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armad2

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#1 14 years ago

im trying to add tractor beams to ships without changing anything else about them but the beam just wont work




armad2

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#2 14 years ago

nevermind about that does anyone know how to make the beams work while in warp




cds7318

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#3 14 years ago

i don't think they can, but try this

warpEnable = 1

if that doesnt work it probably cant be done




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#4 14 years ago

The tractor beams do work in warp - it's possible to tow ships at warp, too. For example, say a Galaxy Class ship has no engines, you can tow it back to starbase with an Iwo Jima Class ship.

To get the tractor beam to work, pick your ship's odf and add this to it:

weapon# = "gtracbm" weaponHardpoints# = *

Replace the # with the next number e.g. if your last weapon is weapon5, this will be weapon6.

You'll also need to replace the * with the entire weapon hardpoints list - i.e. just copy everything after weaponsystemhardpoints or your ship's tractor beam will snap off halfway through warp....... resulting in a ship slowly coming to a stop from warp. Funny, but worrying!




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#5 14 years ago

okay, got it.:lookaround: That was my problem it just kept snapping after a few seconds of warp.




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#6 14 years ago

lostmyunimatrixThe tractor beams do work in warp - it's possible to tow ships at warp, too. For example, say a Galaxy Class ship has no engines, you can tow it back to starbase with an Iwo Jima Class ship.

To get the tractor beam to work, pick your ship's odf and add this to it:

weapon# = "gtracbm" weaponHardpoints# = *

Replace the # with the next number e.g. if your last weapon is weapon5, this will be weapon6.

You'll also need to replace the * with the entire weapon hardpoints list - i.e. just copy everything after weaponsystemhardpoints or your ship's tractor beam will snap off halfway through warp....... resulting in a ship slowly coming to a stop from warp. Funny, but worrying!

i was hoping someone would point that out :-D




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#7 14 years ago

i'm still having teething problems with Sovereign class starships here, evey other ship happily picks them up and tows them round at warp - however the Sovereign Class don't do it properly and end up tractoring their own nacelles, cutting the beam off (fortunatlely, this doesn't snap the nacelles off....)




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#8 14 years ago

I think you mean unfortunatlely, that would make a sweet screen shot




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#9 14 years ago

Yeah, the Enterprise travelling at maximum warp with, say, a Defiant Class starship in tow.... and then the nacelles come off.... I believe the correct phraseology is a leetle too colorful for this forum :p