Posted 25 March 2004 - 01:24 AM
I got the friendly frozen aliens the last time I used ALPine. Of course, back then, I tried to start with a previously unmodded saved gamed. So, loaded the ALPine, did a mission, then did the moon mission, and the aliens were frozen on the moon mission.
The moral of the story is that if you apply any mods, then you must start a new game.
The only exception I have found is that after Rebalance 5.6 you can replace older versions with newer versions, and nothing gets messed up as long as you do your first load and save while on the Geoscape and while all your soldiers are at base, no choppers in flight.
If you try to switch Rebalance mods during a tactical mission, things will go wonky. And if you apply ALPine in the middle of a game without starting a new game, then you should probably be looking at frozen friendly aliens after a mission or two.
Either way, Rebalance or ALPine, if it goes wonky, you do seem to get one mission for free before everything goes bad.
Best, though, is to start a new game each time you mod. Only the Rebalance, naked or alone by itself, gives you a chance at skirting by that rule, but not guaranteed to work unless you are careful. And, you still have to start a new Rebalance game at least once, the first time you play the Rebalance, the last I heard.
I don't think a Rebalance applied to a previously unmodded save will work right, you'd probably get frozen aliens after a couple of missions. Have to start a new game.
And, if you are getting frozen friendly aliens, then that's an automatic sign that it's time to start a new game. Or, you can remove the mods completely, and your previously unmodded pure saves will then work right. But, once you mod, the old unmodded saves have to be left behind, so start a New Game Profile and switch to it after you mod.