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Offline krupp steel

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Ostheer Halftrack cover
« on: December 11, 2014, 02:51:01 AM »
Unlike the infantry carriers such as the Bren and Panzer Elite Halftrack, Infantry inside the Ost halftrack take damage. Not only that, but they don't seem to fire 360* if not at all, since I remember hearing that the only spot to shoot from was the rear. I would prefer it would be the same like the PE halftrack, especially since the halftrack does not have to transporting capabilities that the Wehr HT has.
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Re: Ostheer Halftrack cover
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2014, 06:25:37 AM »
Last time I checked infantry inside the OH HT doesn't receive damage nor can be sniped, just as the PE HT and the CW Bren carrier share the same feature. I guess Relic changed this in a previous patch because they not used to be like that.

And about the infantry, they do fire at 360°, just that they do not rotate and that's a known issue ;).
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Re: Ostheer Halftrack cover
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2014, 04:13:10 PM »
You were always able to burn out people out of the PE Halftrack afaik...
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Re: Ostheer Halftrack cover
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2014, 12:05:10 AM »
From what I remember, infantry in these type of transports could be shot down by any decent AoE weapon, being flamethrowers, tank guns and even mortar shots if they happenned to land nearby, a direct hit is quite crippling, yet uncommon. So they're only immune to small weaponry. Anyways it was a long time without seeing in action these transports for me, maybe this has changed.
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Re: Ostheer Halftrack cover
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2014, 12:07:58 AM »
From what I remember, infantry in these type of transports could be shot down by any decent AoE weapon, being flamethrowers, tank guns and even mortar shots if they happenned to land nearby, a direct hit is quite crippling, yet uncommon. So they're only immune to small weaponry. Anyways it was a long time without seeing in action these transports for me, maybe this has changed.

Yah, same for me. The PE Halftrack spam with double shrecks went out of fashion :P.
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Re: Ostheer Halftrack cover
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2014, 12:16:07 AM »
Oh man, I remember those days. Never again lol.

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Re: Ostheer Halftrack cover
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2014, 02:16:04 AM »
PE Halftracks and CW Bren carriers have a boolean flag to allow passengers to get damaged, if set to "true" they are damaged by everything that can pierce the armour I guess... but it also depends of the modifiers of the host given to the riders. However, now by default this flag is set to "false", so they behave the same like the US and the WH Halftracks where garrisoned infantry units do not receive damage until the vehicle is destroyed :-\.
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Re: Ostheer Halftrack cover
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2014, 11:57:03 AM »
[...] However, now by default this flag is set to "false", so they behave the same like the US and the WH Halftracks where garrisoned infantry units do not receive damage until the vehicle is destroyed :-\.

Set it to true for the OH Halftrack, cause the WH and US Halftracks do not have actual slot markers, only gunners if garrisoned.
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Re: Ostheer Halftrack cover
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2014, 08:09:51 PM »
I see, thanks to this topic I think I see what's the problem. I'll fix it then.
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