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how do i make a BB vs. BB battle?
05-22-2006, 12:21 AM
Here is a Mission Editor tutorial:
Thank you :D. so im assuming the enemy ships automatically engage each other and there is no need to put triggers in (triggers? I honestly have no idea what im talking about haha)?
05-22-2006, 12:31 AM
Yes, they automatically engage each other.
Last question: If i have set the waypoints of the two BB groups to go straight past each other, is the AI smart enough to have the ships stop, fight the battle, have one side come out the victor, and THEN have them go on their merry way? Or will the two forces stay at a constant 5 knots, fire a few shots as they pass each other, and never stop?
05-22-2006, 01:46 AM
As far as I know in real life ships never stopped when there was a duel, it just wouldn´t be a good idea for various reasons.
In SH3 the two BB´s will follow their waypoints exactly and sail at the speed you set. I could be wrong, but IIRC the smaller escort vessels like DD´s actually try to evade opponents they can´t defeat.
05-22-2006, 11:31 AM
BBs and cruiser have limited AI capabilities. They usually follow the waypoints and engage their guns whenever appropriate. DDs are allowed for more initiative. I have even seen them chasing the smaller vessels such as PT boats. Not sure about evading the bigger opponents though.
You may want to try testing the AI abilities by setting some DD as a leader/main vessel of the group which includes BBs and/or cruisers.
Ok, so I get my battle ready to go: Two Tirpitz's and a Scharnhorst vs. a King George, and two other Brit BBs. I organise the British and Germans into two different groups, place them in Ship of the Line formation. The two lines are facing each other, heading in opposite directions. This set up will have them meet beam to beam for a fantastic explosive gunbattle. I place the Human U-Boat, load up the Single Mission, and lo and behold! The whole German group doesn't show up! The three proud British BBs are right in front of my nose, but no sight of the damned Kriegsmarine... Can someone help me with this puh-lease?
05-22-2006, 11:30 PM
Upload the mission to Rapidshare.de, I will then take a look at it.
Here it is m8:
05-23-2006, 11:37 PM
I need the link to the file you have uploaded, not the link to Rapidshare´s upload page! ;)
05-24-2006, 09:09 AM
I would hazard a guess that he has "Evolve from Start Date" Selected for the German TF. This would mean that the German TF has already been an gone.
Hahaha thats my problem im sure. But what exactly does "evolve from start date" mean?
05-25-2006, 11:14 PM
"Evolve from Start Date" means that those selected with this option will evolve from start date of SH3 - that being 1939. So as the game goes along these ships will evolve with the game from 1939. They will upgrade their weps as time goes by and will keep moving along their ploted path according to date. There for if you have a ship thats available say in 1940 and you make a mission with it in 1941, it will start the mission as if it had been already at sea from 1940. Ergo, its been and gone.
Dammit thats not my problem :(. Ill try to post the file link again.
So what if it's been 2 months since I asked the question :D. Finally, after two months, HERE is the correct link Gizzmoe.
07-20-2006, 11:47 PM
There is no link... :)
07-21-2006, 05:21 AM
maybe it has come and gone as well :o
07-21-2006, 07:40 AM
I did a simmilar BBvBB mission recently but I kept puting in more and more ships and planes into the mission to the point I think the Allies have in the region of 47 warships in there compared to the Axis side of 33 ships of all types I only did the mission because I wanted to see what a fire fight would be like with a lot of ships fireing (over the horizon) and if you look at the Nav map you get a lot of Grey ships Icons sunk, the problem now is getting out of the area.
Oh lord... I think I was so tired last night that I went through all the trouble to host the file, but forgot to actually post it here :lol:.
HERE is the correct link: http://rapidshare.de/files/26476988/Battleship_Fun.mis.html
09-06-2006, 12:11 AM
Well.... I posted the link again...
Gizzmoe, mate, sorry to bother you but would you mind takin a look at that link again?
09-14-2006, 01:04 PM
OH NO No Gizz..is gone,,U bastrid, they Killed Gizzy:D
09-25-2006, 02:04 PM
Rose, this mission of your's, is it going to be a single payer one or a multiplayer one?
Single player... If good 'ole Gizzmoe could help me out here.
11-07-2006, 12:21 AM
The file was deleted. No download for a long period of time.
DOH! I'll have to upload it again soon.
12-25-2006, 04:22 PM
ASAP and a few more of us might look at it :up:
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