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Author Topic: Can OpenXcom be played on a 486 system (MiSTer FPGA ao486 core)?  (Read 268 times)

Offline i90east

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Hey, I'm struggling to find info about minimum system requirements for OpenXcom. Can this run on a 486 PC like the original game? I'm putting together a collection of early-90s PC games to play on my MiSTer FPGA with the ao486 core, and XCOM: UFO Defense is the best PC game of that era imo. OpenXcom is the definitive way to play though, I don't want to go back to the game in it's original form.

Does it work on a legacy PC setup?

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Re: Can OpenXcom be played on a 486 system (MiSTer FPGA ao486 core)?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2021, 03:18:12 pm »
Current main limitation is support of given platform for SDL1.2
From performance perspective, game require better CPU than original because all game data is fully modifiable and not only fief things are hard coded.
If you would like play some mods this even grow even further as many mods are multiple times bigger than original game and have a LOT of new graphics (easy to each couple of GiB of working memory on this mods).