XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a turn based strategy game developed by Firaxis for PC, XBOX 360, Playstation 3, OS X, and iOS.

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XCOM for Mac OS X crashes on startup

Since Feral Interactive's OS X port of XCOM: Enemy Unknown is now available on Steam, I decided to give it a whirl. After installing it however, I ran into a problem: When I click "Play" in the ...
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How much ammo does an Xcom soldier have in a full magazine/clip?

How much ammo does a basic Xcom soldier have in a full magazine/clip? Abilities like Flush and Rapid Fire use 3 and 2 respectively but what is the full size and can it be upgraded? Does shooting ...
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What are the differences between the iOS and PC/Console versions of XCOM, if any?

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is available for the iPad/iPhone now, but the only information I've been able to find on the differences between this port and the PC/console version is: Some maps were removed. ...
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What is a units sight range in tiles?

What is an xcom soldiers sight range in straight line tiles as well as diagonal tiles? also is there an in game graphic or other graphical picture that depicts this? Are there Units that can see ...
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Permanent “alien” alert issue

One of my squad members seems to be permanently stuck with an alien-in-view alert. As far as I can tell, he always has one more alert than is relevant (he always sees one more alien than there ...
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How do I get GameRanger to recognize my xCom installation?

I've installed XCOM: Enemy Unknown on a mac, and I'm trying to configure GameRanger so I can try starting a game, see if anyone else wants to play multiplayer. Unfortunately, GameRanger doesn't seem ...
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How can I disable zoom reset on activating next char in XCOM?

In X-COM Unknown Enemy I love to zoom out to maximum for getting a good overview while moving soldiers, attacking enemies and thinking about my next moves. As we all know the game automatically ...
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Squaddie stops taking cover!

I've started having this issue on one squaddie - and only this one squaddie so far - where randomly, in the middle of a mission, he will refuse to use any adjacent cover. I move him from one piece of ...
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What levels-up Psi-abilities?

It is apparent that kills gives you experience that gain you promotion for your normal abilities. How does it work for Psi-abilities? What grants experience/promotion points for Psi-ability ...
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Should I see a difference with the upgraded SCOPE?

I always bring 2 snipers in my squad, that are equipped with a SCOPE. I upgraded the SCOPE in the foundry, and the description of the upgrade said something along the lines of "highlights sensitive ...
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What is the range of a medikit?

What is the range of a medikit? Does the medic have to be right next to the wounded soldier? Or can I heal them from one tile away? The circle graphic around the wounded soldier is ambiguous. I'm ...
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How does “Flush” work in XCOM?

I'm having trouble understanding when the Assault ability "Flush" works and when it doesn't. From the XCOM wikia page: Fire a shot that causes enemies to run out of cover. The shot is easy to hit ...
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When do you lose the game? [duplicate]

I've played Xcom: Enemy unknown for 21 hours (according to steam) and suddenly, at October 1st (internal game date) I see a "defeat" movie of alien taking mind control of the council president. Why ...
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Civilians stuck on a roof

The Aliens were invading Montreal, so I sent a strike force to intercept them. I came across a bunch of civilians holed up in what appears to be a library. After murdering about a dozen of the alien ...
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Can I detect a ghost hidden soldier in multiplayer

I have noticed when playing MP that sometimes I cant move to a specific position. All there is is the yellow circle and cover does not trigger (as it does when you select a certain point to move your ...
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How to access Slingshot DLC content? [duplicate]

I have this pack installed but cannot seem to access it in any way. I did notice that a dialog popped up once when I got a Council Transmission, and I elected to take the regular mission - assuming ...
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Do floaters reappear later in the game? [duplicate]

I have made a bad mistake and I think Im stuck. I did not notice that i need floater corpses for the interceptor upgrades. I sold all corpses on grey market and then only heavy floaters starter ...
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Can I increase the speed of combat?

XCOM Enemy Unknown is a beautiful game, but you can only see every 5 second animation so many times before it becomes repetitive and self-indulgent. Is there a way to make the animations go faster or ...
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How to move “1 day at a time” with XCOM? [duplicate]

A follow up on a comment i saw on on stack exchange regarding xcom "You should NOT start building satellites until there are only 21 days remaining for that month (i.e. build on the 8th for Feb, ...
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How do I get the “Edison” achievement in X-Com?

I believe I've researched everything. This is what I have researched so far, and I'm at the very end of the game: Xeno-biology Arc Thrower Outsider Shard New Fighter Craft Hyperwave ...
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Will my stabilized soldier die at the end of mission?

I stabilized a soldier, but I couldn't revive him. Will he die at the end of the mission?
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How can I build more facilities?

I have built quite a lot. Now I want to build even more... There is a way to do it? or it is this all space that I have? If I need to do something, I need to demolish them create what I want?
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Is this a glitch or a problem with my computer?

I installed XCom a while ago and something horrible happened. When I changed my point of view by pressing the Q button, and then I move one of my soldiers, my screen froze and I had to ...
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How do you get out of the barracks view?

I opened the barracks view, assigned some gear, got back to the list of peeps, and... there's no back button, Escape does nothing. Clicking outside the menu does nothing. F1 does nothing. All I can ...
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Downloadable Content - Slingshot Pack and Elite Soldier Pack

I've completed XCOM today and I've enjoyed the experience a lot. It took me quite a while to finish it, but I managed to finish it in normal mode. I'm now looking at the downloadable content packs. ...
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Game unresponsive

Normally, I'd say the process stopped or something and just revert from a previous save, but this error is a little different. The cursor isn't frozen and sound is still playing. The interface ...
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Can you encounter lower tier aliens in the late game?

I'm on my first XCOM: Enemy Unknown playthrough on Normal and am just about to enter the end game. I've finished the Gollop Chamber and got one of my soldiers ready to use it. However... I'm kind of ...
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Once poisoned does it matter if I stay in poison clouds?

Whenever a thin man gobs phlegm all over one of my guys I always move him away next turn. But I've been wondering about whether I need to: after all he's already poisoned. Do poison effects stack? ...
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What attribute values should I look for in my X-Com Troopers?

Playing X-Com Enemy Unknown, and I have a Heavy with a 30 Will who panics at the drop of a hat, so I know I should probably trash him. Obviously I want troops with high attribute value, but what ...
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How do I defeat these 12-15 Thin Men and the commander?

OK, so I screwed up my X-Com game. Playing Classic mode. A UFO landed in the woods and I kneejerk sent 4 ill-equipped team members out to take it down, then saved over my prior save. I've tried to ...
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How do you modify things like HP and accuracy per difficulty setting? [closed]

My goal is to alter Impossible so that the Geoscape resembles Classic, the enemy HP and accuracy resembles Normal, but the AI and enemy count is like Impossible. I thought I figured it out when I ...
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Is there a way to play xcom enemy unknown two player on the same pc?

I am trying to play XCom Enemy Unknown with my brother but his laptop won't run it, and I can't find a way to open two copies simultaneously on my pc. I could with other games such as borderlands 2, ...
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What causes soldiers to panic?

Through my experience while playing, I know that soldiers can panic if an ally dies, or if they take a lot of damage. I also know that the soldiers' Will score plays a role in determining whether or ...
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Are Berserkers and Chryssalids supposed to be able to attack me when I discover them?

I have constantly heard that the aliens cannot attack on their first sighting. I discovered that rule does not apply to melee enemies, apparently. I had a Berserker show up, do his intro dance, ...
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How does Hidden Potential work?

The Second Wave feature offers the following option: Hidden Potential As a soldier is promoted, their stats will increase randomly. This is fairly straight forward, however I'm looking for ...
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How do I unlock the new “Second Wave” options?

Second Wave is now a real thing, released as free DLC. However, I've noticed that not all of the options are available at the beginning. What are all the options available in Second Wave, and how do ...
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Psi ability ceiling?

If my x-com soldier has already unlocked all 3 tiers of psi abilities is there any additional accrued benefit to their using psi abilities in battle, or should I be giving other "gifted children" ...
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How do adjacency bonuses for base facilities really work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the proximity bonuses for adjacent buildings and when do they apply? I'm a bit confused as to how exactly adjacency bonuses work for the base. If I place say 4 ...
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How to open doors?

I tend to stack up alongside the door with my Assault guys and breach. When ready, I press V, which is the key bound to open doors on the PC. The problem is that the doors only seem to open say 20% ...
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Do I keep gear from a dismissed soldier?

I've noticed that I can dismiss soldiers which removes them from my game. What happens to the items that they might be wearing when they are dismissed? If I was to dismiss a Colonel soldier in ...
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Are there optimum perk configurations for soldiers?

I'm new to the series and have been playing the campaign on Easy and clicking away quite happily, but it's dawned on me that I've not picked some optimum perks for my soldiers. Having looking ...
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Keeping XCOM active while doing other things on the computer

Is it possible to keep the clock moving when xcom is windowed and not the active window? I kind of want to use it as a wall paper on one of my monitors while I work on the other that way I can do ...
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What is the range of psi abilities?

I just got my first gifted (a sniper); it seems Mind Fray doesn't benefit from squad sight. (Which does make sense.) But I was wondering, at what range can psionic abilities be used? Other reading ...
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XCOM sniper cover bonus damage to aim?

So when a sniper is in half cover, it can treat it as full cover with the Low Profile perk. Does that include reducing its aim according to full cover, or does that only apply to defense?
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What is the maximum number of countries that can leave the XCOM project at the end of the month?

And does it change based on the difficulty level? In my last game on Normal difficulty, I had six countries at maximum panic (5/5) at the end of the month, but only two decided to leave the project. ...
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What is the beam the Sectoids shoot at each other?

Basic Sectoids use their mind power to shoot beams back and forth amongst each other. I haven't been able to figure out what they are trying to do. What is the point of these beams?
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How to delete my XCom Saves?

So first a confession: I was playing iron man, but I would cheat in that at the beginning of every month I would make a backup of the game. Then near the end of the month I would restore the game, or ...
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How do Foundry upgrades work?

I've just built my first foundry, and I have a few questions. Are the upgraded items upgraded automatically, for items previously created? Is there any extra cost to build something after I've made ...
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Where and how can I download XCOM: Enemy Unknown Patch #2?

One question: where and how can I download XCOM: Enemy Unknown Patch #2 for PC? (link, please)
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Is there ever a case in which an item not useful for research is useful for anything but selling? [duplicate]

I've noticed several items which are marked as useless for research. Should I just sell these right away, or is there ever a case in which one of them might be useful? Items include broken flight ...