I have been studying the gaussrail ability for the Tech, and am trying to create a Beam weapon ability for the Advent that will increment the targetcount per bank on the weapons.
Standard values list 1 target per bank for many of the capitals of course, and i have seen mods that modify those, but what i am looking for is not to mod them directly from the first. But to have an ability that will increment them up as the Capitals level. Say 1 target per bank at level 1-3, but then at 4 the target per bank is incremented to 2 for 4, 5, and 6. Then raising the target per bank to 3 at 7, for 7,8, 9. And then to raise the target per bank to 4 for the last level, level 10.
I have modified many abilities, but have usually only changed out values or changed id names. But haven't created an ability from scratch.
I have attempted several times to change out the values for the gaussrail ability trying to create a beam weapon ability for the Advent, but am trying to figure out how to change the target per bank in the main ship file, when the ability doesn't list targets per bank, but rather usually targets overall. Putting -1 in those values of course means being able to target multiple opponents, but doesnt affect the target per bank on the weapon. Anyway, if someone has some ideas, or has done this before, please drop a post, i would appreciate it very much.