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[WOTC] Cover Damage Reduction
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Sep 2, 2017 @ 4:20pm
Sep 18, 2017 @ 6:46pm
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[WOTC] Cover Damage Reduction

Now updated for War of the Chosen!

This mod reduces damage for anyone who gets shot through cover. By default, the effect is fairly small: damage is reduced by 1 for high cover, and there is a 33% chance for low cover to reduce damage by 1. This mechanic should be familiar to those who played the original Long War.

While this applies to everyone (both aliens and XCOM), most people will consider this to be a buff to XCOM, since it makes you less likely to have troopers snipe you out of full cover, particularly in the early game.

Save Compatibility
Can add or remove at any time with existing saves.

Compatibility Notes
This mod overrides two weapon damage classes:
- X2Effect_ApplyWeaponDamage (for normal damage from sidearms/grenades/swords/etc)
- X2Effect_Shredder (for damage from primary weapons)

As a result, this probably isn't compatible with mods which overhaul weapon damage mechanics.
Any modded abilities with custom damage formulas won't break the mod, but their damage probably won't subtract DR.

Note: the DR mechanic is highly configurable. Check the INI for more options!

Now works properly with grenades! Uses the center of the explosion to determine cover DR.
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Bullett00th Jun 30 @ 11:37pm 
doesn't work properly with grenades for me.

enemies get cover damage reduction even if the nade is thrown behind the cover
José May 20 @ 6:21pm 
Could you update this so that AP Ammo ignores cover DR?
Tim_ Mar 6 @ 6:57pm 
Just completed a WOTC campaign with 63 mods including this one. All ran perfectly. I like this mod, I will use it again.
Saladofstones Dec 19, 2017 @ 12:17pm 
One small bug I noticied is that the feedback from the templar resistance card is impacted by armor. It seems like psychic feedback shouldn't be cover-reliant
Nor Dogroth Dec 7, 2017 @ 12:44pm 
Well, for those who need it here is the German translation included .
Nor Dogroth Nov 29, 2017 @ 5:33pm 
Can you make a German localisation file please? The German translation for “cover“ is “Deckung“.
José Sep 22, 2017 @ 9:52pm 
Cover damage reduction applies with AP Rounds and other mod/ability piercing, such as that from the Reaper. Could you update this so this pierces properly?
Gliese581 Sep 13, 2017 @ 8:46pm 
I am actually using the alternative mod launcher but I haven't had time to look into it enough, thanks for pointing to it.
=[NK]= Col. Jack O'Neil Sep 13, 2017 @ 8:38pm 
Or do yourself a favour when using mods and get teh alternate mod launcher
Anisotropic  [author] Sep 13, 2017 @ 8:13pm 
Besides using the alternative mod launcher, which makes it really easy, you can also look at the location of this page. Look for the '?id=###'