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Offline The Reaver of Darkness

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X-Com Explosions are skulls
« on: January 18, 2018, 04:42:37 am »
I love that the explosion graphic is somewhere between a mushroom cloud and a skull. It makes for a neat easter egg when you manage to notice it. The easiest way to see it is by screenshotting or slowing the game down, but I first began to notice it as a nearly subliminal skull that seemed to pop up and disappear just barely too fast to see.

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Re: X-Com Explosions are skulls
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2018, 06:57:09 am »
spoiler: everything in xcom is skulls


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Re: X-Com Explosions are skulls
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2018, 08:45:24 am »

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Re: X-Com Explosions are skulls
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2018, 07:11:17 pm »
Are you interested in a hit animation as well? :)

https://openxcom.org/forum/index.php/topic,5097.msg77668.html#msg77668

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Re: X-Com Explosions are skulls
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2018, 09:35:21 am »
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I love that the explosion graphic is somewhere between a mushroom cloud and a skull.
I think I was still dealing with swapping DOS memory configurations when I spotted that.
But on the other hand, I'd probably been playing the game for a year or so too. It is a nice touch, and I've got a faint memory of having seen such an effect in a movie and thinking "that director plays UFO!"