How To Get The Shield And Hull Ratings For Your Ships 6 replies

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Hitchhiker_42

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#1 17 years ago

At first, finding the Shield and Hull ratings of your new ships looks impossible. But in-fact it is very easy. I will explain as follows.

First of all, you need to find the PYC. (hardpoint) file for your ship. I recomend using Microsoft Word when viewing the file. Now, instead of straining your eyes looking through all those words and numbers, bring up the search and look for either "Hull" or "Shields". The Hull rating is located at...

Hull.SetMaxCondition(7250.000000)

The 7250 is the ship's Hull rating. And shields are located at...

ShieldGenerator.SetMaxShields(ShieldGenerator.FRONT_SHIELDS, 6000.000000) ShieldGenerator.SetMaxShields(ShieldGenerator.REAR_SHIELDS, 3750.000000) ShieldGenerator.SetMaxShields(ShieldGenerator.TOP_SHIELDS, 5800.000000) ShieldGenerator.SetMaxShields(ShieldGenerator.BOTTOM_SHIELDS, 4780.000000) ShieldGenerator.SetMaxShields(ShieldGenerator.LEFT_SHIELDS, 5800.000000) ShieldGenerator.SetMaxShields(ShieldGenerator.RIGHT_SHIELDS, 5800.000000)

The 6000, 3750, 5800, 4780, and the two 5800s are the ship's shield ratings.

Now I think it is displayed like HealthPoints from an RPG or other games like that. That seems to make more sense for what it's showing.

I hope this helps you people out in understanding on how to do this.




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#2 17 years ago

Sorryfor offtopic, but Microsoft Word can read *.pycs?




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#3 17 years ago

It does for me. The only difference is that it can't seem to read the stock PYCs from the games, but reads the ones that come with the other ships that you download, it reads fine. And because the game shows the Shield and Hull ratings for those ships already, there's no real need to look into them. But the downloaded PYCs show everything clear. I'm not sure what you were meaning by that, if you ment the stock PYCs or the ones that come with the downloaded ships, but I hope this helps some.




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#4 17 years ago

Those are the *.py files.




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#5 17 years ago

Sorry, I don't have M$ Word to test it.. but if you want to readd *.py files better use notepad - or much better: download textpad and use it: You need a plain/txt editor to do that.




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#6 17 years ago

I personally use a program called PFE




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#7 17 years ago

Word 2000 doesn't open PYC files, it will open PY files because they are just text.