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Unable to select target - 9/1/2021 9:09:44 PM   
beads

 

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Shortly after I saved in the attached, my ship Yorktown is attacked by an aircraft.

When I try to engage the aircraft by using ctrl f1 and clicking on it, the weapons screen comes up with the target as a BOL point and I can only use BOL capable weapons.

As I am unable to select the target I cannot fire on it.

I have also tried simply telling Yorktown to attack the aircraft using f1, nothing happens.

Also I noted the sticky on this forum saying always attach a savefile - when I tried to attach the savefile I got the message filetype not supported, so I zipped the savefile before attaching.


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RE: Unable to select target - 9/1/2021 11:27:09 PM   
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In a couple of the pinned threads on asking for help and how to post, it says to zip the file. For security, as far as I can tell, Matrix only accepts jpg and zip files.

As to the Yorktown; its doctrine is set to weapons hold. If you switch to Tight and either designate the Flogger as hostile or designate it as a target for the YT, through F1, the YT will fire.

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RE: Unable to select target - 9/1/2021 11:30:18 PM   
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btw, one of the best ways to tell why something isn't firing is to look in the manual under that section or use shift+F1. When using shift+F1, it'll actually tell why you can't fire. But the list isn't exhaustive. When I hit shift+F1 and it shows weapons are green, yet still not firing, I always check ROE settings.

In fact, before I start any scenario, I try to go through ROEs and make sure they are going to conflict with my plans.

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RE: Unable to select target - 9/1/2021 11:34:36 PM   
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quote:

When I try to engage the aircraft by using ctrl f1 and clicking on it, the weapons screen comes up with the target as a BOL point and I can only use BOL capable weapons.


I'm confused that's what ctrl-f1 is for, if you want non-bol weapons use shift-f1.

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RE: Unable to select target - 9/2/2021 7:08:42 AM   
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Thanks for the info, i still need to get my head around the primacy of doctrine.

Is there a way to see all of the red text in the weapons window when a weapon can't fire?

I can usually only read the first part of it because the text is cut off by the edge of the window section.

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RE: Unable to select target - 9/2/2021 8:57:31 AM   
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I think if you hover over the line.

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RE: Unable to select target - 9/2/2021 7:18:32 PM   
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Or scroll to the right in more recent builds.

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