Projectile Weapons

marine2874's picture
March 20, 2009 - 5:41pm
Now I know that a beam weapon has it benefits.  Rechargeable power source, different power source sizes, and adjustable damage rating.  But to me there is nothing better then to feel the recoil of a projectile weapon in my hands.  But I have a small problem.  The original game design was that both the automatic pistol and rifle have a standard 20 round magazine.  There is also magazine sizes that are larger but they add to the modifier to the weapon.  But if you look at the different types that are offered in Star Frontiersman they all have a 20 round magazine (even the sniper rifles).  I would suggest that depending on the weapon design you adjust the magazine size.  I don't see a pocket size pistol having a 20 round magazine. 

But this is my own 2 cents

Will's picture
March 21, 2009 - 3:24pm
Depends on the caliber and the propellant. A pocket-sized Gauss pistol firing .02 caliber(0.51 mm) needles can easily have a 20-round clip.

Also the auto pistol in the original game is more along the lines of the MAC-10(sans silencer)then, say, a 9mm Beretta. 

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jedion357's picture
April 3, 2009 - 10:03pm
I viewed the load out of the magazine not so much as the actual # of ammo but as the effective ammount of ammo available in game terms.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

pineappleleader's picture
April 3, 2009 - 11:17pm
jedion357 wrote:
I viewed the load out of the magazine not so much as the actual # of ammo but as the effective ammount of ammo available in game terms.

Um...a bit abstract isn't it? Twenty rounds is just the SF standard. It keeps it nice and simple.

If you look at real world firearms you will see that magazine sizes are standardized, for the most part. There are exceptions.

Revolvers: 6 or 5 if magnum

Semi-auto pistols (classic): 7 or 8. Example: Colt M1911A1 .45

Semi-auto pistols (large): 15. Example: Browning High Power

Most Bolt action rifles: 5 or 10. Example: Mauser Kar98K = 5. Enfield No.1 Mark IV = 10 (US M1 Garrand = 8 and an internal magazine with a clip to hold the rounds).

Most Sub-Machine guns or Assault rifles: 20 or 30. Example SMG: MP5 = 20 or 30.
Example Assault Rifle: AK47 = 30. M16A1 = 20 (30 was rare)

.22 cal pistols and some .22 cal rifles hold more rounds. Newer semi-auto pistols usually hold more rounds. (Glock)

Some of the "strange" weapons hold an odd number of rounds. Example: Calico pistol/SMG = 50.