In the original Red Alert, pilots would parachute from destroyed aircraft. Ares reintroduces this feature along with some additional improvements, all of which are customizable.
AircraftTypes and VehicleTypes have the option of spawning a pilot (or driver) when they are destroyed. In order for a pilot to be spawned from an airborne unit, the ground beneath the destroyed unit must be clear.
The following flags control the percent chance of a survivor being spawned, and the type of unit that that survivor will be.
Units and Buildings¶
[TechnoType]►Survivor.Side#=(InfantryType) (where # is the zero-based index of the side – e.g. 0 for Allied, 1 for Soviet, 2 for Yuri)
- The InfantryType that can emerge from this object as a survivor when
the object was owned by the corresponding side. For example,
Survivor.Side0=E1would cause the spawned survivor (if any) to be a GI when the destroyed unit was owned by an Allied player. Defaults to the owning side’s
[TechnoType]►Crew.TechnicianChance=(integer - percent between 0 and 100)
The chance the owning side’s
Technicianis spawned instead of an ordinary crew member. Defaults to 15 for BuildingTypes with
Primary=set, to 0 otherwise.
Yuri’s Revenge also ejects
Technicianfrom units with
Primary=set. Previous versions of Ares did not, so the default value has been changed so there is no difference to previous versions. If you want to eject
Technicianfrom units, you have to manually set
- The number of pilots that will attempt to be spawned when this unit is
destroyed (provided that the ground beneath the destroyed unit is clear).
Defaults to 1 if the unit has
Crewed=yesset, to 0 otherwise.
[Unit]►Survivor.RookiePilotChance= (integer between 0 and 100)
[Unit]►Survivor.VeteranPilotChance= (integer between 0 and 100)
[Unit]►Survivor.ElitePilotChance=(integer between 0 and 100)
- The percent chance that each individual pilot will be spawned when this unit
is destroyed. If this value is negative,
[General]►CrewEscapewill be used. Defaults to -1.
[Unit]►Survivor.RookiePassengerChance= (integer between 0 and 100)
[Unit]►Survivor.VeteranPassengerChance= (integer between 0 and 100)
[Unit]►Survivor.ElitePassengerChance=(integer between 0 and 100)
Determines the percent chance that each of the unit’s passengers (if any) will survive. Rookie/Veteran/Elite refers to the veteran level of the transport unit – a unit with a higher veteran level could be made to have a greater (or lesser) chance of allowing its passengers to survive. Passengers will be spawned in the cells around the destroyed unit and, so, if these cells are not clear then the passengers will not be spawned.
These flags default to a special-case value of -1 which means “use the original game logic” (i.e. land-based vehicles such as the Battle Fortress will eject their passengers but jumpjet vehicles such as the Nighthawk will not). Note that, for airborne vehicles such as the Nighthawk, there is no way to say “passengers can survive on the ground, but aren’t allowed to paradrop from the air” – if they can survive they can survive.
If either the pilots or any passengers are ‘killed’ because they were not
spawned (i.e. because the ground was not clear or the random chance did not
luck in) then they count as having been killed by the unit that killed the
Survivor.PilotChance=0 then the pilots will not count as
having been killed (however, passengers will always count as having been killed,
Spawned pilots will be spawned with 50% of their maximum health and the same amount of experience as the destroyed unit had. Passengers will emerge with both their health and their experience unchanged.
New in version 0.1.
Buildings can spawn the owning side’s
Engineers in addition to
Technician. The number of crew members is determined by
the refund price of the building divided by the side’s
If the building has been captured, the divisor is double, and thus the number of
survivors is halved. At least one survivor is spawned, but no more than five.
[BuildingType]►Crew.EngineerChance=(integer - percent between 0 and 100)
- The chance the owning side’s
Engineeris spawned instead of an ordinary crew member. If the building has been captured, engineers are not allowed to be spawned regardless of this setting. Defaults to 25 if
Factory=BuildingType, to 0 otherwise.
New in version 0.5.