X-COM Field Manual 31-1

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#201 Bomb Bloke

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 03:45 AM

Feel free to stick around here, too!  :P
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#202 Spaceman42


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Posted 05 August 2005 - 03:33 PM

I'm back from the dead!

Sorry, I kind of got addicted to The Sims 2 and such for a bit, forgot (temporarily!) about the Field Manual. It hasn't been updated since, sadly. I do need contributions, though.

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 11:13 PM

Good stuff mate! Maybe I'll put up a news post on this soon to. Keep it up! :blush:

#204 Alitorious


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Posted 16 August 2005 - 04:44 PM

I was about to give this its own thread, then realized it could go here instead. (Whoah, rhymes!)

I've noticed something kinda interesting about alien retaliation missions.

I've found that if you repeatedly shoot down the scouting craft before they can detect your base (or before they leave for orbit and tattle to their friends), they eventually come in with a battleship to scout. Of course, Plasma-beam Interceptors can't take these out, and I tend to leave them alone. These battleships, however, can't seem to detect a thing because they've flown directly over my base and not attacked, nor do any subsequent battleships attack (at least until the next 'operation.')
However, it seems smaller ships (such as the aptly named 'scout' series) have much better scanners. If you leave even one alone, the next ship they send always seems to be a battleship to attack your base.

(This is all with no mind shields built, by the way.)
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#205 Kratos



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Posted 21 August 2005 - 06:08 PM

Did a manual come with X-com dos version? Mine didn't anyway :blush:

#206 JellyfishGreen


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Posted 04 November 2005 - 01:24 PM

I am now dumping Field Manual chapters into the Wiki.

Edit: http://www.ufopaedia...le=Field_Manual

Edited by JellyfishGreen, 24 November 2005 - 09:12 AM.

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 05:21 PM

there's some really useful info in this thread. good job guys!

Since you're compiling all this info together, I figured you might get some use out of this X-Com Field Officer Equipment Manual that I put together out of various sources.


It has full color item/armor/hwp/craft pics ripped from the game, and a page of description/strategy and stats for each.

I've got the original laying on my HD in MSword .doc format, if anyone wants to add anything or take parts out for other stuff..


rock on guys.

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 07:29 PM

Lovely whirlingdervish! (: I've approved your upload, and it's available here. I added the file to our files section however, as I don't like linking off-site. Just post in this thread if you update it, and I'll update the download.

Is it supposed to say "Foreward"? I would think it should be "Foreword" (: Also, how about the stuff posted for the manual here?

#209 NKF


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Posted 31 May 2007 - 06:17 AM

All I can say is bravo. Apart from one or two typos, it's good. If I remember correctly, there's an errent "an" where it should be an "as" somewhere around there.

Only change I would've made would've been to use a typewriter font like Courier, but that's just a cosmetic issue at best!

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