[AL PLUGIN] Yaki Armada 2 - Beta Build 210 - [2010-07-22]

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[AL PLUGIN] Yaki Armada 2 - Beta Build 210 - [2010-07-22]

Post by Serial Kicked » Sun, 20. Dec 09, 00:31

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:arrow: Plugin Description
  • This AL Plugin will make the Yaki smarter and stronger.

    It will spawn a configurable amount of Yaki motherships (TL or M1) equiped with a jumpdrive and filled with Yaki Fighters. Each carrier will run a script that allows it to do various things as sending a squadron to attack a factory, a TS, a TL, or a defense ship. AI of those carriers has been increased so they can defend themselves when attacked and flee when in real danger. They will also repair, rearm and refuel at any pirate base when needed. Destroyed carriers will of course respawn after a random while.

    Each Yaki mother-ship will focus on two different enemy factions.

    The plugin also allows you to communicate with Yaki ships and Mobile Base using the ECS library. Helping yaki ships will give you money and good reputation with this faction. The player is also able to join the Yaki Guild by contacting Yaki Mobiles Bases via ECS, if his reputation is high enough and have the required credits, unlocking missions and various additional features.
:arrow: Main Features
  • Take advantage of new X3:TC Yaki M1 and TL ships
  • Ability for the player to befriend the yaki faction or to hunt them down
  • Can spawn Yaki Equipment Docks
  • Yaki Mother-ships attacking enemy sectors and rearming at the pirate bases
  • Improved carrier artificial intelligence
  • Fully compatible with custom ships and maps
  • The player gain additional money for the destruction of the Yaki Armada's assets
  • Menu to setup the YA plugin the way you want
  • Takes advantage of the Anarkis Defense System for improved carrier AI
:arrow: Changes from X3R to X3TC
  • The plugin won't include under cover yaki ships as it's a pain in the ass to implement properly. This first version lacks ECS related interactions with YA ships. However it will use the "subtitle" commands to keep you posted about next jump coordinates and other vital information.

    The infamous "Kingdom End Mayhem" bug should be fixed.

    Some interactions between PG and YA will be added. Basically those interactions are: peace/war treaty between YA and PG - ask info about YA/PG to PG/YA ships - possible PG mission to take out a YA mothership - possible YA mission to subdue a PG mob boss or station.
:arrow: Download This is a Beta version, many features aren't included yet and minor bugs are still here. But all in all, the plugin is fully functional. Anyway you can easily totally disable it the second you want.


:arrow: Optional Downloads
  • Pirate Starts (written by TEKing66) - Gamestarts working great with my plugins
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Post by Serial Kicked » Sun, 20. Dec 09, 01:23

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Version History
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build 210 - Beta Release
(*) Fixed : Major bug causing the carriers to idle indefinitely near a Yaki station
(*) Fixed : Several bugs related the carrier AI and docking
(*) Fixed : Several issues in the libraries
(*) Fixed : French translation

build 205 - Beta Release
(+) Compatibility check 2.7.1
(*) Fixed : The good old "zombie" docking bug has been corrected hopefully
(*) Fixed : Docking of fighter ships somewhat improved.
(*) Fixed : Some holes in the mothership logic
(*) Fixed : ADS glitch causing carrier to be renamed like a standard ADS fighter
(*) Fixed : Window not closing after the player has accepted to help a yaki pilot

Test build 200 - Comparative to X3:Reunion version 1.08
(+) Fully rewritten from scratch (faster, smaller, smarter :p)
(+) Using ECS 2.5 to handle communications
(+) Yaki News Networks using ECS Newsfeed
(+) Can spawn an Equipement Dock if a yaki shipyard is found without Eq.Dock
(+) Now using all possible M1 and TL yaki ships as mobile bases
(+) Targets are easier to locate, their name will blink
(+) Yaki ships gain skill killing people
(+) Take advantage of the new X3:TC menu and 'subtitle' system
(+) Ability for the player to configure the plugin the way he likes
(+) Possible signal issues with other scripts cleared
(+) Better use of jumpdrive
(+) More weapon and missile variations
(*) Fixed : Yaki ships going to Kingdom End in mass
(*) Fixed : Attack of invincible/plot objects
(-) Most of the mission and guild system not yet included
(-) Camouflage Device removed


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Compatibility Notes
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* Do not use any task between 890 and 900 (included) on any ship or station
* Objects used by YA have the local variable 'anarkis.yaki' set to TRUE
* Check the global variable 'anarkis.yaki.plugin' to see if PG is enabled
* The plugin needs at least one yaki owned sector to work correctly
* Do not use any variable beginning with the prefix 'anarkis' in you own script
* Scripts that mess with the yaki faction may not be compatible
* YA should be able to handle custom weapons
* YA ships and stations have the 'lv.jtp.block' variable set to TRUE
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Post by Aegyen » Sun, 20. Dec 09, 02:26

Ready to beta this till it breaks... :lol:

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Post by Craigtothed » Mon, 21. Dec 09, 08:48

Looking forward to this script!

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Post by Malakie » Mon, 21. Dec 09, 19:33

Sign me up as well...

Looking forward to this one and to the new TC version of X-Tended
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Post by Thrandisher » Tue, 22. Dec 09, 07:29

Wish i could help with remembering problems in the XR one. While i did use YA and PG both, i cant remember any major or minor problems with YA.
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Post by Serial Kicked » Tue, 22. Dec 09, 14:06

Thrandisher wrote:Wish i could help with remembering problems in the XR one. While i did use YA and PG both, i cant remember any major or minor problems with YA.
By itself it's encouraging :)
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Post by Serial Kicked » Thu, 28. Jan 10, 04:01

Well, YA development is going fine. The first test-release should be available this weekend or during the next week.
More data are available here.

This said, like in the X3:R release, Yaki motherships will have unique names like:

Dominator - Skull HQ - Black Dragon - Stormbringer - Abomination - Ravager - Blood Moon - Excellence - Warmonger - Black Hole - Dark Moon - Dark Star - Dreadnought - Ghost Ship - Black Maria - Inferno - Exodus - Nexus - Bloody Mary - Armageddon - Requiem - Avalon - Leviathan - Behemoth

Please contribute. As long as your ship name looks "bad ass" enough it will probably be accepted. But, please do not write 250 posts with 1 name, post one answer with 250 names instead ;)
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Post by Jake B » Thu, 28. Jan 10, 06:48

Desecration, Lust, Sin, Dissident, Damnation, Desire, Instigator, Dissension, Last Redemption, Hollow Heart, Brimstone, Penance, Persecutor, Burden, Lost Soul, Misery, Tormenter. Hmmm here are a few Pirate sounding ideas.
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Post by Snowship » Thu, 28. Jan 10, 08:26

Black Dawn, Murderous Joy, The Blood Pearl, Harpy's Nest, Dagger, Night Tremors, Inflictor, Monster
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Post by Nho » Thu, 28. Jan 10, 08:27

Wow, at last! ;)

I suppose this will be as third-party-script friendly as PG?

Clan's Horn, Clan's Circle, Reaper, Samarkand, Tamerlan, Blue Wolf, these are a few ideas, some related to the Mongol tribes, as I see them a bit Yakiish

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Post by Lancefighter » Thu, 28. Jan 10, 09:27

'this isnt the mothership you were looking for'
'Asteroid' (Veldspar)
'Paranoid Odyssey'
'Boring Angelfish'


Figured I could help out over here a bit :wink:
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Post by Serial Kicked » Fri, 29. Jan 10, 19:56

Thanks for the suggestions, i will update my list.
I suppose this will be as third-party-script friendly as PG?
Well, YA will be mod-friendly and will be able to use whatever ship, weaponry and map you can throw at it. As a related note, the DDRS mod has a nice selection of Yaki ships and some of them have been designed for YA.

It should be compatible with all major scripts available. The only exception will probably be "Improved Races". I can't remember right now if this script handle the Yakis or not, but if it's the case, they won't be compatible. And as the author is not here anymore to correct his script like he did for PG, nothing much can be done about it (apart from altering IR code).

By the way the 'Mongol Horde' theme fit YA background perfectly, good idea. For now i'll keep all names, but if i gather enough mongol related names i will switch to it completely.
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Post by Shannon Maricle » Fri, 29. Jan 10, 20:10

Serial Kicked wrote:Thanks for the suggestions, i will update my list.
I suppose this will be as third-party-script friendly as PG?
Well, YA will be mod-friendly and will be able to use whatever ship, weaponry and map you can throw at it. As a related note, the DDRS mod has a nice selection of Yaki ships and some of them have been designed for YA.

It should be compatible with all major scripts available. The only exception will probably be "Improved Races". I can't remember right now if this script handle the Yakis or not, but if it's the case, they won't be compatible. And as the author is not here anymore to correct his script like he did for PG, nothing much can be done about it (apart from altering IR code).

By the way the 'Mongol Horde' theme fit YA background perfectly, good idea. For now i'll keep all names, but if i gather enough mongol related names i will switch to it completely.
Thats a bummber to hear. IP is one I cant live without. I guess PG will have to do :/.

I sure hope somone takes over the IR.

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Post by Happyblue » Fri, 29. Jan 10, 21:44

I have been using and following your scripts for some time now. I am interested in seeing if YA includes the fixes for ACC use in bases for sector defense. I remember reading in your postings that all work on Anarkis Defense was on suspend while you finished YA as you would most likley be making it a core feature. However, I do not see that in the features listed in the first post.

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