Defensive Turrets for ships

An area for discussing new ideas and additions to Oolite.

Moderators: winston, another_commander

User avatar
Prester John
Posts: 42
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:57 am

Re: Defensive Turrets for ships

Post by Prester John » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:16 am

montana05 wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:49 am
Prester John wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:12 am
Instead of turrets, couldn't we have automatic 'Defensive Lasers' (pulse, beam, military) on Port and Starboard sides that would do the same thing as defensives turrets?
The turrets work quite similar to automatic lasers with a shorter range. The catch is that the ship design need to include the turrets but as you can see at your Dark Rainbow they could be pretty useful.
*faints* aag-gg-ghhhh..

User avatar
---- E L I T E ----
---- E L I T E ----
Posts: 286
Joined: Mon May 30, 2016 3:54 am

Re: Defensive Turrets for ships

Post by montana05 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:55 am

Turrets on a player ship will automatically open fire if you are locked on an aggressive ship in range. As they are designed as SubEntities the slots for lasers are still available. Range, fire-rate and fire-power could be individually designed for each turret if required.

More details could be found here:
Trying to survive behind the controls of a Caduceus Psi XT in Alpha test :lol:

User avatar
---- E L I T E ----
---- E L I T E ----
Posts: 289
Joined: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:30 am
Location: Texas

Re: Defensive Turrets for ships

Post by BlackWolf » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:43 am

So checking the ship date,list, the keys I see that would or could be used are:
Auto-weapon fire, subentity, ball-turent, and then locations such as aft, port starboard.
Of course I know nothing about coding or writing script.
Creativity is a gift, use it well.

Mostly Harmless
Mostly Harmless
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:20 pm

Re: Defensive Turrets for ships

Post by soyoukan » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:28 pm

Astrobe wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:51 pm
I think it's possible to have a "turret mode", in which the pilot virtually takes control of a turret, taking down hostiles, while the ship carries on with its trajectory, like if it were on auto-pilot.
YES! the Panther Clipper was that ship! Sadly lacking from oolite...

Post Reply