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Suggestions / Re: [Suggestion] Add aspect ratio resolutions
« on: June 16, 2024, 09:00:08 pm »
Original aspect ratio had non-square pixels (320x200 4:3).

To be exact, Geoscape was apparently made with square pixels in mind (since the globe is stretched vertically in 4:3), and Battlescape with non-square ones.

There's a hidden option for it (nonSquarePixelRatio: true), but the scaling may or may not look ugly depending on your resolution and filters (I use this one).

The X-Com Files / Re: Real weapons overhaul discussion
« on: May 24, 2021, 05:27:39 pm »
"redundant" weapons have some use too, not for core game play perspective but for overall game and feel.
Russian gangster could run with generic M16 rifle but it would better if they have AK47 even if was reskin of generic rifle.
As I understand X-com Files is narration heavy mod, and adding flavor weapons only enhance this.
Sure, it makes sense to have AK-47 as a weapon for Bedouins and Russian gangsters, but what's the point of AKM then? It's the same thing.
FAMAS as a weapon for Dagon cultists doesn't make sense even as a flavor weapon (let alone as a meaningful alternative to M16). Why FAMAS?

Even if you tweak their stats relative to each other to be more realistic, it won't be an overhaul. The end result will be mostly the same.

The X-Com Files / Re: Real weapons overhaul discussion
« on: May 22, 2021, 07:20:42 pm »
Yes, we could have one rifle and one pistol, like in vanilla. But where's the fun in that?
More like 2 or 3. It makes perfect sense that some factions use M16 while others use AKM, and there's some gameplay difference between those two, but L85 is already kinda pointless, let alone AK-47 that's practically identical to AKM.
Then they're all made obsolete by BlackOps anyway.

The X-Com Files / Re: Real weapons overhaul discussion
« on: May 22, 2021, 02:55:26 pm »
Unpopular opinion: the stats of "normal" firearms belonging to the same class are so similar (both IRL and in XCF) that half of them are basically redundant and could be simply removed. Things like 5 points of accuracy aren't really significant.

The X-Com Files / Re: Rats
« on: February 05, 2021, 01:08:34 am »
Yes. Psi sense. Basically they can see enemies through walls at short range.

The X-Com Files / Re: Compact handcuffs
« on: January 24, 2021, 06:43:51 pm »
Made it a submod.

The X-Com Files / Re: Night vision device?
« on: January 21, 2021, 07:17:03 am »
As for a new armour with better NV - sure, there is already a wide selection available.
I think he meant something like Armored Vest/Shield. Same item, different stats.

The X-Com Files / Re: Research that's listed getOneFreeProtected
« on: January 20, 2021, 09:30:34 pm »
It's locked behind "Alien Vocabulary". You have to research it, then interrogate some engineers.

The X-Com Files / Re: Compact handcuffs
« on: January 19, 2021, 09:37:50 pm »
How about this?

Released Mods / Re: [TFTD] [Expansion] TWoTS+ Release (v.2.40)
« on: March 29, 2020, 02:05:18 pm »
Hmm I rarely use aimed fire as my soldiers need TUs to return to cover.
As long as you fight at long range you're not that likely to get hit even without cover. And hard suits make your guys likely to survive at least one hit, so the risk is more than acceptable. Closing the distance seems to reduce your advantage, at least in early game.

Released Mods / Re: [TFTD] [Expansion] TWoTS+ Release (v.2.40)
« on: March 28, 2020, 11:20:00 pm »
I've tried to play this three or four times but have given-up before the end of the first year because of the useless weapons, even on the easiest setting.  Lasers on the surface are ok, but underwater-wise we need better early weapons (and aquanauts that didn't go to the Stormtrooper School of Shooting).
It's OK as long as you use aimed fire. Bursts are for close quarters, snaps are only there for reaction fire.

Released Mods / Re: [TFTD] [Expansion] TWoTS+ Release (v.2.39)
« on: March 26, 2020, 03:42:40 pm »
You totally can. Have the panicking/berserking aquanauts drop all weapons (they can still be used for scanning and healing) and stun the ones already mind controlled.

Released Mods / Re: [TFTD] [Expansion] TWoTS+ Release (v.2.39)
« on: March 25, 2020, 03:52:44 pm »
Polyphs are easy to kill by spamming aimed shots at long range. Too easy, in fact, since they have shorter range than your guns and can't shoot back.

Released Mods / Re: [TFTD] [Expansion] TWoTS+ Release (v.2.39)
« on: March 23, 2020, 05:38:13 am »
During my last playthrough I lost 3 countries by the end of August on veteran difficulty.
I only lost one, but then I got -2711 rating and lost the game, which was kinda unexpected.

Looks like this parameter was removed from options of main menu. Ok, so here is file to replace.

Released Mods / Re: [TFTD] [Expansion] TWoTS+ Release (v.2.39)
« on: March 23, 2020, 03:08:11 am »
Turn on radar circles for hunter-killers. It will make your play a bit more comfortable.

BTW, checked out the saves from the failed campaign in debug mode. The aliens went from one colony in June to three by the beginning of August and five by the end of August (just as I finished my first two Barracudas). Is it supposed to be like that? I didn't rush Barracuda specifically, but ran out of things to research long before Khimtar Crash Site appeared, so it's not like I was too slow.

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