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OXCE Suggestions OK / Re: [Suggestion] Dynamic Map Hazards
« on: February 04, 2023, 06:40:14 am »,7671.0.html

This is not what I'm talking about; I'm talking about hazards, whether temporary or permanent that a weapon can dynamically create.

OXCE Suggestions OK / [Suggestion] Dynamic Map Hazards / Custom Smoke
« on: January 29, 2023, 10:26:05 pm »
Basically the ability to create custom hazard entities like toxic smoke clouds, areas of corruption, radiation, etc...

Some parameters it might have:

Duration: int or {int, int} (Duration in turns, fixed or variable within a range)
Sprite: int
Area of Effect: int (Radius of the effect)
Lighting: int (The level of lighting produced.)
Visibility Impact Fixed: int Increases/reduces visibility by this amount.
Visibility Impact Percentage: int  Increases/reduces visibility by this amount.
Triggers on Entry? int (whether its affects apply to entities whenever they enter an effected tile)
Triggers at Turn End? int (whether its affects apply to entities whenever they remain on an effected tile at the end of the turn)
Dissipates? int (Whether it dissipates gradually as smoke does over the Duration)
Power: int
damageType: int

Even more, you can decide WHAT will spawn

On this note, there doesn't currently appear to be a good way in a script to reference and utilize zombieUnitByArmorMale/zombieUnitByArmorFemale or otherwise create indices/switches for more dynamic zombification transforms that varies depending on the unit being zombified.

Good news, all this functionality is already available via scripting.

Was hoping for a convenient standardization of these parameters.

Unfortunately, while such a script can be produced, it is unlikely to be shared between projects, and I'm certain this functionality would be desired by many mods.

It would be nice to have additional parameters for zombification such as:

for weapons:

ZombificationOnDamage: int (zombification chance will only fire if the target takes at least X damage from the zombifying attack after armor/resistances, not on hit)
ZombificationOnKill: true/false (zombification chance will only fire if the target is normally killed by the zombifying attack)
ZombificationChanceRanged: int (zombification probability for the ranged element of this weapon)
ZombificationChanceMelee: int (zombification probability for the melee element of this weapon)

and for armors, so you have options other than straight up immunity:

ZombificationResistAbsolute: int (reduces the chance of zombification by this flat amount to a minimum of 0; modifies specialChance/ZombificationChanceRanged)
ZombificationResistPercent: int (reduces the chance of zombification by this percent to a minimum of 0; modifies specialChance/ZombificationChanceMelee)

OpenXcom Extended / Re: OXCE (OpenXcom Extended) main thread
« on: December 09, 2022, 10:11:13 pm »
Any plans to add them?

Also wondering if it's presently possible to determine the source of a fatal wound, or if they can be flagged/tagged in some way so they can be a prerequisite for certain interactions/scripts; for example in the 40k mod, if a unit is wounded with Nurgle weaponry, they could be made to transform into a zombie upon dying, should they have that Nurgle sourced/flagged wound on death.

OpenXcom Extended / Re: OXCE (OpenXcom Extended) main thread
« on: December 06, 2022, 07:36:36 am »
Are teleportation abilities currently possible with OXCE?

OXCE Support Y-scripts / [Solved] Add Healing Factor for Units
« on: December 05, 2022, 05:38:31 am »
Per title.

Basically each unit has a healing factor divisor that modifies their rate of wound recovery. A healing factor of 2 = half the standard wound recovery time for example. This value defaults to 1. This would be good for special units like 40k mod's Space Marines.

Alternately it could be made a multiplier that multiplies the rate of wound recovery; whichever would be best/easiest to implement.

« on: November 29, 2022, 12:10:41 am »
Eldar Seers can enter Devotion training despite never gaining Devotion from it.

« on: November 28, 2022, 11:29:31 pm »
Not sure if bug/unintended but I'm pretty sure that Khorne Valkyries shouldn't be using psionics as Khorne is clear on where he stands when it comes to sorcery; probably something that should be looked at for all Khorne affiliated units.

« on: November 28, 2022, 07:02:45 am »
Also it appears that unconscious units can dodge somehow.

« on: November 28, 2022, 04:13:08 am »
It seems that the Crozius Arcanum for the Grey Knight Chaplain is broken; even if you're Rank 3 or higher, you do not get access to it.

« on: November 27, 2022, 12:16:15 pm »
Oh, would definitely add the ability to see friendly shield values.

Apparently X-Chronicles mod displays shield values, and the script from this can be copied over.

Suggestions / Re: Make Shield HP Obvious
« on: November 27, 2022, 12:14:40 pm »
Everything about shields is scripted; meaning that they don't really have much to do with OXCE development, they depend on the modder's skills and decisions.

Scripting is a rare skill, and most modders simply don't have it. But if it can be done on the current OXCE engine (which I am not sure about), then maybe someone else can rise up to the task.

I personally wouldn't do this, because the game doesn't tell you the number of HP lost either. But you can check it with a mind probe. Similarly, using some device to measure shield levels would be okay.

I'm not talking about enemies (barring perhaps it being displayed on the stat sheet when probing them) so much as your own troops; you should know exactly how much shielding they have remaining.

« on: November 26, 2022, 04:53:19 am »
Also noticed that Grey Knights and Inquisitors can never benefit from the Shield spell. Is this a bug?

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