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Offline Banshee

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Servitors (wip)
« on: September 04, 2017, 10:16:25 pm »
  mk1 0.8 - I making mod for myself, new xcom units, hwp-soldiers, to replace rookies in a role of meatshields (cause i don't like it). And to replace dogs in a role of reaction shot-magnet (cause i don't like to use dogs in this way, but it's frequently needed).  Oriented on 1.0(no more) nightly versions oxc and Final Mod Pack.
 Servitors have lots of hp (120 for now), reasonable armor (mk1 is 36-22-22-22) and acuracy (70, but for 2-hd weapons it'll be only 50) but they're very slow (40tu now). All this stats i chosed from the beginning, and through tests i made, looks like it's near optimal. They will not be available from the start of the game, need to learn some of the technologies to open them.
 Still doing Completed 1st model, melee one with second normal hand. Want to do gunner type next. And double-gunner/ gunner-melee 3rd and 4th, if i find how to make (on 1.0 oxc) hwp with 2 weapons (there is no way to do this in 1.0, so it's necessarily to use nightlies for this). Also, making new models is long enough, at least for me, so i decided to do just one another model for now- melee+boltermachine gun. Autogun with HE ammo, mb.
 mk1 1.1 - Actually, mk1 still not complete, need to change weapon type from melee to firearm with 1-square range (and choose proper sounds for it or find new ones, and ,possibly, this is too hard for me) and balance it, and balance overall mk1's stats, it need some buffing...
 mk1 1.2 - 1st servitor is just as fine as i planned it to be. It's cheap, tough, slow, can break obstacles (although, to break something strong will take some time) and can carry enough weight to be usefull pack mule or to use the heaviest guns. Time to proceed to next one...
 mk1 1.3 - graphical fix

mk2 1.0 - initial version, i keep them separated for now, will combine them later...
 Also, i don't know yet what to do - to increase the number of slots for hwp for each aircraft or transfer servitors to soldier-class (if it possible, while ceeping built-in weapons, idk)

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Re: Servitors (wip)
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 02:16:19 am »
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change weapon type from melee to firearm with 1-square range (and choose proper sounds for it or find new ones, and ,possibly, this is too hard for me) and balance it, and balance overall mk1's stats, it need some buffing...

Just use the code  from my hwp tractors mod and change the range from 2 to 1. You can also use the code from the POWERGLOVE mod but no sound/ hit animation  has been provisioned  into it The sounds and animations of the first generation tractor reflect a blunt object hit with AP ammunition strike .

Thes servitors in my mind at least might work better as an alien mockery, stealing humans, modifying and using them as terrorist units in a town raid.  those BAZTARDS!

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Re: Servitors (wip)
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 06:59:56 am »
Just use the code  from my hwp tractors mod and change the range from 2 to 1. You can also use the code from the POWERGLOVE mod but no sound/ hit animation  has been provisioned  into it The sounds and animations of the first generation tractor reflect a blunt object hit with AP ammunition strike .
Thanks for yr proposal, looks like we do very similar mods at the almost same time, lol. Good mod, btw, l found it very useful for my playstile. As for sounds, i was only satisfied with sounds from Fallout2. Sadly, looks like game force us to use only one attack/hit sound and spoils them a lot  :'(

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Re: Servitors (wip)
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 11:47:16 am »
I may be completely wrong, but I think Meridian may have mentioned OXCE allowing multiple sounds? Might be worth checking.

I love the fact that you shy away from using dogs as meat shields, yet have no issue with apparently converting corpses into bio mechanical monstrosities to fulfil the same purpose.

Offline Yataka Shimaoka

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Re: Servitors (wip)
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 02:49:19 pm »
Me likey this idea, gonna keep an eye out for this, gonna use it at me mod