Support Vehicles in MegaMek

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Support Vehicles in MegaMek

Post by Ladob » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:14 pm

Is it possible to construct Support Vehicles in Megamek? If, what and where are the bracket codes?

Can MegamekLab deal with it?

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Post by Soriugen » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:16 pm

MML actually has a menu option for this.

Go to: File > New Unit > Tank

Design as usual, the file extension is .blk :)

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Post by Ladob » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:26 pm

I mean TRUE Support Vehicles per TechManual/Combat Operations mate.

Those are not the same as normal tanks/vtol/hover. ;)

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Post by Soriugen » Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:54 pm

Oh, you mean like salvage trucks and the like?

I believe in the Equipment tab, there's Lift Hoists and whatnot in the drop-down menu, then add those as you would normally add criticals.

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Post by Ladob » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:14 am

I know that too mate. "Support Vehicles" as a definition follow different weight rules and limitations than standard "Combat Vehicles".

For example, it is possible to have 100 Ton Hover Support stuff.

The reason I would like to be able to set up that stuff is because in the Shack, as we go as well through the Age of War, those rules would be the standard for vehicles of the time, including combat ones. In preparing for the 4th Grand Cycle there is the need to create such units, so that we have more variety at the down of mechs. :)

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Post by BeeRockxs » Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:22 pm

The .blks are just like for normal tanks, except you use "SupportTank" or "SupportVTOL" or "LargeSupportTank" in the unitttype tag, and add a <barrating> tag.

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Post by Ladob » Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:52 pm

Thanks! I hope that gets implemented as an option in MegaMekLab. :)

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