Author Topic: [WIP] X-Chronicles version 0.5  (Read 28598 times)

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[WIP] X-Chronicles version 0.5
« on: January 03, 2019, 05:57:33 pm »
Let me introduce The X-Chronicles: a new mega-mod for X-com.

Plot: this time you will encounter an invasion from parallel worlds where magic is real. To win, you have to learn it, because earth technology will not be enough.

Content: more than 60 new units, a ton of new items and abilities. New maps and gameplay chips.

Features:
 - Choose a sponsor country that will influence the rest of the game.
 - Ordinary people can not resist the new threat, so develop your operatives, turning them into powerful mages.
 - storm multi-leveled dungeons.
 - Strong soldiers may become necessary for the base development.
 - learn different magic schools with their skills.
 - Make the UN work for you.
 - ...

Condition:
The overall readiness of the mod is approximately 30%. You can already win by completing the main storyline. Although at this stage it is very difficult to do.
By the arcs:
 - Invaders: 85%
 - Aliens: 75%
 - Legion: 30%
 - Necromancy: 10%
 - Archmages: 10%
 - Spirits: 10%
 - Portals: 30%
 - Story quest: 95% (You can win!)
 - Secret: 15%

Acknowledgments:
Thanks to the creators of OXC above all.
Thanks to Yankes and Meridian for their invaluable work on OXCE.
Thanks to all the authors from whom I stole sprites or ideas for this mod. I try to at least redraw what I borrowed, but not always success.

Help:
 - Of course it needs an english spellcheck.
 - I would be very grateful for the new blocks of Nest maps.
 - Almost no new sounds, if there are suggestions - I will be glad.
 - ideas for new spells will always come in handy (the most difficult thing is not to ruin the balance).

Plans:
 I work on a mod in my free time, which is not so much. Slowly, but work is progressing.

Download link: https://openxcom.org/forum/index.php/topic,6792.msg140197.html#msg140197
Requires OXCE v.7 or higher.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2021, 04:16:31 am by Nord »

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Re: [WIP] Chronicles
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2019, 06:11:04 pm »
Interesting project! Im not a huge fan of magic (I'm more a "future war" guy), but seems promising. BTW, I loved the helicopter, I want it in my mods. ;D

Looking forward for this project. :)

I think FeruEnzeru wanted some magic-themed mod, he will be very pleased with this.


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Re: [WIP] Chronicles
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2019, 07:21:21 pm »
More screenshots. And yes, it is shielded starting enemy.

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Re: [WIP] Chronicles
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2019, 08:21:13 pm »
Oh man, it brings fond memories of Spellcross.

Good luck man, and post more fodder to fanboy about! :)

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Re: [WIP] Chronicles
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2019, 08:29:33 pm »
I always dreamt of making something like that! Good luck, this looks super interesting!

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Re: [WIP] Chronicles
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2019, 09:06:03 pm »
Looks very interesting.

Btw. "mana" is still on my todo list and will come relatively soon. Looking forward to magic.

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Re: [WIP] Chronicles
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2019, 10:06:14 am »
Best of luck for this mod, i would love to see it become a reality, i started toying with a similar idea myself years ago with  FOXY but i was going to make it a pure fantasy adventure :) i will keep my eye on this mod

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Re: [WIP] Chronicles
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2019, 09:20:46 pm »
Nice work Nord, you’ve captured some concepts I’ve been exploring but haven’t really got anywhere with as hectic personal life means lack of XCOM missing time.

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Re: [WIP] Chronicles
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2019, 08:37:02 am »
as hectic personal life means lack of XCOM missing time.
So true.

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Re: [WIP] Chronicles
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2019, 06:50:57 pm »
So true.
Dumping GF was literally the best day of my life  ;D Instantly so much more free time.

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Re: [WIP] Chronicles
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2019, 05:38:53 pm »
Dumping GF was literally the best day of my life  ;D Instantly so much more free time.
I think my son won't let me do such thing.  ;D

Anyway, project is not dead, and i am moving. Slowly.
Here is some more pics.

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Re: [WIP] Chronicles
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2019, 06:27:15 am »
Good luck with it all, I can understand both life can get in the way and the modding tools aren't always the best.

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Re: [WIP] Chronicles
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2019, 10:06:31 am »
Another portion of screenshots.

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Re: [WIP] Chronicles
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2019, 10:29:40 am »
Sweeeeeeet. Can't wait :)

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Re: [WIP] Chronicles
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2019, 05:33:35 pm »
Very nice sprites, Nord! ;D I loved that human heavy armor.

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