Arming ARCHIMEDES

#1SleepyD281Posted 11/1/2010 9:04:51 PM
Well, I'm currently at Helios 1 and decided to go the ARCHIMEDES route. I routed the energy and armed it. I read that the surrounding NCR troops are supposed to die but, for some reason they don't in my game. All of them aggro'd and are shooting at me. Is this a glitch or am I doing something wrong?
#2IB_O_IR_ID_OPosted 11/1/2010 9:06:57 PM
Did you go down to the ground level and draw them out into the open? I did a save before deciding but I'm going the por-NCR route this playthrough so I just wanted to see what it did. It was like the hammer of dawn in gears of war.
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#3SleepyD281(Topic Creator)Posted 11/1/2010 9:12:55 PM
I targeted a lot of the troops with VATS before activating the solar panels. Most of them were just sleeping on their outdoor cots. After I activated it the big flash of light comes and still no dead soldiers.
#4DoopdrooPosted 11/1/2010 9:13:45 PM
Did you actually fire it on the outside platform, or just arm it in the inside room?
#5SleepyD281(Topic Creator)Posted 11/1/2010 9:16:49 PM
I activated the reflector panels outside of the tower. Is there another button I'm missing?
#6jk2lPosted 11/1/2010 10:18:27 PM
arming Archimedes and activate the Helos one defense system are two different thing, if you want to wipe out the NCR, you need to setup HELO1 defense system after you power up the Archimedes or set the energy point to any city
#7SleepyD281(Topic Creator)Posted 11/1/2010 10:49:26 PM
^So how does one arm the HELO1 defense system? Thanks for the clarification.
#8CrystaliaPosted 11/2/2010 12:46:56 AM
1.) Reroute power to archimedes
2.) Arm archimedes
3.) Go outside and flip the switch
4.) Watch as everything goes super bright when the station activates -> This is not archimedes firing
5.) Wait about 5 minutes until the station says "Archimedes firing in 5...4...."
6.) Enjoy lots of dead NCR

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#9steker16Posted 11/2/2010 3:11:44 AM
you did the same thing i did when i tried to fire archimedes...back on that terminal you had to access there is another option now that everything is done, that will test fire it right ontop of helios 1
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#10SleepyD281(Topic Creator)Posted 11/2/2010 3:24:03 PM

From: Crystalia | #008
1.) Reroute power to archimedes
2.) Arm archimedes
3.) Go outside and flip the switch
4.) Watch as everything goes super bright when the station activates -> This is not archimedes firing
5.) Wait about 5 minutes until the station says "Archimedes firing in 5...4...."
6.) Enjoy lots of dead NCR


I waited on the platform for about 10 minutes and still nothing. Oh well, guess I won't be getting any service rifles yet. Thanks for the responses everyone.