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Title: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: Roxis231 on September 05, 2015, 09:49:09 pm
The X-95 Blackbird - A Fast, Effective Interceptor that also carries 7 troops.

This Mod lets you research and build the X-95 Blackbird, a hybrid Interceptor/Troop Carrier.

Almost as fast as the Firestorm and with twice as much acelleration as the basic Interceptor, the Blackbird is an efective craft that can also carry a small number of troops into battle.  Be warned though, the craft has limmited cargo space (55 items) due to its design.

The X-95 Blackbird possesses three access points, a rear ramp, a roof hatch (with lift) for airborn troops and a drop hatch located behind the front landing gear.

Mod can be found Here (https://www.openxcom.com/mod/x-95-blackbird)

Edit 19/09/15 Updated to V0.5
Changes: Fixed more wall and floor sprites, corrected LOFtemps and MCD's, fixed scanner maps, and got the Gravlift working

This Thread is for comments, sugestions, and discussion about this mod - And It's Now Open!
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.3
Post by: Hobbes on September 06, 2015, 01:31:17 am
You need to ask Neoworm for his X-Men sprites (https://openxcom.org/forum/index.php/topic,2732.15.html) :D
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.3
Post by: Roxis231 on September 06, 2015, 01:47:21 am
Wasn't doing this as a X-Men thing, though I am a fan, I just like the Idea of the X-Jet, and copied the design.

If someone has X-Man sprites, and wants to link to my mod, feel free, All I ask is just don't add it in your mod without asking first
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.3
Post by: niculinux on September 06, 2015, 12:18:58 pm
Really nice mod!
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.3
Post by: Roxis231 on September 06, 2015, 12:24:39 pm
I plan to improve the map - more forward sloped wings, more realistic cockpit, realistic looking hatches ect...

I also plan to make a black/really dark blue recolour - for a more X-man look...

Any suggestions?
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.3
Post by: Roxis231 on September 10, 2015, 01:40:38 am
Almost finished a West/east faceing version to suplement the current North/south version.  (I've included a picture from mapview.)

Should be ready to be included in the next update.
Title: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.3
Post by: Roxis231 on September 12, 2015, 03:57:18 am
Almost finished the update, just some small tweeks to do.

Picture of current changes is below.

Does anyone have any suggestions for what colour I should make the floor?
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.3
Post by: Cristao on September 12, 2015, 09:22:18 pm
You might need to add a readme to the zip. I dont know where the files in the geo and ufopedia folders go.
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.3
Post by: Dioxine on September 13, 2015, 01:57:47 am
Floor is fine, maybe you could use a bit darker tone, that's all. However the piping at the aft end began to really stand out in a bad way since you've made these nice custom walls. Maybe recolor them so they're more like the other inner walls?
Title: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.4
Post by: Roxis231 on September 13, 2015, 04:47:20 am
You might need to add a readme to the zip. I dont know where the files in the geo and ufopedia folders go.

You don't have to do anything, just unzip the whole thing in your Mod folder, and the game should pick it up.
Just check the readme for OpenXcom if your having trouble.

Floor is fine, maybe you could use a bit darker tone, that's all. However the piping at the aft end began to really stand out in a bad way since you've made these nice custom walls. Maybe recolor them so they're more like the other inner walls?

Done some work on the floor, working on a replacement for those pipes, they won't be ready for a bit.

I'm Updateing the mod today so here is a picture of the changes.
Title: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: Roxis231 on September 19, 2015, 01:52:34 am
Updated the mod to V0.5

Fixed more wall and floor sprites, corrected LOFtemps and MCD's, fixed scanner maps, and got the Gravlift working( ;D)

My plans for V0.6 are: finally fix the roof hatches ( I STILL don't like the graphics I've got there ), fix the problems with the shadows ( need to learn more about MCD's and LOFtemps ), see of the scanner maps can be improved and possably add some animated stuff in the back.

Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.4
Post by: Cristao on September 21, 2015, 11:13:04 am
You don't have to do anything, just unzip the whole thing in your Mod folder, and the game should pick it up.
Just check the readme for OpenXcom if your having trouble.

Done some work on the floor, working on a replacement for those pipes, they won't be ready for a bit.

I'm Updateing the mod today so here is a picture of the changes.

Ahh now I understand. I was running OX 1.0 when I posted this. It is my further observation that the nightly has a different file structure.
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: Hobbes on September 22, 2015, 05:56:03 pm
see of the scanner maps can be improved

Unless you want to manually edit the SCANG.DAT (https://www.ufopaedia.org/index.php?title=SCANG.DAT) file, you're stuck to the vanilla scanner graphics. However, if you mod it then the changes will apply to all the maps that used the modded entries.
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: Roxis231 on September 23, 2015, 12:39:35 am
Unless you want to manually edit the SCANG.DAT (https://www.ufopaedia.org/index.php?title=SCANG.DAT) file, you're stuck to the vanilla scanner graphics. However, if you mod it then the changes will apply to all the maps that used the modded entries.

It was more along the lines of "does this graphic fit the map" sort of thing.
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: Roxis231 on September 29, 2015, 02:12:12 am
Almost finished the recolour (see attached picture) - just thinking on whether I should use it as an a reskin or an upgrade, any thoughts?
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: Dioxine on October 09, 2015, 10:41:07 am
Very smooth, just these white... covers? Near the hatch. They stand out in a really bad way.
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: Roxis231 on October 09, 2015, 10:56:28 am
Yeah - they are supposed to be the 'inside' of the hatch - I'm still working on those graphics, a light grey perhaps? any sugestions?
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: Dioxine on October 09, 2015, 11:55:42 am
With that cool red hatch, I think you can make them simply uniform with the rest of the roof... Their square shapes stand out even more than their color.
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: Roxis231 on October 09, 2015, 12:44:20 pm
It's something to look into that's for sure.

Right now I'd like to know if people want an upgradeble 2 stage version of the Blackbird of just simply the darker coloured version.
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: robin on October 09, 2015, 02:00:09 pm
Yeah - they are supposed to be the 'inside' of the hatch - I'm still working on those graphics, a light grey perhaps? any sugestions?
If by 'inside' you mean the inside of the craft, then you could literally make the hatch "open" as in: transparent.
The floor tiles (all tiles actually) can be transparent (aka empty graphics).
(I would still not make tiles completely transparent, since I had bizarre behaviors; so for example keep the borders of the tile leaving all the inside empty).
Once you have a "hole" on the roof, the real craft interiors are seen thought it naturally.

Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: Roxis231 on October 09, 2015, 08:56:01 pm
With that cool red hatch, I think you can make them simply uniform with the rest of the roof...

Umm...  Its actually supposed to be a lift if you look closely.

If by 'inside' you mean the inside of the craft, then you could literally make the hatch "open" as in: transparent.
The floor tiles (all tiles actually) can be transparent (aka empty graphics).
(I would still not make tiles completely transparent, since I had bizarre behaviors; so for example keep the borders of the tile leaving all the inside empty).
Once you have a "hole" on the roof, the real craft interiors are seen thought it naturally.

By 'Inside', I mean the underside if the hatch, that becomes visiable when you flip it open - like the inside of a cubbord door, or the underside of a washing machines lid.  I'm already use those mechanics in the lift if you look at it closely.
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: robin on October 09, 2015, 09:04:28 pm
By 'Inside', I mean the underside if the hatch, that becomes visiable when you flip it open - like the inside of a cubbord door, or the underside of a washing machines lid.  I'm already use those mechanics in the lift if you look at it closely.
Ah, I understand now. My solution is wrong then.
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: Roxis231 on November 02, 2015, 02:02:09 am
Just finished some small work on the top and ruleset tweeks (hopefully will put a new version out this weekend), BUT I'm still haveing problems with the black recolour.
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: Hobbes on January 08, 2016, 03:36:07 am
Hey. I'm considering adding the Blackbird to Redux since I need a fast transport to replace the current Skyrider, would that be OK with you?
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: Roxis231 on January 08, 2016, 10:23:41 pm
Sure - Just give me credit for the work, try not to change too much, and it should be fine.

Also let me know if there are any graphics / Mcd / LOFtemps problems.
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: Hobbes on January 09, 2016, 01:51:22 am
Sure - Just give me credit for the work, try not to change too much, and it should be fine.

Also let me know if there are any graphics / Mcd / LOFtemps problems.

Thanks, I haven't made my mind yet on how to better use it on my mod. Graphically I won't change anything about it, only how to use the map - either it will be an XCom craft, or an enemy craft or even as a specific map in one of my terrains. But you'll be properly credited, whatever the use.
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: Roxis231 on January 29, 2016, 06:01:53 am
The lattest nightly (2016-01-27 23:25) lets you use craft for manufacturing - I might be able to use this, I'll do some experimenting this weekend.
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: stacatto on June 05, 2016, 04:18:34 pm
  - type: ru
    strings:
      STR_BLACKBIRD: ЧЕРНЫЙ ДРОЗД
      STR_BLACKBIRD_INTERCEPTER: ПЕРЕХВАТЧИК/ТРАНСПОРТЕР ГИБРИД
      STR_BLACKBIRD_UFOPEDIA: Оригинально задуманный в качестве замены SR-71, но было обнаружено что материалы использованные в конструкции и обшивке SR-76 делают его слишком тяжелым для полета.{NEWLINE}{NEWLINE} Но с использованием более легких Сплавов Пришельцев, мы можем воскресить самолет для использования в целях поддержки наших сил.

Maybe you want to add Russian translation ;-)..
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: Roxis231 on June 07, 2016, 04:39:57 am
Maybe you want to add Russian translation ;-)..

Thanks - I'll add it to the next update.
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: Roxis231 on July 05, 2016, 01:19:58 am
Hi All - This is being posted in all my threads.

This is a Note to everyone who uses my Mods.

On Monday morning, when I went to turn my PC on, there was a bang and smoke started to flow from the power supply. While my drives and data are intact, the power supply and motherboard are toast. (I'm posting this from a borrowed laptop at the local library)

I have got a replacement lined up, but I'm currently waiting for some parts to arrive. (They should be here in a week/week and a half) I'm sorry but untill my PC is back up and running I have to put any changes/fixes to my mods on hold.

However please keep any suggestions/requests/bug reports comeing in. I can still work with these - I just can't make any changes till I get my new PC.

Roxis231
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: Star_Treasure on July 31, 2016, 05:48:28 am
Sorry to hear that. Your mod looks awesome.


Here's a question, I know this is a hybrid interceptor/transport, but would it be possible to make the weapon loadout effect the crew capacity? IE, equipping weapons uses up the crew space and visa versa?
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: Roxis231 on August 01, 2016, 01:20:15 am
Sorry to hear that.

Thanks - My new machine is getting there, Just waiting on some components I had to order in.

would it be possible to make the weapon loadout effect the crew capacity? IE, equipping weapons uses up the crew space and visa versa?

No - This Mod was made for OpenXCom.  This might be possable in Yankes' OXE (OpenXcom Extended) but I haven't looked into it yet.
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: Droggarth on August 01, 2016, 03:11:05 am
Woah, not into planes or non-alien stuff but I gotta give this one credit for being unique, especially in the battlescape.
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: Star_Treasure on August 01, 2016, 11:36:23 pm
No - This Mod was made for OpenXCom.  This might be possable in Yankes' OXE (OpenXcom Extended) but I haven't looked into it yet.

It could be possible to have two versions of the craft, which could be converted into each other via the workshop. Not sure if that would fuck up hangar capacity or not. (You would need an empty hangar to manufacture a craft, but the existing craft would take up a hangar until consumed by the workshop project, unless you had a spare hangar you wouldn't be able to start the project)

Probably too much work anyways. Hybrid interceptor is fine as it is.
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: FeruEnzeru[RETIRED/I QUIT] on January 30, 2018, 12:17:33 pm
Download attachments, please. =n=
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: The Martian on January 30, 2018, 11:10:33 pm
Download attachments, please. =n=
Fortunately I had that file backed up.

I'll attach the .zip to this post.
Title: Re: [Craft] X-95 Blackbird Hybrid Interceptor V0.5
Post by: Roxis231 on January 31, 2018, 11:46:07 am
Download attachments, please. =n=

Sorry - Haven't backed this one up to my Google drive - I'll have to ASAP.