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#1 MadTaco

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Posted 05 October 2003 - 12:44 AM

I am using X:COM UFO Defense from the PC Gamer's Classes Games CD-ROM that was released a few years ago, and I had previously installed and played the game perfectly and without flaw on an older Win98 SE system. Tonight I was feeling rather nostalgic ^_^ and decided to give it a whirl on XP. I of course encounted scrambeled graphics error, no problem, I used F0dder's patch. Everything works absolutely seamlessly except that I simply can't buy building for my base :o I click on the buy buildings option like normally, and have ample money to purchase and build a building, but I have no OK option, just the building descprtion and a Cancel option. Am I missing something very obvious or is something wrong with my installation?

Specs are:
512 MB DDR 2100hz RAM
1.8 GHZ Processor
VIA AC'97 Sound Driver
Nvidia GeForce3 Ti220 128MB Video Card
Windows XP Home Edition ( :crying: )

System regularly has no problems or issues.

Thanks for all your time, it is appreciated. ^_^

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Posted 05 October 2003 - 01:05 AM

Instead of searching for a OK button, you just have to move your cursor to an empty base tile. You'll see a flashing rectangle around the tile your cursor is. Then you just have to click the left mouse button and the building will be placed (it is required to place it next to an existing, finished building).

Edited by j'ordos, 05 October 2003 - 01:05 AM.

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#3 Micah

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Posted 06 October 2003 - 03:45 PM

Did it work?

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Posted 08 October 2003 - 05:11 PM

I am so ashamed :D Thank you.

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Posted 08 October 2003 - 07:39 PM

I assume it did then. Its ok, stupid mistakes happen to the best of us. For instance, once I accidentially sent a interceptor with twin cannons against a battleship. Needless to say, the interceptor didn't last too long. :)
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Posted 09 October 2003 - 09:34 AM

I am so ashamed  :D  Thank you.

No problem, I recall a person in the 'things you realised long after you should' thread who had the exact same problem :)
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Posted 10 October 2003 - 08:10 PM

Wait a second.... X-com 1 works on XP!?!?!?!?!? I tryed the demo and it doesnt work.

#8 j'ordos

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Posted 11 October 2003 - 01:17 AM

the demo woud be the old dos version I think, but the CE (collector's edition) has a good chance to work under windows (it's a rewrite to work under windows :) ), even XP :beer:
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#9 Cpl. Facehugger

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Posted 11 October 2003 - 06:27 AM

Yeah, I have xp and I play xcom 1 ce. The only problem with the ce is that you lose some music and the nice alien death screams. (now the aliens just moan when you kill them, instead of screech) :(
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Posted 11 October 2003 - 07:43 AM

and xcom1 ce's intro only has a background music, while the dos version's intro had both music and sound which was cooler.

too bad, now you will never know the ancient secrets of supsupers long gone avatar ;)

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