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Offline Bonakva

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Night vision device?
« on: January 13, 2021, 10:49:31 am »
Is it possible to implement a night vision device? For example, after researching a certain technology, an existing armor gets a new subtype.

The bio-exo suit is certainly good for night operations, but it's mostly designed against monsters. There is no good alternative against humans. Especially in the early/mid game

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Re: Night vision device?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2021, 12:50:07 pm »
i think thats intended.
as most enemies see a lot less at night (some don't care much at all), it might be a bit OP to abuse night missions like that then...

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Re: Night vision device?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2021, 01:18:09 pm »
AFAIK it's not possible.

EDIT: To clarify, I was referring to a separate device. As for a new armour with better NV - sure, there is already a wide selection available.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2021, 03:21:56 pm by Solarius Scorch »

Offline Mrvex

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Re: Night vision device?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2021, 04:50:27 pm »
Council's XCOM bureaucracy at its finest, commander is the only person in XCOM that is allowed to use nightvision googles. Rest of the plebians need to rely on in-build night vision devices in advanced armours, or by spending half of the mission bombarding the map with flares.



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Re: Night vision device?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2021, 11:22:07 pm »
AFAIK it's not possible.

EDIT: To clarify, I was referring to a separate device. As for a new armour with better NV - sure, there is already a wide selection available.
There is script hook `visibilityUnit` that can alter visibility of unit, this mean it could react to items (in hands directly or in inventory indirectly).

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Re: Night vision device?
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2021, 07:17:03 am »
As for a new armour with better NV - sure, there is already a wide selection available.
I think he meant something like Armored Vest/Shield. Same item, different stats.

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Re: Night vision device?
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2021, 11:21:42 am »
I think he meant something like Armored Vest/Shield. Same item, different stats.

All armours x 2, hurrah. :P