PS Vita dev NorthFear has released a PS Vita port of X-COM (based on open source project Open X-COM). X-COM is an entry for the KyuHEN Vita Homebrew competition, a contest with more than $1000 in cash prizes. If you’re a homebrew developer, you have until May 27th to submit your entry!
What is X-COM for PS Vita
OpenXcom is an open-source clone of the popular turn-based strategy videogames “UFO: Enemy Unknown” (“X-COM: UFO Defense” in the USA release) and “X-COM: Terror From the Deep” by Microprose, licensed under the GPL and written in C++ / SDL.
This is a PS Vita port of these games.
Download and install X-COM for PS Vita
Download openxcom.vpk and install it to your PS Vita.
Download openxcom-data.zip, extract it and copy OpenXcom folder into ux0:data/.
Copy content of installed Enemy Unknown folder into ux0:data/OpenXcom/UFO or/and installed Terror From The Deep into ux0:data/OpenXcom/TFTD. You can check README.txt inside each folder for details.
- Left analog stick – Cursor movement
- CROSS – Left mouse button
- CIRCLE – Right mouse button
- SQUARE – Open Map
- TRIANGLE – Inventory
- D-Pad Up/Down – Switch between floors
- R1 – Select Previous Unit
- L1 – Select Next Unit
- SELECT – Esc
- START – End turn
Buttons can be remapped in the “Controls” options menu.
Cursor movement speed can be changed by editing the “controllerPointerSpeed” option in ux0:data/OpenXcom/options.cfg.
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