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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Patch

The 2K Games Forums have a list of the changes in a new patch for XCOM: Enemy Unknown that's now available to update the newly released installment in the counter-UFO strategy series (thanks Scott). Here's word on what this does:

We wanted to let you know the details for the PC update for XCOM: Enemy Unknown that went live today (10/11/12). I've included the notes on this patch below:

  • Various visibility/hiding optimizations
  • Multiplayer text chat support (press J to activate)
  • Mouse button 4/5 will switch soldiers in the Barracks
  • ESC hides the movement grid, if you do not want to commit to a move while it is activated
  • Squad Sight ability optimization
  • Fixed issue when equipping two grenades with Deep Pockets.
  • Fixed Rapid Fire sometimes consuming too much ammo.
  • SHIVs that are damaged will no longer become unusable.
  • Fixed some hangs/soft crashes in tactical combat.
  • Replaced software cursor with the operating system cursor to reduce lag and framerate dependence.
  • Fixed rendering bug which causes some soldierís hair to appear as if it is rendering on top of environment fog.
  • 1080p movies are now used at all times on the PC.

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69. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Patch Oct 16, 2012, 05:31 Tanto Edge
 
After spending some time on the XCOM forums and digging through the ini files it's pretty simple to see why the aliens have such an advantage.
I played through on Classic the first time through and I thought it was odd how incredibly capable the aliens were.

The developers saw fit to give the aliens a permanent bonus to shooting, and critical hits.

The ability to shoot down UFOs before they get to their abduction and terror sites is actually a feature in the game that is turned off with a simple 0 (and turned on with 1).

You can also control how many aliens are active at once on a map, and a slew of other variables.

[url=http://forums.2kgames.com/showthread.php?158376-Anti-cheating-mod-and-real-ufos-released!-Classic-difficult-only
]There's a mod here.[/url]
Have a read, download and enjoy a slightly tweaked game.
 
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