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Newbie here. Nightly build or final mod pack?
« on: February 16, 2019, 12:00:15 pm »
Hi
I discovered this forum/game mod after looking for a game - modern, but as good as the first Xcom.
Still undecided if I should sink my teeth into Enemy within, Xenonauts, or one of these OpenXcom mods.

I've tried a nightly build .exe  It just installed straight into my steam folder itself.
Seems good.
I wondered what is the difference between a nightly, and the 'Final mod pack', and which one would be recommended for someone wanting to dive in to a 'definitive' fleshed out game.

Thanks..
And I bet you've been asked that before !

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Re: Newbie here. Nightly build or final mod pack?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2019, 02:22:11 pm »
Hello there!

Welcome to OXC Forums! Let me expain you: the nightly is the newest version of OpenXcom and the Final Mod Pack is a megamod compiled by Solarius Scorch with most of the mods available at the time. Is very fun and is bigger than the original Xcom: UFO Defense.

Here we have a lot of mods too, check out the official mod page, openxcom.mod.io and pick your favorite. :D

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Re: Newbie here. Nightly build or final mod pack?
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2019, 03:09:31 pm »
Thanks
I see.
So you need the nightly build to be able to add mods. The nightly itself isn't actually a mod.
However, I'm using the Steam version of the base game, and I can't find the folder location mentioned in the mod install instructions.
Anyone have an idea how to install the Mods into the Steams version? There seems to be no 'Mods' folder present.

Thanks

Update:
My version was in Documets folder, not 'My games' folder.

I think its working now, Thanks
I'll try it out
« Last Edit: February 16, 2019, 03:54:47 pm by MysticReverie »

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Re: Newbie here. Nightly build or final mod pack?
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2019, 06:22:05 pm »
Im glad you were able to figure it out. :)

BTW, I strongly suggest you to use OpenXcom Extended, it has a lot of new options and many, many mods use it.

The cool thing, you can play it on your Android phone too!

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Re: Newbie here. Nightly build or final mod pack?
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2019, 06:45:14 pm »
Oh.
So many version it's a little confusing.
 I just purchased Enemy within for mobile phone.. but not sure the screen is big enough to enjoy these types of games.

Not sure what I'm supposed to do with OpenXcomExtended.. I guess download it for pc and also separately on android.

Starting to sound confusing again lol

Update:
Oh I see you sent the actual link with guide in your post
Thanks again.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2019, 07:03:02 pm by MysticReverie »

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Re: Newbie here. Nightly build or final mod pack?
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2019, 07:06:57 pm »
Oops, that was a bad Idea
Extended doesn't seem to work with the Steam game.
It said no Xcom installation found.
The original OpenXcom installed without issue

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Re: Newbie here. Nightly build or final mod pack?
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2019, 07:17:14 pm »
Extended works with Steam too.

If you're new to all this... just go with vanilla OpenXcom, play it a few times, and once you're ready for a few mods, come back again :)

If you still want to give it a try, please follow installation instructions to the letter, or follow one of the installation videos available, for example this one:

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Re: Newbie here. Nightly build or final mod pack?
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2019, 07:20:56 pm »
Thanks
The OpenXcom finds my steam installation automatically, but Extended doesn't.
To be honest i'm not a 'power user'. I have a suspicion the OpenXcom will be more than enough for me

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Re: Newbie here. Nightly build or final mod pack?
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2019, 02:14:07 am »
Open X-Com Extended (OXCE) makes its own installation.

Find your Steam installation and copy everything inside the UFO folder, then paste it into the corresponding UFO folder in the OXCE installation.