Universal XCOM 2 Collection (by Feral Interactive Ltd)

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  1. edddeduck_feral

    edddeduck_feral Well-Known Member

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    The game is the collection and it includes the War Of The Chosen content by default. If you find it hard then using the advanced options on the starting difficulty screen to give yourself extra time and extra health. I would also select the easiest difficulty while you’re at it.
     
  2. agreen437

    agreen437 Well-Known Member

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    Won my first mission will soldiers automatically heal if wounded?
     
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  3. Talbs

    Talbs Well-Known Member

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    On that, can we turn The War of the Chosen off or not? And how? I didn’t see what I though could do that in the advanced options.
     
  4. agreen437

    agreen437 Well-Known Member

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    I think you can took me a while to figure it out though I don’t know much about the game as I’m brand new to this one but I just launched an Simple other campaign
     
  5. JasonLL

    JasonLL Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! Soldiers will heal automatically after a certain number of days depending on how badly damaged they are. They will also suffer fatigue from time to time and will need to sit out for awhile.

    War Of The Chosen can’t be deactivated with the game currently. Only the “lost and abandoned” tutorial can be toggled from what I see.
     
  6. Talbs

    Talbs Well-Known Member

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    That’s what I think as well. I saw no option.
     
  7. eugenemcardle

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    The intro at start of thread seems to rule out the ipad pro 2016 9.7", but in the store it says will run on this ipad. Anyone had any luck?
     
  8. edddeduck_feral

    edddeduck_feral Well-Known Member

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    It won’t run on the first generation iPad Pro.

    The XCOM 2 Collection is a demanding game: not all iPhones and iPads can run it. A full list of supported devices can be found on our website or the App Store description section.

    The App Store does not allow us to block unsupported devices from purchasing the game. If you purchased the XCOM 2 Collection on an unsupported device, we recommend that you follow the instructions on this page to request a refund from Apple:

    https://support.apple.com/HT204084
     
  9. subgenius

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    I have a 2016 iPad Pro 12.9 inch and despite the warning that it isn't supported, the game runs just fine for me.
     
  10. Peter321

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    In the description in the App Store the 9.7” is not mentioned.
     
  11. edddeduck_feral

    edddeduck_feral Well-Known Member

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    Correct it is not supported.

    This device isn't supported, this is due to the older hardware and high resolution screen meaning performance levels don't meet the standards we require for official support. You can however play the game but we cannot offer any support as the hardware just doesn't have the performance levels needed for a game as complex as XCOM 2 especially on the later more complex levels.

    Other devices that are under spec will be blocked completely as they don't have enough system memory to play the game, devices that are blocked include the iPhone 7, iPhone 8 and iPad Pro 9.7 first gen. The iPhone 7 & 8 Plus are supported however as they have more system memory available.

    To check if your device is supported make sure you read the App Store description text or this page on the Feral website.

    https://www.feralinteractive.com/en/ios-games/xcom2collection/devices/
     
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  12. Cg2005

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    I seem to be having an issue with cloud saves. I played through about 1.5 hrs on my iPad Pro, then loaded it up on my 5th gen mini to continue. I was prompted if I wanted to use local saves or iCloud saves. Once I chose iCloud saves, I went to load a game and found no saves at all. I then returned to my Pro to be prompted with the same message about local vs. cloud saves. I chose cloud saves and then found that all of my saves were now wiped. Not a huge deal, but just wondering what/if I'm doing anything wrong. I've also tried giving it a couple minutes to perhaps sync all of my information, but no luck there either.
     
  13. BlueTrin

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    I am an Xcom fan since the first old one.

    I didn’t know it was supposed to be released soon and happened to be awake at midnight on the day of the release when I saw it on the store.

    I have been playing a lot this one since it was released: it is really a solid port and has all the expansions.

    The thing I like the most is the loading times, maybe it’s because the game is simplified but it is noticeably loading faster than on my computer (and yes I have a SSD) or maybe the loading times were patched later.

    I had forgotten the mutons had melee invulnerability ... RIP my ranger

    The only issue I have (aside from an odd bug where one of my character disappeared) is the battery usage if you do not play while charging.
     
  14. edddeduck_feral

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    Please contact support using the in-game support and we'll be able to offer you direct 1:1 assistance with your problem.

    Glad you like the game and the loading times. :) Just to clarify the game content is identical to the original desktop/console release. The visuals are optimised for your specific mobile device so will look closer to the lower settings on desktop but all of the actual content including the procedurally generated mission map feature is identical to the original. You can even copy over your desktop save games if you wanted.
     
  15. pheriannath

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    You have my sympathy...I’ve been there before (with my A-team ranger no less).
     
  16. V Kuolema

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    Oh my god. I had three rulers killed. Two chosen killed. Everything was cruising. I go to start the game and it pops up about “local save is different than cloud save” so I use my Apple Pencil to hit keep local save but it misclicked and hit sync with iCloud save.

    one save left. Turn 1 mission 1. All of my progress gone. Tens of hours gone. Sigh.
     
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    52AF4156-BE5A-429B-B128-D9261453163A.jpg Man. I don’t know how well you guys know the symbols for the villains on this pop-up score card. And I don’t know how much crazier the endgame is gonna be, relative to this it looks to be off the chain tough. This is by far the toughest one I’ve ever pulled out though I had to bid poor Sparky adieu and have to build out another. Sucks too because I had just unlocked the “plow through it all like a hot knife through butter” skill for old Spark.
     
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    That came up blurry, I maybe uploaded it too small. Suffice it to say it was something, took every bit of an hour, maybe more, I couldn’t say.
     
  19. achilles1984

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    #79 achilles1984, Nov 11, 2020
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    @edddeduck_feral

    First I want to thank you for a great port. I love this game and to have it on the go is amazing. One thing which was mentioned in the review on toucharcade was the possibilty of new updates. Could it principially be possible that with an extra voluntary downlaod - which likely will increase the game size even more - we receive a little better textures and maybe shadows depending on the I-device we use? Do you plan or do you think that the storage problem on ios devices was in some kind an obstacle for even more improved visuals. Maybe only a download to have a little bit crispier video sequences. It seems to me that the switch version looks a little bit better (has shadows). I also know that the switch version is much heavier storage wise. Is that the only reason? Nonetheless, i don't want to diminish your performance. The loading times are impressive compared to other versions. Keep up the great work.

    P.s.: I´m fighting against the aliens on an Iphone XR ;)
     
  20. edddeduck_feral

    edddeduck_feral Well-Known Member

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    @achilles1984 Thanks for the kind words, we always maintain and improve our games post release. XCOM 2 is an extremely complex game so additional graphics isn't just a storage issue (which is an issue with a game this huge) but also a matter of performance, battery life and thermals.

    The game already has customised settings per device so every iPhone and iPad has settings based on that specific model however adding more choice for users is always something we do when possible. GRID Autosport for example that comes with Graphics, Performance and Battery Saver modes. Some iPadPro models even have a 120fps Performance plus mode. :D

    I don't have anything else to share but it is a popular request and I have added your voice to the list :)
     
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