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.
As of today’s code changes, all current installations, configs, and mods are now “outdated”.
The data folder is a thing of the past, so installation instructions for up-to-date versions will need to be updated to reflect the new changes.
In a nutshell, Xcom data goes in the /UFO/ folder now, not in the /data/ folder.
Mod installation and standardisation has also changed drastically, more details can be found HERE.
And i guess here’s some screenshots of TFTD to whet your appetites.
IMPORTANT: TFTD is still not fully supported, and cannot be enabled yet.
Popular Twitch streamer Tornis is currently half way through his 9th season of Xcom, and for this season, he’s made the switch to OpenXcom. As a seasoned alien war veteran, he’s sure to enjoy all the enhancements and improvements. Watch along, have a chat, enjoy watching a master at work, and ask yourself why someone would submit themselves to this kind of torture?
Nils, the first man to set foot on Mars (at least in OpenXcom), has a new Let’s Play series, in German. (although it’s Xcom, so expect most of the commentary to consist of “no no no no no!” and “God dammit!”)
Yaml 5 may have taken away the best of my ability to break your saves, but i’ve managed it anyway!
i’ve altered grenade behaviour, and the roll-on effect of that is that now all the grenades in your saved loadouts and battlescape games will be primed to go off immediately.
in the interest of public health and safety, please double check all pre-equipped grenades before your next battle after you update to the latest nightly.