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Odd Question Hightech on LAMs
« on: 11 May 2022, 20:41:02 »
Looking at the Screamer and seeing that it carries double heat sinks and bombbays, now is anything in rules or designed for XL engine into 1?
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Re: Odd Question Hightech on LAMs
« Reply #1 on: 11 May 2022, 20:48:33 »
Double heatsinks and bomb bays are and have been normal tech for LAMs, unlike endo IS or XL engines.
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Re: Odd Question Hightech on LAMs
« Reply #2 on: 11 May 2022, 20:58:53 »
Looking at the Screamer and seeing that it carries double heat sinks and bombbays, now is anything in rules or designed for XL engine into 1?
XL engines are still incompatible.
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Re: Odd Question Hightech on LAMs
« Reply #3 on: 12 May 2022, 16:33:17 »
I'm not sure exactly where the construction rules for LAMs is at these days, but I'm fairly certain it was worded at one point that you couldn't have a single component using crit slots in multiple locations. Since XLs go in all torso locations and you can't fit all the drugs from endo or ferro into a single location, they're not usable.

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Re: Odd Question Hightech on LAMs
« Reply #4 on: 12 May 2022, 17:17:22 »
I'm not sure exactly where the construction rules for LAMs is at these days, but I'm fairly certain it was worded at one point that you couldn't have a single component using crit slots in multiple locations. Since XLs go in all torso locations and you can't fit all the drugs from endo or ferro into a single location, they're not usable.
They're in Interstellar Operations: Advanced Eras.
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Re: Odd Question Hightech on LAMs
« Reply #5 on: 17 May 2022, 19:56:35 »
They're in Interstellar Operations: Advanced Eras.

Thanks for that. Given the last set of construction rules I read was from the early 90's, they haven't changed much other than rewording to account for new stuff.

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Re: Odd Question Hightech on LAMs
« Reply #6 on: 17 May 2022, 20:26:13 »
LAMs were in a weirdly convenient state for what they became in Int Ops. Even before the infamous Lawsuit, Fasa had already decided they were a bad idea and had settled on soft-killing them, first shunting the rules to the first experimental rulebook (at a time when they had a policy against publishing things with 'Level 3' tech in TROs and record sheet books) and then canonically declaring the last factory for them destroyed down to the microchip.

That meant there weren't any advanced tech LAMs to contradict when Catalyst wrote the restrictions on what they could use. Catalyst could get away with being strict.
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Re: Odd Question Hightech on LAMs
« Reply #7 on: 19 May 2022, 17:49:56 »
The construction rules may not have been much different, but the playing rules certainly are!  8)