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Re: Why are there very few missile launching weapons on ships?
Very interesting and would explain the difficulties I am having balancing a mission I am chewing over.  has this code update hit nightlies yet?
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Re: Why are there very few missile launching weapons on ships?
Very interesting and would explain the difficulties I am having balancing a mission I am chewing over.  has this code update hit nightlies yet?

We can't update this code - at least not in default, no-mods mode. This is how countermeasures are supposed to work in retail FreeSpace. The fact that it's so bat**** crazy is unfortunately irrelevant.

Any 'fix' will have to be gated behind an AI profiles flag.

 

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Re: Why are there very few missile launching weapons on ships?
Very interesting and would explain the difficulties I am having balancing a mission I am chewing over.  has this code update hit nightlies yet?

We can't update this code - at least not in default, no-mods mode. This is how countermeasures are supposed to work in retail FreeSpace. The fact that it's so bat**** crazy is unfortunately irrelevant.

Any 'fix' will have to be gated behind an AI profiles flag.

Battuta I have been here long enough to know that ;) lol
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Re: Why are there very few missile launching weapons on ships?
No, countermeasure fixes haven't been merged yet. We don't even (yet) have a PR to introduce per-countermeasure scanning intervals.
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Re: Why are there very few missile launching weapons on ships?
ok cool
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