Author Topic: [WIP][MOD][OXCE+] From the Apocalypse 0.6.1  (Read 68679 times)

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Re: [WIP][MOD][OXCE+] From the Apocalypse 0.3.9a
« Reply #300 on: November 10, 2018, 12:08:35 am »
Hey Robin, just wanted to say thanks for all of your hard work, this mod is shaping up to be something truly amazing. I could never get into X-Com Apocolypse due to the difference in the engines, but your mod has given me a taste, and it is exquisite. Keep up the good work!
I agree!  ;)

Thank you guys.

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Re: [WIP][MOD][OXCE+] From the Apocalypse 0.4
« Reply #301 on: January 01, 2019, 06:40:04 pm »
New version up, 0.4.
Added the office (police) terrain.
I think I changed the missionScripts too, but so much time passed I'm not sure anymore.

I really need to rework the Apartments terrain, make it simpler so I can also use a much simpler mapScript (currently the map can have "errors", which is ugly as fuck); the result will be less flexible/random but it will work correctly.
I'd also like to tweak the Luxury Apartments terrain, too many 2-storey buildings: as Hobbes said in another thread, players don't really go there.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2019, 06:44:45 pm by robin »

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Re: [WIP][MOD][OXCE+] From the Apocalypse 0.4
« Reply #302 on: January 02, 2019, 12:08:52 am »
Thank you very much for new version !  :)

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Re: [WIP][MOD][OXCE+] From the Apocalypse 0.4
« Reply #303 on: January 02, 2019, 12:25:46 am »
wow, very nice work Robin, i have not been following this mod but i will now as it looks great.

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Re: [WIP][MOD][OXCE+] From the Apocalypse 0.4
« Reply #304 on: January 02, 2019, 01:50:16 pm »
I'd also like to tweak the Luxury Apartments terrain, too many 2-storey buildings: as Hobbes said in another thread, players don't really go there.

I'll just say that Hobbes himself is a master of multi-story buildings, with everything having 3 stories on average and tons of spots for alien snipers and ambushers; so take his advice with a grain of salt :)

Also congrats on the release, the police station is as masterful as any of your terrains!

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Re: [WIP][MOD][OXCE+] From the Apocalypse 0.4a
« Reply #305 on: January 10, 2019, 09:53:43 pm »
new version up, 0.4a.
fixed apartments terrain... but i just realized it needs one more little fix, so there is going to be another version soon-ish.

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Re: [WIP][MOD][OXCE+] From the Apocalypse 0.4a
« Reply #306 on: January 11, 2019, 12:25:15 am »
Hi Robin,

One question, how do you to plan handle Mega-primus gameplay compared to the classic x-com geoscape? Additionally, are you planning to add any of the so-called features that were scrapped from the original game?

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Re: [WIP][MOD][OXCE+] From the Apocalypse 0.4a
« Reply #307 on: January 11, 2019, 01:05:16 am »
Hi Robin,

One question, how do you to plan handle Mega-primus gameplay compared to the classic x-com geoscape? Additionally, are you planning to add any of the so-called features that were scrapped from the original game?
I'm not sure I got what you're asking but:
  • Anything fancy needs coding and I can't do that, I'm limited to what's doable by plain modding (which is quite a lot). But scrapped Apoc stuff is mostly (if not completely) fancy stuff that can't be done without coding.
  • There will be multiple mega cities instead of one.. I guess the geoscape will more or less work in a classic UFOEU fashion.
  • There's already human-related missions but its minor stuff. One special human mission will be available once a country has fallen under alien control: instead of an alien base a "Subverted HQ" (or similar) site will be created, if the player clears that battelscape the country will be freed. Also I'd like to add another lesser enemy faction: rogue androids; but we'll see.

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Re: [WIP][MOD][OXCE+] From the Apocalypse 0.4a
« Reply #308 on: January 11, 2019, 01:32:01 pm »
So the geoscape gameplay will essentially have players oversee the globe and its many mega-cities, instead of city districts on a flat map?

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Re: [WIP][MOD][OXCE+] From the Apocalypse 0.4a
« Reply #309 on: January 11, 2019, 09:19:20 pm »
So the geoscape gameplay will essentially have players oversee the globe and its many mega-cities, instead of city districts on a flat map?
Yes.
I don't know if a flat geoscape can be done; but even if I manage to make a flat-looking geoscape it would still lack the dynamics/mechanics of Apocalypse (like different buildings having different sensitivity to infiltration, and so on), so in the end it wouldn't be worth it in my opinion.

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Re: [WIP][MOD][OXCE+] From the Apocalypse 0.4a
« Reply #310 on: January 13, 2019, 01:58:00 pm »
Geoscape related: long time ago I actually asked Warboy if it was possible to define a series of globe textures acting like "sea" (meaning: no crash site generation on them), so I could draw a spacescape out of the geoscape.
He told me that I was insane. :'(

Indeed it would probably be near impossible to make it look decent.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2019, 02:02:27 pm by robin »

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Re: [WIP][MOD][OXCE+] From the Apocalypse 0.4a
« Reply #311 on: January 13, 2019, 03:12:24 pm »
I've been in this X-Com modding business for 5 years now, and in my opinion, only insane ideas make truly outstanding mods.
This does not make such projects any easier, though.

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Re: [WIP][MOD][OXCE+] From the Apocalypse 0.4a
« Reply #312 on: January 13, 2019, 03:21:51 pm »
I've been in this X-Com modding business for 5 years now, and in my opinion, only insane ideas make truly outstanding mods.

I politely disagree.

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Re: [WIP][MOD][OXCE+] From the Apocalypse 0.4a
« Reply #313 on: January 13, 2019, 06:53:04 pm »
I meant that memorable mods always introduce something new... New concepts, new mechanics... Otherwise it's reskinned vanilla. Mods without it can be good of course, but they won't break any new grounds.

I am not that great with insane ideas myself, but I steal from insane projects. :)

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Re: [WIP][MOD][OXCE+] From the Apocalypse 0.4b
« Reply #314 on: January 13, 2019, 10:59:00 pm »
new version, 0.4b.
moar fixes to police+apartments terrains.