Time sure flies when you’re having fun… coding? Anyways it’s almost time for Extra Life again! This will be our fourth year participating, every year we have a blast, so I don’t see why stop now.
For those new, Extra Life is a charity that raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. We promote it by playing games live, you donate to help sick kids, everyone wins!
I’ll be doing what comes naturally, making an embarrassment out of myself streaming various DOS games (including X-COM) for as close to 24h as possible, starting on November 5th 3pm GMT (that’s this Saturday). Tune in, spread the word, and enjoy the mayhem! I hear Twitch has finally ditched Flash so hopefully that’ll make it more accessible.
Ivan makes a brief comeback to teach you everything you could ever want to know about installing OpenXcom. Nightlies! Mods! ZIPs! Even more mods! That’s right, did you know there are mods other than X-Piratez? Better get some popcorn.
You can jump to a specific section by click the topics on the side.
By popular request, the Windows nightlies now include an installer version as well. Now you no longer have to deal with boring old manually copying files, and get to beta-test an extra piece of software as well! I realize this might make some documentation obsolete, but not like you were reading it anyways.
Also my legal council would like me to remind you to not install a nightly on top of 1.0. The consequences to the universe might be catastrophic. Just uninstall 1.0 if you’re going that route, you’re likely not going back to it.
openxcom.org is the official OpenXcom website. We run it. It’s where you are, right now!
openxcom.com is the unofficial mod site. We have no control over it. We realize this must be very confusing, sorry!
Anyways, the mod site is currently suffering difficulties due to a huge surge of traffic from RockPaperShotgun (thanks for the article btw!), so you may have trouble reaching your favorite mods. But don’t fret! You can also check the mod forums, all the popular ones will likely have mirrors.
“Why is X-COM only available on Steam? Why do I have to get Steam to get X-COM? Why are these two things intrinsically linked? Why oh why must my life be filled with obstacles and peril?” you’ve told us for years.
Well, now you can also get it on GOG.com. Which is not Steam. In fact, it’s nothing like Steam. So, rejoice!