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Auto tractor loot

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Post Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:56 am

Auto tractor loot

There's a certain bug/feature in Vanilla that won't allow to autotractor loot beyond 1000 m distance. To get loot from 1000-1500 m, you need to select it and tractor manually.

Is there any workaround for this, so that loot would auto tract at max loot distance (1500)? I didn't find anything in constants or any ini files related to tractors.' Target=_Blank>Discovery Gaming

Post Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:37 pm

Tractor beam distance is in the EXE i beleive. But i dont know for the life of me what hex value it is ^^

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Post Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:27 am

Ask Dev, maybe he knows that. He has found out a lot about values in the exe-file

Post Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:52 pm

I have edited it in the ini's up to 4000m and it seems to work ok.

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Post Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:19 am

there isn't a fix for this in anything? surprising. I've never noticed it.


Post Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:54 pm

"Ask Dev, maybe he knows that. He has found out a lot about values in the exe-file"

I apprectiate the vote of confidence, but that only applies when I'm specifically looking for something. I didn't even realize that auto-tractoring didn't work beyond a certain distance, so I never had a reason to look for an offending constant. However, knowing how much the Freelancer coders loved hardcoding things, I can't say I'm particularly surprised that there is a constant responsible.

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