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Offline Markus Ramikin

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Fences and hedges stop smoke grenades for some reason
« on: February 28, 2021, 11:54:03 pm »
Fences and hedges behave like solid walls in that they stop the smoke grenade's cloud from expanding. This makes no sense, not to mention being inconvenient.

This didn't happen in DOS - I just retested right now, just to be sure I wasn't going crazy.

(I wonder how flares are affected? I never play night missions, aside from Cydonia, and Martians obviously haven't been growing hedges there. But I do wonder.)

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Re: Fences and hedges stop smoke grenades for some reason
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2021, 05:57:07 am »
Hmm interesting.
Yeah flares are not effected that way.
Never noticed the difference, but that would be nice to fix.

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Re: Fences and hedges stop smoke grenades for some reason
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2021, 11:58:27 pm »
Hm, both my posts should have been Suggestions, shouldn't they. Sorry.

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Re: Fences and hedges stop smoke grenades for some reason
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2021, 08:07:37 am »
I've moved this thread to Suggestions.

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Re: Fences and hedges stop smoke grenades for some reason
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2021, 12:01:59 am »
For extra silliness, the broken walls of a crashed UFO stop smoke too.

https://i.imgur.com/ho4ExuM.jpg

This also seems to be new to openxcom.

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Re: Fences and hedges stop smoke grenades for some reason
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2021, 11:02:30 am »
For extra silliness, the broken walls of a crashed UFO stop smoke too.

https://i.imgur.com/ho4ExuM.jpg

This also seems to be new to openxcom.

that's just how that tile spawns. unless you're sure you threw an extra smoke grenade inside the door first.

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Re: Fences and hedges stop smoke grenades for some reason
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2021, 07:42:37 pm »
I did.

And I expect when it's just the tile spawn, it's for the same reason. This is because exploded Terror Ships' Power Sources affect each other in a chain reaction, and that seems to indicate that pre-mission explosions obey the same engine physics as what happens during the actual mission. I'd be suprised if that cloud spawned like that in the original X-com.

But one way or the other, yes, I did throw a smoke grenade there.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2021, 07:45:43 pm by Markus Ramikin »

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Re: Fences and hedges stop smoke grenades for some reason
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2021, 08:36:48 pm »
I thought this subject couldn't surprise me further.

Behold.