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A legendary comeback to take earth back.



<span class="bold">X-COM Classic Bundle</span>, a pack containing five games that set the bar for both tactical and chaotic extraterrestrial warfare, is now available DRM-free on GOG.com with a 75% launch discount. Scavenging the bundle for individual parts grants you a 50% discount on each one.

Is there any gamer left on the planet still unfamiliar with the X-COM legacy? Sure, the organization that was put together when the alien threat reared its ugly head was a project largely kept secret for global security reasons, but the games chronicling its exploits made quite a splash. And for good reason.

When alien invaders do come knocking at Earth's door again, this is what every stalwart protector should have studied in order to prepare themselves for any possible scenario. It's all in here: The tactical, close-combat encounters with alien intruders coming from the far-away corners of space, forcing X-COM to build a <span class="bold">UFO Defense</span>. The extensive research on alien technology that helped scientists understand how to fight back the <span class="bold">Terror from the Deep</span> that emerged from our unexplored oceans. The deep-space fighting against the advancing alien forces that called for a highly-skilled <span class="bold">Interceptor</span>. The desperate fight of a single scientist using scavenged alien technology to clear the streets from aliens as a brutal <span class="bold">Enforcer</span>. But did we ever manage to fully cancel the <span class="bold">Apocalypse</span> and secure our little corner in the galaxy? That is yet to be determined, commander.



Fight the alien forces across five games that (re)defined entire genres in the <span class="bold">X-COM Classic Bundle</span>, DRM-free on GOG.com. The 75% bundle discount and the 50% individual discounts will last until April 5, 13:59 BST / 5:59 AM PDT / 8:59 AM EDT.
I've had these on Steam for years and the ones that matter are technically DRM-free but fuck it SOLD!
Finally, I may get the chance to play the original X-Com.

Are Interceptor and Enforcer really as awful as people say they are?
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IAmSinistar: These games have needed to be here for so long. Great that they've finally arrived!
Never played them before? Oh, are you in for a treat!
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Splatsch: I sure will :D
When I see how much I'm loving Xenonauts, I'm certain of this ! (I'm relaly happy to see this games here, and for this price)
I suppose that I should instal OpenXcom even for my first playthrough ?
You can give default a chance but there's lag/bugs that are fixed on OpenXcom... None of the improvements in OpenXcom ruin the game at all so I'd highly recommend it.

Plus Nightly build usually has a lot more content (and has always been stable for me) than the last large stable patch.
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sais: You can give default a chance but there's lag/bugs that are fixed on OpenXcom... None of the improvements in OpenXcom ruin the game at all so I'd highly recommend it.

Plus Nightly build usually has a lot more content (and has always been stable for me) than the last large stable patch.
Okay :)
I'll try the game first "vanilla", and after some time (depending of the experience), I'll absolutely try OpenXcom.
Thanks for sharing your opinion ;)
I´m doing my part!
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vv221: I would have bought the whole bundle, if only the games came with official Linux support from GOG (with WINE integration like it’s done for the Infinity Engine games)…
As far I can remember from the steam versions they only need dosbox. You only need Wine to run the GOG-installer. Afterwards replace Windows-DOSBox with Linux-DOSBox. Why would I want Wine Integration if they run perfectly with DOSBox already? o.O
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Woolytoes: As far I can remember from the steam versions they only need dosbox. You only need Wine to run the GOG-installer. Afterwards replace Windows-DOSBox with Linux-DOSBox. Why would I want Wine Integration if they run perfectly with DOSBox already? o.O
Thanks for the infos! Actually I didn’t know they were DOS games (which actually makes the lack of a Linux version even more disappointing), that’s why I wrote about WINE.
By the way, WINE isn’t even needed to extract game data from GOG Windows installers, thanks to tools like innoextract ;-)

As I’m not as much "official-Linux-support-maniac" for old games than I am for new games, I might give a try to some of them when my backlog lose some weight…
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Woolytoes: Why would I want Wine Integration if they run perfectly with DOSBox already? o.O
Have you tried OpenXcom? It has versions for many different OSes allowing it to be run natively instead of via DOSBox, and it provides various fixes to the game with options to run at higher resolutions and with graphical scaling filters if you so wish.
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Woolytoes: As far I can remember from the steam versions they only need dosbox. You only need Wine to run the GOG-installer. Afterwards replace Windows-DOSBox with Linux-DOSBox. Why would I want Wine Integration if they run perfectly with DOSBox already? o.O
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vv221: Thanks for the infos! Actually I didn’t know they were DOS games (which actually makes the lack of a Linux version even more disappointing), that’s why I wrote about WINE.
By the way, WINE isn’t even needed to extract game data from GOG Windows installers, thanks to tools like innoextract ;-)

As I’m not as much "official-Linux-support-maniac" for old games than I am for new games, I might give a try to some of them when my backlog lose some weight…
Actually I didn't remember correctly. X-Com UFO Defense, Terror from the Deep and Apocalypse are DOS Games, but not the other two. Enforcer & Interceptor would need Wine, but they are running pretty good.

I'm running the games with WIne afterwards anyway, so I have no need for Innoextract :). The bundled DOSBox.exe works fine with Wine too. Not a recommended solution, but it works :D.

As Alternative I can recommend Xenonauts which plays exactly as the original X-Com UFO Defense with better graphics and has a native Linux Build.
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Woolytoes: Why would I want Wine Integration if they run perfectly with DOSBox already? o.O
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korell: Have you tried OpenXcom? It has versions for many different OSes allowing it to be run natively instead of via DOSBox, and it provides various fixes to the game with options to run at higher resolutions and with graphical scaling filters if you so wish.
Yes, right! Thanks, for mentioning it. That would be the even better solution :)

>> http://openxcom.org/
Post edited March 30, 2016 by Woolytoes
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InfraSuperman: Finally, I may get the chance to play the original X-Com.

Are Interceptor and Enforcer really as awful as people say they are?
I own Interceptor on CD-ROM and on Steam, but have only played (and finished it) once, in 1999. It's a fun space shooter that reminded me a lot of the Wing Commander games as well as that year 2000 game with Bruce Campbell called Tachyon: The Fringe (which I'd also like to see on GOG someday).
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InfraSuperman: Finally, I may get the chance to play the original X-Com.

Are Interceptor and Enforcer really as awful as people say they are?
Interceptor has a very cool main menu. :^P
This was actually the first X-Com game I played and liked the researching and outfitting part which are in the same vain as all X-Com games. The spacesim part is okay but the types of engagement are too limited with 4 or so possible missiontypes and quickly becomes boring.

Never played Enforcer and never could get into Apocalypse and found TotD too similar and not as good as Enemy Unknown which remains the best X-Com game IMO.
Ok, I bravely resisted buying this bundle.

(for exactly 5 hours... damn!!!)

I bought it and don't even know if I'll play them. But Terror from the Deep is so important in my gaming history I had to. Consider this as a gift to you too, GOG :)
Post edited March 30, 2016 by Andremop
wonder if they will ever get enemy unknown??

still love that game :D
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HornyRhino: wonder if they will ever get enemy unknown??

still love that game :D
They do, it is called XCOM: UFO Defense. The game had different names in different regions
Geez, I forgot how difficult these games were! I was cruising along playing UFO Defense, blasting flying saucers out of the sky, and generally having a great first month in game... until my first terror mission occurs. I arrive in Casablanca and my crew steps off the shuttle. They are immediately ambushed -- nearly wiped out -- and I'm forced to evacuate. Subsequently most of the European nations pull their funding and support from my base. What the heck!