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Troubleshooting / Battles terrible slow (Xpiratez)
« on: September 27, 2020, 08:49:12 am »
First: please excuse me, if my questions seem stupid to you, i do not really know much about the software, and could not find any help over google or the forum-search.

I play xpiratez over oxce 6.5.1 .
On my home pc it runs fine, but i wantet to play on the go on my laptop, and there, in battles, on bigger maps, especially with a lot of light sources, it runs terribly slow, only playable if i set it to 1/5 display (but on this setting i don't see shit). The resolution does not change anything i can tell.

When moving the framerate drops to 15, according to the number in the upper left.

The laptop should do it, it runs xcom the bureau and xcom ew 2012 just fine.

Is there any way i can play it in a reasonable speed and with sight on half of the map?

Thank you!

XPiratez / Game crashes if you "capture" Zombie Sentinel"
« on: September 26, 2020, 01:10:36 am »
Hey. I was on a zombie-vessel-mission and fund a "bug":
When every enemy is dead and the last one, a Zombie Sentinel, is mind controlled, the mission ends and the game crashes. I think, because there is no option to keep an alive specimen of this, maybe?
Well, here is the savegame, if it can help anyone (X-Vampiress right on the exit of the metallo, ready to mind control):

XPiratez / Armor or shields? Wich one is better?
« on: September 15, 2020, 02:56:21 pm »
Hey it's me with my stupid questions again:

I always focused on decent armor, 50 minimum is good i think. I never really tried out the shields, because the suits that carry them, have pretty low armor (20~30).

I know there are different colors, in battle i really struggeled against blue and red shields (marsec marines, holy shit...). They use a hybrid of good armor and red shields, but the best thing available to me now is the sear, wich has puny 35 and 30 armor.

What do you guys use more? Or do you change your armors depending on mission and enemies to expect?

XPiratez / How to add new battlemusic
« on: September 03, 2020, 10:23:48 pm »
I managed to replace one battleground-song with another by copying it into the folder and rename it.
In my case GMTACTIC4.ogg under Dioxine_XPiratez\user\mods\Piratez\SOUND

It works well, but how can i add some more music titles? The gmtactic goes to 14, when i add a 15 it does not show in the list of playable clips (obviously) .
I searched in all files with notepad, but did not find anything.

Is it possible?
When yes, how?

XPiratez / Research paradoxon
« on: August 26, 2020, 06:14:39 pm »
Hello there,

I am stuck in a hole, in a "research paradoxon".

I am at 23%, and i cannot research any new topics. Many topics i "could" research need the research "tinkering" wich i do not have. To get this strange tinkering, i need a study room, wich i do not have.

But to get the study room, i need power station, wich requires superconductive circuits, wich requiere: TINKERING.


And there is no way to get any from these from an interrogation.
Can anyone please point me in the right direction? I do not understand what i am doing wrong, my logic says, it is impossible, but i may be stupid...

XPiratez / Question about an armor
« on: July 29, 2020, 10:56:47 pm »
Recently i researched something, i "think" contacts: smugglers, but i am not 100% sure. Anyways, afterwards the screen popped up with all the new stuff i could buy. Not knowing what what is i bought 1 piece of everything new.
And there it was, the plate mail, a fantastic armour,  finally i have a chance againts the mercenaries.

BUT: i can neither research it ( i know, i do not have all dependencies) AND i can't buy some more? Wtf?
Are there items, that can be bought only once??

Help / openxcom resetted and safegame corrupted
« on: July 21, 2020, 01:14:32 pm »
I play xpiratez, but i think this is an general-openxcom-problem.

Today, all of a sudden, openXcom was resetted, as if i had it newly installed. I had to re-select xpiratez and set all my videosettings and controls as well.

As i wanted to play, my safegame was not in the load list, even when the folder was insert correctly.
I opened the savegame with notepad and saw, that it was corruped.

Luckily i had a security copy of it, i just lost some in game days.

Is this a known issue?
Can it be prevented from happening again?

Thank you

XPiratez / preventing game over when 2 months= bad
« on: July 13, 2020, 09:44:11 pm »
I searched for over an hour now, can't find any answer, so i may ask you here:

I play ironman, and, for some strange reason, i am about to lose the game, because my score is very low for the second month now.

If i lose a game, because of bad decisions, it is perfectly fine, but i feel that i got some bad rng, maybe researched the wrong things, i play blind. Just do not want to lose all my work.
Can i edit the savegame somehow in preventing a game-over?
Not getting much money is ok for me, just want to go on.

Can't find anything in the savegame, that seems to change what i want (if possible i do not want to cheat on the score, how said before, if they do not want to pay me anymore, it's ok. If this is the only way, fine, but i can't find the score in the safegame!)

Please help me.


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