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Released Mods / Re: [COMMENDATIONS] UFOPedia Mod 3.1 (Updated by hellrazor)
« on: February 29, 2020, 02:33:04 am »
So, what do we do in 2020 for this?

Last I have is v2.1 from 2017.

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Suggestions / Yearly Release Schedule?
« on: April 21, 2018, 05:14:43 pm »
Suggestion: Make a yearly "official" release (or every 1.5 years), so that the "main" XCOM executable on the front page is somewhat modern.

Not everyone who visits the page realizes that OXCOM v1.0 was quite a while ago, or knows what the nightlies are.

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Work In Progress / Re: [SUGGESTION] Terminator series
« on: August 27, 2017, 11:21:22 pm »
I'll see what I can do about the Tech-Pedia.

I'm going to try and write it from the POV of having to train 16-18 year old kids who were born around 2009~, some ten years after J-Day.

So expect some heavy "back history" on the world.

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Work In Progress / Re: [SUGGESTION] Terminator series
« on: August 27, 2017, 07:57:16 pm »
Need help with the UFOPaedia text, Hobbes?

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Work In Progress / Re: [SUGGESTION] Terminator series
« on: August 19, 2017, 04:01:25 am »
One of the things we could do to "change" the feel is to adopt a red palette similar to that of the Terminator's HUD instead of the current XCOM "happy greens".

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Work In Progress / Re: [SUGGESTION] Terminator series
« on: August 18, 2017, 05:23:23 am »
re: 4 stars, see pic from T2.

JC may be following semi-standard US paramilitary practice -- in the NYPD, the Chief of Department is a four star rank, while Deputy Chief is a one star rank.

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Work In Progress / Re: [SUGGESTION] Terminator series
« on: August 15, 2017, 02:49:35 am »
Request to move this to the Modding/Experiments forum.

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Work In Progress / Re: [SUGGESTION] Terminator series
« on: August 13, 2017, 01:45:44 am »
Here's how to create a cutscene file using PAINT SHOP PRO.

1.) Reduce file sizes to 320x200.

2.) Decrease Color Depth to X Colors

3.) Select:
Number of Colors: 250
Optimized Median Cut
Nearest Color

3.) IMAGE -> PALETTE -> EDIT PALETTE

4.) Select Palette Index 250, and use the following image to insert these colors into the palette.

#8cccb8
#68a498
#487c78
#2c5054
#14282c

They all have to be in that order. Because if you select the lead indexed color (250), it will pull the next several colors in the index to "build" the shading for the text.

5.) Save the file.

EDIT: Palette #0 is the background fill color for resolutions larger than 320x200. Set it to Black (0,0,0) for best quality.

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Work In Progress / Re: [SUGGESTION] Terminator series
« on: August 13, 2017, 01:21:59 am »
Got an intro cut scene now.

STR_TERM_INTRO_1: "During the Summer of 1999, war was the least on everyone's minds."
STR_TERM_INTRO_2: "The Warsaw Treaty for the Reduction of Arms had just been signed."
STR_TERM_INTRO_3: "Relations between the United States and Soviet Union were improving."
STR_TERM_INTRO_4: "Around 2:43 AM, Eastern Time on Tuesday, September 13, 1999..."
STR_TERM_INTRO_5: "Approximately 65% of all strategic weapons were suddenly launched."
STR_TERM_INTRO_6: "The survivors of the nuclear fire called the war Judgment Day."
STR_TERM_INTRO_7: "They lived only to face a new nightmare..."
STR_TERM_INTRO_8: "...the War Against The Machines."

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Work In Progress / Re: [SUGGESTION] Terminator series
« on: August 12, 2017, 11:09:05 pm »
In the Year of Darkness, 2029, the rulers of this planet devised the ultimate plan. They would reshape the Future by changing the Past. The plan required something that felt no pity. No pain. No fear. Something unstoppable. They created 'THE TERMINATOR'


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Work In Progress / Re: [SUGGESTION] Terminator series
« on: August 12, 2017, 10:24:31 pm »
So I've got some ranks for TECH-COM:

Code: [Select]
###RANKS####

extraStrings:
  - type: en-US
    strings:
      STR_ROOKIE: "Private"
      STR_SQUADDIE: "Corporal"
      STR_SERGEANT: "Sergeant"
      STR_CAPTAIN: "Captain"
      STR_COLONEL: "Colonel"
      STR_COMMANDER: "General"
 
extraSprites:
  - type: BASEBITS.PCK
    files:
      42: Resources/UI/Rank_0.png
      43: Resources/UI/Rank_1.png
      44: Resources/UI/Rank_2.png
      45: Resources/UI/Rank_3.png
      46: Resources/UI/Rank_4.png
      47: Resources/UI/Rank_5.png

But they display incorrect palette in GeoScape/Baseview and they don't show up in Battlescape (the original UFO ranks do instead).

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Work In Progress / Re: [SUGGESTION] Terminator series
« on: August 12, 2017, 07:09:34 pm »
Some more

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Work In Progress / Re: [SUGGESTION] Terminator series
« on: August 12, 2017, 06:55:04 pm »
Some Artwork for the UFOPedia, screens etc.

Original Images + UFOPedia Paletted PNG files.

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Work In Progress / Re: [SUGGESTION] Terminator series
« on: August 12, 2017, 06:17:43 pm »
Some more thoughts:

The Purchase/Sell dynamic of the game would be a LOT different.

There might be something called "RU" representing generic resources (Resource Units) consumed by TECH-COM, because the idea of "Salary" is a bit obsolete in the world of 2026-2029.

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Work In Progress / Re: [SUGGESTION] Terminator series
« on: August 12, 2017, 01:36:27 am »
Since we are talking about terminators, will there be heroic troopers or some terminator rouges to fight alongside humanity?

Well, we know that Terminators can be reprogrammed per T2 Canon:

Quote
John Connor: Yeah? Who sent you?

The Terminator: You did. Thirty-five years from now, you reprogrammed me to be your protector here, in this time.

What you could do is re-purpose the "Alien Containment" into "Cybernetic Containment" and have it consist of an EXTREMELY strong, airlocked faraday cage, to prevent any transmissions from getting into the room (or out), so that Skynet machines can be experimented on while active.

Before you have the Cybernetic Containment, they're too dangerous to keep around active, so they're burned out before entry to your base, lest they have a secret homing beacon to lead Skynet to you...

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