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Offline kevL

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #240 on: February 23, 2021, 03:51:42 am »
It's everything I wanted the 2012 re-make to be. Simply the original game except with updated UI and other creature comforts.

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #241 on: April 01, 2021, 12:21:27 pm »
Aye, Commanders) I am Anton from a country that never surrenders to Aliens))
X-com game is something I can cry about in happiness, fantasizing about Battlescape and those murky Night missions.

First heard about XCOM from a friend. We were in a military colledge back in 1996, he got access to a computer lab and poured some hours into it. Then I "played" xcom listening to his stories about the game in our free time after the night sleep call, in the cold barracks under the blanket. He wispered about shooting down UFOs, how his rookie got killed by a distant green shot from darkness and so on. I got very emotional about this game without even seeing it, partly because I was still around 14yo and badly wanted to play it. It was only 4 years later that I got my first PC (thanks, grandma!) and the first 3.5" floppies it got fed with were xcom!

Long story short, I am so happy to replay XCOM and Xenonauts every now and then. I used to play with savegames before Ironman and named them creatively. Now I just read titles of my savegames and get transported immediately into the Battlefield, in bright colors. I am so happy OpenXCom allows unlimited saves, so I got hundreds every playthrough. I remind myself how vividly scary it was when a "SCANNER REVEALED BODY" or finally in desperate need of money on Geo it was a "MIRACLE TO DISCOVER LANDING SITE 6". "THEY APPEARED OUT OF NOWHERE" is a classic one)

It's great to be among the minds alike) Cheers

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #242 on: August 06, 2021, 10:00:42 pm »
Hello all! I'm a 30-something-ish woman from the southern US. Pandemonium is my gamer-tag across multiple platforms. I'm a believer in the paranormal, including the UFO/abduction phenomena. However, my preferred explanation for that in particular isn't aliens. I love anything to do with history, world myths, science and physics or interstellar subjects. I have a Bachelor of Science majoring in General Science, minoring in World History.

I'm new here but an X-Com veteran. I've played X-Com since 1995. I'd heard of OpenXcom before but hadn't gotten around to installing it until this last weekend. I did a vanilla play-through on easy in a day, just to refresh my understanding and strategy of the timeless classic. I've also played it's successors.

I'm an old hat at the mod stuff but I've never dipped more than a toe or two into the modding itself. I've made simple mods for Stellaris, Vampires the Masquerade Bloodlines, Civilization 5, and some sprite changes to X-Com Apocalypse. I got my start in the old DOS based hex editors altering games like, Dune, X-Com, Afterlife, etc. I like the graphical mods more so than the rule changing mods or conversions.

My favorite memory of X-Com is from playing as a kid. I'd stay up well past my bedtime and play with the sound turned down so I wouldn't alert my parents. As a kid I believed aliens were real and really visiting people. I remember being worried that if they knew how much I enjoyed blasting Sectoids in the head they'd be upset with me! Hahahaha