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Offline jepeman

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Killing an unconscious enemy on the ground?
« on: January 19, 2017, 06:32:56 pm »
How can you kill an unconscious enemy on the ground?

I tried shooting on the tile with bodies without luck and I guess I could blow up the bodies, but hoping for something easier/better.

I vaguely remember seeing a command to kill a unconscious enemy with a melee weapon somehow, but can't find it again ingame or via googling.

Mainly want to finish off some ghouls to prevent them from standing up again because of their regen (and maybe some other future enemy types I haven't encountered yet), or does it actually matter?
It seems like missions can end even when they've regained consciousness and I don't know if they can pick up weapons or grenades or have any way of attacking people?

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Re: Killing an unconscious enemy on the ground?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2017, 06:34:53 pm »
Shooting the tile with the enemy works. You can also execute them with a Cutting weapon (take the unconscious unit in the other hand), yet the option to do so must be enabled.

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Re: Killing an unconscious enemy on the ground?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2017, 06:35:29 pm »
Shooting at the tile is perfectly doable in Piratez/OXCE. No idea why it doesn't work for you - maybe you were just missing.

And yes, you can execute your enemies with melee, but you must have the relevant option enabled - it's the first one in the OXCE+ section.

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Re: Killing an unconscious enemy on the ground?
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2017, 06:40:32 pm »
Also, an alternative to consider for Ghouls is to use manacles to keep them down.

Enemies that revive from knocked out states will generally be considered "broken" for surrender checks, so they shouldn't prolong a mission.  There is also an option to allow enemies to pick up dropped weapons and items (which can be turned on or off).  What they will pick up is based on the "attractive-ness" of a weapon.  I'm not sure how much ghouls do or don't do this, but its a consideration. 

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Re: Killing an unconscious enemy on the ground?
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2017, 02:35:51 am »
I know from experience that a ghoul will pick up a gun eventually, though it might take a few turns, assuming the setting is on.

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Re: Killing an unconscious enemy on the ground?
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2017, 04:52:00 pm »
Thanks for the answers.
I knew I had seen the execute command somewhere, it was when I first set up the game and options, didn't occur to check there again.  :)

However, for the life of me I can't find the setting to (dis)allow enemies to pick up dropped weapons and items, is it ingame setting or an .ini tweak? Not necessary yet, but might enable it in the future if things get too tough.

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Re: Killing an unconscious enemy on the ground?
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2017, 08:45:19 pm »
However, for the life of me I can't find the setting to (dis)allow enemies to pick up dropped weapons and items, is it ingame setting or an .ini tweak? Not necessary yet, but might enable it in the future if things get too tough.

This feature is actually connected to weapons:

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The higher the number, the more eager AI units will be to pick it up.

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Re: Killing an unconscious enemy on the ground?
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2017, 09:38:54 pm »
And that's why I often thrown enemy guns on rooftops.

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Re: Killing an unconscious enemy on the ground?
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2017, 10:22:08 pm »
And that's why I often thrown enemy guns on rooftops.

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Re: Killing an unconscious enemy on the ground?
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2017, 10:24:14 pm »
That's why I kill my enemies.

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Re: Killing an unconscious enemy on the ground?
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2017, 11:15:09 pm »
And that's why I often thrown enemy guns on rooftops.

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That's not a bad idea. I tend to just grab the unconscious enemies themselves and carry them somewhere. Usually not far; I just like to take them away from their weapons and grenades, and put them somewhere obvious so that I'll see them if they wake up.

On long missions with lots of unconscious enemies, I sometimes make a pile of them in a central area - so that I can have a gal with a cattle prod, or whatever, watching over all of the unconscious enemies at once.

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Re: Killing an unconscious enemy on the ground?
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2017, 11:36:12 pm »
I enjoy the pile o' bodies solution as well :)