From the Shadows Edition
Previous Campaign >>130923641
XCOM GENERAL (full information, all links):
Beagle's Live & Legendary:
XCOM Operatives videos:
Long War download link:
/xcg/'s Long War FAQ (new players read this shit):
Dreadnought MEC Trooper voicepack:
Extra perks to add for Training Roulette:
hugely detailed spreadsheet:
Alternate in-game text .inis (AYY LMAO):
>b15f : https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19805654/ayylmao.7z
/xcg/ Operation Name Generator 0.1 (doesn't take effect until you get a new mission):
This badass from an older LW campaign.
Made this guy, a few people from work, myself and my
>actually meeting people
>implying you don't meet fellow Stalkers in the Zone
Nah m80, this be friendly banter.
Well, first XCOM 2 character made...I'm keeping this guy in the character pool.
>all these anons finished unpacking
>still have another 40 minutes
I just want to see the menu.
im with you brother
40 minute eta here
we are kindred souls ;_;
what happens to captured soldiers? they are not shown in the memorial... in b4 probed by ayys
Ranger sword is so much fun
I'm gonna cry like a bitch if it ever misses
Nearly lost my sniper because I fucking triggered a faceless who immediately ran a mile to punch them in the face
socal is best state desu
great variety of people, good women, good weed
Turned down the AA and filtering. help a bit. Maybe 980 just ain't good anymore for maximum settings.
But it feels like a game like this should not demand more than a high fidelity 1st person shooter.
wake me up inside
God this is depressing.
>transfering Xcom2 from one hard drive to the next
I swear to god if this fixes my problem and it was just an incredibly shitty drive speed issue, I'm going to be platinum fucking mad.
22 minute transfer time for the 30gb install.
Anyone know if we can edit avatar project progress rates?
>Implying Shen's not taking Tygan's BBC
An anon was unable to play xcom earlier today because some women decided to squat in his house and he could do nothing about it legally. I hope the next earthquake causes you lot to fall into the sea.
I sure regret living in a country with metered & throttled internet usage tonight boys. The preload took 4 hours and now this launch update. It's cut 60 hours of netflix watching off my monthly data allowance from the state sponsored monopoly.
>Time to experiment me up some fuckin 'nades!
>Acid Grenades? Rad.
>Excited to use new grenade
>Splash acid all up in her shit
>Get tongue grabbed
>Bind! -3 HP
>Acid pool! -3HP
>The only person with a clear shot panics!
Well.. I suppose I walked into that one.
SO LONG LADS
For those of you still waiting, don't worry. We're all going to make it.
t-this is progress compared to >>130945275
I hope you never try emulation if your entire lifetime.
>AMD video card, at only 2GB
You're pretty much just as fucked, but I bet you can squeak on by at lowest and windowed.
This place fucking sucks what are you talking about
>assault gets torn out of cover and pulled like 20 feet by a viper he just missed an 82% on
>takes two damage, get him out of bound immediately
>SGT fuckface is gravely wounded! SGT fuckface is shaken!
Are you fucking kidding me? two damage from the bullshit grab takes me out for eight days and lowers his fucking will?
I'm massively butthurt, that is longwar tier bullshit
no fucking clue, it spikes to 8MB/s disk usage for ~20-30 seconds at a time, and then stops entirely for minutes
A mod for XCOM 2 that grants you the ability to stay undetected, even while in sight of enemies, if you're in cover.
Half cover grants you a 50% chance to remain undetected, while full cover grants a 90% chance to remain undetected.
Leaving cover while you're still in sphere-of-sight will activate the pod you're hiding from
go google defraggler and grab that. Run it, please, for the good of your hard drive, unless it is a ssd, then it will break it. If it is a normal hdd, you need to run some defraging software regularly.
this does not seem to be the problem
Why? Sound stupidly easy, there a class that does that anyway, pretty much, so an in entire squad would just be stupid. May as well get cheat engine or something and set the game on easy.
It don't even make sense if you go behind a fucking pillar and don't come out the other side then you are behind the fucking pillar you ain't Houdini. At this point you may as well just delete the AI file and just be done with it.
Thread Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40JmEj0_aVM
About time he used the sword.
>your redscreen errors are a hardware issue
I don't fucking get it
I don't understand.
>Sectoid with 1 bar of health
>Every single squad member misses their shot two turns in a row, despite the Sectoid being flanked
>the xcom project is terminated, effective immediately
>spend 20 years fighting a hopeless war
>finally get the commander back
>think this is it, now the tide's gonna turn
>he's even worse than bratdford
>everyone said fuck this shit I'm gonna go join advent
I'm curious as to how far someone could get in EW with a two month time limit in place.
avatar project progress by 3
And any missions where normal troopers are more likely to spawn? I spent all of my corpses on vests and now I need corpses for exo suits
Holy fuck I love the time limit so much. It really puts a spin on the missions.
>Have to get to the evac
>2 turns left
>Weight all my options
>Left with 2
>1. Is hitting a 25% and everyone makes it, fail and 2 of my men don't make it in time
>2. Is moving my grenadier out of cover drawing overwatch fire so everyone else makes it but he gets left behind or dies from getting hit
>Make choice number 2
RIP Admed "Camel lover" Asmir. Anyone knows what happens to people who get captured?
That isn't even close. You look like you had a turn to spare. I had to literally run people under overwatch fire to get to the evac zone at the last turn to evac.
Fyi, you can use both your movements land on the evac zone and still call for evac.
Is moving with adsf really fast for anybody else?
Any reason to not use Match Soldiers' Language to Nationality?
I'd like it if you could set characters to attack all at once for when you first break concealment but that'd give the player way too much advantage over the AI
>Shit finally finishes unpacking after an hour and a fucking half.
>Can't play the game because steam authentication servers have shit the bed.
Thought I'd get a couple hours in tonight. Now I have to go to bed in 15 minutes if I want to be conscious enough to drive to work tomorrow.
Hey, answer me. Seriously.
It's not your CPU. It's the shit optimization. I have an i5 2500K at 4.9 and it still chugs on certain parts. The optimization is total trash.
In the Avenger screen, my game keeps scrolling all the way to the right hand side of the map and getting stuck there (as if I were holding down D or had the mouse pointer all the way over) regardless of other inputs
It doesn't happen in tactical and I've tried unplugging all my peripherals, so it's not a stuck key. Does anyone else have this problem?
Anyone else gettin' hit with this round of shenanigans?
Did it do this for everybody else too? It's making me angry that I can't grab it
Also what the fuck, the cute mexican chick died. What the fuck man
>Game is ready to launch
Cool, it only took 1 hour and 53 minutes :^)
The first loot drop is scripted you fag
later on you get that girl with the baseball cap and ponytail and she'll point out the loot, at which point you can move her to secure it
Is this worth to buy at launch or are there any glaring launch issues?
Come on you niggers. I know this doesn't look right. Does anyone else have this?
>I'm a french engineer
>e n g i n e e r
>I'm cleaning up littered ayy rooms
>e n g i n e e r i n g
t. french XCOM janitor
So my AI is broken. They stopped attacking on a terror mission and now they just don't attack, don't react, don't do anything but die.
I think the very early game is set up to just be unbelievably brutal. Enemies kill you in 1 shot, you can only guaranteed kill advent 4hp minions in 1 shot while you might get lucky with others, your aim is shit.
Just getting Predator armor and magnetic weapons and now I can one shot enemies and have the HP of an advent commander.
Did the stream just end like that?
I was watching it and it suddenly stopped mid mission.
>rush gauss weapons
>receive convoy mission to GET alloys
>2 flashbanged enemies crit two separate troops, killing them instantly
>stun lancer stuns the third one
NM, reloading the game fixes it it. I'd recommend reloading the game if the performance suddenly tanks really hard, as I am betting there is memory leaks
Still keepin it post terror mission & another with retarded AI since it gave me enough to buy dem gauss.
>playing first mission
>set up overwatch ambush
>ranger gets shot and immediately panics
>runs into a flanked position
>throws grenade into middle of own squad, killing everyone
>gets flank critted
Who thought soldiers throwing grenades on panic was a good idea?
I understand. Would you at least know how debug works on your version?
This is the first time I've ever had such a fucked installation of anything. I just can't afford the real deal at the moment.
Does anyone happen to know where in the ini files you change the amount of delay on the death animations? Getting real tired of dealing killing blows to an enemy just to watch them flinch and then go ragdoll almost a full second later.
Bradford just went full Rayman.
>send ranger to nuthin' personnel a zombie for the fuck of it because it was on some loot and i had three killshots lined up on its sectoid
>ranger vaults through window
>cinematic cam doesn't fully end
>stuck there for a good minute while the animation plays out at like 1/30th speed
What is the chat saying? I'm on the phone so I can't see it for myself.
>mfw completing first retaliation mission with 0 soldier casualties and only 2 civs dead
Mod to change the ammunition counter bake to EU style when?
Mod that adds in all the Long Dong classes, items and enemies fucking when? I just want the campaigns where we got to end game tech to just rock up and join the fight as they're hopping between alternate timelines to help out all the ones that didn't win
>tfw you can just barely run 2 on the lowest settings
im just glad I can play it to be honest
>still drop to 30 fps constantly on high
>can't even run above 30 fps on max
>game comes out
>somewhere between min and recommended reqs, but my GPU is minimum at a 5770
>ah what the hell, XCOM 1 ran great even at max settings, I could probably get away with a mix of medium and high settings
>game comes out
>haven't gotten a chance to play it yet but everyone bitching about performance issues out the ass
>dreading getting home and starting it up for the first time
Fug. How do refunds work with steam anyway? Do they refun your bank card or do they give you the refund in steambux?
SIR THERE'S A CIV IN THE WAY
TAKE THE SHOT PEREZ
>first council mission
>complete by evacing the VIP but with two KIA and two MIA
>all rook terror mission
>decide to do it
>first mission with snakes and turrets
This is like my 10th time.
>>And no updates from Twitter or anything.
OK that's weird.
Why are the operation names are so fucking retarded?
Drivers aren't even out yet, relax.
turn off AA, DoF, AO and turn down shadows. Should be able to do fine
to refund guy, you can play 2hrs and still get a refunded
a viper fucking ripped my assault off a tower through a wall about 20 feet up
to make it worse the fucking 2 (2) damage he received from the pull both made him gravely wounded and shaken.
That 2 damage was the only damage he received in the mission and he didn't even panic or anything
Either hit phoneline/internet died or he's suffered a blackout.
Its hot as fuck and there's thunderstorms just north of where he lives.
>tfw I have actually had the phone lines melt before in the shitty aussie summer
So uh, is there a way to lower Avatar project progress rates/up the turns you get for missions?
im a lil bitch and hate being on a timer when im just trying to kill ayy
did you not play EU or EW? xcom tradition
>Drivers aren't even out yet, relax.
Nigga games aren't supposed to run this shit just because "Drivers ain't out yet" - ESPECIALLY something that isn't graphically intensive, AKA Xcom 2. Witcher 3 ran fuckin beautifully day one, and that games graphically miles ahead of Xcom 2.
>Witcher 3 ran fuckin beautifully day one
you are lying, witcher 3 ran like complete ass for everyone and AMD babbys are still butthurt.
drivers often offer performance increases of 20-40%. There isn't even a day one patch yet, have some patience
also install the game on a SSD. Majorly helps
Too bad Im nowhere near exo-suits in progress. But my campaign did start in South Africa.
>about to finish my third notterror mission
>need to go buy dinner thangs, took a shower and stuff
>launch game again, saves are nowhere to be seen
Great. Glad I paid the equivalent of seventy something bucks for this
>tfw a sectoid panics your soldier
>tfw said panic makes them reposition into another heavy cover spot and kill an enemy
I run a valkyrie squad in xcom for the very reason of potential probing and probing/experimentation/breeding fetish implications.
Some times I let the tentacle alien strangle my team members just so I can hear Italian, French and Russian women struggle.
The Witcher 3 ran better than Xcom 2 did day one mate, that's saying a fucking shitton about Xcoms optimization. Stop defending shitty optimization like this, there's nothing to blame other than the developers.
...and shitty gun laws and restrictions. SoCal has no chance against the X-Rays once the military bases are destroyed, thus making our resistence limited to fudd rifles and shotguns and pistols with 10 round limited mags.
John Teasdale @beaglerush 1m1 minute ago
Internet cut out right in the middle of the WORST TURN EVER. Tune in next time for the cliffhanger ending to Sonic vs. ADVENT 2: 6 Dead Rk.s
Any mod that ups the turn limit for missions?
I've done like 12 missions and 10 of them have been "go across the entire map and do a thing in 8 turns"
those kinds of missions would be fun if they happened every once in awhile, not every mission
>install game on 5400rpm HDD
>complain about load times
>get Xcom 2 off GMG because 25% off a preorder
>finally get the game
>runs like someone sneaked rabbit turds into my GPU
>can't even refund it
To any anons out there who still have the chance of refunding it and are dissatisfied with Firaxis delivery of Xcom 2, personally I'd advise you to refund the game then download the crack off pirate bay. If in a week or two time Firaxis has fixed their shit, rebuy the game.
Support good developer decisions, not bad ones.
That makes sense. Would you happen to know how to turn it off?
I still get occasional debug screens during gameplay telling me it had trouble doing something that ultimately doesn't affect the game play at all.
I hope this game spawns some fresh rule 34. I'm still shocked there is near none of the German scientist Cutie from Xcom Enemy Unknown.
I want to see her out of her lab coat, or just wearing her OD military sweater with the patch in the center...if you know what I mean.
So that's why he may not be able to just grab the phone and post a tweet or something. It must be quite a big thing over there.
Yeah, I just got into the chat.
Stream is Over.
Man I don't care what anyone says
The Advent are sexy as fuck. Also gotta say I really really love the loading screens.
Is that what potato settings look like
Splendid, Advent have a new toy
Human sized and human agile mecs. Which can spawn some kind of temporary 2 hp shield for them and their allies
As much as I hate the ayys the game clearly suffers the fate of every "Scrappy rebellious underdogs" scenario. The bad guys look a thousand times cooler.
>game runs like shit
>operatives getting stuck in geometry all the time
>guys can shoot at completely different targets from what you picked/should, both in regular and overwatch modes
>saves can get fucked
>clipping issues can block your vision in hacking screens
>tons of smaller issues like missing model bits, gunfire not coming out from gun barrels, ragdolls going nuts, premade characters being bald etc
I hope that someday people stop sucking Firaxis' cock and the company goes bust.
So I am pretty sure I am getting "gravely wounded" even when my guys are dropped to half HP (or maybe 40%)...wearing predator armor. In the old EU/EW system that ought to have been all their armor, not their HP, but it seems like now it's HP?
You have to put off at least ammo types and the school that gives you a chance at random perks
I can see why it'd just be ignored if playing on the hardest difficulty with increased build times
The game still works, but it's really annoying waiting 30sec for everything to occur. Glad to hear it's happening for others- means it's an issue with the pirated version and not something on my end.
>PC's low class
>Still can run it just fine at 30-60FPS
Man I feel kinda sorry for you guys.
Holy fucking shit I hate Mark though. WHY DOES MY GUYS STAND RIGHT UP OUT OF COVER WHEN MARKED FFFFFUUUUUUUUCCCCKKKK Also sometimes the only move left is to die.
If I research Experimental Grenades/Ammo again will I get a new type of grenade/ammo or just another copy of acid rounds/nades?
>tfw making a heroic save
Wouldn't be necessary though if I didn't get fucking stun lancers en masse every mission
Custom biographies tickle my autism
>tfw potato computer made up from second handed Ati and AMD old hardware
>still run it at 30 fps with mid-low graphics
Tho the avenger antfarm hits FPS a bit (25ish) and the skyranger loading screen basicaly freezes the damn game.
Yeah it's really weird - my assault was either unwounded or only light and he was still ill a few days later for an op. While the specialist who got dropped to 1 hp is rearing to go.
I'm going to close the game for now (1.5 hours). If Firaxis doesn't fix this shit in 2 weeks I'm asking for a refund.
>10-20 fps on high and the game looks decent, AA and AO off.
>40-60 fps on mid with AA, AO and shadows off and it looks like ASS.
Soooo.... any clean torrent yet? i dont feel comfortable downloading a bunch of different ones and mashing em up, im to pleb for it
>mfw I'm 25 almost 26 and live with my parents
Here try this for now.
First make a backup of the Engine.upk file located in your
[INSTAL FOLDER HERE]/XComGame/CookedPCConsole
then extract this rar into the CookedPCConsole folder.
the "x turns to complete mission" thing is pretty shitty. especially since the enemies are powerful as hell and my squad cant hit shit. maybe a twist in the story will remove that limit later in the game, but right now i enjoyed the previous xcom a whole lot more this early on.
also, the urban environments are waay to cluttered, makes it really hard to figure out the best way to position your troops. the simpler layouts in the previous game was a lot better.
Anyone got a private tracker? Look at this bullshit, I'm gonna die.
>he didn't buy the game, download it, refund it then download a crack for it
It was pretty randomised from what I can recall. I seem to remember maps in EW being smaller than what I've experience in 2 anyways.
Then again the last time I played EW was on my PS3 in... eh, mid 2014?
All of those having performance issues: did you preload? Have you tried redownloading the whole game?
When fallout 4 came out many who had fps issues were due to a problem with the preload unpacking
>Began to get stuck in the horrible loop where all your best soldiers begin taking breaks for injuries, and taking way too long to get back into combat when you need them.
>Have to do 3 back to back missions (Guerrilla, Retaliation, Guerrilla again) with just 1 rookie and one shitty sniper who can't hit shit.
>Get enough supplies to get some more rookies after those poor fucks died horribly
>at least things are looking u-
>Avenger gets shot down. At the very least the game throws me a bone and let's me use all of my top tier soldiers even if they were injured.
>Kick ass and take names. Only lose like one guy and he was just a shitty rookie anyway. Squad comes back and pretty much anyone is injured, or was previously injured before and just went back to medbay. I-I may make it!
>Immediately after I get a Retaliation in South Africa that I can not possibly even hope to fight off with 2 rookies so I have to lose it. There's still a fucking UFO chasing my Avenger. AVATAR project goes up about 4 ticks in like 3 days. Intel drops to 0 and I have to stay at Homebase with my thumb up my ass just so I can maybe assault the new AVATAR facility in Brazil.
And here's the kicker:
>Just realize all the benefits that scanning at your 'home base' gives
>One that speeds up heal times
>If I known this sooner I may have not been in such a shitty situation.
wtf i was trying to get some supplies but the fucking timer on that shit went to negative numbers and then all this bad ju ju started happening like what the fuck I just want my fucking resources
I can't fucking believe that I have 20-30 seconds loading screens on an SSD and the FPS drops are so noticeable.
I'm seriously considering to play something else until they fix this.
>Critical Kill Slash through a brick wall on a full health sectoid
feels good man.
Shapeshifters, first "rescue civvie" mission, dash as last move of the turn to what should've been a safe civilian rescue. Nope, Shapeshifter.
Is there any kind of depository for character pools yet?
Who else was thrown off by ADVENT's trooper face reveal?
I was expecting pseudo-EXALT modification, but I wasn't expecting... that.
Having this LOS indicator now really makes me wish there was one that would tell you if you'd have a flanking shot as well. I'm usually pretty good at being able to tell, but every so often I'll be pretty sure I have one, move, and then not have it.
Maybe someone will have one done by the time I'm done putting Ace Combat Zero NPCs into the character pool. Already made Pixy into a Specialist.
sure i did. meld canisters were a soft limitation, if you didnt get one, eh that sucks but atleast you can carry on with the mission. the bomb defusal missions were a lot more forgiving as well if i remember correctly, here it seems you're running really close to the limit each time.
The first time was a great and tense blast with the classic one turn escape.
But now I've done Newfoundland about three times, its no longer hard but just tedious as hell.
Will countries panic if I skip it? Or is it just panic reduction that this late in the game I don't need.
>tfw shit performance is becoming commonplace even for graphically simple games like Xcom
It's a bad feel, guys. It's a real bad feel.
Can't decide between Phantom and Blademaster, help me...
>When the squad is revealed, this soldier remains concealed.
>Deal +2 extra damage on all sword attacks.
So where is the setting for mission timers?
It always seems to be just a couple of turns too fast, planning an ambush leaves you with such little time to finish the objective that's on the other side of the map.
No anon, no it doesn't. By modern standards it's graphics are on the medium to lower scale of things.
is my game fuck up? no enemies are spawning for the third mission in a row
>tfw Phantom Ranger Venon Snake and Squadsight Sniper Quiet
I think you need to go to an optometrist, man.
This build is awesome on paper but only with a high accuracy sniper. It'll only be worth it starting mid-game imo.
How strong is a standard ranger sword attack on average ? (without blademaster)
Haven't got money for a sequal senpai
You-you guys have fun on my behalf k?
I have not seen any enemies since the tutorial mission, anyone else getting this?
Do you instantly lose the game if the AVATAR Project is finished or do the ayys just turn anal probing to max levels?
Also I think the whole mechanics are rather similar to Pandemic. The geoscape does have a very board gamey feel to it and I rather enjoy it.
I made some characters before starting my game but when I went to recruit them, they had entirely different personalities. Then when I promoted them from rookie they had entirely different classes. What gives?