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Just finished the story...
« on: January 22, 2011, 01:13:00 PM »
...and am now trying to build the strongest ship possible. Can you post a list with all ships and upgrades (and where I can find them) so I can finish the challenge?

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Re: Just finished the story...
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2011, 12:10:03 PM »
Here's a list of all the ships:
"Kermodeon Destroyer"
"Kermodeon Gun Boat"
"Muterran Fighter"
"Kermodeon Fighter"
"Personal Shuttle"
"Muterran Destroyer"
"Muterran Gun Boat"
"Galactic Privateer"
"T-6000 Transport"
"T-5000 Transport"
"Circus Cruise Ship"
"Brutus"
"Achilles"
"G.I. Cargo Transport"
"Roboto Destroyer"
"Roboto Gun Boat"
"Roboto Fighter"
"Saucer"
"Mobile Gun Platform"
"Astro Transport"
"Space Car"

As for where to buy everything... Each planet has a tech level which determines what they sell. If you go to a planet with a low tech level, they will sell very little. If you go to a planet with a high tech level then they will sell everything. So if you go to earth, for example, then you will find all of the best Muterran ships (of course you also have to be friendly with that government to have access to their equipment). Upgrades and weapons are not specific to any species, so you should be able to find them all on earth (or the equivalent main star system for the Kermodeon or Robotos)

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Re: Just finished the story...
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2011, 02:30:48 PM »
Hi James,
thanks for your reply. Fortunately I'm on good terms with Earth, so it was no problem to get a Destroyer from them. After toying around (OK, it's slow, but it takes a lot of bees to kill an elephant :-)), I'm wondering how it does compare to the other fraction's destroyers.

But how does it compare to the other destroyers?
  • I'm hated by both of the other fractions (after finishing the story, what a surprise), so I'd have to suck up to both fractions one after another to see the two remaining destroyers
  • But even if I manage that, you only show bars (and no numbers), which I'd be able to note down.
  • Suppose I stick with the bars, I suffer from the Alt-Tab-bug mentioned in another thread, so I cannot take screenies either :-(

Can you help me out here? With the exact specs, I could rank up specifically with the fraction I want to buy from and save me a lot of effort.

I hope you don't mind two off-topic questions:
I saw a monkey in the images folder. Can you give me a hint - nothing too specific or it would spoil the fun - on how to meet it in-game?
You mentioned in the Alt-Tab thread that you want to revamp the game. What's your roadmap there? You think you'll do it this year?
« Last Edit: January 28, 2011, 02:48:30 PM by Foo »

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Re: Just finished the story...
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 05:54:45 PM »
Here are the stats pulled directly from the game's source code.

Kermodeon Destroyer:
3600.0, //Thrust
        75.0, //MaxSpeed
        4000.0, //TurnForce
        200.0, //Mass
        50, //MaxCargo
        2, //MaxCannons
        7, //MaxTurrets
        20, //MaxLaunchers
        8, //MaxLayers
        35.0, //Radius
        "Kermodeon Destroyer", //Name
        1000, //MaxCrew
        10000, //MaxShields
        5000, //MaxHull
        1000.0, //MaxEnergy
        10000.0, //MaxFuel
        1200, //MaxAmmo
        50.0, //EnergyRechargeRate
        100.0, //ShieldRechargeRate
        10.0, //Evade
        10, //TechLevel
        KERMODIONS, //Government
        10000000, //Price


Muterran Destroyer:
3600.0, //Thrust
        70.0, //MaxSpeed
        4000.0, //TurnForce
        250.0, //Mass
        70, //MaxCargo
        0, //MaxCannons
        9, //MaxTurrets
        23, //MaxLaunchers
        8, //MaxLayers
        35.0, //Radius
        "Muterran Destroyer", //Name
        1000, //MaxCrew
        10000, //MaxShields
        10000, //MaxHull
        1200.0, //MaxEnergy
        10000.0, //MaxFuel
        1100, //MaxAmmo
        50.0, //EnergyRechargeRate
        80.0, //ShieldRechargeRate
        8.0, //Evade
        10, //TechLevel
        MUTERRANS, //Government
        12500000, //Price
       

Roboto Destroyer:
5000.0, //Thrust
        103.0, //MaxSpeed
        3000.0, //TurnForce
        150.0, //Mass
        15, //MaxCargo
        0, //MaxCannons
        10, //MaxTurrets
        15, //MaxLaunchers
        0, //MaxLayers
        25.0, //Radius
        "Roboto Destroyer", //Name
        1, //MaxCrew
        25000, //MaxShields
        4200, //MaxHull
        7000.0, //MaxEnergy
        1000.0, //MaxFuel
        850, //MaxAmmo
        75.0, //EnergyRechargeRate
        50.0, //ShieldRechargeRate
        20.0, //Evade
        10, //TechLevel
        ROBOTOS, //Government
        5500000, //Price


Acceleration and turn speed are calculated by dividing by mass.
Acceleration = Thrust/Mass
Turn Acceleration = TurnForce/Mass

If you're using a destroyer, I recommend turning the game speed up to max (in the options menu).

If you want to become friendly with the other governments, the best way is probably to just destroy a ton of pirates.

As far as upgrades to the game, I was planning on switching the game to a different engine, but the third party developer who made it sold it... it's a all a bit complicated, but I'm still planning on updating the engine at some point. I'm not planning on any major changes to the actual game though - I just want to get all the small bugs fixed.

***MINI-SPOILER*** The monkey graphic is from the last mission in the game, you might not have seen it if you destroyed the last enemy really fast, or it was off screen as you were destroying it.

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Re: Just finished the story...
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2011, 03:34:23 AM »
Thanks a lot. For better comparison, I made the following table:
KermodeonMuterranRoboto
Forward Acceleration1814.433.3
Speed7570103
Turn Acceleration201620
Cargo507015
Cannons200
Turrets7910
Launchers202315
Layers (?)880
Radius (?)353525
Crew (?)100010001
Health150002000029200
Energy100012007000
Fuel (?)10000100001000
Ammo12001100850
Energy Recharge Rate505075
Shield Recharge Rate1008050
Evade (?)10820
Price (M)10.012.55.5
I'm unsure about attributes with (?). I also calculated the accelerations according to your formula.
Seems I'll give the Robot destroyer a try :-)

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Re: Just finished the story...
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2011, 03:47:12 AM »
Yes, most of those (?) attributes are not used - I had planned to use them but didn't end up doing so in the final game.

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Re: Just finished the story...
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2011, 04:14:20 PM »
Perhaps you can implement them, when you revamp the game? If you are interested, I'm sure I can give some good feedback. Especially since I've played a couple of its "competitors" :-)

Anyway I'm much happier with the Roboto destroyer. It has a more "dynamic" feeling to it.

If you don't mind, an you post the weapon specs as well?
Particularly, I'm looking for the turret(s) with the best damage/sec rate and damage/energy unit.
Concerning the rockets, from the description I'm pretty sure, that the Omega missile is the one with the largest load?

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Re: Just finished the story...
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2011, 01:45:29 PM »
You'll want the dualitic laser or the interphasic pulse. One has lower energy usage, the other does more damage. And yes, the Omega missile is definitely the most powerful. Usually I set up my destroyer with maxed dualitic lasers and omega missiles. Then I use the lasers to kill smaller ships, and the omegas to kill larger ships (once I have them lined up in front of me because the omega has very little tracking ability).

Standard Laser:
Damage: 5
Energy Use: 0.5

Regenerative Laser:
Damage: 10
Energy Use: 2.5

Dualitic Laser:
Damage: 20
Energy Use: 4.0

Standard Pulse:
Damage: 5
Energy Use: 3

Polaron Pulse:
Damage: 10
Energy Use: 5

Interphasic Pulse:
Damage: 40
Energy Use: 15

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Re: Just finished the story...
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2011, 02:05:29 PM »
I assume they all have the same fire rate?

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Re: Just finished the story...
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2011, 08:59:52 PM »
Pretty much, they are within 2% of each other.

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Re: Just finished the story...
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2011, 04:38:40 PM »
Ok, thanks for all the info.
I'm happy with my ship and if I'm not really careless I have no problems burning every enemy to ashes with it :-)