This patch is for X-COM UFO CE (Collector's Edition). It will allow you to play the mp3 music from the PlayStation version. For this patch to work, you need Windows 2000/XP/Vista (using NTFS) and Windows Media Player.
This patch also includes the mouse fix that causes the mouse to move off screen in the bottom left of the screen.
To enable the mouse fix, run XComMusic.exe with the switch '-MOUSEFIX'.
For resolutions over 640x480, specify the correction using '-MOUSEFIX <max_x>x<max_y>' e.g. -MOUSEFIX 319x199
To run a 2nd launcher with this patch, use the following switch '-LAUNCHER <EXE_NAME>'.
This patch does not come with any warranty. Use it at your own risk, I am not liable for any damages you may suffer using it.
Instructions * READ CAREFULLY *
This patch requires the Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0.
Windows Vista users must enable Last Access updates by using the following command:
(A reboot of the computer is required for the change to take effect.)
fsutil behavior set disablelastaccess 0
Disable Antivirus while playing
Antvirus software will overwrite the LastAccessTime causing no music to play.
This patch was updated for Windows 7 to prevent/reduce the flicking caused by Media Player 12.
If you still experience excessive flickering, make sure Media Player is not already running prior to
starting the game. The Windows slideshow gadget should also be closed, as this uses Media Player and
will cause flickering.
The newer patch is untested under Windows 2000 and XP. If it does not work, use the old music patch written in VB6.
1) First BACKUP your sound folder at '\UFO Defense\SOUND'!!!
2) Rename the following files in '\UFO Defense\SOUND'
GMINTRO1.MID --> GMINTRO1_alt.MID
GMINTRO2.MID --> GMINTRO2_alt.MID
GMINTRO3.MID --> GMINTRO3_alt.MID
GMLOSE.MID --> GMLOSE_alt.MID
GMWIN.MID --> GMWIN_alt.MID
3) Download the music at http://www.xcomufo.com/x1music.html
4) Rename them to the following:
Geoscape 1 --> GMGEO1.mp3
Geoscape 2 --> GMGEO2.mp3
Geoscape 3 --> GMGEO3.mp3
Geoscape 4 --> GMGEO4.mp3
Briefing 1 --> GMDEFEND.mp3
Briefing 2 --> GMENBASE.mp3
Debriefing --> GMMARS.mp3
Dogfight --> GMINTER.mp3
Final Briefing --> GMSTORY.mp3
Battlescape 1 --> GMTACTIC.mp3
Battlescape 2 --> GMTACTIC2.mp3
Mission Accomplished --> GMNEWMAR.mp3
5) Move the mp3 files (you have just downloaded and renamed) to '\UFO Defense\SOUND'.
6) Extract the mid files included in this zip to '\UFO Defense\SOUND', overwriting any files as necessary.
7) Extract the XComMusic.exe and Interop.WMPLib.dll to '\UFO Defense'.
To start the game, simply start it using 'XComMusic.exe -MOUSEFIX'.
For those of you who like the feel of the PlayStation Geoscape shown below and want it in their PC Version of X-COM Enemy Unknown, click here
Added updated version, for better Windows 7 support and custom mousefix resolutions.
Added new version, re-written in .Net Framework with Windows Vista support.
New version (.Net - 2K?, XP?, Vista? and Windows 7): MusicPatch3.zip (118Kb)
Last version (.Net - 2K?, XP? and Vista): MusicPatch2.zip (116Kb)
First version (VB6 - Win9x, 2K & XP only): MusicPatch.zip (20Kb)
Edited by SpyMaster, 22 February 2010 - 10:27 PM.