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Read Me: Ion Turret

Introduction:
Tired of those wussy Star Wars Battle Droids and such? Want a cooler (read more powerful) Star Wars unit? I was, so I decided to make an Ion Cannon turret like was used to disable the Star Destroyers during the escape from Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back.

So What Does This Do?
I replaced the warlocks with Ion Turrets, Fire, Normal, and Hero versions. Only the hero can move (so you can play Shiver), the others are fixed. They shoot bursts of ions (in triples for non-hero, fives for heroes) at opponents out to cannon-range. Ion blasts are like dwarf bombs in terms of damage, except they paralyze and can arc off lightning sometimes. Yes, this is a darned powerful unit. (It can disable a Star Destroyer with 3 shots, what'd you expect :)

Installation:
Put "Ion Cannon Turret 1.0.2" in your Myth II: plugins folder/directory. Start a multiplayer game. Click "Plugins...," and activate Ion Turret.

If you want to use Ion Turret for single-player games, get Tag Extractor and put the tags from the plugin in your local folder.

Known Annoyances:
This is my first attempt at new unit graphics, so bear with me.

There is a visible blue aura around the turret. This is due to me not masking correctly (argh!). Also in some views the color table messes up the texture some. Just think about this as a Deflector Shield and you'll be OK. =P

The angles seem very coarse. I'm not sure what caused this, as I only started messing with Amber today. If anyone knows, please tell me. I used full 8-view rendering...

The 3D model I used isn't exactly up to ILM standards. Nor am I a very good 3D artist. If anyone else wants to re-model it, feel free.

Version History:
1.0: Unreleased. Used Shiver object. Headshot didn't work.
1.0.1: Fixed Warlock of Fire version.
1.0.2: Changed object to be easier to kill; changed ion blast damage type.

Anything Else?
Well, I hope all you SW fans out there enjoy this more-unusual unit for Myth II. In case you didn't know, there are some much wider-ranging SW plugins than this, such as:

Forest Moon
Battle Droids
Great Wall Of Naboo
Battle At War-Torn Naboo
Plains of Naboo (coolest in gfx, but the units are way too fast and vet units get too much accuracy advantage over those without kills)

Note that this plugin is Copyright 1998 in whole or in part Bungie Software Products Corporation. Created with Bungie's Fear and Loathing by: Kam Figy (Kyp Durron on bnet),

Star Wars ion turrets are intellectual property of Lucasfilm. Used without permission. I never expect to make any money off this, so what do they have to complain about?


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