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  1. I'm playing Xenonauts on my laptop, and I cannot scroll my soldier list in base mode. Very annoying when there are more than 12 soldiers on-site. What am I missing? -- Mal
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    Crew Capacity of Dropships

    Well, to answer my own question, it is in "aircrafts.xml," but you really have to hunt for it. 14th variable in the list. -- Mal
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    Crew Capacity of Dropships

    Where in which config file can I find the variable to set the capacity of dropships? -- Mal
  4. Just re-downloaded Xenonauts from GoG, and I forget how to tell what version I have. They list two patches for downloads, but no point in downloading them if I already have v 1.65. -- Mal
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    Xenonauts 2 - Feedback & Priorities

    @Chris: "That sounds quite confusing to me." Me, too. For one thing, I don't understand why my monitor tells me the optimal resolution is 1920X1080, but every time I boot up it tells me so. That is far from a 4:3 ratio. Further experimentation is showing me that the game will only run at the same resolution at which the monitor is set. At lower resolutions, the "next turn" and overwatch buttons do not appear. Unfortunately, the highest resolution with the correct 4:3 ratio is 1280X960, which does not display these buttons ("next turn" can be made visible by using Esc). At other resolutions, all the information is displayed, but horizontal compression occurs. This is not so much a problem in the Xeno 2 demo as there are no soldier mug shots to be distorted (as yet); the compression of the soldiers, aliens, and terrain is not so noticeable. -- Mal
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    Xenonauts 2 - Feedback & Priorities

    @ Chris "What's the native resolution of your monitor?" It says 1920 X 1080, but when I run Xeno 1 at that resolution, it definitely distorts the gfx. The physical display area is 24" X 18" or so, which is a 4/3 ratio, and 1280X960 is the highest resolution at which I can run Xeno 1 without horizontal distortion. There is some kind of approximation going on, though, because the display is identical at 1280X800 to 1280X960, but if I try to use 1440X900, which has the same ratio as 1280X800, horizontal compression manifests. But Xeno 2 appears to only run for me at 1024X768 whatever I choose in the setup. This is true even when I change the monitor's resolution via the Windows control panel. Which is, frankly, puzzling as hell, but presumably a hardware problem and not a software problem. -- Mal
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    Xenonauts 2 - Feedback & Priorities

    @Gis-jan: I appreciate the thought, but I've tried several different resolutions just now, and they all default back to 1024X768. And yes, my monitor is capable of 1920 X 1080. I also tried the windowed 800 X 600 mode, but that just shrinks the display field, all the elements remain the same size. Weirdly enough, I play Xeno 1 at 1280 X 800 just fine (well, the battlefield is a bit small); other resolutions distort the screen. I have a 3/4 aspect ratio. The red button is hidden at this display level. By using esc,. I can reveal the "end turn" button, but not the Overwatch button during turn execution. -- Mal
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    Xenonauts 2 - Feedback & Priorities

    @Chris: "Should be a red button in the bottom right of the screen, no? What screen resolution are you playing on?" 1024 X 768. My eyes are not happy at finer ones. @Larry Burstyn: I have Xeno 1 and 2 both installed, and neither interferes with the other. I do have them installed on different partitions, though. -- Mal
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    Xenonauts 2 - Feedback & Priorities

    I have a fairly bush-league machine (only dual core, and a NVidia GForce X520 for gfx; 4 gigs RAM), and had no performance issues as far as I went. Which ended up not being very far, because when I get the message "Perform overwatch action or skip" there is no indication of how to skip. I also had to use the Task Manager to end the program after punching every key on the keyboard and not skipping overwatch. A small Readme that gives a skeleton breakdown of how to conduct various actions would be nice. It is pleasant to see that the machine I have can run the program without any problems, although whether that will continue after several hours play is a question; IIRC Unity is pretty notorious for memory leaks. Xeno 1 is plagued with glitches, including delayed animations and out-of-synch sfx. So far, there has been none of that with the Unity engine, but as I say, I didn't get very far. I thought scrolling was a bit sensitive. This might be changeable in the setup, although there was no options menu, so damnifino. It was generally quite hard to see the aliens due to their uncolored nature, which I expect will be remedied as and when. -- Mal
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    Rank names

    Thanks. -- Mal
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    Rank names

    Which config file has the rank names? I cannot abide "Commander" and want to change it to Lieutenant-Colonel. -- Mal
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    Customizing Portraits Question

    Well, to answer the first part of my question, no, the game will just generate blank mannequins with the appropriate armor. Which is kind of cool, if one doesn't care how the soldier equipping screen looks, he can provide whatever pictures he likes for faces. And as many as he likes. -- Mal
  13. Supposing the portrait pool is expanded and a new portrait is used for a soldier. If that face does not have an armor file matching the face name, will the game crash, or use a default armor pic? For example, suppose I create "nor25_portrait," will each of the associated armor types need a "nor_25" pic, or will the game use a default? Second question: is there a way to edit the soldiers so they have a certain portrait? -- Mal
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    Restored Community Map Pack

    So if I download the CE modpack, I can manually add it to assets? I prefer to install things myself. Call me a control freak. -- Mal
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