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Offline bit5nip3r

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The Bigger UFOs
« on: May 28, 2012, 02:33:28 pm »
At what point do Supply Ships, Gunboats and Corruptors spawn within the Game?  I'm playing 2.4.  Does it depend on a certain level of research.  I'm about Aug/Sep 2084 into the game, and was wondering if it comes down to the length of game play or the research tree progressed, or neither.

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Re: The Bigger UFOs
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2012, 03:05:47 pm »
It depends on time and difficulty level.

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Re: The Bigger UFOs
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2012, 05:44:35 pm »
What the hell are Gunboats and Corruptors?  :o
I'm at September 2085.
Easy Difficulty.

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Re: The Bigger UFOs
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2012, 06:44:54 pm »
Gunboat is WiP UFO, it will be in 2.5.
Corrupter is large ufo appeared in middle of the game (~500 alien interests)

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Re: The Bigger UFOs
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2012, 07:25:02 pm »
Except that with current state of development corrupter comes at the very end.

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Re: The Bigger UFOs
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2012, 01:50:21 pm »
At the moment, I'm playing it on an easy level to get a feel for the game.  It's current in Nov 2084.  So in terms of time and difficulty, can I expect to see bigger UFOs soon?

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Re: The Bigger UFOs
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2012, 01:25:45 am »
At the moment, I'm playing it on an easy level to get a feel for the game.  It's current in Nov 2084.  So in terms of time and difficulty, can I expect to see bigger UFOs soon?
I have a game going on Easy difficult as well. I'm at Q4 of 2085. I have not seen a Corruptor or a Gunboat. Considering starting a new game at Hard difficulty.

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Re: The Bigger UFOs
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2012, 01:58:50 am »
On Easy, Interest accumulates at a rate of one point per day (24 hours). It looks like the game starts with 20 Interest for some reason, so you should expect 480 days before the 500-Interest benchmark mentioned earlier. If I can do calendar math correctly, that should be July 14 2085, so I'm not sure what's up with Salvo's game.

I've seen them in 2.4, but I edited aircraftmanagement.ufo to spawn them faster and also increased interest using the debug_setinterest console command.

(Have I mentioned that the game currently has pacing issues? ;) )

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Re: The Bigger UFOs
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2012, 09:13:18 am »
Gunboat is not yet available. Corruptor becomes available at 500, but it doesn't necessarily mean it will show up right then. I believe it is only possible to show on terror missions, XVI missions and maybe intercept missions (couldn't tell in the code).

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Re: The Bigger UFOs
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2012, 01:04:36 pm »
Yeah, I should clarify that by "them" I mean "corruptors".

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Re: The Bigger UFOs
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2012, 01:06:09 pm »
borrowing the thread a little here - what different alien missions are there?

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Re: The Bigger UFOs
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2012, 01:46:33 pm »
I believe this covers it:
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case INTERESTCATEGORY_RESCUE:
return "geoscape/icon_rescue";
case INTERESTCATEGORY_BUILDING:
return "geoscape/icon_build_alien_base";
case INTERESTCATEGORY_ALIENBASE:
/** @todo we have two different alienbase models */
return "geoscape/alienbase";
case INTERESTCATEGORY_RECON:
return "geoscape/icon_recon";
case INTERESTCATEGORY_XVI:
return "geoscape/icon_xvi";
case INTERESTCATEGORY_HARVEST:
return "geoscape/icon_harvest";
case INTERESTCATEGORY_UFOCARRIER:
return "geoscape/icon_ufocarrier";
case INTERESTCATEGORY_TERROR_ATTACK:
return "geoscape/icon_terror";
/* Should not be reached, these mission categories are not drawn on geoscape */
case INTERESTCATEGORY_BASE_ATTACK:
return "geoscape/base2";
case INTERESTCATEGORY_SUPPLY:
case INTERESTCATEGORY_INTERCEPT:

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Re: The Bigger UFOs
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2012, 02:46:49 pm »
Mostly.

INTERESTCATEGORY_RECON is split to ground and areial recon AFAIR
INTERESTCATEGORY_BUILDING is split to (alien) base building and subverting government
INTERESTCATEGORY_INTERCEPT is split to attack aircraft and attack installation

and ofc. INTERESTCATEGORY_RESCUE is special used for downed dropship missions only

Hmm.. I don't know why there is two alienbase interest category, maybe one for the base building and another for the "attack alienbase" missions...

-geever