Newbie ... weapon distance ... help please .. 3 replies

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rsitaly

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8th January 2003

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#1 18 years ago

Hello!

I have the game since a couple of weeks ... and I have some trouble in understanding the "weapons distance"; I'm playing it using SINGLE PLAYER mode and I'm delegating to Felix the combat ... so I feel like a real Captain on the bridge! Felix decides distance and tactics at will ... but sometime he fly too much near to the target before to fire and this could be dangerous ... so these are my questions

1) what is the maximum distance for the Phasers in order to hit? 2) what is the maximum distance for the Quantum Torpedos in order to hit? 3) If I want Felix to fire Torpedos at greater distance than usual, what type of order I have to give him? MAINTAIN or SEPARATE? 4) If I order MAINTAIN distance, both Phasers and Torpedo will be used? 5) If I order SEPARATE distance, both Phasers and Torpedo will be used?

Thanks in advance

Roberto




elminster

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#2 18 years ago

1. Depends on the ship, usually about 60 to 100 km 2. Torps are distance weapons, they can be fired at any range but are more likley to hit at the edge of the combat range.

3. Just fire the torp manually, otherwise you have to control tactical yourself. 4. & 5. Read the manual. It explaines weapon distances and which weapons are effective at what rang.




Galaxy Class

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#3 18 years ago

As a general rule, beam weapons usually lose a lot of power at the 30 to 40 KM range.

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StarBright

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#4 18 years ago

I recommend pressing spacebar to move the ship and fire yourself. It's alot easier and you can tell where you are better.

F - Phasers X - Torpedoes G - Disruptors