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#1 Kratos

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Posted 04 September 2005 - 02:13 PM

This thread is for giving a better understanding for story background of each weapon of their weapon set releases. Post your descriptions here.

Please abide by the following rules:
1) Give reasons/details why or why not a description is good
2) Specify weapons by their weapon set release names
3) If it is not a ufo2000 set release (comes with game), then make a new topic
4) Spam and negativity is not tolerated


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Weapon Set: Galactic
Weapon: Light Phaser
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#2 MosFet777

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 01:51 PM

This seemed like the most logical place to post this.

I created a new weaponset, replaced a pre-existing one with it and it worked perfectly.

I restored the original, created a new folder for mine, and made sure the file info was correct(afaik)

The game reads the set in(it's selectable in the F5 menu), but all of the values are the original default values even though the file has all of my data.

Am I missing something obvious?

#3 Sporb

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 04:30 PM

yes - the guns must have the same name of another weapon in the game. you must select a name that is not currently in use or the values will mix up

#4 MosFet777

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 05:18 PM

I'll try that.

Thanks sporb. :D

#5 Fomka

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 02:21 PM

Hello all!
I tried to describe the most easy recognizable weapon of UFO2000 - the Grenade Launcher (it picture is like M79 - USA grenade launcher from year 1961)
This is the "Jagged Alliance" style description - with double adjectives.

Weapon set: UFO2000 (Conventional)
Weapon: Grenade Launcher
Description:
This light-weighted shoulder-fired single-shot weapon is used to launch a grenade - small (40 millimeter's in diameter) shell filled with CS Gas or High Explosive. The purpose of grenade launcher is to deliver grenades at farther ranges with increased accuracy in comparison with the limits of human throwing ability. The main drawback of this weapon is it's big reload time - grenades are reloaded manually, one per shot.

Cons:
1) I'm uncertain with the "40mm CS GAS grenade" - what is CS?
2) This description does not cover the history of the weapon - only functionality (history is in post below).
3) No story of appearance in UFO2000 (need to compose).
Pros:
1) Short
2) Double adjectives sounds impressive for me

Edited by Fomka, 25 September 2006 - 07:05 AM.


#6 Sporb

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 10:06 PM

i think CS gas stands for Chlorobenzlmalonitrile(sp) gas or somthing - its used in riot control and makes one feel extremely bad while under its effects.

#7 th15

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 04:01 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CS_gas

2-chlorobenzalmalononitrile (chemical formula: C10H5ClN2)

I've been exposed to this as part of military training. We were required to enter a chamber containing the stuff in a gas mask, take off and replace the mask then finally report rank name ID number with eyes open before leaving the chamber. It works by reacting with sweat from your body and produces this terrific burning sensation. You also start tearing and leaking from your nose uncontrollably.

It's not fun, especially since exposed skin will be affected as well, not just your facial orifices.

Of course one must wonder what effect it may have on aliens since sectoids probably don't have sweat glands.

Edited by th15, 25 September 2006 - 04:04 AM.


#8 Fomka

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 06:59 AM

History of grenade launchers (up to standalone shoulder-fired GL)

At the earliest stages of the development of firearms, many armies used
so called "hand mortars" basically, the smoothbore muskets with short
barrel of very large caliber, which was used to fire standard grenades
at ranges beyond the limits of human throwing ability. During the First
World War most nations started to use so called "rifle grenade launchers".
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The key problem with a rifle grenade is that when ready to fire, it effectively
blocks the standard operation of the rifle. That means that if the shooter with
a grenade in place has to fire his rifle in an emergency (e.g., if an enemy pops
out in front of him), he should first either remove or launch the grenade, which
will take time and may cost him his life. To solve this problem, many countries
developed and adopted so called "underbarrel grenade launchers".
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The infantry [assault] rifle is used only as a host firearm, providing the stock
for the grenade launcher. First developed between the wars in Italy and Japan, the
underbarrel launchers appeared in their modern shape in the late 1960s, both in the
USA and in the USSR.
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The post-war period saw a short period of renaissance of the stand-alone grenade launchers,
similar in basic idea to the "hand mortars" mentioned above. ... In the postwar period,
several countries developed single-shot, shoulder-fired grenade launchers, usually of
40mm caliber, which actually preceded the modern underbarrel grenade launchers and used
the same types of ammunition.

(taken with author permission from http://world.guns.ru/grenade/gl00-e.htm)

Edited by Fomka, 25 September 2006 - 07:10 AM.