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How can you estimate ...

I am attacking a ship which is 2 turns away and crossing my path at an angle. I do a route scan and a military scan to find out it's speed so I know how far the enemy ship will move toward it's destination. But what is the angle from my ship ? I don't know.

I think it's a triangle calculation. One side of the triangle is the distance to the enemy ship and another side is the distance the enemy ship will travel in 1 turn will travel.

Will this work ? If so then what is the formula ? If not then what will work.
I am trying to calculate if I will reach the enemy ship in 1 turn. Or will it always be 2 turns.
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please post diagram showing what you are trying to figure out.

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I have no way to post pictures. Just read it again and visualize.
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I have no way to post pictures. Just read it again and visualize.


you can't post pictures in the forum? why would that be.

I want to help you visualize it so you can solve it.

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LOL Hahahaha Your such a trouble maker.
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He has something like this, I think. Speed of both ships in this Scenario 16.1. So the question would be can the fighter intercept the Target in 1 or 2 turns

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Thanks Sygor. That picture will work fine as long as we assume that the target ship will be closer at the end of the turn. My ship info says it takes 2 to intercept the target ship, but if it is moving closer then I may be able to intercept in 1 turn. Right ?

So if we scan the target ship with route scan and see it's headed to a planet and subtract 16.1 from that number it will tell us where the target ship will be at the end of turn one. Is there a way to read a certain point in space by pointing your mouse ?
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Figured out the Angles, so with that it should be easy to figure out if an intercept will happen...

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Thanks again Sygor. The only problem now is that the problem arose in the battle galaxy 2 galaxy and I don't have military scan, so I can't tell the speed of the target ship. Might come in handy someday though. Nice info to know. Smile
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Figured out the Angles, so with that it should be easy to figure out if an intercept will happen...



exactly what i was looking for sygor, i was wanting war cross to put it together instead of others doing the work for him. Wink

If you can make out a right triangle with the ships and interception point, you can figure it out. a squared + b squared = c squared

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The purpose of Newbie Faq is to ask questions. If you don't wish to answer the question, then why reply ? Let me guess ? YOU LIKE TO CAUSE PROBLEMS Mad
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When I run this all the way thru to see how far the interceptor will be from the Target after 1 turn, my math says the fighter will be 14.2 (14.157) distance away from the Target. The Test Bed says 14.3...So I'm not sure if it worked or not. It could be a rounding error or my not fully taking the 3d environment into count.

Good Brain Teaser for the day...
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Yea but you were right on top of it. You always give good replies.
It's tricky trying to nail the exact angle the target ship is moving in.

Also how much of my ship movement units are lost because of the perceived travel curve ? Or would my ship know where the target ship will end up and move toward that point in a straight line and not loose any of the 16.1 movement speed in the perceived curve ?

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