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Offline Rodmar

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Transient, spontaneous ground missions?
« on: November 10, 2015, 12:36:39 pm »
I'd like to know if by design, a ground (XVI) mission may
  • appear on the ground and be notified (inside radar detection coverage), without any UFO registered;
  • disappear a few in-game minutes later, without any notification.
As it's a very rare frequency, I'd think it's a bug. Usually, "spontaneous" missions are terror missions, without any UFO to recover.
By the way, what's the point about those "without UFO" missions? Are they sign of a nearby alien base? Or the sign of some viral spreading?

On the attached screenshot:
- 6:05 Alien activity (XVI) is detected in the R.S. (Guyanas coast)
- it disappears later (6:20?).
- soon, or at the same time, 6:20, another alien activity (XVI) is detected in the A.R. (China).
- game is saved (for the debuggers to use) and quited.
- game is reloaded and the China activity has gone too.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2015, 12:43:31 pm by Rodmar »

Offline anonymissimus

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Re: Transient, spontaneous ground missions?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2015, 03:14:48 pm »
If you let the time run a little on such a savegame, the missions sometimes (or always ?) appear again.
Ground-based missions do not have a (landed or crashed) UFO, and they are more likely if there are alien bases, but even without any they can appear AFAIK.