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  1. X - Division New Dawn V 1.00.10 for 0.35.0+ XCE We are in the sky ... We are on the ground ... We are a paramilitary organisation ... We have the best of the best - with some personal issues here and there. Real characters as you say nowadays ... We do everything, from stealing to protecting transports, smuggleing weapons for those who can pay for it. We destroy organisations if the price is right and provide safe routes from A to B, even through hell if it has to be ... Sometimes we also do some good guy stuff, but dont ask for it, except you can put enough money on the table ... Our people are unhonorable discharged veterans or geniuses who dont feel quite valued in their former organisation. Some average guys as well who are attracted to the way we do things ... but honestly they have to be a bit crazy to be hanging around those guys ... say us ... ... everybodys a bit crazy here ... We have been hired by some wealthy individuals who think we can save the earth and believe in our methods. This group has put their faith in us ... and most importantly, their money. I guess it is time to do some good guy stuff again ! Whats my spleen ? World Domination ! Everybody ought to have a goal, no ? But if these aliens do as they please there will be nothing left to rule over. What is yours, commander ? Welcome to X-Division ! The Team Drages - Lead Modder and Art Manager Charon - Code Manager Draku - Debugger and Tester Sfarrelly - Writer AI Advisor and XCE Support - Kabill, Solver, Ilunak Dedicated Testers - Phoenix1x+52, Marandor1 Support - Max_Cain, Kabill Special Thanks - Nuclearstudent, odizzido, Xany, Squaddie Perseus, Woz2, asierus24, Blackwolf, Reactorcore, Alienkiller, CherryCoke, XCOMJunkie, Brandon, Maera, Trueman11 Special Thanks to Content Contributors: Max_Caine, the XNT team, Axiomatic, Pandi, Svinedrengen, Z01, We are thanking Chris for a wonderfully modable game and all the experience we could make because of this What people say about X-Division "Before all of this, the aliens were fighting seriously with jokes, then we gave them actual weapons and now they are fighting seriously, jokeing about you" - Drages "Your blinking dots on the hull look so awesome that its the first time i actually looked at the UFO in over 600 hours of gameplay time" -Charon Table of Content 1. Game Overview 1.1 Game Details 2. Questions & Answers 3. Installation 3.1 Latest Patch 3.2 Troubleshooting 4.Known Bugs 5. Some things before you start 6.Credits 1. Game Overview X-Division is a complete overhauled game experience, featuring an vast amount of different enemies to capture, a new and improved, aggressive AI, 288 new weapons including katanas, 9 vehicles and 3 mechs and 13 sets of armour. New revised Aircraft game , crafted by me which builds and extends on the existing aircraft mechanic and polishes it to the extreme. New mechanic, hit and run tactics, new alien weapons and more .. so totally not what drages planned :). 22 new aircrafts from which 5 are alien interceptor to recruit and 48 aircraft weapons. Enemies feauture different armor resistances, different strenght points and weaknesses. Every alien race is good and bad in and against something and you better find that out quickly before its too late, commander. Terror and base attack missions will happen frequently and will be of importance all the way to and in the end game. Captureing aliens is immensly important in this mod as it will open up all the vital and better tech for you. Unique specialists you can only capture at terror sites, crash sites or base attacks. Special UFOs with a special goals which carry special units into battle. Special Officier Units for every phase of the game to capture to give you that special research boost you need. Aliens will adapt to your style of playing with different strategies of aggressive overwhelming force. " Every phase will have their own weapon branches. Ths branches will be mostly energy or ballistic based. Addidition to this your arsenal will make updated versions we call as MK in the mod. You will get the MK 1 versions as prototype and easy. For MK-2 versions, you will need to capture alien specialist and for MK-3 ultimate versions you will need to get specific things. Vehicle Weapons, Grenades and Explosives will have updated versions too. Special UFOs with a special goals which carry special units into battle ! UFOs with their own puposes and missions. You will see huge ufos for terror and base attacks, nearly impossible to stop at the air. You will see shuttles and special cargo ships along others. You will see any kind of ufo nearly at every phase with their upgraded stats, weapons and crew. Near endgame, you will see the real force of the Alien menace with the all mighty dreadnought and motherships." - Drages An detailed manufacture and disassembling system for alien weapons, grenades, UFOs. A chance based, incredible intrigues, complex research tree featuring around 900 xpedia entries and lively maps with civilians and local forces appropriatelly equippted. All of this over 4 balanced Phases over the game presenting a long and hard journey to menkinds destruction or, temporary, survival. It is in your hands, commander. 1.1 Game Details Weapons and Ground Combat Aircraft and Aircraft Gameplay Manufacture, Research, Xenopedia Maps, Graphics and UI, Miscancellous Picture Gallery 2. Questions & Answers 3. Installation 0. The base vanilla version has to be 1.65+ . 1. To avoid complications unsubscribe to all other mods on steam, and delete your your whole mods/.. folder. Then make a fresh install of xenonauts. X-Division 1.00.00 is not compatible with earlier versions. 2. Install the latest XCE version. For windows steam users right click on Xenonauts in your library > Porperties > Betas > community - Xenonauts: Community Edition branch For GOG/linux steam users follow the latest installation instructions here: http://www.goldhawkinteractive.com/forums/index.php?/forum/23-xce-release-announcements/ Linux steam users will need to run X:CE through WINE or a similar program. 3. If you downloaded the steam workshop support mod install it now. This is to show some support but has no other purpose than that. 3.5 Start up the game at least once and exit it properly. 4. Download all 3 parts of X-Division 1.00.00: Download ( Part 1 MD5: d46af869d5435a9c425d51acd1442897, Part 2 MD5: c57b4fb563ca419c9e455f0908701fe9 , Part 3 MD5: c8ca596b39d920e45a9a45fc71611892 ) 5. Deactivate your ANTIVIRUS/UAC program, it can intervene with the installation. As soon as the installation finishes you can activate it again. Have all 3 files together and open part 1 ( = unrar the multi rar archive ). Double click the .exe file. Follow the instructions of the installer. Winrar or Peazip have been confirmed to work. 6. The advanced installation has some options to choose from, namely: There are some optional mods you can activate/deactivate. Lets go through them one by one: 1. X-Division Easy Airgame/X-Division No Airgame There are 3 ways to play the airgame, 1. Manual 2. Autoresolve 3. No Airgame . No Airgame removes the necessity to play the airgame and replaces it with a 1 click solution. With No Airgame you only have to build the latest fighters and bombers and hit autoresolve. If you quickly want to jump into the Ground Combat this is the option of your choice :). Note that this tilts the balance in the favour of the player and is not representativ of the economic balance of the game. Recommended state: ON if you want to skip the airgame. 2. COM - Ambient Sounds/COM - Ambience Forest This mods add ambient sound and add the least amount of instability to the game - it still makes the game more unstable. Recommended State: OFF if you dont want to risk a higher instability for beautiful sounds. XCE 0.34.3 should fix the instability. 3. COM - [V1.08] Jsleezy's Real Fighter Portrait Pack Adds alternative soldier faces to the game. Deactivate Khall´s more Portraits if you are using this to avoid art inconsistencies Recommended State: OFF if you dont want to play with more realistic faces. XCE 0.34.3 should fix the instability. Checklist in case you want to change something later on: You only have X-Division Workshop Support if you subscribed and installed it from the steam workshop The modloader needs to be EXACTLY in the priority order the installer sets it. The modloader needs exactly this active mods. The mods you can still change after the installation are No Airgame, Khalls and Jeezlies different portraits ( only one active at a time ), both Ambient sound mods ( either active for ambient sounds or deactivated for more stability ) and the No Click sound ( removes mouse click ). You shouldn`t play X-Division with any other mods than stated. Only cosmetic mods are allowed and only if you know exactly what you are doing. Keep in mind every savegame is unique to its mods its saved with. 7. Apply the latest available patch - 3.1 Latest Patch section ^^. Every patch contains all prior changes as well. 8. Installation video by Mulligan if you need more help 3.1 Latest Patch ( theres a patch history in the third post - with downloads ) Notes: X-Divison has gone the step to replace vanilla files. There has been an original file added for every replaced one in case you want to deinstall the mod. In case of doubt make a reinstall of the game or verify game integrity through steam. Before applying patches withdraw all scientists and engineers from their current projects. You can reapply them afterwards. You only need to download and install the latest Patch avaialble, it contains all prior fixes as well. The .00 to .01 patch is savegame compatible As a basic rule, never patch during Ground Combat Installation: The Base for this patch has to be version 1.00.00 or higher. This update is not available for versions lower than 1.00.00 . Download the X-Division 1.00.01 Update: https://www.goldhawkinteractive.com/forums/index.php?/files/file/31-x-division-latest-patch-09945/ ( MD5: 489d03269506927ae5981dbb0de816be ) Deactivate your ANTIVIRUS/UAC program(s), it can intervene with the installation. As soon as the installation finishes you can activate it again. Start the executable provided in the file. Follow the instruction of the installer After you have used the installer there is no need to change ANYTHING anymore, everything has been taken care of, including scripts, modloader priority, and everything else you may think of. The only time you might want to change something is if you are activating/deactivating No Airgame or change the soldier models. Enjoy . For reference, this is how the modloader can look like after the installation, plus/minus optional mods on/off. DAY X Unofficial WiP Version 1.00.11c "New Dawn" Notes: X-Divison has gone the step to replace vanilla files. There has been an original file added for every replaced one in case you want to deinstall the mod. In case of doubt make a reinstall of the game or verify game integrity through steam. You only need to download and install the latest Patch avaialble, it contains all prior fixes as well. The .10 to .11c patch is NOT savegame compatible. If you want to make it savegame compatible you need to make a backup of your researches.xml, run the installer, and immediately copy your backup over the new file again. You will miss out on the fixed researches but you can continue the campaign. As a basic rule, never patch during Ground Combat Installation: The Base for this patch has to be version 1.00.00 or higher. This update is not available for versions lower than 1.00.00 . Download the X-Division 1.00.11c Update: https://mega.nz/file/lYwRBaZJ#Nu7Vt08i0LHEV2FqOTX9uCM9sVSHXoEl_Bee_3M_XqM ( MD5: e852cdedc43f0c7b6aaa4f4c60300601 ) Deactivate your ANTIVIRUS/UAC program(s), it can intervene with the installation. As soon as the installation finishes you can activate it again. Start the executable provided in the file. Follow the instruction of the installer After you have used the installer there is no need to change ANYTHING anymore, everything has been taken care of, including scripts, modloader priority, and everything else you may think of. The only time you might want to change something is if you are activating/deactivating No Airgame or change the soldier models. Enjoy . Changelog: reinstated the original timeframes of the Phases from 300/300/300/300 to 300/400/400/300 ATP per Phase respectively revised the AV.PIRANHA and the AV.PARTICLEPIRANHA fixed the burstdelay of the Alien Ballistic Rifle. Thanks to Dr.Ethan for bringing this to my attention. Fixed the Am_BaseAttack file spawning landingships and carriers Replaced all terror units in alien bases with their non-terror counterpart, replaced weapon seargents with pilots and the technician only has a 50% to spawn anymore Drastically increased SmokeChance for alien stun grenades, drastically increased dissipationChance to 90% optimised the research tree for more logical and better progression Flamethrower - 2 range all across the board new mod: X-Divison Shorter Range Shorter Turns: Starting in Phase 3 X-Division gives aliens longer sight ranges. This increases the capabilities of the AI, but also increases the time alien turns take. This mod reverses these changes to the standard sight ranges of 20/22/24/25 in order to decrease the time the player cant actually play the game.

Only TOGGLE this during a Geoscape save. Reinstated terror mission full map reveal after 40 turns a: Decreased Reaper reflexes from 60 - 100 to 0, except for Reaper Bulls and Reaper Rhinos a: Fixed some next Phase alien base attack UFOs to spawn too early a: Increased Nanotech Workshop capacity froom 25 to 30 a: Fixed the Harridan Terror Soldier carrying a shield, and adding the shield hp to the resilience of the harridan a: Increased alienBaseStartingTickerMultiplier from 0.05 to 0.06 a: Fixed Researches.AdvAlienNeutronTechnology requiring Phase 3 tech a: Doubled Roboreaper Alien Alloy gain from DSB a: Removed Robodog ghosts from alien bases a: Reshuffled 5 andron fortress units into proper Phase 4 ones a: Increased archelon acceleration from 100 to 300 a: Fixed The Dreadnaught operator missing from Bombing Run Dreadnaughts a: Fixed some XCE shenanigangs which added additional units to alienbase.large.sebillian.xml a: refunned flashbang grenades a: Reworked cost of grenades, rockets and explosives a: Removed damage and suppression from smoke grenades a: Removed impact damage and overdamage from chemical grenades a: Removed overdamage from chemical rockets a: Removed impact damage of stun grenades a: Fixed Division weapons MK2 having a 33% chance to be stuck behind an andron encounter a: Fixed a completey broken X-Division implementation of Geographic revision 1.1 by @Axiomatic. Tropical and Swamp tilesets should now be able to spawn, and more variety in tilesets should be seen. Unfortunately, without overwriting vanilla content, the game cant deactivate the base tileset masks, and thuse base game tileset masks always have a chance to get picked. b: new manufacture: Alien Alloy 1 : 50k appended to Alien Alloy Fabrication and Hardening ( Phase 2 ) b: new manufacture: Alenium 1 : 150k appended to Alien Fusion Reactor ( Phase 3 ) b: Replaced some light system DSBs for smaller UFOs with heavy systems starting in Phase 3 b: Redesigned human antimatter weapons, but overall its a big nerf b: shortened the final mission b: new mod: X-Division Better Autoresolve: (Former No Airgame) There are 4 ways to play the airgame, 1. Manual 2. Autoresolve 3. Better Autoresolve 4. No Airgame . Better Autoresolve halves UFO autoresolve values and decreases the threshold where winning squadrons take damage.

Note that this tilts the balance in the favour of the player and is not representativ of the economic balance of the game.

Only TOGGLE this during a Geoscape save when no UFOs are present. b: revised mod: X-Division No Airgame: There are 4 ways to play the airgame, 1. Manual 2. Autoresolve 3. Better Autoresolve 4. No Airgame . No Airgame sets the autoresolve values of UFOs to zero.

Note that this tilts the balance in the favour of the player and is not representativ of the economic balance of the game.

Only TOGGLE this during a Geoscape save when no UFOs are present. b: Melee weapons should now be bug free. They dont dublicate anymore, and they get properly recognised at the end of the mission, just like any other weapon. Axes are being able to be carried by predator armour, like originally intended. The drawback is that they had to be moved to the MAG category. Fingers crossed that this coding doesnt introduce a differnt kind of jankiness. b: The number of uses for melee weapons is now finite c: Swapped out a major visual bug with a minor visual bug. Cruiser command rooms should now be fully visible with the second roof option. The downside is that the cruiser top highlights green instead of red when manually targeted. c: Fixed the Division weapons Mk2 fix introduced in 1.00.11a. There was a 33% chance the research was locked. Thanks to @Alphaswolf for finding the bug. DAY 978 Unofficial Version 1.00.10 "New Dawn" The .01 to .10 patch is NOT savegame compatible. Installation: The Base for this patch has to be version 1.00.00 or higher. This update is not available for versions lower than 1.00.00 . Download the X-Division 1.00.10 Update: https://mega.nz/#!dQQwCQRC!gzlksCzX9l91PAJfViyyAyXzd_VN0weUL1X5GZmeuvU Link ( MD5: f82bbe1f12c7e97a7b86c7ec3de19e11 ) Deactivate your ANTIVIRUS/UAC program(s), it can intervene with the installation. As soon as the installation finishes you can activate it again. Start the executable provided in the file. Follow the instruction of the installer After you have used the installer there is no need to change ANYTHING anymore, everything has been taken care of, including scripts, modloader priority, and everything else you may think of. The only time you might want to change something is if you are activating/deactivating No Airgame or change the soldier models. Enjoy . Changelog: Dunno, i changed a lot. These are the things i can remember: Fixed some bugs around the Roborex Roborex explosion on death no longer causes overdamage Roborex explosion radius decreased from 6 to 4.5 Halfed kinetic armour for semi-shield roboreaper. Their weak point should now be weaker Halfed energy armour for melee roboreapers. Their weak point should now be weaker added mitigation to human stun gas added one loading tip improved the AI of Drones a bit most importantly added X-Divison Palu's Shining Xenopedia to the game 7 new categories for the soldier equipment screen I think i also added the latest Monument IV map by Svinedrengen to the map pool new mod: Nerf The AI: The aliens have less sightrange, deal 20% less damage and have 10% lower stats. new mod: X-Divison Don't Die On Me ! :If your soldier doesnt blow up, takes a minigun point blank or gets left behind he WILL survive the mission. new mod: X-Divison Easy Airgame: Did you ever wanted to try out the manual combat but were put off by the difficulty ? Look no further, this is what you need. UFOs have 50% less hp, while your aircraft are 20% faster and have a 20% further range. Additionally the refuel, rearm, repair and recovery rate are 30% faster. Only TOGGLE this during a Geoscape save. The Xenopedia page doesnt correctly display UFO hp values with this. Its 37.5% for the lowest difficulty and 50% for all other difficulties of the displayed hp values. new mod: X-Divison Slower Invasion: The Invasion escalates 25% slower new mod: Empower Facehuggers: This will improve the AI of facehuggers, but as a side effect they will also be able to attack vehicles. Ofcourse this is not intended gameplay which is why it isnt in the base version. If you want to give facehuggers their intelligence back while having to drive your vehicles cautiously around this is for you. appended unobtainable andron terror unit loot to appropriate robodog/roboreaper units new feature: AP Damage: MAIM/SHOCK damage that reduces TUs for the next turn. revised Shock and Electron weaponry fixed the installer with the help of @Mr. Mister Increased frag grenade damage from 50 to 70 Increased frag rocket damage from 90 to 110 EMP charges and rockets no longer cause overdamage Shock rockets no longer cause overdamage Soldier Equipment Screen gained a Soldier Sort button decreased Endgame research time in accordance with the latest diminishing returns formula Removed shields from some harridans, increasing hp threshold of mentioned ones, fixed one reflex stat revised the sonic weapons ammo weight added the stun gas mitigation values towards the stun damage, as mitigation never worked for gases increased the acceleration for the archelon from 500 to 1000 increased the range of the shockgun from 2 to 3 decreased TU% for Praetorian attacks from around 30 to 20 TU% fixed even more bugs DAY 710 Version 1.00.01 "New Dawn" Cleaned up some map stuff, added lost terror maps Revised Exoskelett armour. Predator sets the strenght to 150 now, the Ripper to 190, and the Devastator to 230 from the previous 100/150/200 . Soldier Class Armour got +5 accuracy bonus DAY 707 Version 1.00.00 "New Dawn" New AI behaviour set. Yes they are more capable now. Total Revision of Antimatter technology tree and weapons Increased radius for Cannons all around, and added a burst option for most Made the Quantum Cryptology Center available as soon as you raid your first alien base The Quantum Cryptology Center, now known as the Quantum Radar, acts as a radar ontop Decreased weight of some grenades from 2 to 1.5 Harmonised weight of Pulse Magazines Increased proportional stun damage from 40% to 50% again Reevaluated stun properties for shotguns and carbines Quadrupled chemical grenade/rocket production from alien grenades Fixed chinook speed for the no airgame option New valkyrie maps Improved vehicle weapon descriptions in the Xpedia Added weapon loadout information for vehicles in the Xpedia Praetor evolved from the puppy stage and are now doggos. The overmind is a pitbull Improved Katanas Manufacture of EMP rockets doesnt require alenium anymore Removed MeleeVehicles for Facehuggers Decreased time intervall between terror missions from 22 to 18 days Mauser doesnt require alloys to manufacture anymore Decreased Spearcannon manufacture cost from 4 to 2 alloys Archelons now need a mothership core to construct ( didnt i do this before ? ) Mothership loadout yet revised again, hit model made bigger, damage counter moved up higher Archelon revised Increased damage of reapers Fixed broken reflex stats gain from max 180 points to max 100 points Increased hp bonus and decreased reflex malus for Exoskelett armours Revised armour reflex boni all around in accordance to the reflex stat fix Revised some armour values all around the board Higher level Roborexes now regenerate shield points per turn until you overload the shield Downed Roborexes now have the Ghost ability Removed all armour for downed roborexes Revised all Roborexes in general, they are now slicker, faster, shoot further and are looking for a brawl like Mike Tyson revised FOCUS aricombat weaponry Alien Mech units can move freely in 1 tile tight spaces now Fixed: Weapons marked as heavy actually didnt receive the full penalty after moving. Now weapons marked as heavy receive a big penalty if they are getting fired after moving. This is a fundamental gameplay changer Recoil Values revised Moral does not regenerate per turn anymore. It is now an absolute value that only actions/events can influence. Moral event threshold increased from 40 to 50 Moral chance per point missing decreased from 3.5 to 3.0 Quickthtrow grenade slot cost decreased by -4 TU Zombifying Reapers deal pure damage now. Attack cost reduced from 40% to 35%. We are giving the reapers back the fear. Revised Reapers yet again. Set incendiary armour to 0, decreased kinetic armour, increased chemical armour, increased hp and added the abilitiy "Regenerate" to all Reapers. Melee aliens now equally target vehicles as well as soldiers Semi shield roboreapers ( and some full shield ones ) now deal pure damage and maim units they hit with by draining their TU for the next turn minimum accuracy requirement for the AI has been revised Cannons now deal overdamge, except for antimatter ones Endgame content starts to appear 1050 ATP Roborex explosion now deals overdamage ( Thank you @Phoenix1x+52 for pointing this out ) Acidlings revised (They should be beasty little beasts now) Increased the accuracy of the rocketlauncher immensly. The rocketlauncher is now a heavy weapon. TU useage lowered. Decreased range of aircraft weapon MINES from 11 000 to 10 000 Increased damage of Flamethrower weapons by 50% Increased range for flamethrowers by 50% Flamethrowers now get the short range bonus Infiltrator crew updated Added Geographic addition 1.1 and Geographic revision 1.1 by @Axiomatic to the game. All thanks and credits go to @Axiomatic for letting us integrate his content into X-Division Fixed AI layout behaviour for all 10 corvette layouts Increased rotation for Lancers from 30 to 35 degrees per second Decreased TU usage for the Shock Gun from 80% to 65% new final map many, many bug fixes Sidenotes New XCE code used in X-Division: Moddable transfer time - transfer time of items and soldiers has been reduced from 24 to 3 hours 13 new radar ranges - for now 10 new radar ranges have been enabled. This will likely get a more indepth revision later on LockManufacture fixed - One Time Updates manufactures should now disappear after their corresponding research has been done Zombify - Zombify now only zombifies if the damage kills the units, otherwise its damage only Renaming bases - A highly requested feature for XCE and X-Division Moral Cap moddable - The moral cap in X-Division has been removed, finally making you hard earned bravery something worth Escort code fix - Construction missions are now able to spawn alternative escorts Sightrange modifiable per rank - main races get +5 on sightrange in Phase 3 and +10 in Phase 4 Base Evacuation - Should a base get captured by aliens, personel and aircraft will transfer to other bases if available space is free ( this is for X1 and XCE too ) Dialoges - Improved dialoge redirections Infiltrator and Ghost ability - The Infiltrator ability will mark units as friendlies on the map, indistinguishable from other friendly units and wont trigger reaction fire - civilian hosts for now. The Ghost ability marks units as props on the map, indistinguishable from other props, but they trigger reaction fire upon moving ( "Sir, i saw that box moving, so i shot" ) - facehuggers, robodog and reaperboxes for now Aircombat - The hotkeys used for geoscape zoom can now be used for aircombat as well. There is a hotkey for afterburner now, "A" as default Aircombat speed - The aircombat speed levels received two revised speed buttons: x0.5 and x0.75 for slower aircombat gameplay. Bugs - The incendiary bonus damage on burst shoots against props and soldiers under certain circumstances got fixed. Now its only against props. You did it. Welcome onboard, Commander ! 3.2 Troubleshooting This mod is %98 stable. If you got any weird problems like aliens without guns, strange visual errors, game crashes, they should be about wrong install or mod loader issues. Be sure that you got X:CE, X-Division and X-Division Patch is installed and then come to our topic with your save game and we will help you. Sincerely yours, Drages I think i got a bug, can you help me ? If you want some help, make a bug report or think that something is not the way it is supposed to be, add a full screenshots of your whole modloader and your savegame ( geoscpae only ). I cant get the 3 multirar files to work, any help ? The first step to troubleshoot this on your own is to make sure your files are the correct ones. Generate your md5 sums of all 3 files and compare them to the official ones provided with every download. If they are the same, you got the correct data files. After that its just making sure all 3 files are in the same spot and open the first one with either WinRar or Peazip. Why does the first start take so long to load ? Thats normal. X-Division is quite a big mod so loading all of its ressources takes time. Help ! I cant click on anything in the geoscape ! Hotkey are working though. Make sure that everything is the way it should be and then: Simply start up the game, go straight to new game, start a new game, load your current save, save it, exit and restart the game. This should now be fixed. The top part of this Cruiser does not get transparent. What do i do ? You change your view option by pressing the button right beside your inventory one. Cycle through until you find one that works lets you see inside the UFO. 4. Known Bugs ( at least until the next patch ) Units can spawn outside map tiles in base attacks - If that happens make sure you did in that mission what you wanted to do, then save and exit. Start the game with the Xenonauts_gc_editor.exe in mods/xce/... and load up your save. Press "V" to kill every non xenonaut unit. Save and exit and continue to play like normal. 5. Some things before you start 6. Credits A big thank you from the team for being such an awesome community. You made it possibly that we are able to release the final version of X-Division now. I especially want to thank the team who made it possible and accompanied X-Division through its various stages of development. @Solver Who is totally not a member of the X-Divison development team. I want to thank you for giving the much needed code support and all the new and fantastic features X-Division players are capable of experiencing now. Without him the growing of the game would have already stopped when custom Terror UFOs wouldnt obey the Terror Site Intervall. He made it possible that passionate modders can do what they do best, while silently removing obstacles from the back. In honour of your service i grant you the title of "External X-Division Teammember" @drages The main developer and creator of X-Division. Without him all of this Insanity would have never started. He had the vision, made the plan and strifed to fullfill it throughout many years. It is only because of him that we can finish this game today. Thank you for giving me this opportunity. @DrakuOne of the oldest members of X-Division. He did most of the grunt and testing work during the most active development cycles. Aint no Palace without somebody to actually do the work. @sfarrelly The string guy. He wrote most of the research preview entries. If you know what you are going to research than it is totally because of him. @Phoenix1x+52For doing the total insane hercules task of playing through the game from A to Z. He tested everything from the working things to the not so working things and recorded everyhing for sake of me examinating every pixel in the recordings. That X-Division is in such a bug-free and balanced state is mainly because of his work epic. He has been supporting X-Division through all its stages ( hm, installer ) and has been a loyal friend to the end. Many Kudos to you. @Maerafor giving moral support and a lot of enthusiams for new maps. @Marandor1 The second tester in command. He tried his hardest to convince me to make the game more fun than me trying to make it challenging. You can judge for yourself if he succeeded. @SvinedrengenFor making some good maps. and ofcourse ... @community for all the advice, suggestions, support and love that you gave for the game. Without you the journey wouldnt have been worthwhile. You created, enriched and made the game into what it is today. Thank you for being there on this journey. I will see you in the game . Thank you for everybody who i didnt mention but was still part of this journey. A big thanks to @Chris for making Xenonauts. Enjoy ! The next three posts were the continuation of the OP, please take a moment to glance over it.
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    Process Sharing

    Usually when i am in a process and stuck on a problem i find it tremendously helpful to write out what kind of problem i am stuck on or to share the problem with another person. Since there arent really many people who are modding Xenonauts anymore this is the Process Sharing thread, where i will write out problems im currently working on as if i would talk to another person, sharing the process with other people. This thread is only for 2 types of posts. To share a Xenonaut (modding) process you are currently working on. To reflect upon a post of the above type of post. To give positive feedback on such post. To give constructive criticism on such post. Only if you dare to be vulnerable you can fix your weaknesses.
  3. Charon

    Process Sharing

    Did you know that there is only a single industrial battleship map ? -> This could be fixed. Collapsile system for UFO submaps dont work. They dont even work when you put a valid collapsible building below a UFO submap -> guess the whole collapsible system has been disabled if a UFO layout touches it. ? Solution Most of the work on the Xenonauts Fix Pack mod gets overwritten by X-Division content -> maps can get overtaken, everything else (non-maps) can get deleted ... or overwritten ? No good way to delete existing data ... hm. The vanilla floors outside of the battleship never show, and nobody noticed it.
  4. Isnt the whole point that XCE isnt available for linux ? If you want to run steam on linux you have to run it on WINE or a similar program which simulates a windows environment. Is this information still up to date ?
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    Tutorial - how to add a new weapon.

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    X-Division 1.00.00

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    I would ask everybody to create an account so they can give us feedback in this forum and that we can count the traffic. The download button is the black one to the right. The "Download this file" button has 2 options, both contain the same content. One link is for MEGA for faster download speed, the other uses this forum servers for people who cant cope with MEGA. Its slower but its an working alternative. Thanks again to @Solver for making this possible. For those who dont want to register here are the links: If you didnt read the installation instructions you can look them up here: Here is the latest patch, which installation instructions are in the main thread as well:
  7. Charons Overhauled Mods - [V1.08] Jsleezy's Real Fighter Portrait Pack This was made at the request of @Sir_Dr_D and @Kirill Selivanov. Charons Overhauled Mods - [V1.08] Jsleezy's Real Fighter Portrait Pack. This is "[V1.08] Jsleezy's Real Fighter Portrait Pack" overhauled by me, Charon, and made compatible with the modmerge system. This was primarily made for X-Division but should function for any other configuration as well, as there is no reason why it shouldnt. Deactivate Khall's More Portraits to avoid art inconsistencies. If you are playing X-Division put this below the main folder. All Credit to Jsleezy for making this mod, i just made it compatible. Download: https://mega.nz/#!ZNA2CCKS!E2zFjpw6ffD2oavFOvLxWQTjegaOrV3lj49MbT8uUCc or Installation: Extract into your mods/... folder and activate it in your modloader Original Thread: Gallery:
  8. From a programming point of view i think it would be good to implement something that can set the selling prices for items after the fact. While i mostly think that this would be useful for modding purposes, the broader idea is that you could stimulate an economy which based on [events]. For instance you could introduce an alloy scarcity worldwide and let alloys become insanely valuable to sell. Additionally you could attach a % chance to such [events] ( like researches ) and bundle such researches thematically together. You could either have each individidual [event] have an individual chance to trigger an [effect] or have bundled [events] share an [effect], which altogether have a 100% chance to trigger. Mix and match for best results. This should mean minimal programming work ( although save games will have to save that information ) while increasing replayability and dynamic elements in the game. While this thread is not about it, this could also be the beginning of a dynamic black market concept for the game. I want to stress that this thread is not about including a black market element in the game, i just want to point out that such element would be easy to expand on as a follow up of this technical suggestion.
  9. Charon

    Xenonauts 2: Ground Combat

    Seems like a good update. I dont really see why the randomised damage has to be abandonded with this system. As a suggestion you could randomise body part damage too. torso: 75% - 125% head: 125% - 175% limb: 50% - 100% For the AI thing it sounds super exploitable to just stand still and overwatch until all aliens ran into your fly trap.
  10. Charon

    New forums online!

    Wanted to inform people that http no longer works as a link. Example: http://www.xenonauts.com/modfiles/X-Division 1.00.01 Update.zip will produce an error, but https://www.xenonauts.com/modfiles/X-Division 1.00.01 Update.zip works. This might mean a lot of old links could be dead.
  11. Version -


    This is the latest Patch for X-Division 1.00.X. - 1.00.01 is the current version. I would ask everybody to create an account so they can give us feedback in this forum and that we can count the traffic. The download button is the black one to the right. The "Download this file" button has 2 options, both contain the same content. One link is for MEGA for faster download speed, the other uses this forum servers for people who cant cope with MEGA. Its slower but its an working alternative. Thanks again to @Solver for making this possible. For those who dont want to register here are the links: If you havent read the installation instructions you can look them up here
  12. @MaskI would ask you to stop inquiring on this topic any further. We know when Chris is dead-set on to trying out something new, any further arguing will only put him into a more and more defensive position - and that when people dont even have a testversion to give him feedback on. The thing that you have to understand that a game is not only the property of the community, it is also the creative property of the creator. And as the creative creator of something you enjoy making never before seen content, and enjoy taking responsibility for its outcome - in the same way a child enjoys building a jenga tower, and then drive an matchbox automobile through it. They just wanna see what happens, its an important core step of "learning" something. Nobody can tell a child about how the world works - it has to see that for itself. All we can do is to be on standby when it asks for help. For this reason Goldenhawk Interactive sometimes appears to not listen to the forum, but that is not the case. The discrepancy comes from the time frame in which a suggestion is made, and a working build is released. Sometimes that can literally take months, or half a year, where literally nothing seems to move, but the main thing is it just that it takes time to build a game. I do understand that most people dont live on this forum, and therefore dont know "when" the best time to give feedback on something is. In this case i would ask to keep the arguments on this topic, and write them out after a reasonable amount of time after a version with these features is released. That is usually the best time to give feedback on. Another word on the initial post on this topic and why it only got 8 replies. It didnt go over the head of the more experienced users of this forum. But the proposed changes were so bad that they were literally beyond discussion. 80% of the feedback on this system received negative and sparsly worded feedback, but we all know when Goldenhawk Interactive is dead set on trying something out, and we keep our feedback for when the time is right. At least thats my oppinion and read on the situation.
  13. Ok ok, i think everbody is getting a bit heated here. Lets relax all a bit and take a deep breath. Well, reality doesnt care about tech level. And that a weapon like a shotgun which works like a big sledgehammer on targets is only effective against soft targets is intended behaviour. If you look at ballistic warfare from a physical side you want to transfer as much kinetic energy as possible into the targets body. Im sure you are aware that water stops kinetic bullets quite effectiviely. The reason for that is that water molecules have a big cohesion factor, and therefore take in a lot of the bullets kinetic energy very quickly. You can experience that effect when you hit water with your hand - the faster ( more kinetic energy ) your hand is, the more you feel like hitting a hard surface. The least resistance you will feel when you gently put your hand into a body of water. The first advice when you potentially will get into a firefight is "Empty your bladder". If a bullet hits your bladder in a firefight and it happens to contain a lot of fluid it will take in an excessive amount of kinetic energy, and then disperse it through your body. You basically build a grenade in your body, with a bullet as the trigger. If such thing should happen you are unsafeable dead. On the other hand if a bullet just shoots through your body ( little amount of transfered kinetic energy ) especially with a small caliber you have a high chance to make it, it could literally just be a scratch. Why am i writing this out ? Well, i want you to put your focus on the fact that Weapons having little effect isnt a Xenonauts only problem - most of militaristic research focuses on how to effectively transfer energy, not restricted to kinetic, into the target body. Lets first get the defensive definitions out of the way. Target Body - This is the body you want to transfer energy into. Transfer enough energy and the material of the body will cease to function and transform. This is your goal. Armour - A protective measure usually in the form of material in close proximity to the targets body. The key to understanding armour is to understand that the function of armour is to disperse the energy intended for the target body over a maximum amount of area. An assault vest doesnt negate bullets - all it does is increasing the area of effect for the impact, transforming a deadly amount of energy for an area into a withstandable amount of energy for the area. The function of ceramic plates against a plasma bolt is to be a material which has very bad thermal energy transfering properties. Shield - A measure to stop the energy intended for the target body to even reach the armour. Common examples of this are riot shields, missiles which target other missiles, and recently i have also been informed that the german military has implemented lasers which cut and trigger missiles intended for vehicles right before the missile hits the vehicle. Because of this 3 definitions we usually split the offensive measures into 3 categories. Anti-Personel Ammunition - The problem of your average bullet could be that it passes through the target body transfering very little energy into it, still having most of its energy after exiting. This kind of ammuniton focuses on transfering as much energy as possible into the target body at all costs. Take a look at the following example: >>> For slightly worse aerodynamic this bullet increases its impact area in the moment enough resistance is encountered, transfering most if not all of its energy into the target body. On soft targets this usually leaves behind a fistbig hole. The drawbacks of this kind of ammunition are usually that they have a shorter range than better aerodynamic models. Also the lethality of this ammunition could be a drawback if you want to do anything else than kill. If this kind of ammunition encounters enough resistance to trigger the impact area widening effect on the target body lethality is mostly guaranteed. This kind of ammunition is also ineffective against armour because it basically does what the armour should be doing in the first place, helping the armour in its use. Normal Ammunition - Your standard bullet, not very lethal, not very far range, but cheap and your first choice if you want to pierce medium grade armour. Depending on the caliber and the weapon range you get what you pay for. AP, Armour Piercing Ammunition - The answer to better normal bullets is better armour, and the answer to better armour is armourpiercing bullets. Did you ever hit a wall with your fists, and it hurt ? From the physical side it doesnt really matter if you hit hit a wall, or the wall hits you. If two objects collide and an impact occurs what matters is the relative kinetic energy to each other. You take all of the relative energy and ask "Which object is softer ?", and then transfer most energy on the softer target. The reason why your hand hurts when hitting a wall is usually becaise the wall is a lot harder than your hand, thuse more energy gets transfered into your hand. If you can make your fist hard enough you can hit walls and the walls would get damaged instead. Armour Piercing rounds focus on decreasing resistance and impact area, in order to transfer as little energy as possible into the armour, so that some remaining energy reaches the target body. The armour piercing rounds make a full circle of where we started, which was trying to get as much energy as possible into the target body, while armour piercing rounds try to decrease resistance and energy transfer into armour in order to increase the chance of armour not stopping all the energy intended for the target body. The downside of armour piercing is that it is less effective against soft targets, and that it usually carries a higher production cost. The upside is that the impact philosophy usually means it can afford a good aerodynamic, and with it a better range. Now ofcourse how you transfer such a system into a game is another question. If we try to simulate it as close as possible than "damage" for its possible energy transfer into the target body, and "mitigation" for its penetration properties is propably as close as it can get. Mitigation only negating armour and not increasing damage is realistic, since you cant decrease the lost energy to armour to less than zero. Mitigation also negates shred, because shred only applies if armour absrobs damage, which it doesnt if armour gets mitigated. Shred is also a completely valid battlefield factor. Try to roll up a piece of paper. When you are rolling up a piece of paper you induce energy into it. Afterwards it will try to assume its original state, but depending on the amount of energy you induced it cant quite get back to its original form. Now, in order to get the piece of paper 'almsot' back into its original form you have to induce the same energy - by rolling it up the other way. As far as i am aware armour is only supposed to get punched from one side, and with it will inevitably get closer to a failure as more energy is induced into it. Not quite as much as 10%, but maybe more in the direction of 2% - 3%. "Damage" "Mitigation" and "Shred" are propably the most realistic concepts put into a military simulation game. Now you mentioned a problem with Shotguns not being effective against heavily armoured units - well thats the point, or is it ? The realistic approach to a similar problem in the real world would be to design ammunition for each purpose. If we take an andron with 30 armour as a "haevily" armoured unit as our example. Anti Personal Ammunition: 30 damage. In total zero damage. Normal Pellets: 25 damage 10 mitigation. In total 5 damage. Piercing Rounds: 20 damage and 25 mitigation. 15 total damage (per bullet) As far as i can see it all you need to have is proper mitigation values balanced against proper armour values. In the above example you can also see that Piercing Rounds against targets with no armour are worse than Anti-Personel Ammunition. Ofcourse this would be if somebody would want to flesh out a diverse ammunition system. If you confine weapon viability to weapons alone ... than you will always end up with a weapon either being a very good anti-personal, normal or piercing weapon. But if you think of weapons as delivery platforms instead of damage platforms, you could make very interesting weapon-ammunition combinations. This would mean that certain delivery platforms could have certain advantages, but also being able to be used in different scenarios, with less efficiency. Hm ... --- I agree. Isnt the definition of at least being somewhat useful that you just need more rounds to achieve the same goal ? less damage and more mitigation would have done wonders in that case. The less damage it has the less armour it can shred. Props shouldnt be affected by shred, including UFO walls. more mitigation, less damage. So what you are saying is that "this means that literally any unit can be destroyed by any weapon if you shoot it enough times". Wink just joking. (Clears throat) Anyway. We all support you in the journey you want to make <3.
  14. So it doesnt matter if it is the Xenonauts ending, FiraComs ending, or X-Coms ending, i dislike them all their final mission design. You successfully or unsuccessfully do the final mission and then the game tells you "Game`s over. Cya til next next time. Now leave !" It doesnt let you take a last look at your soldiers. Inbase or in a mission. It doesnt let your savor the people who survived the last mission. It doesnt let you do some more missions if you wish so. It doesnt let you do some more aircombat, if you wish so. It has a lot of this 1990-style games when at a certain point in your game you will get a "Game Over" screen and then the credits roll. But since we are already some decades past that and i feel like the "Edngame" missions are purely held onto for legacy reasons i would like to suggest the following. [] Transform the final mission from a do or die mission into a challenge mission players can attempt multiple times, and fail-until-they-succeed in it. This suggestion obviously means you cant stop time as you did in X1. [] Let the player normally continue the game, justifying it by "strangler UFOs and independent alien activity" after the final mission. This way players can savor the game for some additional gameplay if they wish to go onto a few more missions. Mechanically nothing would change after the final mission, unless you want to implement some post Endgame changes like a stopped timer, or removing relatiomnnhip damage from alien activity. But the basic idea is to continue the game after the final mission as it would be without it. Releasing the player into an unrestrained adventure and showing off some more of the game.
  15. Welcome, this place is for everybody who struggles with the difficulty of X-Division. If you are stuck, cant deal with a certain problem or dont know how why you fly your airplanes into the ground every time, you can look here for help. Note that those things wont tell you how to deal with a problem, but show you different approaches and tools you can then use or invent your own. You can learn from the successes here as much as you can from the failures. I really struggled with the diificulty in XCOM because i was used to get led by the hand and shown every little piece of the game. I was not used to adapt and think myself out of a bad situation. Until beaglerush introduced me to some new strategies and new forms of tactical approaches and especially like you can handle a game that is chanced based on every little step. I hope this content helps you to start your own experience, shows you new ways and enhances your gameplay. Cheers Charon Table of Content 1. X-Division Developers Diary 1.1 Youtubers and Lets PLay 1.2 Indepth Game Explanations on Youtube 2. Stunning aliens 3. An approach to deal with tanks 4. Main weapons and Side weapons 5. Elarions charts 5.5 Techtree for yED 6. Airgame basics 7. Pandis Aircombat Circus 1. X-Division Developers Diary I´ve started a developer diary where i simply play the hell out of X-Division. This is without any commentary yet, but you can pick up some tricks along the way if you struggle with the difficulty. Especially air encounters should give you one or two hints on how you could deal with them. Ill be playing with the latest changes and patches so things you might not have seen yet. The mods used are as stated as in the installation description, check them out if you want. Dont think about this as a lets play but rather as an encyclopedia where you can look up certain situations and a way to deal with them, or examples of failures. Or you can simply watch and enjoy it. I am one of the developers but i´m basically playing this as blind as any other player who has spent 700 hours playing xenonauts. Especially Ground Combat is 100% new to me sicne i didnt develope it and although i made the airgame i dont know anything besides balanceing points either. So this is going to be hella fun. I skipped the beginning part of the first 28 days but you can pretty much see what i did in them. The difficulty is veteran/ironmann. Enjoy Phase 1 X-Division Developers Diary Part 1 - 39 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9fd3TOdSBs&list=PLF0CJiHTqevYS2uDAgPTllyJoioJUsev6&t=160s&index=1 - its playlist and all videos are in order Phase 2 X-Division Developers Diary Part 40 - 55 ( ongoing ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1YN4azj6F8&index=1&list=PLF0CJiHTqevbv561dmYBzBxfaDCy5zXdZ - playlist 1.1 Youtubers and Lets PLay Some people have picked up the game on youtube and may be able to teach you a thing or two. If you are stuck, looking for new ideas or simply want to get entertained, this is the place for you. Mulligan: ( Veteran/Ironman ) ( English ) Season 1: https://youtu.be/8kYalOes-LQ Season 2: https://youtu.be/MgO67x5mIJA ( recommended ) Lambert2191: ( Normal/Ironman ) ( English ) Season 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNk3w51eJbY&list=PLxx5-blJHlBBVo-w3Abkv7OWfvExzLRqe Season 2: https://youtu.be/Ia25rwVBHx8?list=PLxx5-blJHlBBeda18IeaiW0H1yyN2JlLR ( recommended ) VenTronixx: ( Easy/Ironman ) ( German ) Season 1: https://youtu.be/T16jF_KDIXE The Seeker Group: ( Normal/Ironman ) ( Russian ) Installation video: https://youtu.be/J-y9HX221PE Random Streams: https://youtu.be/pOoSK02o_d4, https://youtu.be/cqBkprjLInM, https://youtu.be/S9pxOTayX9o, Season 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta757y5jdBs&list=PLTtg5eMzQco-_A4oJsWdpVdOK6eV-lVi3 ( recommended ) 1.2 Indepth Game Explanations on Youtube Molnar Paul Lucian: ( Veteran ) ( English ) Season 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0OhqtyEF1s&list=PLaFz18QmoP8ircOIp1_twHyFVbnSoCX_0 ( mic quality gets better over time, definitely check it out ) 2. Stunning aliens 3. An approach to deal with tanks 4. Main weapons and Side weapons 5. Elarions charts 5.5 Techtree for yED 6. Airgame basics 7. Pandis Aircombat Circus
  16. Charon

    Xenonauts-2 April Update

  17. I think we can all agree that when we are in a subtab we want: To have information about ALL available equipment. To be able to equipt ALL avilable equipment, eg. all equipment that is not used in the current subtab. If a grenade is stored in the storage room or "on" a soldier is irrelevant. Im not against option 3 per se, but i fear the implementation looks ugly. I would want to have a visual distinction between a "template soldier" and a soldier carrying "real" equipment. The go-to solution would be less transparency for template items, which looks less good than a simple "storage" on soldiers. I have a different problem that i frequently run into. I look at my rooster, trying out some new builds and combinations, changing up loads and equipment on individual soldiers ... once everything is done i realise that for that loadout a different class name would be more fitting, so i change the class. Guess what happens when you change the class, the default equipment for that class gets equipted ... all my carefully, and individually equipted loadout is gone ... . Because of this workflow i suggest that changing class doesnt automatically equipt soldier loadout, but that it only occurs when pressing the corresponding button. Usually you experiment with loadouts before you know what kinda class category that fits into, and this prevents having to reset your loadouts over and over again, just because you want to change the class name and icon.
  18. One of the things which X1 had that it was almost always better to have LOS cover, eg. if the aliens cant see you, they cant shoot you. This gave snipers a hard time, since any good position to shoot from, was also a good position to get shoot at. So how about adding a concealment mechanic to the game ? The proposed mechanic is pretty simple. some armor can have an active ability which makes them able to conceal themself in the surrounding environment. This means an enemy unit will have to get 25% closer in able to see the unit wearing camouflage armour. The unit with the active ability needs to have environmental props near it to activate said ability, and moving breaks the concelment ofcourse. This would give snipers and soldiers in stationary positions better protection. Maybe it fits into the guerrilla warfare style of things ? Units can only go camouflage when the environmental props allow it. With this new gameplay mechanic you could also add countermeasures, like infrarot vision sensors, maybe some anti-camouflage equipment for the droid, sensory grenades etc ... . Different armour can camouflage differently well, always cutting a % of the sight of other units until they are discovered.
  19. Charon

    Idea: Conceal Mechanic

    Thx to everybody for sharing their oppinion.
  20. Suggestion 2. I cant follow this argument. >but this means it can be difficult keeping track of your equipment - e.g. you might have a spare Laser Rifle on one of your unassigned soldiers somewhere without realising it, and you'd have to search through them to check that isn't the cas Counter example: This means I have 3 sniper rifles available in total. 2 sniper rifles in store, and 1 combined sniper rifle eqipped on soldiers in other subtabs. Even better, if i want to, i can equipt all 3 snipers, where one gets automatically deequipt from the soldier in other subtab(s). I dont know if that is functionality that XCE introduced, but thats how X-Division works currently. This formula should be followed for all gear components: [available gear in store] + [available gear equipped on other soldiers in other subtabs]. As well as the automatic unequiping if you wish to equipt it on soldiers in the current subtab.
  21. Charon

    Heartwarming developer story

    This is the heartwarming developer story of Space Pirates and Zombies, an Indie game with a quality which is beyond AAA level in terms of actual gameplay. Enjoy. https://www.minmax-games.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3152&sid=00c24490c435faad69a4295f43b253a4
  22. @Max_Caine and @Solver So how does this whole modmerge thing work ? X-Divison has an aircrafts.xml and aircraftweapons.xml. Both work fine. I guess this is because there is no other same named file (aircrafts.xml or aircraftweapons.xml) loaded before before that. If another mod changes the aircraftweapons.xml it only "update"s the content but doesnt " insert" or "replace" it. So what do I have to do in order for other aircraftsweapons.xml to get acknowledged which are ON TOP of x-divison. And yes i´ve read the illunak thread :). I guess i cant figure out where to put that MODMERGE in excel sheets.
  23. All shredding damage types shred all shreddable armour types. Now quickly say that ten times in a row. The armour system in Xenonauts is split into two categories. One which contains damage and armour which can shred and be shredded: Kinetic, Energy, and the other contains damage and armour which cant shred or be shredded: Chemical, Incendiary. Here are a few facts to think about: All shredding damage types shred all shreddable armour types equally for each prevented damage point. That means kinetic damage reduces kinetic and energy armour, and visus verca. This simulates armour getting more worn out over time. Chemical and Incendiary damage not reducing armour makes them types which are only good against enemies they are good against. Spamming doesnt help. Chemical and Incendiary armour not getting reduced means that if some armour has a good protection against those damage types it stays for the whole mission. No need to worry about battlefield effects. Kinetic and Energy damage shredding both armour types means that a mixed setup is more viable than a single damage setup, as both damage types help each other out. Spamming weapon fire is encouraged. Because of point number 1 you can have a unit with different shreddable armour values. Both shreddable armour types will get shredded, but the absolute difference in armour value stays the same. This is not explained properly anywhere, but thats how Xenonauts works, an underused and underexplained mechanic.
  24. Charon

    Recommended Mods?

    Depends on how much you have already played. I would like to say that XCE is totally like vanilla, just better, but that is simply not true. A lot of mechanics get changed, and XCE removes a lot of broken mechanics which are 100% in favour of the player. Teleporter blocking is one of the most broken things, XCE makes it into telefragging. Opening doors is a very "convenient" way for ... simple minded players to get a peak inside. In vanilla you cant get punished for that, no reaction fire, but in XCE you do. AI becomes more intelligent, Reapers one shot vehicles, Reapers get a better AI, aircraft UFOs get a "thinking" chance, the list is endless ... . XCE is an absolutely good game for it being a community edition. Maybe even the best community edition ever made. But despite this you have to deal with reality. And the reality with Community Editions is that they change a lot of stuff, but never see a full development cycle. Basically they never make the round of getting tested whether or not all that added/reinstated/like-the-original-intended-content/removed mechanics/content on their fun factor. Mods which are based on Community Editions usually make the missing part of a full development cycle again, as people usually actually play mods, and therefore the full incentive comes with a lot of people testing the game on their fun factor again. Balancing out all the new mechanics and content with additional content. And so making a full circle again. CEs and Mods are both 50% of a full development circle. Long story short. 1. Play vanilla, if you like what you see then 2. Get XCE and mods for XCE. Experience all that unbalanced gaming content. If you still want more then 3. Play a proper gameplay experience with X-Division. If at any point you dont like what you see just stop and switch to a different game. There is no use in forcing yourself above what you like.
  25. Charon

    Recommended Mods?

    XCE IS NOT A MOD. In the same way Xenonauts is not a mod, and Dawn of War is not a mod and plants vs zombies is not a mod. It is its own game, with its own executeable, its own data, and its own rules. Most Community Editions for games change source code, and become a program in its own right. Mods change content. if you change source code you become a different program. Apart from that it is a prerequesite for X-Division as it doesnt run on anything else .