Author Topic: [WEAPON] Minigun 1.8b  (Read 25746 times)

Offline The_Funktasm

  • Captain
  • ***
  • Posts: 103
  • That pixel pusher
    • View Profile
Re: [WEAPON] Minigun 1.8b
« Reply #90 on: November 18, 2018, 03:00:35 pm »
Ah, okay. But I don't think you can do much more with the space you have... And what would be the actual differences between these types? Accuracy?

Have fun!

Peak accuracy, distance based inaccuracy, etc. I more tend to see XCom as a rare case of a near even arms-race where one side has a starting advantage but the other has a good eye for ideas.
Also it could be a caliber difference as well. One .308 and another 5.56x45.mm perhaps.

Have thought of it for my own modding. Might do a shortened minigun world sprite for fun/because since it's not too hard.

Offline Solarius Scorch

  • Global Moderator
  • Commander
  • *****
  • Posts: 7976
  • WE MUST DISSENT
    • View Profile
    • Nocturmal Productions modding studio website
Re: [WEAPON] Minigun 1.8b
« Reply #91 on: November 18, 2018, 03:24:18 pm »
Sure, we could add more types of... anything really. But I honestly can't see much space for other additional designs.
However, if you want to give it a try, you have all of my blessings.

Offline The_Funktasm

  • Captain
  • ***
  • Posts: 103
  • That pixel pusher
    • View Profile
Re: [WEAPON] Minigun 1.8b
« Reply #92 on: November 18, 2018, 03:32:40 pm »
Personally, I see how it's almost superfluous, but it does fit in well with later game full powersuit scenarios. I guess it's a YMMV thing.

I guess an alternate example/reason would be the Doom chaingun, and other similar weapons. It's a sorta not-AR or not-SMG for people that want to be specifically non-standard like I guess 90's style or something.

In my particular case I kinda wanted to have a visual distinction between calibers of miniguns.

Shorter would kinda imply it's dismounted from a smaller vehicle than the larger sprites would. I have seen a helicopter mounted minigun in person and they are scary-long. I believe many are .308 but smaller vehicles get 5.56 sometimes, like humvees? I may need to find better webpages for resources if not...
« Last Edit: November 18, 2018, 03:47:52 pm by The_Funktasm »

Offline Solarius Scorch

  • Global Moderator
  • Commander
  • *****
  • Posts: 7976
  • WE MUST DISSENT
    • View Profile
    • Nocturmal Productions modding studio website
Re: [WEAPON] Minigun 1.8b
« Reply #93 on: November 18, 2018, 03:55:12 pm »
Personally, I see how it's almost superfluous, but it does fit in well with later game full powersuit scenarios. I guess it's a YMMV thing.

I guess an alternate example/reason would be the Doom chaingun, and other similar weapons. It's a sorta not-AR or not-SMG for people that want to be specifically non-standard like I guess 90's style or something.

In my particular case I kinda wanted to have a visual distinction between calibers of miniguns.

Oh, the Doom chaingun has been one years ago, first in Piratez, then ported to X-Com Files... So no need to do much, just remove any OXCE features from the ruleset.

Shorter would kinda imply it's dismounted from a smaller vehicle than the larger sprites would. I have seen a helicopter mounted minigun in person and they are scary-long. I believe many are .308 but smaller vehicles get 5.56 sometimes, like humvees? I may need to find better webpages for resources if not...

Wait... Are we talking craft weapons now?

Offline The_Funktasm

  • Captain
  • ***
  • Posts: 103
  • That pixel pusher
    • View Profile
Re: [WEAPON] Minigun 1.8b
« Reply #94 on: November 18, 2018, 04:09:08 pm »
Oh, the Doom chaingun has been one years ago, first in Piratez, then ported to X-Com Files... So no need to do much, just remove any OXCE features from the ruleset.

Wait... Are we talking craft weapons now?

Not so much craft weapons as much as smaller (jeep, truck) level coaxials (turrets and mounted weapons) that powersuits could wield as in-hand weapons. I am fairly certain that .308 miniguns are more a helicopter thing and the 5.56 ones are more a truck/technical thing. Could be wrong.

Another example: http://www.emptyshell.us/xm556-microgun/
« Last Edit: November 18, 2018, 04:11:53 pm by The_Funktasm »

Offline Solarius Scorch

  • Global Moderator
  • Commander
  • *****
  • Posts: 7976
  • WE MUST DISSENT
    • View Profile
    • Nocturmal Productions modding studio website
Re: [WEAPON] Minigun 1.8b
« Reply #95 on: November 18, 2018, 11:30:09 pm »
Sure, I guess. Though the sprite size is, sadly, limited.