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by PM
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Mod Announcements
Topic: PM's mods
Replies: 295
Views: 99516

Re: PM's mods

@ Alandra: Thanks for playing my mod. I have more ambitious plans than merely the item mod that it is now. I have no idea if I will get that far. Eventually, I want to make Drake Technologies as big as Corporate Command or Backroads or other similar expansion. The items are mostly finished, and all...
by PM
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: So let's talk about Eridani
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: So let's talk about Eridani

Adding on the Shrike/Song's list, I noticed that visiting Benedict and him decreeing "kill Centauri" quests robs the player of income. Normally, it is a good idea to wait until habitats give you missions to kill Centauri for money, but Benedict is all too eager to order player to kill them one anoth...
by PM
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Beta Bug Reports
Topic: 3 bugs/imbalances in Eternity Port v 1.8b4
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: 3 bugs/imbalances in Eternity Port v 1.8b4

The reason amorphous armor is ion immune is custom script <OnArmorDamage> or something that prevents ion damage that would otherwise be taken, and that damage is converted to charges. The game engine does not know the armor is actually ion immune. Part 2 has more weird items like that, such as armor...
by PM
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Beta Bug Reports
Topic: 3 bugs/imbalances in Eternity Port v 1.8b4
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: 3 bugs/imbalances in Eternity Port v 1.8b4

Amorphous armor's regeneration is conditional. It must first absorb ion damage (making it immune to ion damage), which converts the ion damage into charges, and the armor consumes those charges to regenerate.
by PM
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Bug Reports & Tech Support
Topic: Some late-game bugs and/or gripes (CC, 1.8b4)
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Some late-game bugs and/or gripes (CC, 1.8b4)

Shield recharging was changed to what it is during the 1.08 days, I think. Before then, default did a better job smoothing out regen rates that did not synch with frame rates. For my mod shields, I use the Lazarus method if the regeneration will occur in bursts instead of steady. Armor regeneration ...
by PM
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Mod Announcements
Topic: PM's mods
Replies: 295
Views: 99516

Re: PM's mods

I did a clean install without any additional libraries (i.e., no Corporate Command, Eternity Port, and Vault of the Galaxy) or additional mods, and did not get any errors. Drakian Legacy requires Vault of the Galaxy, but (for me), it should not appear without Vault of the Galaxy available. Without m...
by PM
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Mod Announcements
Topic: PM's mods
Replies: 295
Views: 99516

Re: PM's mods

Updated Drake Technologies Alpha for 1.8 beta 4, and uploaded to Xelerus. Features some minor changes and bug fixes.
by PM
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: New device category: "exposed" in addition to internal and external
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: New device category: "exposed" in addition to internal and external

Lower chance of device damage is still fully vulnerable. This would be, in effect, indistinguishable from external. Probably end up getting questions which is which if implemented.
by PM
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: The connection between part I and II.
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: The connection between part I and II.

Bringing most items from part 1 to part 2 would do little good since they are not one of the big three techs.

Iocrym use mechanist tech.
by PM
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: The Drawing Board
Topic: idea boosted NAMI mines
Replies: 2
Views: 1769

Re: idea boosted NAMI mines

I have done something similar for some of my mod (fragmentation) missiles. I do set up an event to look for targets, and if a target you want is detected within a certain distance, set the missile's lifeLeft property to zero to force premature fragmentation on the next tick. Fragments are as Shrike/...
by PM
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Mod Announcements
Topic: PM's mods
Replies: 295
Views: 99516

Re: PM's mods

Thanks for the compliment, but DrakeTech is mostly an item pack mod at the moment. I hope to add more content one day, but I cannot foresee when or if that will happen. I am working on a few tweaks and may have another (minor) update soon. Zapsats will function even if ship has shield interfering ar...
by PM
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: A few beginner's questions
Replies: 4
Views: 4710

Re: A few beginner's questions

There's no penalty for killing Salvagers other than a note in your game stats and the knowledge that you murdered innocent people for minor material gain. Yeah... they are marked as friendlies. In reality, they are anything but. Salvagers are one of the most aggravating entities in the game (for st...
by PM
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: The Drawing Board
Topic: Playership Drones for 1.8
Replies: 2
Views: 5314

Re: Playership Drones for 1.8

With more ships in Human Space getting built-in equipment, such as trader's bay for EI500, and all ships in Vault of the Galaxy designed with built-in reactors, not to mention all of the virtual equipment bioships have, I will probably abandon (and remove) Field Repairs for the next release of Playe...
by PM
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Mod Announcements
Topic: PM's mods
Replies: 295
Views: 99516

Re: PM's mods

It took much longer than expected, and some things were deferred for later, but the next update to Drake Technologies Alpha is finally ready and uploaded to Xelerus. The main new feature, at least for part 1, is most of the added items can level up via Dock Services (or a rare ROM). On the other sid...
by PM
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Thoughts on ships and armor mass
Replies: 6
Views: 3368

Re: Thoughts on ships and armor mass

The main advantage Wolfen has over similar ships is it is fast enough to not need an engine. It pays for that by having less cargo space (35 tons instead of 50). If I grab the Freyr or Spartan, I might forgo cargo hold for a Titan or better engine. By midgame, mobility is better than Wolfen in excha...