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#1 ravage777old

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Posted 18 February 2003 - 10:32 PM

:freak: i just bought x-com collecters(all3) for a 100$.i have xp and i want to play but i dont understand how to install the patches and make them work.what is an executable file and how do i run something and install it?i need help from someone explaining exactly what do do.maybe a patch usage and installation walkthru.i could use some help can someone please assist a non-computer user.i game not programm.i bought windows for dummies and cant understand it:(

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#2 Micah

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Posted 19 February 2003 - 07:55 AM

If you already paid $100 for the collector's editions of these games, it would be highway robbery for you to pay a 'programmer' $75 just to install the fixes.

First, we'll do UFO Defense. Follow this link:
http://www.xcomufo.com/xcom1fix.exe
Save the file to the directory where UFO Defense is installed, probably something like c:\program files\microprose\x-com collector's edition\UFO Defense. Now, open Windows Explorer from the start menu and go to that same directory. You should see the file xcom1fix.exe. Right-click on the icon of the file and while holding the mouse button, drag it to the desktop and let go. Select "Create Shortcut." Now double-click the shortcut you just created. The game should run. If it does not and you get an error box saying "Couldn't CreateProcess), go back to the UFO Defense directory in Windows Explorer and find the file called "UFO" and rename the file to "UFO Defense" by right-clicking on the file and selecting "Rename". Hopefully, this should get you going.

The instructions for Terror From the Deep are pretty much the same. I will copy and paste what is above and substitute the TFTD info for UFO Defense.
Follow this link:
http://www.xcomufo.com/xcom2fix.exe
Save the file to the directory where Terror From the Deep is installed, probably something like c:\program files\microprose\x-com collector's edition\Terror From the Deep. Now, open Windows Explorer from the start menu and go to that same directory. You should see the file xcom1fix.exe. Right-click on the icon of the file and while holding the mouse button, drag it to the desktop and let go. Select "Create Shortcut." Now double-click the shortcut you just created. The game should run. If it does not and you get an error box saying "Couldn't CreateProcess), go back to the UFO Defense directory in Windows Explorer and find the file called "terror" or "tftd" and rename the file to "Terror From the Deep" by right-clicking on the file and selecting "Rename".



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