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Best mods for OXCE 2023?
« on: March 02, 2023, 02:37:02 am »
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Am new to the forums, though this account is somewhat old.

Was blown away by the mere existence of a extended version of Open Xcom!?

Though I'm quite curious what you guys think are the best must have mods you would recommend everyone.

Thanks again for any help. : )

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Re: Best mods for OXCE 2023?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2023, 08:47:27 am »
1. TWoTS
2. Piratez
3. FMP

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Re: Best mods for OXCE 2023?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2023, 09:33:17 am »
1. TWoTS
2. Piratez
3. FMP
What is FMP and TWoTS and how do I install them?

Are they meant to used independently of each other?

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Re: Best mods for OXCE 2023?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2023, 10:10:59 am »
TWoTS (The World of Terrifying Silence): https://openxcom.org/forum/index.php/topic,5566.0.html
Piratez: https://openxcom.org/forum/index.php/topic,4465.0.html
FMP (Final Mod Pack): https://openxcom.org/forum/index.php/topic,2027.0.html

You install TWoTS and FMP like any other mod:
1. download
2. extract into %Documents%/OpenXcom/mods/
3. run OXCE
4. enable the mod under the MODS menu item

They are standalone mods.
Do not combine.

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Re: Best mods for OXCE 2023?
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2023, 04:48:13 pm »
TWoTS (The World of Terrifying Silence): https://openxcom.org/forum/index.php/topic,5566.0.html
Piratez: https://openxcom.org/forum/index.php/topic,4465.0.html
FMP (Final Mod Pack): https://openxcom.org/forum/index.php/topic,2027.0.html

You install TWoTS and FMP like any other mod:
1. download
2. extract into %Documents%/OpenXcom/mods/
3. run OXCE
4. enable the mod under the MODS menu item

They are standalone mods.
Do not combine.
Oh excellent thanks for the help Meridian!

Though I was wondering, can you combine the hardcore hardmode mod with the Final Mod Pack?

Seems like that would create the ultimate UFO experience.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2023, 05:28:29 am by Fizztron »

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Re: Best mods for OXCE 2023?
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2023, 06:00:15 pm »
You should not enable multiple big mods at once, more big mod is then bigger chance of conflict is, and this could end up in crash

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Re: Best mods for OXCE 2023?
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2023, 06:24:24 pm »
Though I was wondering, can you combine the hardcore mod with the Final Mod Pack?

I am not aware of a mod called "hardcore".

If you meant "hardmode" mod (by hellrazor), then the answer is no, you cannot use both at once, they are not compatible.

In general, any two big mods currently in existence (as of March 2023) are incompatible.
You can only combine one big mod with some small mods.

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Re: Best mods for OXCE 2023?
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2023, 05:26:15 am »
I am not aware of a mod called "hardcore".

If you meant "hardmode" mod (by hellrazor), then the answer is no, you cannot use both at once, they are not compatible.

In general, any two big mods currently in existence (as of March 2023) are incompatible.
You can only combine one big mod with some small mods.
Ahhhhh that's a bummer : (
Wonder if there's a way to make them compatible with each other.

Yes I meant hardmode me bad T_T

Will try them out individually first.

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Re: Best mods for OXCE 2023?
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2023, 05:47:20 am »
I am not aware of a mod called "hardcore".

If you meant "hardmode" mod (by hellrazor), then the answer is no, you cannot use both at once, they are not compatible.

In general, any two big mods currently in existence (as of March 2023) are incompatible.
You can only combine one big mod with some small mods.
Do I need to install the submod OXCE and FMP or can I just install the submod for Extended?

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Re: Best mods for OXCE 2023?
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2023, 10:05:50 am »
You should not enable multiple big mods at once, more big mod is then bigger chance of conflict is, and this could end up in crash
Well if someone just hand rewrites them all to be compatible with each other then there should be no worries! : D

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Re: Best mods for OXCE 2023?
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2023, 10:32:09 am »
Well if someone just hand rewrites them all to be compatible with each other then there should be no worries! : D

It's not a technical issue.
It's a logical issue.

You can activate them both if you wish, it will just not do anything meaningful.
Same as if you were listening to Britney Spears and Lady Gaga at the same time... instead of two nice songs, you will get one unrecognizable mess.

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Re: Best mods for OXCE 2023?
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2023, 06:47:28 pm »
Well if someone just hand rewrites them all to be compatible with each other then there should be no worries! : D

Try it at your own risk. It works but just maybe buggy or messy.

https://openxcom.old.mod.io/the-hybrid-mod-version-36-with-expansions

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Re: Best mods for OXCE 2023?
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2023, 01:37:23 pm »
Do not listen to him, the best mod is (without any doubt) "XCOM-Files".

It's like the original and second game combined and with added new enemies and events. Without sillines and tits of XPirates.

It's the ultimate Xcom experience. The pinnacle of Xcom legacy.

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Re: Best mods for OXCE 2023?
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2023, 11:59:16 am »
My favourite mod is actually a fork by Xilmi that makes the AI really good. I recommend playing a game you're familiar with (like vanilla UFO or TFTD) unless you like pain and suffering. I would also enable Custom Initial Base and disable Aggressive Retaliation if you plan on playing Superhuman. I beat it with Aggressive Retaliation before, but it was on an earlier version.

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Re: Best mods for OXCE 2023?
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2023, 06:11:18 pm »
1. TWoTS
2. Piratez
3. FMP

I'm surprised why the X-Com Files is not mentioned in this list.  What is your rationale for not including it?  I'm asking from the standpoint of a user and modder who appreciates the richness of playthrough and story that was enabled by XCF and which the vanilla is missing.

Also, I wonder if FMP is actually a part of XCF?  That's been my impression after reading descriptions at the mod.io, and playing through the whole XCF oncee.