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Archived Post 12-04-2010 06:56 AM

Several questions with certain functions
Well, I'm loving this so far, but I'm having trouble figuring out how to do a couple things. I'm basically just setting up a tutorial mission for myself to figure out everything, but a couple things don't seem to quite be working right.

First off, the first part of the mission has you coming to assist another Starfleet ship that's come under attack, except the friendly Fed ship and the enemy NPCs just sit there and ignore each other until I fly into range, at which point the enemies attack me, of course. How do I get them to be hostile to each other?

Second, said enemy NPC ships don't appear until I fly literally right next to the other Fed ship, whereas I'd like them to already be floating around. They also just appear, rather than warp in (even though I specified a warp-in sequence under both idle and chat animations).

Third, after you beat the enemy NPC ships, the other Fed ship hails you and reports they have boarders, so you have to go over and assist. This takes you to a Starfleet interior map. I've noticed outside the windows there's just giant smudges of clouds, no matter what I set the backdrop for on the map's settings. Am I doing something wrong there?

Fourth, when creating custom NPC costumes, I noticed not all the full options present in the main game for customization (painting schemes for ships, body sliders for ground NPCs) are present. I'm hoping that's just because they haven't been implemented yet.

Any input/advice folks have would be much appreciated. Thanks. :)

Archived Post 12-04-2010 08:20 PM

And another question arises during my testing. This one involves going through a transition to another part of the map (such as an interior map that has two decks on it). I can't seem to find a way to get it to work without borking the entire map (even if I set the initial transfer into the map to, say, spawn point #1 at the start, it dumps me at spawn point #2 in the second section). I can certainly work around it by just doing a clone map, but it's kind of annoying.

Archived Post 12-04-2010 08:56 PM

Hmmm... try using different ships. At this point the npc groups seem unfinished, acting differently. For example, some animals attack while others just sit there. It might be the npc groups that you're using.

Archived Post 12-04-2010 09:06 PM

Well, I fiddled with it some more. The Fed ship I had placed as a Contact, which apparently means it's a non-combatant. If I set a Fed NPC Group, though, I can give the ship from that the appropriate costume and name (though the weapons are completely off :P), but now I have two versions of the ship floating around, because I can't interact with the Group version for the "Talk to Contact" type objective. I guess I can just switch it to an automatic dialogue box instead...

Archived Post 12-05-2010 11:41 AM

I like a hostile ship that after the initial dialog warps out before any battle takes place.

Maybe that's possible already but I haven't found a way to do it though.

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