Problems with XcomUtil
Posted 19 October 2009 - 05:40 AM
Posted 22 October 2009 - 04:38 PM
Posted 23 October 2009 - 01:37 AM
Your editor is awesome, easy to change stuff fast and can do most of what I was missing to complete my mod. Hope this gets sorted out
Hmm, upon startup it reports the following:
"TFTD DOS v2.0/2.1 detected! Please keep in mind that all changes made are permanent!"
Should it state that it has located XcomUtil in that line?
Edited by Catnub, 23 October 2009 - 02:15 AM.
Posted 23 October 2009 - 08:59 AM
Edited by Catnub, 23 October 2009 - 09:24 AM.
Posted 19 November 2009 - 03:50 PM
When changing prices of stuff:
- if I immediately start a new campaign upon starting the program new prices will be used
- if I immediately load an old campaign upon starting the program, old prices will be used
- if I first load an old game and then abandon to start a new game (without exiting the program), old prices will be used
- if I load multiple campaigns before starting a new campaign (without exiting the program), prices from the first campaign loaded will be used
- prices in existing campaigns will never be changed
- prices in new campaigns will be based on the values in the campaign first loaded after starting the program, else on the executable if no campaigns are loaded before starting a new campaign
I know this applies to prices, I'll try to find out if it applies to other fields. It would be nice to be able to change these things during campaigns, but if you can't fix this then it might be a good idea to list it as a known bug (if you're able to verify it). Still not sure if it's related to the files geoscape.xcu and tactical.xcu which XcomUtil create, I tinkered around with those as well.
Edited by Catnub, 19 November 2009 - 03:51 PM.
Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:39 PM
This editor is very, very nice, just wish we could figure this one out. I'll drop Xcom utility if I have too, but I hate losing all the patches.. Particularly the one that fixes the bug where the game resets to easy after you reload.
Of course with this editor I can change the values for easy... but still...
Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:18 AM
The DOS version typically uses the EXEs in the UFOEXE and UFO2EXE directories, so make sure those remain. After that, install XcomUtil again and make sure that you run the SteamSetup.bat file in the XcomUtil directory afterwards.
Hope this helps!
Posted 21 June 2012 - 06:30 PM
Edit 1: Nvm, had removed X-com utility and was still having problems. Re-added and followed your advice and it worked like a charm!
Edit 2: Sorry, I want to ask a couple questions if its ok, 1) when I edit a field does the change take place immediately? As in, if I restart a save game, an alien with an newly upgraded armor score will show it by viewing it with the Mind Probe? Or do you have a start a new game? Or? Knowing this would help me troubleshoot many things to determine whether they are working or not. 2) Now that the aline stats are working as advertised, I notice by using mind probes that the actual stats are a little higher in-game than in your editor. The difference appears to be between about 10 and about 15 points. Do you have any idea why this happens? Is it just a normal variance? It appears to "set" when the game starts, though I haven't tried it on multiple games as yet...
Thanks again so much.
Mods- sorry about slightly hi-jacking the thread.
Edited by Longshot, 22 June 2012 - 12:55 AM.
Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:46 AM
To answer your questions:
Changes are not commited until you press the "save" button. So you can change whatever you like and leave the screen, and your game will remain unchanged. That said, once saved every change should be "instant" with the only exceptions being ships/alien stats as this will probably not affect UFOs/aliens already in the game, only newly generated ones.
Not sure about this one. According to the UFOpaedia stats are simply increased with difficulty level. It's possible the game takes these values and adds a random integer to it. I have done no testing regarding these values. Perhaps NKF or Zombie can shed more light on this oddity.
Posted 22 June 2012 - 06:09 PM
Now that the issues have been fixed, the game is playing as I intended. 35 Floaters attacked Cairo on January 31st 1999 before I could even get basic armor. It was brutal... but amazingly fun! (They are buffed as well, if you hadn't guessed!)
At any rate, I AM playing on Superhuman, so your guess makes sense. Understand, I'm fine with it, I was just curious. I have tested this on multiple save games, and all of them have these greater stats.
Since I have your ear, 1 request please! (Or at least your consideration...) If you do redo this editor at some point, could you allow us edit weapon weights as well?
Thanks! Anything you do is awesome, and I don't wanna be too pesky.
*back to killing aliens*
Posted 24 June 2012 - 06:28 AM
Edited by Jenny, 24 June 2012 - 06:28 AM.
Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:31 PM
I spent some time playing the newest faux remake over the last two months and to be honest, it's mediocre. Nothing like the old game except in very rudimentary ways. The game takes up 8 gbs. For that much fracking space, you could have simply Given this JA2 level graphics, made a sh*tton of weapon's variations, and designed unique cities all around the globe. Instead they wasted all that on eye candy that is the equivalent to black licorice and a whole bunch of "players are too stoo stoo stoopid" to know how to play the old way anymore design decisions.
/old man grumbling.
Anyway, Thanks for the editor, I'm enjoying playing the REAL thing all over again.
Edited by Longshot, 23 November 2012 - 10:32 PM.
Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:34 AM
While it's true the remake doesn't even come close to the original game, I have to say I enjoyed it for a good 80 hours according to steam. So it's decent in it's own right.
Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:24 AM
I spent some time playing the newest faux remake over the last two
months and to be honest, it's mediocre. Nothing like the old game except
in very rudimentary ways. The game takes up 8 gbs. For that much
fracking space, you could have simply Given this JA2 level graphics,
made a sh*tton of weapon's variations, and designed unique cities all
around the globe. Instead they wasted all that on eye candy that is the
equivalent to black licorice and a whole bunch of "players are too stoo
stoo stoopid" to know how to play the old way anymore design decisions.
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