Strange ship sighted

MamiyaOtaru

Spaceman
Reports have come in from explorers on the frontier of an unusual alien ship, of a type not previously known. No one has yet managed to take a high resolution picture of it; these far off shots are all the concrete information we have.
 

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Wendy

Spaceman
MamiyaOtaru said:
Reports have come in from explorers on the frontier of an unusual alien ship, of a type not previously known. No one has yet managed to take a high resolution picture of it; these far off shots are all the concrete information we have.

Strangely familiar in appearance. . .
Could it be the Unknown ship in the priv.tre?
Or are we going further?
Does it beat you up faster and better than any of the capital ships?

Tarsus and Talons and WHAT?!?!?!
Oh my. . .

Way Khuele screen shots though.

Seems to me, it was the same ship that waxed my tush when I hacked my .sav file in the original game and loaded my Centurion with ALL type I Steltek Guns. There is a type one and a type two gun. Then I got hammered in Troy system at Nav 1. EVERY TIME.

I couldn't even dent the shields of it. So I hacked again, changed my ECMS to 4, shield gens to 11 and my engines to 5 and went at it again. First you had to blow the escort. Not TOO bad. You did feel it, though. Then you had to beat IT.

HAMMERED.

In SECONDS.

Those guns were a nightmare. One hit and my shields, along with half my armour, were gone.

So I hacked again. I changed the gun re-fire rates in PRIV.TRE and attacked it again.

OMFG, ITS refire rate matched mine.

DEAD. As soon as it got me in its sights. The refire rate hack backfired.

There was NO soft spot. Front Back or sides.

I THINK the ship was the "Unknown" type in the "PRIV.TRE" file.

Look in the "GUIDSHIP" section for "Unknown" in "priv.tre Line" 293 I think it was.

Looking at it, the line address is: 009264f0h

Unless my mind is failing me the armour ratings were (Hex Pairs)
0A . 2C 01 . 2C 01 . 2C 01 . 2C 01.

That 01 in the 2C 01 acts something like a X3 multiplier.

If this is the same ship, people, YOU ARE DOOMED.

Wendy
 

Wendy

Spaceman
MamiyaOtaru said:
Reports have come in from explorers on the frontier of an unusual alien ship, of a type not previously known. No one has yet managed to take a high resolution picture of it; these far off shots are all the concrete information we have.


Indeed, we have a ship type of Unknown.

Ouch. here are a couple of quickies out of the original game.

They do NOT answer any hails and the fire is nighmarish.

Wendy
 

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Wendy

Spaceman
overmortal said:
Yeah, that'd be the Steltek drone. I always did hate that damned thing.

As you can see, I got waxed and I had some MAJOR mods done, too.

OUCH.
 

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MamiyaOtaru

Spaceman
And its cousin makes an appearance. The scout and the drone took around 6 hours each to make. The scout is made up of 2704 tris. The drone was 1731 tris. I'm not really sure how the scout ended up with more :D
 

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Lynx

Spaceman
Looks good. Is the dark texture bluish, or is it just illuminated that way by the sun?
The Stelteks had a dark grey hull in Priv, and as far as I remeber the hull wasn't completely smooth, it had a few plating lines here and there and some minor details on the hull.
 

GreyViper

Rear Admiral
Speaking of strange and unknown ships would you be willing to add a "new" kilrathi ship that didnt make into Priv. Its picture(sketch) is found in Privateer Manual Art with gothri and other kilrathi ships.
 

hellcatv

Swabbie
Banned
we'd have to see it... consider it for inclusion in WCU...and more importantly someone would have to model it :) cus I think we've about reached the limit of our collective patience with modelling new necessary ships

It's blue due to reflection with the background--if you go to try it will be dark gray (troy has no background to reflect with)
 
U

Unregistered

Guest
now go away or I shall taunt you a second time *sniff*
 

MamiyaOtaru

Spaceman
Thanks :)

As Hellcat said, it is blueish because of the reflections. The textures are rather dark, almost black, but they are not flat. It shows up a little better when docked. Which will never happen in the game, but I'll let you see it here ;)

Skinning is not my strong suit, if someone else wanted to tackle it he'd be welcome, but that hasn't always worke out reliably for us hehe
 

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U

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This is the point where someone is supposed to suggest that you should be able to buy your own Steltek scout, right?
 

Justice

Rear Admiral
Looks awesome! Nice work!

The scout always creeped me out a bit in the original because it is so big, flies so fast, and looks like its making combat passes at you or trying to ram you while veering off at the last second... Can't wait to see bad boy in the game!
 

Bandit LOAF

Long Live the Confederation!
GreyViper said:
Speaking of strange and unknown ships would you be willing to add a "new" kilrathi ship that didnt make into Priv. Its picture(sketch) is found in Privateer Manual Art with gothri and other kilrathi ships.

You're probably thinking of the top-down drawing of a Strakha, which they ultimately decided not to include in the game. (It's not really a *new* ship -- it's the WC2 Strakha design).

Here's the unused 3D model:

privstrakha.jpg
 
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Wendy

Spaceman
Y'know, it's a good thing I don't do the modelling. You'd all be flying black blobs. I envy people that can do stuff like this. You guys are just plain Awesome.
 

MamiyaOtaru

Spaceman
Justice said:
Looks awesome! Nice work!

The scout always creeped me out a bit in the original because it is so big, flies so fast, and looks like its making combat passes at you or trying to ram you while veering off at the last second... Can't wait to see bad boy in the game!
So it was pretty big? That's how hellcatv remembered it as well. I thougt it was a bit smaller myself, so currently it is only about as long as a tarsus (ie, rather small).

I've never seen a number for its length anywhere, do any of the more knowledgeable in the ways of the canon have a suggestion? If not I'll just wing it by making it "bigger" :D
 
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