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Research Alive Aliens
2015-03-06T08:32:41+00:00
2016-03-16T15:19:57-04:00
It is time to ready your Stun Rod equipped Grunts and get ready to go on the hunt. On the hunt you say, YES on the hunt for your POW's. You want them, you love them, you NEED them! The Aliens are so different in their ways and their technology is so way beyond anything human brains could think of that we NEED to interrogate as many Aliens as possible!

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Mod Information

You will need the newest nightly or at least nightly Version:

Requiered: openxcom_git_master_2015_07_28_1355 or newer

Best experience of this Mod is with Vanilla Weapons & Aliens.

Turn on Ironman Mode!

About this Mod:
This Mod forces the player to storm an alien base earlie to be able to research the Alien Containment and then capture alive aliens to unlock technologies. I made sure that you get a Floater Base Mission in the first Month instead of the Alien Research Mission. Alien Base Mission also gets 2 additional Waves of UFO's (2 Medium Scouts and 1 Large Scout) so you can have some UFO's to raid. I do not recommend shooting those UFO's down because the Mission could get canceled.

The Alien Containment has two dependencies, first one is Alien Food (which you can get from a Supply Ship or Harvester), second one is ALien Reproduction, which is only avaible in an Alien Base. Alien Reproduction is only in the Command Center, 4 in the lower Level of the Command Center and 2 in the Upper Level.

So capture the Command Center undamaged, in Personal Armor, with Laser and Earth Tech vs Floaters.

I provided you with a very detailed readme (so read it), in which i documented all changes. I also included the Research Tree Graphic.

Compability to other Mods:

Please turn off the following Mods:

  • XcomUtil Starting Defensive Improved Base (gives Alien Containment Module)
  • XcomUtil Starting Improved Base  (gives Alien Containment Module)
  • Elerium Bomb (it is incorporated)
  • Alloy Ground Tanks (it is incorporated)
  • Retaliator - Improved Intercepter (it is incorporated)
  • Taser Pistol (it is incorporated)
  • Armored Vest (it is incorporated)

Please consider turning off the following Mods:

  • XcomUtil Improved Ground Tanks (they are overpowered and the Alloy Tanks are more balanced)
  • Any other Mods which add new Weapons which need to be researched (you can use them but no garantee they will work)
  • Any other Mods which add new Races (i can add compability to them in the future if you like so just tell  me)

On further Notice:

Alien Commanders can only be captured in Base Missions!

The technological progression will be slower, aliens will also not be showing up with there strongest weaponry from the start. You will most likely be happy to see a Muton carry a Heavy Plasma (which will happen in earlie July).

 

Changelog:

Version 1.3.x Work in Progress but playable (if you have any Problems let my know in this thread) USE NEWEST NIGHTLY!
Version 1.3.1 Fixes Bug with Sectopod Corpse (got overwritten by Alloy Tank Corpse)
Version 1.3.2 Increases Number of Aliens, remove unneeded Terrain and Map files.
Version 1.3.3 Added Hovertank/Elerium Bomb and Taser Pistol!
Version 1.3.4 Updated Ruleset to newest Nightly! USE NEWEST NIGHTLY for this Version. Also Fixed Bug which prevented Manufacture topic to show up.
Version 1.4 Integrated Terrainpack ruleset (as extra file), Fixed Bug UFOpaedia crash bug, adjusted some minor stuff, New Research topic added.
Version 1.4.1 Fixed Bug which prevented Psi Lab to get unlocked!

Version 1.4.2 Doubled Research time for all Technologies, increased research time for the main tree

(Alien Origins, The Martian Solution and Cydonia or Bust x3)

Version 1.4.3 Terrainpack ruleset for Version 3.4 of hobbes Terrain Pack.

The only version you will able to download here will be the newest version (because it has the most amount of fixed bugs). If you have any trouble or found a bug plz tell me so in the forum.

Version 1.4.4 Inventory Armor Flag vor Tanks.

Version 1.4.5 Terrainpack Compability Ruleset Upgrade.

Version 1.4.6 Terrainpack Compability Ruleset Upgrade.

Version 1.5:
 - Mod Repack and Terrainpack integration for: openxcom_git_master_2015_05_07_1605
 - added metadat.yml
 - added CHANGELOG.TXT

Version 1.5.1:
 - Terrainpack Ruleset Upgrade
   (some City location Fixes)

Version 1.52:
 - Switching Ruleset from Singlefile to Directory
 - Adjusted Resources to new folder standard
 - Language Support for en-GB added
 - Adjusted Ruleset to latest Changes in openxcom_git_master_2015_06_30_0026

Version 1.53:
 - Adjusted Ruleset to latest Changes in openxcom_git_master_2015_07_28_1355

Version 1.54
 - Adjusted Ruleset to sanity Check (Terrormission in regions.rul)

Install Instructions

Requiered: openxcom_git_master_2015_07_28_1355 or newer

To install or upgrade this Mod,

1. Delete Folder Research_Alive_Aliens in your mods directory
2. Extract the Zip archive.
3. Copy the complete directory Research_Alive_Aliens into your mods folder
4. Active "Research_Alive_Aliens" in your Mod options.
Enjoy.

mfg Hellrazor

Readme

#Research Alive Aliens Mod by Hellrazor
#Readme for Version 1.54 Final

##########################################
# This Mod aims to make the game HARDER! #
##########################################

#Credits go to Fatrat for his Elerium Bomb, Ivan Dogovich for the HandObSprite,
#see http://openxcom.org/forum/index.php/topic,2561.msg25916.html#msg25916
#grzegorj for his TinyResearchMod which gave the idea :>
#See: http://openxcom.org/forum/index.php/topic,2872.msg30949.html#msg30949
#Warboy1982 for his Reproduction
#CryptoCacuts for the Alloy Ground Tanks
#See: http://openxcom.org/forum/index.php/topic,3106.msg35635.html#msg35635
#Shadow for the Improve3d Interceptor (Retaliator)
#See: http://openxcom.org/forum/index.php/topic,1628.msg15024.html#msg15024
#Arthanor XCom Armoury Expanded from which i stole the Corpsesprite for the Alloy Tanks
#See: http://openxcom.org/forum/index.php/topic,2675.msg27765.html#msg27765
#And Ryskeliini for the Taser Pistol
#See: http://openxcom.org/forum/index.php/topic,1598.msg14729.html#msg14729
#And Robin x  Ryskeliini  for the Grey Armored Vest
#See: http://www.openxcom.com/mod/grey-armored-vest
#If i forgot someone please tell me and i will give you credits also :>

Hobbes Terrain Pack integrated, due to changes in newest nightly version
this mod requieres now at least: openxcom_git_master_2015_05_07_1605
Further updates will cover Ruleset adaption from OpenXcom if needed and
the Terrain Pack of course.


Welcome folks!
 
It is time to ready your Stun Rod equipped Grunts and get ready to go on the hunt.
On the hunt you say, YES on the hunt for your POW's. You want them,
you love them, you NEED them!

The Aliens are so different in their ways and their technology is so way
beyond anything human brains could think of that we NEED to interrogate as
many Aliens alive as possible! The Aliens have a lot of ranks at their
disposal and you NEED all of them, ok Soldiers, you don't need at all,
but Engineers, Navigators, Medics, Leaders and Commanders, are on the top
of your hunting List now.

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Compability to other Mods:

Please turn of the following Mods:
    XcomUtil Starting Defensive Improved Base (gives Alien Containment Modules)
    XcomUtil Starting Improved Base  (gives Alien Containment Module)
    Elerium Bomb (it is incorporated)
    Alloy Ground Tanks (it is incorporated)
    Retaliator - Improved Intercepter (it is incorporated)
    Taser Pistol (it is incorporated)
        Grey Armored Vest (itis incorporated)

Please consider turning of the following Mods:
    XcomUtil Improved Ground Tanks (they are overpowered and the Alloy Tanks are more balanced)
    Any other Mods which add new Weapons which need to be researched
    (you can use them but no garante they will work)
    Any other Mods which add new Races
    (i can add compability to them in the future if you like so just tell me)
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Best experience of this Mod is with Vanilla Weapons & Aliens.

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About this Mod:
This Mod forces the player to storm an alien base earlie to be able to research the Alien Containment
and then capture alive aliens to unlock technologies. I made sure that you get a Floater Base Mission
in the first Month instead of the Alien Research Mission. Alien Base Mission also gets 2 additional
Waves of UFOs (2 Medium Scouts and 1 Large Scout) so you can have some UFO's to raid. I do not recommend
shooting those UFO's down because the Mission could get canceled.

Alien Contaiment research has 2 dependencies, first Alien Food, which you can get from a Supply Ship;
and second Alien Reproduction which is located only in the Command Center of an Alien Base, 4 in the lower Level
 of the Command Center and 2 in the Upper Level.

So capture the Command Center undamaged, in Personal Armor, with Laser and Earth Tech vs Floaters.
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About the Alive Aliens:
To get all Techs you need:
    6 Engineers
    6 Navigators
    6 Medics
    1 Leader (To get Martian Solution, which is required by the Avenger)

You can UNLOCK MORE THEN ONE TECH with interrogating 1 Prisoner.

If you like, you capture 2(or 3) more Engineers, Navigators to get the last Alien Ships and Alien Mission Type.        

Technology Unlocks for:
Any Alien Engineer:
    Plasma Pistol + Clip (requires Alien Alloy, Elerium)
    Plasma Rifle + Clip (requires Plasma Pistol + Clip)
    Heavy Plasma + Clip (requires Plasma Rifle + Clip)
    Plasma Beam (requires Heavy Plasma + Clip)
    Blaster Launcher + Blaster Bomb(requires Small Launcher + Stun Bomb + Alien Grenade)
    UFO Power Source (requires Alien Alloys, Elerium)
    UFO Construction (requires UFO Navigation, UFO Power Source, Plasma Beam)
    Power Suit (requires Personal Armor, UFO Power Source)
    PSI Lab (together with Psi Leader and Medic)
    Firestorm (requires UFO Construction) (together with Alien Navigator)
    Lightning (requires Firestorm) (together with Alien Navigator)
    Avenger (requires Lightning + The Martian Solution) (together with Alien Medic and Navigator)

Any Alien Medic:
    Small Launcher + Stun Bomb + Elerium Bomb (requires Alien Alloys, Elerium)
    Alien Entertainment (required for Psi Lab) (requires Small Launcher)
    Examination Room (required for Psi Lab) (requires Alien Entertainment)
    Alien Surgery (required for Psi Amp) (requires Examination Room)
    Psi Amp (requires Mind Probe, Psi Lab, Alien Surgery)
    Mind Shield (requires Mind Probe, Psi Lab)
    PSI Lab (together with Psi Leader and Engineer)
    Avenger (requires Lightning + The Martian Solution) (together with Alien Engineer and Navigator)

Any Alien Navigator:
    UFO Navigation (requires Alien Alloys)
    Hyper Wave Decoder (requires UFO Navigation)
    Flying Suit (requires Power Suit, UFO Construction)
    Firestorm (requires UFO Construction) (together with Alien Engineer)
    Lightning (requires Firestorm) (together with Alien Engineer)
    Avenger (requires Lightning + The Martian Solution) (together with Alien Engineer and Medic)

Leaders and Commanders, do the usual stuff, unlocking Cydonia or Bust, or Psi Lab (if Sectoid/Ethereal)
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ALL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH COSTS HAVE BEEN DOUBLED!! (Interrogations / Autopsies are still vanilla costs)
Alien Origins, The Martian Solution and Cydonia or Bust more then trippled.
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Weapon Balancing:

Craftweapons:
I adjusted craftweapons to make the Laser Cannon more usuable and Terrorships (Weaponrange: 42) more dangerous:
Sting Ray Range: 21  
Avalanche Range: 42
Laser Cannon Range: 30
Plasmabeam Range: 42
Increased Clipsize for Fusion Missile to 3

Groundweapons & Tanks:
Heavy Laser gets tiny Dam boost (85 ->90) and increased Accuracy (Can now fire 2 Aimed Shots per turn)
Elerium Bomb has same Blast Radius and Damage then Stun Bomb (except Damage Type)
Added Hovertank/Laser (same as Hovertank/Plasma but shoots Laser)
Added Hovertank/Elerium Bomb (same as Hovertank/Plasma but fires Elerium Bombs (new research project)
Added Taser Pistol (does ranged Stun Damage but has only a range of 5 tiles)
Added Armored Vest (Slightly modified stats, beginning Armor Costs: 20.000 $)

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Cost Balancing:

Retaliator has rent cost equal to Interceptors.
Increased Cost for Armors and Crafts (to fit in with tank costs)
Firestorm: 1.500.000 $
Lightning or (Thunder): 2.000.000 $
Avenger: 3.600.000 $
Personal Armor: 88.000 $ Alloy Cost: 5
Power Suit: 168.000 $ Alloy Cost: 10
Flying Suit: 232.000 $ Alloy Cost: 10
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About the Aliens in General:

New Aliens Races show up later (by 2 Months)
Increased Number of Alien Soldiers by 2-5 (depending on UFO Size)(Alien Base gets significant boost)
Increased Number of Alien Terrorunits by 1 (for each slot) for Terrorship, Battleship and Terrormission
Increased Number of Alien Terrorunits dor Base Defense by 2 (for each slot)
Alien Engineers will deploy first with Plasma Rifles then Small Launcher / Elerium Bomb
(Bases and Battleships get Blaster Launchers later on)
Weapon Loadouts / Item Levels adjusted (Mutons will bring you love with Heavy Plasma :D)

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YOU CAN NOT PRODUCE ALIEN ALLOYS!
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Well might be a good proposal you think or? HAPPY HUNTING!!!! and Godspeed.

I hope you like the changes in the Research tree, they should make the game even more
tense and feel you even more outgunned, so go chew on a cookie while interrogate your
Alien Prisoners.

This should be a little more tense. ;-)

RECOMMENDATIONS:
Hobbes Terrain Pack Nightly (integrated)
lukes83 Extra UFOs
lukes83 Expanded Ubase Nightly
Turn on Alien Weapon Self Destruction for a real challenge (on the battlefield and in economics)

Play this in Ironman Mode!

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   Research_Alive_Aliens_v1.53.zip 08/18/2015 1.53 Nightly <p>Version 1.53:</p> <ul> <li>&nbsp;Adjusted Ruleset to latest Changes in openxcom_git_master_2015_07_28_1355</li> <li>Added relevant Missionscripting</li></ul> 478 1.37 MB

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Uploaded: 08/18/2015
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  •  Adjusted Ruleset to latest Changes in openxcom_git_master_2015_07_28_1355
  • Added relevant Missionscripting
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   Research_Alive_Aliens_v1.52.zip 07/05/2015 1.52 Nightly <p>Version Release</p> <ul> <li>&nbsp;- Switching Ruleset from Singlefile to Directory<br /> &nbsp;- Adjusted Resources to new folder standard<br /> &nbsp;- Language Support for en-GB added<br /> &nbsp;- Adjusted Ruleset to latest Changes in openxcom_git_master_2015_06_30_0026</li> <li>&nbsp;</li></ul> 453 1.29 MB

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  •  - Switching Ruleset from Singlefile to Directory
     - Adjusted Resources to new folder standard
     - Language Support for en-GB added
     - Adjusted Ruleset to latest Changes in openxcom_git_master_2015_06_30_0026
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   Research_Alive_Aliens_v1.51.zip 05/10/2015 1.51 Nightly <p>Version Release</p> <ul> <li>Bugfixes Terrain Pack</li> <li>&nbsp;</li></ul> 460 1.29 MB

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Uploaded: 05/10/2015
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  • Bugfixes Terrain Pack
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