Fallout Tactics mod Xkcon's ultimate rip off Mod (0.895)

Discussion in 'Fallout Tactics Modding' started by xkcon, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. _Pyran_

    _Pyran_ Mildly Dipped

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    This is not a build issue, but related to the registry of the original game*
    And the reaction of FT_Improver to this... The mod can be run using URM_W9X (used bos.exe instead of improver)

    About error:
    *I came across the fact that the GOG version number 2.0.0.8 has crooked registry values. Improver does not work with this version (and hence mods too) and complains about a "broken" registry. Uninstalling Deleting in the usual way and replacing it with another version of the game does not help. You need to clear the registry from mentioning FOT. And only then, install another version and mods. Perhaps there are other versions with the same problem, but GOG (actual), Steam & EGS versions, should work fine.

    If the game is installed in C:\FOT (or any other way except PF), then the mod is installed in the same directory i.e. C:\FOT. Just checked, it works fine.
     
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  2. futurephdwriter

    futurephdwriter First time out of the vault

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    Oct 17, 2015
    This mod really needs a thorough walkthrough. it is so vast.

     
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  3. futurephdwriter

    futurephdwriter First time out of the vault

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    Oct 17, 2015
    Doors lock up the game. The door on the second story of the JC gun runner. The door on the third floor at the FC Hospital crashes the game. The door at the FC police station behind the sheriff locks up and crashes the game.

    Do you know how to edit out the doors through an FOT editor so I can get it there loot things without crashing the game?

     
  4. _Pyran_

    _Pyran_ Mildly Dipped

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    Everyone who passes this mod can help write a walkthrough. And a way to bypass this or that bug.
     
  5. Hannibal

    Hannibal First time out of the vault

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    Feb 1, 2020
    I agree needs a walkthrough. Well damn, Piper friendzoned me. I'd love to know what the other triggers are. I agree best mod out there. I'm currently stuck on prison island as arnie won't show me how to escape. keeps saying i need to kill wez but I already have.
     
  6. futurephdwriter

    futurephdwriter First time out of the vault

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    Oct 17, 2015
    https://www.nma-fallout.com/threads/xkcons-ultimate-rip-off-mod-walkthrough-thread.221765/

    Agreed: I started one. Please add. Let's make it complete. All I ask is that you follow the format I have to make it easy to edit.

     
  7. Erkper

    Erkper First time out of the vault

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    Apr 7, 2022
    See, I've never even been to Prison Island. Not sure how you end up there. When I play Neil's questline, it always seems to end for me with Neil getting killed by the police in FC and the rest of the gang (if any survived the FC bank robbery) retiring.
    Did you give Piper two different poetry books and the foil, in that order? The only thing I can think of (that I know xkcon used in other recruiting) is reputation. She seems like a do-gooder, so I expect like Torn she will not join you if your reputation is low.
     
  8. futurephdwriter

    futurephdwriter First time out of the vault

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    Oct 17, 2015
    https://www.nma-fallout.com/threads...f-mod-walkthrough-thread.221765/#post-4503991

    Please add to my walkthrough thread. I will condense your posts into the one I started. Let's make a good walkthrough. I am currently in FC. I am doing the boxing, took control of the bar but being told the Zainists are killing my profitability, and looking for the killer in FC. Anyone want to help? BTW, how many fights do I need to win before I can stop fighting and get the championship? I'm 38-0 right now.
     
  9. Arathos

    Arathos It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Feb 2, 2017
    Strange, when I try to use the installer version of this mod on my GOG version there is no sign that the mod had been installed. Does it only work for the CD version perhaps?
     
  10. _Pyran_

    _Pyran_ Mildly Dipped

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    Jan 31, 2017
    Nothing strange.
    Install Gog version, install the mod from the same path.
    Now you can play both the original and the mod.
    *if you are using the mod-version of mod.
     
  11. Arathos

    Arathos It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Feb 2, 2017
    So the mod (via installer version) and potentially the Unofficial Patch Plus need to be installed within a separate folder within the Fallout Tactics folder and not overwrite the actual game, right?

    Is there any way to check that the mod (via installer) was installed correctly? A few years ago when I installed the mod the main screen in the game had the Xkcons Ultimate Rip Off screen in the title but now I see no change whatsoever when I start the mod via shortcut.

    Speaking of which I also noticed that my saves are in the main Fallout Tactics folder and not the Ultimate Rip Off folder despite starting with the Ultimate Rip Off shortcut.
     
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  12. _Pyran_

    _Pyran_ Mildly Dipped

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    Right. Upatch will be installed in the main game directory\folder, URM and other mods instaled into subfolder, but mod folder is create automatically.
    If the installation path is specified incorrectly, the patch\mod will warn you about it.
    If, path X:\GOG Games\Fallout tactics. The mod need is installed in the same folder (where the game is located).

    Launch this mod using its shortcut (URM shortcut from desktop or start menu)
    It is impossible not to notice the differences. There is a corresponding description and a new picture.

    • - Saves are stored in "..\Fallout Tactics\user\save\". FT
    • - Saves are stored in "..\Fallout Tactics\<mod>\user\save\". Mod
     
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  13. boskibonk

    boskibonk First time out of the vault

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    Dec 21, 2017
    I have a question regarding Pyran modified version 8.5.3 Is there a possibility to bring back Humvee to gold squad at first location? because it was a lifesaver for me and i really enjoyed having it so early. If there is an easy way to edit first map so i can put vehicle here myself ?
     
  14. _Pyran_

    _Pyran_ Mildly Dipped

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    Jan 31, 2017
    You can add a car through the editor. For example: Menu - More - level editor - file - campaign - URM - core - mission1 - entity - vehicle - hammer.
    May need to unpack ..ft\core\entities_0.bos, specific folder 'vehicles' in ft\core\entities\vehicles. (use 7zip)
     
  15. ilidan371

    ilidan371 First time out of the vault

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    Dec 26, 2013
    @boskibonk

    you can use fttools level editor to fix mission00.mis and bring back the hummer. some things in the triggers were changed. the trigger for qualifying for the hummer now points to nothing. it looks for a campaign variable named "ST" when ST is a mission variable. Also, the name of the timer it should look for was deleted - "Shoot".

    speech was also changed (notice that cookie the civilian who gives clues on how to get the best squad no longer talks ).

    attached is the old mission 0 from 0.895. compare that with the one you have.
    also attached is the one I "fixed" (from 0.895.3)
     

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  16. _Pyran_

    _Pyran_ Mildly Dipped

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    If you have fixed this point, then I am ready to add it to the assembly
     
  17. ilidan371

    ilidan371 First time out of the vault

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    Dec 26, 2013
    @_Pyran_
    someone must check it 1st.
    Btw, I put "less than 8" for the humvee trigger. it was "exactly 1-5".
    I didn't change the gold squad trigger - "exactly 5"

    Been trying to fix the store room door in the gun runner's area in jackson city. the entity used on the door is "town metal brk.ent" . I replaced it with a working door "Town Metal.ent" and copied the broken door's chance to pick - 300.

    Anyone know what the gun runners' reaction should be if you enter the room? I've never seen the door work - never played any version earlier than 0.895.

    For now, I put in the same trigger as Boss Salvino's Room. If you enter it, the gun runners will attack. lol.
     

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