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[WOTC] Jet Packs by Iridar
 
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FEATURES
This mod can be split in two parts: cosmetic and function.

From the cosmetic side, this mod adds several cosmetic Booster Jets:
  • 4 Torso Gear
  • 1 Shins
  • 1 Right Forearm
  • 1 Thighs
From the function side, this mod allows you to construct Booster Jets -> Elerium Jets utility items in Proving Grounds. First will require Advent MEC autopsy and corpse, and the upgraded version will need Archon autopsy and corpse.

These utility items will allow soldiers to jump to roofs and balconies, as well as provide additional abilities depending on which armor type is equipped.

Light and Medium Armor abilities:
  • Jet Shot - allows to shoot enemies from the air, providing a guaranteed Height Advantage.
  • Emergency Evac - evac from any open location on the map, without having to be in the Evac zone.
  • Flight - only for Elerium Jets - same as Icarus Jump from the Alien Hunters' Archon Armor - fly to a different location on the map.
Heavy Armor abilities:
  • Rocket Punch - typical melee ability.
  • Rocket Slam - a melee ability with an area of effect damage and disorientation.
  • Crater - Replaces Rocket Slam on Elerium Jets - fall down like a meteor dealing damage and disorienting enemies in an area.

DYNAMIC DEPLOYMENT

Archon Autopsy will unlock Dynamic Deployment in Guerilla Tactics School. It provides the ability to dynamically deploy soldiers equipped with Booster Jets directly from Avenger's barracks.

By default, the total number of soldiers on mission cannot exceed maximum squad size. This means that to be able to dynamically deploy soldiers, the mission must be started without a full squad. Due to balancing concerns you are limited to deploying 3 soldiers per turn by default.

The only way you can "choose" who gets Dynamically Deployed and who isn't is by equipping Booster Jets on them and leaving them in the barracks.

JET SHOT

This is a toggle ability. You can freely enable and disable it during your turn, no charges or cooldowns. When Jet Shot is active, your Standard Shot will work differently: you will have a guaranteed Height Advantage of +20 Aim against any enemy. Abilities like Damn Good Ground and Death From Above will work with Jet Shot as well. However, there are several restrictions:

1) The soldier must have a compatible weapon equipped. The list of compatible weapons can be configured in the .ini.
2) The soldier must have clear sky above their head.
3) The target must be visible from the sky. This part of functionality in particular can be a bit buggy sometimes.

Jet Shot will automatically deactivate itself at the end of your turn, so you can't use it with Overwatch. This is intentional, to prevent weird visualizations when your soldier flies away from an enemy that tries to melee them.

CUSTOMIZATION AND CONFIGURATION

This mod is intentionally highly customizable, so if you have any balancing concerns, please balance the mod for yourself by editing the .ini files, I have left extensive instructions in the ReadMe.txt.

To anyone who enjoys customizing their soldiers, I highly recommend to go to XComJetPacks.ini and set these flags to "false":
AUTO_EQUIP_COSMETICS = true AUTO_UNEQUIP_COSMETICS = true

You can also subscribe to these mods that include cosmetic Jet Packs that are compatible with Booster Jets:
Since Jet Pack cosmetics and Booster Jets utility items are entirely separate from each other, it is technically possible to have only one of them equipped, which will either result in your soldier flying like a superman without a jet pack, or in a soldier running around with a jet pack that doesn't do anything. This freedom to fail is a necessary price for the modular structure of the mod.

MOD REQUIREMENTS

Requires X2 WOTC Community Highlander. Otherwise your soldiers will not have jet pack animations.
Requires Alien Hunters DLC. Otherwise your game will crash on launch. Probably.
Doesn't require a new campaign.

COMPATIBILITY, KNOWN AND POTENTIAL ISSUES

Mr. Nice of Creative Xenos has helped me set up the mod so that my jet pack cosmetics should not appear on randomly generated soldiers, let me know if it doesn't work.

Known issue: Dynamically Deploying several soldiers at once - especially when coupled with a good bunch of cosmetic mods - can cause the game to freeze for a few seconds. I've done what I can to reduce the lag, but the only way to remove it completely is to go easy on non-vanilla cosmetics on deploying units.

It may not look like it, but Jet Shot is actually very intrusive, and modifies almost every existing ability in the game. This new and exciting way to break your game is absolutely unpredictable. If anything starts looking weird, go to XComJetPacks.ini and set this flag to "false":
BLOCK_ABILITIES_WHILE_FLYING = true

Then reload to closest strategic save and see if that resolves the problem.

INFORMATION FOR MODDERS

Are you a modder that makes cosmetic armor that has cosmetic jet packs? Looking at you, Mjolnir Armor! Congratulations, through a simple process of adding FX sockets, you can make YOUR armor compatible with MY Booster Jets!

Socket names:
FX_Forearm_R - for rocket punching FX_Ground_Pound - for slamming the ground FX_LShin - shin mounted jets FX_RShin FX_JetPack_R - backpack style jets FX_JetPack_L FX_JumpKit_R - waist-mounted jets FX_JumpKit_L
If your cosmetic jet pack has only one engine, use the right (R) socket for it.

CREDITS AND DONATIONS

Two of the Jet Packs I used are ported from PlanetSide 2. They are owned by Daybreak Games Company, and will be removed at their request.

Archangel Jet Pack was originally ported from EW by Team CX for their ADVENT Psi Ops mod.

For this mod I had a lot of help from Ginger, E3245, robojumper and Mr. Nice of Team Creative Xenos, we all owe them a debt of gratitude for helping to make this mod a reality.

And as always, huge thanks to my wonderful patrons who helped me produce this mod. You can learn more here: Iridar's Patreon Project[www.patreon.com].
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361 Comments
Iridar  [author] Apr 8 @ 9:50pm 
@Daniel_USA
You need an Archon Autopsy.
Daniel_USA Apr 8 @ 2:49pm 
how do I buy the deployment ability for GTS?
Iridar  [author] Apr 7 @ 9:09pm 
@kraiver
Спасибо за репорт, гляну. Ну и дичь однако :)

@Daniel_USA
Not sure what you're talking about. The list of weapon categories allowed for Jet Shot is not "in the script", you can ediit it in the same config file.
kraiver Apr 7 @ 3:56pm 
Вдвое больше хп стало, брони, вдвое больше дальность хода. И все кнопки умений стали х2 на экране(не по 2 использования к примеру, а по 2 кнопки, у каждой по 1). Получил два монстра с 37 хп каждый, считай неубиваемых.
Мне кажется если и другим солдатом нажму призвать, то всё снова удвоится. Но кнопки уже на экран не влезут тогда. Не рискую нажимать.
kraiver Apr 7 @ 3:54pm 
Одел двум солдатам джетпак, но с собой на финальную миссию где в пси врата заходишь их не взял. Отряд был полный. Нажал на кнопку призвать и они в этой миссии появились, хоть вроде и не должны из-за полного отряда.
Далее интереснее. Нажал другим солдатом призвать и... эти двое что уже были призваны во всём удвоились....
Daniel_USA Apr 1 @ 1:11am 
if it's inside a script then i would have to change it inside the sdk and remake the entire file.

sadly i wish it was as easy as just adding the code.
Iridar  [author] Apr 1 @ 1:09am 
@Daniel_USA
Naturally, adding a category only tells the mod which animations to use. The list of allowed weapon categories is configured somewhere else in the configuration file.
Daniel_USA Apr 1 @ 12:00am 
says weapon not compatible or whatever the message you have set for even after adding it as a vektor category
Daniel_USA Mar 31 @ 1:12pm 
Ok thank you I will try that and see. I use a frag cannon and it is just a gun that shoots bombs instead of bullets.
Iridar  [author] Mar 31 @ 12:55pm 
@Daniel_USA
The first one, but you should probably use VEKTOR_CATEGORIES instead, unless you want the soldier to fire whole bursts of grenades.
You will also probably need to add the Anarchist's firing abilities into the ABILITIES_ALLOWED_WHILE_FLYING list.

Even then, I can't promise it will all visualize properly, never used the anarchist class so I don't know what behaviour to expect from it.