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  1. Hello, I'm a complete newcomer to the forum. For a bit of background, I have played vanilla Xenonauts and loved it. I was thrilled to discover mods for it. I managed to set up xce (0.31 and the mods from the mod package) and had fun with noting the casulaty list, the faster turns, the absence of the "hidden move" picture, the soldier's role icon being displayed next to their number in ground combat, incendiary grenades and rockets. I have now moved to the latest version of xce (0.34.3 though X:CE Base Mod gives me 0.35 UNSTABLE ?) and mod package (discovering the latest version after my version basically stopped working of some sort? the game always crashed when I clicked on the equipment tab in the soldiers loadout menu) and noticed that several of the mentioned functions are not in effect: no incendiary grenades/rockets, "hidden move" pic back, no soldier role icon in ground combat. Were these removed from XCE and associated mods or am i missing something else completely ? Please advise. edit: Additionally, if those functions are to be activated by the user by changing values in various xml files, could someone be nice enough to pinpoint me which files and lines in said files should i look for in order to access (for example) retaking lost bases ?
  2. Humans vs humans mod?

    Hello everyone, I am a new Xenonauts player, who played Jagged Alliance few years ago, and I was wandering if there is some sort of a humans vs humans only mod, where instead of aliens player fights against humans?
  3. I recently downloaded a few mods, those being "Increased Maxed Accuracy" and "Lore+". After doing so i found that i would unlock parts of Lore+ over and over again such as the analysis of the aliens that i had killed. i did not think too much of it until recently (about 2 days ago) when the game started crashing and gave me this error(see picture). i have tried verifying the game's cache and deleting and reinstalling the mods but nothing has worked. Can someone please advise me on how to solve this problem?
  4. This is an old issue that I already saw several old posts for with no resolution as far as I could find. All my mods in the launcher keep resetting to inactive after exiting the game. I have to go back and reorder them and reactivate each of them every time I want to play. Everything worked fine until I DLed some new mods. I recently installed the new map mods after getting tired of seeing the same map over and over. The Swamp maps mod does not work BTW, it crashes the launcher if activated. This started after this round of Mod installs. I am running vanilla version 1.65W
  5. Hi all, you may remember a few years back I did an AWACs mod which let you put in an AWAC recon flier at the game start. I playtested it and I loved it, thought it added a whole new level of strategy to the game. Well, I'd love to update it to the CE version and be able to upload it to Steam. The problem is I just can't get the damn thing to work. I wonder if anyone could help? I also can't seem to get the modding log to show up, I can get the thing to show up in the Xenopedia. I can get the Condor purchase box to move, so it registers something there, but just no. It's not working. AWACFuel3.zip
  6. Bug: Mod cannot override fonts, launcher images, and splashscreen image. Steps to reproduce: Run launcher, add attached mod and put it at top. Launch game. Note that splashscreen is not overridden by the mod. In the game, note that all text is missing, because the font is not overridden by the mod. Exit and run launcher. Note that the launcher button is not overridden by the mod. Exit launcher Manually replace the "fonts", "launcher", and "splashscreen" folders in xenonauts with those in the mod. (Keep a backup!) Repeat step 2-5 and note that the replaced resources are functional (screenshots below). In plain words, I got a Chinese translation mod for X:CE, very comprehensive and intended to be a nice citizen of X:CE. But it won't work as a mod (which is forward-compatible) unless at least the font can be overwritten. What the launcher and game should look like after mod: mod_xce_zh.20161103.zip
  7. X - Division Enemies Inbound V0.99.45 for 0.34.3+ 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 AI Advisor and XCE Support - Kabill, Solver, Ilunak Support - Max_Cain, Kabill Special Thanks - Nuclearstudent, odizzido, Xany, Squaddie Perseus, Woz2, asierus24, Blackwolf, Reactorcore, Alienkiller, CherryCoke, XCOMJunkie, Brandon ( Steam) Special Thanks to Content Contributors: Max_Caine, the XNT team, 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. The extended Knowledge section where people ask frequently upcoming question and which answers might be insightful for you 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, 186 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 24 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 .40 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. The fixed XCE Mod Pack 0.34.3 is available here: https://www.goldhawkinteractive.com/forums/index.php?/topic/14558-fixed-xce-mod-pack-0343/ 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 0.99.4: Download ( Part 1 MD5: 51646cca2290d66215e1dfde9947be33, Part 2 MD5: 1257d15b4de3ecfa12e1680cc31d078e , Part 3 MD5: 0fe3a2646d3011cd1a8db0e9be1d2446 ) 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. 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. 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 .44 to .45 version is savegame compatible As a basic rule, never patch during Ground Combat Installation: The Base for this patch has to be version 0.99.4 or higher. This update is not available for versions lower than 0.99.4 Download the X-Division 0.99.45 Update: https://www.goldhawkinteractive.com/forums/index.php?/files/file/31-x-division-latest-patch-09945/ ( MD5: 2ed42ccf54e6780aef035dce5a1ad40e ) 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 521 Version 0.99.45 "Go easy, take this 3" The .45 is a small update over the .44 version Increased recovery after an moral even from 20 to 40 Swapped out Xenomorph and Reaper behaviour for a different set Removed passive AI from Terror maps Doubled Chinook speed Decreased proportional stun from actual damage from 50% to 40% Fixed: removed caesan shields from some androns, mostly Phase 4 Revised Terror Dreadnaught aircombat weapon loadout DAY 502 Version 0.99.44 "Go easy, take this 2" ( https://mega.nz/#!ZEY0yTZT!tBn2EsGc55OKFYFWC5UOQXGqQrqe62WXu3uTFhk9sWU MD5: e3d8ac00f45b738757b038349fffa273 ) 44. is a small update to the .43 version quadrupled interior UFO walls hp Increased front door hp for every UFO appropriately Decreased manufacture requirements for the Phase 1 interceptor Asierus Greatly deacreased terror site numbers for terror UFOs, except Phase 1 Halfed TU costs for axes Put the reaction modifier for melee weapons into their tooltips, so people can see what niche they occupy recoded the bomber corvette layout DAY 494 Version 0.99.43 "Go easy, take this" ( https://mega.nz/#!dJxWia4T!OTJcxr6C0f1YlecjAxOsV7Q2YI4mWtVEBdmoVcYnleo MD5: 09a208ae80b01317044fcad757603abf ) sightrange diversified: Caesan: 22 Wraith: 30 Xenomorph: 40 ( good nose ) Sebillian: 20 Harridan: 30 Reaper: 40 ( good nose ) Androns: 24 Drones: 30 Robodog/Roborex/Roboreaper: 40 ( good mechanical nose ) @Pandi fixed the Stinkys wooden farmhouse. Many thx for finding the missing spectre Fixed aircraft weapon position offset again. Thanks to @Pandi for pointing this out and helping to solve it Increased Aircombat Alien Anti Fighter Missile cooldown from 0.3 to 1.5 and Heavy Fighter one from 0.3 to 0.7 Increased carbine/shotgun damage by 10%, except for the Rail Carbine Normalised carbine magazine capacity to a multiplier of burst options Increased Magazine capacity +2 for every shotgun Decreased material requirements for the MAUSER from 4 alloys to 2 Revised Reaper and Zombie mechanisms: More Powerful Reaper will now spawn more powerful zombies which will spawn the appropriate reapers. The more powerful the reaper the faster the zombie spawns another reaper. Zombies can now be killed before they spawn a Reaper, taking them out for good. Zombie armour revised. They have good energy armour now but are very weak vs kinetic and fire damage Increased moral penalty for killing civilian by +300% to further discourage friendly fire Increased recruitments range of stat points by +20. The sum of average stats are still the same par the next change. Increased strenght stats of recruits by +10. Phase 3 and 4 Xenomorph melee units got a boost in +10 TU and lower weapon tu useage recoded the corvette layout, aliens should stay inside the UFO now Experimental: Decreased Melee AI Vehicle Priority by 99% Inner UFO Walls are now destructible. We need feedback on the feeling of the destructability updated armour descriptions funny bug: some damage of grenades actually depended on the range thrown XD. Fixed a thousand bug fixes and changes and updates here and there 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 NEVER USE THE MODLOADER DELETE BUTTON, ITS BUGGED AS HELL. Rather delete the mod folder from your mods/... folder directory. If you have a subscribed workshop mod then unsubscribe first then manually delete the folder in your mods/... directory. 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. The extended Knowledge section where people ask frequently upcoming question and which answers might be insightful for you The next three posts are the continuation of the OP, please take a moment to glance over it.
  8. Hey all, just letting people know that I released the first version of Xenoscape, a simple mod that's designed to add and replace the music in the game. I loved the Xenonauts game from start to finish, but thought that it could've probably used a more distinct atmosphere for it music-wise. Since I've recently been making electronic music anyway, thought it might be interesting to try modding a game with it as its background. This is the first time I tried anything like this (usually I tend to focus on live performances only) and it's a work-in-progress experiment of sorts, but would love to hear what people think. As mentioned below, the style is sort of a mix of IDM, ambient, and a jam band -- I think taste-wise it's a pretty niche thing, but thought it might fit the sort of eerie, weird atmosphere of the game itself. Most of the tracks are improvised on a ROLI Seaboard in a very weird way, so the sound has a kind of "raw" quality to it that you normally wouldn't get from traditional recording techniques. The mod has over 3.5 hours of music in it, so it's pretty large. (~400MB) If you play very quickly (or like to save/reload a lot ), there's a good chance that you might not even get to the end of a lot the tracks. Hoping this will increase immersion, if anything. It's been a pain trying to get it on the Steam Workshop because of its size limitations but it'll be up there as soon as I figure out a workaround. Looking forward to Xenonauts 2, by the way! Hoping that the game will continue to support the modding community for the next release. FYI - I've been having issues with volume control in-game...it doesn't seem like the "volume" parameter in the sounds and sounds_gc files are always responsive. If it becomes a major issue I try for another update, but we might leave it if it doesn't bother people that much. Let me know if you think there's anything that can be done. Description and links here: Xenoscape is an original music add-on mod for Xenonauts, designed to replace and change the atmosphere of the game throughout its gameplay. Most of the tracks are longer than the play-duration of each setting (Air Combat finishes in under a minute, usually, but the track goes on for much longer) for increased immersion. The style is a mix of 80s cheese-synths, IDM, ambient music, and improv. If you enjoy jam bands you might like this mod, since most of it is improvised!! Tracks 3 Air Combat Tracks 4 Geoscape Tracks 3 Day Combat Tracks 3 Night Combat Tracks Main Menu Track YouTube Playlist: Nexus: http://www.nexusmods.com/xenonauts/mods/18? If you enjoyed the music and would like to support the lab, like the YouTube videos and subscribe to our YouTube channel, and stream the music directly from the site at any time. The channel will be periodically updated for new projects and musics in the works! http://tangerine.fm
  9. Xenophobia

    I really love this mod, even if it is quite hard and could do with some updates,(maybe one allowing for a more casual experience, ect.) i've juts re-installed the mod, and I just can't figure out how to get it to work, as, when I click on shields or(when trying to equip my soldiers) try to enter a battle, the game crashes. Anyone have an idea as to how I can fix this/ is there an updated version of the mod/ when will the dev be back?(as well does the xenonauts community edition work with this?)
  10. So ,Phantra what is this mod about then? Well, this mod aims at Improving the sound effects and adding voiceovers to some of the actions/events happening in the game by replacing exsisting .ogg files or incorporating entirely new ones. All of the sounds currently in the mod have been extracted,compiled and build in the model of their xenonauts vanilla counterparts from bits and pieces by me. (current version original bits and pieces were taken from bf3 and bf4's massive arsenal of sounds. ) keep in mind: although I did my best to preserve the style of sounds of the original in the new files, some turned out utterly different. Beta 0.2 Release: - new balistic vanila weapon sounds . - new aircombat sounds for missiles and canons aswell as new a crash sound. - new vehicle death sound ~ - new flames sound. - new rocket launcher and frag grenade sounds. Plans for the future: - making new sounds for injury/death sounds of humans and maybe some of the aliens if i can manage to make them sound as they should. - changing footsteps/impacts/door stuff/etc. - new sounds for the rest of the vanilla weapons/items. - adding voiceovers to ground combat actions/events. How does one Install this mod? - step one, make backups of your sounds.xml and sounds_GC.xml aswell as sounds and sfx folders ... after that: - If you are getting this mod for a clean instalation of 1.06 you just need to extract the zip file into your xenonauts install folder. - if you have mods that modify the sounds.xml and/or sounds_gc.xml or have a newer version of those files (CE/patch etc) then: you would need to Install the sound files manualy + make changes to sounds and sounds_GC, the files that would need assingment in there would be: AirCrash.ogg -> in sounds.xml assigned to the sound played when a unit crashes in aircombat AirCombat_explosion.ogg -> in sounds.xml assigned to aircombat explosions VehicleDestroyed_1.ogg -> in sounds_GC.xml assigned to vehicle explosion *Currently it has been tested on version 1.06 of the game and in need of testing on other versions. Download Link here Discuss the mod + Idea's/requests here: http://www.goldhawkinteractive.com/forums/showthread.php/12627-W-I-P-Sound-mod-%28non-music-sound-replecement-additions%29
  11. The beta 0.2 has been unleashed onto the world! get it HERE Beta 0.2 changelog: - changed rocket launch sounds, removed spring trigger effect to allow faster ignition sound (was doing shenanigans ingame on short range rocket fires) - gave frag grenades some added ambience making the explosion sound with much more..errm...presence. -finished with the machinegun. 10 bullets burst. each bullet has 5 parts. that was 50 audio parts in total + 1 echo part at the end. This would not be possible without coffee for sure~ progress update 12/1/2015: - new air combat canon and missile launch sounds. - new reloading sounds for all vanila balistic weapons. - new firing sounds for all except the machinegun (it needs the most work since its bursts only and those are the hardest to make the way i do them...an no I didn't shoot up the neighboorhood to make those >_>; ). - new rocket launcher fire + explosions and new grenade exposions. - updated preview files to showcase new changes. Progress update 10/1/2015: - 1 new vehicle death explosion sound. - 1 new aircombat explosion sound. - 1 new aircombat crash sound. - 1 new flames sound. - changes in sounds and sounds_GC , renaming some sounds and assigning new ones. ( aimed to preserve the number of sounds and their use ingame rather than adding a bigger number of files, reason:not sure how much new stuff I can add so will be changing exsisting files for now .) work preview, switched to .ogg files since .WMA downgrades sound quality for some reason ( preview style: original sound followed by mod sound after some silence ) https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rsljewrbay49t4x/AACDw8br9CXXXHkR53h5wEMJa?dl=0 next on the todo list: - finishing machinegun - more grenades - start work on wounded and dead sounds of humans
  12. Xenonaut Choices Part 1 Introduction I am releasing this Mod early as a "Part 1" as I want to take a break for a while, however what I have so far has plenty of content and mainly adds new items, weapons & Tech trees to the game. At the last count it adds around 70 items/weapons to the game, all with full research paths. We've got Mine Launchers, we've got Alien Proximity Scanners (Film Aliens), we've Grenade Launchers, Combat Stims, Hypo Sprays, Lightning Weapons, Tranq Guns n Crossbows and hopefully a shed load of other things that you would really like to find in this kind of game. What is the Concept Sometimes games are very linear and the path you take is drip fed to you. I personally hate games that progressively get harder as you level up or get items. If I lived in such a world I would never pick anything up or attempt to better myself, because as soon as you do all your enemies level up too. I would downgrade to a club and go beat my enemies while they are weak Hopefully this mod is designed so that good choices are rewarded by actually making the game easier. This is a bit experiment and I am not sure how much I am going to have to tweak things to make it work. The idea of Xenonaut Choices is an attempt to cater less for the casual gamer and more for those who want a whole lot more out of their game. What I am attempting to do is add lots of extra command choices in an attempt to really mix things up; Do you work broadly across the Tech Trees in attempt to be an all rounder, or do you work deeply perfecting in each category before moving on. This will test your skill as a commander. Summary Of Changes Gui Changes New Projectiles New Weapons & Items (Lots) New Tech Trees New Particle Effects New Sounds How Is Game Balance Effected I actually like the balance of the vanilla game and found it challenging but not so difficult that I had to save it every time my soldier blinked. So in general terms I have tried to keep the game balance at about the same level, however I also wanted to give a sense of progression and reward good choices so the mid term part of the game should actually be easier if you are playing well. I also wanted to heighten that sense of achievement by making the start of the game much more difficult. This has been achieved not by upgrading the aliens but by downgrading your arsenal to be underfunded options for the time period. This I feel fits with the Game story well, as its obvious that your worldwide organization wasn't taken seriously by the fact that you only had a few planes and only one base. That is of course until the Invasion at which point the world would have your full attention but unfortunately any spare funds they had are now channelled elsewhere try to bolster up local defences etc.. Therefore Its down to your leadership skills to procure the funds needed. Economy The idea was and still is, to allow opportunities for manufacturing for profit. The world suddenly needs weapons right, and you have a crack team of scientists. Are you going to devote resources to making manufacturing plants and setup business. Its harsh but maybe its the only way you are going to win the war of course the choice is yours. I have added a few items that will make a good profit and some that will lose you money. The first few rounds of weapon and item research will result in unlimited quantities to reflect the ease of sourcing or manufacture, however as better and better items are researched they will need to be manufactured and require rare parts etc. GUI Changes I have tried to keep them to the minimum as part one of my mod, however I have in the short term at least had to expand out some of the menus to fit all the extra stuff in. (Otherwise the little scroll-wheel on your mouse will be worn out.) Ballistic Lovers Yes I have tried to cater for you and it is possible to complete the game with ballistics only. Since programs like Stargate and similar have been around, it seems that there is a demand for old and new technologies to coexisting in games. So although more Hi-Tech weaponry options will turn up in my mod you can still keep updating ballistics. There may be an eventual limit on damage, however you can keep investigating weapons that chuck out more rounds per minute of have other advantages. If you go this route there is plenty to keep you busy. Pacifists For those who like to play the game with as little blood shed and deaths as possible there is a pacifist route, however I think it would be so difficult to get past the begging part of the game without killing an Alien that you would have to compromise. I do however lay down the challenge. Armour Not this release I am afraid, Its a timely operation and I think I will add these as late steps to my final mod. However short term I made my gui images for my male shoulders have a more beefed up and muscled look. Hopefully I have made the female soldiers look more feminine without crossing in to the realms of being sexist. CREDITS If you like the graphics on the Weapons then its time I introduced you to an awesome site that will hopefully make your modding life easier. http://pimpmygun.doctornoob.com/app.php The weapons here very much match the graphics of the game. You can use the weapons listed or use the tool to create your very own designs using pre created parts. Installation Dont forget to take a backup of you Xenonuats folder first. Download the and uncompress the Changes Folder. http://www.mediafire.com/download/u3v72erkxyvkel5/Changes.rar Copy the contents of the changes folder into your "assets" folder. Recomended Mods That Work Well With This One. Skitsos Ultimate Megamix Map Pack 2000 (This is currently Crashing At end of Mission) Skitsos Sleek AI turn mod There is another mod called "Fire in the Hole" which is fantastic and should have been part of the core game if you ask my opinion, however its not possible to integrate without some modding knowledge as some of the files are shared. Aditional Things Of Interest This Mod returns enemy weapons captured in combat back to the Equipment screen. You can use them or sell them of like regular items. I have not found in my playthroughs that it unbalances the game in any great way as they are very inacurate. I have added Double Barrel Shotguns to the game and these have the ability to fire both barrels at once at no extra timecost. I think this adds a nice little tactical dilema to the game as it leaves your soldier very prone if he has fired both shots as he is now defensless until he reloads. Flamethrowers are back in, however you may not be too overwhelmed by my implementation. In my opinion they are betting in than out, even if they do not have the original cool triangular spread pattern that was intended. Feedback Yes please, If this Mod is so bad and I am wasting my time, I would rather be put out of my misery. However if you thinks its got some good ideas and got merit let me know and I will continue on with the next instalment. Also if you have content you want added and know how to implement it please update the post. Finally if you notice any issue that need fixing and or even better you know how to fix them please update me. My Favourite Addition Is the ability to call Airstrikes from within a ground combat mission. You need a reasonable spec machine otherwise the explosion is real laggy, but seeing that mushroom shaped explosion taking out everything in site is real fun. A costly option in more ways than one, but as said before the choice is yours. Next Steps Part 2 will be about adding new Vehicles and Planes. I had a request from Kiel to add more Enemy Weapons, I think its a cool idea and will put these in as the final stages of the mod. + any more interesting Items I can think of. Research if Area Effect Healing possible Put Alien Praetor Gun in Put Alien Flamethrower in Put in new Dropships if Community Maps will support. (Max came up with an idea to create "extradropship" place holder that could be added to all community maps as a modding standard) Thanks for Reading.....
  13. Crazy Idea

    Hi, so i was playing this game for a while... and it is great Well...yesterday after few beers and some chat with friends which i share the amusement of alternate reality scifi's i got this crazy idea, some sort of "weaker" Extra Terrestrials (which could be absolutely done i suppose) because i want to set this mod into post WWI-war scenario. I am familiar with that the planes were almost wooden coffins armed with some pew-pew stuff which is almost certainly incapable of shooting down current ETs. So i was wondering if there is some way for this "total conversion" or not any advice/help/note will be appreciated.
  14. Ufo Mission Analysis

    THIS WORKS WITH: v20 stable and v21 Experimental 5 Okay, so yeah, I'm doing another one. I've noticed in several threads that people could use guidance on how the UFOs act in the Geoscape, and I was reminded of the UFO mission types you could get if you interrogated alien navigators in EU1994. I had said previously in a couple of threads that I should do a mod for UFO missions, and now the ACA is done, I thought it would be a good time to start the UMA. I'm working with a different artist this time. Long time forumites will recognise Henry Ponciano. The UFO art he did seemed to have a special resonance - it was the one I got the most comments and private messages about (people wanted moar ufos!) so I thought, well, as I usually would commission fanart, why not put the work I would have commissioned to good use in a mod? Like the ACA, the research is automatic and is corpse- or rather, wreckage- unlocked. Shoot down a UFO, and as well as the UFO analysis, you'll get a mission analysis tied to the UFO. What I'd like to have done was tie the research to the mission that the UFO was doing at the time, but there's no way to access that data, so the best I can do is to tie it into the UFOs themselves. I'm taking an experimental step in this mod and adding a new "voice" to the game. You aren't going to be getting your briefings on UFO mission types from the Director of Research. You'll be getting your briefings from your Operations liason officer. I've tried to provide a different, more buisnesslike tone, but I'm not quite sure how it'll pan out. And we're done! MOD COMPLETE. here's the v20 stable and v21 Ex. 5 downloads. Gentlemen? Your feedback is very much appreciated on this, as I'm branching out in several ways.
  15. [UI] SteelSoldier Role Images

    The purpose of these icons are to replace the role images that are currently found in the game, I am currently doing several experiments to see what type of backgrounds I should use on the icons and what weapons and items I can use on them in order to identify each role of each character. The Icons of Steel NEW Download https://www.dropbox.com/s/56dq86bpbmgj1t3/Steel%20Icons.rar Download https://www.dropbox.com/s/31ni1gtpq8d12f7/Colored%20Icons.zip Extras(Shields etc) Download https://www.dropbox.com/s/7saixu8o5sqif9g/Extras.zip ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Old Ones below Sharpened Icons here: These are the standard ones without any background. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ejyihkdllutf79b/Sharp%20Icons.zip Normal Icons here Uploaded with ImageShack.us https://www.dropbox.com/s/2q341ilaeu51x9n/Icons%20Normal%2BWhite.zip These were just an experiment but you can download. The 25 Degree Icons https://www.dropbox.com/s/f395gc5i2mvjpn7/25%20Degree%20Icons.zip
  16. So, having played a lot with the vehicles in 19.6 and having modded them to make them more useful, I thought I might put the mods up here for people to enjoy. The Type 2 Hunter The primary upgrades to the Type 2 hunter are a more powerful engine, an enhanced set of optics and a more powerful receiver/transceiver so it can report back what it sees to the squad. The armour has been enhanced with strategically located ceramic plates, especially at the front to protect the inhabitants and ammo storage. While the new engine gives better performance, it's physically bigger than the old one so the rear armour has been thinned to make room. The previous issue with the ammo feeding mechanism in the .30 cal turret has been cleared up so longer bursts can be fired without danger of jamming APs improved by +20 (80) Front armour improved by +10 (30) Rear armour reduced by -5 (15) Sight range improved by +4 (22) Burst fire improved by +2 (7 shots) Scimitar 20A1/B The B model Scimitar has been extensively redesigned to increase its durability in a protracted firefight. Armour plating has been thickened and borrowing a trick from Wolf armour, a superconducting lattice has been woven in which transmits energy from incoming plasma bolts to "bleed pods" that store and use this energy to power the vehicle and its weapons. Unfortunately repeated shots to the same area will damage the lattice and render it useless. There is also a potential issue with bleed pods possibly overloading, but we don't have the chance to give it a thorough field trial. We've added triple redundancy to the autonomous systems and added a secondary drive unit in case of failure of the main system. Improvements in weapon trajectory calculation have lead to modest increases in accuracy, although the updated fire control module has an alarming tendency to occupy most of the processor time when focussing on a particularly difficult shot, reducing the efficiency of other systems. APs improved by +10 (70) HP improved by +200 (600) Front armour improved by +10 (50) Side armour improved by +10 (50) Rear armour reduced by -10 (30) Accuracy improved by +25 (75) Laser weapons and above are capable of aimed shots at 40APs And the moment you've been waiting for! The download! This has been tested to work with v19.6 HF2. I do not know yet if it works with v18 - that' on my list of things to do. I'm still fiddling with the Hyperion, so I haven't included it on my list here. The vehicles... so pretty...
  17. Weapon and Suppression Balance Mod - 1.05 The goal is to change Suppression to a game mechanic that is to be used intelligently, vs a mostly ignored given, and to give a bit of flavor to the various weapon tiers. Besides Suppression overall Weapon Balance is reworked with the idea each weapon has a purpose and advantage. Also Alien stats vary more as they increase in rank. They have flavor, but none of them are harmless. Sebillians for example have a minimum of 30 reflexes that increase to 45. (Default is 20, which means you can run your entire squad right past them and probably wont trigger any reaction shots, and by default ALL Sebillian have 20 reflexes) Changes (Vanilla 19.6): -Suppression is reworked on human weapons with a general rule of 10 Suppression per bullet, with the exception of burst fire. - Alien Bravery Stats Increased (Suppression Points = Bravery) - Alien Accuracy Changed (Higher than 19.5, lower than 19.6) - Human Weapons Accuracy Increased from 19.5, but generally less than 19.6 - Close Range Hit Bonus Increased (From +15 per tile within 5 tiles to +18 per tile) - Suppression Point Regeneration per turn Increased from 25% to 50% - Shotgun Range Increased from 10 to 12 tiles - Grenade Throwing Range Increased +1 Tile - Weapon Tiers now vary in stats besides increased damage (Weapon Damage Unchanged) -Ballistic Pistol, Rifle, Sniper Rifle Reduced Suppression decreased to 10, Radius decreased from 3 to 1 (With the exception of Burst Fire) -Shotgun Decreased to 25 Suppression, from 30 -Lasers are more Accurate than Ballistics, Plasma has Increased Suppression and Radius vs Ballistics but with equal accuracy, MAG Weapons have the Accuracy of Lasers, and the Suppression of Plasma. -Suppression on Grenades Reduced -Stun damage on Stun Grenades reduced from 40 to 30 -Stun Damage on Rockets Increased (Download and place in your Xenonauts/assets Folder, and overwrite existing files.) Version 1.05 (Experimental Beta 19.6 Compatible) https://www.dropbox.com/s/as6tkl22hcpi9lp/aiprops.xml https://www.dropbox.com/s/hvdp73i4tv322x1/config.xml https://www.dropbox.com/s/3q97e8x3nlsl14r/weapons_gc.xml Feedback and Suggestions are Appreciated!
  18. 1.1 is here, With your much requested... Silly little swords! Click on the girl to download! Uhh... Whoops, did that not work? Scroll down for the real download link. Changelog: -Added not crashing to ground combat! -Added Varmint Rifle, Knife, Scimitar, and a Slightly Sadomasochist to obtain Messer. (Upon request for weaker weapon types.) -Rebalanced grenades (Higher weight, lower TU cost.) -Increased ammo weight to balance strength growth, multi-long arm loadouts are HARD to pull off in this version (At least in the early ballistic stages in the game.) -- Part of this is to counteract the fact that the V19 magazine size nerfs are not going to happen in this mod, as such, the heavy-ness of ballistic weapons are my solution to the problem of "Ballistic weapons giving too many bullets." -New sound effects for battle rifles, and cheezy sword impacts! This version is a official apology for the buggy V1Full. I am sorry. Now, If you need to download it, it is here! Be sure to tell me what you think of this mod now that it works, and feel free to edit files/try to create a more balanced version for yourself. - Then tell me about it. Its a cool story! Many of the sound effects are going to be crude, as this is my second time mixing sounds, so give feedback on that as well. Thank you to A333+Max_Cain, and Aufklarer for the wonderful Alien Class mod, and the More soldier class icon mods respectively. Thank you to all the people who made sure I knew of my week old crash yesterday, this version is for you! Additionally, there are bound to be some grammar errors in my strings, if you are a grammar nazi, be sure to yell at me for it! Now, I am very tired, and would like to do some additional "Testing" of the Varmint Rifle. For those who have read all of this, Thank you for playing, and have a good day! Edit: I found that the battle rifle sounds were not used in the XML files I release, and released a patch for this issue.
  19. Armalite AR-10

    Hopefully when alien armour and armour mitigation become Things this will be more useful, probably as a better penetrating rifle, but more recoil and less accuracy. For now it's just a beefed up Ballistic Rifle because I don't know how recoil works. Click the images for bigger versions. The current sprites are basically placeholder images until I can trace over it in a more Xenonautsy-style I suppose as a hotfix or something. http://www.mediafire.com/download/qflyv3yesnadhhp/AR-10_Xenonauts_Mod.rar Just extract it into the Xenonauts root directory.
  20. There are a few posts saying that the soldier CO ranks are unrealistic - although that said, when you're vaporizing psionic aliens with lazer beams realism is rather subjective and a matter of preference, as with all videogames. For my preference though I like the idea of having a combat rating system replace the military ranks. For my personal taste I thought about a combat rating system from 0 (Recruit) to 7 (Hero) 0 Recruit 1 Regular 2 Experienced 3 Professional 4 Veteran 5 Elite 6 Specialist 7 Hero This is pretty easy to implement with the strings.xml and hardly worth mentioning in the modding forum. What is worth mentioning however, is the rating insignia I'm designing, I'd like feedback. Like all the content I create for myself I'd like to also share it with you guys. Only problem is the current insignia I've made for my own personal use is a pretty blatant imitation of the mass effect Specter N7 ranks. Even though I've created the images from scratch I'm wondering is this sufficiently different? Comments please
  21. Hi, Falkner Here The first reason i signed up is to say what a fantastic job everyone here and the Dev team are doing with Xenonauts, it's clearly a labor of love. I'm very happy I purchased the game and looking forward to the full release. Why am i posting this in the modding forum? Well I'm an avid tinkerer and love to customize my games, I love how accessible Xenonauts is even to the casual modder and I'd like to share the content I make for myself freely with the community. Onto the content! One of the things I truly missed from the classic UFO:EU was the soldier portraits, the savage faces and outrageous hair were something I wanted to recreate for my own nostalgia. So i spent an entire weekend, perhaps a little longer in a flash utility called Hero Machine 3 generating portraits, 2d sprite style. Long story short, I now have around 115 new soldier portraits in the style of my profile pic from generic to the outrageous, a lot of them are inspired from videogame and movie characters (like the blatant MGS:4 Solid Snake lookalike in my profile pic) and I'd like to share them freely with everyone - if that is OK. I'm asking permission first because, from what I gather, a lot of people paid a substantial amount of kick-starter money to have their own custom soldiers in xenonauts, and this infringes on that somewhat. I'd like some feedback if this content is ok before Posting. Thanks for reading! _______________________________________________________ Updated 22/7/13 Download Link is up. This mod replaces *all* portraits for Male and Female, Also fills in some portraits that are currently missing in the experimental build (nor12-20 etc.) Just drop the 'assets' folder into your xenonauts directory As always, make backups of the files you are replacing first - in case you decide to revert to the original portraits. Thanks guys n gals, enjoy! LINK: Xenonauts Hero Portraits Download (right click, save as) I included the photoshop master too if you fancy tinkering.
  22. "Wait no more" bullets.

    HI This is an extremely simple mod. Did you ever felt shots speed are way to slow? Did you ever played faster than your soldiers can shoot? Did you ever felt like waiting patiently for all the shots to stop "snail flying" and hit something so you can continue playing? If the answer to any of the above is Yes, then this is the mod for you! This increases the speed of all projectiles in the game except for the rocket launcher (it actually is col they way it is). Changes are: -Ballistic average 2000 speed -Laser average 2500 -Plasma (human) average 1600 -MAG average 2200 -Rockets average No change -Grenades No change -Plasma (Alien) average 1800 -Drones average 1800(light) - 1600(medium-heavy) Thats all, no damage/accuracy/weight edits, just speed. This will override any weapons_gc mod you may already have installed, reverting it to vanilla with more speed. If you have no weapons mods installed you are safe. https://www.dropbox.com/s/qqmag03mvlzyid0/weapons_gc.xml Make a copy of your weapons_gc.xml and copy the file to your assets folder and overwrite. Enjoy
  23. [EDIT] Here is the thread with the link and instructions: http://www.goldhawkinteractive.com/forums/showthread.php/6454-True-Xenonaut-Rank-Names-and-Images [/EDIT] Hi all you talented people out there! So, in essence, I'm making a mod that changes the ranks from actual military ranks (private, corporal, etc) to Xenonaut-specific ranks. (Just the names and rank icons are changing, no balancing done, nothing. Just getting that made clear.) The ranks are: (lowest) Xenonaut-0 (X0) Xenonaut-1 (X1) Xenonaut-2 (X2) ... Xenonaut-7 (X7) (highest) In parenthesis are the short names, the abbreviations of the rank. To Artists So, I'm not an artist, and I'd love to have nice looking rank insignias for this mod I'm putting together. My request is that the rank insignias be made very simple (look up the Mass Effect N7 insignia for an example of simplicity). The image should just have the X# in white on a black background, and a semi-thick stripe of color (pick your own, whatever you think looks cool) on the left, behind the left two thirds, half (whatever) of the X. Alternately, make your own icons. Here's your change to shine! Alter-Alternately, if no one wants to make some, I can see what I can do, though it'll probably look kinda nasty. If anyone wants to read my background for the ranks, here it is. It's in the spoiler tag to keep the post from getting too long. Anyway, hope people like the idea!
  24. Changelog:Bugfixes, particularly in strings.Added new sound effects, art, and the alien class mod.Recoil experiment: Many weapons have been made more accurate, but require fairly superhuman soldiers to use effectively (In theory.)- Quote from a cross country relative who I have doing testing: "The hunting revolver is no longer inaccurate, you just have shitty soldiers!"- Other weapons subject to recoil: SVD (Now quite accurate, but high recoil,) machinegun (Minor nerf, shouldn't effect most soldiers well suited to wielding it,) SKS (In compliment with an accuracy buff. Once again, many soldiers will be better with it, many will be TERRIBLE with it.)XP alterations: XP should be earned at a faster pace, but you will quickly max out out on your per mission XP (In most cases.)- Strength is astray from this, soldiers don't need to be carrying nearly as much to be eligible for a strength increase, but strength XP is slower for eligible soldiers (As strength is a very important stat due to recoil.)Alien armor isn't quite ready yet, multi ammo is in redesign, and will likely not be a part of tier 1 (Which was going to have stun ammo, but I have decided that it would be best to introduce such things later in the teir tree, where we could add a REASONABLY useful set of stun ammo's, as opposed to anti-human ones that would only really work against ceasans only... In balance, AND realism.)This changelogs spelling, and grammar sucks in the original version (I was tired when I wrote it,) read it here, its much more bearable. - Also redid the animations, they should be less shit now. CLICK THE GIRL TO DOWNLOAD THIS MOD! (Or... Go to the page where you can get V1 Full.) Just overwrite your V18 xenonauts assets folder to get the juices flowing, and enjoy the somewhat improved version of the first version of the mod. Also included are teasers of many of the assets I plan on using in the final tiers of the ballistic era, and some PDN files I may have sloppily left in the mod folder. (I actually cannot remember if I did this.) You will need paint.net to open them, mind you. IF you are interested in how I make my art assets, those are for you. Regardless, Rallying call to everyone who uses the first version of the mod, as this one should be vastly improved, albiet. I need feedback. I cannot build this alone, need all of your love, feedback, and glorious tears.... Harsher feedback and complaints. If you want something, be sure to make yourself heard. Unfortunately, if that thing is a G3, I am having serious trouble doing a good job on one of those. I will try some more, but I might not be able to put out. Credit goes to to Max Caine, his artists, Laggy Wolf, for their respective bits of art (The Alien class mod, And Laggy Wolfs initial weapon sprites that sparked off this very mod.) Big new questions for those who wish to use my mod: Alien armor is a pretty huge feature, and.... Balancing it is actually very difficult. It may be a long time before I release the next version, as balancing alien armor prior to me working my tier magic is going to be excessively difficult. So, I ask you the magic question to those of you interested in using this mod: Are you interested in seeing versions of the mod released as I finish the unpolished tiers, or do you want to see a distant future update consisting of all the new content for the ballistic segment of the game, followed by the alien armor and balancing patch?
  25. Arsenal Mod Thread

    This is the Alpha release of my mod, Arsenal. The full version will be released in a month or two. The final version will add many real weapons and change the existing ones to allow for more realistic armament options when equipping troops. Each weapon will have its own GUI and stock image, and if I can get assistance for modelling, larger weapons like the RPG will have their own ground images. There will also be balance changes to many different areas of the game. Alpha changes: Various balance changes in config xmls (full list in later versions) Three new weapons, the Glock 17, Colt M1911, and the S & W Centennial(placeholder image). More will be added in the final version, but this is just a sample of what I've done so far. Manufactures for the Glock and the M1911 More will be added later, of course, but right now I am trying to get support from the community and make sure that I have no bugs so far. Download Alpha (fixed July 5th) at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/s9mwy3hy1d989ng/5PhIWhMWzE http://xeno-mods.com/mod/150/arsenal Coming soon is a list of weapons that will be in the final version along with their statistics. There will be a much greater selection for your soldiers (Excel format):
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