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Offline AlexV

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Nuclear Disarmament
« on: May 16, 2010, 06:14:32 AM »
Is there any way to safely dispose of an unwanted nuclear warhead? I've got a couple stored on a planet that isn't going to need them, which means I can't build new ones where I do want them. Apparently they don't fit inside a transport ship, and trying to move them under their own power has resulted in the AI suicidally blowing them up.

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Re: Nuclear Disarmament
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2010, 10:47:08 AM »
Unfortunately not -- warheads are a real liability once you build them, so having a stockpile of the big ones in particular is quite dangerous (as in real life).
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Re: Nuclear Disarmament
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2010, 10:50:17 AM »
my opinion? defend them on the edge of the planet where spped is = to 8 and with manny mrls or other turrets :D problem soved :D

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Re: Nuclear Disarmament
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2010, 11:05:48 AM »
Find a nice backwater system way behind your front lines and put them there, as far away from the wormhole as you can. If you want, throw a cloaking starship on them (not sure if they can cloak warheads, but it's a good start).

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Re: Nuclear Disarmament
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2010, 11:33:09 AM »
All of those keep them safe from unwanted detonation, but what I really want to do is to decommission them - removing them from the ship cap. So the only way to dispose of a nuke is to blow a planet up with it? Can't help thinking that I'd fire the weapons scientist who came up with that one. Oh well.

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Re: Nuclear Disarmament
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2010, 11:37:45 AM »
wait?! why you got that many nukes anyway ?!?! if u were gunna destroy planets then do that othrwise why you got nukes?

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Re: Nuclear Disarmament
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2010, 11:43:33 AM »
you should read the bug listings because i think theres a line saying nukes are classed as missiles or somthing so they cant go in transport anyway good look

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Re: Nuclear Disarmament
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2010, 11:50:25 AM »
Huh? when did transports enter into this conversation?


Edit: duh! I guess I should have checked the top post...
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Re: Nuclear Disarmament
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2010, 12:14:17 PM »
I had max resources, and time to spare, so I thought I'd stockpile some warheads for future use. I didn't realise they couldn't be transported at the time, or it wouldn't have seemed like such a good idea.

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Re: Nuclear Disarmament
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2010, 12:16:31 PM »
yh alex  :-\ hope they dont go off :D

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Re: Nuclear Disarmament
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2010, 01:47:42 PM »
I've used cloaking starships to great effect while moving warheads - most notably, in my dyson campaign, I used cloaking starships to hide a few lightning warheads so I could move them closer to the orbital mass driver, to engage the defenses. Damn warhead interceptors are a pain sometimes.

which reminds me. If you do find a warhead interceptor, you can use that to decommission your nukes :p
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Re: Nuclear Disarmament
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2010, 03:10:21 PM »
Wouldn't that detonate the nuke?

If so a warhead interceptor would be of no protection from nukes for the system it was in. I think I understand why 'core' mkIV worlds have them now, it's more than just for self-defense but the defense of the system(s) behind them.

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Re: Nuclear Disarmament
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2010, 03:42:13 PM »
Wouldn't that detonate the nuke?

If so a warhead interceptor would be of no protection from nukes for the system it was in. I think I understand why 'core' mkIV worlds have them now, it's more than just for self-defense but the defense of the system(s) behind them.

Nope, warhead interceptors specifically disable the warhead without setting it off. That's the only unit in the game that does that, I should have thought to mention it myself.
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Re: Nuclear Disarmament
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2010, 05:10:31 PM »
Interesting use for a warhead interceptor, assuming you can get the nuke that far... cloaking starship perhaps?

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Re: Nuclear Disarmament
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2010, 06:18:32 PM »
Definitely worth trying but the price of failure is high if you don't 'save scum'.  ;D