Questions tagged [open-xcom]

Open source clone of the 1994 Microprose game "XCom UFO Defense" which tries to copy the game mechanics as close as possible while adding more up-to-date user interface features. Can be downloaded for free on openxcom.org, but requires the data files of the original game (or its Steam version) to run.

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How do I view what enemy is holding in openxcom?

I have been watching the Yogscast's openxcom series for some time and I have noticed that they press a button while playing The XCOM files modpack that allows them to view what enemies are holding in ...
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What are the alien base building mechanics in OpenXCom

The flavor text of the "Alien Base" mission mentions that in order to build a base, aliens need to successfully complete several landings in the area. I noticed this behavior in the game: Various UFOs ...
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How are aliens affected by darkness in OpenXCom

During night missions, the range in which aliens can be spotted depends on the light conditions of the tile they are standing on. Does the illumination around my soldiers also allow the aliens to spot ...
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The 'Save Scumming' Feature Is Ambiguous… which toggle means you can't cheat?

OpenXCom has a setting to use a new random seed when reloading a save (or not). Unfortunately, the option and description are ambiguous and I don't know whether the YES or NO is meant to prevent ...
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Is there any way I can rename my soldiers?

I'm running OpenXcom and wondered if there is any way to having the game automatically rename my soldiers in order to classify them by ability, i.e. high accuracy, strong, and so on. I think this was ...