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by Derakon
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: CC permadeath high score
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: CC permadeath high score

Wait, the high-speed howitzer loader works with the APC? :shock:

Nice run, in any case! I could never be bothered to do all of the missions, in particular I always skip Benedict's autons because it amuses me to irritate him by refusing his training. :)
by Derakon
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: Stacking weapon upgrades fail?
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Stacking weapon upgrades fail?

Optimizers are still useful; they boost DPS by +40% while also improving your effective chance to hit and to get projectiles past your opponents' projectiles. If you have a weapon with a damage type where the +10% enhancers are rare (basically blast or particle), it's definitely worth using an optim...
by Derakon
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: The Drawing Board
Topic: Weapons Lab Beta being updated
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Weapons Lab Beta being updated

Is this the mod that let you make guns that shoot rapidfire five-way thermo spreads or Shatter rings? If so, it's pretty cool, but balanced it ain't! :D
by Derakon
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: Red flash (Split from old thread)
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Red flash (Split from old thread)

It should become less of an issue once you upgrade your armor. It won't go away altogether but it won't happen nearly as often. The Manticore can mount pretty heavy armor, so if you install heavy armor (possibly using a mod that adds more heavy armor to the game like SM&M / EP), that'll boost your H...
by Derakon
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: The Drawing Board
Topic: [DEV] Elemental Shift
Replies: 15
Views: 1568

Re: [DEV] Elemental Shift

Not even with uranium fuel rods? It has no user-serviceable parts. :) I figure the Hephaestus corp has a bunch of solar panels somewhere and this is how they sell their energy. Imagine owning an electric car with a swappable battery pack. (That said, if that were the case then describing it as a fi...
by Derakon
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Fuel efficiency for starting ships
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Re: Fuel efficiency for starting ships

Players generally spend a lot more time traveling and in dockscreens than fighting, so the standby power use is more important. That's much more heavily weighted towards shields' power use. In that case the Manticore should be pretty efficient: it doesn't consume power when armor does not need to b...
by Derakon
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Shipyards
Topic: randomly selecting multiple items from a list help please
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: randomly selecting multiple items from a list help please

Awesome. Thanks. I figured there had to be an easy way. What does 'mod' do in the first example? The two examples in the source code don't help much. And does it matter if it is (mod 5 n) or (mod n 5)? I think that's what is meant. Mod is also known as % or the remainder operation. X % Y is "whatev...
by Derakon
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Beta Bug Reports
Topic: 3 bugs/imbalances in Eternity Port v 1.8b4
Replies: 10
Views: 391

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

To be honest that's always been the extent of my mining exploits. Shooting rocks is boring, but shooting ships that are shooting you is much more interesting, plus you can get fuel and the occasional mining laser as loot, which are more fun than rocks. Fuel is also more valuable by mass than all ear...
by Derakon
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Transcendence Broadcast: Domina & Oracus
Replies: 7
Views: 1303

Re: Transcendence Broadcast: Domina & Oracus

* Are the Domina powers in Stars of the Pilgrim balanced? Overpowered? Underpowered? Powers I think are interesting and fun to use: * Strengthen * Defend * Nebular Sight * Shatter (especially when combined with Strengthen, lets you win a lot of otherwise very difficult fights, like the Gunsan defen...
by Derakon
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Shipyards
Topic: randomly selecting multiple items from a list help please
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: randomly selecting multiple items from a list help please

Generate a random number in [0..4]. That's your first index. Add 1d4 and mod 5 it; that's your second index. Damage those two devices. (This only works for damaging exactly 2 devices though. If you want to do more, recommend you shuffle [0, 1, 2, 3, 4], then pick a random number of indices off the f...
by Derakon
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Bug Reports & Tech Support
Topic: Some late-game bugs and/or gripes (CC, 1.8b4)
Replies: 6
Views: 217

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

Song wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:19 pm
It is possible to very rarely find a gem of sacrifice, which is a halo gem that can't be analysed. I've only seen it happen once though, and that was a random find in Heretic.
That happened to me in my last game! Then I got a second one from the Antarctica, and used neither of them. Oh well.
by Derakon
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: So let's talk about Eridani
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: So let's talk about Eridani

I like your suggestions, but I'd like to highlight what George said, namely that Eridani is going to be most players' first experience with the game and it really needs to sell them on the experience. Eridani in other words needs to be showing off what the game is capable of and getting players hook...
by Derakon
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: Stacking weapon upgrades fail?
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Stacking weapon upgrades fail?

As far as I can recall, you've never been able to combine optimizers with other non-device enhancers. That is, you can combine a weapon optimizer with e.g. a Makayev Weapon Enhancer to get +fast +75% (assuming the weapon is made by Makayev of course) but you can't stack an optimizer with a hexagene ...
by Derakon
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Mod Announcements
Topic: PM's mods
Replies: 296
Views: 100119

Re: PM's mods

Well, I still can't get it working. Deleted and reinstalled the game in Steam, made the C:/Program Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/Transcendence/Extensions directory, dropped the 1583_DrakeTechnologiesAlpha directory into it, and ran the game, and I got the same error message. That said, just ren...
by Derakon
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Mod Announcements
Topic: PM's mods
Replies: 296
Views: 100119

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 ...