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From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)24 Jan 14:37
To: Manthorp 181 of 189
I'll probably start with the bow and crossbow mod while I carry on with some open world stuff, leftovers & base-recaps. I tried a few of the latter as one-offs, but they weren't very challenging, like they were undermanned, and the reinforcements were underwhelming. Might do the reset all bases option, that seemed to work better in FC3, at least with the Ziggy's mod on it.

Gotta remember to turn off the tagging and seeing through walls BS.

Still got some weapons and load-out testings ahead of me before I'm ready to tackle hard difficulty.

I might try the "unlock everything" one when I do another play-through (you still have to pay for weapons or 'win' free ones, and earn points for skills). I like the idea of going up North before anything's visible on the map, finding my way to and flying over that bridge in a buzzer when it's still bricked up then establishing a quick-travel beachhead on the other side.
EDITED: 24 Jan 14:42 by DSMITHHFX
From: Manthorp24 Jan 15:22
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 182 of 189
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Finding my way to and flying over that bridge in a buzzer when it's still bricked up then establishing a quick-travel beachhead on the other side.
I'll be intrigued to see if it lets you. I've got this feeling I tried (without a mod) and kept being respawned.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)24 Jan 15:50
To: Manthorp 183 of 189
Yeah you definitely can't do it in the unmodded game.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)25 Jan 00:19
To: ALL184 of 189
Holy Fuck Batman, the Arrows n Bolts mod is totally worth it! It bestows the crossbow the range and accuracy of a sniper rifle (shame it doesn't support a proper scope). One shot kills, Heavies 4-5 shots. The bow is enhanced too, but not the fire arrows (AFAICT, but was trying from a crazy distance). The mod, and resetting bases (vs. the one-off "base commander" recaps) goes a long way to restoring the thrill of the game.
From: graphitone20 Feb 11:56
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 185 of 189
I started the play through again, but the realisation of how under powered you are at the start of the game is hitting home.

Is there a mod you've found to give all the animal skin upgrades from the off and make the weapons available to buy?
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)20 Feb 14:16
To: graphitone 186 of 189
Yeah, here (I'll probably use it for my next playthru):

https://www.tehforum.co.uk/forum/index.php?webtag=DEFAULT&msg=42251.179

Although -- the arrows and bolts mod makes the bow so deadly it may get you through the early stages nicely (the bow is one of the first weapons you can acquire, from a pick up IIRC)
EDITED: 20 Feb 14:19 by DSMITHHFX
From: graphitone20 Feb 16:49
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 187 of 189
Thanks, I vaguely remember you mentioning it before, but didn't want to spend time going back through all the FC threads.

Slightly embarrassing it was only a handful of posts ago.  :-$

Can you mod and continue your current game or is a new game on the cards after applying the files?
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)20 Feb 17:33
To: graphitone 188 of 189
you'd have to read up on the specific mod. Didn't have to for arrows and bolts, but I had already finished the FC4 game story and was into reset bases assuming that matters. The one I put on FC3, "Ziggy's Mod" can't remember for sure but I think it was same situation.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)20 Feb 23:14
To: ALL189 of 189
Started a new FC4 game on "hard" through the prologue, really noticed more and (I think) enjoyed it more, cleaned out the last enemy outpost near the tower with a leopard assist, killed and skinned the leopard, and looted the outpost too (first go I just sneaked past it all). I stuck with the arrows and bolts mod for this one, we'll see how that plays out.