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Are drone dates still hardcoded?
« on: November 18, 2009, 10:41:44 am »
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Re: Are drone dates still hardcoded?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2009, 11:56:48 am »
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Yes, why?   There are work-arounds on a campaign.
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Re: Are drone dates still hardcoded?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2009, 12:04:21 pm »
Maverick and I are building a mod of our own, just for fun.

What sort of work-arounds do you speak of?
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Re: Are drone dates still hardcoded?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2009, 12:46:33 pm »

What sort of work-arounds do you speak of?

You have to fudge the FYAs in the shiplist and the Server year.   Medium drones come out year 5, fast year 17.  If you set the server staring year from 2263 to say 2268 and adjust the FYAs by 5 years medium drones will come out in 2273, as it's still year 5.

I'll go over this with you on TS, a little tricky to wrap you head around.
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Re: Are drone dates still hardcoded?
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2009, 12:59:12 pm »
But If I wanted to start a server in say 2260, there's no way to keep the medium drones coming out at 2273, right?
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Re: Are drone dates still hardcoded?
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2009, 01:38:39 pm »
But If I wanted to start a server in say 2260, there's no way to keep the medium drones coming out at 2273, right?

Nope, they come out at year 5 no matter what.   That's the constant.  Starting year is 2260 medium drones will be out in 2265.
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Re: Are drone dates still hardcoded?
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2009, 01:57:40 pm »
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Re: Are drone dates still hardcoded?
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2017, 03:29:42 am »
But they're now customizable. Only took a few minutes with IDA to crack this. Better late than never.

For the SFC_Editor

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SFC2OP v2.563
StarFleetOP.txt

Code: [Select]
Tab Year

CDA68: 1i // Vessel Library's "Date Introduced" (Shiplist YFA is added to this value) // 2263
47BFE4: 4i // Final inclusive year of Era, in terms of YFA, for Skirmish Mode (Early, Mid, Late, Advanced) // 0, 7, 35, 100
8689F: 1b // YFA Medium-speed Missiles (button highlighter) // 4
86B4F: 1b // YFA Medium-speed Missiles (button click) // 4
DB0FB: 1b // YFA Medium-speed Missiles (verifier) // 4
868B7: 1b // YFA Fast-speed Missiles (button highlighter) // 17
86B63: 1b // YFA Fast-speed Missiles (button click) // 17
DB100: 1b // YFA Fast-speed Missiles (verifier) // 17

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Re: Are drone dates still hardcoded?
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2017, 07:37:30 am »
Thanks Tar!

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Re: Are drone dates still hardcoded?
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2017, 07:56:07 pm »
Good job Tar!  :)
Any future sfcop 2564 release, will surely need an update with the latest tweaks you found.
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