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#1 youngStar

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 02:28 AM

I've got several of each type and i asume they take up store space.
How can i get rid of them?
Doesnt work to ship them to a new base with no alien containment or just sell.
Only corpses.

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 04:10 AM

If you are playing Dos ver you can use Alien Containment editor which you can found here:
http://dynamic.games...xcom/x1f2.shtml
Just delete them.
If you have Collectors Edition Win version you could try Xcom Hack ver 2.45 found here:
http://www.stonepool.com/xcom/
With it you can only change them into other races or specialities.
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Posted 01 October 2004 - 05:08 AM

i stun most of the aliens i see, is it normal to have so many of each race/rank and does it take up space in stores or the alien containment? if yes, how many live aliens can 1 facility hold

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 06:04 AM

Live aliens are stored in containment. Corpses are stored in stores (icky, I know).

I don't understand how the game stores units in containment, but I'm told that you can have 10 aliens of each race in storage. The only way to clear the useless aliens (apart from using a third-party game editor) is to research each and every one of them.

Stunning everything in sight can be a useful strategy (especially against large terror units). But you really don't want to end up researching hundreds of useless soldier class aliens just to empty your containment when you only want one navigator, one leader and a commander. So when you do stun an alien, walk up to it, inspect its body, and if it's a soldier or some other alien you already have, drop a grenade or fire type of explosive on its body (remove the equipment first - or move the body and then blast it).

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Edited by NKF, 01 October 2004 - 06:06 AM.

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 06:14 AM

I'm told that you can have 10 aliens of each race in storage.


i have over 15 sectoids so i guess thats not right, but helpfull post. thanks
building a second alien containment now in my 4th base to dump some of them, need the storage in main base.

Edited by youngStar, 01 October 2004 - 06:16 AM.


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Posted 01 October 2004 - 12:21 PM

where can i find navigators and sectoid leaders?

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 01:39 PM

Well, most of the ships should have them (except the small scout). It's hard to tell as they all look the same, but once you've got the mind probe, or have really powerful psi-skills and a psi-amp, you can check each alien until you find them.

Until then, the only way to find out it to stun them and examine their body. Sectoid leaders also have psi-abilities, so if you are on a sectoid mission and are getting psied (and perhaps a month or two into the game), then there's a leader out there somewhere.

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 01:47 PM

It's strange, though. You wouldn't think you could ID an alien's rank just from looking at its body. . .unless they come with nametags?
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Posted 01 October 2004 - 03:02 PM

Hehe, that's right... Had'nt thought of that... :LOL:
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Posted 01 October 2004 - 03:21 PM

All through this afternoon, you and I have been battling back and forth for the most recent post, it feels like. Eh, Paladin? It's. . .strange. . .wierd. . .cool!
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#11 Paladin

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 08:22 AM

Oh, I've seen worst :D
NKF beat me by about 2 minutes in replying to a 2 pages post with our 4 pages posts... Now I try to answer first then edit when I see he's around :LOL:
Here's to :master: NKF :beer:
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then I have to write it down so it doesn't corrupt the rest of my brain.. "

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Posted 11 October 2004 - 02:40 AM

alien containment can store up to 10 kinds/ranks of aliens ie. you can have up to 10 entries in lab to research.

#13 Paladin

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Posted 12 October 2004 - 06:52 AM

Still, I've never ran out of space in alien containment... which is kinda unrealistic... But we'd have to be able to terminate/sell them once they're researched ^_^
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Posted 12 October 2004 - 08:06 AM

after you finish research project on live alien, one of them is killed. in the file with all text data (language.dat) there even is a string 'subject died due to the trauma of interrogation' or something like that, but it is not used.
if you want to kill'em all, you have to research them one by one.

Edited by quantifier, 12 October 2004 - 08:07 AM.


#15 Paladin

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Posted 13 October 2004 - 01:42 PM

hmmm... I don't want to see those interrogation techniques :D
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