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A collection of config files for Long War Beta 15f2. Designed to improve the resource grind and buff gene mods and MECs, among other things.

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Made after various discussions in the XCOM thread at the Something Awful Forums. Made for Long War Beta 15f3. Reduces the psi grind, improves late-game meld gain, buffs MECs, removes satellite bonuses that give bonus stats to new soldiers, and makes gene mods cheaper. Also reduces fatigue from psi, officer ranks, and gene mods, and slightly nerfs EXALT.

Note: This mod rearranges certain starting bonuses and satellite bonuses. If you have an ongoing game where you picked Per Ardua ad Astra in Australia, Deus Ex in China, Xenological Remedies in China, or We Have Ways in the USA, your starting bonus will disappear. The satellite bonuses should change over seamlessly.

To install, copy DefaultGameCore.ini and DefaultGameData.ini to your /XEW/XComGame/Config folder, and replace XComStrategyGame.int and XComGame.int in your /XEW/XComGame/Localization/INT/ folder. I recommend you keep backups of the original files. If you've modified these files yourself, you may want to use WinMerge to preserve your changes.


Balance Adjustments in Config Files

General
Max injury time 40 days
> BASE_DAYS_INJURED = 960
Capture chance multiplier 0.71
> UFO_PSI_LINK_SURVIVE = 0.71
EXALT base HP -3
10 soldiers to base defense
> DGD.ini: HQASSAULT_REINFORCEMENT_CAPACITY = 10

Research
(TechBalance)
Cut fragment costs for weapon techs & Alien Propulsion
Cut elerium costs for EMP & Fusion weapons
Ethereal Autopsy takes 1 corpse
Sectopod Autopsy takes 1 corpse

Facilities
Gollop Chamber uses 20 power
eFacility_DeusEx

Starting Bonuses
Give Per Ardua ad Astra (now “Elite Training”) to:
USA (0)
China (2)
Germany (4)
Brazil (19)
South Africa (22)

Australia (8) gets Xenological Remedies
Canada (15) gets We Have Ways
South Africa (22) gets Deus Ex

Satellite Bonuses
Intended to remove the stat bonuses on recruitment and improve gene mods.

North America
USA (0): Independence Day
Canada (15): We Have Ways

Asia
China (2): Eager to Serve
Australia (8): Xenological Remedies

Europe
Germany (4): Baumeister (20%)
Russia (1): NeoPanzers - renamed “Mechanized Forces”

Africa
South Africa (22): Deus Ex (25%)

Air Game
Halved interceptor repair times
> INTERCEPTOR_REPAIR_HOURS = 300
72 hour rearm times
> INTERCEPTOR_REARM_HOURS = 72

Psionics
Psi training time: 5 days
> PSI_TRAINING_HOURS = 120
Base training chance: +10%
> PSI_GIFT_CHANCE = 0.55
Halved fatigue
(Psi Perk Configuration)

Gene Mods
All costs get reduced by 25% by satellite bonuses (Egypt & South Africa)
Cash price * 4/5
(becomes 3/5)
Meld cost * 3/4, then down to a multiple of 4
(becomes 9/16 or less)
Tank days * 1/2, rounded down
(becomes 3/8 or less)
Fatigue * 2/3
(becomes 1/2)

Officers
Halved fatigue
> SPECIES_POINT_LIMIT = 6

MECs
See table below
Augment in 7 days
> DGD.ini: m_iModDays = 7

Meld
EXALT Elite 1.2
> CB_FUNDING_BONUS = 12
Heavy Floater 1.2
Floater 0.6
> HFLOATER_MELD = 612
All others 0.3
> CB_FUTURECOMBAT_BONUS = 3



MEC Stats
 HP    Mob  Def  Will  DR

MEC-1 8  3 16 0 1.5
MEC-2 16 4 12 5  2.5
MEC-3 10 7 24 5  1.8
MEC-4 20 7 16 10 3
MEC-5 24 5 8  10 3.5
MEC-6 12 11   32 10 2
MEC-7 16 9 24 10 2.5
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