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#1 11 years ago

This is a subject that has been troubling me for a while now. Which files actually control the fleet formations available in the game and most importantly, are they editable?

I want to create some new formations, or try editing the old ones so the ships are closer together.

Now i have taken a look in the ODF/Commands folder and saw seven files named-

  • form1
  • form2
  • form3
  • form4
  • formation
  • formx
  • formwall

Im guessing these may have something to do with them, judging by their names. But im not convinced, because the lack of information in the file. #include "formation.odf" buttonName = "form1"

# # Sphere Formation #

# the last two numbers are not needed, but we're reading these in as RECTs, there's # no mechanism for loading 2d points #### col row ##### preferredPosition = 1 0 0 0

# this takes an integer param to QueueCommand, which is the number of the formation param = 2

tooltip = "GUI_CP_COLUMN_TOOLTIP" verbose = "GUI_CP_COLUMN_VTOOLTIP"

This is taken from the form1 file. Any information on this would be helpful such as how i go about editing them and what each part of the file is for.




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#2 11 years ago

Right, How can I make it so when I select say 8 ships, I can get them to fly closer together, as at the moment they line up far away from each other. Is there a line in the Phy files or somethin to change this distance??

[COLOR="Red"]Merged with Gavins thread, seeing as they pretty much cover the same thing. - Ash[/COLOR]




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#3 11 years ago

The problem Im having isnt with the formations menu, its just when u select multiple ships and send them off, they go into a standard formation, like a square. When my ships do this, they are to far apart!




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#4 11 years ago
score1_uk;3525239The problem Im having isnt with the formations menu, its just when u select multiple ships and send them off, they go into a standard formation, like a square. When my ships do this, they are to far apart!

It is in the RTS_CFG.h file, located in the main directory. // // COLLISION AVOIDANCE & PATH FOLLOWING STUFF // // How far apart should ships be when moving in formation float FORMATION_SPACING = 70.0; //100.0 Its originally 100, but for Yesteryears I have it at 70, as when it's 50 they run into each other and when the stop some ships don't have enough space. I hope this helps you out mate. ;)




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#5 11 years ago
Majest;3526088It is in the RTS_CFG.h file, located in the main directory. // // COLLISION AVOIDANCE & PATH FOLLOWING STUFF // // How far apart should ships be when moving in formation float FORMATION_SPACING = 70.0; //100.0 Its originally 100, but for Yesteryears I have it at 70, as when it's 50 they run into each other and when the stop some ships don't have enough space. I hope this helps you out mate. ;)

Oh brilliant. That is going to come in very handy. Thanks Majestic.:)