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by Derakon
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: Red flash (Split from old thread)
Replies: 12
Views: 655

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: 21
Views: 2421

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: 11
Views: 721

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: 251

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: 608

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: 8
Views: 1666

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: 251

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: 380

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: 311

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: 423

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: 305
Views: 102950

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: 305
Views: 102950

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: 287

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: 305
Views: 102950

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: 409

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...