Hello, I’m publicly releasing my Battletech based combat vehicle construction addon, DakTek, and would like to let everyone know. So far only my testing group and I have been using the mod.
Its currently fully functional, but I plan to continue adding onto it, improving model quality, fixing any bugs that pop up, and balancing weaponry further if needed. If you’re interested I’d recommend joining the steam group, or at least checking in regularly for updates. I plan to use the steam group as the main location for discussion, balance and bug inquiries, and announcements.
Once its downloaded and placed properly in your Addon folder you’ll be able to use the spawning tool to create engines, guns, ammo, AMS, etc. The tools have their own tool tips and each entity in the menu has a description, along with their categories. Ammo and heatsinks are automatically linked to an engine by being part of the contraption, this means they have to be parented or constrained to something the engine is attached to. Essentially just place them like normally, parent them into your vehicle, parent the engine to the vehicle, and they should be linked. Guns and AMS are required to be linked to the engine via the linker tool, sound cues will be given when you left click then right click.
All Daktek entities are parentable, allowing you to use other entities as a base for the guns to be parented to so that you can improve the stability of your contraptions or so you can parent your equipment to your vehicle to reduce constraint based lag.
Good luck, and ask if you have any questions. Hopefully its fun.