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DYNAMIC CAMPAIGN

batuta
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Post by batuta » Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:50 am

well, i dont know if this exist, a dynamic campagin generator or a randorm mission generator for xwa.

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Post by Avarice1987 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:32 pm

I don't think there's anything like that yet.

How do you imagine that? Some kind of software that generates random bets?
It is in any case an interesting idea

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Post by batuta » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:06 pm

yes a software that generate random missions depend of the results of your previous battle withe the objetive to reduce influence of oponent in a sector for example, or reduce the ships of the oponent, or a simple random mision generator, dont know there are a lot of posibility.

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Post by haui » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:23 am

That is a very interestic idea.
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Post by batuta » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:24 pm

yeah i am thinking studing programing for things like that, but ummmm i think i am old hahah

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Post by ual002 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:41 pm

I would support this idea. Especially if we could make the existing concourse and pilot room reward pilots dynamically with awards, ranks and pilot room decorations, based on any number of stats, mission triggers, and/or campaign, skirmish, or bonus point accumulations.
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Post by JaggedFel » Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:58 am

Had a similar idea several years ago but never acted on it; it would've been an outside application that monitored the results of the current mission in the pilot file, then modify the Battle.LFD/Mission.LST (depending on platform) to queue the next appropriate mission, or directly edit the next mission (FG count, disable/enable arrival, etc).

TIE had a mechanism to enable "permadeath" for a FG natively, so say you managed to destroy a specific capital ship early in the campaign, it wouldn't appear in later missions. I never really tinkered with it, since you could usually design around that ("force" it to escape, whatever).
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Post by Vince T » Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:02 am

@JaggedFel what do you think of the random mission generator? I expect auto-generating a fully fledged multi-staged mission will be a mammoth task, but maybe there's a way to generate randomized skirmishes(i.e. temp.tie) from a template with fixed flightgroups and a limited pool of orders and goals, in alignment with the options in skirmish editor..
I'd think the various FG slots per team would need to be defined
1) Squadron of playable ships
2) Squadron of Starfighters (Bomber)
3) Squadron of Starfighters (Interceptor)
4-5) Shuttles / Transports / Containers
6-8) Capital Ships / Stations
Repeat for the enemy team
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Post by JaggedFel » Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:52 pm

Vince T wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:02 am
@JaggedFel what do you think of the random mission generator? I expect auto-generating a fully fledged multi-staged mission will be a mammoth task, but maybe there's a way to generate randomized skirmishes(i.e. temp.tie) from a template with fixed flightgroups and a limited pool of orders and goals, in alignment with the options in skirmish editor..
I'd think the various FG slots per team would need to be defined
1) Squadron of playable ships
2) Squadron of Starfighters (Bomber)
3) Squadron of Starfighters (Interceptor)
4-5) Shuttles / Transports / Containers
6-8) Capital Ships / Stations
Repeat for the enemy team
Yeah, a skirmish generator would be much easier to do, as there's no real story element to generate; show up, shoot bad guys, go home. It'd be similar to how multiplayer story missions are created, with holding the temp.tie to a specific setup and set to Read-Only so it'll load without overwriting and breaking something.

Alternatively, if instead of doing it as a skirmish it's created as a normal mission, then you could start with say a half-dozen map templates (asteroid field, open space, freighter depot, etc) and then overlay the randomized elements on top of that.
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