Hi All, I've been messing around with some Ships .dp files to make them look good when they get blowed up. Had a few good results and a couple of real laughfers...like a burnt earth texture showing up behind the stern of the boat. But the actual question I have is...do some of the .fx files subtract life points from a vessel once they are called up? Similar to how engfire_l.fx goes through systems on a aircraft once it's in play...causing it to sink sooner. I'm trying to make sence of the info in the .fx files. Two examples below, the 1st is the starting block of engstrt.fx. Very little going on there. The 2nd is also the starting block of data, but for ship_fire_l.fx. Lots of stuff there. Any clues as to the meaning of all the lines in the 2nd example? This has always ben a mystery to me.