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Organic Boron Hulls [TC][AP][Script]

Post by DrBullwinkle » Fri, 16. Nov 12, 13:22

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Organic Boron Hulls
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Features
  • :arrow: Boron ship hulls self-repair over time (as you know they should).
    :arrow: This is not a "freebie" to overpower your fleet. Enemies heal four times faster than your own ships!
    :arrow: Repair speeds are configurable in the t file.
(Thanks to Bertone for the excellent idea.)


Compatibility
  • Works for TC and AP. Should be compatible with anything.

    If you ask me whether it works with XRM, I'm going to tell you to punch yourself for asking. :)

Requirements
  • X3TC or X3AP
    Damaged Boron ship

How to Use
  • 1) Install with Plugin Manager or copy the contents of the archive to your game folder (X3TC\addon for AP).

    2) Turn the Artificial Life Plugin "On". It is in your Gameplay settings (press Esc in space).

Configuration Options
  • The t file contains several options that you can use to configure the way that this script works.
    The options all have comments. I hope that the descriptions are clear. If not, then please ask so that I can clarify them in a future release.

History
  • v1.00 2012-11-16
    - Initial Release (Bertone)

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Post by EmperorJon » Fri, 16. Nov 12, 14:13

An interesting way of rebalancing the Boron... ;)
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Post by Privata » Sat, 17. Nov 12, 14:27

love this !
in the X lore it is stated that boron (and paranid) have this technologie.
cool scrept very cool indeed know the boron feel more usfull

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Post by LV » Sat, 17. Nov 12, 21:42

Some observations

1. Great little addon
2. Why 5 times, ai ships ain't the booker t of the x universe if they are checked pretty often 1x will do
3. although using an alp only is a short way for script file volume i'd personally feel something called via that script to run the checks and such would be better knowing the dark side of the SE
4.scripts called will stack, scripts running will stall


I didn't look at your code as i don't need to to know you know your code, i just toss the general principles i've come to know with the SE in your direction
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Post by DrBullwinkle » Sat, 17. Nov 12, 22:43

Thank you, everyone.


Privata wrote:in the X lore it is stated that boron (and paranid) have this technology.


Are you saying that Paranids should have organic hulls, too? They are not as weak as vanilla Boron ships. However, for all of their supposed "technology", most Paranid ships tend to be on the weak side, as well. Perhaps they could have organic hulls, but with slower repair rates?



LV wrote:2) Why 5 times? AI ships ain't the [Mr T] of the x universe
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Are you referring to enemy ships repairing 4x faster than player-owned ships? My thinking there is that player-ship repairs do not happen fast enough to be of much help during combat, but *enemy* ships *do* repair fast enough to help them during combat. It is both a way of balancing and a way to make Boron ships somewhat more challenging, combat-wise. Vanilla Borons fight like little girls -- this should butch them up a little.

(I am always looking for ways to make combat challenging, because vanilla combat is too easy).

I have not tested the repair speeds under all conditions, but they are adjustable in the t file.




3 & 4) something called via that script to run the checks and such would be better knowing the dark side of the SE ... scripts called will stack, scripts running will stall
Thanks. I don't want the script to stack, but I also don't want it to stall. I should be able to do both by using a flag in a separate script. Also, I forgot a WAIT, so I need to do another release anyway.



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Post by Privata » Sun, 18. Nov 12, 00:14

back in the X2 days ahhh nostalgica.....
I remember reading that the paranid had that technologie as well....
balancing is important so I dont know if they should have it....maybe 3 time slower for obvious reason :lol:

then again the terran weapon should be able to pwn jumpgate with m6 siezed ships but that would kill the balancing lol

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Post by LV » Sun, 18. Nov 12, 00:34

my hotmail account currently has 921 unread emails of which yours isn't even there, you never got past the auto trash me thinks :)
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Post by DrBullwinkle » Sun, 18. Nov 12, 00:40

Yeah, I figured it was something like that. I haven't looked at my hotmail account in months.

I would use a PM, except that I am (almost) out of PM space. We minions don't get enough space to have any sort of conversation there.

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Post by Jumee » Sun, 18. Nov 12, 01:19

I think paranid ships are good enough as they are, boron small craft feels somewhat inferior so this is a welcome boost in strength
DrBullwinkle wrote:This is not a "freebie" to overpower your fleet. Enemies heal four times faster than your own ships!
good I rarely use boron ships anyway (well except for the biggest ones, but for those the effect of regen is probably insignificant)

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Post by Bertone » Mon, 19. Nov 12, 00:17

Yeah! Great one Doctor! :D

How does it work? Does the regen rate depend on total hull (in percentage) or is it fixed (10 hp in 10 minutes, for example)?

I like the choice of distinction between player ships and AI ships. Finally Boron fleet can REALLY defend itself!

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Post by DrBullwinkle » Mon, 19. Nov 12, 00:30

Thank you, Bertone. And thanks for the idea!

When marines repair a hull, they can only work so fast. The team repairs a calculated number of repair points per minute, depending on their experience. So a larger ship takes longer to repair than a smaller ship.

Organic Hulls are different. They are are alive. Large hulls repair at the same rate as small hulls (percentage of hull per minute). As a result, large Boron ships can repair themselves more quickly than a team of marines doing the same job.

Fighters get a slight "bonus" in repair speed, as do ships that are currently in-sector with the player. Enemies, of course, get a very large bonus.

The net result is that repair speeds vary somewhat. My hope is that the repair speeds will work out to be "about right" for various situations, but please tell me your opinions (everyone).

Should I reduce repair speed on the Megalodon? That may be the only Boron ship that does not need any extra help.

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Post by Bertone » Tue, 20. Nov 12, 06:48

I LOVE the easy way to customize the regeneration rate of enemy/fighters in a simple text file.

In my little test I found out that maybe a 4x rate for NPCs (becoming an 8x for NPC fighters) is a little too much, but hell, many players would like to set it at an insane 30x! :D

IMHO, player and NPCs should have the same regeneration rate, but you're right (and that's why I asked you to realize this), Boron ships suck! So it's welcome!

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Post by Bertone » Mon, 26. Nov 12, 20:19

Is there anybody else trying to test it?

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Post by Nicoman35 » Mon, 26. Nov 12, 23:26

I will test it... - as soon as I get this damn ****$$"§$&&"%$!$% ADS mod ready AND paul finishes XRM v1.27 AND if I manage to integrate all mods I would like to. Problem is: I always see something else I would like to have. Maybe I sould just begin playing and stop modding. :roll:

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Post by jack775544 » Mon, 26. Nov 12, 23:46

Nicoman35 wrote:Maybe I sould just begin playing and stop modding. :roll:
That's no fun ... wait ;)
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