Trouble with a Converging beam weapon


#1

[code][config]
armour_penetration = 500
beam_duration = 1600
beamwidth = 14.0
blasttexture = “beam_yellow1_atlas.png”
category = “WEAPONS”
classname = “SIM_BeamWeaponModule”
color = 255,16,16
cost = 1000
crew_required = 20
damage = 500
description = “convergence beam”
fire_interval = 15000
firedelay = 400
convergence = 1
grain = “beam_yellow1_atlas.png”
guiname = “ISA_Convergence_Beam”
has_grain = 1
hitpoints = 650
icon = VCD_mega_beam.jpg
lockable = 0
max_range = 2000
min_range = 500
name = “ISA_Convergence_Beam”
optimum_range = 1050
powerconsumed = 200
shield_penetration = 500
size = “CRUISER”
slot_type = TURRET
sound = “isa/data/sounds/Excal-MainGun.wav”
soundvolume = 1.0
texture = “beam_yellow1_atlas.png”
tracking_speed = 0.9
turret_sprite = ISA_Convergence_Beam
turretsize = 0.0
unlockcost = 0
weight = 122
uisortpos = 99999
restricted = “isa”

[dataitems]
0 = cost,DECIMAL
1 = weight,DECIMAL
2 = hitpoints,DECIMAL
3 = powerconsumed,DECIMAL
4 = max_range,DECIMAL
5 = damage,DECIMAL
6 = fire_interval,INTEGER
7 = tracking_speed,DECIMAL
8 = shield_penetration,DECIMAL
9 = armour_penetration,DECIMAL
10 = crew_required,INTEGER
11 = optimum_range,DECIMAL
12 = min_range,DECIMAL
[/code]

It has 3-4 source locations… works but sometimes get error. has to be this module, when I remove game runs fine.


#2

Clarifications please:

Not sure what you mean by “3-4 source locations.” Also, what kind of error are you getting? Is there text in the errors.txt file, or is it one of those strange errors that cause GSB to crash out with no indication of why?


#3

It was the anonymous problem, and the game would continue. I was pretty sure I could run 4 locations on a convergence weapon, but when I dropped it down to 3 the error went away… could it be timing related?


#4

Well, I use the Swarm Disruptor on my large station in a 4-hardpoint turret, and it seems to work fine (with convergence happening at appropriate times as well). At this point, I’m afraid anybody’s guess would be as good as mine.


#5

you mean a hardpoint with 3 or 4 “fake” slots?