Package Details: openxcom-extended 6.5.3-1

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Package Base: openxcom-extended
Description: An extended version of the open-source reimplementation of X-COM (OXCE)
Upstream URL:,5251.0.html
Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: openxcom
Provides: openxcom, openxcom-git
Submitter: WorMzy
Maintainer: WorMzy
Last Packager: WorMzy
Votes: 2
Popularity: 0.012828
First Submitted: 2019-07-01 20:12
Last Updated: 2020-05-29 13:11

Latest Comments

gonciarz commented on 2019-07-16 20:49

Hi WorMzy, I understand that the OpenXcom is dead now because guys do not release on github. But on the other hand I don't like disorder and manual steps. I just want to have all packages (openxcom/git, openxcom-extended/git) Still from my point of view the cleanest solution would be to apply a patch to openxcom that would change the 'data' path to 'UFO'. Actually I dig a bit and prepared one. Please accept it.

I'm not familiar how collaboration looks like on aur git, but I usually create a pull request. I've tested the game and it loads properly. Please take a look here:

I believe that after merging that change to aur repo, we may change path in openxcom-data-steam. What do you think?


WorMzy commented on 2019-07-15 11:35

That's the problem -- openxcom is up to date, everything else pulls a developmental version. ;)

I'm opposed to switching the openxcom-data-steam package to build for -git/-extended packages by default (it's not called openxcom-git-data-steam after all, and it's easy enough to switch), but I don't mind appending to the note in the PKGBUILD to make it clear that a git flagged build is necessary for OXCE too. I'm not sure it will make any difference though -- the package has only attracted one vote and a handful of comments in the 4+ years it's been available, I doubt it's heavily used.

gonciarz commented on 2019-07-15 09:02

Thanks, I may follow your suggestions but if openxcom is not up to date then maybe you may switch defaults in openxcom-data-steam (_openxcom_ver=git) to support more popular version. What do you think?

WorMzy commented on 2019-07-15 08:29

If it depends on OXCE, then it should depend on that package (I'll add a provides=(openxcom-extended) to the -git package, so either of the extended packages will fulfil the requirements).

The openxcom package is packaging v1.0 of openxcom from 5 years ago, this version predates TFTD support which is why it has a different data directory. Until upstream tag a new release, I suggest you package for and depend on openxcom-git (which is the equivalent of the nightly releases recommended by upstream.

gonciarz commented on 2019-07-15 06:50

I just want to cooperate.

SupSuper (OpenXcom) advised that we may put the data to: /usr/share/openxcom/standard

Please take a look at my first mod: and vote it if you like it :)

My only concern is that this package depends on oxce version of xcom (standalone or git).

I've noticed that there are mods that I need to apply to data/UFO data/TFTD directory, but git and non-git version of OpenXcom keeps either in /usr/share/openxcom/UFO or /usr/share/openxcom/data directory. I believe that we in order to avoid conflicts we should unify those directories and prepare a proper patch for e.g. non-git version. Then openxcom-data-steam package will also work for both versions. What do you think?

WorMzy commented on 2019-07-07 17:15

You don't need to seek approval from me -- if upstream adds "system" mod directory support, then you can add whatever mods you like to the AUR. Just don't make packages that install files to $HOME or you'll incur the wrath of the TUs. ;)

gonciarz commented on 2019-07-07 10:40

WorMzy I was wondering. Maybe we may resurrect UFO/XCOM a bit. contains some interesting mods. Some of them requires OXCE but we already have a support for it in Arch thanks to you ;). Maybe their corresponding Arch packages could be created. Below I listed the most popular once I have in mind:

463: 223: 49: 115: 46: 163:

Normally you put mod files to .local/share/openxcom/mods directory. I thought that if we put a mod to /usr/share/openxcom/mods then it will be recognised by the game, however it's not. The game searches for mods in user/mods directory only. From OpenXcom documentation:

user mods, savegames, screenshots config game configuration data UFO and TFTD data files, standard mods, common resources

Thus I opened a feature request to add support for it. Then that should be propagated to OXCE.

What do you think about it?

gonciarz commented on 2019-07-07 09:51

Great :)

WorMzy commented on 2019-07-02 09:53

Done. :)

gonciarz commented on 2019-07-01 21:34

Hi, I would suggest to put "(OXCE)" acronym to a package description so people can easily find it and identify that this is the right package.