First time posting, so please forgive me if this topic is done to death or incorrectly posted.
Playing through a longer game of CDDA I finally cleared out the bottom layers of a lab and was setting up shop to start installing the CBMs that I came across with the autodocs. I was halted by not having found a Power Supply CBM and, upon searching for how to find/craft them, was led to believe crafting is no longer possible in the experimental, only discovering them prebuilt or harvesting them from special zombies.
Dissecting scientist zombies has been a very tedious process, much less even finding the correct zombies in the first place. It got me thinking about the idea of CBMs in general and broaching into that level of the game seems quite binary at this point; you either get lucky with the CBMs you happen across or you don’t.
I’d like to hear what folks think about this, or if there are already plans, but I was considering how a more compromised path to CBMs might consist of home-made “jank” CBMs that are far more cumbersome, less efficient, perhaps even come with detriments like lowered hitpoint maximum for the installed location, but can be assembled by the scraps of CBMs from dissecting special zombies. More of a stopgap on the road to the really exciting ones, as I think restricting the ability to craft military grade CBMs is ultimately the right move, it keeps them feeling special and powerful.
I’d love to play around with trying to mod that myself, but I’m not at all experienced in doing so, and I’d like to hear what other folks think before committing what might be wasted effort on something that’s not wanted or goes against where the future of the game is headed.
EDIT: Realized I didn’t touch on installation like my title suggested. Oops! As for that my notion would be to have some kind of external installation system that added encumbrance or low grade occasional pain. Replacing one’s own eyes is obviously impractical without an autodoc, but installing flip down lenses on one’s forehead? With a bit topical anesthetic and a great deal of knowhow, could be a near-future thing!