Don’t use the Mod Portal

Due to the recurrent technical issues with the third-party mod portal, we no longer condone using it and instead recommend using the Released Mods forum until an alternative is available. Even if you manage to access the site, there’s no guarantee the content will still be maintained by modders, while the forums will always have the latest version. Despite the domain, the mod portal is entirely unaffiliated with OpenXcom and its status has no bearing on the official website and game. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Also, we’re opening up translations for popular mods. Help bring your favorites to your native language by following this link. Instructions for modders will follow soon in the forums.

The NineX.info Server Team is once again in need of your help.

The server is currently hosting Two projects: “UFO: Alien Invasion,” and “OpenXcom.”
To continue providing hosting services we will need to raise funds for the coming year, to pay for both the service and possibly some new hardware, or a new server computer altogether, especially if such services are to be provided free of advertisements on the project websites.

In addition to the two projects mentioned, we also host additional programming and development tools for the community, including a snapshot autobuilder for OpenXcom, and a buildbot for UFO: Alien Invasion.
We also welcome new projects that are freely available and preferably open-source in nature, and hope to continue to provide tools for the community to grow, but we will need your help and support to do so.

Please consider a donation for our cause, which you can give via the following link:

For European Users (EUR):





For Non EU Users (USD):





We sincerely thank you for any support you provide.

Official Discord server

Technology marches on. Apparently kids no longer hang around the ICQ and the BBS, and instead use this new-fangled device called Discord. So now we have one of those too. Drop on by to get a lifetime opportunity to ask SupSuper when 2.0 is coming out! (it’s this year)

Don’t worry, IRC isn’t going anywhere, for those that prefer staying old-skool.

Phoenix Point: new strategy game by Julian Gollop

Julian Gollop, the creator of the original X-COM series, is at it again. His next game, Phoenix Point, is a strategy game following closely in the footsteps of the original X-COM, composed of real-time management and turn-based tactical battles as you fight a new menace on a world scale. Featuring mutating aliens! Procedural destructible maps! Factions! Geoscape! And more!

Similar to his previous game Chaos Reborn, he will be going the crowdfunding route. You can read more details about the game and support it here: https://www.fig.co/campaigns/phoenix-point

Having issues with the forums?

Does this look familiar to you?

The problem stems from the recent update to secure hosting, and users with externally hosted avatar images. Measures have been taken to ensure that nobody is affected by this issue going forward, but a number of people will no doubt be stuck in a situation that they cannot fix.

If you are one of the unlucky few users that has been affected by this, there is hope! Simply let us know in the comments section below, or notify either NineX, Supsuper or myself on IRC and we’ll get it sorted out for you.

Original X-COM free for 48 hours!

I’m sure you already have enough X-COM copies to build a small fort, but everyone wants me to tell you about this so I’m telling you about it.

Courtesy of Humble Bundle, you can get a copy of X-COM: UFO Defense (UFO: Enemy Unknown) for free until February 1st 6pm GMT: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/xcom-ufo-defense-free-game (activated via Steam)

Tell your friends so they can build a small fort too.