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Cajunboy7789

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#1 14 years ago

Hi everyone, I really need some help. I've recently just got SFC3 and have gone through the whole process of installing it. You know, loading it up, wondering why it says I don't have direct X when I do, checking website for help, downloading patch etc etc. Everything seems to be working fine now however I'm having serious problems with the game. I finding it extremely difficult to cause any real damage to enemy ships. I got through the tutorials ok until numbers 5 and 6 when I had to start real battles. My weapons appear to do very little damage to the other ships. I thought that this was just because I hadn't learnt how to attact properly and did all the usual things, ie read manual, practice a lot, check forum for help. However after 3 days of playing it is still taking me a ridiculous amount of time to cause damage and I still haven't completed the tutorials! I started the Klingon campaign anyway on easiest setting and did the first mission without any problem but then got stuck on the second. I simply can't destroy the ship. I must have spent around an hour firing at it with all my weapons before I finally brought its shields down, only for the second ship to then start firing at me. The other ships don't seem to cause me much damage either, its just a long drawn out shooting match. I must have made about 100 attack runs on it! I've tried it a few times doing different things, ie refitting with better weapons, engines etc however i'm still no where nearer. I even tried to do an additional mission inbetween but after taking over an hour to destroy the first of two ships I decided that something must be wrong. I know that its highly unlikely but does anyone think my game may have corrupted whilst installing the patch and reduced the damage rate. Surely it can't take that long to destroy one ship! Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. p.s. sorry for such a long/moaning first post but its really annoying me. :uhoh: :confused:




Capt. Dawg

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#2 14 years ago
GardnerHi everyone, I really need some help. I've recently just got SFC3 and have gone through the whole process of installing it. You know, loading it up, wondering why it says I don't have direct X when I do, checking website for help, downloading patch etc etc. Everything seems to be working fine now however I'm having serious problems with the game. I finding it extremely difficult to cause any real damage to enemy ships. I got through the tutorials ok until numbers 5 and 6 when I had to start real battles. My weapons appear to do very little damage to the other ships. I thought that this was just because I hadn't learnt how to attact properly and did all the usual things, ie read manual, practice a lot, check forum for help. However after 3 days of playing it is still taking me a ridiculous amount of time to cause damage and I still haven't completed the tutorials! I started the Klingon campaign anyway on easiest setting and did the first mission without any problem but then got stuck on the second. I simply can't destroy the ship. I must have spent around an hour firing at it with all my weapons before I finally brought its shields down, only for the second ship to then start firing at me. The other ships don't seem to cause me much damage either, its just a long drawn out shooting match. I must have made about 100 attack runs on it! I've tried it a few times doing different things, ie refitting with better weapons, engines etc however i'm still no where nearer. I even tried to do an additional mission inbetween but after taking over an hour to destroy the first of two ships I decided that something must be wrong. I know that its highly unlikely but does anyone think my game may have corrupted whilst installing the patch and reduced the damage rate. Surely it can't take that long to destroy one ship! Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. p.s. sorry for such a long/moaning first post but its really annoying me. :uhoh: :confused:

all you have to do is go into your common settings in your assets folder of the sfc3 directory and open up weapons with notepad program and just alter the damage points and lower everything else then you'll have no problem beating the game




Greenvalv

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#3 14 years ago

That's cheating the game, I wouldn't recommend it. Give your common settings folder in an attatchment and I'll take a look at it. (You have to zip it first into either .zip or .rar)




Cajunboy7789

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#4 14 years ago

I've attached the folder. Thanks for your help. Its extremely unlikely that there's anything wrong with the game I just can't understand why I do so little damage. You'd think 30 odd photon torpedos and around 100 distrupter blasts would be enough to destroy any ship! I expect i'm just being an idiot.