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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Incoming missiles

Finally the top level weapon of MekaWars is implemented: homing missiles. As already explained in past posts, missiles are driven towards their target, while bombs and torpedos follow a straight path. In the scheenshot, you can see several missiles and their targets linked by a line for clarity.

One may ask what can a target do to avoid the incoming missile. There are two main devices useful as defence: the threat device (once called sonar) and decoys. The threat device reports the distance of the nearest incoming missile, while decoys, once launched, confuse the missile that could explode against the decoy ignoring the real target. These two new devices are going to be implemented in the next days. Stay tuned!

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