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#1 gufu

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 03:28 PM

WEll how?
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Posted 08 January 2006 - 10:17 PM

Have you by any chance read the documentation that comes with it? And if you have, what are the difficulties you are having with it?

Also: Keep in mind that Apocutil is not as robust or as powerful as XComutil, so don't expect too much from it.

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Edited by NKF, 08 January 2006 - 10:22 PM.

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 08:37 PM

Well how to add vehicle armor research for free?
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 01:37 AM

Vehicle armour? Vehicles don't have armour you can add on - it's all built into the vehicles. I take it you mean the small and large disrupter shields.

I've had a look at the Apocutil documentation, and it doesn't appear that it can add specific research items. However, the following switch might be of interest:

RESEARCH:xxx = Change the Research Tree that controls the order in which
      technology is researched.  RESEARCH may be abbreviated as RES.

      RES:ALT redefines the Research Tree the way I like it.  It eliminates
      some of the bottlenecks found in the original Research Tree by allowing
      research paths to key items.

      RES:ANY makes it possible to research any item at any time by
      eliminating all prerequisites.  It also eliminates the need for advanced
      research labs except for faster research.  WARNING:  You may encounter
      problems if you research the alien buildings in the wrong order, so be
      careful.

      RES:FREE reduces all research time to one hour and all points to 1.
      This flag can be used with any Research Tree, since it does not modify
      any of the paths, but simply makes research faster.  The points earned
      were reduced to avoid massive retaliation by the aliens in response to
      an artificially high score.


To run it, you'd have to run the following line in a command console window while in the Apocalypse directory:

APOCUTIL RES:ANY WRITE

Under normal circumstances, all you'd need to do is capture a ship with a small disrupter shield and you'll get one for research. An easier option may be to find an editor that allows you to edit the stores and a few shields.

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