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Runnning Xcom Apoc Under Winxp

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#1 Guest_mephi_*

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 12:26 PM

i read some threads about installing xcom apoc under win xp, but its realy difficult for me to understand.
is there a easy way to install it?

btw. i installed it and the isntaller said he found not enough memory cache..
after install i started it and the movie apeared. the sound came very shitty und after the movie the game screen to desktop...

i tried dosbox but the programm didnt start..
a friend said something about a crack, so dosbox dont read the cd(what causes the abort) but i found none on gcw..

and now i came on this page and after reading several threadsma head is smoking ^^
they're a bit to difficult... :Brickwall: :Tantrum: :Help: :blink2: :huh?:

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 02:52 PM

i tried this for xp

but it doesnt work..
im going crazy... the only thing that changed is that the movie dont appear und when i press escape i get to desktop...

#3 chispa60



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Posted 10 August 2005 - 02:13 PM

Well after looking at various faqs and methods, this is what I've done to get Apoc to run under Win XP.

First, it is possible to run Apoc without using either Dosdox or VMWare. Granted you'll lose some functionality (i.e. music and sound).

Second, the method I used is somewhat dubious since it involves using so many different programs/modifications to make it work.

The procedure?

After doing a optimal (Full) install of Apoc:
1. Edit Config.sys to include files=40 and buffers=40
2. Find the no-cd crack for Apoc
3. Find mouse2vk or mousectl to use inconjuction with Apoc (or have a really slow cusor).
4. Edit properties for xcomapoc.exe (and any .bat files you're using to run the game) to have compability for win95, disable visual themes, run in 640 x 480 and run in 256 colors.

5. If using a .bat file apend SKIP after xcomapoc.exe, this skips cinematics which don't work to well for me.

Anyways, after all of that the game worked for me. Going to have to try Dosdox and VMWare if I get a chance.

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 06:35 AM

after all i got it running with this method:

i have sound and music, but no movies.

the problem is that i cant scroll left or up

if i touch the left or upper border the screen shakes an then it scrolls right oder down

scrolling left or down is no problem...

i think it has to do with mousectl.com which i downloaded..

Edited by mephi, 11 August 2005 - 06:36 AM.

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 12:27 PM

Yes, mousectl if configured incorrectly does that, unfortunately no one seems to know the right values for mousectl to work with xcom3 :)
If you can live with the somewhat slower mouse speed you can safely turn it off.
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Posted 12 August 2005 - 04:23 AM

i got used to it..
on my laptop the keys for changing floors is right next to die arrows for srolling
so its easy to handle

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