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Warmind_SR

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MegaMek Space Game
« on: 21 March 2024, 09:55:47 »
Alright, so recently given my WarShip craze (aka all the time) and some AU projects I've been firing up MegaMek to simulate ship battles. I keep running into this problem where the AI without fail flies off the map and they don't seem to return. How do I stop this, or do they try their best to come back? How long would it take the AI to come back?

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Re: MegaMek Space Game
« Reply #1 on: 21 March 2024, 13:24:05 »
What version?  Also,  what units specifically are flying off the map, in what situations?
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Re: MegaMek Space Game
« Reply #2 on: 21 March 2024, 14:07:57 »
Princess cannot handle Advanced Aerospace Movement and will go sailing off the map routinely. And flying off the map "destroys" the unit (except on ground maps with the unofficial "allow return flyovers" selected).

Use normal movement and she can do OK in space games.
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Re: MegaMek Space Game
« Reply #3 on: 21 March 2024, 14:18:31 »
Princess cannot handle Advanced Aerospace Movement and will go sailing off the map routinely. And flying off the map "destroys" the unit (except on ground maps with the unofficial "allow return flyovers" selected).

Use normal movement and she can do OK in space games.

The bot can handle Newtonian physics movement options, but does tend to go crazy with thrust sometimes.  I play the bot in Newtonian aerospace games all the time.

Make sure you have the aerospace game option set to let the bot return to the map.  The latest dev releases show in the initiative phase how many turns units that flew off the map will return to the map.
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Re: MegaMek Space Game
« Reply #4 on: 21 March 2024, 16:04:24 »
Make sure you have the aerospace game option set to let the bot return to the map.  The latest dev releases show in the initiative phase how many turns units that flew off the map will return to the map.

What is this option called? Allow Return Flyovers?

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Re: MegaMek Space Game
« Reply #5 on: 21 March 2024, 19:19:30 »
What is this option called? Allow Return Flyovers?

Yes, I believe that needs to be enabled. I leave it that way even for ground games as the maps I usually play are never big enough to keep aerospace units on-map all the time.
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