Author Topic: Ability to autoshoot in a line as one shot  (Read 776 times)

Offline x-com_player

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Ability to autoshoot in a line as one shot
« on: January 16, 2022, 03:22:36 pm »
Currently its possible to only auto shoot one shot per time and each shot goes to different direction.
Animation: unit shots bullet per time, each bullet goes by its own cource, screen follows each shot.

I propose an autoshot where all bullets go one after another, all in one direction.
Animatoin: unit shoots all bullets as one action, all bullets go one after another (very close to each other) in one direction, screen follows first one.

This is much closer to real world burst fire.
See picture.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2022, 03:51:34 pm by x-com_player »

Offline Meridian

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Re: Ability to autoshoot in a line as one shot
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2022, 03:57:06 pm »
Sorry, that's not how the engine is designed.

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Re: Ability to autoshoot in a line as one shot
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2022, 10:15:10 pm »
Thank you for reply! I understand what you mean. But this feature may be greatly in demand. For example by modmakers. This would be very interesting mechanic.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2022, 10:18:14 pm by x-com_player »

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Re: Ability to autoshoot in a line as one shot
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2022, 04:18:50 am »
You can somewhat simulate they behavior you want by creating a "shotgun" with minimum spread. The UAC rifle in Piratez and XCF do this, and 40k's melta uses it to simulate a continuous beam weapon.

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Re: Ability to autoshoot in a line as one shot
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2022, 02:30:41 am »
Sorry, that's not how the engine is designed.
Could it be implemented using the shotgun mechanics? Basically it would have the same spread as a shotgun, it would just animate one pellet at a time instead of having them all instantly hit at once. But the trajectories would be the same as a shotgun.

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Re: Ability to autoshoot in a line as one shot
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2022, 09:56:15 am »
There is no problem calculating trajectories, or making any other "simple" calculation.
Problems are somewhere else.

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Re: Ability to autoshoot in a line as one shot
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2022, 05:36:46 pm »
Sure You could make autoshoot fire in one line but it would kill "dakka dakka" fun  ;)
We all know that Xcom operatives are recruited from most inaccurate people on Earth-I easy shoot targets way smaller than alien head (like empty ammo box)
from 50m with duble barell shootgun. Xcom soldiers often miss targets next to them... but of course You can always tell its battle fear that makes people "less optimal" :)