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Long War Toolbox
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Long War Toolbox

By Pavonis Interactive

A set of extensions and configurable options for XCom 2, including:

* Fully supported squads of up to 12 soldiers
* Not Created Equally (Randomized initial stats)
* Hidden Potential (Randomized level-up stats)
* Red Fog (wounds cause stat losses),
* Damage Roulette (wider range of damage from weapons).

All options are visible in a new OPTIONS menu that appears after you start a new campaign, either following the tutorial or during Gatecrasher. The effects can be toggled during gameplay.

This also includes a mechanism for modders to add additional options menus. See the readme for details.

To play:

Check the LW_Toolbox mod in the launcher.

Full description:

The automatic changes this mod makes includes several options to the squad select UI. They are:

CLEAR SQUAD: Removes all soldiers from the squad.

AUTOFILL SQUAD: Automatically fills any empty squad slots with the highest-ranking available soldier.
In addition, the soldier list UI has been reworked to display soldier stats.

All additional options may be selected in the Toolbox tab in the Options menu (typically accessed by hitting the Escape key). After starting a campaign, open the escape menu, select EDIT OPTIONS; then select the LW TOOLBOX option. NOTE: These options will not be present in the shell, only in campaigns.

The options are:

SET CAMERA ROTATION (degrees): This allows the player to control the increment by which the camera rotates using the rotate buttons and any associated hotkeys.

SELECT DEFAULT SQUADSIZE: This allows the player to set the maximum number of soldiers who can be in a squad. Guerrilla Tactics School bonuses, once completed, will be added to this number. The UI and mission deployment code will will now support up to 12-soldier squads. NOTE: The mod does not balance around any increased squad sizes selected by the player.

DAMAGE ROULETTE: This allows the player to modify the randomness of all weapon damage (alien and XCOM) in the game by a common percentage. Off means the game will use baseline mechanics. The 25% setting means that damage with vary by +/- 25% of the weapon's base damage. This will override any weapon-specific ini settings.

NOT CREATED EQUALLY: This subjects all soldiers to a process that randomizes their initial stats (via a random series of configurable “trades” of stats). This takes effect immediately (even mid-mission). Turning it off reverts soldiers to base stats. The soldiers randomized stats are remembered, so successive turning on and off is not an exploit. This option may be used in the Avenger at any time, or during the first turn of a tactical mission, presuming no one has been wounded. (In addition to creating an easy exploit, toggling a soldier's stats in a mission could kill that solder if they are wounded and trade away some of their hit points.)

HIDDEN POTENTIAL: This randomizes stats when soldiers level-up. Note: Easter Egg special soldiers will not have randomized stats from leveling up.

RED FOG: This enables an option in which wounds affect the stats offense, mobility, hacking and will stats. The player selects who RED FOG affects – XCOM, aliens, both, or none. A few aliens (set in LW_Toolbox.ini) are immune to this, because it would render them ineffective.
USE LINEAR RED FOG PENALTIES (INSTEAD OF QUADRATIC): The default functionality of Red Fog applies penalties in a fashion that light wounds cause very small penalties, while heavy wounds cause much larger ones. A linear application means that the effect isn’t as pronounced – a light/moderate wound causes a greater penalty than the same wound in the quadratic formula.

ALLOW COMBAT AUTO-RESOLVE: This will activate a button in the squad select UI that lets the player automatically resolve a tactical combat with the currently selected squad instead of going on a mission. This is a Firaxis-coded debugging tool that we've made available to help modders, or people in a real hurry. It requires using a console command to activate. It is buggy when used with official DLC missions. The command itself is specified in the ingame help text.

Note for Linux / Mac users: Patches to Toolbox are often not backwards compatible. Because vanilla Linux/Mac patches lag behind PC ones, Workshop updates to TB will often cause serious problems until vanilla patches catch up. We recommend you use get the Nexus version of the mod, as all older versions are posted there.

------TROUBLESHOOTING ---------

IF you are have problems with the mod, you should first exit the game and REGENERATE YOUR INI files by deleting all files in \Documents\My Games\XCOM2\XComGame\Config. These will be recreated on your next game start. (Additional tip: You can preserve your options settings by NOT deleting XComEngine.ini in this directory.)

XCOM2 Mod Troubleshooting Guide

NOTE: The Alternative Mod Launcher gives incorrect information about our mods. They don't conflict with each other (or themselves).

This mod does not support controllers.

DO NOT LOAD THIS MOD WITH LONG WAR 2. Its features are already incorporated.
Popular Discussions View All (45)
Nov 12, 2016 @ 6:41am
Longwar Tools configuration not appears anymore to me, I don't know if the mod it's working
Jan 1 @ 9:30pm
strange graphical glitch when using LW toolbox
Feb 5 @ 3:16am
This Mod crashes when entering Black Market
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Zyrrashijn Jul 26 @ 12:20am 
unsub and resub from the toolbox once, clear configs, retry. But do so on a fresh campaign, just to be sure.
{CQF} RobertS Jul 26 @ 12:09am 
I tried everything this link said to do:
And it still doesn't work
Zyrrashijn Jul 25 @ 11:56am 
well, take a look at the description above. Maybe there's something in for you
{CQF} RobertS Jul 25 @ 7:10am 
@Zyrrashijin Ehm... no? Where are they?
Zyrrashijn Jul 24 @ 9:16pm 
RobertS: That fix is included in the toolbox. Did you run the basic troubleshooting steps?
Malidictus Jul 24 @ 11:41am 
It's not advisable to use squad sizes larger than 8, if I recall correctly, as the spawn locations in the game can't support that. There is a fix for that, but I don't know if the LW Toolbox has that fix by default.
{CQF} RobertS Jul 24 @ 11:04am 
And if I don't touch it, everything is fine. So what the hell is wrong?
{CQF} RobertS Jul 24 @ 10:50am 
I need help. When I start the first mission after gatecrasher, I've changed the standard squad size, the squad is just 4 people even though I selected 10. Not only that, but I spawn right at the objective and there's always like 4 pods right where I spawn. I almost seems delibirate, as if someone is fucking with me.
Turban4Brains Jul 18 @ 12:30pm 
Keeps turning itself off. Have to keep re-deleting my XCOM config directory. Mod manager says it's clashing with LW perk pack. But you guys say it don't. Would be great if it actually worked. And I've tried all the troubleshooting guides with this mod.
Malidictus Jul 17 @ 6:21am 
Thank you for making this. All I really wanted was the Long War squad selection menu, and so far it works beautifully.