CanPassiveAquire Settings

The following tags refine the way CanPassiveAquire works when a human-controlled unit is in guard mode. It does not affect AI-controlled units. Units can be made to effectively hold fire when in guard mode (and optionally cloakable), yet pick their own targets when in area guard mode.

In Tiberian Sun, the was the default for any unit, and it made Stealth Tanks (or any other self-cloaking unit) not give away their position when an enemy unit came into range.

Both tags require CanPassiveAquire=yes and do not work on buildings. Units count as cloakable if they have Cloakable=yes set or were awarded cloak ability through crates or as veteran or elite ability. The unit does not have to be actually cloaked; also, passive mechanisms like Cloak Generators will not be considered.

[TechnoType]►CanPassiveAquire.Guard= (boolean)
Whether this unit can acquire targets on their own when in guard mode. If set to no, the unit will hold fire, but can be made to acquire own targets by putting it in area guard mode. Defaults to yes.
[TechnoType]►CanPassiveAquire.Cloak= (boolean)
Whether this unit can acquire targets on their own when the unit is cloakable and in guard mode. If set to no, the unit will hold fire if cloakable and in guard mode, but can be made to acquire own targets by putting it in area guard mode. CanPassiveAquire.Guard=no overrides this tag. Defaults to yes.

Note that the second tag is more specific than the first as it means cloakable and in guard mode. CanPassiveAquire.Guard is the tag that makes units always hold their fire in guard mode, CanPassiveAquire.Cloak can be used for units that should hold fire only if they gained the veteran or elite ability or picked up a cloak crate.

Note

If OpportunityFire=yes, units will select targets while on the move, and start firing automatically. They will not lose the target again when reaching their destination and thus not stop firing.

Note

Also note the spelling of both tags. Ares keeps the spelling error of CanPassiveAquire to stay consistent.

New in version 0.A.