I didn't know where else to place this as I have yet to do the work, but I want to, I just don't know what formulas I need. I've been out of school for a while and can't remember or can't figure out all the formulas I need so I'll tell you my problem and if someone could just post the relevant equations I'd like to solve the problem myself.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I used to play this video game which was a top down space shooter, you controlled a ship which would drift if you stopped using the boosters. There was no acceleration (positive or negative) while the boosters weren't used, you'd just drift in a straight line. I wanted to try and program a turret to shoot at these drifting ships. This is all done in virtual space and there is no acceleration at all, even the bullets shot reached their target velocity instantly and remained there. So, here's what I know. Given two times to collect coordinates of the ship, I can formulate the line it's traveling. I already know that part. But knowing the time in between those two captured sets of coordinates I know I should be able to derive the ships velocity. While knowing the coordinates of the turret itself and the speed at which it's own bullets travel, I'm trying to find what line it should fire on to intersect with the ship at the right time. I'm probably forgetting something, but I'm off to work, just wanted to throw this up quick. I'll post in about 16 hours if there's any thing I left out. If you think all the info is there I'd really appreciate someone just posting the formula to calculate which intersection point I could hit given my bullet's travelling speed and the ships travelling speed.

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