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Buffjhawk
07-19-2009, 10:45 PM
Hey all- I am new to the forum - glad I found it, lots of helpful/interesting stuff here!
I have recently reinstalled X-Wing Alliance and had to get an old computer out to do it but am enjoying the heck out of it so far. I have updated to v 2.02, have the most recent drivers for my video card.
I have downloaded and installed some of the new .opt files from the X-Wing Alliance Update folks and since then, I have had a recurring problem.
I first noticed the problem when playing the first Y-wing mission (3 stages - you have to destroy the tibanna gas containers, destroy the docked ship and then destroy 25% of the Imperial convoy).
I can use the blasters for a short time only then they turn off - I get about 30 blasts or so, I don't think it is time-limited. I don't change my energy usage settings at all and they don't get turned on when I reload with proton torpedoes. I think the issue also came up when playing one of the TIE multiplayer stages.
Sorry for the long post - any ideas you can give would be great! Thanks!

Wildstar
07-20-2009, 12:13 PM
Make sure you adjust your laser recharge setting w/ the F9 key. You should get notification about the setting at the bottom of the HUD. The default is only a maintenance setting, and energy drains as you use the weapon.

Wildstar
07-20-2009, 07:27 PM
FYI, the possible settings are normal (maintenance) rate (often noted as 50% in mission guides), recharge at increased rate (75%), recharge at maximum rate (100%), redirected to engines at maximum rate (0%), and redirected to engines at minimum rate (25%). Shields (F10 key) and beam weapons (F8 key) have the same possible settings.

Buffjhawk
07-20-2009, 11:20 PM
Hey thanks, Wildstar! That was my issue - I guess I just thought that my escorting officer would have told me that instead of blabbing on about my dead family.
Thanks again!