how would I create one?
I thought it would be kinda fun to design a new weapon. I don't have much experience with this, other then making beamed weapons and Nova makes that quite easy. So I thought I would make the Pulse Phaser Cannon normally found on the defiant class ships from star trek.
So with that said I'm trying to figure out how to do it. What I want to have it do is fire from 2 different exit points (IE both sides of the ship, kinda like the Mod Starbridge,) at the same time; however, I would want it so that if just one of the two energy packets hit then only one would issue damage and the other would just miss. I know I could just make a sprite file with 2 energy packets but if I did that then it wouldn't make a difference if one or two hit as the weapon would do the same damage.
I was looking through the weap resource and saw something about burst mode and multiple weapons fire at same time. So I was wondering if I gave a ship 2 of these weapons, set 2 exit points and had them fire at the same time would this give me the desired effect? If not then is there any other way you guys can think of for me to accomplish what I'm after?
As always thank you guys very much for any and all help you can provide