i'm pretty sure you can do the first part ,but is it possible to do the second part of my question. i was looking at the stardestroyer code and there was 1 there that was made to tracter the milleniam falcon i want to have a fighter like the tie fighter to be able to tracter only small units like fighters or corvettes
looking from a canonical standpoint, it would be possible, (but not a fighter tractoring a corvette) but thn the other fighters in the squadron would get essed up because of the error tolerance, and it might not work out so well. If you wanted to try it, you could probaly get the ability code from the tractor fighter sd, copy it into the abilities of the fighter, and hope it works. or you culd possibly get the lua for it and edit it.
i tryed that already, but thanks. what if i changed the squaderens to have only 1 fighter would it work then if 1 fighter tracted 1 fighter
If you really wanted to that bad, i guess. but 1 per squadron fighters is logistically unsound. but to each his own.
You might have to use a container to get the Tractor Beam ability to work for a squadron. See the Ion Cannon Shot ability on the Y-wing for how to set that up.
The TIE Defender had tractor beams, but they were usually used for maneuvering using anchoring objects (impossible in this game.) Yes you could make it only target fighters, but it may hav problems, as I recall when I gave a tractor beam ability to a SD in my mod before I specified what units it can target it would target one fighter out of a squadron, but the whole squadron would be stuck due to the formation error tolerance. So if you did a ywing ion shot kind of coding on it it would probably mean that all the fighters target one fighter out of the squadron you want to tractor, with the whole squadron unable to move very much. This would look pretty funny. On the other hand if you restricted it so it can only target corvettes then this would make the whole squadron all tractoring the same thing logical, but no this game was not designed to allow for any type of targeting a whole squadron, as you can see when you tell your fighters to attack they all shoot at one fighter, then another, not at multiple fighters in the enemy squadron simultaneously.[/edit]
Nebulogan_B;4973958but no this game was not designed to allow for any type of targeting a whole squadron[/edit]
So... you've tested my container suggestion then?
Not yet, but when you target with a tractor beam it doesn't even let you target a whole squadron, just one fighter, I did that a while ago with a big ship tractoring an xwing. The way the ability targets only lets you choose one fighter. As far as normal attack targeting against a squadron, that will lead to all shots going to one fighter as far as I've seen, tho I'd have to test to see if it is actually based on shooting at the closest squadron member. The y-wing ion cannon shot ability for example can be used on fighters, but it will only hit one fighter (the one you target with ability), not every fighter in the squadron.
Nebulogan_B;4975499Not yet, but when you target with a tractor beam it doesn't even let you target a whole squadron, just one fighter[/QUOTE] That's because a squadron isn't a real unit; it's just a formation, so to speak. You can't target it because there's nothing to target.Nebulogan_B;4975499As far as normal attack targeting against a squadron, that will lead to all shots going to one fighter as far as I've seen
[QUOTE=Nebulogan_B;4975499]The y-wing ion cannon shot ability for example can be used on fighters, but it will only hit one fighter (the one you target with ability), not every fighter in the squadron.
Correct, but this has nothing to do with using container abilities against a starship. A container is technically one unit - well, a composite unit, but a unit nonetheless. I mean, that's the point of using a container. You should be able to get it to tractor a single big unit.
In fact, you might want to try having the other abilities (such as Y-wing Ion Cannon Shot, ISD Tractor Beam) to target a container instead of a squadron. I'm not sure it would work, but it's worth a shot.