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[SPOILER] All Starships Unlockables for Beyond Earth

Discussion in 'CivBE - General Discussions' started by Ryika, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. Ryika

    Ryika Lazy Wannabe Artista

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    I'll hide the actual picture behind a spoiler-tag, just in case someone who doesn't want to get spoilered "accidentially" enters this thread. I will NOT put the discussion behind the spoiler tag, so if you don't want to know about the bonuses, stop reading NOW!

    So here are the Unlockables:

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    And as it has been pointed out correctly I missed the 2 map-scripts:

    Some nice bonuses actually. Pioneers may even Rival Artists in some strategies. Supply Module sounds awesome, but I don't think it can rival Tectonic Scanner. Cryotome sounds insane. But it has to rival with free Pioneering and a free Worker already, so it may be a hard pick from a perspective of "efficiency". I like the idea of being able to sometimes have a settler on turn 4-5 if combined with Supply Module, Artists and Africa. :lol:

    Xeno Management sounds awesome and fun, but in practice I found it really weak. The 1 movement is just to slow to get that unit anywhere. It may be a fun way to kill siege worms at a stage where you don't have tier 2 rangers yet, but that sounds like too little utility compared to worker/pioneering.

    Now, while I like these bonuses as basically "free content" for owning Starships, I find it a bit ... problematic that they actually included tactical options as part of the cross-promotion. And while they're easy to unlock even if you don't own starships I would have preferred cosmetic bonuses instead, and these bonuses added in a later patch.

    Your thoughts?

    - edit -

    How to unlock by editing files:

    (When editing files always create backups first so you can easily repair your installation. If you forgot to create a backup, rightclick the game in your steam library, click on properties -> local files -> verify integrity of game cache to let steam fix the issues itself. This will however revert ALL changes you may have done to other game files, so again - it's better to create backup-files so you can fix manually.)

    Windows:
    Mac:
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  2. GAGA Extrem

    GAGA Extrem Chieftain

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    Is that picture labeled correctly? Seems like Cargo and Spaceship are swapped.
     
  3. CyberSabotage

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    So ummm... how do I unlock them? :)
     
  4. Ryika

    Ryika Lazy Wannabe Artista

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    Indeed - fixed. Thanks!

    No idea. ^^ Got them by looking at the game files. :lol:
     
  5. whoward69

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    Two maps - Inland_Sea and Tiny_Islands

    (The MapScripts table uses a different column name and the actual data is loaded from the Lua files)
     
  6. lilgamefreek

    lilgamefreek Chieftain

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    So what are the ethical considerations of releasing the unlocks as a mod? I'm still on the fence of releasing my copy at least.
     
  7. SupremacyKing2

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    I do not think it is ethical since you would be giving people something for free that they would normally only get by paying for. It could be seen as depriving Firaxis/2K of income.
     
  8. whoward69

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    Firaxis can't be that concerned about it, otherwise they would have made it significantly harder than writing a trival mod consisting of 5 SQL statements, or simply editing 4 XML and 1 Lua core files on your hard-disk
     
  9. CyberSabotage

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    Hi, Im just puzzeld. Are they lockd, any info when opend? Anybody know anything about when we get our bonus stuff for CivBE? o.0
     
  10. thecrazyscot

    thecrazyscot Spiffy

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    Make sure you're logged into you my2k account for both games, and you will unlock stuff as you play Starships. I unlocked some stuff just by playing (like killing the Marauder or Pirate home planet, beating the game, etc). You'll get a pop-up letting you know you unlocked something.

    Or, alternatively, lilgamefreek's put a mod up in the mods section which unlocks the BE content for you.
     
  11. CyberSabotage

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    Aah ok. I playd trough 2 games and all I got was Tiny Islands so I guessd it was some other way. Thanks I will give Marauder/Pirate planets ago ^^
     
  12. thecrazyscot

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    Yeah, just keep playing through and trying different approaches, you should unlock everything soon enough.
     
  13. Acken

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    So not like I care at this point but in order to get all CivBE seeding options you'd have to buy a completely different game ? Or mod it I guess but that doesn't work for MP or community games (well I guess there aren't many of those now).
     
  14. Ryika

    Ryika Lazy Wannabe Artista

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    Well, or edit the game files.
     
  15. Doviello

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    Edit them how, exactly? Xml/lua noob here.
     
  16. Ryika

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    In 'Sid Meier's Civilization Beyond Earth\assets\Gameplay\XML\Civilizations' you'll find:

    CivBECargo.xml
    CivBEColonists.xml
    CivBESpacecraft.xml

    They can be opened with a text editor. The new bonuses will look something like this:

    <Row Type="CARGO_ULTRASONIC_EMITTER"
    Description="TXT_KEY_CARGO_ULTRASONIC_EMITTER"
    ShortDescription="TXT_KEY_CARGO_ULTRASONIC_EMITTER_SHORT"
    GrantUnit="UNIT_ULTRASONIC_EMITTER"
    IconAtlas="LOADOUT_ATLAS"
    PortraitIndex="22"
    FiraxisLiveUnlockKey="UltrasonicEmitterUnlocked"/>
    Just remove the marked part that contains the unlock-code (but make sure to keep the /> in the end), save the files, restart the game and they'll all be available to you.
     
  17. SupremacyKing2

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    Is it just me or are these new seeding options more interesting than the ones we got with the game at release? I guess it took months, 2 patches and a spinoff game for BE to finally get cool seeding options. As they say, better late than never.
     
  18. player1 fanatic

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    Correction. "We" do not get them (at least not officially). Owners of two games get them.
     
  19. Gorbles

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    We don't get them yet, that's for sure. I doubt they'll remain exclusive forever.
     
  20. SupremacyKing2

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    I would bet that they will be unlocked for everybody at some point. In fact, I wonder if this is a taste of the "2.0" version that the devs talked about coming in a few months. These seeding options definitely seem to have a more unique flavor to them that the very vanilla options we got at release.
     

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