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#1 RobN

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Posted 11 October 2002 - 06:22 PM

I cannot heal anyone with a medi-kit. The graphic of the agent appears, but not an indication of his wounds. I'm sure this question must have been asked before, but I would appreciate some help.

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Posted 11 October 2002 - 06:32 PM

There is no way to increase yoru health in battle, the only use of a medi-kit is to treat critical wounds.  When an agent has a red tear next to his life bar, he has a critical wound and will continute to lose health untill he dies.  You can use the medi-kit to treat this wound.  Do not issue a new order untill the agent has been treated, or the healign will fail. I never hire an agent if I don't have enough medi-kits
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Posted 11 October 2002 - 06:36 PM

Welcome to the forums RobN :)

It's important to note that (unlike UFO and TFTD) the Agent which is wounded is the one who has to use the medikit.

If he has wounds there's a red tear in the area of the wound (like Asmodai said).

Ah, and if the agent is a robot don't bother with medikits...
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Posted 11 October 2002 - 06:38 PM

Ugh don't even bother with bots at all, they never increase their abilities so they may start good, but by the end they are TERRIBLE. I beat the game without using a single one. You just gotta blitz on any mission with Psimorph or those Micronoid Aggregates
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Posted 11 October 2002 - 10:10 PM

Shhhh, that's speciesists talk that is! You don't want the Cybernetics Anti-Prejudice Society after you now would you?

Androids are valuable team members. While they don't have superhuman potential, they're at least the most level headed troops in the field.

Who said you can't heal androids anyway? I heal them all the time. Waste not want not.

Anyway, back on topic: Just being able to apply the medikit is not enough. In the Real Time combat mode, you must be standing still if you want it to work. That means, no walking/crawling and no flying. Moving when healing is activated will disable it.


Just wait till the affected returns to normal, then resume with your other injured limbs.

Note, you can use more than one medikit at a time if you have multiple critical wounds. This is a Good Thing™.

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Posted 12 October 2002 - 12:28 AM

Well pretty much if you just blitz and mission with psychic aliens, you can shoot them before that can take control or do other things to the agents.  Once you get the cloaking feilds, then it's pretty much impossible for them to use their powers unless they are in LOS, and then they die!
All the other times the aliens use their psychic powers to cut me into bite-sized pieces. The best is when the person you trust most turns around and shoots your Commander from 150 feet away inside smoke in the back of the head with his eyes closed. - Snikers

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Posted 12 October 2002 - 12:49 AM

Correct me if I'm wrong, NKF, but if you set them in motion and then activate the medikit, you can have them moving and being healed at the same time.  I do this for agents who are so badly wounded that they aren't likely to survive another hit...just head 'em for one of those cool arrows that mean safety.  :)  You could also do it in an effort to be sure they're in good cover while they're healing.
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Posted 12 October 2002 - 12:54 AM

Well, yes,  you're right, it can be turned on while you're in motion, but it won't completely heal the limb. You need to be standing still for the nanites to fully patch the wound.

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#9 Asmodai

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Posted 12 October 2002 - 12:55 AM

yea that's tru, I've noticed that happening before.  If anybody I have gets one of those super-crits where they get reduced form full health to like 5, I just re-load, lol
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Posted 12 October 2002 - 12:57 AM

I just do it to keep 'em from dying while I get them to safety, either behind cover or out of it altogether.
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Posted 12 October 2002 - 08:55 AM

Thanks all. I'll give it another go. I've played UFO/XCOM and TFTD a lot, and I assumed the procedure was the same for XCOMA.

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Posted 12 October 2002 - 03:13 PM

No prob, just glad to help.  Don't worry ab00t not being able to heal, I went through the game and lost not one soldier.
All the other times the aliens use their psychic powers to cut me into bite-sized pieces. The best is when the person you trust most turns around and shoots your Commander from 150 feet away inside smoke in the back of the head with his eyes closed. - Snikers

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Posted 14 October 2002 - 12:38 AM

You know, I often just make them leave the battle when they get critically wounded.

It's only when they either have a low-HP-loss-with-critical-wound situation or a good long-range weapon,
like a rocket launcher, that I use the Medikits. All of my agents have them, though.
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Posted 14 October 2002 - 01:29 AM

I carried them at first but then after no one got hurt, I stopped carrying them after
I needed the space (I have only 3 people).
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Posted 15 October 2002 - 06:08 PM

I don't know if anyone else does this or not, but when you get the flying suits, can you heal, standing still, while flying? I thought you could. I could be wrong, though.
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Posted 15 October 2002 - 09:09 PM

I personally never used Marsec armor, I needed protection more than mobility.
All the other times the aliens use their psychic powers to cut me into bite-sized pieces. The best is when the person you trust most turns around and shoots your Commander from 150 feet away inside smoke in the back of the head with his eyes closed. - Snikers




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