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Poll: Pulse or beam? (24 member(s) have cast votes)

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#1 Guest_Azrael_*

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 03:45 PM

Lasers on X-Com were pulse lasers, IMO, at least that's what it looked like from the animation (could be wrong). I saw how lasers work (anims) in UFO2000 and they are continuous beams, what I picture lasers like (though I kinda like the pulse ones better).
So, what are we going to use in Xenocide? I suppose it's as easy to code a beam as it is a pulse blast, so I suppose we could vote (please someone tell me if this has been decided or if it's easier to do it in a particular way).

#2 Vaaish

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 03:54 PM

IIRC it doesn't really matter because each will appear as an almost instantaneous beam directed at the target... a pulse one might appear to flicker but thats about it.

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 03:55 PM

IIRC it doesn't really matter because each will appear as an almost instantaneous beam directed at the target... a pulse one might appear to flicker but thats about it.

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Not if we do it the way it was done in X-Com :) check out a laser animation from there, an one from UFO2000 and you'll see the difference, it's pretty clear :)

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 12:20 AM

I believe that since we are going for realism that we will be making it a beam weapon, by your definitions of pulse and beam. At least, that is the direction we were heading prior to this poll. I voted for beam. Let the bolts be for plasma weapons or something.

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 09:05 AM

Even though I like pulse, I agree with you :) I am not even sure if it's physically possible to make laser bolts.

#6 ATeX

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 09:31 AM

Seems like everyone agrees. Beam is the way to go.


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#7 Mad

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 10:05 AM

Even though I like pulse, I agree with you :) I am not even sure if it's physically possible to make laser bolts.

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well.. depends on how fast you can look.. :) If you fire short pulses and are able to view that fast, that you can see the light travel, then it should be no problem to see "bolts" :P (you'll just have to have a little fight with Einstein... )
Oh, now that I think of it... you could fire the Laser in a very dense crystaline structure. Inside the structure the speed of light is far below the vacuum speed of light, there are crystals in which light travels at "only" 20 m/sec. There one could see the light travel.. :)
The only remaining problem would be to get the alien inside that crystal... :D

Edited by Mad, 02 December 2005 - 10:05 AM.

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#8 red knight

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 10:20 AM

For visual appearance we are going for Beam type of laser as Vaaish said.

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 10:30 AM

For visual appearance we are going for Beam type of laser as Vaaish said.

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Cool, that definitely looks better than the pseudo-pulse blasts from x-com :)