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Commanders Choice
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May 20, 2016 @ 9:42pm
Sep 14, 2017 @ 6:31am
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Commanders Choice

This mod has been updated for compatability with War of the Chosen but is still classified as a vanilla xcom mod (exclamation mark next to mod in Launcher) to maintain backward compatability. If you encounter any issues with WotC compatability please post in the WotC bugs discussion thread.

Commander's Choice lets you set the class of any Rookie who is ready to rank up to Squaddie.

A button has been added on the Armory Soldier Main Menu. By Default Commander's Choice disables the Promotion Button for Rookies on the After Action screen (screenshot 2). The Promote button on the Armory screen can optionally be disabled as well. This behavior can be customized in the ini.

The Commander's Choice button will only appear for Rookies that have earned but not yet received a promotion. The PsiOps and Spark classes cannot be changed to or from, for lore and mechanical reasons. The button will not appear for these classes. Any other class, including custom classes (as shown in the screenshot), can be changed to.

-Be careful using the next/previous soldier buttons when on the Soldier Abilites screen if you have rookies awaiting class assignment. Changing to a soldier awaiting promotion on while on the Soldier Abilities screen will rank up that soldier, therefore bypassing Commander's Choice if the soldier is a rookie.
-If you promote a Rookie from the After Action screen instead of the Armory Commander's Choice will be bypassed. This is why the Button is Disabled by default for Rookies.

ini Location: Steam\SteamApps\workshop\content\268500\688405905\Config\XComCommandersChoice.ini
-Disable the Promote Button for Rookies on the Armory Screen. Default: False
-Disable the Promote Button for Rookies on the After Action Screen. Default: True
-Hide the Promote Button for Rookies on the After Action Screen. Default: False

The UI has a few niggles:
-You may have to click twice on a the Selected class
-The Time of 0 Days is an artifact of the type of menu, I can't hide it (or haven't figured out how)
-There is no Cancel/Back button (can't figure this one out), use the Esc key or choose the class that the soldier already is (this aborts the operation)
-The tooltip for Commander's Choice might be the Dismiss tooltip.
-The Commander's Choice button does not work with Controllers at this time.

-This mod has no class overrides and should be compatible with most mods.
-This mod should be compatible with any mod class overrides.
-Compatible with Long War 2 but may cause issues with Hidden Potential

Note: Older versions are available from the Nexus
-1.1.0 Change Squaddies instead of Rookies
-1.0.6 Old Interface
Popular Discussions View All (7)
May 10 @ 2:05pm
WotC Bugs
Sep 3, 2017 @ 2:18am
Jun 30 @ 1:37pm
Change Class BETA
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I Darkstar X Aug 6 @ 10:45am 
What he said
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Ohmu Cuddles Jul 27 @ 2:46pm 
How does this work with Psi Overhaul?
Sashka-サシュカ Jul 10 @ 4:32pm 
Doesn't work
zion6 Jul 9 @ 2:18pm 
Works for me in WOTC
Commander Random Jul 7 @ 3:28am 
This mod makes the game crash on startup for me
D.SHN LOVE Jun 30 @ 6:23pm 
is this working wotc ? i hope that
Zyxpsilon Jun 29 @ 8:15pm 
Will do!
sq_paradox  [author] Jun 29 @ 1:09pm 
Change Class didn't need any changes to be WotC compatible. It should work as is, if it doesn't please post any issues in that thread.
Zyxpsilon Jun 29 @ 12:01am 
Ooooppppsss.. i should have mentionned the other ChangeClass.zip BETA version. But as WotC update, if necessary.
Zyxpsilon Jun 28 @ 11:55pm 
If i had one very "simple" request to make...

Allow us to change Classes even when most of our soldiers have already been promoted or, at any other time we might wish.
This would be specially important to swap randomly rewarded "people" we then, must keep as idled in the Barracks since our regular squads are often probably balanced well enough -- but, some new Covert actions & other factors may require a key role to fill out rapidly.

Just got a fresh Grenadier CAPTAIN .. he (Shaoji Zhang, btw) could have been timely important for upcoming Faction tasks if only as Specialist or Ranger when an Ambush(ed) mission occurs or whatever else.

Please?! :)