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Commanders Choice
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May 20, 2016 @ 9:42pm
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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
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Oct 27 @ 12:44pm
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Arcana Nov 1 @ 4:38am 
@Sir Jia Xing
There's no conflict between two mods. Unknown to many they actually do different things, RPG Overhaul despite its content only add a single class called Soldier (which basically has a bunch of skill trees to choose)
Sir Jia Xing Oct 30 @ 11:38am 
@Perpetual Cringe
And you didn't think it would've caused a conflict when two different mods do similar things?
Perpetual Cringe Oct 30 @ 8:01am 
What do I do to avoid that bug. I don't even think I need this mod though because I have the RPG Overhaul and it lets me make a class out of all the perks in the game, instead of picking a class
sq_paradox  [author] Oct 29 @ 7:47pm 
@Perpetual Cringe
Usually that bug is caused by a Rookie getting promoted without getting assigned a class first. Rookie is both a rank and a class, but it's a class with no skills since it's only supposed to be for the first rank. When a Rookie gets promoted but is stuck in the "Rookie" class you usually get a blank skill tree and (IIRC) an invalid class icon.
Perpetual Cringe Oct 29 @ 7:17pm 
so I think this mod is attached to this bug and I did do some digging and still don't know what to do. I when my rookies level up they sometimes just don't have a skill tree. they cant get any abilities. I do have a crap ton of extra class mods but still.
sq_paradox  [author] Oct 26 @ 5:56pm 
I'm looking into the issue. I'll need to do some testing before I can confirm whether the mod needs an update or if this is caused by a mod conflict.
stephspartica Oct 26 @ 4:53pm 
so far (after changing the ini file) i have still got no access to a commanders choice button, i only downloaded it 30 minutes before i posted the comment below so i don't know how long it's been formatted like this.

@Malcradai i had that before, a hard steam restart seems to help with that issue, or do an internet disconnect-reconnect and refresh the workshop page. hope this helps :)
sq_paradox  [author] Oct 25 @ 7:26pm 
That's an issue with the Steam Workshop or maybe with your Steam install. Nothing I can do beyond uploading the mod somewhere else. I should update the Nexus page, it's long overdo.

@stephspartica & Lumiere
I think those ini default might be set wrong on my end. I can't remember why I changed them but what's in the description makes more sense (ie by default the Promote button being disabled for after action but enabled for the armory).

I'll look into that this weekend, see if I can't figure out why I changed those and post an update. Or at least update the description if I happen to rediscover there was some actual reason I changed that setting.

Thanks for noticing that stephspartica, I'm surprised it took this long. I hope there haven't been more people who I've missed, like Lumiere (sorry about that).
Lumiere Oct 25 @ 7:06pm 
Oh do I need to update a file for this mod to even work? That WOULD be helpful in the description.
Maldracai Oct 25 @ 6:53pm 
Odd issue here and it's not a game problem... this mod refuses to download when I subscribe to it...