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Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 6:37pm

The thing is that players can't see you! ;)

I'm using the cloak in my mod on a specific ship type (scout), so it would be nice to make a special HP type for it.

Anyway, how did it almost kill Freelancer? The terrible gameplay? :huh:
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Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 7:00pm

long story short: releasing the original cloak mod caused havok on the FL servers in 2003 as they were flooded by cheaters

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Thursday, May 5th 2011, 3:26am

to extend that, they would camp outside the player start point and pick new players off, they would cloak and uncloak back and forward so even if they were out gunned they'd still win. Just stupid shit like that.
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Thursday, May 5th 2011, 11:57am

You could try and contact the guys from the Hamburg City Server. they've got cloaking in their server mod. But only for specific ships and you cannot fire while cloaked + for a short interval after uncloaking. I also runs for a limited time only. Afaik

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Thursday, May 5th 2011, 2:37pm

Sounds like the doing of Hook...
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Thursday, May 5th 2011, 4:06pm

You could try and contact the guys from the Hamburg City Server. they've got cloaking in their server mod. But only for specific ships and you cannot fire while cloaked + for a short interval after uncloaking. I also runs for a limited time only. Afaik
Yeah... I can't because w0dk4 hates me...
Anyway, I use it for specific ships too, and not being able to shoot is a vanilla feature. Limited time, I'm not sure about it, I think its programmed in the vanilla INI.
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Thursday, May 5th 2011, 6:15pm

Yeah... I can't because w0dk4 hates me...


Ok, got to LOL to that. The hell'd you do?
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Thursday, May 5th 2011, 7:44pm

Ok, got to LOL to that. The hell'd you do?
Protected OP on TJP... (I also got banned because of that - IP banned)
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Friday, May 6th 2011, 7:21am

we are getting off topic how other sites justify their questionable decisions is their problem

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Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 11:24pm

Whew I remember the problems with cloak mods Very Well. As a server admin we had a few people who had a cloak, in fact a team of modders wrecked havoc on the server for close to a month, The server owner wasnt around much so the only real way to combat these guys was by overpowering them, which didnt always work well. At the time dropping a mine was the only way to find them, if they were close to you lol.

There were numerous types of cloaks, but most of them that i seen were quick sneals,,,, mine a rock outside the pitsburgh field which would leave a gun, mount the fun and turn on or off the gun in your weapon box turned on or off the cloak. There were other methods of getting it past a few servers but i dont recall them, eventually, and surprisingly one of these modders gave me a working cloak which we modded into our server side, it was really helpful cause When you are cloaked, Only other cloaked players can see you so when you seen someone inspecting you, you knew they were busted. Same cloak concept worked on the star wars mod, dunno how differnt it was but it seemd to work the same in my opinion.


As a half assed modder ive played with the cloak many times trying to find ways to make it effective without being overpowered but since that time im not sure, all ive accomplished was a long cloak-decloak period whihc made you weak and drained your energy and took all your inventory space but nothing i think in the ways of secure for a server.

Which leads me to something i said earlier, Cloaking can be used but when enough people have it, of different factions, youll still end up seeing each other, cloaked players see cloaked players, Too many players with it and then back to square one.

Anyways id love to see a working cloak that wouldnt disadvantage servers too much.
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Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 11:59pm

Do it the old fashioned way...

Short scanner ranges except for certain classes of vessel, no buyable scanners... Turn off the auto-brackets round non targeted ships, so no more "hey theres a pair of ship brackets over there in the shadow of that asteroid..."

Then, paint the ship black!

Stealth, they cant see you cos your ship is black, you're out of range of THEIR radar and you're not moving, engines powered down...

The old fashioned way... lol
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Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 9:51am

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Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 1:33pm

FLAC does cloaks well. Players CAN'T see other players, no firing when cloaked, can set a timer on it so it decloaks automatically and no firing during the cloak/decloak part either. Admins can see all players with cloaks on.
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Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 4:55pm

FLAC does cloaks well. Players CAN'T see other players, no firing when cloaked, can set a timer on it so it decloaks automatically and no firing during the cloak/decloak part either. Admins can see all players with cloaks on.


The latest FLHook has it too, doesn't it? I remember theres a feature of a cloak timer, and no firinf is a default feature anyway.

@OP: Fix the problem with the smileys. :rolleyes:
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Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 6:39pm

Hasn't the FLAC team dispersed? I think OP said so in another thread

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Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 7:29pm

A guy called Eagle made FLAC, there is no team as such and he is the only one who can tell you what the story is with it, on the Eagle Utopia forum. I admit he's been quiet for a while now but, there's plenty of us who have full versions of FLAC and still run servers with it
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Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 8:44pm

A guy called Eagle made FLAC, there is no team as such and he is the only one who can tell you what the story is with it, on the Eagle Utopia forum. I admit he's been quiet for a while now but, there's plenty of us who have full versions of FLAC and still run servers with it
Soon enough FLHook will become better anyway.
BTW Eagle is his first or last name?
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Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 9:07pm

it took all the FLhook guys a long time to get where flac has been years ago
hats off to eagle
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Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 9:33pm

it took all the FLhook guys a long time to get where flac has been years ago
hats off to eagle
And hats back on to our FLHook developers!!
Don't get me wrong, I respect Eagle very much, but well I knew that some day our Hookers will pass it.
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Monday, July 4th 2011, 11:43am

they are not yet at that point
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