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Offline ohartenstein23

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Re: [DONE] [Feedback] [Documentation] Hunter-killer
« Reply #180 on: January 12, 2019, 05:54:37 pm »
How does the 'defenseless' feature interact with multiple interceptors? For example, your transport is guarded by an interceptor armed with a slow-firing missile - in-between shots of that missile, it sounds like the transport would fulfill all three of those criteria and get hit pretty hard, even though the escort is readying to fire again.

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Re: [DONE] [Feedback] [Documentation] Hunter-killer
« Reply #181 on: January 12, 2019, 06:35:12 pm »
How does the 'defenseless' feature interact with multiple interceptors? For example, your transport is guarded by an interceptor armed with a slow-firing missile - in-between shots of that missile, it sounds like the transport would fulfill all three of those criteria and get hit pretty hard, even though the escort is readying to fire again.

Alright, back to manually activated self-destruct button then...

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Re: [DONE] [Feedback] [Documentation] Hunter-killer
« Reply #182 on: January 12, 2019, 06:46:20 pm »
Alright, back to manually activated self-destruct button then...

Taran, of course, preferable, in the absence of the ship X-COM opportunities to return fire(only when a single intercept - not a group). If that's the only way, let there be self-destruction.

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Re: [DONE] [Feedback] [Documentation] Hunter-killer
« Reply #183 on: January 12, 2019, 06:47:57 pm »
Sorry to burst your bubble on it. I like the idea of the "going in for the kill" feature on defenseless craft, but with the fact that the dogfight windows are agnostic of each other makes it hard to check for escorts.

Can we get pointers to the other craft from the GeoscapeState somehow? We could then check for player craft that are targeting the transport, at the same location, and in a dogfight, to see if the transport is escorted.

Edit: Oh, we can check for other player craft from _game->getSavedGame(), right?

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Re: [DONE] [Feedback] [Documentation] Hunter-killer
« Reply #184 on: January 12, 2019, 08:09:52 pm »
Button added, original post updated.

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Re: [DONE] [Feedback] [Documentation] Hunter-killer
« Reply #185 on: May 14, 2020, 01:08:45 pm »
Update: since OXCE v6.5 the hunter-killers with "huntBehavior: 1" will fight until they reach 0% of their HP.

Until now they fought until 50% of their HP, same like other UFOs (but were destroyed instead of crashed).

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Re: [DONE] [Feedback] [Documentation] Hunter-killer
« Reply #186 on: October 13, 2021, 08:59:59 am »
Hint:
For custom GlobeMarkers to work, you need to delete the old rule,
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extraSprites:
  - delete: GlobeMarkers
Discovered here.

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Re: [DONE] [Feedback] [Documentation] Hunter-killer
« Reply #187 on: January 21, 2022, 03:38:36 pm »
New feature since OXCE 7.4.4

Supply missions and Hunt missions generated by alien bases can now use also explicitly defined alien race(s)... until now the race always came from the alien base itself.

Attributes `genMissionRaceFromAlienBase` and `huntMissionRaceFromAlienBase`.

Example for supply missions:

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alienDeployments:
  - type: STR_ALIEN_BASE_ASSAULT
    genMission:
      STR_ALIEN_SUPPLY: 25
      STR_ALIEN_TEST1: 25
      STR_ALIEN_TEST2: 25
      STR_ALIEN_TEST3: 25
    genMissionFreq: 6
    genMissionRaceFromAlienBase: false    # true (default) = take race from base (vanilla behavior); false = take from mission 'raceWeights' if not empty (if empty take from base)

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alienMissions:
  - type: STR_ALIEN_SUPPLY
    raceWeights:
      0:
        STR_ETHEREAL: 50
        STR_MUTON: 50

Hunt missions work similarly.

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Re: [DONE] [Feedback] [Documentation] Hunter-killer
« Reply #188 on: August 22, 2022, 12:54:41 pm »
Two more updates:

1. HKs don't attack craft returning from a mission anymore.

Because the player cannot redirect the craft and avoid HKs and/or enemy base.

I just noticed (2022-08-16) that if your craft runs out of fuel for whatever reason and is forced to return to the base going through an alien base territory, hunter-killer will spawn and destroy the craft.

The player cannot redirect the craft at that point, but has somewhat more control so that the crafts don't run out of fuel in a location where the return route goes through dangerous territory. But it still makes me wonder if this scenario should also be an exception?


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Re: [DONE] [Feedback] [Documentation] Hunter-killer
« Reply #189 on: August 22, 2022, 03:03:54 pm »
The player cannot redirect the craft at that point, but has somewhat more control so that the crafts don't run out of fuel in a location where the return route goes through dangerous territory. But it still makes me wonder if this scenario should also be an exception?

Not really my call, but I agree that such craft should also be immune to hunter killers.
One could say "you should have minded the fuel", but... it's really a long shot, not really workable.

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Re: [DONE] [Feedback] [Documentation] Hunter-killer
« Reply #190 on: August 22, 2022, 09:44:27 pm »
Done.