Look for a strategy to find the last alien


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#1 umbriel

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Posted 18 September 2002 - 08:21 PM

Really often, I can't find the last alien in colony or in artefact site...

Do u get a good strategy to find him...

I look for a small program which can locate the alien directly in save and give me its location (x, y and level)..

Usually I evacuate the colony after detroying the command system but in this way I don t recover all the items (good to sell).

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Posted 18 September 2002 - 08:25 PM

You could theoretically sweep the entire base with 16 soldiers if they all moved alone, but this is generally a bad idea.  I prefer to move in two man teams.

What you can do is drop a prox grenade at the entrance to a room as you leave the room.  If an alien moves in there after you're gone, he'll set the grenade off giving you an idea of where he is.
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Posted 18 September 2002 - 09:19 PM

Hey :hmmm: careful umbriel. There's only one veteran around here and that's official!  :P
I usually find that the last alien in a colony always hides in the small three square cupboard rooms... They're in the left hand (screen) corner of a normal 10x10 room and have a door in the top right.
In artifact sites they just seem to potter about upstairs until someone finds them. (unless you haven't checked all of the crevices in the outer ring of the main chamber, in which case try them)
I do strongly suggest against using a program though. One does exist but I don't know what or where it is so I couldn't tell you if I wanted to. Don't use it though. A large part of playing the game in these situations is perseverance.
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Posted 19 September 2002 - 12:13 AM

Use the roofs (if you can get there). When there are soldiers sentry on the roof, you have a large Line of Sight, can look into rooms on other elevations and they can spot aliens if they try to run somewhere, like you're a camera placed on a building.
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Posted 19 September 2002 - 08:09 AM

it is quit annoying when you're up to your 150th turn and still looking for the last aquatoid.
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Posted 19 September 2002 - 09:13 AM

Ok, you r the only veteran  :)  (except in UFO.. Because I sucess in surhuman level in 7-8h of play...)

In my actual save game, i detroy the command center of the colony in the 20th turn (and killing every alien on my way..). I m actually at turn 75, i still not find the last alien  :P ... So it s why i m looking for a small programm to find them (or a autocommand for my aquanauts to explore themselves the colony)... I admit it is funny to find the last alien and kill him (I control him before and make he  go front of my men) but not after 50 turn searching him...

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Posted 19 September 2002 - 04:07 PM

That my friend is acceptable! :P
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Posted 19 September 2002 - 04:14 PM

I FIND THE LAST ONE....  :)

After 120 turn... I find him in a small room... It was a navigator (i controled him and use a thermic tazer)...

I prefer to attack USO because they can t hide too long...

So I finished my 2nd colony, 6 more too clear the earth.

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Posted 19 September 2002 - 04:27 PM

Was he in the little cupboard I said to check or was he in one of the triangular rooms?
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Posted 19 September 2002 - 08:26 PM

He was in a triangular room...  Near the the entrance...

Only good thing is that I get a commander and a navigator... Just what I need to reasearh the lost city... and the Leviathan...

Thanks for your help anyway...

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Posted 19 September 2002 - 10:18 PM

I got no patience to get the last alien down. I just take what I need and leave the base  :P

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Posted 20 September 2002 - 07:20 AM

its annoying when they ATTACK your base and u can't find the last alien so u can't leave. too me HOURS!
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Posted 07 October 2002 - 11:04 PM

From my experience, the last alien always hides in the smallest room, on a high level.
I once find a alien after hours of searching in my Troop transport. But usually, they always take the smallest room.
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Posted 08 October 2002 - 03:18 PM

I've never had an alien go to the second floor in a base defence mission... Actually I've never had to save after a base defence mission either but that's just because I only do them for fun. I occasionally sell my defences so I get a mission!
But do the aliens ever go onto the second floor? Except in the access lift...
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Posted 08 October 2002 - 04:47 PM

They do. In UFO, most aliens where hiding in the Radar room and in the Living quarters.
In TFTD they don't seem to like it anymore to hide on a high level like they did in UFO. But sometimes they do.
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Posted 08 October 2002 - 09:48 PM

In TFTD, there is 2 kind of aliens:
- Aliens always at the same place (commander in control room of a colony, floating brain at each corner of the central room in "Alien Activity" Mission.
- Others aliens (ramdom place)... Soldier and so on...

One thing i dont like in TFTD is the fact that u find always the same kind of alien in colony (Tasoth in "surface", Loberman in lower level)... I prefer UFO when u find a particular race in each colony.

I can understand that there is always the same kind of aliens in the higher level -> it is the defender. But in the heart of the base, I think it is normalto find different races. When you look the USO which supplied the colony, who can see several race (fishmen, tasoth, aquatoide, etc...) so I think it strange that we cant find any menber of these race (fishmen, in particular) in the colony...

Is everybody understand what i mean ???

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Posted 09 October 2002 - 02:34 AM

You can do what you ask with XCOMUTIL.... (by swapping with the aliens), be sure to save it in a savegame DIFFERENT of the one you're playing, as you can't supposedly continue to play after swapping with the aliens and finishing the mission...
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Posted 09 October 2002 - 04:27 AM

You can continue playing as the aliens. Try playing a two or three parter mission with an alien crew. Plenty of fun if you're made up of lobstermen.

The only problem is that your Triton will fly home without a crew and all the 'aliens' you were controlling will vanish ala the 'X-Com' Chryssalid in UFO.

By the way, it's lot easier to just use the VIS option, and make the entire map visible. Check your overhead map to spot the dastardly buggers.


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Posted 09 October 2002 - 12:34 PM

So... has anyone ever cleared ALL the alien bases (I'm guessing there must be eight) or does anyone know what happens when you clear ALL the alien artifact sites (I recall reading somewhere that there were also eight of these, tho I could be wrong...).

Do you win by dfault cos there are no aliens left, or do more bases magically appear?
I want to see the inside of the UFO in my avatar.

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Posted 09 October 2002 - 08:06 PM

More bases will appear. They don't follow the same rules as you do.


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