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Grayed-out Ships on Screens - 9/10/2009 11:54:29 PM   
doc smith

 

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I know that on the screen where you transfer ships, a grayed-out ship can't be received (usually see this when a docked TF tries to add a ship that would be too much for the base's docking limit).

I had a Jap sub in need of major flotation repair dock at Truk, where an AR was in-harbor. When I specified repair type, readiness, pierside, and repairship were all "X". But now, when I try to put the sub into any sub TF, or even (desparation!) an escort TF, the sub is listed on the available ships screen (if repair is at readiness) but the sub is grayed out and clicking on it won't put it into any TFs. I can't fix it at Truk but I also can't float it home (it currently has 28 major flotation damage points).

What's happening here? I didn't find anything in the manual.

On a related theme, I had a sub low on fuel. WitP let us refuel subs at sea from other subs at sea; AE doesn't. Okay. So I pulled into a nearby port and was unable to refuel it there!! Size 2 port with lots of fuel. What's the deal here? I thought a port with fuel could execute a refuel? What did I miss?

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RE: Grayed-out Ships on Screens - 9/11/2009 3:03:10 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: doc smith

I know that on the screen where you transfer ships, a grayed-out ship can't be received (usually see this when a docked TF tries to add a ship that would be too much for the base's docking limit).

I had a Jap sub in need of major flotation repair dock at Truk, where an AR was in-harbor. When I specified repair type, readiness, pierside, and repairship were all "X". But now, when I try to put the sub into any sub TF, or even (desparation!) an escort TF, the sub is listed on the available ships screen (if repair is at readiness) but the sub is grayed out and clicking on it won't put it into any TFs. I can't fix it at Truk but I also can't float it home (it currently has 28 major flotation damage points).

What's happening here? I didn't find anything in the manual.

Peace,
Doc Smith

The shipyard at Truk was removed in v1.00.84 due to an unresolved problem. That may be what you're seeing.

quote:

ORIGINAL: doc smith

On a related theme, I had a sub low on fuel. WitP let us refuel subs at sea from other subs at sea; AE doesn't. Okay. So I pulled into a nearby port and was unable to refuel it there!! Size 2 port with lots of fuel. What's the deal here? I thought a port with fuel could execute a refuel? What did I miss?


I think this might be the section to look at:

6.2.13.1 REFUELING IN PORT AND AT SEA
Be sure not to put ships with low fuel capacity into TF’s that will not need to move at maximum speed, especially when its DH is very far away. Ships with speeds of greater than 25 and Endurance under 4,000 will have difficulty performing almost any Mission that calls for maximum speed on the way to a DH further than 500 miles away. Also be very careful sending Destroyers (especially Japanese DDs) on very long distance Missions that will require maximum speed (unless they refuel from larger ships or oilers while en route to their destination).

Ships can refuel in any friendly base that has fuel (the amount of fuel is listed in each Base Information Screen). Refueling in port causes the TF to “attempt” to dock, up to the Port Docking Maximum. The port fills each ship to its maximum Endurance (assuming there is enough fuel at the port to do this), at the Port Fuel Transfer rate.

Ships may also refuel at sea, if there is a friendly ship in the same hex that has sufficient fuel to transfer. When a TF refuels at sea, each ship in the TF, one at a time, attempts to find another ship in the hex to serve as its fuel source. Other ships carrying a large quantity of fuel (ships with high endurance, not fuel cargo) may be used to refuel ships that are low on fuel, but the ship providing the fuel will never give fuel such that it’s current fuel on board drops below the minimum required to complete it’s mission. Refueling, both in port or at sea, takes time and may slow down or prevent the TF from moving during the 12-hour period in which the refueling occurs.


< Message edited by Admiral DadMan -- 9/11/2009 3:06:13 AM >


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