Author Topic: [WEAPON] Minigun 1.8b  (Read 49177 times)

The_Funktasm

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Re: [WEAPON] Minigun 1.8b
« Reply #90 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...
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Re: [WEAPON] Minigun 1.8b
« Reply #91 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?

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Re: [WEAPON] Minigun 1.8b
« Reply #92 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/
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Re: [WEAPON] Minigun 1.8b
« Reply #93 on: November 18, 2018, 11:30:09 pm »
Sure, I guess. Though the sprite size is, sadly, limited.