OpenXcom requires a vanilla version of the original UFO: Enemy Unknown / X-COM: UFO Defense (any edition) with the latest patch. It is not compatible with other games in the X-COM series. If you don’t own a copy, you can buy it from one of these retailers.

Do not use modded versions of X-COM, as they may be incompatible with OpenXcom.

Check the Installation documentation for more details.



These builds are automatically generated from the codebase, so they have the latest fixes and updates as well as the latest bugs. Use these to try the latest features or check if a bug is obsolete. Do not install these on top of 1.0!

Windows Mac OS X Linux Ubuntu / Mint

Maintained by SupSuper

The EXE version has an installer while the ZIP version is standalone. For more details see the FAQ. Latest version is at the top and includes all previous versions:

warboy1982, Sat Feb 17 13:52:35 2018
fix melee on ramps

warboy1982, Sat Feb 17 10:12:09 2018
up mod sprite limit to 100,000

people seem to favour megamods, up the limit accordingly

seriously though if you need more than 100,000 i worry about you.

Mac OS X
Maintained by Various

Check here for binary builds or here for app builds.

Maintained by Krzysztof “Knapsu” Knapik

Download AppImage file, make it executable, and run. No need to install.
You can read more about the AppImage format here:

DateGit CommitDownloads
2018-02-17 3969f48e3 64-bit 32-bit
2018-01-28 b14891626 64-bit 32-bit
2018-01-27 c3ea24466 64-bit 32-bit
2018-01-21 2eaaf484c 64-bit 32-bit
2018-01-19 92495e5f1 64-bit 32-bit
2018-01-18 8a82c9702 64-bit 32-bit
2018-01-07 0eb8d9cb4 64-bit 32-bit
2018-01-05 c3280c589 64-bit 32-bit

Ubuntu / Mint
Maintained by Krzysztof “Knapsu” Knapik

Available on a dedicated PPA repository. Please do the following in a terminal:

# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:knapsu/openxcom-beta
# sudo apt-get update
# sudo apt-get install openxcom