Problem Running The Game
Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:37 PM
I took my fresh '98 copy back to my comp as [COLOR=blue]soon as I could and installed it...but still it refused to work. Then I found UFO2000, downloaded the most recent stable file and copied the X-COM files just as the instructions said, but still no joy. Here's what it says when I try to run the game:
./init-scripts/main.lua:47: CheckDataFiles: can't open file 'C:/Program Files/UFO2000/XCOMDEMO/ufograph/man_1f1.spk' -and then it tells me to make sure I copied the original X-COM data files to the proper folder, which I have. (also, I do have the full version, not the demo)
Can anyone please help me install this gem of a game, once and for all on Windows XP??
Posted 21 February 2006 - 07:45 PM
Posted 21 February 2006 - 09:41 PM
if it aint, i have no idea
Posted 23 February 2006 - 10:21 AM
I receive this error message when I try running the original XCOM game:
16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem
The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.
CS:0000 IP:0075 OP:f0 00 f0 37 05 Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.
What do you make of this, and is there a way of running the original XCOM game on XP? If so, how? XCOM2000 works, which leads me to believe that XCOM proper should also work.
Posted 23 February 2006 - 11:30 AM
If you have the DOS version of X-COM:UFO I'd suggest you to get DosBox (http://dosbox.sourceforge.net) since it runs smoothly using it. If you have the Windows CE version seek instructions on how to run the game on the forums concerning X-COM:UFO.
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