Author Archives: SupSuper

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.

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

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.

Extra Life 2016

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.

  • Subscribe to the Twitch channel to be notified when it goes live.
  • Send your generous dollars to the donations page.
  • Last year’s FAQ is still applicable.