yea that was just me goofing off with glowpoints. its suposed to be a sensor beam but they just look ugly with show ship turned on. im currently working on modeling new gatling guns for everything, using bob's show weapon support. this means i have to take the ship based ones out and recompile all the ships without them.
they will be more realistic looking, as im modeling them after real gatling guns. smaller guns will be swappable (phalanx, asgard, vasudan shortbarel, and the shivan emshock cannon, and also non gatling ballistic weapons, psg12, nova canon and automerc for example) and heavyer guns (100,150,200mm) will still use different ammo types. this will allow more versatility. infact im overhauling all weapons, adding some better balence and im also gonna be remaing alot of effects. many of them still use 8 bit glow effects. so those will be fixed too. also im gonna rework some of the effect animations.