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Increased damage and lethality: How many of you do it.[message #262664] Wed, 15 September 2010 12:14 Go to next message
Sovereign

 
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How many people here raise the damage of weapons and explosives?

I found that playing with 250% on explosive damage and 150% on gunfire damage turns JA2 1.13 into a completely different game. The higher powered rifles will kill with a headshot, and do some serious damage even on body shots. This is why in my current game with those damage settings, early on I am using quite a few M1 Garands (Playing 1.13 WF from Tai's SCIs currently) since they inflict reliable damage and enemies tend to use them so I salvage plenty of ammo.

The raise in explosive damage means that a grenade into a room will clear it rather effectively, too. It does take super-careful planning though, since getting OSK'ed X-COM style is a real threat.
Re: Increased damage and lethality: How many of you do it.[message #262665] Wed, 15 September 2010 12:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Logisteric

 
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happy reloading
Re: Increased damage and lethality: How many of you do it.[message #262673] Wed, 15 September 2010 12:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
silversurfer

 
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I don't use it. The enemy and my mercs do enough damage already. Don't want to lose my men because of a single lucky shot. Especially Kingpins assassins would suck. You enter a sector, they start talking and *bang* your team is dead.

I have more fun without save/load orgies...

Re: Increased damage and lethality: How many of you do it.[message #262674] Wed, 15 September 2010 13:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gorro der GrĂ¼ne

 
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I don't do it since we have limited mercs (I once testet it and lost 17 mercs in a single battle)
Re: Increased damage and lethality: How many of you do it.[message #262682] Wed, 15 September 2010 14:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Zarax

 
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I do it but on much lower percentage (around 50% extra damage) which imho delivers a bit more punch without making lucky shots too lethal.
Re: Increased damage and lethality: How many of you do it.[message #262683] Wed, 15 September 2010 15:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ormus n2o

 
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170-180% damage from Weapons.
200-300% damage from Explosions but i also incrase all explosion range two times and stun damage three times(In xml editor). Now throwing a granade is not waste of AP. U can kill 3 enemies and knock everybody else. And just like in real life - one shot, one kill. Work on both ways. Hiting in head without helmet almost always is deadly.
Re: Increased damage and lethality: How many of you do it.[message #262691] Wed, 15 September 2010 17:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hairysteed

 
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The only problem is tanks go down too easy Sad
Re: Increased damage and lethality: How many of you do it.[message #262693] Wed, 15 September 2010 18:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
sorca_2

 
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Hairysteed
The only problem is tanks go down too easy Sad


[insert your own joke about Fox here]

Razz

Ahem... but seriously though... I would consider turning up the damage on mine, maybe 25% for next time through. I don't think it would have too huge of a negative impact on my mercs because most of the time they die it's because they got pinned down and shot a bunch of times or because they got attacked at close range. 25% extra damage to them in either case wouldn't have mattered, but it might have mattered for killing enemies.

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Re: Increased damage and lethality: How many of you do it.[message #262711] Wed, 15 September 2010 21:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hairysteed

 
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Default damage is way too low for me; when a bullet goes through the head and the guy just goes "OW!" something is definitely wrong! Razz
Re: Increased damage and lethality: How many of you do it.[message #262717] Wed, 15 September 2010 22:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
silversurfer

 
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You could use STOMP traits. When my sniper hits anyone in the head (including elites) they go down. It has only happened one or two times so far that the victim ended critically wounded.

Re: Increased damage and lethality: How many of you do it.[message #262724] Thu, 16 September 2010 00:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Loucipher

 
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I have experimented with the +50% setting - it feels okay. Even a lowly pistol or shotgun becomes a firepower to be reckoned with, especially in early game.
I second the notion to increase blast ranges and stun damage, though maybe not by some insane amount. A hand grenade with 150% blast range and stun damage becomes - again - massive man-portable firepower, not some nuisance to be shrugged off with minor damage.
From my testing, tanks tend to be almost as impervious to damage as they are on standard damage. Small arms fire is the same (does nothing), and it takes two-three well tossed grenades to take a tank out on either setting. Of course, LAW or similar tank-killing weapon does the trick every time on both settings as well.
Re: Increased damage and lethality: How many of you do it.[message #262742] Thu, 16 September 2010 09:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Fozzie

 
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After some testing I now play with +50% gun and +100% explosives damage.
With the standard values, mini grenades have as much effect as a cherry bomb and really: a headshot from a Gepard M2 should be frigging lethal, even when the target is wearing a helmet.

The downside of this is that the explosion going off in the Alma training facility sector once you have drawn any attention to yourself always instantly kills the Sergeant which hurts the maximum loyalty in Alma a bit.

Apart from that, I'm quite fine with those values, being a faithful disciple of St. Quicksavius anyway Wink
Re: Increased damage and lethality: How many of you do it.[message #262744] Thu, 16 September 2010 10:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Luppolo

 
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i play with 175% guns and 200% exp
Re: Increased damage and lethality: How many of you do it.[message #262760] Thu, 16 September 2010 13:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Loucipher

 
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Fozzie, you may want to edit the Alma explosion in the XML Editor (I think it is defined under Explosives) and downplay it a bit. This way you won't lose the Sarge.
Re: Increased damage and lethality: How many of you do it.[message #262841] Fri, 17 September 2010 11:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Fozzie

 
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I'm afraid you might have to be more specific on that, regarding the exact file and value where this option is configured. I hand-edit the .xml-files since the XMLEditor won't run with WINE in Linux (game itself works perfectly fine, though). I couldn't find a corresponding entry in any of the files so far.
Re: Increased damage and lethality: How many of you do it.[message #262842] Fri, 17 September 2010 12:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kazsneak

 
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where do you set the explosion and bullet damage in the xml's?
Re: Increased damage and lethality: How many of you do it.[message #262935] Sat, 18 September 2010 00:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Loucipher

 
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Fozzie: on second thought, and after some testing, I'd actually recommend another solution: change the Panic Action in the chest next to the Sarge from Great Explosion to Standard explosion, using the Map Editor.
There's a file called ExplosionData.xml, but to be honest, I don't know what to change in order to downplay the explosion effect. Just swapping out the Panic Action effects also leaves all other Great Explosions in-game intact (wherever they might be).
By the way: great news that JA2 works under Wine. I plan on switching to Debian Linux soon, and I'd hate to lose my favourite game along with Windows.

SneakerKat: you can edit any gun's damage in Weapons.xml, ammo damage modifiers in AmmoTypes.xml, and general percentage multipliers (what we're talking about now) in the JA2Options.ini (or using INI Editor).
Re: Increased damage and lethality: How many of you do it.[message #262986] Sun, 19 September 2010 09:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Fozzie

 
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Never touched the map-editor before, on the first look it seems kind of complicated (and I don't have much time on my hands at the moment) but I will look into it some time in the future.

As to running the game with WINE:
The original installation should be made in Windows itself, that doesn't work too well with WINE. After that you can just copy the entire game folder to ~/.wine/drive_c/program_files/ and start the ja2.exe.
So you should make a "virgin vanilla install" in Windows and keep a copy of the game folder somewhere. That way, you won't have to make a new installation of the game ever again. If you feel like you have messed around too much with your current modded version, just delete it and restore the backup, then apply the mods again.
Re: Increased damage and lethality: How many of you do it.[message #285328] Sat, 02 July 2011 17:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Cell

 
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Re: Increased damage and lethality: How many of you do it.[message #285337] Sat, 02 July 2011 18:05 Go to previous message
Sovereign

 
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I play with 150% weapon damage, 200% weapon range and 200% explosive damage. I find it a lot more fun.
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