View Full Version : Thermal Detonators?

04-19-2002, 08:30 AM
WTF? Why don't they work? It seems like the enemies have to be right on top of it to die. The TDs in JK worked a lot better.
If Raven realeses a patch, they should address this also.

04-19-2002, 08:31 AM
Worked fine for me

Con. Snake
04-19-2002, 08:34 AM
Yeah, I can throw one 5 feet away from a group and they will all die. I think somethings wrong on you're end.

04-19-2002, 08:40 AM
Hmmm... This is odd. But I know I'm not alone, I recall reading a review that complained about it too.

The Truthful Liar
04-19-2002, 09:05 AM

04-19-2002, 09:17 AM
You could be playing a higher difficulty where the hitpoints are higher and thus may not be enough to kill the stormies further away (which would have died had their hitpoints been lower).

You never mentioned the difficulty level so I am assuming its a higher one.

Chewie Bakker
04-19-2002, 01:33 PM
Heh heh heh.

The first time I used a Thermal Detonator was (everybodies seen this but I'd better *spoiler* it anyway)

In the first level where you have to destroy the power generator that explodes hugely.

I was miles away and I thought geeze... Thermal Detonators sure pack a punch! :lol:


04-19-2002, 01:57 PM
The only thing i hate about thermal detonators is th eenemies ability to resist theri own damage and lob them at you while they were standing next to you and no take one point of damage, now that sucked.

04-19-2002, 02:31 PM
Pseudonym , you're right the damage radius on the thermal detonators sucks. You basically have to hit them on the nose to get them to die. Playing on Master level - don't know about the others. Even the radius on the det packs is pretty poor. You'd think those would have a bigger damage radius as they're nowheres near as common as TDs. Even with the det packs, your timing has to be perfect. But there's nothing like taking out 8-10 stormtroopers with 2 well-placed det packs! What's weird is when you put a det pack in front of a door, the door opens and causes the det pack to explode and causes no damage to anyone.

And yeah, it sucks when you're right next to a Gran and he throws a TD at your feet and it damages you but does nothing to him.