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News Comments > XCOM 2 Invades
48. Re: XCOM 2 Invades Feb 6, 2016, 21:21 Creston
 
I really don't like how harried everything is on the geomap. Everything takes 5-7 days to scan, and every five hours you get a notification about something else, and more missions, and the resistance council whining at you, etc etc etc. You never get the chance to do anything.

And then the Doomsday clock. It advances by one point every week, and I finally go do a mission to reset it, and it takes one point off the clock? ONE FUCKING POINT????

Ugh.

Time to mod.
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2 Invades
43. Re: XCOM 2 Invades Feb 6, 2016, 13:14 Creston
 
Btw, if any of you are running into a "one or more components cannot be found. Please reinstall the application" error when trying to run the mod tools, follow these instructions: (Courtesy of nickkeane in this thread )

You need to install Visual Studio Isolated Shell 2013. When the SDK is installed, it fails to execute the included installer. There's also installation documentation in the XCOM 2 SDK folder in Steam that gives you steps to set up a basic mod. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=40764

There should also be a shell installer in the XCOM 2 SDK folder at Binaries\Redist\vs_isoshell.exe if you want to use that, or you can use the above download. Running UE3Redist.exe is probably also important if you don't have Unreal Engine 3 SDK installed.

Once you can get the VS 2013 shell launched, you need to go to "Tools - Options - XCOM 2" and point Install directory to the XComGame folder in your XCOM 2 (the actual game's) installation's location in Steam commons, and the User directory should point to the XComGame folder in the XCOM 2 Development Tools (XCOM 2 SDK) install directory.



I ran both installers, and the Modbuddy fired right up after that. Of course, I have no idea what the hell to do in it, but eh.


 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Verizon doesn't count, Netflix does. Feb 6, 2016, 12:07 Creston
 
Which is exactly the very definition of violating net neutrality.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Feb 6, 2016, 00:31 Creston
 
Solid Xcom 2 review. The difficulty can definitely be grueling, especially with the (imo) ridiculous mission timers that you have now. As I had predicted, they make the turn-based combat sections all about luck rather than tactics, as you almost HAVE to run out like an idiot to get to your goal, which will lead you to getting flanked and ganked and mercilessly murdered.

Fortunately, there are already several mods out which both make the time limit less annoying (8 turns my fucking ass, Firaxis) or just completely disable it.

So, be warned. It is definitely more difficult than the first one. I already have 8 soldiers in the infirmary, and no resources to recruit more. Ie, failed campaign.

Sigh.

Guess I'll start another.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun: Hong Kong Extended Edition Launches
3. Re: Shadowrun: Hong Kong Extended Edition Launches Feb 6, 2016, 00:06 Creston
 
It is insanely awesome of them to offer the extra campaign for free to all owners. I would have actually gladly paid like 10 bucks for it.  
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News Comments > XCOM 2 Invades
29. Re: XCOM 2 Invades Feb 5, 2016, 19:58 Creston
 
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 5, 2016, 18:24:
Remember you can build a barricade of ramen noodles to protect you from the outside world!

Good luck with the job sir!

Thanks

Anyone know if the mod tools are out already, and if so, where to find them/get them?

Edit: nm, found them, I keep forgetting about the Tools section in Steam.

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News Comments > XCOM 2 Invades
23. Re: XCOM 2 Invades Feb 5, 2016, 18:20 Creston
 
True...
 
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News Comments > Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Closed Beta Signups
29. Re: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Closed Beta Signups Feb 5, 2016, 16:33 Creston
 
Rhialto wrote on Feb 5, 2016, 10:18:
If they want better sales they should, and they know this! But why they think limiting distribution to their platform is better is a mystery.

Not really.

The amount of sales lost due to it being Origin exclusive clearly outweigh not having to fork over 30% of their revenue to Valve. Otherwise EA wouldn't keep sticking with Origin.

In the end, I have games on my desktop, and when I double click them, some of them open Steam, and others open Origin. It's really 6 of one, half a dozen of the other to me, but of course to each their own.

On topic: I very much enjoyed the first one, but I have to say that the 'combat' in this one (Ie, the crappy first person martial arts they've put in) looks very off to me.
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2 Invades
21. Re: XCOM 2 Invades Feb 5, 2016, 16:24 Creston
 
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 5, 2016, 16:00:
Creston wrote on Feb 5, 2016, 13:14:
I was SO tempted to play for a bit last night at 11, but I remained strong and got some actual sleep before work.

Now I can't wait to get home.

I don't know who are you are anymore Creston. Please drop off your gamer card off at the front desk on your way out.

Tsk Tsk.

Someone who is trying to get hired on Full Time at his current place of employment.

 
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News Comments > XCOM 2 Invades
15. Re: XCOM 2 Invades Feb 5, 2016, 14:07 Creston
 
Task wrote on Feb 5, 2016, 13:33:
I'm surprised Total Biscuit already beat a campaign. Is it really short or something? I heard one podcaster say 10-13 hours. I assume it is shorter because there is a countdown mechanic for the campaign.

You could finish the first Xcom in about 15 hours if you just stuck to the story missions and did little of the side stuff. There really were only like 7 or 8 main missions.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
18. Re: Into the Black Feb 5, 2016, 13:54 Creston
 
Sepharo wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 23:46:
Did you watch it? He's taking the 5th on stuff that he doesn't really need too.

Yeah, I wouldn't take Congress' word on that either. It seemed like a whole lot of "trust us, the DA won't use this against you! It's perfectly fine to answer this innocuous question!" to me.

The trolling description is being applied because of the smirking, eye rolling, and comments like, "I'll take my counsels advice over yours."

But you're right, he totally can do that. But pleading the fifth while being a grinning twat, yeah I'd consider that trolling.

Boohoo. Poor Congress.
 
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News Comments > DOOM in May
53. Re: DOOM in May Feb 5, 2016, 13:16 Creston
 
nin wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 23:58:
I've never been sure how to pronounce it - is it "cake-o demon?" I'm sure that's not right...just something that stuck with me from the 90s.



It's Ca as in Cafe, then Ko demon. Cacodemon.
(edit : Grumpy Sod's word is even better. And yes, we will get the resurrecting missile bastards. It's right in this video, even. )

 
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News Comments > XCOM 2 Invades
12. Re: XCOM 2 Invades Feb 5, 2016, 13:14 Creston
 
I was SO tempted to play for a bit last night at 11, but I remained strong and got some actual sleep before work.

Now I can't wait to get home.
 
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News Comments > DOOM in May
45. Re: DOOM in May Feb 4, 2016, 23:47 Creston
 
nin wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 22:07:
Creston wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 21:50:
the Red Tomato Beholder

Cacodemon!


I couldn't even remember that... I'm so old.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 4, 2016, 21:53 Creston
 
Verno wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 11:00:
Totally stoked for XCOM2, the hype is real.

I think it unlocks in about two hours.
 
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News Comments > DOOM in May
40. Re: DOOM in May Feb 4, 2016, 21:50 Creston
 
runnerct32 wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 18:38:
Creston wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 16:36:
I gotta admit, that looks quite a bit like the old doom. And that last bit, with the Hellknight ripping his legs off was just ... o_O



what old doom are you playing?

The ones with the Hellknight and the groups of imps, and the Red Tomato Beholder, and the rocket thing that raises the other monsters from the dead, and quite a few monsters on screen at once? (and even, from the very very brief glimpse, monsters fighting each other?)
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
7. Re: Into the Black Feb 4, 2016, 21:47 Creston
 
I'm not sure why they call it trolling. It's called the Fifth Amendment. As much as our government likes to pretend it doesn't, the Constitution is actually valid for everyone, even asshats like Shkreli.

The FTC has a criminal case pending against him, so OF COURSE he isn't going to answer Congress' questions. Nobody would have.

Now the question is whether Congress will hold him in Contempt of Congress, but that hasn't happened too often.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Feb 4, 2016, 16:43 Creston
 
Well, this article is about UK tax relief ( I assume, I can't actually open it here at work), but devs get just as much tax relief on this side of the point.

Why? I'm all for giving fledgling industries the help they need to grow, but now that it's bigger than Hollywood, the handouts really should just stop. It's no different than all the stupid subsidies we keep giving to farmers in freaking Arizona so they can stay afloat.
 
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News Comments > Godus Wars Makes Controversial DLC Free
12. Re: Godus Wars Makes Controversial DLC Free Feb 4, 2016, 16:40 Creston
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 16:02:
You're a bunch of crusty ole' bastards. Give them some credit, they're trying.

No. Sorry, Peter, no participation medal for you.
 
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News Comments > DOOM in May
30. Re: DOOM in May Feb 4, 2016, 16:36 Creston
 
I gotta admit, that looks quite a bit like the old doom. And that last bit, with the Hellknight ripping his legs off was just ... o_O


 
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