Having played EV and EVO years ago on a friends Mac I recently bought EVN for my PC. I haven't played it yet, because it was mainly a nostalgia trip so I've been playing the EV conversion. Anyway, throughout play I've noticed that whenever I have a mission to kill something it seems to be hostile towards me rather than whoever attacked it last like it used to be in the original game. This was fine, until I got up to the alien mission. The rebel cruisers that are supposed to be escorting me have wandered off somewhere, but I remember that happening on the original game too. The problem is that even if I have escorts or someone else happens to be in the system (so far I've had both rebel and confed crusiers show up sometimes) The aliens all target me, ignoring everyone else.
I've always done this mission in a Kestrel, using primary weapons and (if I have it) a tractor beam. On this occasion I've got the tractor beam and cloaking device. But I'm finding it impossible as I can't stay out of the way of the cruisers heavy cannon 'cos the fighters buffet me about so much with theirs that I can't control where I'm going. I've tried everything, but nothing seems to distract the fighters from me. I've even cloaked and that makes them go neutral and attack others, but as soon as I uncloak they switch back to attacking me.
Has anybody else come across this? Any suggestions as to what I can do to beat it as I'm stumped and getting really fed up?