lfnetwork.com mark read register faq members calendar

Thread: XWA: Tractor beam in skirmish
Thread Tools Display Modes
Post a new thread. Add a reply to this thread. Indicate all threads in this forum as read. Subscribe to this forum. RSS feed: this forum RSS feed: all forums
Old 01-04-2010, 07:36 PM   #1
Mark Sparrow
Lurker
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 2
XWA: Tractor beam in skirmish

Hello, everyone. I have a question/problem, I'd appreciate some useful input.

The tour of duty missions allow me to install a beam weapon in, say, the A-wing. However, if I try to install it in one as part of a Skirmish mission/template, I am unable to do so. I mean, on some ships, the option is grayed out, for instance the T/F. But on some, like the A-wing, you can set up the tractor beam in the pre-mission screen... however, once the game is launched, the player using the A-wing still doesn't get a beam weapon. Is this true for other people as well, or just me and my friends?

I am thinking this is not intended and I am either doing something wrong, or this is a bug. The reason I think so is that A) the tour of duty missions allow the beam weapon on rebel craft and B) this unbalances Rebel vs Imp combat in skirmish because the tractor beam is both powerful when used for its intended purpose, as well as when used as extra power to the engine so you can regenerate lasers and shields more instead.

So is there any way to make the beam weapon work on ships other than T/D and T/A in Skirmish, the ones which seem to allow installing it when you're setting up the mission? A fix, edit of one files, maybe mod?

Thanks in advance for the replies.

PS. I am playing the game un-modded, straight from the box, with the 2.02 patch applied.
Mark Sparrow is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 01-04-2010, 08:18 PM   #2
Wildstar
Can outbowl most of you
 
Wildstar's Avatar
 
Status: Moderator
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Brockton, MA, USA
Posts: 1,503
10 year veteran! Forum Veteran LFN Staff Member 
I'm not sure, but, if I remember XvT, beam weapons were only an option for Imperial craft, so XWA may not allow them on Rebel craft in a skirmish.


Wildstar is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 01-05-2010, 09:27 AM   #3
Mark Sparrow
Lurker
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 2
Thanks for the reply.

I never played XvT... you may be right, but I thought that craft which are not supposed to carry something will have that option greyed out. For instance starships have most options grayed out, T/F and T/I have the warheads option grayed out because they can't carry warheads, and so on. If the selection screen allows you to add a beam weapon to an A-wing and it shows you as equipped with one, you pay team points cost for it etc, shouldn't it show up in the gameplay?

Well, whether it was intended or not, is there any way to change it? I already know you can do things like make craft flyable or add a playable gunner position to the same craft, does anyone here know if there's a way to do this too?

Last edited by Mark Sparrow; 01-05-2010 at 09:33 AM.
Mark Sparrow is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 01-05-2010, 12:30 PM   #4
Wildstar
Can outbowl most of you
 
Wildstar's Avatar
 
Status: Moderator
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Brockton, MA, USA
Posts: 1,503
10 year veteran! Forum Veteran LFN Staff Member 
I don't know if there's any way to change it, but maybe the guys on the XWA Upgrade Project's forums might know something.


Wildstar is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Post a new thread. Add a reply to this thread. Indicate all threads in this forum as read. Subscribe to this forum. RSS feed: this forum RSS feed: all forums
Go Back   LucasForums > Network > XWingAlliance.net > 1. XwingAlliance > XWA Community Center > XWA: Tractor beam in skirmish

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:55 PM.

LFNetwork, LLC ©2002-2011 - All rights reserved.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.