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Awesome Guns
If you like the original plot of the X-COM game, this modification offers the best opportunity. Awesome Guns is an awesome modification of the X-COM game with a minimal change of original game's idea and full visualization improvement!

Mod Information

The main ideas of development

  • Do only the necessary changes. This modification is not a dump of different other mods.
  • It should work on Windows and Linux without problems.
    The stable version of OpenXcom (1.0) should remain stable and playable - this is the main point.
  • The main scenario and plot of the game should not be changed.
  • Air crafts and weapons should be balanced and a little difficult to use.
  • Alien technologies cannot be reproduced, therefore alien items cannot be manufactured.
  • Alien weapons are controlled by mind and cannot be used in the combats.
  • Fortunately, alien weapons and items can be redone and used in different cases.
  • Conventional weapons should be suitable as long as possible.
  • Realistic balance of manufacturing, aircraft dogfights, combats and alien's protection.



  • Improve the visualization without compromises.
    Be sure, that all introduced images, sounds and ideas were checked and corrected. Weapons and animation, shooting sounds and effects have been improved. Moreover, the process of improvement will continue...
  • Let be more different pistols, rifles, even grenade launchers and more different types of guns in the combats.
  • Also, let the soldiers use different armours with different colours and possibilities.
  • Moreover, let be more explosives in in the battles, more incendiary weapons and more smoke.
  • IRONMAN? - Pourquoi pas? Let's play hard and without saving. À la guerre comme à la guerre.



Install Instructions
  • Download the OpenXcom game and install it. Be aware, OpenXcom game requires a vanilla version of the original UFO: Enemy Unknown. If you do not own a copy, you can buy it from one of these retailers.
  • Download the Data Patch and install it.
  • Download the latest release of the Awesome Guns modification and extract files and folders.
  • Copy the extracted Ruleset/AwesomeGuns.rul file into your openxcom/data/Ruleset folder.
  • Copy the extracted Resources/AwesomeGuns folder into your openxcom/data/Resources folder.
  • Switch off all mods and extensions, especially UFOextender and XcomUtil.

If you prefer playing the Awesome Guns modification on OpenXcom Nightly, then this patch can solve the compatibility problems.


Final Release

This release contains English UFOpaedia's articles changed and corrected.


This release implements increased damage of Laser and Converted weapons and the new smoke cloud's images. Also, the new release introduces the big Laser weapon and the Laser flare. Other changes:

  • Using time of the first aid kit has been decreased
  • Hand images of ELECTRO FLARE has been corrected
  • Resistance of Laser weapon has been slightly decreased
  • Damage of Laser weapon has been slightly increased
  • Damage of Converted weapon has been greatly increased
  • Cities have been added on the globe
  • Country’s regions have been corrected
  • Psionic line of fire has been implemented
  • Attraction has been increased twice


  • List order of facilities and prices have been corrected
  • Regions of the USA and Canada have been corrected
  • Damage of CONVERTED PLASMA weapon has been increased
  • Reaction fire for launchers was fixed
  • AUTO CANNON has been balanced
  • Some images have been improved


This release is result of big rework and improvements. Almost 150 files have been corrected during 100 hour of developing and testing. Major innovations are:

  • All images of conventional, laser, alien and converted weapons have been improved
  • Some images of items and grenades have been corrected
  • New type of weapon (melee weapon) has been implemented
  • The snap shot was added for some weapons due reaction fire
  • Prices, weights and sizes of weapons and items have been balanced
  • Also, manufacturing requirements for converted weapons were balanced
  • New cannon and launcher have been added to the converted weapons arsenal
  • Research tree and manufacturing has been adapted due new weapons and items
  • New cities have been added to the globe. Also, the regions of countries have been corrected
  • Armor values have been corrected for all weapons and items
  • Shooting distance of some weapons were balanced
  • A few articles in UFOpedia were corrected
  • Some mistakes have been corrected


  • the requirements of converted weapon arsenal have been increased
  • the compatible with nightly version has been increased
  • the damage for Elerium clips was balanced
  • a few images were corrected


  • Some animation and hit effects have been improved
  • Weight of pistols were balanced
  • Craft weapons were balanced
  • Installation instruction has been expanded


After three months of developing I would like to introduce first release of Awesome Guns modification.

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