSPort having any beams  :wtf:
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Offline Crybertrance

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The Lucifer carries them.

Oh right, those...Sorry about that. But doesn't FSPort use the MVPs beams?
<21:08:30>   Hartzaden fires a slammer at Cybertrance
<21:09:13>   Crybertrance pops flares, but wonders how Hartzaden acquired aspect lock on a stealth fighter... :\
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<21:12:58>   Hartzaden continues to paint crybertrance and feeding the info to a wing of gunships
<21:14:07>   Crybertrance sends emergency "IM GETING MY ASS KICKED HERE!!!!eleventy NEED HELPZZZZ" to 3rd fleet command
<21:14:50>   Hartzaden jamms the transmission.
<21:14:51>   The_E explodes the sun

 

Offline BritishShivans

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No. They use a unique beam for the Lucifer and the Hades. It's an orangish beam made to look a bit like the FS1 SSL's appearance.

 

Offline rubixcube

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Yes, and I was wondering if anyone else thought they needed an update
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Offline Aardwolf

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No, if anything it needs a de-update. Put the SSLs back! Maybe make them look better, but the Lucifer should never have been given beams in the first place  :mad2:

 

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No, if anything it needs a de-update. Put the SSLs back! Maybe make them look better, but the Lucifer should never have been given beams in the first place  :mad2:

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No, if anything it needs a de-update. Put the SSLs back! Maybe make them look better, but the Lucifer should never have been given beams in the first place  :mad2:

Why, because hackish, obvious 2D beams from FS1 are so much better? :V
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Offline rubixcube

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I agree, ssl's looked okay for the time, but now they looks weird
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:v: all but said that they'd always intended for the Lucifer to have FS2-style beams; it's just that the original FS engine didn't support them.

 

Offline rubixcube

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Really? That's interesting, when did they say this.
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Offline Aardwolf

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They said they wanted beams, I don't remember specifically about the Lucifer having beams.

And SSLs are still better because anticipation! I remember on one of my first play-throughs of FS1 I tried to get in the way of an SSL to keep it from hitting the Galatea. It was a silly idea, and I would've had to redo the mission if I had actually succeeded, but damn would it have been heroic.

Then again, the Shivan flux cannon should just smash right through a fighter anyway, so it would've been stupid.

Bleh. Quit ruining my childhood teenagerhood!

 

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I've gotten in the way of an SSL. I was pushed away at a few hundred m/s spinning at forces that would turn a pilot into goo.
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They said they wanted beams, I don't remember specifically about the Lucifer having beams.
Well, since they said they wanted beams, and there was only one ship in FS1 that used a beam-like weapon, I don't think it's a stretch to figure out what they meant.

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