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Suggestions / Clarify switching to TFTD
« on: September 28, 2021, 07:36:47 pm »
I'd like to suggest it's worth stating somewhere how to switch between UFO to TFTD, or better, changing it to something more intuitive.

Issues with the current system:
* It doesn't follow standard UI precepts. When I changed it to TFTD on the mods page and it changes the mods that are available, I expect this is only saying "these are the mods that should be enabled while you play TFTD". I very definitely don't expect it to also mean "This is also enabling TFTD".
* If I - as someone who's been using computers for as long as XCOM has been around - struggle with this, it follows other users with less computing experience may as well.

The way I expected to do it was on the new-game dialog. Exact same drop-down is fine, just a copy of it there.

Troubleshooting / Starting TFTD
« on: September 28, 2021, 01:56:27 pm »
I'm sure this is a very stupid question but... how do you start TFTD?

I have both OpenXCOM (latest nightly), and OpenXCOM CE (latest), and both work fine for UFO but I have no clue how to start a game of TFTD. "New Game" / "New Battlescape" are just for UFO.

I've copied the TFTD files over to both.

In either of them the only place I can see any reference to TFTD is the mods drop-down.

Nothing in the log file suggesting any problems (or any explicit successes either; an entry saying "Successfully loaded data for UFO" / "...TFTD" would be useful for debugging incorrect installs).

And there's nothing on the wiki or getting started pages for these either about it.

What am I missing?

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