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Problem with Cruise Missiles

Discussion in 'Civ3 - General Discussions' started by MACtheHammer, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. MACtheHammer

    MACtheHammer Chieftain

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    I've got them--but I can't attack an enemy ship with them. I cannot get over the water at all. The entry in the encyclopedia makes it sound like it definitely should be able to, so what's wrong?

    Yes, I'm new--I like Civ3, and since I'd have to get a new computer to play Civ4, I'm sticking with what works.
     
  2. Bartleby

    Bartleby Remembers laughter

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    They're Bombard weapons; they work like artillery, only the missile is used up.

    They're "land units" in that you can't move them over water tiles.

    And, welcome to CFC!

    edit: beat you, trooper :D
     
  3. thetrooper

    thetrooper Schweinhund

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    Press 'b' (short for bombard) while the missile is active, you'll see a grid; the range. Pick the tile and let it fly. Cruise missiles may also be loaded unto naval vessels, can't recall which though.

    CMs are pretty useless though, use artillery and bombers.

    And welcome to CFC!

    Edit: Bartleby :gripe:
     
  4. vmxa

    vmxa Deity

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    Now you know why you probably do not want to build them. Their range is too short.
     
  5. Sir_Lancelot

    Sir_Lancelot Emperor

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    Yes their range is short, but they do kill. :hammer:

    They can be transported by any naval vessels except carriers.
     
  6. vmxa

    vmxa Deity

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    Only once and that is not very effiecient.
     
  7. Ansar

    Ansar Détente avec l'été

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    I like to use artillery. Cruise Missiles is just when I'm having fun. :) :p
     
  8. Bluemofia

    Bluemofia F=ma

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    Use artillery to weaken them.

    Cruise missile them to kill.
     
  9. Hunter Noventa

    Hunter Noventa Overlord

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    There is somethign that amsues me about loading a transport with cruise missiles and using it for an initial bombardment. Just imagaine, the front of the transport hits the beach and opens up. Enemey troops get ready to fire their guns into it when suddenly missiles stream out and go BOOM!
     
  10. Runes

    Runes Chieftain

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    Wait...you can unload Cruise missiles into ships?
    Since when?
     
  11. Little Corporal

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    You always have been able too. I don't think they can bombard straight out of a transport though, you have to unload them somewhere first.
     
  12. Turner

    Turner Deity Retired Moderator

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    I think you can activate them and do it, but I'm not sure.
     
  13. Bartleby

    Bartleby Remembers laughter

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    I don't think you can, but I'm not sure either.
     
  14. Turner

    Turner Deity Retired Moderator

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    I just tried, and you can't activate the cruise missile from a transport and bombard someone with it.

    Haven't tried any other ship tho.

    Edit: You can launch tactical nukes from nuclear subs tho.
     
  15. psweetman1590

    psweetman1590 Emperor

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    Cruise missles can, I believe, be loaded onto Nuclear Subs, and fired as well.

    Or maybe not. I don't remember either. I usually use the missles for taking out defenders on radar towers and such, so I usually don't need to fire them from the sea.
     
  16. Turner

    Turner Deity Retired Moderator

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    Sorry, but no and no. I tried that as well.
     
  17. Bluemofia

    Bluemofia F=ma

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    To fire a missile from a ship, it must have a "Tactical Missile" flag checked.

    And also, there's an error in the game where the Cruise Missile does not have the Load flag checked, so you can't directly load it onto a transport. Only have the transport move a square out, then send the missile into the ship via walking/flying.
     
  18. Swiss_Mercenari

    Swiss_Mercenari Comedic Jihadist

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    Welcome! I am new to CFC also. Cruise missles can bombard ships, though. I was recently playing a scenario as Japan. It was 1754 AD. There had not been one war yet. And then the Germans annihilated my Carrier and Destroyer in their waters! I WAS PISSED. Yeah.
     
  19. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    You are saying welcome to Bluemofia? :eek:

    Anyway, welcome to CFC, Swiss_Mercenari. [party]

    And I've never used Cruise Missiles, because I was very dissapointed when I built my first one... I was sure that it could move over water tiles, but no.... And I got so angry that I've never used them again.
     
  20. vmxa

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    You can capture them and then use them though.
     

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