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Long War 2

Description
Long War 2
By Pavonis Interactive (formerly Long War Studios)
Web site, forums and mailing List: http://www.pavonisinteractive.com
Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/XBVqMZU
Twitter: https://twitter.com/terra_invicta

Long War 2 is a significant overhaul of XCOM 2 aimed at giving players the feel of running a worldwide guerrilla war against ADVENT and offering them a greater variety of strategic and tactical experiences.

Many of the mod's new mechanics are described ingame in the XCOM archives. Players are strongly encouraged to read those entries immediately after finishing Gatecrasher.

Features include:
1) A much longer campaign, running for 100 to 120 missions on average
2) Infiltration mechanics that require you to send out multiple squads at once
3) Manage resistance Havens and have resistance members scrounge for supplies, gather intelligence or recruit more people to your cause
4) Nine soldier classes: Sharpshooter, Shinobi, Ranger, Assault, Gunner, Grenadier, Specialist, Technical and Psionic (plus Sparks for DLC owners), each with unique secondary weapons
5) Two new weapon tiers, lasers and coilguns
6) Dozens of new enemies and smarter battlefield AI
7) ADVENT strategic AI that tries to counter your moves

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This is a "total conversion" of XCOM2 and will not work with other total conversions. It does include a new XComGame.upk.

Long War Studios' / Pavonis Interactive's mods SMGPack, AlienPack, LeaderPack, Toolbox, PerkPack, and LaserPack are already integrated into this mod (with different settings and functionality) and should NOT be activated when playing campaigns.

Other mods may not necessarily work given the depth of changes.

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If you are have problems with the mod, you should first exit the game and REGENERATE YOUR INI files by deleting all files in \Documents\My Games\XCOM2\XComGame\Config. These will be recreated on your next game start. If that does not resolve your issues, you may need to verify XCOM2 back to its vanilla state in Steam before activating this and other mods.

You may need to disable other mods for this to work properly.

An additional temporary workaround to crashes when starting a new campaign is to move all of your old save files out of \Documents\My Games\XCOM2\XComGame\SaveData.

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Free for noncommercial use: Modders are free to use material from this in their own works, as long as credit is given.

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Long War 2 is supported in all XCOM2 languages.

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--------------- CREDITS ----------------
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Design Lead
John "JohnnyLump" Lumpkin

Technical Lead
Rachel "Amineri" Norman

Programmers
Jonathan "tracktwo" Emmett
Chris "chrisb" Boertien

Artists
SMGs, Muton Centurion, Drone, Naja, Sidewinder, MEC Archer, Holotargeters, Combat Knives, Sectoid Commander, Resistance MEC, 2D Art, Concept Art, Animations
James "JCLewis" Karlson

Lasers, Coilguns, Sawed-off Shotguns, Muton Elite, Hive Queen, Holotargeters
Chris "Capnbubs" Mansell (@capnbubs)

Concept Art, 2D Art and iconography, Load Screens, Technical Art
Dana "lfish" Henderson - http://www.danaillustration.com/

Arc Throwers and Contributor, Lasers
Robert "BazserMazser" Bakos

Technical Artist, Programmer, ADVENT Grenade Launcher
Alexander "XMarksTheSpot" Behne

"Rocketflamer" Gauntlet
Percy Parache - http://www.percyparache.com

Quality Assurance Lead
Tim "Bilfdoffle" Evans

Quality Assurance and Design Advisers
Matt "WyMANderly" Price
Xavier Wynns - https://www.youtube.com/xwynns
Stephen "JoINrbs" Flavall - https://www.twitch.tv/joinrbs
Tim "deaconivory" Douglas
Caitlin McDonald
Paul "Kordolius" Massip
Benedict Jacka "Saph"
Colin "Thrair" Hendershot
Paul "Plockets" Giles
Gimrah
Ronar

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Changelogs are at: http://www.pavonisinteractive.com/longwar2_changelog.htm

v 1.0 (1.19.17) - First release.
v 1.1 (1.28.17) - 1st major patch.
v 1.2 (2.26.17) - 2nd major patch. Primarily bugfixes. Barring hotfixes, major balance patch up next.
v 1.3 (5.14.17) - 3rd major patch. Guide to migrating a 1.2 campaign: http://www.pavonisinteractive.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=25841
v 1.4 (5.21.17) - 4th patch. Bugfixes. Should not affect existing campaigns.
v 1.5 (8.27.17) - 5th major patch. Bugfixes and some balancing. Should not severely impact existing campaigns, although if you are having problems we recommend clearing your inis and unsubscribing and resubscribing to the mod ensure it's fully updated.
1.5 Hotfix (9.2.17) - Fixed bug preventing S&G missions.

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The mod does not support controllers.
As of 2/8, the mod should be working with Linux and most Mac versions of the game.

This mod does support the XCOM 2 DLCs, but they are not required to play.

This mod is translated into all supported XCOM 2 languages: Spanish, French, German, Russian, Polish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese.

To provide feedback and bug reports, please visit the Pavonis Interactive forums. We will be posting details on new features, balance changes and pending fixes there. We are unable to monitor Steam threads closely, but we will do our best to respond on our own forums.

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We do not expect Long War 2 campaigns to be affected by the release of the War of the Chosen expansion. Players with WotC are able to select a non-expansion version of XCOM 2 to continue playing modded campaigns.

11/7/17 update: We do not expect to update Long War 2 for WotC. Full announcement over on our forums: https://www.pavonisinteractive.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=26982
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El_Sama May 16 @ 7:25am 
Whenever I activate this MOD, my game refuses to launch, is this because I have DPI set to 200%? I have bad vision and my screen is very large so I need the DPI.
ZenethGaming Apr 18 @ 2:44pm 
Really enjoyed it
UK_John Mar 20 @ 12:10pm 
I have tried to install Long War 2 five times, and every time, I don't get the Long War icon, I just get the normal "New Game" icon, which I presume means that LW2 is not working! Any help?
Marlon Rando Mar 11 @ 7:37am 
I hate this mod. It's just like the first LW mod: the ideas are great and the new class system is awesome, but the campaign is horrible. This mod just makes the campaign way longer and A LOT more unfair.
P.Langstrumpf Feb 28 @ 10:12am 
Doesnt work : (
Tetsuo2020 Feb 13 @ 8:55am 
This mod made my war long.
adornedspore Feb 3 @ 6:31pm 
You need to run this with Vanilla XCOM2 selected in the launcher. Don't expect any updates since Pavonis Interactive moved on to work on their own game, Terra Invicta, which takes the same concept as XCOM2 but focuses on strategic gameplay and expands the scope of the campaign to the entire solar system.
Deacon Ivory Dec 31, 2023 @ 1:51am 
This is the vanilla pre-War of the Chosen version of Long War 2. If you have WotC you need to run Long War of the Chosen. This will not run with the Community Highlander (it inclused the original Highlander) or any mods for WotC.
Big Brother Max Dec 4, 2023 @ 1:18pm 
mod dead?