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by Sketchy
Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: Large-scale battles
Replies: 7
Views: 5436

It's kind of dirty, but there's always loads of heavily damaged / ejected / stationary enemy ships in those missions (usually high value ships too, as the cheap ones just get destroyed) - if you just want a lot of good kills, focus on them and pick off anything else that gets in your way while you'r...
by Sketchy
Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: Question
Replies: 6
Views: 5505

Would it not be possible though, to create new ships (with the same names if need be) to replace the existing ones? How does the game reference ships anyway - by name, position in the designs.dat file, other...? I'd still want to include things like radar bases, freighters etc, but I'd like to chang...
by Sketchy
Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: Question
Replies: 6
Views: 5505

If you're feeling helpful, I'd really appreciate a designs.dat file containing just the missiles and escape pod, with all the other ships and structures removed (I think that should be possible?). The thread below contains a designs.dat file that allows you to add 5 custom ships, but I want to be ab...
by Sketchy
Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: Custom Fleet
Replies: 22
Views: 14625

A few more recent designs: http://usera.ImageCave.com/adamhawker/part2.png The "Hammerhead" is for all you Piranha/Swordfish/Barracuda/Shark fans. It's basically just a Piranha with loads of extra scanners on the front and sides. And yes, I know I shouldn't have shown it in green when it's not even ...
by Sketchy
Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: Custom Fleet
Replies: 22
Views: 14625

Yes, much easier that way :)
I'm flying my Warthog design again (116pts) - currently 9 Gold Crosses from 16 missions (56%) 8)
by Sketchy
Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: Custom Fleet
Replies: 22
Views: 14625

Because I was flying really expensive ships for most of those missions, I hardly got any gold crosses though (maybe 15, I think) so you'd almost certainly go higher on the roll of honour. You'd probably have to kill about 5 warriors to get a gold cross in a ship costing 450 credits :( I never fly sh...
by Sketchy
Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: Custom Fleet
Replies: 22
Views: 14625

do yo get to you the Broadsword often? (at least when yo were starting off)... I made a handfull of ships, the most expensive costing 171 credits, but it does not appear in the selection window very often? :cry: The most expensive ships you can afford at the start of a game cost 116 credits (1/3 of...
by Sketchy
Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: The best ship ever?
Replies: 27
Views: 30704

I've also taken to flying cheaper ships lately - you can actually make something pretty decent for under 90 credits, and it makes earning gold crosses a piece of cake. http://usera.ImageCave.com/adamhawker/zeroes.png Cheap, tough, and maneuvrable :) http://cid-b1e7ee094271bbda.skydrive.live.com/self...
by Sketchy
Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: Purchasing Designed Ships
Replies: 3
Views: 3709

You can only buy ships worth up to 1/3 of your total accumulated credits. 116 credits is the most you are allowed to spend on a ship at the start of a game (you start with 350 credits). Ships will not be made available if they do not have a missile launcher & missiles. Not all affordable ships are a...
by Sketchy
Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: The best ship ever?
Replies: 27
Views: 30704

Like Legacy said, it depends a lot on how you fly, and what the mission objective is. Armor is best for cheap ships, while Repair Bots are best for more expensive ships (space permitting). Stealth is initially game-breakingly overpowered, but once you get onto later missions there are so many enemy ...
by Sketchy
Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: The best ship ever?
Replies: 27
Views: 30704

I don't think they're mutually exclusive. I generally use custom designs with great acceleration, firepower, and stealth. The other factors that you mentioned are not important to me. You did miss out durability though, which is very important thing. Most standard ships only have one or two command ...
by Sketchy
Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: Rapid-Fire Bug(?)
Replies: 2
Views: 3334

Cool. I suspected someone might have noticed it before, but I did a forum search and couldn't find anything.
by Sketchy
Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: Rapid-Fire Bug(?)
Replies: 2
Views: 3334

Rapid-Fire Bug(?)

Apologies if someone has already pointed this out (it may even have been fixed in the latest updates?). Anyway, I've noticed there's a way to fire a lot of missiles in quick succession, without having to wait a turn to reload your launchers - great if you need to take out a heavily armoured target i...
by Sketchy
Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: Custom Fleet
Replies: 22
Views: 14625

Custom Fleet

Here's my custom fleet of fighters... DOWNLOAD: http://cid-b1e7ee094271bbda.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Public/Custom%20Fleet.zip http://usera.ImageCave.com/adamhawker/customfleet.png The Broadsword costs 442 credits, and is pretty much invulnerable. I just topped 250 missions and 750 kills flying i...
by Sketchy
Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: Wing Commander
Replies: 2
Views: 3446

Thanks a lot for the Help - I really appreciate it. It's a little inconvenient that you can only install CM once, but it'll be ok. I want to replace (including names) or remove *all* the original fighter ships, because they look completely different, and it would be weird to have a mix of Warriors a...