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#1 RobN

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Posted 29 October 2002 - 07:11 PM

It's my first game of Apoc and I've reached the stage where big fat UFOs are dropping those brown rampaging monsters (overspawn?). Trouble is, I can't shoot down the UFOs that are appearing. I seem to have missed out on researching the earlier UFOs which I didn't shoot down because I was just concentrating on missions at that time, not knowing what I should have been doing. I have the Dimension Probe and have sent it to Alienland and back. My question is; how do I send my troops through to the alien dimension? I need some technology, but I'm having trouble getting it.  :hmmm:

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Posted 29 October 2002 - 07:57 PM

you do indeed have a problem. if you're going to send troops to the alien dimension you need to have at least a bio transport.

this means of course that you have to have shot down and researched ufo type 3, and its components. (the ones in week 2 that drop aliens into buildings, i think they're purple).
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Posted 29 October 2002 - 08:17 PM

Yea a BIG problem.  Basically you need to re-start the game.  Always shoot down every UFO, that way you have less missions to do.  Also be sure to kill aliens before they are spotted, because you lose funds if you wait till aliens are spotted, and they also get the chance to spread.
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Posted 29 October 2002 - 10:43 PM

Thanks for the help. :)

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Posted 29 October 2002 - 11:10 PM

Well, you could probably get a type-3 alien transporter late in the game, but you might have to make the aliens pretty desparate to do so. They're rare, but if you haven't shot one down, there's a possibility that one might still be flying about in the alien dimension. You could send in a probe and check for yourself though.

What you need to do now is buy as many Hawks as you can and arm them all with medium disrupters  and four small shields. If a couple of Explorers can take down battleships, hawk air warriors can do the same, except they can carry more shields.

Destroy as many alien ships that enter the city as possible. You'll have to deal with a Battle and Mother ship every week. Possibly a new bomber and escort (it's also purple, but usually is cloaked and only fires stasis bombs) too, or three alien scouts. Consistently shoot these ships down and any assault or fast attack ships that come into the city.

You could send a squad of dimension probes into the alien dimension and, with a bit of skillful flying, or flying off to the right edge of the map for a breather, you could carefuly shoot down all the probes and scouts yourself.

If enough ships are shot down, maybe, just maybe they'll send the old type-3 transport ship in, and that's when you capture it.

It's quite a long shot, but worth trying.

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Posted 01 November 2002 - 06:45 PM

Okay. Now I've used Apocutil to give myself the Biotrans. I'm on my way!

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Posted 01 November 2002 - 10:39 PM

When you need additional technologies, will it still check for UFO Type 3, or will it assume you already have it because you have biotransport?
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Posted 01 November 2002 - 11:42 PM

With things like that, it probably just alters whatever it is that lets you get the Biotrans, and none of the prereqs for it.

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Posted 02 November 2002 - 10:40 AM

I used RES:ALT.  What effect this will have on anything else I don't yet know.

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Posted 10 November 2002 - 02:30 AM

CHEATER! Restart and play it right.  Get the UFO3 and WIN! :power:
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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