Beanchilla Jan 18, 2014 @ 12:02pm
OpenXcom on steam without adding it as a non steam game.
I just wanted to let everyone know that if you copy your openxcom folders contents into the UFO defense root folder and overwrite the files you can launch open xcom as XCOM:UFO defense. You don't need to add a "non steam game" to use it. Just change the name of openxcom.exe to "dosbox" and replace the dosbox.exe

BOOM!

I know not many will care about this like I did but if you do it's pretty easy to set up.
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Nerevars Goat Trust Friend Jan 20, 2014 @ 11:47am 
This works.
Tedious Tom Jan 21, 2014 @ 4:19pm 
thanks!
Nerevars Goat Trust Friend Jan 21, 2014 @ 4:54pm 
Note: This works with any EXE on any steam game.
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[SAND] Robby Feb 5, 2014 @ 1:16am 
Yeah I do this with Doom. If you change the pixel option thingo to an OpenGL variant you can use the Steam Overlay at the same time as well.
forsakenlight Feb 5, 2014 @ 2:02pm 
You might be surprised how many people actually do care about this. I was thinking of starting a new campaign with openxcom, how is it by the way? A bit more difficult?
Nerevars Goat Trust Friend Feb 5, 2014 @ 3:18pm 
Originally posted by forsakenlight:
You might be surprised how many people actually do care about this. I was thinking of starting a new campaign with openxcom, how is it by the way? A bit more difficult?
A bit less difficult, which is really what this game needed for me.
Beanchilla Feb 5, 2014 @ 3:26pm 
Depends on how you play it. I'd say less difficult for sure if you just use the mod and don't go into the options but if you turn on the sneaky AI it becomes more difficult. I'm playing it through on normal and it's still pretty damn hard. Also, there's an option to make the aliens more aggressive on the geoscape and that makes the entire game much more challenging.

Try normal first. With the difficulty bug fixed it isn't as impossible as it once was but with these options ticked on it can be a very hair pulling experience. I'm playing it without save scumming and currently am about halfway through. This is my third attempt. Pretty damn fun.
forsakenlight Feb 5, 2014 @ 8:58pm 
Wow a lot of cool options in advanced
Beanchilla Feb 5, 2014 @ 9:27pm 
For sure! I really think it makes the game feel fresh without changing enough to make it feel much different from the original.
forsakenlight Feb 6, 2014 @ 2:12pm 
Has anyone tried any mods for Apoc?
http://www.strategycore.co.uk/files/x-com-apocalypse/mods/
They also have forums and stuff there.
I may try asking on the Apoc board too but it looks pretty dead.
Empiro Feb 7, 2014 @ 2:48pm 
I've noticed that Chyssalids are way more aggressive in OpenXCom. In any terror mission with them, pretty much every civilian gets turned into one. In the original, the Chyssalids seem to just run back and forth.
Beanchilla Feb 7, 2014 @ 3:10pm 
if you have sneaky aI on then they are more active in the shadows. That might be why they are more aggressive. I don't know if you like the game like that or not haha
OldMan Jul 18, 2014 @ 11:44am 
Ok I might not be as bright as most of you are here when its comes to playing around with files so here goes the questions where is the openxcom folder? I know its not in my steam ufo folder what is the root folder? Just change the name of openxcom.exe to "dosbox" and replace the dosbox.exe HUH sounds like double talk to me please be patient with me Im old and what else can I say I have always loved this game but this update Im sure I would enjoy playing it.
Beanchilla Jul 18, 2014 @ 12:50pm 
For me Openxcom folder was "C:\Program Files\OpenXcom"
All you have to do is move the contents of the folder into the root folder of XCOM on steam and then change the name to dosbox just like that.

Let me know if you have any issues. I'm happy to help.
Tyro3 Jul 18, 2014 @ 1:23pm 
If you go to the website, they have an windows installer and is really simple.
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