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by Derakon
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Beta Bug Reports
Topic: 3 bugs/imbalances in Eternity Port v 1.8b4
Replies: 8
Views: 125

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: 1061

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: 2
Views: 43

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: 177

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: 117

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: 2
Views: 72

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: 295
Views: 99601

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: 295
Views: 99601

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 ...
by Derakon
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Stable (v1.7) Bug Reports
Topic: device protect
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: device protect

Solar armor doesn't make fuel any more, it just grants power in sunlight. My favorite playstyle is to use the Manticore for its armor repairer and then try to survive without ever paying for repairs or buying fuel (so dock services are only for installation/removal and buying ammo). It's doable but ...
by Derakon
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Mod Announcements
Topic: PM's mods
Replies: 295
Views: 99601

Re: PM's mods

Updated Drake Technologies Alpha for 1.8 beta 4, and uploaded to Xelerus. Features some minor changes and bug fixes. I tried loading the version of the Drake mod linked in your sig (and per the readme it is for 1.8 beta 4, and my copy of Transcendence is 1.8 beta 4.2). I get this error on launch: "...
by Derakon
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Are howitzers OP?
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Are howitzers OP?

It's fair. I tend to avoid them because there are weapons that can perform better, but howitzers are generally very reliable. The way to counter them is with point defense, but that's fairly rare in the vanilla game. or thermo/blast resistance, which isn't as effective. I personally prefer rapid-fi...
by Derakon
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Are howitzers OP?
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Are howitzers OP?

I almost always end up spending the last half to a third of SotP using the biggest howitzer I can find*. Here's how I see them breaking down: Cons: * Poor firing rate * Poor shot velocity * Poor shot HP (projectiles are easily shot down) * Recoil Pros: * High WMD (the highest, I believe, of any non-...
by Derakon
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Shipyards
Topic: Basic ship modding tutorial?
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: Basic ship modding tutorial?

Your best bet is probably to just download an existing ship mod (I'm fond of the Avian Enterprises playerships mod, personally), open it up, and take a look. The modding documentation is unfortunately very incomplete, so you're going to have to do a lot of looking at what's already there and intuiti...
by Derakon
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: Help! I apparently somehow accidentally sold my military ID
Replies: 8
Views: 2097

Re: Help! I apparently somehow accidentally sold my military ID

Hi, I'm not sure if that's the right thread but I bought some fancy auto targeting cannon, and now I can't ammo for it anywhere. Where to buy ammo, or do you just randomly happen to run into them? Same with missiles. Also, thanks for explaining the difference between registered/unregistered game:) ...
by Derakon
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: [Discussion] Enhanced lower-level items VS higher-level items
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Re: [Discussion] Enhanced lower-level items VS higher-level items

The difficulty with enhancements is communicating them to the player. Right now you can kind of learn to recognize weapons based on their projectile sprites, but that goes out the window with enhancements. Armor is completely opaque to the player until they destroy the ship, at which point they have...