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  1. I don't know if it still applies to the actual (V19 stable) version, but for the "infinite hidden movement screen" there is a workaround from BeornBlackClaw. See this older thread here (...download the fix. You might need...). For me the "infinite hidden movement screen" issue still happens and the workaround seems to work, but I admit I don't want to wait forever with the hidden movement screen. So it may continued by itself if would wait, but nevertheless I still use that tool. Just FYI, the game stucks (for me at least) when you are in ground combat where the Reapers appear. They are often together with the Sebillian, so you may not see them in the beginning.
  2. I haven't changed to desktop when the game returned to the world map. Maybe it was during the ground mission, I am not sure. I am aware of the problem with alt-tabbing to desktop and back when on worldmap. But I haven't experienced this behaviour when I did this in ground combat and the game returns itself to world map. I think the world map is loaded anew after the ground combat and does not inherit some bugs from the ground combat routines, maybe I am wrong then.
  3. Damn yes, you are right. I overlooked that it was v19 with the hotfix already in my first posting. sorry for double posting -.-
  4. As mentioned earlier (see here) the clone soldier issue is still existing. I have now expereinced that they share damage, time units and carried weapons. I have relocated the soldier to another base and now I have one soldier in each team. The clone soldier in the original charlie can not be removed or replaced by another guy.
  5. When in a game and a savegame sould be loaded the game always CTD. Either instantly or the screen will sort of freeze and it is not possible to Alt-Tab to the desktop. When the taskmanager is called the screen vanishes and a crash notice window is visible. Have this only with this version, never before. Ok, sometimes but that was long time ago.
  6. The charlie is returning to base and the icons on the top of the world map are not working. I don't know if the time acceleration buttons work as I always use the Num-Pad and Space bar. These still work then. The only possible way to overcome this is to double-click on a base position on the map. Then the base view comes up and when returning to world map again, everything is working regularly again. In an earlier post I have mentioned that loading the savegame helped, but that does not work anymore.
  7. During ground combat my scatter laser soldiers always try to reaction fire when an enemy comes into sight, though they are out of ammunition. They have sufficient time units by the way. In the Hidden Movement phase, the soldier is shown as he turns towards the enemy and the sound of the scatter laser is hearable. This can occur multiple times with the same soldier. If ammunition is left it will be used. Once it is empty the above mentioned happens. Never had this before this version.
  8. I can confirm it for Sebillian and for Wraith (think they were called, I mean the teleporting, insect-like ones). Oh an with Harridans too.
  9. I have this "clone soldier" too. Maybe longer than I have seen actually.
  10. For me the un-clickable icons only happen after ground and alien base missions. Loading the autosave from the mission helps. Alt-tabbing does not lead to this, the icons exist only as border lines for 1-3 seconds before everything is normal again.
  11. Have seen it too, also with Sebillian and Ceasan. If another soldier looks at the same corpse, the correct corpse is shown then.
  12. Have that very often. The open door icon stays with me to the world map screen and to my base views. An air combat or a next ground mission removes it. Without that the icon vanishes after some time.
  13. Hello, after playing some time with the new v19 release, which I find a great step forward, I have found some bugs: - One soldier name and icon is always in the drop ship, regardless if the "real" soldier is selected to be in there. If the real soldier is used, the name (and character) is present twice. It is possible to position the green icon(s) in the drop ship map, but when the click-hold&drag action takes too long the game CTD. If all soldiers are deselected the clone remains. The click-hold&drag has the same CTD effect, although only one icon is there. During the mission the soldier can be used independently from the other with the same name. They have the same equipment and when the weapon is changed on one, the other changes too. Haven't tested if they share damage as well up to now. Renaming one of the two will change both. Here is a picture of my clone soldiers: Now I could call it "clone wars" from now on...hmmm NO.- Every now and then the icons of the world map cannot be clicked. Often when an alien base assault is finished and sometimes when a ground mission is finished too. The time can be accellerated and stopped as usual but the icons do not work. The loading of the autosave file is the only help here. - Sometimes in combat missions targetting an enemy is not possible and the game soon will CTD. Same happens when some soldiers can't be selected by mouse. - Sometimes a soldier in the drop ship can't be selected by mouse, only by mouse-wheel or by the number-icon. Only soldiers that are next to the drop ship wall that is covering the majority of the soldiers body have this issue. This will NOT cause CTD. - When soldiers are next to the wall of crashed UFOS (scouts for instance) they are partly hidden by the UFO, as if there is a ledge above them, but there isn't on the other side of the UFO. - When a soldier is kneeling next to a wall (wall gets transparent to show him), healing is not possible as the healing cursor will not lock-on. The kneeling soldiers has to stand up and the healing cursor has to be pinpointed precisely to his head which is uncovered by the transparent wall. - During an alien base attack one of my soldiers hid behind an obstacle. This obstacle was destroyed and all surrounding tiles where damaged by enemy fire. The soldier could not walk/shoot/thrown over the damaged tiles or the vanished obstacle. Enemies did not attack him either. no bugs: - When jets are shot down during an air combat the jet is not lost completely. I don't know if this is wanted that way. The repair takes some time so I guess this should represent the rescue/salvage of the wreckage. If it is this way I think it is a good solution and no money is wasted for endless new jets, but if a jet is shot down over the ocean I don't think the wreckage can be salvaged. Maybe these jets should be lost and the next jet should be cheaper than the regular achieved jet as it was "killed in action". What do you think? - What happend to the improved first aid kit (100 instead of 50 healings)? Was it removed or changed to another research branch that I may not have pursued so far? Overall the game is much fun and CTDs are much less happening than before. Grenades work!!!!
  14. Brett: "Right" Brett unfolds several yards of asbestos netting. Hands out five thin rods. Each of them like metal broom handles. Brett: "I put portable generators in each of these. They're insulated down here. Just be goddamn careful not to get your hand on the end." He touches the tip to a metal object. A blue spark leaps. Brett: "It won't damage the little bastard unless its skin is a lot thinner than ours...It'll just give it a little incentive." Lambert: "Now if we could only find it." Ash picks up a portable unit. Ash: "I've taken care of that...tracking device. You set it to search for a moving object...It hasn't much range but when you get within a certain distance it starts beeping." Lambert: "We seem to be okay...If this damn thing works." Brett: "Right"
  15. @ Matthew and Chris Thanks for the answer. @4Aces I didn't know about the desintegration of the ufos, it was just a wild guess. Thanks for clarification. Actually I have two bases up (middle east and middle america, Kuba or so). I have lost USA and Russia due to funding issues and lack of active aircrafts. Though I still wonder about Russia with two terror missions succeeded and lots of ufos destroyed or followed, maybe Russia is too big for one connected base only. How do you send aircrafts to loacations when there is nothing to intercept? I think I have read it somewhere here, that it is not possible. My memory may be crowded, but I think "UFO:Enemy Unknown" had this feature....or I mismatch that with one of the clones: UFO:After--something. For each base I have one radar room. Is it possible to double the radar range with more radar rooms? I never have seen an upgrade to the initial radar technology. I have seen the ufo laned near the terrorized city but always feared to engate it and loosing the city. I will try that next time. The engineers are regularly focussed on one project only. As the corsair took too long I left one engineer in place and the rest for weapons. Hence they have "reused" the alloys from the corsair project, as I guessed and you described it. Thanks for all this information. I may be "too enthusiastic" to report such things here, but honestly I really really like the game and want to help eradicate errors, even small ones. Because I know from my engineer life that the small errors will always annoy you most. And as you are in the beta testing it is better to know as not to know.
  16. In a sudden base attack - ufos appeared on top of my base- the aliens were already visible at deployment phase. I don't know if that should happen. (Nevertheless this was quite nice because all the grenades had a lot to eat through in that narrow room full of aliens.) This was the only room with aliens: I have saved the game before I deployed my soldiers. I tried to throw grenades but the first soldier completely failed and dropped the grenade: Two of my soldiers wounded. Reaction fire of the aliens killed three soldiers. Damn! So I reloaded the game, but then deployment was not possible anymore. Similar as mentioned before (here). With the reloaded game I moved my soldiers a bit before throwing grenades and now it worked. Nailed a lot of them. One or two escaped to the radar room. Nevertheless they could be killed as the shots found them, although a different alien was targetted. There seemed to be an obstacle in that smoke but the hit animation was in the radar room, this is visible here: Both escaped aliens seemed to be on one common tile, didn't move and were killed.As the smoke was gone no obstacle could be seen: When I tried to target the "obstacle" the crosshair jumped to the already dead aliens in the radar room: I have saved during the battle, but the reloaded game did not have this effect anymore.
  17. I have seen that too, but it was only one or two times. Sometimes it helps to switch the roofs on or off in the current and to the other state in the next turn.
  18. Hi there, in my current game I can't salvage alloys from crashed ufos, because I don't see any crashed ufos anymore. In the beginning of the game (no Foxtrot, no Alenium weapons) I could shoot down some ufos and send my "salvage team" there. Now with Foxtrots and Alenium missles and torpedos I can shoot the ufos down (heavy fighter or other small and medium sized vessels) but no crashed ufo will appear; hence no alloys to salvage. Maybe the Alenium weapons are too powerful and the ufos vaporised in mid-air...but wait can't be, because the larger ufos are not possible to bring down due to their massive armor, even with three Foxtrots and two combats (home for reloading and back) they are nearly invincible. I would need three combats but the ufo always escapes before that. Thus my assembly of the Corsair is stopped in the middle as I don't have any alloys. Note: There was no notification why it was stopped, maybe the remaining amount of alloys were sufficient to produce smaller items like plasma rifle but not for the corsair. A message should tell me that...was waiting for ages until I have seen the production time did not change anymore. Also I never find landed ufos and have to hope on Terror missions or Alien bases (only one found up to now) to get some of the rare alloys. So I think my current game will end soon as I can't get alloys from crashed ufos and can't update my jets and armour due to alloy shortage. Is that a bug, an imbalanced effect or just the end of the game as I wasn't fast enough to update my weapons/jets as there may be time for that? If I was too slow, I don't know what I should have changed as money is always short in the beginning.
  19. Hi there, on a Terror mission I found an enemy inside a building. My sniper shot at him but hit the wall or the window (don't know anymore) instead. Suddenly the whole building vanished and the enemy was revealed, free to shoot. Then a rifleman shot at him, he hit the enemy and a broken glass sound could be heared. The heavy weapon guy finally downed him. As those bullets were on its way one could hear broken glass sound also. Don't think this is planned to happen (maybe the house was a bouncing castle) but once a bug on my side
  20. Hi, in a new game, my jets shot down an UFO. My soldiers swept the area (village somewhere in Africa) and there was a building with a second and third floor. This second floor had a door to another room where the stairs to the next level where. Though I opened the door and could look inside, my soldiers couldn't get in. There was no civillian, no enemy and no other obstacle. A free way but not accessible, even the green walking path did not appear. Here some scrrenshots: I also have a save game at this position, if it is helpful. and as I already typing... I have seen in the soldier equipment screen at base, that when I check the gear of the assigned soldiers and then click on the unassigned I can't go back to the assigned. The entry of the Charlie with the humanoid icons is grey all the time. To see the assigned soldiers again I have to switch to jets (or other) and back.
  21. >1 Unfortunately that save game was overwritten and I can't reproduce it. >5 In my base are no civillian soldiers, at least I don't see any. So where is the combat sounds coming from then? >6 ok >9 I tried that base attack game again and have seen an enemy in the radar room standing at the wall between some boxes. I don't know the type of enemy. It was blue and looked to have a human-ant or human-raptor head. Sorry I could see him only partly. This one was teleporting to this position and somewhere unknwown, maybe outsite the map. I could shoot but not hit him when he was visible, but he could shoot back (and hit). After some turns, he teleported again but did not come back. The teleporting sound stayed nevertheless and the base attack could not be finished anymore, as no enemy was available anymore.
  22. Hello, I am currently in my second base attack (aliens attacking my base) and I found some bugs. Maybe they are not new, but I found nothing on "base attack" here. When the attack starts it is possible to position the own soldiers in the first room around the core room. This can be done once only. If they are positioned and the game is saved before the turn is click-ended, the soldiers will be in their initial un-moved places and a regular turn begins. The positions are lost. Although no soldier was hurt or wounded before the base attack, some had only a fraction of their HPs when the base attack starts and had to be healed by Medkits. minor item: The animation of the base machinery - computer, lamps, screens etc. - is not active in some turns. During combat an enemy was standing "inside" a door/doorway and the door was closed. The enemy could shoot but not move. When trying to target that enemy the crosshair jumps away (still red) in 90% of the trials to random positions almost 10 squares away. If targeting was possible it was a miss. One soldier opened that door and standing in the doorway too, but shooting was still not possible. The enemy did not move away or shoot then. Enemy could be killed by a grenade that was thrown at the wall next to the door while one soldier kept the door open. Yes he was hurt by it too. During the hidden movement "reaction fire" text and sound appears, but my soldiers are not in combat. Who or what is firing? Definitely not my soldiers. Sometimes my soldiers have lost some HPs in my next turn although no under-fire animation was shown and no enemy was near. Enemies can shoot through walls. (maybe this is the cause for the evaporating HP) minor item: It is possible to load a game by doubble-click. But it is not possible to save or overwrite a game that way. Dialogue disappears but no save done. MAJOR ITEM: I have killed all enemies in my actual base attack, but I always hear a teleporting sound in hidden movement but there is no enemy. Nowhere. I have looked everywhere. Multiple times. Covering as many rooms as possible but I always have another turn. I have read that this is a bug. Is there a workaround? ....thixotrop
  23. @ BeornBlackclaw Your fix worked wonderful for me and even more than once in that mission. Just to tell you: I don't see any "target civillian..." messages, only this: ------------ Success! Applying fix... Found Xenonauts process: - Window handle: 0x00030DOA - Process ID: 0x00000B94 - Code pointer: 0x00BED531 ------------ I don't know if that is of any use. @ Amonchakad The main problem I have with grenades and flares is that the soldiers are too stupid to throw them at least somehow in the correct direction/distance. A potted plant seems to be an unsurmountable blockage, also the own Charlie. At night missions this is really a nuisance. I have lost soldiers to this. This "bug" may also apply to rockets mounted and launched from the hunter when using the lowest accuracy i.e. time units. At least I haven't seen the Charlie exploding... I have read about the sight range, nevertheless it seems a bit unfair. @ Chris No problem.
  24. and here some more (all for V18 stable): - Laser ammo packs say 12 rounds, packed in rifle 9 remain. - Combat: My Foxtrot has no ammo anymore and is retreating from an alien vessel, far away and even out of screen, but as soon as the alien "rockets" leave the screen my Foxtrot is lost. Damn. - Sometimes an empty research result screen pops up for no reason. Game continues when that screen is clicked away. - After a mission: Soldiers seem to be incapable to reload their own weapons in base (maybe they don't do anything without order ) As soon as I have manually reloaded a single weapon all other used weapons of all soldiers are also reloaded. - Ok I already mentioned that the hunter vehicle seems to be made from paper, as it dies on single shots. But sometimes the huinter wreck is repaired in next mission sometimes it is completely lost. Bug or intended behavior due to different amount of damages? Maybe something like this: Damage dealt = 1 = wrecked. Damage = 2-10 = wrecked but can be repaired. Damage > 10 total loss. - Also mentioned before: Some sounds in hidden movement are much louder than others. The teleporting sound is really really loud. I thought my speaker collapsed. Now something serious: Terror mission at Budapest (second time by the way, poor city): Game freezes after a couple of turns. Either in hidden movement screen or when I see a reaper alien approach a civillian (see image). I have tried multiple times to avoid the freeze but no luck. Alt F4 is the only solution here. What can I do? @ svidangel - Grenade proble is huge. Definitely at night missions because of intensive flare use. - I have found the assignment of soldiers at soldier equipment screen, thanks for noting. - I have read the thing with the sight ranges and with the Jackal armor, haven't thought it was that drastic. Hope again someone is noticing this. And for the freezing? Really hope theri is a workaround. Cheers thixotrp
  25. Hello, as an alternative to 2K's version (the bugs made it un-playable again and that annoyed me heavily) I found this game, liked it at the spot and downloaded it instantly. Right from the beginning: The same great feeling as with my Amiga version of UFO in 199x. My current game of Xenonauts is yet young - one base, no laser weapons, but I have seen that comments are welcome so I noted some things that occured to me. I don't know if they are reported somewhere else before, but I want to share them nevertheless. The following list is not sorted in anyway: Game tells me that new items arrived at base. Great, but what? Soldiers? Jets? Weapons? Some constructed items? Don't know that until I searched everywhere. => Would be great if a simple note was in that message. Is it possible to assess the rough time line of the research? It can be a fuzzy note here, but just to know if an autopsy takes longer than research of a rifle or else. The selection colour in the recruit screen and the interception screen is very weak. Barely visible what is selected. Sometimes the repositioning of the soldiers next to the hunter (in the drop ship) is not possible. Soldiers have to be removed un-assigned, hunter positioned and soldieres re-assigned. A wounded soldier is not easy to spot. Yes there is a message, but a more obvious sign would be better. Rotation of map or just swap between two directions (maybe soldier graphics and other can be mirrored to ease that) would be really great. Sometimes it is impossible to see where the soldier is walking into. Even with roofs away. The half-visible walls appeare after the soldiers are behind them. OK I have read somewhere that this would require more programming effort but still...please. Often, very often, an enemy is in view but I can't find him. The Alien head icon can be clicked to center (center? really?) but that does not help. I have to scan the area with my cursor to see if the cross becomes red for shooting. This is with enemies behind walls and other objects and also without that when the enemy is in the blackened (night missions) area. Either the hunter vehicle is made out of paper or the enemy weapons are to strong against that. First unit I had was killed with the first and single shot from out of nowhere. Same happend with second vehicle. The throwing of grenades, flares and other is not reliable. Very often the soldiers can't throw over a fence, plant or someone else. Although they achieved that in the same position three times before with the same percentage of success. => If they miss their target it should be somewhere around the target not direct in front of them. Then throwing should not be possible (blocked way). Also, soldiers can throw inside the buildings. Maybe only with roofs away. However this should not be possible, maybe only some squares but not to the other side of a building. Additionally soldiers can't throw and shoot along a building or the drop ship, although they stand next to the free way they can walk along. They will always hit it. Sometimes it is not possible to click-select a crouched unit behind or at a plant, small wall or fence. Un-assigned soldiers should be possible to assign at the "Soldier Equipment" screen too. Some sounds of the hidden movement are much louder than other. My feeling is, that these are the sounds that are not inflicting my soldiers. I guess civilian interaction, enemies destroy scenery and so on. Enemies can see and hit (50% chance) soldiers through the drop ship, either when they are inside or behind. My soldiers can't do this magic. Sometimes healing is only possible in single HPs. Initially healing works for multiple HPs, when doing more after that multple HPs are not possible anymore. I have to move medic and wounded soldier a bit, wait for next turn and heal again. Medic unit has enough time units and wounded has still some HPs to be treated. I don't know if intended, but often shots coming out of empty areas, either dark (night) or lightened. Sometimes an enemy hides behing something but sometimes there is nothing and view is unblocked. Suppressed enemies should not be able to fire, or? They often can nevertheless, and they hit very well. So that's it so far. I have to say though this list is quite long that these "bugs" are not game-stopping. I am still loving it and will definitely continue. Hope that helps. By the way; I love the research flavour text. Really great. The game starts in 1979 and I thought (being an engineer myself) that research will go wrong due to time errors, but no. It was there before: Genetic engineering '72, stem cells `60, Kevlar 65 and so on. Nicely done. The alien impact will change it I guess. Cheers thixotrop
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