Soldak Home   Drox Operative   Din's Curse   Depths of Peril   Zombasite  

Go Back   Soldak Entertainment Forums > Drox Operative > Invasion of the Ancients
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-09-2014, 03:13 PM
brainbag brainbag is offline
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1
Default "Can't play as monster race"

I seem to have unlocked some races through normal play, but there is an icon with an X over it saying "Can't play as monster race." Is there something else that needs to be unlocked, or is this just a way of taunting me?
Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 03:24 PM
Shadow's Avatar
Shadow Shadow is offline
Super Moderator
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 9,189

The 3 monster subraces aren't playable, so I guess it is taunting you.
Steven Peeler
Depths of Peril, Kivi's Underworld, Din's Curse, Drox Operative, Zombasite, & Din's Legacy
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2014, 08:36 PM
Star-X Star-X is offline
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2

Upon digging around the files, I found out the reason for them being locked: there's no class data for those 3. Every other subrace has class data, but the 3 monster races have none, and thus are unplayable.

Which brings up an interesting modding idea: add the class data for those 3 subraces to completely fill up the menu. Of course tbh I have no idea how the model upgrades for high command work for player classes, so it may require more work than dashing up a basic class template, pointing it to a monster model, and adding racial traits that sort of match the 3 monster classes. Seeing as how the UI data's already there though, it's not a huge leap to make em into classes.

BTW, loving Drox Operative. So fun Hopefully it gets greenlit so my RL friends will actually notice the damn thing (they primarily buy games from Steam, so obscure indie titles with no Steam version sort of fall by the wayside).
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2014, 01:12 PM
Tuidjy's Avatar
Tuidjy Tuidjy is offline
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: La La Land (California)
Posts: 847

The fluff reason that it does not work is that the Talon do not have crew, they are living entities - you can't be a Drox operative in a ship, you would have to be the ship.

The Overlords and Legion could have crew, but they wouldn't have other races aboard. The Overlord would infect and convert everyone, and the Legion would kill the living, and I guess reprogram the Uthopians.

But the more I think about it, the more I believe that the Drox Guild would be quite fine with employing T/O/L ships.
No good deed goes unpunished...
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:24 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2007 - 2019 Soldak Entertainment, Inc.