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0002628FSSCPFREDpublic2012-03-10 17:242012-07-01 21:29
Assigned ToCommanderDJ 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version3.6.14 RC6 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0002628: Can't reform a wing if there's only one ship in the wing
DescriptionIf I try to reform a wing in FRED (that is, add more ships to the wing), I can only do so if there are already at least two ships in the wing.
Steps To Reproduce1. Open the attached mission in FRED.
2. Select the three Hercules fighters on the left and press Ctrl-W to form the wing. You'll be asked if you want to reform wing Beta, as expected.
3. Then deselect the Hercules fighters and select the two Ulysses fighters on the right and press Ctrl-W. Instead of being asked if you want to reform wing Alpha, you'll be asked to specify a name for the new wing.
4. Try to use Alpha as the new wing name (since what you really want is to reform Alpha wing). FRED will tell you that the name Alpha is already being used by another wing.
TagsNo tags attached.
Attached Files? formwingtest.fs2 (5,780) 2012-03-10 17:24
patch mantis_2628.patch (516) 2012-06-21 08:37

2012-06-14 22:38   
(Last edited: 2012-06-14 23:25)
Confirmed with FRED 3.6.14 RC6, as well as 3.6.13

This only happens with Alpha wing, or rather, whatever the player's starting wing is initially. Beta, Gamma, etc. can have any number of craft in the wing and still reform correctly.

I checked the FRED documentation, and it even says that before reforming Alpha wing (or whichever wing the player's craft is currently in) that you must break up/disband Alpha wing before proceeding.

To clarify, the current system requires at least 1 NPC in a wing before your able to reform it.

2012-06-15 20:29   
Interesting. I wonder why it's done that way.

The question originally came up because the extended walkthrough in the FREDDocs requires you to reform Alpha wing at some point. I guess I missed the line in the walkthrough that says to disband Alpha wing first (which at that point consisted of just Alpha 1), so I was confused as to why I couldn't reform Alpha wing.
2012-06-21 08:37   
(Last edited: 2012-06-21 08:45)
Fix attached. Please test.

2012-06-25 02:35   
Fix committed to trunk@8912.
2012-07-01 21:29   
Fix committed to fs2_open_3_6_14@8964.

Issue History
2012-03-10 17:24jg18New Issue
2012-03-10 17:24jg18File Added: formwingtest.fs2
2012-06-14 22:38z64555Note Added: 0013669
2012-06-14 23:01z64555Note Edited: 0013669bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=13669#r147
2012-06-14 23:25z64555Note Edited: 0013669bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=13669#r148
2012-06-15 20:29jg18Note Added: 0013670
2012-06-21 08:37CommanderDJFile Added: mantis_2628.patch
2012-06-21 08:37CommanderDJAssigned To => CommanderDJ
2012-06-21 08:37CommanderDJStatusnew => assigned
2012-06-21 08:37CommanderDJNote Added: 0013690
2012-06-21 08:45CommanderDJNote Edited: 0013690bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=13690#r155
2012-06-21 08:48CommanderDJStatusassigned => code review
2012-06-25 02:22Goober5000Product Version3.6.14 RC5 => 3.6.14 RC6
2012-06-25 02:35Goober5000Changeset attached => fs2open trunk r8912
2012-06-25 02:35Goober5000Note Added: 0013719
2012-06-25 02:35Goober5000Statuscode review => resolved
2012-06-25 02:35Goober5000Resolutionopen => fixed
2012-07-01 21:29ZacamChangeset attached => fs2open fs2_open_3_6_14 r8964
2012-07-01 21:29ZacamNote Added: 0013774