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Commanders Choice [WOTC & Vanilla]
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May 20, 2016 @ 9:42pm
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Commanders Choice [WOTC & Vanilla]

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.

See FAQ for any issues not listed here.

-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 (8)
Apr 30 @ 8:30am
WotC Bugs
Sep 12, 2018 @ 4:28am
Jun 30, 2018 @ 1:37pm
Change Class BETA
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Wylding May 5 @ 9:21am 
Added this mod & tried to run LW2, now Xcom dies upon movie screen opening. Killed the game completely. This mod was the only new addition to a working game for LW2.
VaultScavenger Mar 29 @ 9:47pm 
Does this work with modded troop class? I'ts not showing me my WEEB samurai class. but maybe I'm just being an idiot.
sq_paradox  [author] Mar 29 @ 2:43pm 
@Pow Pow Crayola
That is odd. Does AWC rookie training screen have the same issue? They should be the same.
Pow Pow Crayola Mar 29 @ 1:57am 
Not able to scroll through all my classes during promotion, im just stuck with the same 4 for every character. Is that just a mod incompatibility on my part? (none of the default classes are showing)
Petya0303 Mar 17 @ 2:50am 
And one more thing, what kind of addon need to convert or get the flags to vanilla to wotc
Plus in warhammer mod i cant change the halmat visor color
Petya0303 Mar 17 @ 2:48am 
Yeah i see and it's not apear in the wotc the "commander choise" word
sq_paradox  [author] Mar 16 @ 4:09pm 
See pinned F.A.Q. in discussions above.
BluYoshi15 Mar 16 @ 4:02pm 
Does this mod work with jedi beta class
sq_paradox  [author] Mar 16 @ 12:44pm 
Do you see a "Commander's Choice" button (as in the first screenshot) when a Rookie is ready to rank up, or just the "Promote Soldier" button?

It shouldn't be possible for a soldier to rank up into a random class if you click the "Commander's Choice" button. They will only rank up one you've chosen a class.
Petya0303 Mar 16 @ 12:37pm 
when they are rank up can't chose the class it's just working in vanilla xcom2