Battle 7, Mission 3: The Shield is Down is still out of balance

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Battle 7, Mission 3: The Shield is Down is still out of balance

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Post by Gyaosu » Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:47 pm

Bug Report on XWAU 2020 Update Version 5.0:

It's a long existing bug that was first reported in this thread: https://www.xwaupgrade.com/phpBB3008/vi ... =1&t=11512

During Battle 7, Mission 3: The Shield is Down R/CRS Maria always gets destroyed by ISDII Avenger and ISDII Imputator.

As there is no way to make R/CRS Maria strong enough to survive the attack (other than to make her invincible), I've deleted the invisible FG Goal "R/CRS Maria must NOT be destroyed" from 1B7M3W.TIE using AlliED. I've attached the edited file below.

Are there any ingame solutions that I didn't take in consideration?

Thank you very much for your excellent work!
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Post by Blazingfirestorm » Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:43 am

it's possible due to changing the the type of ship it could affect it's survivability

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Post by Ace Antilles » Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:32 pm

As this is the last mission I suppose the question is does it matter if the Maria survives or not?
It's not a legends ship that appears after Endor is it?

The mission is on a time limit, so it has to survive long enough. I saw it myself destroyed just as the mission was about to end.

So there's a few things possible:
Deactivate the not destroyed goal
Move the ship a little further away to give it extra time to survive maybe?
Or boost its hull or shields by using some ini tweaks.

Removing the goal maybe the simplest choice
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Post by Gyaosu » Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:13 pm

Blazingfirestorm wrote:
Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:43 am
it's possible due to changing the the type of ship it could affect it's survivability
That's an idea, but the maria appears in other missions that would have to be edited as well.
Ace Antilles wrote:
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:32 pm
As this is the last mission I suppose the question is does it matter if the Maria survives or not?
It's not a legends ship that appears after Endor is it?

The mission is on a time limit, so it has to survive long enough. I saw it myself destroyed just as the mission was about to end.

So there's a few things possible:
Deactivate the not destroyed goal
Move the ship a little further away to give it extra time to survive maybe?
Or boost its hull or shields by using some ini tweaks.

Removing the goal maybe the simplest choice
The only Legends source stating that the Maria served after Endor is "The Essential Guide to Warfare".

Boosting its shields to 200 % in the 1B7M3W.TIE-file didn't have any effect.

Moving the ship a little further would be the slightest intervention. On the other hand, failing the mission because of Maria's destruction was always surprising due to the invisibility of the FG goal.

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Post by alpkardi » Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:09 pm

what do we do with the .tie file once we download it?

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Post by Blazingfirestorm » Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:49 pm

alpkardi wrote:
Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:09 pm
what do we do with the .tie file once we download it?
you put it in the MISSIONS file in the root file

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Post by Blazingfirestorm » Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:51 pm

I played this mission and I found it fine the R/CRS Maria survived with no issues

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Post by Gyaosu » Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:13 pm

Blazingfirestorm wrote:
Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:51 pm
I played this mission and I found it fine the R/CRS Maria survived with no issues
That's strange. How long did it take you to reach the mission goals? Do you have the 256-weapon patch installed?

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Post by BattleDog » Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:22 pm

Also, what difficulty are people playing on?
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Post by Ace Antilles » Wed Dec 08, 2021 12:00 am

All missions have been tested several times before. I suppose a lot of it is how last minute you complete the mission before the time runs out.
I've removed the goal so it's not a problem for future releases.
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