Installing (OpenApoc)

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Simple steps to play OpenApoc on Windows right now

OPENGL 2.0 SUPPORTIVE VIDEO CARDS ARE REQUIRED

WINDOWS USERS: You will require the Visual C++ Libraries obtained from windows update to run OpenApoc

(Keep in mind that it is ALPHA - this means bugs, crushes and not all features implemented, use our bug-tracker at https://github.com/OpenApoc/OpenApoc/issues to report bugs and navigate known ones)

  • 1) Download the OpenApoc core files:
    1. - Visit https://ci.appveyor.com/project/OpenApoc/openapoc
    2. - If you see a green bar next to the latest build then you can download it, if it's not green then go to HISTORY at the top and click another build that is green
    3. - Click Platform x64 (or Win32 if you need 32bit binaries)
    4. - Click ARTIFACTS
    5. - Download the option that ends with a ".exe" (and without "debug" in it)
    6. - Run the downloaded exe installer, this will guide you through the installation
    7. - Use "portable install" if you want saves and settings to remain in the install directory
  • 2) Acquire the original X-Com Apocalypse CD-ROM and create an ISO Image of that, or use Steam's "cd.iso" or GOGs "xcom.cue"/"xcom.bin"
    1. - If you have already specified the "cd.iso" location in the installer, you don't need to do this step
    2. - You need have all files in the disc ISO file including MUSIC so only legit ISOs will work and not torrents that often lack the music
    3. - If the disc image is in .iso format, rename it to "cd.iso"
    4. - We also support the GOG .cue / .bin files!
  • 3) Put cd.iso (image or folder) into the data folder under the specified OpenApoc install folder
    1. - If you have already specified the "cd.iso" location in the installer, you don't need to do this step
    2. - To use GOG .cue/.bin you rename the XCOM.cue file to "cd.iso", put that in the OpenApoc data folder, then put the XCOM.BIN, without renaming it, into the data folder too
  • 4) Run and enjoy!

Issues

If you're getting blank buttons in the main menu, most likely your system's native language is not english. OpenApoc already has translations in multiple languages, but doesn't have the fonts yet. Therefore, you will have to set it to english to work for now.

Steps to change language to English

  1. Create file named "OpenApoc_settings.conf" inside OpenApoc folder.
  2. Put these two strings of text in it and save:
[Framework]
Language=en_GB.UTF-8
  1. Next time you launch OpenApoc, you'll be all set!​

To make a full screen

  1. Put these lines of text into a config file and save:
[Framework.Screen]
Width=1920
Height=1080
Fullscreen=1​

To disable the intro movie

  1. Put these lines of text into a config file and save:
[Game]
SkipIntro = 1

When you want to try out a newer version

  1. Just repeat steps 2-4 above. At this time, better use a new folder and delete the old one every time you update, as an in-place update may bug out in some way.​

Take note, this will be edited once the game is out