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[WOTC] Cover Damage Reduction
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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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José Sep 22 @ 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 @ 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 @ 8:38pm 
Or do yourself a favour when using mods and get teh alternate mod launcher
Anisotropic  [author] Sep 13 @ 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=###'
Gliese581 Sep 13 @ 11:20am 
Thanks, how do you figure out the mod number though? There's nothing about 1126684731 that makes me go "oh yeah that's the [WOTC] Cover Damage Reduction mod". :)
=[NK]= Col. Jack O'Neil Sep 13 @ 9:05am 

Go to your steam folder/steamapps/workshopcontent/268500/1126684731/ config/xcomcoverDR.ini

Make sure you have notepad ++ installed
Gliese581 Sep 12 @ 11:58pm 
Thanks, I'm not really familiar with finding the right file on Steam Workshop mods since I've mostly used Nexus for modding throughout the years but the community chose Steam Workshop for this game so what can you do? :)
=[NK]= Col. Jack O'Neil Sep 12 @ 9:51pm 
Yep, check the ini.. It would of been quicker doing that than asking :)
Gliese581 Sep 12 @ 11:51am 
Is there an option to give DR from cover against explosives?
MajorHyrican Sep 8 @ 7:57am 
i was on roof with enother mod get 10 def on top, have half cover and fuking advent comander headshoot me -.- no one mod works then i shoot him and he got u defence bonus from half flanked shoot hehe