Pmprog, long-time OpenXcom fan and contributor, has started his own open-source remake of X-COM: Apocalypse. Go on over to his forum (registration password is pinned on General Discussion) and give him your support, and hopefully more finished remakes will join our ranks.
Ironman Superhuman weirdness run:
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New OSX build is up, this one should solve all the crashes. Please let us know if it does (or doesn’t).
For those new to OpenXcom or even X-COM in general, Ivan Logovich has started a terrific tutorial series covering everything from setting up to playing the game, so check it out if it all feels too intimidating for you:
Plus I’m always updating the wiki as questions come up. If something’s not clear, feel free to correct it or ask us.
I also wanna give a shoutout to a bunch of other cool projects:
- OpenRA – A free remake of various classic Westwood strategy games such as Command & Conquer and Red Alert, fully playable and includes multiplayer support! If you were ever an RTS fan in the 90s, be sure to give this a shot.
- CorsixTH – Remake of Theme Hospital, an absurd hospital management sim, still in development and requires the original files, but fairly playable.
- OpenTTD – Greatly improved free remake of Transport Tycoon Deluxe, boasting lots of extra features and options, integrated mod support and multiplayer. Probably one of my biggest inspirations on how to add features to an oldie without breaking the gameplay.
- Isomer – An open-world isometric survival game, currently up on Greenlight. Give them some support.
- And don’t forget all the X-COM-likes on our sidebar!
Finally, regarding our expanding platform support:
Unix users - We now support over 7 distros! Good job guys, though I’m sure someone will still come along and ask “b-b-but where’s my distro?”. Well, there’s only one way to fix that. In particular, BSD support has been lacking, and Haiku is still on 0.9.
Mac users - Things aren’t looking so good for you guys. There’s some serious issues with your builds, but we have no Mac users on the team, so they’re really hard to track down and fix. We’d really appreciate it if you could help us test and debug the builds on the forums, so we can get a proper stable download out.
what great timing!
why not pick up Terror From the Deep while you’re at it?
or heck, you can grab the entire series for under 10 bucks, because we all now how much you loved enforcer.
if you were on the fence before, there’s no excuse now, go get it!
A lot of people have pointed out the fantastic music used in our trailer. Sadly, I can’t take any credit for it, as I
stole borrowed it from the now defunct UFO: Cydonia’s Fall project, with soundtrack made by Lorcán.
So wait, is that it? You’ll never get to hear it again? Well don’t forget, you can use Custom Music with OpenXcom! So you can totally play it with the UFO:CF soundtrack! Or if nostalgia is more your thing, the PSX and Amiga soundtracks are also up for grabs! Just check the Download Extras for more details.
Edit: Freelanzer has very kindly given us the UFO Cydonia’s Fall soundtrack all packaged up and ready for OpenXcom! You can get it here.