Is there a way to set it so that particular ships dont turn to face the target when firing?
Unless its already on the move I don't think so its normal behavior for ships to face enemy ships even when just observing them and not planing an amediate attack.
I know, but is it hard coded or in the phys files I wonder.
Well in the phys files have stuff about ship movement when "at rest" but nothing I have found specifically about turning to face an enemy ship.
What if you set the at rest turning speed to 0 that way if they were moving they would turn to face the enemy but if they weren't they wouldn't
however this would cause problems as if you have no aft facing weapons a ship might not turn to attack the enemy.
I remember trying to solve this in my old BFG mod, I could never get weapon arcs to work or get the ships to face starboard/port to fire. Unless the FO mod has some additional code somewhere I don't think it can be done. =/
The weapons are NOT arc restricted so that wouldnt be a problem.