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Offline Sander Bouwhuis

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[Solved] Is OpenXCom Extended compatible with OpenXCom?
« on: August 10, 2019, 05:43:38 pm »
I happened to hear about OpenXCom Extended and am trying to figure out what it is.
I looked at this forum topic: https://openxcom.org/forum/index.php/topic,6459.0.html
Unfortunately, there is barely any info there.

I simply installed OpenXCom Extended and tried to load an OpenXCom save, but it gave me an error message.

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Is there a place where I can see exactly what the difference is between OpenXCom and the Extended version?

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Do they (or are they supposed to) have compatible savegames?
« Last Edit: August 10, 2019, 09:16:10 pm by Sander Bouwhuis »

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Re: Is OpenXCom Extended compatible with OpenXCom?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2019, 05:55:16 pm »
I happened to hear about OpenXCom Extended and am trying to figure out what it is.
I looked at this forum topic: https://openxcom.org/forum/index.php/topic,6459.0.html
Unfortunately, there is barely any info there.

https://openxcom.org/forum/index.php/topic,5251.0.html

I simply installed OpenXCom Extended and tried to load an OpenXCom save, but it gave me an error message.

What error?

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Is there a place where I can see exactly what the difference is between OpenXCom and the Extended version?

5 years of development, 2000 commits, several hundreds of features... good luck describing that "exactly".

You can read rough changelog here if you want: https://openxcom.org/forum/index.php/topic,4187.0.html

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Do they (or are they supposed to) have compatible savegames?

Yes.

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Re: Is OpenXCom Extended compatible with OpenXCom?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2019, 07:32:30 pm »
What error?

Ok, weird. I got an error along the lines of "Unable to open Resource/.../...png"
I can't remember which exactly. I just tried it again but now it DOES work?!?

5 years of development, 2000 commits, several hundreds of features... good luck describing that "exactly".

Oh, wow! That is surprising! So if I play a vanilla UFO Defense I will encounter some new things/behaviour/maps/units/weapons or anything like that?

You can read rough changelog here if you want: https://openxcom.org/forum/index.php/topic,4187.0.html

That explains why I couldn't find it. The thread is called "OLD OXCE+ discussion". I thought it was... old.


I literally just started (only did 2 UFO missions). Would you recommend I restart the game, or are all changes immediately active?
Also, can I just jump in without a wiki? Or has so much changed that I will die within 2 months because of a new gameplay element I didn't know about?
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Re: Is OpenXCom Extended compatible with OpenXCom?
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2019, 07:44:36 pm »
Oh, wow! That is surprising! So if I play a vanilla UFO Defense I will encounter some new things/behaviour/maps/units/weapons or anything like that?

No, you will not notice any new content... OpenXcom Extended is a game engine (provides features for mods). If you want more content, download some mods (they provide content).
Btw. many medium and big mods require OpenXcom Extended; they don't work (or don't work correctly) with OpenXcom.

What you will notice though are some very nice QoL improvements...

I literally just started (only did 2 UFO missions). Would you recommend I restart the game, or are all changes immediately active?

If you are playing just an unmodded game, there is no need to restart, everything will be active immediately.

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Re: Is OpenXCom Extended compatible with OpenXCom?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2019, 09:15:50 pm »
Thank you VERY much!
I really enjoyed OpenXCom (just finished a playthrough of Terror from the Deep).

I don't use mods, but maybe after the next playthrough I'll try some out.

Thank you to you and the person who develops OpenXCom for the continued support... you guys (girls?) are fantastic!

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Re: Is OpenXCom Extended compatible with OpenXCom?
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2019, 07:19:59 pm »
What you will notice though are some very nice QoL improvements...

You are right! I already noticed a couple of really nice improvements in vanilla! Thank you very much for this better version!