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Offline Solarius Scorch

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Ironfist Dropship 1.4c
« on: August 16, 2014, 03:34:06 pm »
Ladies and gentlemen, a new troop transporter: the Ironfist.



Get the latest version here:
https://www.openxcom.com/mod/ironfist-dropship

WHAT DOES THIS MOD DO?
This mod adds one new troop transporter. It requires all UFO components, but not UFO Construction.

WHY WAS IT MADE?
It was made for the Final Mod Pack, but I've decided to release a standalone version in case people like it and want to use it.

ANY DETAILS?
The Ironfist can transport up to 18 soldiers, including up to 4 tanks. It has two ramps for easier deployment. It uses Elerium as fuel. It has no weapon hardpoints. It also has extended radar range.

CHANGELOG:
1.0: Added the dropship.
1.1: Fixed some errors.
1.2: Shortened the ship to fix problems when landed close to the edge.
1.3: Custom soldier deployment inside the ship.
1.4: Update to fit the new mod structure.
1.4b: Fixed a terrain mismatch.
1.4c: Fixed some issues with walk-through walls.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2018, 12:47:33 am by Solarius Scorch »

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Re: Ironfist Dropship 1.0
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2014, 03:58:16 pm »
Looks interesting! And it has stairs to go on the roof for snipers? O.O Nice idea!

Quick question: Why all components but not UFO constructions? This looks like Lightning+1 with less research..?

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Re: Ironfist Dropship 1.0
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2014, 04:03:41 pm »
Looks interesting! And it has stairs to go on the roof for snipers? O.O Nice idea!

Quick question: Why all components but not UFO constructions? This looks like Lightning+1 with less research..?

Well, it is a bit of a Lightning +1... Or more like Lightning -1, since it allows for no weapons and is generally performing much worse despite having two UFO reactors. (It makes more sense in the FMP, since it's a counterpart of the Sentinel.)
I wanted to base the ship on Skyranger, but I would have to make many new tiles, and it was a bit much. So I used a mix of lightning and Skyranger parts.

As for the stairs, well, Dioxine did it first :)

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Re: Ironfist Dropship 1.0
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2014, 04:50:50 pm »
WOOOOO YEAHHHHHH!!!

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Re: Ironfist Dropship 1.0
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2014, 06:45:26 pm »
Loving the modded avenger!! Always found the stock craft to be fairly boring. They got better in TFTD but they were still somewhat lackluster

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Re: Ironfist Dropship 1.0
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2014, 08:19:44 pm »
This is a sweet looking ship!  Very nice!   :D

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Re: Ironfist Dropship 1.0
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2014, 02:47:49 am »
Well done !
And thanks for stand alone mod :)

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Re: Ironfist Dropship 1.0
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2014, 01:23:35 am »
Put a toilet. Is necesary men..... Lol great work

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Re: Ironfist Dropship 1.0
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2014, 01:25:20 am »
Put a toilet. Is necesary men..... Lol great work

Well, I have the necessary tiles... :P

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Re: Ironfist Dropship 1.0
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2014, 06:34:07 pm »
The ship have a fail in the front. The people can go to the wall similar than a ghost.

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Re: Ironfist Dropship 1.0
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2014, 06:43:08 pm »
A front line report from the troops about the Ironfist assault craft:

Troops and HWP that cannot hover (Flying suits and hovertanks) are unable to climb back inside the craft after they exit... That is not good news if you discover that the mission is too much for your squad and want to make a hurried dust-off...

Otherwise, thaks for the excellent design and valuable addition to the craft variety.  8)

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Re: Ironfist Dropship 1.0
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2014, 07:02:21 pm »
Hmm, apparently there are issues... :P

They'll be fixed soon. Hopefully.

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Re: Ironfist Dropship 1.0
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2014, 07:26:14 pm »
The ship seems to be missing the highest-elevated part of the ramp... This might be the source of the problem...

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Re: Ironfist Dropship 1.1
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2014, 09:02:43 pm »
OK, both errors were fixed and a uploaded.

Thanks for the messages and sorry.

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Re: Ironfist Dropship 1.1
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2014, 09:16:29 pm »
Yeah, I would fly that thing without the toilet...  ;)