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by Phoenix Leader
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Pilot Lounge
Topic: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 92
Views: 3647

Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story

The containers on the 20-T Railcrawler conveyex transport definitely look similar to A-type Containers from X-Wing Alliance Upgrade.
This might be an idea for new container textures in the future.
by Phoenix Leader
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Pilot Lounge
Topic: X-Wing Alliance Fan Films
Replies: 13
Views: 550

Re: X-Wing Alliance Fan Films

I really liked the cockpit of the Star Wing gunboat in Star Wars: Corvette Attack. Simple and old fashion style, I mean XvT style, but with sensors displaying the actual form of the nearby crafts. Craft dimension displayed on sensors also depends on the distance, so the gunboat on the left is bigger...
by Phoenix Leader
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: XWA Upgrade
Topic: Nebulon-B Frigate redone
Replies: 11
Views: 402

Re: Nebulon-B Frigate redone

This is a great update! Just installed the Medical version to see FRG Redemption blown to space dust. Only 1 question: is it possible to have different texts in the tech library for each of the 4 versions? I have the Medical version with no hangar, but the library still says: "it has its own complem...
by Phoenix Leader
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Pilot Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Darksaber
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: Happy Birthday Darksaber

I live on a planet too close to a black hole, so here the time flows slower and now I realize I'm 1 day late.
Happy Birthday, Darksaber!
by Phoenix Leader
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: LucasArts Games
Topic: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals
Replies: 36
Views: 760

Re: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals

You could argue my reasons lead to conclude Mission #18: The Death Star Trench Run is simply the hardest mission to complete, not the hardest Gold medal to earn, but this mission also has the third highest enemies destroyed/time ratio (0,182 kills/s) after Mission #11: Battle above Taloraan (0,214 k...
by Phoenix Leader
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: LucasArts Games
Topic: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals
Replies: 36
Views: 760

Re: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals

Even if you are keeping your s-foils closed, there are simply too many ways you can die in Mission #18: The Death Star Trench Run. The trench is full of turbo laser turrets and TIE fighters (a quantity never seen in any missions before), and you also risk colliding with the surface when turning. The...
by Phoenix Leader
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: LucasArts Games
Topic: Galactic Battlegrounds Heaven
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Galactic Battlegrounds Heaven

I don’t know if this is the right topic to ask about a problem I have with a mission of the Imperial campaign in Galactic Battlegrounds. I haven’t played this game for ages (of Empires) until yesterday, when I decided to download it from GOG and give it a try again. I began Darth Vader’s campaign an...
by Phoenix Leader
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: LucasArts Games
Topic: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals
Replies: 36
Views: 760

Re: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals

Mission #12: Escape from Fest is by far the hardest Silver medal in Rogue Squadron for the reasons you’ve just listed, but my top 5 hardest Golds were: 5) Mission #9: Rescue on Kessel 4) Mission #12: Escape from Fest 3) Mission #11: Battle above Taloraan 2) Mission #15: Moff Seerdon’s Revenge 1) Mis...
by Phoenix Leader
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: LucasArts Games
Topic: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals
Replies: 36
Views: 760

Re: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals

Rescue on Kessel can be tricky because you need to kill every enemy including some slightly out of the way transports at the beginning. And your X-Wing is not loaded with Proton Torpedoes. And you cannot select a different craft. And you can’t afford to lose more than 1 wing-mate. Definitely 1 of t...
by Phoenix Leader
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: LucasArts Games
Topic: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals
Replies: 36
Views: 760

Re: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals

There is also another factor to consider when flying the V-wing to earn a Gold medal: the accuracy loss due to rapid fire mode.
I can usually handle this problem by sparing my cluster missiles for TIEs, and using rapid lasers only against bunkers and those hard-to-destroy AT-STs.
by Phoenix Leader
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: LucasArts Games
Topic: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals
Replies: 36
Views: 760

Re: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals

As for earning Gold medals, my feeling is that difficulty works in a completely different way: in Rogue Squadron going for Gold gets harder as you progress through the game, whereas in Battle for Naboo this logic doesn’t apply. I mean earning Gold in Ambush at Mos Eisley is a piece of cake, but goin...
by Phoenix Leader
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: LucasArts Games
Topic: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals
Replies: 36
Views: 760

Re: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals

I have the impression that Rogue Squadron and Battle for Naboo were designed with 2 different visions of difficulty. In both games missions become harder to complete as you progress, but for different reasons: in Battle for Naboo Mission #15: Battle for Naboo is surely more complex than Mission #1: ...
by Phoenix Leader
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: LucasArts Games
Topic: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals
Replies: 36
Views: 760

Re: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals

A huge difference between Rogue Squadron and Battle for Naboo is the accuracy required to earn Gold/Platinum. In Battle for Naboo you usually need 70%-80% accuracy to get the Platinum, and though it seems a daunting requirement, it can be done provided that you don’t waste ammo on purpose (well, 89%...
by Phoenix Leader
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: LucasArts Games
Topic: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals
Replies: 36
Views: 760

Re: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals

You did very well. Earning Gold medals in missions from 9 (RESCUE ON KESSEL) to 15 (MOFF SEERDON'S REVENGE) of Rogue Squadron is way harder than getting Gold in any mission of Battle for Naboo. In Battle for Naboo you can earn a Gold medal in each mission the first time you complete it. I mean you d...
by Phoenix Leader
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: LucasArts Games
Topic: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals
Replies: 36
Views: 760

Re: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals

As for earning the Gold medal in MISSION 16: BATTLE OF CALAMARI, it’s way simpler than in the previous mission. GOLD REQUIREMENTS COMPLETION TIME: 5:30 ENEMIES DESTROYED: 24 ACCURACY: 25% FRIENDLY SAVES: 87 BONUS: 0 Plenty of time to destroy 24 enemies, so you don’t need to “sacrifice” a V-wing. It’...
by Phoenix Leader
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: LucasArts Games
Topic: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals
Replies: 36
Views: 760

Re: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals

In Rogue Squadron do you usually fly the V-wing airspeeder to earn the Gold medal in MISSION 15: MOFF SEERDON'S REVENGE? GOLD REQUIREMENTS COMPLETION TIME: 6:00 ENEMIES DESTROYED: 45 ACCURACY: 30% FRIENDLY SAVES: 55 BONUS: 1 I hate using the V-wing in that mission because I really risk hitting my ow...
by Phoenix Leader
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: LucasArts Games
Topic: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals
Replies: 36
Views: 760

Re: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals

Imagine having 30 clusters in Battle for Naboo. 30 probably not, but you can fire 18 Cluster Homing Proton Torpedoes in Mission #9: Sanctuary if you choose the N-X Police Cruiser when you enter the hangar, shoot 8 torpedoes to the AATs and then come back to the hangar to take the N-1 starfighter. 4...
by Phoenix Leader
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: LucasArts Games
Topic: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals
Replies: 36
Views: 760

Re: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals

The "official" Rogue Squadron gold medal strategy is use up all your secondaries, crash on purpose to resupply, do that again, and then collect. This strategy only works in MISSION 8: ASSAULT ON KILE II and MISSION 14: RAID ON SULLUST, the missions where you fly a Y-Wing. Having 60 proton bombs ins...
by Phoenix Leader
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: LucasArts Games
Topic: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals
Replies: 36
Views: 760

Re: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals

A curious thing about the enemies destroyed required to earn a given medal: in Rogue Squadron it’s the total number of enemies destroyed, no matter if you personally take them down or if your companions help you shooting at them. In Battle for Naboo only the enemies you personally destroy are taken ...
by Phoenix Leader
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: LucasArts Games
Topic: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals
Replies: 36
Views: 760

Re: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals

So much easier? To be honest, I struggled to earn the Gold medal in Mission #14: Panaka's Diversion, but I think that’s because I’m more familiar with space sims and RTS games than race games and arcades.
by Phoenix Leader
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Pilot Lounge
Topic: WIP: MC85 Resistance Cruiser Raddus
Replies: 18
Views: 732

Re: WIP: MC85 Resistance Cruiser Raddus

Good idea. AlliED allows for a custom speed for each order.
The maximum speed allowed is 567 MGLT, which should be adequate even for a hyper-speed ramming.
by Phoenix Leader
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Editing
Topic: AI Behavior
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: AI Behavior

I was wondering if the temporary no collision mod enabled during a docking operation is somewhere scripted in section 5 of PAIPLAN.PLN
by Phoenix Leader
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Editing
Topic: AI Behavior
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: AI Behavior

Just checked my GOG installation: PAIPLAN.PLN and PAIPLAN.PLO are in the Star Wars – X-Wing Alliance main directory. These files are dated 01/22/2018 since I have the v18061 released on 24 January 2018, the one compatible with XWACP v1.5 and DSUCP v2.5. As far as I know, XWACP v1.5 and DSUCP v2.5 do...
by Phoenix Leader
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Pilot Lounge
Topic: WIP: MC85 Resistance Cruiser Raddus
Replies: 18
Views: 732

Re: WIP: MC85 Resistance Cruiser Raddus

This really looks great. Too bad the game engine doesn’t allow for hyper-speed ramming.
by Phoenix Leader
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: LucasArts Games
Topic: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals
Replies: 36
Views: 760

Re: Battle for Naboo - Platinum Medals

I don't usually bother with other droidekas other than those 2 by Palmer initially as they aren't worth the time to bring their shields down for just 1 additional kill. You have underlined an interesting fact: the heavy laser cannon on the Gian speeder can destroy an AAT with a single shot just lik...