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#1 noeru

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 06:27 PM

I sold all my sonic pistol before I reserach it and now I can't research sonic oscillator. Is there any place to find sonic pistol later in the game?
Coz even those very small allen sub use only sonic blaster but not pistol.

Edited by noeru, 20 May 2004 - 11:31 PM.


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Posted 19 May 2004 - 07:39 PM

eventually you might cross over a medic or a soldier that will carry a sonic Pistol... Just be patient :wave:
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Posted 20 May 2004 - 03:11 AM

The aliens generally phases out the pistol class weapons in preferenc for the sonic cannons, though you may occasionally find an alien using one. They get phased out really quickly on harder difficulty levels.

So hoarding the clips or building the clips are your only options. Building clips isn't particularly desireable on account of its inefficient use of zrbite...

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Posted 20 May 2004 - 02:00 PM

another way would be to "cheat" your way in... download an editor, and then you can edit your base inventory, and add one sonic pistol, and one pistol clip. I don't think it would be really considered as cheating, IMO. :D
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Posted 20 May 2004 - 02:28 PM

If you have researched the sonic oscillator, you've already researched the sonic pistol and clip. Therefore, if you really want that mediocre weapon, you'll have to manufacture it yourself.
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Posted 20 May 2004 - 02:39 PM

i think he ment now he CAN'T research it.

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Posted 20 May 2004 - 02:53 PM

i think he ment now he CAN'T research it.

Agreed. We'll have to wait until noeru comes back to read this topic. -_-
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Posted 20 May 2004 - 11:04 PM

Rule of thumb:

Start EVERY research project on your research list the moment they become available. That way even if you do sell off all of the object, you will still have everything you need to research the project.

The only projects that don't show up immediately when you get some are sub construction and M.C Readers (oh, and disrupter pulse launchers, but they're easy to get), so always keep at least one of these until you've researched everything.

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Posted 20 May 2004 - 11:30 PM

Oh, I mean I need to reserach sonic pistol so that I can research sonic oscillator. The typo must confused a lot of ppl.

Without it, I can only attack Allen subt that size Medium or under... if it's bigger Allen sub I had to let it go.

Edited by noeru, 20 May 2004 - 11:31 PM.


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Posted 21 May 2004 - 02:53 AM

Was it like that? I remember the research tree worked like sonic rifle and sonic cannon would be enough to get the sonic oscillator. :huh?: I suggest you use the editor to get a sonic pistol or another editor to get the research topic available. Your chances are about 1/100 to find a pistol in a mission anymore. :unsure:
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Posted 21 May 2004 - 03:13 AM

Was it like that? I remember the research tree worked like sonic rifle and sonic cannon would be enough to get the sonic oscillator.  :huh?:

nope, that would be UFO (heavy plasma / plasma rifle = plasma cannon). in TFTD you need all sonic weaponry (sonic pistol, rifle, cannon) to unlock Sonic Oscillator.
i agree, "cheating" would be the best way to deal with it.

Edited by SupSuper, 21 May 2004 - 03:53 AM.

too bad, now you will never know the ancient secrets of supsupers long gone avatar ;)

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 03:32 AM

nope, that would be UFO (heavy plasma + plasma rifle = plasma cannon). in TFTD you need all sonic weaponry (sonic pistol, rifle, cannon) to unlock Sonic Oscillator.
i agree, "cheating" would be the best way to deal with it.

nope, in ufo it's enough if you research only heavy plasma + clip and you get sonic cannon. ^_^ Check it yourself if you don't believe me..
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Posted 21 May 2004 - 03:54 AM

nope, that would be UFO (heavy plasma + plasma rifle = plasma cannon). in TFTD you need all sonic weaponry (sonic pistol, rifle, cannon) to unlock Sonic Oscillator.
i agree, "cheating" would be the best way to deal with it.

nope, in ufo it's enough if you research only heavy plasma + clip and you get sonic cannon. ^_^ Check it yourself if you don't believe me..

sorry, i meant if you either research heavy plasma + clip or plasma rifle + clip u get sonic cannon.

too bad, now you will never know the ancient secrets of supsupers long gone avatar ;)

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 08:16 PM

Oh, I thought it was pistol and rifle OR heavy plasma (and respective clips) to get plasma cannons. In any case, sonic pistols are totally worth using. Much better than plasma pistols from the original game, IMO. I don't think the pistols are ever completely phased out, but yeah, just cheat. It's no big deal.

Edited by Pherdnut, 10 June 2007 - 09:03 PM.