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OG BETA Unlocking the Full Alien Lifecycle from Debug/Beta

Discussion in 'New Feature Request & Development' started by FilmBoy84, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. FilmBoy84

    FilmBoy84 Well-Known Member Official Developer Administrator Tester Researcher Designer/Artist

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    Putting this here, as, whilst it's a feature request, it would be reliant on data and play of the Beta and other pre-release versions to resolve but is not a simple Mod

    Please see discussion at the old issue here: https://github.com/OpenApoc/OpenApoc/issues/434

    In essence, the proposal is for an implementation of the old, complete, alien lifecycle that sees small "progenitor" aliens dropped in the city covertly and hidden away, these then hatch and grow according to the descriptions in the existent in-game lore​

    The reason this was cut was complexity and loss of things like alien tracking and spying on buildings to make it easier for the player to locate infestations

    Without those, it just became a chore trying to find where aliens were hidden

    This thread is for proposals on how to
    1) Bring back the full Alien Life-Cycle
    2) Keep such an implementation "fun"
    3) Discussion of supporting features that would be required (like tracking and spying)
    4) Any other materials relating to getting the aliens operating as described​

    Reason for moving here is as not to fill up the bug tracker with complex feature requests that need a very controlled design spec
     
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  2. makus

    makus Designer, forum admin Administrator Designer/Artist

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    Why its in the data and not in the mods?
    i think all that all that differs from the original is something new, even if it was cut or not used
     
  3. FilmBoy84

    FilmBoy84 Well-Known Member Official Developer Administrator Tester Researcher Designer/Artist

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    As i said in the OP to implement this it would have to be more than a mod, requiring data and values from the pre-release versions
    It would also require SUBSTANTIAL changes to the logic of functions in OpenApoc
    It's therefore a code change
    Not a mod extension
     
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