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#1 Mandras

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 10:27 AM

I'm trying to use XcomUtil with the Dos version of X-Com UFO Defense (1.2). When I run XcuSetup.bat, it opens for a few seconds, displays all the options your supposed to answer Y/N to followed by CANNOT EXECUTE SDUMP.EXE or XCOMUTIL.EXE or XCOMUTRT.EXE, then abruptly closes.

Im using Windows XP, and I unzipped all the XcomUtil files into the X-COM game directory. Not sure whats wrong...

Here's what shows up:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
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C:\Documents and Settings\Sanatyr\Desktop\Copy of X-COM - UFO Defense>XcuSetup.b
at

XCOMUTIL Setup for XCOM/UFO
Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\XCOMUTIL.
EXE

Do you want to use the improved starting base? (N)
Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\SDUMP.EXE


Do you want to use the alternate starting base? (N)
Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\SDUMP.EXE

Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\XCOMUTIL.
EXE

Do you want to use the improved tanks? (Y)
Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\SDUMP.EXE

Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\XCOMUTIL.
EXE

Do you want to use the improved weapons? (Y)
Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\SDUMP.EXE

Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\XCOMUTIL.
EXE
Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\XCOMUTIL.
EXE

Do you want to use the new laser weapons? (N)
Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\SDUMP.EXE


Do you want to get research help from captured aliens? (N)
Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\SDUMP.EXE

Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\XCOMUTIL.
EXE

Do you want to see XcomUtil messages after combat? (N)
Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\SDUMP.EXE


Do you want stat strings added to the names of your troops? (Y)
Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\SDUMP.EXE


Do you want rank indicators added to the names of your troops? (Y)
Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\SDUMP.EXE


Do you want their number of kills added to the names of your troops? (Y)
Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\SDUMP.EXE


Do you want your troops automatically sorted before combat? (Y)
Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\SDUMP.EXE


Do you want to automatically re-equip your troops before combat? (Y)
Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\SDUMP.EXE


Do you want to eliminate mind control? (N)
Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\SDUMP.EXE

Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\XCOMUTIL.
EXE

Do you want automatic screening for Psi ability? (N)
Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\SDUMP.EXE


Do you want to fight all battles in daylight? (N)
Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\SDUMP.EXE


Do you want to fight all battles in darkness? (N)
Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\SDUMP.EXE

Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\XCOMUTIL.
EXE

Saving Old Farm and Desert Terrain

Restoring Old Farm and Desert Terrain

Do you want use the new Farm and Desert terrains? (Y)
Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\SDUMP.EXE


Creating New Farm and Desert Terrain

Do you want combat terrain to be randomized? (N)
Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\SDUMP.EXE


Do you want to be prompted before every ship attack? (N)
Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\SDUMP.EXE


Do you want the world map terrain to be randomized? (N)
Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\SDUMP.EXE


Do you want XcomUtil to randomly place terrain on the battlefield? (N)
Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\SDUMP.EXE


Do you want to randomize alien ship floorplans before each battle? (N)
Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\SDUMP.EXE


Do you want to randomize all of the alien ship floorplans now? (N)
Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\SDUMP.EXE


Do you want the random ships to have random shapes? (Y)
Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\SDUMP.EXE

Cannot execute C:\DOCUME~1\SANATYR\DESKTOP\COPY OF X-COM - UFO DEFENSE\XCOMUTRT.
EXE

You should read XCOMUTIL.TXT for more information.

To enable all of the features of XCOMUTIL, you must use RUNXCOM.BAT
to run the game.


C:\DOCUME~1\Sanatyr\Desktop\Copy of X-COM - UFO Defense>

#2 Pi Masta

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 03:21 PM

Ok, it's obvious you copied your XCOM folder (which is not a bad thing). Question is, did you copy the XCOM folder before you unzipped XCOMUtil in there?

Also, you might consider renaming your UFO folder. XCom was made in the good ol'days of short names, where I believe folders could only have 12 characters.

Most likely the problem is that for some reason it has a mangled and unmangled folder names, see below.

C:\DOCUME~1\Sanatyr\Desktop\Copy of X-COM - UFO Defense>
  ^mangled^				  ^ unmangle long name ^
  long name					  with spaces

So again try renaming it to something like UFO2, and double check that those files are in the folder.

EDIT: Are you sure you are using the DOS version? DOS version normally puts the folder name as UFO, windows (aka Collectors Edition or Gold Edition) puts X-COM - UFO Defense as the folder name. Not that it matters much other than a few bugs removed and a few added (well the blaster bomb is the major one).

Edited by Pi Masta, 24 February 2007 - 03:26 PM.


#3 Mandras

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 09:10 AM

Man! You were right. I must have forgotten I was workin with DOS here, where "spaces" don't exist. I renamed the directory "Xcom" and it finally worked. DosBox is even worse, it won't even recognize directories like "Documents and Settings" because of the spaces. Everything has to be one word and less than 12 characters.

#4 Zombie

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 11:13 AM

You could always use an underscore: _ instead of a space. Dos allows that, but it is sometimes inconvenient to use the shift key. ;)

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#5 BladeFireLight

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 02:58 PM

Man! You were right. I must have forgotten I was workin with DOS here, where "spaces" don't exist. I renamed the directory "Xcom" and it finally worked. DosBox is even worse, it won't even recognize directories like "Documents and Settings" because of the spaces. Everything has to be one word and less than 12 characters.

DosBox is emulateing dos and will not handle long file names. My solution has alwase to have c:\dosgames mount to C: and just let the old games install into what ever there default is.

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