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Does anyone know what hidden movement is supposed to represent?

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I know the answer sounds obvious, but the game is already able to hide aliens and civilians who are not in line of sight (LOS).   If the "hidden" units are are not in LOS, why show a large "hidden movement" graphic?  Is the game unable to conceal anything once it's moving?

Also, the "hidden movement" graphic sometimes hides attacks on friendly soldiers, so when the graphic goes away, I have wounded or dead soldiers with no idea where the attack came from.  Is this supposed to model enemy fire that cannot be located?  If so, I don't understand why I can't watch my soldiers get hit but with no bullet trajectory animations to show enemy location.  Couldn't we just hear some noise from the general direction of the enemy?

I looked in the X-1 manual and couldn't find any explanation.  Thanks in advance for any insights!

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I think it is more of an ester egg kind of thing, this was happening in the original "Xcom: Ufo Defence" game, back from 1994. Enemy movement in the fog of war was hidden behind additional screen, as not to give out their positions, and shots came off screen much the same way.

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Thanks for the info--well do I remember the original X-com!  And now we get Xenonauts 2 and Phoenix Point!

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