Here's what I mean: I was given the chance to equip a ship with that precursor weapon that gives 15 attack of all types, but can only be put on a single ship, then no more.
However, later I designed a more modern version of the same ship, identical precursor weapon, but the more recent versions of the vanilla parts. The game did not offer me to upgrade the older version to this one, which meant I had to get rid of the ship completely to built the modern version from scratch. Since this was a "large" design that is quite something.
Is this really WAD? Or does the game get confused when upgrading such a ship with a unique weapon? I mean, I do not use the component twice, but maybe the game thinks I attempt to when upgrading?
Is there a way to upgrade still?
Try upgrading the current ship to another design without the unique part. Then do your new design and try upgrading the experienced ship to it.
Costs 2 upgrades, but should work.
Good idea - I try that when the next upgrade is due
Coming back to this, unfortunately dlapine1's idea did not work for me.
I'm in another game right now as Arceans, and got the another unique plasma beam arc-p (or so) weapon. As in the previous game (as Terrans, other precursor weapon though) I cannot upgrade directly.
When I try to upgrade in two steps as suggested I can make the first upgrade (same hull, but without unique weapon) just fine. But to my surprise upgrading the same ship again to the more modern version with unique weapon again was not offered at all afterwrds.
So again I rebuilt the ship from scratch. Dunno if it's WAD, but when I can upgrade ships, fitting completely new parts onto it why would I be unable to take the unique weapon out of the old ship to put it into the upgraded one - seems unreasonable to me.
(edit: also no idea why the forum turned dapline's name into a link )
To expand on this - the issue seems also extend to components that need resources:
If you want to upgrade a ship using a component using resource X, it seems you need to have a free resource X. Happened with stasis field/promethion to me, it's probably the same with others.
Which means you need one resource to build this ship, and an extra one for upgrading it - I assume after upgrade you have that extra one free again?
However, it would be nice if that was not needed - after all you do not use two components using that resource in reality. Because it means you can't upgrade if you are low on that specific resource.
(the resource thing was in 2.0 opt-in, the unique weapon in 1.9 - didn't get one in 2.0 so far)
Not being able to upgrade ships with unique components is a bug, is as the resource issue as well.
Thanks, this is nice to know. I have also run into this problem and thought it might have been "as designed" for some reason.
Even though this is an old thread, I was really hoping someone could give me more information about this weapon/technology/event. I was playing, and had this technology unlocked, i went into the ship designer and put it on a design, then started adding cosmetics and my game crashed and that tech discovery was gone so im going to use cheatcodes to unlock it again but i have no clue what it is.
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