For those using the UFO:CF Soundtrack for OpenXcom, Lorcán has taken the courtesy of updating these old tracks given their popularity, adding new instruments and effects, fixing annoyances, etc. You can get the new version here: http://www.openxcom.com/files/UFO_Cydonias_Fall_OST.zip
Another fan-made soundtrack joins the ranks! Sycraft has remastered the original X-COM OST with better sounds and high quality instruments, check it out if you’re looking for another alternative to spice up your OpenXcom experience.
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:
Watch live video from SA_Jadestar on TwitchTV
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.