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PostPosted: Mon, 10. Dec 12, 07:00    Post subject: [script] Improved Kha'ak 2: The Revenge [Updated: 2013.05.17] Reply with quote Print

Improved Kha'ak 2: The Revenge

Anonymous Argon wrote:
"You know, it almost makes you feel sad for them. Between the Terrans, Xenon, and new ships by Otas corporation and others the Kha'ak are just not much of a threat. True, some of their ships can be a bit of a pest, but their sparseness and predictability make them a minor threat at most."

"It makes me wonder though, what will be their response to our rapid technological jumps? Will they be a threat again?"


Downloads:
Exclamation R3: https://code.google.com/p/x3tcscripts/downloads/detail?name=ImprovedKhaak2_IK2_r3.zip
r3 contains bug fixes and hopefully a fix for the squash mine lockup issue some have reported, this is untested due to time constraints and can be downgraded/upgraded by just overwriting files. No restarts or anything needed Smile

R2: http://code.google.com/p/x3tcscripts/downloads/detail?name=ImprovedKhaak2_IK2_r2.zip (Thanks Bullwinkle!)

Usage
The menu can be accessed by toggling the AL task or in the optional Community Configuration Menu. On initial startup IK2 will examine the universe, this may take quite a while on an existing game. Once it is finished the menu will be available to enable and control IK2. For uninstallation, set IK2 to disabled through the menu and wait until shutdown of the script is complete.

Overview
    Swarming Behavior - Kha'ak ships now prefer to target the same things as their neighbors. This leads to massive focus fire like is often used by players to reduce enemy numbers quickly.

    Customized Death - Ships? Sizes? Sectors? Amounts? Times? Swarms? Abilities? Yeah, everything can be customized.

    Eggs - Kha'ak ships can lay eggs, which will eventually spawn into new vessels. Even player-owned Kha'ak ships...ever wanted to spawn a destroyer? Twisted Evil

    Player Hatred - The masochistic among you can ratchet up the player hate to be swarmed more often, while the cowards can keep it low to only be victims of random chance.

    P2P Jumping - The most loved and hated feature from IK has returned to let Kha'ak ships perform in-sector jumps to quickly encircle and destroy targets (starts disabled). Don't worry though, your Kha'ak ships and even some others can do it to!

    Swarm Notification - If a swarm is going to arrive and you have a ship or station within 3 sectors of the swarm, a message will be sent. Act quickly, the swarm waits for noone!

    Exclamation Hatchery Sector - A queen and her brood sleep here, ever waiting, ever dreaming. Do you dare wake her?
    WARNING: This is a near impossible battle, save first!

    Exclamation Queens Vengeance - So you actually killed her? Impressive. Can you survive the 30 minutes of focused swarm attacks that can optionally follow?


Player Commands
    Insector Jumping - Undamaged Kha'ak ships or ships with both a jumpdrive and unfocused jumpdrive can execute insector p2p jumps to a target for the energy cell cost of a 5 times an insector gate jump (so 50 for a corvette) from the navagation menu. The ship must also have navigational software installed so they know where they are going. Rolling Eyes

    Lay Eggs - Kha'ak ships with special command software can find this command under the general command options. For the player, laying eggs slowly canabalizes the hull of the ship to make an egg. After a time the egg will hatch into an appropriate vessel for the egg size, there is always a chance of laying eggs of a larger or smaller size than the current ship. Do be careful though, hull can be expensive.


Compatibility
    So far no incompatible scripts or mods have been found. Combat scripts tested include XRM, MARs (Make sure to turn it on for all AI ships Evil Laugh ), KI 1.2, and Karma (Makes life extra difficult Rolling Eyes ).

    For IR2, Jack08 recommends disabling the IR2 'Improved Kha'ak' option to prevent the minor buildup of extra Kha'ak in the universe.


Future Plans
    Exclamation Reward - Need to add more than a feeling of accomplishment for beating the queen...money is trivial at that endpoint of the game so what are your ideas?


Helping 7ate9tin11s
    Difficulty Levels - I would like to put in some pre-defined difficulty levels in for those that fear to tread the customization maze. Please post your settings and suggestions!

    Bugs - Find something broken? Let me know!


Technical Details
Text File: 8974
p2p Jump Command: 229
Hatch Egg Command: 1230
Lay Egg Command: 1231


Good luck out there! -7ate9tin11s

Exclamation Change Log
-Hatching AI eggs no longer call a non-existant script if too many eggs have hatched...basically they will now hatch if the hatched scripts go below the limit now
-Basic attack all script will no longer be ran on mines, satilites, stations, and other inappropriate targets selected to be eggs or ships. I think this will fix the mine lockup issue some have had.
-Hatchery sector is now randomized properly on initial startup
-Captured swarm vessels don't self-destruct
-Menus give hatchery information
-Swarm manager now recognizes and uses vengeance protocols
-Several fleets of Xenon I's were harmed in the testing of the hatchery.
-Hatchery toned down to 99 at 50% s, 25% m, 25% L from 125 at 33% s, 33% m, 33% L...I found a way to win, will you?



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PostPosted: Mon, 10. Dec 12, 07:08    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Reserving some space.

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PostPosted: Mon, 10. Dec 12, 07:18    Post subject: Re: [script] [alpha] Improved Kha'ak 2: The Revenge Reply with quote Print

Sweeeet!

Thanks for bringing a real enemy back to AP, 789!


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PostPosted: Mon, 10. Dec 12, 07:44    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

as posted on another thread...

SWEEEEET!!!! (drools over the download)


(wonders what a Kha'ak - Xenon fight would look like when they attack the same sector/station, especially one of the ones where there is a strong response to.... hopefully it will be sufficiently "furry" to be worthy of the description of "cluster...")

Should I be using a dedicated wingman for protection now?

Either I will have to invest more heavily in defenses, or keep my footprint in the universe small to concentrate the defenses...

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SirDeathwalker wrote:
(wonders what a Kha'ak - Xenon fight would look like when they attack the same sector/station, especially one of the ones where there is a strong response to.... hopefully it will be sufficiently "furry" to be worthy of the description of "cluster...")


Well, it made for a pretty lightshow in testing...until they decided my little corvette was tasty. Shocked


SirDeathwalker wrote:
Should I be using a dedicated wingman for protection now?

Either I will have to invest more heavily in defenses, or keep my footprint in the universe small to concentrate the defenses...


Wingman? Laughing
Wing-armada...perhaps. Cool

It really depends on how it is customized. The default swarm of 66 ships has 0 to 5 large ships (M1, M2, M7 [I use XRM]), 5 to 15 medium (M3, M6, M8, TM), and the rest small (M5 and M4). It is more an act of god than a pest to be dismissed...especially with p2p enabled.

/Oh yeah, usage instructions...off to edit parent post yet again!

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PostPosted: Mon, 10. Dec 12, 10:14    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

7ate9tin11s wrote:

Wingman? Laughing
Wing-armada...perhaps. Cool
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You haven't seen what i like as a personal ship, and the usual weapon load out is usually pretty nice, decent speed with cycrow's turbo boost, But it looks nice, loaded right up and it does list the ships added to the Kha'ak by the plugin manager. How about a way to configure the wild ones ship availability too? (maybe limit them to only certain of the available ships, or even unique ships)

(... though the effect might be accomplished by removing the available to the swarm and assigning whole new ones..... but that kinda defeats the purpose)

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SirDeathwalker wrote:
How about a way to configure the wild ones ship availability too? (maybe limit them to only certain of the available ships, or even unique ships)

(... though the effect might be accomplished by removing the available to the swarm and assigning whole new ones..... but that kinda defeats the purpose)


Currently the wild ones come from the swarm availability lists and only hatch from eggs, small eggs make small list Kha'ak, medium to medium, and large to large. So if the ship can be used by the swarm is can become a wild one (or even yours with the right egg and some luck!).

If I was to put in another set of 3 configurable lists for wild ones then there could only be 500 ship types per list instead of 1000 Rolling Eyes

I will think on it, does anyone else see a need to have different lists for wild and swarm Kha'ak?

/Really want to get hatchery done
//That will give you a run for your money
///if it works how it should Embarassed

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PostPosted: Mon, 10. Dec 12, 18:30    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

cool... Smile

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PostPosted: Tue, 11. Dec 12, 01:34    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Cant DL ... both links are loading endlessly Sad... anyway is it compatible with Khaak Invasion 1.2?


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NighTragE wrote:
Cant DL ... both links are loading endlessly Sad


Hmmm...seems to work for me, try going to the page directly: http://www.x1tp.com/root/index.php?option=com_jdownloads&Itemid=6&task=view.download&catid=123&cid=1568


NighTragE wrote:
... anyway is it compatible with Khaak Invasion 1.2?


Should be, but I am testing them together tonight. I will post again with the results.

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Looks like they play nice...pity about the sector both hit at once though. Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Tue, 11. Dec 12, 10:26    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

so... potentially....

the Kha'ak, both swarm and invasion, the Xenon, pirates (pirate guild 3), Yaki (Yaki Armada), and response fleets (improved races 2.0) could in theory, attack the same sector at the same time.... (wonders what he can do to set about pushing the universe into that very scenario... ) that would be one unlucky system (incredibly ironic if said system was lucky planets). Could be even more interesting if Pheanon Corp was also trying to expand into that sector at the same time ( a potential 7 way furball without the player's forces involved...)... oh, to a space fly on that wall.... with a hd video camera... Wink

With both playing together I get the type of distinctly different groups with completely different personalities doing completely different things I was hoping for (the random Wild one's make it even more random...)

And with the customization of the ship lists, you can even make them look different Very Happy (imagining a Swarm of B5 Shadow vessels after cranking the large ships in the swarm to 2-9 and med to 10-25 for the shadow fighters)

(makes me think of a request..... someone who knows how to add/modify the engine sound associated with a vessel when you get close)

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PostPosted: Tue, 11. Dec 12, 11:08    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Based on your posts this one is compatible wit Khaak invasions and XRM at the same time?
Any special installation requirements?


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PostPosted: Tue, 11. Dec 12, 14:18    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Tnx mate for link.

EDIT: Compatible with AP right? Asking just to be sure.


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NighTragE wrote:
Compatible with AP right? Asking just to be sure.


Yes, developed on AP. Also works great with XRM, Kha'ak Invasion 1.2, Karma, MARs, etc. In general, I have not found anything incompatible yet and I play with a rather large host of scripts in my normal games.

The default number of wilds, swarms and eggs can be adjusted to improve performance/deadliness as well. I do not yet have actual difficulty levels yet for pre-set stats (I am looking for suggestions on those!), but everything is very customizable.

/wanders off to add a compatibility section to parent...

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