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by giantcabbage
Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Rumor Framework
Replies: 0
Views: 3528

Rumor Framework

I now have a reasonably complete rumor framework for testing. This will make it much easier to add new rumors to stations e.g. Commonwealth Slums and the pub screen. The framework uses two events (GetRumors and GetGlobalRumors) and a new function msfShowRumor which can be used in a similar way to rp...
by giantcabbage
Sat May 21, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Pub Rumors for the Outer Realm
Replies: 10
Views: 1637

Re: Pub Rumors for the Outer Realm

 I’d kinda like to see the rumors for various stations accessible by typGetData or even a variable (like rumOuterRealm or some such) instead of more or less written into the station itself. It would make it easier for modders to add to the lists. Have you looked at this: Missions and Rumors It uses...
by giantcabbage
Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: The Drawing Board
Topic: Missions and Rumors
Replies: 2
Views: 1159

Missions and Rumors

I've been working on a new rumor system in my mission mod. It's pretty basic at the moment, but rumors can now be generated by mission events rather than hard coded in the station definitions. I've implemented it for container habitats and commonwealth slums so far with rumors for Raisu (which is no...
by giantcabbage
Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Rework disintegration into a nano perk
Replies: 17
Views: 3530

Re: Rework disintegration into a nano perk

Disintegration is currently hardcoded as an instakill effect that's only useful on one gun. The blue effect makes it literally useless for anything else (it's ugly), and the lack of immunities make a lot of armor useless to no-shield runs. It also makes no sense as an antimatter perk. Finally....it...
by giantcabbage
Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Shipyards
Topic: need help with helper functions ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: need help with helper functions ?

That does not work for negative numbers as int truncates towards zero. Try:

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(setq nint (lambda (x) (int (+ x (if (ls x 0) -.5 .5)))))
by giantcabbage
Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Shipyards
Topic: new floating point support, maybe bug ??
Replies: 2
Views: 772

Re: new floating point support, maybe bug ??

add and + do the same thing (at least in 1.6.2 RCs). However, other functions are inconsistent: add multiply + - * mod use standard promotion rules (i.e. 1+1 = 2 but 1+1.0 = 2.0) / pow sqrtn always promote to real subtract divide modulo power sqrt always use integer arithmetic I would suggest standa...
by giantcabbage
Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Korolov / Charon
Replies: 8
Views: 1705

Re: Korolov / Charon

I’ve updated the mod for version 1.6 this time focusing on Korolov. Most of the Charon changes are now in vanilla, but this mod still has the expanded frigate AI and ship tables. I have also made changes to the Korolov station code. All the missions are rewritten using MissionType so they show up in...
by giantcabbage
Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Suggestion & Brainstorm: Illegal Weapons
Replies: 61
Views: 6635

Re: Suggestion & Brainstorm: Illegal Weapons

Yes, the first thing to do is decide what gameplay mechanic "Illegal" weapons should serve, or if you want them at all. Then find an in-game explanation which is vaguely consistent with the rest of the story. Currently, the "Military" tag basically means a weapon is level 6 or higher. The Mk.3 howit...
by giantcabbage
Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Suggestion & Brainstorm: Illegal Weapons
Replies: 61
Views: 6635

Re: Suggestion & Brainstorm: Illegal Weapons

The problem with that (which I've always hated and removed in my mods) is that the XM300 Reaper does exactly the same thing, and is milspec and militia-issue weaponry. It's only used by the sapiens and really should be a unique illegal missile....but it isn't. I agree the XM300 should be an illegal...
by giantcabbage
Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Korolov / Charon
Replies: 8
Views: 1705

Re: Korolov / Charon

Sounds reasonable. Did George confirm whether the Frigates not pursuing their targets is a glitch? It seems like it might be, and I don't see a Ministry item on it. I’ve changed the code so it should be possible to trigger the frigate pursuit by destroying enough raiders that the frigate summons re...
by giantcabbage
Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Korolov / Charon
Replies: 8
Views: 1705

Re: Korolov / Charon

Looks reasonable in general. I'd be cautious about the Barbary though......although EMP is criminally under-used ingame right now, that's because it's not a very nice mechanic. Barbaries have also never been a charon ship before. Barbaries are used in the EP missions where they escort Charon frigat...
by giantcabbage
Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Korolov / Charon
Replies: 8
Views: 1705

Korolov / Charon

I’ve been looking at Korolov / Charon to address the issues mentioned here http://forums.kronosaur.com/viewtopic.php?p=63982#p63982 The attached mod makes the following changes: For cargo values < 100k a Drake missile ship is used instead of a frigate. Above 100k the chance of a frigate increases up...
by giantcabbage
Thu May 28, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Newbie player bugs
Replies: 63
Views: 9030

Re: Newbie player bugs

The description of the Burak missile launcher says an Uzun targeting scanner can be used to add tracking to missiles. A newbie might expect the Uzun targeting scanner to be available, but it doesn’t appear to be implemented http://ministry.kronosaur.com/record.hexm?id=3941 Thioseptal which is requir...
by giantcabbage
Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Shipyards
Topic: Mission Architecture
Replies: 7
Views: 918

Re: Mission Architecture

I found it was useful to define string substitution tokens on a per-mission basis. So in the mission code I could do something like: (msfAddStringSubs gMission "targetname" "qwerty") Then I can use %targetname% in the Text elements. I believe this can be accomplished as of 1.08e with subst: (subst ...
by giantcabbage
Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Hotel restaurant
Replies: 12
Views: 2438

Re: Hotel restaurant

PM wrote:
giantcabbage wrote:should they really be buying slaves and triggers along with the drugs/bootleg 3dv?
Why not?
The encounter implied you were selling to drug users or a local dealer. As such they wouldn't have much use for slaves, corpses, or weapon parts etc.