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This is a Warhammer 40k total conversion for OpenXcom, based on an earlier space marine mod by Ryskeliini. As Force Commander for the Imperium of Man on a planet beseiged by Chaos, you must find a way to end the Warp Storm and purge your world!

By Ryskeliini, bulletdesigner, ohartenstein23, and many contributors from the OXC forums


Installation and Update Instructions Video: Youtu.be


Installation:

  • Download and install OpenXcom Extended (OXCE), version 5.6.3 or later, by Meridian and Yankes
  • Run OXCE after copying the UFO files to generate the user/mods folder
  • Download the 40k files, and unzip into the mods folder
  • Run OXCE, go to Options > Mods and select "40k" from the drop-down menu at the top
  • (Optional) If the Music is playing the UFO soundtrack, check Options > Audio > Music Format, and set it to "Auto" or "OGG" if it isn't one of those.
  • (Optional) Turn on the Stat Strings mod under Options > Mods
  • (Optional) Turn on the Chapter Change mod under Options > Mods to change the look of your Space Marines to the Imperial Fists or the Blood Angels Chapters


Reduced Download Install:

  • If you already have the mod Version 022, want a smaller download, and are comfortable manually moving some files within the mod folder, pick the 40k_noANIMS_023.zip download.
  • Follow the instructions for Updating below, but when you remove the previous version, keep the folders 40k/Resources/ANIMS and 40k/SOUND.
  • After putting the updated 40k folder into user/mods, put the folders you kept from the previous version into the same places in the new version.
  • If the game doesn't work correctly after this, try the full download/update.


Updating:

  • Save any current campaign in the Geoscape. Loading a Battlescape save from a previous version is more likely to cause bugs and crashes, and is not recommended.
  • Remove the previous version's 40k folders from your OXCE mods folder.
  • Download the new version's files and unzip into the mods folder. Your previous saves should be compatible if made during the Geoscape.


Credits:

  • Big props to Ryskeliini for the space marine stuff and Dixone for the help
  • Used a lot of maps from Terrainpack so special thanks to Hobbes also so help on side

Tools:

Sprites, sounds, maps, ruleset code etc:

  • All around thanks to everyone, I used lot of stuff from other mods for reference and change it to 40k universe
  • Background images from various internet sources

Details

RankDownloadsCreatorAddedUpdated
4 of 1095,725 (5 today)ohartenstein23

Dependencies

NameAddedUpdated
OpenXcom Extended (OXCE)

Releases

FilenameSizeVersionAddedOptions
40k_noanims_023.zip67.97mb023_reduced

40k_023.zip258.65mb023

40k_noanims_022.zip68.1mb022_reduced

40k_022.zip258.78mb022

40k_noanims_021.zip67.59mb021_reduced

40k_021.zip255.93mb021

40k_noanims_020.zip54.17mb020_reduced

40k_020.zip245.31mb020

40k_noanims_019.zip56.41mb019_reduced

40k_019.zip244.42mb019

40k_ig_crewed_weapons.zip17.55kb1.0

40k_noanims_018.zip24.38mb018_reduced

40k_018.zip243.07mb018

40k_017.zip242.92mb017

40k_016.zip242.82mb016

40k_015.zip242.39mb015

40k.zip242.07mb014

130 comments

#1
Guest @guest

Hi, I've recently installed this mod as per the instructions in the video (OXCE, patch, mod) but for some reason when I start a game with the 40k mod activated, the globe looks really weird, with continents all merging into each other. This doesn't happen when the mod isn't activated and it continues to be an issue even if I install an earlier version. Do you know what the issue might be as I am having a hard time trying to find a solution?

OH
ohartenstein23 @ohartenstein23

We changed the globe since the planet isn't supposed to be Earth but a generic Earth-like planet.

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#6
Guest @guest

Hello! I recently found this mod and I love it very much! But I was wondering if I'm playing it wrong because I can't seem to progress further from the very start of the game, Marines/Guards mostly lack strengths to carry good weapons and their accuracies are very horrible too; I at least thought Marines would be somewhat better. Many of the battles include enemies with tanks yet my team doesn't have very many means of fighting them.

I'm very sorry about the newbie rant, but I was just wondering if I was playing it wrong and if there were any set ways of playing at the start of the game.

OH
ohartenstein23 @ohartenstein23

The two things I find most important are heavy weapons and abusing line of site. Read the codex article on heavy weapons - the penalty isn't the same as in vanilla, so going overweight doesn't matter as much. Scout out an enemy position, then use a unit with a sniper rifle/missile launcher/heavy bolter/etc. that's either far enough back or behind enough smoke to not be seen to shoot the target. If it doesn't die, hide your scout in cover until next turn and repeat.

Tanks require a bit more care but similar strategy - many missiles, or use las weapons to chew away the armor. Make sure you take cover to not get shot!

Also remember that losing a few soldiers isn't the end of a campaign, winning every mission isn't necessary, and that you can retreat if you don't think you can beat something

#0
Guest @guest

Hey, I just installed mod and have played whit scouts for few mouths so do I get tactical marines anyday or is that choice you make at the start, so you play only whit thous?

OH
ohartenstein23 @ohartenstein23

You get Tactical Marines by equipping your marines in MK7 Tactical Armor, something you need to research and manufacture. If you selected the Tactical Strategy at the beginning of the game, it will be easier to research the Tactical Armor.

#4
Guest @guest

I hope someone makes a sub mod that adds a bit of the raiding and shipping as the piratez kind and you get to play as the dark eldar tortureing a world...*Dark eldar maniac laughing intensifies

OH
ohartenstein23 @ohartenstein23

That would be quite the large sub-mod, to the point I'd recommend just making a new conversion and borrowing resources from this one.

#0
Guest @guest

I hope we get a Carcharodon chapter.

#4
Guest @guest

The mod is quite well done..good work!

GO
gonciarz @gonciarz

Hi, I added ArchLinux support for you mod. Please take a look here:
Aur.archlinux.org

OH
ohartenstein23 @ohartenstein23

Thanks, but I don't think this is really necessary since OXCE is already supported on Arch, and the mod itself doesn't need any modification to run on different operating systems.

#3
Guest @guest

I discussed with WorMzy to add OXCE support since the compilation process is exactly the same as for OpenXcom. But after adding a package we are able to automatically apply your mod to OS without manual steps.

darkdiaz51
darkdiaz51 @darkdiaz51

Probably is a good way to make it more native, but all you have to do is copy the mods folder to where your version is stored on your system. I did this on Android.

OH
ohartenstein23 @ohartenstein23

For the 021 release, OXCE 5.5 is sufficient, the message you may be getting on start-up or activating the 40k mod for not having 5.5.1 can be ignored if you have the latest release of OXCE.

If you want the message to go away, edit the file 40k/metadata.yml to say the required version is 5.5 instead.

RP
mercyRPG @mercyrpg

I realized the dogfight UFO/ship sprites are missing, because those require custom art made, along with a lot of chaos weapons & tech. I wish I was in a position to supply those arts, but alas, I have to put food on the kitchen table.

OH
ohartenstein23 @ohartenstein23

Which ones are missing? We generally don't release a new UFO or Craft unless we have all the sprites it needs.

RP
mercyRPG @mercyrpg

Amazing mod! I wish all the art were done. :D

#3
Guest @guest

Hi, really enjoyed (and enjoying) the mod! I've finished an Imperial Guard run and thoroughly enjoyed it! Though now that I'm starting a marines run I'm a bit confused as to how to get dreadnaughts as I can't find 'revive fallen brothers' in my soldiers tab (and being able to manufacture dreadnaught armour)

OH
ohartenstein23 @ohartenstein23

Congrats on completing an IG campaign, it's not an easy feat! The "Revive Fallen Brother" should show up in the drop-down menu in the lower-left of the soldiers screen, where you'd promote Guardsmen to Officers or Veterans.

If you can manufacture dreadnought armor but don't have the transformation option, then you should check whether you're on the latest released version (020). If you are, then send me your save either as a pastebin link, on our discord server, or however you feel comfortable sharing the save file.