Not sure if this is the right place for this, but here goes; I know how to set up a standard firing chain for torpedos (0;Single;12;Dual;3;Quad) But what other options and setting are there? I saw on a BCU thread an option for Burst, followed by a "-8" what does that do? I would be interested to find out about the other options you can have in firing chains. How simply do I need this? Well, lets assume that I know nothing about it :uhoh:
I follow teh Moo!
1st April 2003
I'd like to know too, ive read so much about it but seen so many things in mods and stuff. so if someone could "school" us im sure we'd be thankful
Slightly cooler than a n00b
18th March 2003
I have no idea how the multiple torpedo system works. My ship has about 32 forward torp launchers which I wanted to fire 2 at a time but it just wouldn't fire at all. Any help?
Bridge Commander Master HPer
26th October 2002
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Captain Of the USS Seaworthy
6th July 2003
I would like to know as well. As im gonna be makeing a more cannon defiant Quantum torpedo soon to release. So this would make its much easier to make, and fire Accurate Dual Torpedoes!
Something I need to make clear is that I know how to set a fireing chain up. I know how to set the various groups within it - that isn't my question, or what I'm after.
What I am interested in was the fact that I saw a fireing chian description on BCU which had the following two options - "Burst-8" and "Burst-16. Obviously Burst is another spread type and I think the "-8" and "-16" refer to the spread options (or maybe they don't). Does having a value after the name have an impact on the fireing chain? Is this something to do with the name - if so is Burst the only other option, or are there other?
The only ones I know of, and use, are: Single, Dual, Quad, Rear.
Any explination would be fantastic.
No problem... First, make sure each torpedo tube, phaser, and disruptor has it's own weapon ID or it'll do weird things. Say you had 4 torpedo tubes and you wanted to fire the bottom two, then the top two, and you also want to be able to fire all at the same time. Set the bottom two to groups 1 and 3. Set the top two to groups 2 and 3. Then go to your firing string. (0;Single;12;Dual;3;Quad) The 0 means it'll fire them in order of the weapon ID. 12 means it will fire group 1, then group 2. 3 means it will fire group 3. Simple huh? Oh, and you want to make sure the red line is facing the direction you want the torp to fire, and make sure each green line is pointing a different direction. The green line tells which way the torp will spread. If they are all to the right, then all 4 torp tube will spread to the right. Tell me if you need more help.
Cheers Starbright - but I know how to set up a fireing chain, I understand that bit. I know about weapon ID and how you use that to set up the chain. :D What I was interested in is what the command "Burst-8" and "Burst-16" do. Does having the minus number after the word have any effect on what happens to the group as it fires? Burst is obvioulsy another fireing chain option/command - that much I have figured out. It's just the number after the word (the "-8" and "-16") that I am wandering about. Would it make any difference to set it to +8, or +16? Is this another set of options that can be applied to fireing chains? Are there other options other then Single, Dual, Quad, Rear and Burst? For instance is there a chain option that will set the torpedos to spiral? I have been hunting around both this forum and BCU for any type of explination on the options you can set up in fireing chains, and there is nothing really out there, other then little hints (like the Burst option). Maybe something needs to be written up that explains how to set up the chain AND what options and settings you can apply to it as well. Cheers
No, that's just the name of the setting you see ingame. The - is just to seperate the word and the number. It isn't needed though.
Oh, and about the names... yes there are more than Single, Dual, Quad, Rear and Burst. You can type anything you want, but it wont have an effect. Like if you set it to rear, "rear" doesn't do anything. Its the fact that you type 3;Rear that makes it fire group 3 (which the modder assigned to the rear torps).