magic9mushroom

Member Since 24 Jun 2009
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In Topic: Missile Evasion Matrix

20 February 2020 - 01:39 AM

View PostNKF, on 17 February 2020 - 04:56 AM, said:

I don't have the same level knowledge of this game as I do with the earlier two games, so cannot confirm anything. I will however offer the theory that if the evasion matrix has an effect, then its effects are small enough that they are barely perceptible.

Jamming effect likely has an influence on missile turning rates. How much, I don't know. But let's say it is percentage based. An evasion matrix would reduce a Janitor Missile's 24 to 19 while a cloaking device would reduce it to 4.8.

Assuming the jamming effect activates within a certain radius of the craft, the effect of a 24 dipping to 19 may not make a great deal of difference at such close range.

I know what the Cloaking Field does. It makes missiles targetting the craft not turn at all while the ship is visibly cloaked. They appear to turn at the normal rate while it's visible (the cloaking drops for a short time after a craft fires weapons).

My own tests (based on telling craft to shoot each other) haven't shown any effect from the Missile Evasion Matrix, but without code access I can't verify whether there's something beyond my sensitivity of measurement.

In Topic: Something's wrong.

29 January 2020 - 04:07 AM

I figured out how to manually use the old interface (which didn't make the expand button start working again), and I turned off group-by-page.

This is a bit of an issue, though, and I don't have this problem on Wikipedia, so I think there's something rotten in UFOpaedia's code somewhere.

In Topic: Something's wrong.

28 January 2020 - 01:20 PM

View PostNKF, on 28 January 2020 - 04:22 AM, said:

after a bit of play around with the filters
Which won't load for me.

EDIT: Booted it up in another browser and it still won't load.

In Topic: Something's wrong.

28 January 2020 - 02:04 AM

Recent Changes is broken again. I think something's making the new-fangled interface at the top fail to load, which is in turn disabling the expansion of grouped changes.

In Topic: Something's wrong.

27 January 2020 - 11:05 PM

Okay, now it's not broken anymore.

The new interface for Recent Changes is very ugly, though.