NPC-only Q-ships v1p6 View Mod
Screenshot "In response to worsening freighter losses in Korolov & deep space, the Commonwealth has come up with a secret new offensive: the Q-ships. Operating in both the trade lanes and deep space, these weathered freighters may appear to be just more weak targets. But make no mistake: if attacked, these ships can put up one heck of a good fight. You never know, one of them might just save you out there!"

Mod v1p6 has 4 ships: Antares I,II,V, & Scarab and a deploy table (no standard mods overwritten). Mod tested in 108b, but should work fine in 108g (though have not tested this). Q-Scarab superfreighters have distinct names of good fightin' ships, swords, etc. :D

Feedback always appreciated, and Enjoy!
Categories Ship (Friendly)
Author DOSBox-gamer
Rating 5   0
Added (Last modified) 17.10.2012 (19.11.2012)
Game Version 1.08b
Filesize 291.29 KB
Downloads 1376
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RPC 18.10.2012 00:51

Great job! :D

Can we escort them instead of the lame ships as well? ;)

DOSBox-gamer 05.11.2012 14:53

Re-uploaded at 28 downloads. Nothing major, I just increased the weight percentages for the random enhancers (I figure, if the ships *know* they're going into battle, then they're more likely to be as well equipped as possible). Also, in part to RPC's question, these ships were turning up at Korolov stations, a little too often in fact. (Maybe this was an unintended bug, but in one system, all the docking ports were taken up by Q-ships, and so no missions were available. Weird.) So anyway, now the 'trade route' and 'wander' chances have been reversed. Hopefully this will give a better balance (but feel free to change as you like).

Shane Filomena 13.11.2012 11:08

if the ship carries " commonwealth , Freighter " it will be called up by Korolov : I had that with my ships once for Masak Shipping : had to reset all my ships because Korolov was stealing them away

DOSBox-gamer 19.11.2012 05:33

Re-uploaded at 43 downloads. New zip includes 2 XMLs: the first, v1p7, is simply the increased weight values mentioned above. The second, v1p8, does as RPC suggests and makes them true Korolov freighters that can be escorted. Most of the ships have lost their missile payloads, however, in order to keep their holds free for (how K calculates escort rates).

DOSBox-gamer 19.11.2012 05:41

Just to clarify: v1p7 and 1p8 are incompatible, running both together is do-able, but often causes weirdness.

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