Intelligent Weapons

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Intelligent Weapons

Postby Spartan159 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:28 am

Something I have been confused on, what is the point of the intelligent weapon add-on listed on page 144 of CSC2e? what can you do with computer 0/1?
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Re: Intelligent Weapons

Postby Moppy » Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:22 am

Borderlands Pre-Sequel - Boganella (Swear Gun)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22372w5-o00
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Re: Intelligent Weapons

Postby Linwood » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:19 am

Enhanced IFF - running the faces of your targets thru an Imperial bounty database? Or a list of known Zhodani agents?
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Re: Intelligent Weapons

Postby AnotherDilbert » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:11 pm

Spartan159 wrote: what can you do with computer 0/1?
Combine with Specialised Computer to run real software, e.g. Intelligent Interface + Expert for a +DM. Or a target recognition database. Or make it annoying by talking to you: "Miss, you have two more rounds in the magazine."
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Re: Intelligent Weapons

Postby Spartan159 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:33 pm

AnotherDilbert wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:11 pm
Spartan159 wrote: what can you do with computer 0/1?
Combine with Specialised Computer to run real software, e.g. Intelligent Interface + Expert for a +DM.
Are you talking about networking the weapon with another computer here?
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Re: Intelligent Weapons

Postby Moppy » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:40 pm

Spartan159 wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:33 pm
Are you talking about networking the weapon with another computer here?
Apart from the obvious targeting, aiming and stabilisation applications, I think that's pretty much why it's there. It'll have to connect to battle dress, eye visor radars, drones, and what not, and the whole setup will be one integrated system with modular components.
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Re: Intelligent Weapons

Postby AnotherDilbert » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:40 am

Spartan159 wrote:
AnotherDilbert wrote: Combine with Specialised Computer to run real software, e.g. Intelligent Interface + Expert for a +DM.
Are you talking about networking the weapon with another computer here?
No, I assume that as the Intelligent Weapon option is a computer it can use regular computer options, such as Specialised Computer (CSC, p105) to gain a higher computer rating for some specified software, and hence run useful software.

So, a TL11 Intelligent Weapon with Specialised Computer twice would have a processing rating of 2 for some specified software.
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Re: Intelligent Weapons

Postby baithammer » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:48 am

Or skip that entirely and use the self aware drone brain from vehicles.

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