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Awesome Guns - Full modification
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

WEB: https://canadianbeaver.github.io/AwesomeGuns/
Latest release | Download Nightly.zip | Download Nightly.tar.gz

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.


Aircrafts and cannons

Aircrafts and cannons were rebalanced - defence of standard interceptor and homing of rockets have been decreased. New improved interceptor (RAVEN) with a great defence and with increased radar range was implemented. In addition, the Lightning image has been enhanced. Existing cannons were redesigned. Some launchers and cannons were added.


Awesome Guns modification implements a lot of new guns and items. There are the machine pistol, sniper rifle, a lot of shotguns, grenade launcher with different type of grenades and armor-penetrating rocket which can ruin UFO wall. Moreover, incendiary grenades, medi chests and motion scanners are available from beginning. Also, the assault rifles and thunderbolt (a heavy sniper rifle) can be researched after alien alloys.

The bullets are not an exception - improved clips can be manufactured from alien alloys, alien corpses and Elerium. All these and many other items and weapons give an unforgettable experience.

The laser technology can be researched after Elerium and UFO power source. Unfortunately, the laser weapon overheats and cannot fire auto shots. Fortunately, the laser weapon is very accurate. Also, the laser shotgun has a great power.

The alien weapons were completely redesigned. Now these guns look really like extraterrestrial weapons. Moreover, the hand's and floor's images, the sound's files and hit animation were improved.


New vests are allowed to buy at beginning of the game. Also, new armours can be researched after alien alloys. Awesome Guns modification implements different types of armours with different colours and possibilities. There are armours for scouts, snipers and heavy gun soldiers. The inventory and combats images have been corrected.

Inventory screen

Inventory has been redeveloped. New quick-draw and breast sections were implemented. Shifting items between hand and holster is more quickly.


Research in the Awesome Guns modification conducts four sections: Biology, Aircrafts and conventional weapons, Laser weapons and Alien weapons. These implementations give a lot of different guns and items.


Some of manufacturing were changed and were balanced. There are new production processes. New items, new type of bullets and weapons were introduced. Production of laser weapons has been changed (now it consumes Elerium). Human tanks can be turned one into another one (Tank/Laser can be modified as Tank/Cannon, Tank/Cannon as Tank/Rocket). Alien items and weapons cannot be manufactured but can be converted into other items and more other.

Please, visit the Awesome Guns modification website and read more about...

Install Instructions
  • Download the OpenXcom game version 1.0 (June 13, 2014) 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 .zip or the .tar.gz archive 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.


  • 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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