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Offline Moon_Dew

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Re: General Tactics for Newbie Player
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2014, 12:21:54 am »
Could someone explain how to set up my git program and compile UFO to me?  Codes are not my forte.

Heck, do I even need to compile the game in order use the debug and console commands?
« Last Edit: February 04, 2014, 12:23:26 am by Moon_Dew »

Offline geever

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Re: General Tactics for Newbie Player
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2014, 09:02:32 am »
Moon_Dew, please don't ruin the topic.

About compiling, its on the wiki: Coding

-geever

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Re: General Tactics for Newbie Player
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2014, 10:04:52 pm »
Okay, getting back to tactics, how do I decrease the amount of attacks on my base?

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Re: General Tactics for Newbie Player
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2014, 12:01:11 am »
destroy all incomig ufos. destroy it on land. ufo lost in seam means no mission and no mission means no experience and no loot.

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Re: General Tactics for Newbie Player
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2014, 12:33:14 am »
That's it?  Just blow them out of the sky?  You mean there's no other way to deal with them, because some of those UFOs are real tough, and sometimes they spawn too close to my base to shoot them down.

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Re: General Tactics for Newbie Player
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2014, 05:24:54 am »
That's it?  Just blow them out of the sky?  You mean there's no other way to deal with them, because some of those UFOs are real tough, and sometimes they spawn too close to my base to shoot them down.
Firstly, if you put better armour and weapons on your interceptors, the ufos won't be so tough. Secondly you need defences in your bases (laser and missle batteries).

A base attack is exactly the same as a regular mission. If you are able to win in regular mission, what do you do differently to lose at base attacks?

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Re: General Tactics for Newbie Player
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2014, 05:44:50 am »
Regular missions I just use the auto-play feature, which is absent from base attack missions.

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Re: General Tactics for Newbie Player
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2014, 06:32:18 am »
If you are not playing the tactical missions, why do you play the game at all?

Also, shooting down UFOs when you are guaranteed to catch them landed and intact (as it's the case in a base attack mission) is a questionable strategy imho. You wont get antimatter from a damaged UFO and you get less money. So ...
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Re: General Tactics for Newbie Player
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2014, 10:43:33 am »
Auto-mission has some disadvantages like every civilian is killed during mission. It doesn't add to happiness I guess.

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Re: General Tactics for Newbie Player
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2014, 11:46:08 am »
Regular missions I just use the auto-play feature, which is absent from base attack missions.
you can read in >tip of the day< topic why this isnt good idea.