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Offline Rich

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Creating Mission events when skyranger is downed
« on: January 06, 2024, 01:53:54 pm »
Hello,

As title says, I was think if it would be possible to create some sort of new type of event when your planes get shot down by alien crafts, like recovery missions where you have to go with a new plane to pick up a random number of survivors or instead start a mission with the crew available on the craft at the moment of the crash.
Would be pretty neat to add missions to recover your crashed skyranger survivors or play a survival Mission for X amount of turns before you can finally escape and send the surviving crew back at base.

I do understand this wasn't intended in the game and it's probably impossible to add without major coding, but maybe it's actually doable?

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Re: Creating Mission events when skyranger is downed
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2024, 02:18:29 pm »
In before Meridian comes and says "Everything is possible... the question is if you can do it and if it is worth it?" :P

I recall this or something quite close to this being discussed before, and - if I remember it right - in addition to engine changes there were also issues of game design, as in how exactly should it all work and would it actually be fun to play. You might try to searching the forums a bit.

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Re: Creating Mission events when skyranger is downed
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2024, 02:20:02 pm »
Similar requests have been raised and discussed many times.

For example:
https://openxcom.org/forum/index.php/topic,11424.0.html
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https://openxcom.org/forum/index.php/topic,4830.0.html

Both the devs and the modders abandoned the idea as "not useful", see for example point 6 here: https://openxcom.org/forum/index.php/topic,4830.msg118067.html#msg118067

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Re: Creating Mission events when skyranger is downed
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2024, 04:07:58 pm »
Yeah i thought i would receive a negative answer, i asked hoping in a positive one since i had something in mind with the mod i'm working on to add a bit of flavour to the game as extra missions and stuff but i have a back-up plan so it's no big deal.
I did a quick search before asking but nothing popped up, probably searched the wrong words.

Thanks, gonna check the wishlist before next time!  :)