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#1 Guest_alex the greater_*

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Posted 09 September 2004 - 03:34 AM

nooooooooooooooooooo dount reaserch floater medics it will crash your game

floater medic=EVILL

#2 NKF

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Posted 09 September 2004 - 05:30 AM

It doesn't cause crashes for everyone. But it wouldn't hurt to be cautious nonetheless.

I, like many others, would always recommend leaving the medics till the very end when your scientists have nothing else to do. That way, bug or no bug, it doesn't really matter and you'll have most of the interrogations and autopsies done anyway.

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#3 Paladin

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Posted 09 September 2004 - 07:07 AM

Yup, the medics are the only way I was once able to complete my UFOpedia to include live Cyberdisks and Sectopods :D
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#4 The Master Maniac

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Posted 14 September 2004 - 10:27 PM

It appears the floater medics will forever remain a mystery amongst the annals of X-Com. There will be a time when our children look back and stare in awe at flickering computer monitors...wondering why in the heck their game crashed to desktop when doing a humble interrogation. Or something. Actually, I haven't tried researching a floater medic before, as I've only happened upon one once during a raid on an Abductor. I managed to stun him, only to liquidate his unconscious self with a grenade when I saw what he was. Guess I just didn't want a "contaminated" alien anywhere near my alien containment or something. *shiver*

#5 Paladin

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Posted 15 September 2004 - 09:17 AM

And when I started playing again after all tehse years, I thought it was the sectoid medics that was buggy, so I ended up with a bunch of floater medics and no sectoids... :crying:
"You're just jealous because the voices in my head only talk to me."

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then I have to write it down so it doesn't corrupt the rest of my brain.. "

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#6 Hoser

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Posted 16 September 2004 - 09:48 PM

Wow. I've never had this problem before, and I've played for 10+ years. (Still playing, though it's CE now)

#7 Paladin

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 08:51 AM

Oh, and are the Floater medics giving you any trouble?? :o
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then I have to write it down so it doesn't corrupt the rest of my brain.. "

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There is another which states that this has already happened.
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Posted 18 September 2004 - 08:43 AM

sectoid medics for me :(
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#9 Paladin

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 06:38 AM

What do you mean, they're the ones giving you trouble?? :huh?:
"You're just jealous because the voices in my head only talk to me."

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then I have to write it down so it doesn't corrupt the rest of my brain.. "

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There is another which states that this has already happened.
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#10 Guest_alex the greater_*

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Posted 24 September 2004 - 05:26 PM

maby all medics are evill
maby thay infect your base whith a alien virus

#11 Redbull

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 10:47 AM

maby all medics are evill
maby thay infect your base whith a alien virus

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When you have problems to research an alien, switch to an other language!

I always have problems with the research of the Schlangenmensch ( german -> Snakeman english ). When my Schlangenmensch Project will be completed the game crashes, but when I start the game in english and just finish the researchproject, the game will move on. So I save after the project was finished and quit. Than I start the game in german and everything is ok, ufopedia report of the Schlangenmensch is fine, everything works. It is just the moment when the research is finished, that will crash the game.

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#12 Pherdnut

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 12:55 PM

Never seen the medic issue come up. I've played on original DOS, a 1997 DOS version from a Microprose strategy classics set and playstation versions.

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 08:42 PM

I used to have the medic issue (Floaters AND sectoids) on my old computer when it had Windows 98. When I upgraded to Windows XP, I didn't know about the video fix so I just sat there angerly.

Now I have it on two other XP computer with video fix, and I don't have any such problems. In fact, I'm pretty resistant to bugs now compared to before. Perhaps the number of bugs is random at the instalation process?

Edited by Dover, 05 March 2006 - 08:44 PM.


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Posted 05 March 2006 - 10:29 PM

Wasnt an issue for the PSX version.....playing TFTD nowadays and dont research em cause they give ufopedia on alien races that might need "original" (Deep ones for example) research to continue trees

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 12:00 PM

Researching floater medics crash game?!

heck when i research them once the project is finished it comes up with random Research reports.. like last time it came up with live cyberdisc research report.. so thats how i got live cyberdisc in my UFOpedia :D:D

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 01:28 PM

erm researching medics gives information on other aliens, doesnt matter whether it be a floater medic or sectoid or anything else. Pretty much the onlyway to get a cyberdisk report.

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 12:00 AM

That's how floater medics are meant to behave. And if they aren't crashing your game, then huzzah, it's time to crack out the confetti and celebrate. Your game is working correctly! ;)

Unfortunately the same isn't true for all players, and the random alien research from the floater medics cause the game to crash (or some other weird combination that causes a regular crash).

The best advice I've seen is to just hold off on the medics until the very last, when you've got nothing left to do and have everything you need to win the game. That way, bug or no bug, it won't be a problem.

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