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icon5.gif  Any explanation what little icons (on mercs and enemies) mean?[message #361467] Sun, 04 October 2020 15:40 Go to next message
Kurt

 
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A lot of small icons have appeared since 3356, overlaying the mercs' portraits or floating besides enemy soldiers after a while.

A few of them are obvious, I spotted the "Radio operator" and the "Medic" icons on enemies, but others are totally cryptic, like for instance the standing rectangle icon ("2001 monolith"? "smartphone"?) I see often.

Is there some explanation of what each icon means?

Yes, back in time there must have been forum posts with screen captures explaining them, but with time the pictures have decayed into as many "This image is no longer available" billboards... I didn't find any usable explanation.
Re: Any explanation what little icons (on mercs and enemies) mean?[message #361488 is a reply to message #361467] Tue, 06 October 2020 12:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hawkeye

 
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I doubt there's a list, most of the time they'll be mentioned in their respective new feature posts. But here is a good place than any.

The Fedora hat icon is used when a merc is using the spy or disguise feature, though in the past some RPC's seem to begin with this icon by default when perhaps because they appear as civilians.


Re: Any explanation what little icons (on mercs and enemies) mean?[message #361489 is a reply to message #361488] Tue, 06 October 2020 15:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kurt

 
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Hawkeye wrote on Tue, 06 October 2020 11:50
I doubt there's a list, most of the time they'll be mentioned in their respective new feature posts.
That's unfortunate. It's a little like having to read the minutes of every Court of Justice verdict to know what the current laws are...

It's even more unfortunate given that pictures in older threads have decayed, and thus you often only learn there is some icon, but you'll never know what it looks like.

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Hawkeye wrote on Tue, 06 October 2020 11:50
The Fedora hat icon is used when a merc is using the spy or disguise feature, though in the past some RPC's seem to begin with this icon by default when perhaps because they appear as civilians.
Thank you, that was helpful and concise.

Although I never identified that icon as being a hat in the first place (small, over noisy background, looked like an Oreo™ cookie to me), so if somebody had just told me "hat icon", I wouldn't had necessarily made the connection.
A non-volatile icon list, which will be still there in a year or ten, is IMHO really necessary. I'd be willing to make it, but right now (as this thread proves) I'm obviously the least qualified person here to do it...
Re: Any explanation what little icons (on mercs and enemies) mean?[message #361490 is a reply to message #361489] Tue, 06 October 2020 16:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
sevenfm

 
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As for the enemy role icons, we have the following (from RoleIcons.sti):
https://i.imgur.com/v6aQyWd.png
1 - officer
2 - doctor
3 - sniper
4 - radio operator
5 - has mortar
6 - squad leader
7 - VIP
8..11 - unused
12 - has a key
13 - turncoat
Related threads:
New feature: AI medics and officers
New Feature: Radio Operator
New feature: Enemy generals
New feature: Turncoats



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Re: Any explanation what little icons (on mercs and enemies) mean?[message #361492 is a reply to message #361490] Tue, 06 October 2020 20:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
sevenfm

 
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Portrait icons (from AssignmentIcons.sti):
https://i.imgur.com/c6HeV82.png

1 - repair assignment
2 - doctor assignment
3 - patient assignment
4 - training assignment
5 - controlling robot
6 - not controlled robot
7 - blinded
8 - drugged (New Feature: Drug System Overhaul)
9 - drunk/hangover
10 - thirst (New feature: Mercs need food and water to survive)
11 - hunger (New feature: Mercs need food and water to survive)
12 - feeding weapon externally (New feature: Externally fed machineguns)
13 - covert (New feature: Covert operations)
14 - interrogate prisoners assignment (New feature: Take prisoners, interrogate them)
15 - multi-turn action/fortification assignment (Multi-turn actions, New feature: sector fortifications)
16 - move equipment assignment (New feature: move equipment via assignment)
17 - strategic militia movement assignment (New feature: strategic militia command, Expanded Feature: Move militia in strategic map, part 2)
18 - using focus skill (Focus skill)
19
20 - radio scanning/listening/radio assignment (New Feature: Radio Operator)
21 - radio operator jamming (New Feature: Radio Operator)
22
23
24 - spotting (preparing) (New feature: Spotter)
25 - spotting (ready) (New feature: Spotter)
26 - spread propaganda assignment (Spreading Propaganda)
27 - gather rumors assignment (Gathering Rumours)
28 - prison snitch assignment (Snitch Trait)
29 - has disease (New Feature: Disease)
30 - diagnose disease assignment (New Feature: Disease)
31 - multi-turn action hack (Hacking)
32 - is dragging someone/something (New Feature: drag people & corpses)
33
34
35 - intelligence assignment/exploration assignment (New feature: Intel, New feature: exploration)
36 - bury corpses assignment (New feature: Burying the dead)
37 - administration assignment (New feature: Administration assignment)



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Re: Any explanation what little icons (on mercs and enemies) mean?[message #361495 is a reply to message #361492] Wed, 07 October 2020 16:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kurt

 
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Excellent!!!! Cheer leader

Thanks a lot! thumbs up
That is really helpful!

Now please make a PDF out of it and include it in the Documentation folder of the game!
Re: Any explanation what little icons (on mercs and enemies) mean?[message #361496 is a reply to message #361492] Wed, 07 October 2020 16:50 Go to previous message
CarsonBlackman

 
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Thank you! This really is incredibly helpful. I already knew most of the icons, mostly by giving a merc the assignment, then seeing the icon. But having it confirmed and having links to the details is going to really help those that are just discovering all the new stuff. This really needs to be put someplace easy to find.
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