My idea is to have a ship launch with ships already docked in/on it. It would be an essential aspect of allowing a Star Trek style Multi Vector Assault Mode to occur in the Homeworld 2 engine I beleive.
This is what I know:
1. You can have one ship dock with another and not vanish by having the dock path set as a latch path
2. Giving the docking part of the ship a unique dock family would mean only that ship part could dock
3. In the Path To Victory mod the Keeper Reaver has power pods that dock to it and stay there, something similar could be used to re-dock a detached saucer section per say
But the question remains, is it possible to have a ship launch with things docked to or in it? How?
Would adding something like Shiphold = "Fed_Galaxy_Saucer", to the Galaxy's entry in the build.lua file work?