Let's Play OpenXcom: UFO Redux


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#1 Nookrium

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 08:20 AM

It's time for some more Xcom, and this time it's with OpenXcom.  I'll be using a mod called UFO Redux which is built to be a sort of expansion to the original.  I'm trying to avoid any spoilers so I'm pretty much going in blind, so I have a feeling lots of blood will be spilled.

I've made an intro video for the series here, just covering the basic setup and inviting recruits.  I should have the first episode up here in a few days or so.
Mr Badger has already signed up to be the lucky one to step off the ramp first ;)



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Posted 26 March 2015 - 08:52 AM

My personal suggestion is that you throw BB's TFTD Helmet pack so the soldiers in power armour will pose like those in TFTD - it looks pretty cool, but don't know how it works with the redux If there are more armours.

Also you can sign me in.
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Posted 26 March 2015 - 12:56 PM

View Postsilencer_pl, on 26 March 2015 - 08:52 AM, said:

My personal suggestion is that you throw BB's TFTD Helmet pack so the soldiers in power armour will pose like those in TFTD - it looks pretty cool, but don't know how it works with the redux If there are more armours.

Also you can sign me in.

What's the name of the mod?

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 12:59 PM

Me me me! Infirmary, please.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 01:11 PM

View PostSpace Voyager, on 26 March 2015 - 12:59 PM, said:

Me me me! Infirmary, please.

Lol, the nurses will be happy to see you again :)

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 02:16 PM

Looks like you have lots of signups already, so I think I might just sit this one out to give other people a chance to die with shame. ;) That said, if you do have a little room left, I'd be honored to die alongside the other meatbags. Posted Image

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Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 03:46 PM

View PostSpace Voyager, on 26 March 2015 - 12:59 PM, said:

Me me me! Infirmary, please.

I think you didn't watch the video. No promotion through nurses.

View PostZombie, on 26 March 2015 - 02:16 PM, said:

Looks like you have lots of signups already, so I think I might just sit this one out to give other people a chance to die with shame. ;) That said, if you do have a little room left, I'd be honored to die alongside the other meatbags. Posted Image

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View PostNeptunesNookGames, on 26 March 2015 - 12:56 PM, said:



What's the name of the mod?

http://openxcom.org/...hp?topic=1638.0
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Posted 26 March 2015 - 07:24 PM

Silencer's right, you're not getting out of this one so easy, Zombie Posted Image

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 07:18 PM

Episode 1 is up!   Just like old times we slaughter a few sectiods... sorry Badger :(



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Posted 01 April 2015 - 03:11 AM

I gotta say, nice job Neptune! No real complaints other than you could have moved some of your team up to the ship to make throwing grenades easier. Would have liked to see that shotgun in action as well. Next time maybe. :)

A couple suggestions for soldier names: Neil deGrasse Tyson & Carl Sagan. I like/liked both better than Bill Nye. ;)

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Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 03:17 AM

View PostZombie, on 01 April 2015 - 03:11 AM, said:

I gotta say, nice job Neptune! No real complaints other than you could have moved some of your team up to the ship to make throwing grenades easier. Would have liked to see that shotgun in action as well. Next time maybe. Posted Image

A couple suggestions for soldier names: Neil deGrasse Tyson & Carl Sagan. I like/liked both better than Bill Nye. Posted Image

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I had a phase in my UFO campaign with several scientist names (before I started doing subscriber's names), the reason Bill Nye is special is because he was made on episode 3 of that series and managed to make it all the way to the end, my longest living Xcom soldier ever
   I may end up throwing a few non subscriber names in the mix though, it adds a bit of fun seeing folks like Picard & Mulder out facing off against aliens :)

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 05:42 AM

Ah, poor Badger, he's lying amongst the mushrooms now. Still it wasn't a bad run for a first mission on Superhuman.

Except for the odd quick tests, I haven't really played a proper X-Com game since Lobsterburgers, so haven't had a chance to try out OpenXCom, but does it have any options for an alternate UI? I'm just thinking that the resolution this game is being played at makes some of the traditional interface panels look a bit tiny like the Battlescape and Geoscape controls.

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 11:22 AM

Next time I think Nook must remember about this:


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 10:34 PM

View PostNKF, on 01 April 2015 - 05:42 AM, said:

does it have any options for an alternate UI? I'm just thinking that the resolution this game is being played at makes some of the traditional interface panels look a bit tiny like the Battlescape and Geoscape controls.

There's a few different settings I need to mess with, I kinda like the tiny panels but I know it's probably not everyones favorite.  The geoscape especially needs a bit of resizing.

View Postsilencer_pl, on 01 April 2015 - 11:22 AM, said:

Next time I think Nook must remember about this:
lol, thanks Silencer

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 03:06 AM

View PostNeptunesNookGames, on 01 April 2015 - 03:17 AM, said:

I had a phase in my UFO campaign with several scientist names (before I started doing subscriber's names), the reason Bill Nye is special is because he was made on episode 3 of that series and managed to make it all the way to the end, my longest living Xcom soldier ever

Great, now you spoiled it for me! Yeah, still watching the series. Posted Image

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I may end up throwing a few non subscriber names in the mix though, it adds a bit of fun seeing folks like Picard & Mulder out facing off against aliens Posted Image

Make it so! Posted Image Btw, did you know the X-Files is coming back? Mulder and Scully reunion seen for the first time on Nook's OpenXcom! Posted Image

Edit: see, I knew there had to be a meme like this already!

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Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 06:01 AM

View PostZombie, on 02 April 2015 - 03:06 AM, said:

Great, now you spoiled it for me! Yeah, still watching the series. Posted Image

lol, whoops!


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I saw that a couple days ago, I can't wait!

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 05:43 PM

We pay a visit to some cyberdiscs with our horribly under-geared crew, what could go wrong?


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Posted 02 April 2015 - 07:32 PM

1. Firing 0% acc? Please be more attentive.
2. I would like not to be made a suicide bomber..
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Posted 03 April 2015 - 12:39 AM

Friendly fire was your own worst enemy there Neptune. Glad I wasn't a part of that mission though, sipping beer back at base was nice! :)

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 02:57 AM

View Postsilencer_pl, on 02 April 2015 - 07:32 PM, said:

1. Firing 0% acc? Please be more attentive.
2. I would like not to be made a suicide bomber..

1. During some of my OpenXcom testing I actually managed to hit a couple times with 0%, but I think those rifle shots from the skyranger may have been due to my own panic mode setting in
2. Hahahaha, that's funny...  ;)

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Friendly fire was your own worst enemy there Neptune. Glad I wasn't a part of that mission though, sipping beer back at base was nice! Posted Image

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