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#1 kvn8907

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 04:04 PM

A few weeks ago, I got some sort of patch for X-COM UFO Defence that slowed it down to its regular speed, from going at about 30 minutes a second when set on 5 seconds to 5 seconds a second when set on 5 seconds. However, yesterday I had to reboot the computer, and though I saved the game saves and installation file I got from the internet and re-installed the game, I don't remember what the patch was called, or even where I got it from except it was from some forum that said the patch used to have an error regarding scientists, but that error was fixed now. So now, I'm back to one of the problems I had when I first started playing the game, with game speed troubles. I think that's the only trouble I have, since I have the ldr_XCOM1 patch, the sound and intro video is fine, and though I used to have troubles with random crashes until I got a patch, I havn't been able to play the game long enough since yesterday to know if that problem's reappeared too. Turbo has no effect on the game at any percent speed, and Mo'Slo Delux quits before the program could even start. I was wondering, first if anyone knew of a patch which makes the game progress at a normal speed, or failing that (likely, since if I can't even remember much about it, what I've said is all I remember, and the only way I can think of of finding it is if someone here has heard of and/or used the patch before), a way to get UFO Defence to run at a normal speed again.

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 07:42 AM

Oops. Man is my face red :( . I solved the problem before even 10 people viewed the post.

You see, before I rebooted my computer, I saved everything in my Downloads folder to a CD. As a shot in the dark, I decided to simply go through the files and see if any were the one I was talking about. Whatdaya know, one was a WinRAR file titled "ufoeuet_2005_03_28", containing a registry edit program, an about and install readme, plus a "UFO Defense" and "ufoeuet" file. I followed the install instructions, and when I loaded X-COM, it was running at its normal 5 second intervals. Baring any trouble with sudden crashes (God forbid), the game should probably run fine now.

Sorry I didn't check through my Downloads folder before posting. Granted, still don't remember where I got it from, but now, I don't really care. Wish me luck with X-COM :).

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 12:16 PM

hey how did you slow it down im not computer wiz so can you step by step it for me i have the windows version but its way to fast!!!!

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 02:14 PM

hey how did you slow it down im not computer wiz so can you step by step it for me i have the windows version but its way to fast!!!!

I was going to say you could message me your e-mail address, but then I decided to try to uplad it to http://www.fileul.com. However, that website's having some internal server problems lately, so back to plan A.

joker1080, message me your e-mail address. I'll message you mine so you can add me (and my message doesn't get blocked my any spam filters your e-mail website might have), then I'll send you the ufoeuet_2005_03_28 file. It comes with instuctions on how to use it, and if you follow them you shouldn't have a speed problem with UFO Defence anymore.

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 08:27 PM

Good news everyone! (kudos to anyone who knows where that's from :))

Fileul's back to normal.

Anyone who wants the UFO Defense bugfix (and speed fix) can get it at http://www.FileUL.co...p?file=O0fYx4Vl

Edited by kvn8907, 24 August 2006 - 08:27 PM.


#6 Adun_Toridas

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 08:35 PM

please bud... could you send me the patch? I'd like to have that but the URL you posted is quite broken...

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 09:03 PM

please bud... could you send me the patch? I'd like to have that but the URL you posted is quite broken...


Yeah, I've gotten the same trouble on another forum, where I used the site to upload the full version of "Operation: Inner Space", but it seems that fileul.com is down. Pity too, because I got a few dozen downloads for that file, if I remember correctly. Does anyone here know another good site where I could upload the patch so others could download it from a link?

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 10:27 PM

StrategyCore has a great selection of patches and fixes for the X-COM series in it's Files Section. You are welcome to upload it there if you want. :)

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 05:21 AM

Has any1 got these files still? the links do not work :(

#10 kvn8907

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 03:29 PM

Has any1 got these files still? the links do not work :(



Back up again.

Try it now.

#11 kvn8907

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 10:56 AM

Also, since Fileul.com has been so unreliable lately, I uploaded it to another file site so people can get it even when Fileul.com is offline.

http://FastFreeFileH...-03-28-zip.html

#12 Adun_Toridas

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 11:54 AM

It works, It works!!! We finally got a solution!!!

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 11:07 PM

It works, It works!!! We finally got a solution!!!



Try Enabling "VSync" or "Forcing Frame Limit" in your video options. This tends to help with the speed issues in a lot of older games. (Including Xcom.)
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 09:12 AM

Hi again... It has passed some time an now i'm back to Xcom.

 

Can someone please upload the patch? I can not download it from anywhere, thanks.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:04 AM

hi

 

for slow down you can also use small programs

like 'cpugrab' :)

 

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Edited by yarrow, 17 April 2013 - 01:04 AM.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:56 AM

Also as long as you get the latest copy of Dosbox, that handles the game speed quite well on faster computers in this day and age. The patch originally discussed here is probably 7 years old now, Dosbox's ability to handle the X-Com games has improved a lot over that time.

 

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