i don't know how many of you have tried to make shielded ships in HW 2
and have given up in case it has not worked like you want.
So i decide to give you a little advice and i hope it would help you all out.
Well lets go on.
At first a list of tools you definatly need for this.
1. 3DS Max or a similar modeling program like gmax or milkshape
(Maya would be the best)
2. CFHodEd (of course ) if you not use Relics way to import
3. Evillejedis Tutorial how to make shields for HW 2
ok... after you have done all that what evillejedi has wrote in his excellent
tutorial comes the tricky part.
In the tutorial it is suggested to deactivate the icheckforfriendlys setting
for your weapons on the shielded ships.... i have understod it only as suggested
But after a lot of wasting time checking the code and the shield meshes
i recognize that i MUST deactivate the icheckforfriendlys setting to get
the attack of the ships work!
well what was the matter? Simply when you know it i say.
I ve done nothing wrong with the shield. With evillejedis tutorial they worked
just fine. But now to the VERY IMPORTANT thing.
If your CM Box of the shield is bigger than the CM Box of the ship then YOU
MUST deactivate the icheckforfriendlys setting in all weapons they mounted
on the shielded ship. I am not talking about the collision mesh from the shield
and the ship only the CM Box (yellow one in CFHodED). After that my shields
and the ships are working perferct!
Oh one little thing left:
Here is an example what is meaned with the icheckforfriendlys setting in a weapon file (*.wepn)
StartWeaponConfig(NewWeaponType, "AnimatedTurret", "Bullet", "Dread_Bomb", "Normal", 3000, 6400, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 8, 0, 0, 1, 1, 120, 120, 0.1, "Normal", 1, 0, 0)
In place 14 of the line is the icheckforfriendlys setting so change 1 to 0 and
StartWeaponConfig(NewWeaponType, "AnimatedTurret", "Bullet", "Dread_Bomb", "Normal", 3000, 6400, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0, 8, 0, 0, 1, 1, 120, 120, 0.1, "Normal", 1, 0, 0)
well then... i hope it will help
If there are any questions left just PM me and i will look what i can do for you.
In case i am not often here i suggest you send your E-Mail with your PM so i can
response directly to you.