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Offline Solarius Scorch

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Re: Want to help?
« Reply #120 on: August 20, 2021, 03:38:59 pm »
Thanks, everything works perfectly. Added!

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Re: Want to help?
« Reply #121 on: September 01, 2021, 11:35:43 pm »
Solarius, while this post isnt related to coding/making stuff in game. Would you like a steam guide, for this mod in particular ? This mod can be extremely confusing at times and tips and tricks or whatever you need to do to get your boots of the ground could be appreciated for some new players.

Steam guide does have more tools than posting here on the forums and i am sure it would be more convinient to access too.
Like here is what i would envision the guide would contain
Guide would assume the player has successfuly installed it
- The standard jargon that this guide is from a fan and not from the official team and bunch of disclaimers and... that kind of stuff to cover our asses.
- Major differences from vanilla XCOM and a vague description of them, things like Close quater combat, surrendering, rewards etc...
- Advanced settings and possible alterations you can do as player.
- Starting the game, difficulty and recomended starting location
- Some basic tips for research to get the ball rolling, recommended guns to grab.
- Explanation of how promotion works and all the possible ways to archive them
- General combat tips and tricks, how to best utilize certain weapons.

Tons of stuff will be hidden as spoilers with a thick text mentioning that there is a magic in to discovering stuff yourself and that this guide is only if you are desperate or just need to get unstuck ASAP.
Guide wont contain like all enemy types and mission types or any of this stuff, frankly, i lost count how many mission types and enemy types there are but my guess that its more than the entire XCOM serie combined.

It wont contain weapons and toys either, too much and its just better for the player to discover them as he goes. Only certain starting weapons might be highlighted as useful or notable.
It wont contain factions and their arsenal or lore, only what is absolutely nessesary so the player can make it to 1999 and have decent odds.

Before i would publish it, i would present it to you first so you can dismantle it and tell me what should be changed etc... so it would be.... presentable with some honor.
That is, if you would like such thing in the first place, your call.


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Re: Want to help?
« Reply #122 on: September 02, 2021, 12:35:33 am »
Steam guide does have more tools than posting here on the forums
I'm genuinely curious, what are these? Headings? Proper hyperlinks? Embedded videos? In my experience, a generic Steam Guide is just a long forum post with maybe some headings.

and i am sure it would be more convinient to access too.
Not so sure about that. I for one am not looking for guides to mods on Steam, and even less to ones that originate in another corner of the web.

Plus, it will call some attention to the rampant piracy. I'm not sure Solarius wants to duke it out with the remnants of Blizzard who exactly can or cannot use Diablo 1 sprites, or with the copyright holders of the Thing soundtrack... :-X

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Re: Want to help?
« Reply #123 on: September 02, 2021, 07:50:58 pm »


Plus, it will call some attention to the rampant piracy. I'm not sure Solarius wants to duke it out with the remnants of Blizzard who exactly can or cannot use Diablo 1 sprites, or with the copyright holders of the Thing soundtrack... :-X

This is... a fair concern, you got me there.