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  1. I think there are too many crashsite missions and investigations. I don't know about the rest of the community, but one or two of the soliders usually got wounded in a single mission and they take a long time to recover. By the time I finished fifth crashsite mission in my 120mins of playing, I already recruited 4 new soliders just to keep up with the game, and I have 6 soldiers that can't run any mission, and 2 soliders that are injured so they have like half of their hit points. Anyone with me on this point.
  2. Sathra

    Little Mod V3

    Its that time again. Few differences, but I'll try to make a more complete changelog Changes: -Grenades range reduced to 15 -Flashbang suppression increased to 200 -The various weapon changes from the previous mods (With some differences, mostly increased accuracy for the later sniper rifles and reductions to the rifles). So laser is more accurate, both in singleshot and burst but has poor AP (Making stage 2 and 3 aliens more threatening). Plasma is powerful but inaccurate and MAG has hefty TU costs but has the highest AP values. Ballistic is the cheapest to fire TU-wise and otherwise unchanged (its weak already). -Carbines now fire 4 shots per burst. -Laser rifles and carbines increased to 16 per clip. Scatter laser increased to 20 per clip. Plasma rifles and carbines increased to 12 per clip. Machinegun reduced to 30 per box. -Smoke grenade and rocket smoke has increased accuracy loss (40 and 30 respectively) -Alien weapons had their reaction modifier brought more in line to human levels. And a 10 point reduction in accuracy. -Rocket launcher and Plasma cannon now take more TU's to fire. Plasma cannon is 1/3 more inaccurate. -Frag Rocket stun reduced to 30. -Stun rocket stun increased to 70. Smoke chance increased to 70. -Vehicle weapons changed along the same lines as the other later tiers. -Pulse laser now has 20 ammo, Plasma Bolt has 14. (Be warned, vehicles weapons already had overdamage) -Alien weapons are worth $5k more each. -Alien numbers in the first 4 ships are now (more) random (generally increased if the roll is good), as are bases. Roughly 5-8 in Light Scout for example. -Plasma Missiles should kill Heavy Fighters with 2 hits. -Plasma Weaponry should unlock Plasma Weaponry instead of Plasma Cannon (Not actually sure why or what it normally did, but its the only thing that did this). -Laser Weaponry research now requires Alloys and Alenium. -Wolf research now requires Jackal. -Battle Rifle should unlock Battle Rifle Xenopedia article (its empty) -Battle Rifle and Scimitar research should not have #### anymore. -Reaper Alphas should be listed as Alphas when captured. -Tier 2+ weapons cost Alenium to manufacture as well. -Strength gain rate halved Link here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6vidaliq3meqbki/Sathra%27s%20Mod%20V3.zip
  3. Sathra

    Little Mod V2

    As promised, the new mod is ready. Still playtesting it, and there was some wierd stuff in the files. Various changes Chris had made. Anyways, the mod is mostly the same (maybe some minor changes to weapons I've already forgetton about) as last time with the following changes: Machinegun ammo slightly increased (didn't realise it fired 6 rounds per burst). Flashbangs suppress more (MG's are still king). Laser weapon burst fire is more accurate. Plasma missiles should actually kill a Heavy Fighter in 2 hits now. Stun rockets and grenades stun more. Smoke grenade smoke lasts longer. Light Scout > Corvettes should have more random alien numbers (if this actually works, Light scouts should have up to 9 aliens). Yes, this can seem pretty stupid at times, but should still be fun. Get more cash too. C4 should blow through walls better. MAGCarbine suppression radius fixed. Wolf now requires Jackal research. Laser Weaponry research now requires Alenium and Alloys as well as Alien Plasma Tech. Link here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ww9qmxaobyxjjqs/Sathra%27s%20Mod%20V2.1.zip EDIT: Quick update, fixed Light Drone autopsies. They should actually show the Xenopedia entry now, instead of unlocking the corpse to be manufactured (for some reason). EDIT2: Some strings.xml fixes and some research fixes. And rockets should properly destroy equipment (and frag grenades don't). Corvettes unlock Alien Electronics.
  4. So I play the game modded, and decided to share my changes with everyone. Then decided to make the tiers unique since there was some interest in it. Changes: Ballistics are cheaper to fire. Lasers have better accuracy than anything else, but lower penetration. Plasma does the most damage, but is the most inaccurate. MAG has the highest penetration but is the most expensive to fire. Does slightly less damage than plasma. Laser and plasma have higher shot costs. MG's rebalanced. Ballistic is the cheapest to fire now, instead of most expensive. Alien weapons are more inaccurate (but less than my other fix), and reaction fire is reduced. Flares can now be equipped (acts a bit odd, as equipping a soldier with flares means they won't get two automatically in a night mission, don't weigh anything though). Grenades are now 15 range, so should work better. Flashbangs suppress more. Smoke grenades are more effective. Carbines now fire 4 shots in a burst. More ammo per clip for later tiers. MAG Carbine/Rifle switch fixed. Can now research Shrike after Reactor, and AlienArmourPlating (I'm assuming that the item still drops from Cruisers). Vehicle weapons also modified to keep with the tiers. Plasma missiles do more damage (two should kill a Heavy Fighter) The tier 2+ Autocannons do more damage. Tier 2+ Weapons now cost Alenium to manufacture. Alenium and Alloys worth more for sale (alloys are worth more because you get so much Alenium). Income from selling alien weapons increased. New Medium Drone shot speed fixed. Frag rockets are no longer the most powerful stun weapon. C4 damage increased (forgot how high it should be, can anyone enlighten?) Lethal grenades now do differing amounts of damage. Feedback welcome. I think I may have been too gentle with the weapon modifications. Should be able to expand faster now. File here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/20kcap30se5vus7/Sathra%27s%20Mod.rar Zip here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0dmvpzvllmylh8d/Sathra%27s%20Mod.zip
  5. Hi, first of all, I want to express how please I am with the game. I am playing Ironman veteran. So far I went to december 1979 and met battlefield ship and heavy fighter. I made a break due to battlefield elevator bug Nevertheless I wished to express very easy changes that would -in my mind- positively affect the feeling of the game. Most of these concern the geoscape/gestion point of view of the game so it is nothing complicated to change I believe. 1) research should be 2 times slower. It would implies a) choosing your research instead of doing everything when it comes available (less linearity feeling), b) hire more scientist (more choices on where to spend money) 2) construction prices by engeneers should be changed. a) so far I never understood if I require alenium or alien alloys, which is very sad b) how in hell can a gun cost half the price of an air craft ? I would lower prices of gun by 50% (guns at 100 000 $ should cost 50 000 $) while I would higher over prices by 100 % (aircraft and even more importantly armors, jackall at 50 000 $ seems fine) 3) then, I would say aliens are too passive (just like in original x-com but since then I though this was a big flaw). Obviously alien will certainly be more susceptible to die with respect to staying in cover until they see something, but the game would be much less boring and less frustrating if they moved more aggressively. I know IA is a BIG deal but, even if they moved randomly it would be better for personal implication in the game. To counterbalance the fact that they will be over-exposed, they could be slightly buffed in stat (health, accuracy). 4) Also, it is unpleasant that they are almost everytime alones. a) it is unrealistic b) they are easier targets c) area of effect weapons are less likely to be usefull. It is GREAT that sometimes aliens move back when they see your forces, but they should do so only to REGROUP. if no alien is next to them they should just stay in cover. 5) influence of moral is not drastic enough to have any gameplay influence. a) I would say at the begining if one xenonauts die, a couple of the more psychologicaly fragile xenonauts should panic. b)Moreover I would say that ANY xenonauts who is alone should lost 1 moral point per turn. a pair should have a stable moral per turn, and a group of three or more should earn one moral point per turn. 6) did you think about giving an extra action point to xenonauts that didn't move for one turn ? 7) I think 90 action point should be a maximum for xenonauts Okay I think that's all, sorry guys for my english. Hope it will help.
  6. I have the feeling that grenades need adjustment. Things that come into my mind: 1. Our throwable objects seem less accurate than they should be. Grenades and torches miss their target too often. Flares at least should be very precise 2. Grenade types seem underpowered. Need 3 stun grenades to put the smallest alien to sleep. Grenade should probably be something for crowd control - larger area effect even if the damage is not too high 3. My soldiers often hit a nearby object with their grenade which bounces back on them. Maybe repositioning the soldier just to get a better chance to throw the object to the location you want to should not be such a necessity 4. I haven't seen any aliens throwing grenades. This may be due to the Normal difficulty level, but they should use those sometimes if we mass troops together or play to defensively, maybe even time them to give us a chance to escape - that would be neat . I guess this point goes under enemy AI and making it fight more aggressively
  7. platypusmcdandruff

    18 hotfix 2 observations

    I really wanted to support this game because I loved the original Xcom series but don't think I'll like the new one, and want to support indie developers. So far there is quite a bit to like but I'm concerned about the fact that V18 is apparently a beta candidate as I think there is still a hell of a lot to do to make it what it should be, not just leftover bugs but essential game mechanics that look likely to be left out altogether. In my current game I have shot down 12 alien craft, researched the early vehicle, heavy fighter and a couple of alien techs. I started my first game on hard but due to a few game breaking bugs and my own incompetence am currently on easy. As I'm not that far through some of my gripes may turn out to be neutralised by more research (or more updates), but having read through various forum posts I'm concerned and wanted to register my current impressions. I also have to admit that I have little or no idea of how to make some of the improvents I consider neccessary. I also don't feel I've yet seen enough to comment on AI etc. Things I like: Geoscape - looks and feels good, with enough to make it important but not the core of the game. Air combat - I'm pleased that this has been included (so far I suck) and think it's about the right complexity/simplicity balance. I don't feel any need for pilots. Base management - looks nice, interested to see how my first base defence works. Things I don't like: Ground combat - Personally I feel that psionics should have a mid to late game role, I understand that badly implemented they can totally unbalance the whole thing but this is ultimately just a matter if designing them right. For example psi agents could be made slow and physically weak and in need of protection while also having a tendency to catastrophic blowback in some circumstances from using their powers - inexperienced psi agents could trigger booby traps in the minds of some aliens causing soldiers near the psi agent to become stunned, revealed through the fog of war, go beserk or suffer other deleterious effects. This would leave the player with the conundrum of a fragile unit that needs protection from a distance. Fair enough if the dev team have concluded that psi powers should not have a role in order to focus on the combat, but this leads me to my biggest gripe as the rest of combat is either bady bugged or seriously substandard. My current save is at the start of my second terror mission (I made it through the first one by saving every turn and many reloads), this time around my dropship has landed such that 4 (I think) aliens are visible by the time my troops have stepped out the doors and many more seem able to shoot me due to the nearby ones acting as spotters, or over long alien LOS/tendency to shoot through objects. This means that even when I tested what would happen if my troops cowered in the relative shelter of the chinook one had died and another was critical after the first alien turn. When I took a more traditional tactic of fanning out to the nearest points of mutually supportive cover I managed to take out one alien but 3 of my 8 troops died on the first alien turn, most of them due to fire from the still FOW enemies. I want the game to be hard but this is on easy. Apparently the inability of troops to take cover at and fire from corners is unlikely to be changed - this is absurd, given that cover is at the core of the game, I can't find it now but I read a post suggesting that calculating LOS from each corner of tile A to each corner of tile B might resolve this. Equally absurd is the fact that all maps are flat. Not that I have personal experience of a combat zone but surely varied terrain is fundamental to a game based around different teams shooting each other with guns. Grenades are still broken but I appreciate that this will be fixed. I get the impression that weapon variety may be limited to tiers (ballistic, laser, plasma etc) of more effective but otherwise functionally identical choices i.e shotgun type with short range and poor accuracy but high power, sniper type with long range and good accuracy but low fire rate. I am hoping that further research will prove me wrong and lead to more variety, such as mines, flamethrowers, grenade launchers and something to reveal distant areas like binoculars or aerial surveillance. Suggestions (some of which may render others unnessecary): - Cover at corners. - Variable terrain. - More cover. - less accurate aliens or tougher troops. - more map variation. - flares on night missions should illuminate more ground. - More plausible missed shot trajectories - a shot from near point blank range should not miss by a full 45 degrees. Suggestions for geoscape: - Governments could interact more than I've seen so far with Xenonauts and each other. - A bit more starter cash, lower costs, more forgiving governments, or a slightly slower ticker - I only have one base so far and already two cities have been nuked as dropships from my mid east base (chosen as a base there covers all its own region plus significant chunks of several others, base 2 will likely be Central America for similar reasons) just couldn't get to S America or New Zealand in time. I want to like this game and I'm sure a lots of hard work has gone in already but bugs aside there are still several deficiencies, that if left unremedied will lead to me giving up and feeling glad I only paid standard pre order. Please don't make excuses about the engine not permitting varied terrain or over features fundamental to a game such as this one. I'm sure it's true but it simply means a poor choice of engine was made in the first place Platypus
  8. TrashMan

    Weapon balance

    Am I the only one to find hte current weapon balance...well...for a lack of a better world.. "lazy/uninspired"? You got your +1 weapon, +2 weapon, +3 weapon..that's it. There's no character, there's no difference, just a straight up flat increase in every category. While it's simple to balance it's also, very, very bland. You'd expect each weapon type to have it's own strength and weaknesses, and altough higher tear weapons are generally better, they really shouldn't be better at EVERYTHING. For one, I'd expect lasers to be redicolously accurate (being lightspeed and all), but due to diffusion and difraction, their damage falls off with range. I'd also expect to see different ammo types for your starting guns. Something to keep them usefull a tad bit longer. Incendiary ammo, armor piercing, EAT, or similar. There is almost 0% chance I'll see this and I doubt it can even be modded in due to hardcoding/engine limitations. Makes me a sad panda.
  9. Assoonasitis

    XML File Balance Mods

    I have made some modifications to the weapons.xml, weapons_gc.xml, items.xml and manufactures.xml, which can be downloaded in a .rar archive here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zwz2kp94iyjfdyt/assets%20mod.rar Download and extract to the assets folder. Back up your original files first, obviously. A probably incomplete list of modifications made: items.xml: -Increased sale price of laser cells to make them profitable -Increased sale price of plasma cells to make them break even manufactures.xml: -Decreased costs of manufacturing ammunition -Decreased build time of laser cells to make them more profitable -Decreased build times of all aircraft (to align with the very small sizes of manufacturing teams) -Decreased build times for plasma and MAG (see above) -Decreased build times for Scimitar and Hyperion (see above) -Decreased materials costs for pretty much everything with a materials cost -Added materials costs for things which had them missing weapons.xml/ weapons_gc.xml -Increased clip sizes for manufactured weapons -Pistols now progress as 12 (ballistic), 15 (laser), 18 (plasma), 24 (MAG) rounds to increase usefulness -Manufactured rifles and carbines now have 18 (laser), 15 (plasma) and 12 (MAG) -Precision rifles decrease by 2 per tier -Rapid-fire weapons now have 25 (laser, plasma) and 24 (MAG) -Reactions modifications!: -Increased pistol and laser pistol reactions to 2 -Increased plasma pistol reactions to 2.2 -Increased MAG pistol reactions to 2.5 (all in an attempt to make pistols useful without shields) -Increased plasma carbine reactions to 1.5 and plasma rifle to 1.1 -Increased MAG carbine to 1.75 and rifle to 1.25 -Decreased all rapid-fire weapons except MAGStorm to 0.5 -Decreased rocket-launcher type weapons to 0.1 -Increased power of C4 to 145, changed radius to 1.5 There are probably more modifications that I have made. If you have any suggestions for balance I'd love to hear them. And please, back up your original files before replacing them. Alternately, download THIS and install with the Mod Tools in the launcher without having to back up or unpack anything!
  10. This is the thread for discussion about the game balance as it is in V17.9. Please give us your thoughts on what's good and bad, bearing in mind the following: 1) All difficulty settings are the same in the current build. 2) You're not meant to have enough money to buy everything you want. That's pretty much the point. 3) I've not done any balancing work beyond the appearance of the Corvette. 4) This is a remake of X-Com; you're meant to lose soldiers even on the early missions. 5) This is a thread to discuss balance, not bugs. If bugs are affecting balance then feel free to mention them, but please focus your discussion around the balance itself (so imagine that they had been fixed).
  11. 1. Interceptor's plasma torpedo launcher with unlimited ammo producing 8 hours (one full workshop) Plasma grenade (same technology tear, single use) producing 1 day 16 hours (same workshop, 5 times longer!) Isn't something not right here? 2. Corsair interceptor needs 60 days to produce (Ok, 15 days in my 4-workshop main production base). It's only a 2nd-generation replacement for mass light interceptor Condor (not a last super battleship), and if I want to replace Condors on all my intercept bases, I need at least 10 of them. Assuming there will be at least one (or two?) more generation, producing time will grow accordingly, and I have to build not only planes - how long game duration is expected? 5 years of in-game time? 10 years? Maybe there is an extra zero in config file?
  12. Hello all This is not my first time plying Xenonauts so I cant call this my first impressions, however my recent attempt with version 13 is my longest time I have played a single game and the farthest in it I have gotten, so I had some comments to share and a few questions about the game. I wanted to start off by saying that overall I have loved this game. The visuals, sound effects, and music were great. I also love the way you are doing the maps and that you give the map editor to fans. Ground combat feels very well done. There are a few things I would like to see changed but they are minor and the game is not finished so I didn't expect it to play like it is. The only things that I feel are even worth mentioning is that It would be nice if grenades had a indicator for hitting a target before hitting your intended target like bullets do. Air combat also felt fun and interesting. I am sure there is a lot that I have not discovered in terms of tactics and the like it it. It seems to be a much deeper system than X-coms air combat. In the beginning of the game things went really well. Shot down some ufos, did some ground missions, brought back cool stuff for the lab to look at. However after a while i seemed to hit a wall. All of a sudden I could not catch 90% of the ufos that would come, and even if I could there would be no way for me to kill them all. I doubt I am supposed to send 1 f-17 against 3 fighters and that was the only way I could cover all of the ufos on the map. I did have the mig and that could catch up with the fighters, but as I only had one it got destroyed every other battle. Once I get the mig am I supposed to sell off all my other ships to make a fleet of migs? do I need to make tons of hangers and ships so i have a chance at countering them all? Am I not supposed to be able to react to a lot of the ships out there? This game is really good so far and I am very glad it is being made, however my experiences have made me feel like I am either doing something very wrong, or that the game is unbalanced at the moment. Either way I felt I needed to mention this on the forum to either find out what I am doing wrong, or to find out that its not just the way the game is at the moment. Also random other question what do I need to get from a ufo to get to make laser weapons? I researched plasma pistols and rifles and the things that came after it and it seemed like that would lead to lasers, but it just stooped and I ran out of things to research. Sorry for the wall of text. I tried to make it somewhat readable. I hope I succeeded.
  13. Chris, Been playing around with v10 tonight and very happy with the stability so far. Only one crash to note and it was because I was trying out something unusual. I have some suggested balance changes to make it possible for people to play the game until around September without having to resort to cheats. Most of these revolve around maintenance and wages, as well as construction costs and times for certain ammos. 1. Set wages to: soldier = 15k, tech = 18k, scientist = 22k. (down from 20,25,25k) 2. Set command center upkeep to 50k (down from 100k) 3. Set hangar upkeep = 8k (down from 10k - as your going to need a lot of these initially) This should now put the cost of running two bases in the $1.5m bracket instead of nearer $2m meaning you can run about $1m profit for the first 3-4 months (before negative relations start to take their toll) and allows you to manufacture missiles and replace the occasional aircraft. 4. Set Alenium Missile to 3k (down from 5k as you are going to start chewing through these as fast as sidewinders and you don't want every engagement to cost in excess of 30k!) 5. Set Alenium production between 10-15 (25 is far too high given the much higher tick rate set currently and the almost reliance on these once you are up against groups of 3). Why? There are several scenarios that absolutely require the use of alenium missiles now that fighters can dodge the first missile. 3 F-17s armed with 1xside, 1xalenium vs 3 fighters. Side winders are used to cause enemy to dodge and the alenium missile causes about 70% damage - still require a fair skirmish to kill all. 2 MiGs + 1 F17 armed with 3xsides, 7 aleniums vs 2 fighters and 1 corvette. 2 sidewinders to force the reaction from the fighters, 1 alenium and 1 sidey to kill one and then 1 alenium and some cannon to kill the other. 5 aleniums left - might just be lucky and take out the corvette (but probably not). Still this is gonna happen quite a lot come mid August, but your not going to be managing anything close to this if its taking you more than a day to produce each alenium missile! Sure you can get in close and dirty before firing missiles to make more count but your going to take alot of damage and probably lose one aircraft to that corvette cannon.
  14. Disclaimer: This modification is for the root weapons.xml and weapons_gc.xml files. It is recommended that you back-up both existing files in case making these changes results in any instability. This is a fan made mod and as such is not endorsed by the developers. It is only intended as a fun balance mod to improve the groundscape experience until the game reaches beta and balancing is carried out --------- Description: The following modification effects the Xenonauts weapons only. The major changes in this version are to the rifle and shotgun and have been done to improve the strategic utility and balance of both weapons. Equipping of extra ammo should now be a strategic decision as a single riflemen no longer has the fire power to take out 7 aliens using a single clip over the course of a battle. Reloading now takes significantly more AP and therefore now needs to be taken into account when planning turns and ammo usage. The fragmentation of the shotgun now gives the shotgun more utility at short-range and less at moderate range. The increased burst shot count of the rifle now gives it some utility in close quarters as does the reduced AP of single shots. This reflects the potential high rate of in-direct fire that rifles can and do offer in military engagements. Try it out and give feedback! =) -------------- V1.0 Change log Pistol Weight reduced from 1.5kg to 0.75kg Damage reduced from 15 to 10 Reload cost increased to 10 from 3. Rifle Single shot has only two settings (down from three). Damage reduced from 25 to 15 Burst Fire shot count increased to 5 from 3. AP reduced on single shot settings to 13 and 20 respectively. Accuracy of single shots set to 100 and 150 respectively. Accuracy of burst shot reduced to 40. Reload cost increased to 17 from 3. Shotgun Single shot removed. Burst Fire shot now fires 3 separate shells to represent shell fragments. Clip size increased to 24, representing 8 shells. Projectile speed increased to 1600 Accuracy set to 110 AP cost set to 25 Damage per shell reduced to 13 from 40 (to represent shell fragments/increased shot number) Reload cost set to 17 * Note: reaction fire shots will only consume 1 shell (10 damage) as there is no way of setting reaction fire as burst shots. Sniper Rifle Reload cost increased from 3 to 17 Machine Gun Reload cost increased from 3 to 27 Burst shot count increased to 5 from 3. AP cost set to 30 Accuracy reduced to 60 from 80. Clip size increased to 50 (now functions correctly) --------------- V1.1 Changelog Pistol Damage returned to default 15 Burst shot AP increased to 30 (reflect 3 aimed shots in quick succession and which will limit chances of enemy reaction fire) Burst shot accuracy set to 80 (same as set 1) Mitigation changed from 5 to 15. Please try this out and give me some feedback! =) Instructions for use: Make a copy of the weapons.xml and weapons_gc.xml files and keep them safe somewhere! Copy and paste the following into the bold labelled file overwriting the existing information. For example, "Replaces pistol in weapons_gc.xml" means open up weapons_gc.xml (root: Desura/Common/xenonauts/assets) in a text editor, highlight the text referring to pistol and replace with the code underneath the bold heading. DO NOT COPY ACROSS THE BOLD TEXT OR ANY BREAKS "------". Repeat for each weapon. Save the file and close. -------------- START OF MODIFICATIONS ------------ Replaces pistol in weapons_gc.xml <Weapon name="weapon.pistol" bulletType="normal" emptySound="Empty Click 1"> <props range="10" hands="1" recoil="0" weight="1" clipSize="12" reloadAPCost="8" /> <SingleShot sound="Weapon Pistol Single" delay="0.8"> <Set1 ap="10" accuracy="80" /> <Set2 ap="12" accuracy="96" /> </SingleShot> <BurstFire ap="30" accuracy="80" sound="Weapon Pistol Single" delay="0.6" shotCount="3" /> <GUIImage name="gui/Pistol.png"/> <GroundImage name="grounditemimages/pistol.png"/> <Ammos> <Ammo name="default" type="kinetic" damage="15" mitigation="15"> <Projectile spectre="projectiles/bullet/bullet" speed="1200"/> <Impact spectre="particles/bulletplume/bulletplume"/> </Ammo> </Ammos> </Weapon> Replaces shotgun in weapons_gc.xml <Weapon name="weapon.shotgun" bulletType="normal" emptySound="Empty Click 1"> <props range="8" hands="2" recoil="0" weight="5" clipSize="24" reloadAPCost="15" /> <SingleShot/> <BurstFire sound="Weapon Shotgun Single" delay="0.6" ap="25" accuracy="110" shotCount="3"/> <GUIImage name="gui/Shotgun.png"/> <GroundImage name="grounditemimages/shotgun.png"/> <Ammos> <Ammo name="default" type="kinetic" damage="15" mitigation="20"> <Projectile spectre="projectiles/bullet/bullet" speed="1600"/> <Impact spectre="particles/bulletplume/bulletplume"/> </Ammo> </Ammos> </Weapon> Replaces Rifle in weapons_gc.xml <Weapon name="weapon.rifle" bulletType="normal" emptySound="Empty Click 1"> <props range="18" hands="2" recoil="40" weight="5" clipSize="30" reloadAPCost="15" /> <SingleShot sound="Weapon Assault Rifle Single" delay="0.6"> <Set1 ap="13" accuracy="100" /> <Set2 ap="20" accuracy="150" /> </SingleShot> <BurstFire ap="35" accuracy="40" sound="Weapon Assault Rifle Burst" delay="0.6" shotCount="5" /> <GUIImage name="gui/AssaultRifle.png"/> <GroundImage name="grounditemimages/assaultrifle.png"/> <Ammos> <Ammo name="default" type="kinetic" damage="15" mitigation="20"> <Projectile spectre="projectiles/bullet/bullet" speed="1200"/> <Impact spectre="particles/bulletplume/bulletplume"/> </Ammo> </Ammos> </Weapon> Replaces Sniper in weapons_gc.xml <Weapon name="weapon.sniper" bulletType="normal" emptySound="Empty Click 1"> <props range="26" hands="2" recoil="0" weight="6.5" clipSize="15" reloadAPCost="15" /> <SingleShot sound="Weapon Sniper Single"> <Set1 ap="28" accuracy="125" /> <Set2 ap="33" accuracy="150" /> <Set3 ap="37" accuracy="175" /> <Set4 ap="43" accuracy="200" /> </SingleShot> <BurstFire/> <GUIImage name="gui/PrecisionRifle.png"/> <GroundImage name="grounditemimages/assaultrifle.png"/> <Ammos> <Ammo name="default" type="kinetic" damage="45" mitigation="25"> <Projectile spectre="projectiles/bullet/bullet" speed="1200" delay="2.5"/> <Impact spectre="particles/bulletplume/bulletplume"/> </Ammo> </Ammos> </Weapon> Replaces Machinegun in weapons_gc.xml <Weapon name="weapon.machinegun" bulletType="normal" emptySound="Empty Click 1"> <props range="30" hands="2" recoil="65" weight="12.5" clipSize="50" reloadAPCost="25" /> <SingleShot /> <BurstFire ap="30" accuracy="60" sound="Weapon Machinegun Burst" shotCount="5" delay="0.6" /> <GUIImage name="gui/machinegun.png"/> <GroundImage name="grounditemimages/machinegun.png"/> <Ammos> <Ammo name="default" type="kinetic" damage="40" mitigation="15"> <Projectile spectre="projectiles/bullet/bullet" speed="1200"/> <Impact spectre="particles/bulletplume/bulletplume"/> </Ammo> </Ammos> </Weapon> --------------------- END OF MODIFICATIONS TO WEAPONS_GC.XML ---------- Replaces Pistol in weapons.xml <Row ss:AutoFitHeight="0"> <Cell ss:StyleID="s22"><Data ss:Type="String">weapon.pistol</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s22"><Data ss:Type="String">weapons/ballistic/pistol</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s22"><Data ss:Type="String">weapons/ballistic/pistol</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s22"><Data ss:Type="String">ballistic</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Boolean">0</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">10</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">15</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">12</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">0.8</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">1</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">3</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">2</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s22"><Data ss:Type="String">ammo.ballistic.pistol</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">8</Data></Cell> </Row> Replaces Rifle in weapons.xml <Row ss:AutoFitHeight="0"> <Cell ss:StyleID="s22"><Data ss:Type="String">weapon.rifle</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s22"><Data ss:Type="String">weapons/ballistic/assaultrifle</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s22"><Data ss:Type="String">weapons/ballistic/assaultrifle</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s22"><Data ss:Type="String">ballistic</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Boolean">1</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">15</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">20</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">30</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">1</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">5</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">5</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">2</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s22"><Data ss:Type="String">ammo.ballistic.rifle</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">10</Data></Cell> </Row> Replaces Shotgun in weapons.xml <Row ss:AutoFitHeight="0"> <Cell ss:StyleID="s22"><Data ss:Type="String">weapon.shotgun</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s22"><Data ss:Type="String">weapons/ballistic/shotgun</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s22"><Data ss:Type="String">weapons/ballistic/shotgun</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s22"><Data ss:Type="String">ballistic</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Boolean">1</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">35</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">80</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">24</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">1.25</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">5</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">5</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">2</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s22"><Data ss:Type="String">ammo.ballistic.shotgun</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">15</Data></Cell> </Row> Replaces Sniper in weapons.xml <Row ss:AutoFitHeight="0"> <Cell ss:StyleID="s22"><Data ss:Type="String">weapon.sniper</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s22"><Data ss:Type="String">weapons/ballistic/precisionrifle</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s22"><Data ss:Type="String">weapons/ballistic/precisionrifle</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s22"><Data ss:Type="String">ballistic</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Boolean">1</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">35</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">260</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">15</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">1.25</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">6.5</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">5</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">2</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s22"><Data ss:Type="String">ammo.ballistic.sniper</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">10</Data></Cell> </Row> Replaces Machine gun in weapons.xml <Row ss:AutoFitHeight="0"> <Cell ss:StyleID="s22"><Data ss:Type="String">weapon.machinegun</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s22"><Data ss:Type="String">weapons/ballistic/machinegun</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s22"><Data ss:Type="String">weapons/ballistic/machinegun</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s22"><Data ss:Type="String">ballistic</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Boolean">1</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">50</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">300</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">50</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">0.6</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">12.5</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">5</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">2</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s22"><Data ss:Type="String">ammo.ballistic.machinegun</Data><NamedCell ss:Name="_FilterDatabase"/></Cell> <Cell ss:StyleID="s23"><Data ss:Type="Number">25</Data></Cell> </Row> --------------------- END OF MODIFICATIONS TO WEAPONS.XML ----------
  15. OK, so I want to make V8 playable when it goes out as a press build. This thread is intended for people to provide suggestions on equipment that is over or under powered, or suggestions on what would make the game more balanced. This is assuming the bugs get fixed, of course - the Ferret won't have nil fire cost and so on. So what does everyone think? This applies across all parts of the game.
  16. I realise that balancing has not been completed yet but I thought I might give a few suggestions regarding the cost of aircraft. At the moment both aircraft are $100k. This amount is I feel slightly too cheap, reflecting the cost of only about 3 soldiers. This could of course be intentional reflecting that these aircraft are of less quality than future tech aircraft which the Xenonaughts can develop. However, in squadrons they are pretty damn effective on everything I have come up against including Medium size corvettes. I am not suggesting that aircraft should cost $1,000,000 or more (as this would obviously be crippling). I would suggest that the cost of the F-17 be raised to around $175k and the Mig to about $200k or similar. This would make the loss of an aircraft that little bit more damaging and make you think twice about attacking a UFO with only a single aircraft, or a Corvette with less than 3 aircraft. To balance this increase in capital cost, some of the maintenance costs for the base could be reduced. A 5-10% reduction in these costs would allow you some room to build a reasonably sized 2nd base within the first couple of months (which is really quite essential if you dont want to go on a downward spiral from the start). Of course it would mean that you couldn't equip this 2nd base with 3 brand new jets, but maybe only a single interceptor for Tailing and taking out smaller UFOs. I think the cost of soldiers and staff is fairly spot on as is the initial capital costs of most of the base components. Suggestions?
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