OpenXcom Version 1.0

The OpenXcom website now offers version 1.0 if OpenXcom, a free open-source X-COM clone, recommending that previous versions be uninstalled before installing the release edition, which requires ownership of X-COM: UFO Defense/UFO: Enemy Unknown to play (thanks Slashdot). Here's a version 1.0 feature trailer and here's word on the goals of the project:
The goal of the project is to bring back the tried and true feel of the original with none of the issues. All the same graphics, sound and gameplay with a brand new codebase written from scratch. This should give it:

  • Fixability: Play the game natively without any need for emulators or fancy hacks, with none of the limitations and bugs that plagued the original. No more 80-item-limit, personnel limits, funding overflows, disconnected facilities, broken proximity grenades, floating soldiers, etc.
  • Moddability: Tweak the game to your heart’s content. Sure the original was pretty good, but maybe you just think it could be that bit better. A nicer base layout, better laser weapons, maybe challenge yourself with a custom game mode, or just put in all the crazy stuff you’ve always wanted! None of it is hardcoded.
  • Flexibility: Port the game to any platform you like, customize it to your liking, or use it to make your own far-fetched remakes. The code is fully documented and open-source so anyone can take a crack at it.

For more details check the Wiki.

View : : :
12.
 
Re: OpenXcom Version 1.0
Jun 16, 2014, 08:30
12.
Re: OpenXcom Version 1.0 Jun 16, 2014, 08:30
Jun 16, 2014, 08:30
 
I remember that I played something like 1 entire month (I was a student and had nothing to do at the times) on UFO and another month on Terror from the deep. Finished both. Awesome but hard games.

I don't have time to test this new thing but it's cool to allow people to play it again with the original assets. I still have the old games... but it's on 1.44 floppies... backups are on colorado tapes... all this prehistoric stuff is somewhere in the basement and 1) I don't have a floppy drive anymore (at home or at work, all machines come with no floppy drive) and my old parallel port colorado tape drive is long dead !

But yeah, I know you're gonna tell me we can find those files on the net too (abandonware etc), but just wanted to talk a little =D !
Avatar 46694
Date
Subject
Author
1.
Jun 15, 2014Jun 15 2014
2.
Jun 15, 2014Jun 15 2014
3.
Jun 15, 2014Jun 15 2014
4.
Jun 15, 2014Jun 15 2014
5.
Jun 15, 2014Jun 15 2014
6.
Jun 15, 2014Jun 15 2014
7.
Jun 16, 2014Jun 16 2014
8.
Jun 16, 2014Jun 16 2014
9.
Jun 16, 2014Jun 16 2014
10.
Jun 16, 2014Jun 16 2014
14.
Jun 16, 2014Jun 16 2014
11.
Jun 16, 2014Jun 16 2014
 12.
Jun 16, 2014Jun 16 2014
Re: OpenXcom Version 1.0
13.
Jun 16, 2014Jun 16 2014
15.
Jun 16, 2014Jun 16 2014