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My battlecruiser side ports use bomblets. I really liked Higaran bomblets from Complex and adopted them as light torpedo alternative for Higarans (no high-end missiles like the two-stage fussion, anti-strikecraft long range cluster and mortar for them).
For me Vgyr use TFS LRCM (6 subs, 11+2km), medium and short range conclusion vs strikecraft (LRCM also vs nukes in moded Complex), Two-stage Fussion (8+5 km), Fussion, mines and cluster mines vs capital. Higarans used only torpedoes, mines and short range missiles, but Cluster torpedoes are too slow for long-range anti-strikecraft. I immediately adopted bomblets as light mid/long-range anti-ship warhead and created mid/long-range anti-strikecraft version that launches single anti-fighter submunition on 2100m from the target (tried 1800 first, but they had nearly 100% hit rate). 4 small bomblets that launch 4 submunitions look much more logical than the TFS Higaran LRCT, that has to be made like missile to work.
Great! I'll definitely steal it and use as alternative upgrade to the p2v bow mounted energy cannon. O:-)
BTW: When you look the higaran battlecruiser from the bottom you'll see two white squares on the sides (just in front of the hangar). Each of them fits nicely one dual angle launcher (4 of them are used on the new cruiser from complex-e). They are a bit small for torpedoes, but great for some kind of heavy missile ports.
If you are interested i can send you modified hgn_battlecruiser (no open/close animation right now, maded crshes in wine and i don't have cpu with virtualization to install windows).
It really looks frightening at first glance and as dreadnought will be great replacement to the current squashed battlecruiser model.
There is however something confusing in those 3x turret arrays. They have just to many overlapping dead zones with the middle one being nothing but dead weight most of the time. I don't think anyone will ever build military ship this way, especially not Vagyr with their concentrated forward firepower obsession.
Replacing them with some kind of bow mounted megapulse array or mix of a turret and two VLS will look much more realistic.
An idea: A destroyer turret base on the front, as in the light battlecruiser mod of the same ship and the light ion turret model for it from the old fx:commanders look really good on the carrier version. That's how i use it (there are also two torpedo/plasma ciws systems on the down markings, frigate kinetics on the side markings and medium range anti-strikecraft missiles om the top battery) and it fits nice the concept of refit cargo ship.
Interesting that most likely we both had similar ideas. I suppose it will become available in the Angel Moon mission? I have it nearly completely rewritten, with the convoy consisting of a Bishop, two Complex shuttles with four Complex Juggernauts docked on each (Juggernauts are the actual Crew transports that are counted, losing Shuttle means losing four at once. Crew transfer itself is made by Complex crew shuttles that are attacked by Vagyr interceptors.) and SOT battleship as "Armed transport" (something like quasicruiser). Both the Bishop and the Armed transport have their controls transfered, but keeping them is quite hard, as Vagyr forces are led by a Battlecruiser. The Bishop produces its own interceptor and heavy assault fighter (no idea where models came from trough they were used in HW@).
Wow, Vagyr Battlecruiser attacks carrier from above!!! Does this mean you finally fixed the strange habit of capital ships to rotate up/down and start changing elevation when ordered to attack?
It was quite idiotic for a way to ensure that frigates always beat battlecruiser in close combat i think. Or did you had something else in mind?
And .exe installers make installing mods like this nearly impossible for those who don't use Windows. Not very smart approach, given the fact that HW2 is crossplatform game. Especially with installers that have the nasty habit to refuse to start when no registry entries are present, which successfully prevents them from being unpackable under wine/darwine.
How about anti-munition one?
If speaking of the .exe installer it definitely is not. The mod itself however works just fine.
I think the greatest improvement in simplex is that you upload archives with the .big file. You have my sincere thanks for this.
Long ago Complex crew made me to decide that if i ever have to send them something they really want it will be packed as self extracting ELF for GNU Hurd...
Can somebody with Windows please share the .big file?
Damn, .exe again...
Hey read this:
It's a great idea and nice way to distribute software. Especially when the software is crossplatform.
It may be on personal terms, but 1.9 constantly crashes for me. I never managed to play for more than 30-50 minutes. Unfortunately i have no idea how to debug it - there is nothing reasonable in the logs, just an access violation that pops out of nowhere.
Besides the crashes 1.9 allays hangs if Vaygr inhibitor or cloak platforms are build. In this case nothing is written to the log (even tried to leave it for about 20 minutes before killing it). I can't tell if this is the same problem GiGo has, or another one.
Older simplex versions and other mods work fine.
WTF... Releasing .exe installers for multi-platform game mods is quite nasty habit. Do you really love so much people to swear at you each time they update?
Wow!!! Is there a way to get my hands on the subsystem in front of the hangar with out having to wait you to release?
BTW: The double missile battery (was on another screenshot) really does not look good as it is now, but if you make the second battery to be alternative to this subsystem it may look realty good (you can see it in R.E.A.R.M.). At least that is what i intend to do on my copy of HW (was TFS long time ago) when i have this subsystem - a choice between additional battery and nanite cloud defense system (shield that uses nebula generator effect from p2v).
As for the kinetic cannons - they look much better than those in Complex, but i prefer the TFS concept (small gun on top, ability to build guns instead of subsystems on both subsystem slots), because it does not affect the overall appearance of the battlecruiser.