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#1 rambo3456

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 07:37 PM

Hi friebds, i playing ufo , i have plasma defense but they reach my base, so im figthings against snake men, i kill them all, EXCEPT ONE, and....I CANT FIND IT...!!!!!!!!
I PASS TURN AND SAID "HIDDEN MOVEMENT", BUT DONT MOVE, DONT LISTEN IT, OR SEE. I DONT KNOW WHATS GOING ON,

I register the base with my 23 men well armed and i can see him.

Dont know if will be a bug or WTF

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 01:47 AM

There must be one alien left otherwise the mission would end. With 23 soldiers, spread them out across the base. Have some guard the corridors while some check the various base modules carefully. Sweep through it and block off the various areas after you've searched them.

It's possible that there was one snakeman that may have been unconscious and has woken up behind all of your soldiers, so don't forget to search areas that you have already been to. Also while they don't normally go upstairs, you might want to check just in case.

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 03:54 AM

Check every closet, every room. heck, check your inner base. There's a bug that the aliens might spawn inside your base if they lack spawn points. Though, it's rare to none if you have the starting base (3 hangars)

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 02:51 PM

He is in the second floor in the main "lift" building... and you need to fly, throw grenades to kill him... ;)
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 08:34 AM

There must be one alien left otherwise the mission would end. With 23 soldiers, spread them out across the base. Have some guard the corridors while some check the various base modules carefully. Sweep through it and block off the various areas after you've searched them.

It's possible that there was one snakeman that may have been unconscious and has woken up behind all of your soldiers, so don't forget to search areas that you have already been to. Also while they don't normally go upstairs, you might want to check just in case.

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There seems to be a bug in the game (at least in my version 1.4 - DOS): When a snakeman stands on something (like a bale of hay) it is invisible even when you are on the same level and standing right on front of it. The way I know it's there is that you can't move through the space it occupies. IIRC you could see it though a hole in the upstairs floor, but if it was outside you would need a hovertank, flying suit, or mind-controlled flying alien (or stand on another bale of hay? not sure). Maybe the game classifies its position as not exactly at level 0 nor level 1?

I can't think of an equivalent for a bale of hay inside a base. Maybe it's halfway up a flight of stairs? You could try going up or down all the stairs.

Is this bug described anywhere in the forums or an article?
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:31 PM

I don't think so but I've seen the bug you've mentioned.

I think one other place it happens is on stairs that have a west to east orientation. You can find some in X-Com bases. If the alien is standing at the base of the stairs its image is invisible. You can't walk into the tile it is in, but you can see the target centering box.

I know it happens in TFTD as well.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 03:21 PM

I don't think so but I've seen the bug you've mentioned.

I think one other place it happens is on stairs that have a west to east orientation. You can find some in X-Com bases. If the alien is standing at the base of the stairs its image is invisible. You can't walk into the tile it is in, but you can see the target centering box.

I know it happens in TFTD as well.

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Thanks.

"Target centering box." Do you mean the red "alien spotted" square or the yellow crosshairs, or both? Normally you can't see the crosshairs until a red box appears somewhere. IIRC, in the case of the snakeman on the bale of hay in the barn, I didn't see either until I looked through the hole in the ceiling.

I can also vaguely remember (years ago) assaulting a cave in an alien base, where one alien was sitting on top of something and very difficult to see. That may have been a different phenomenon though. Maybe just a floater in an obscure corner. I can't remember if caves in alien bases have 2 levels sometimes???

I need to keep the save file when something weird happens so I can investigate later....
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