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#1 Blehm 98

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Posted 15 February 2004 - 10:51 AM

Whenever i try to play xcom it just says Bad Command or File Name. :cussing:
please tell me how to fix it
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Posted 15 February 2004 - 10:53 AM

Which one? :huh?: UFO Def or TFTD?

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Posted 15 February 2004 - 11:00 AM

UFO defense on 98 and TFTD on xp
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Posted 15 February 2004 - 11:03 AM

Youre having problems with both? I know that for X-com UFO Def there is a patch that enbles Direct-Draw for XP but i don't know were to get it...
EDIT: I used the same patch to play UFO Def on Win Millenium.

Edited by Black Dash, 15 February 2004 - 11:05 AM.


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Posted 15 February 2004 - 12:59 PM

I take it you're using the DOS version. Get the CE (check the pinned topic on top of this forum).
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#6 Blehm 98

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Posted 15 February 2004 - 01:05 PM

i have no idea which version i am using, only that it is 1.0. if it is for dos, then i don't know anything
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Posted 15 February 2004 - 01:06 PM

1.0 is dos if I remember correctly. You should get either Dosbox or the CE version.
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Posted 16 February 2004 - 12:10 AM

Hang on, hang on.

Bad command or filename?

Is the game installed? It doesn't matter what version of the game you have, if it's not installed, all you'll get would be 'bad command or filename' from the command console. If you have installed it, check to see that the file you use to run the game is there - or if it comes in any other variations. For example, older versions of UFO (v1.0 mostly), used to come with small.bat, full.bat and go.bat - you can even use runxcom.bat if you've installed XComutil. Later versions of UFO just use ufo.bat or ufocd.bat (which calls ufo.bat but with one additional paramter)

If you're using a shortcut, is it pointing to the right directory? Open up its properties and make sure its working directory and its target filename is correct.

Or if you're using the command prompt, are you in the game directory before typing the name of the batch/com file that starts up UFO/TFTD?

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Posted 16 February 2004 - 09:06 AM

INSTALL C:/xcom/ufo
i use that, and then it puts that. And how do i put ufo on windows XP? It says i need to do the install thingy, and XP doesn't have a command line for its "My Computer"
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Posted 16 February 2004 - 09:17 AM

Use the patch i told u about. Sorry if i can't pipoint u where it is... i got it because it was already in the crack section of the cd i have.

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Posted 16 February 2004 - 09:21 AM

"i've only heard of the 1.4 patch, if one works, then you are my favorite gamer. Look at my xcom forums. If you apply, I'll make you a moderator O:) :flame: :alienmad:
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Posted 16 February 2004 - 09:24 AM

Hehehe... it was nothing :wink: . :D We gotta help others in need. ^_^
Even if it dosen't work it was o good try... -_-

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Posted 16 February 2004 - 08:26 PM

Copy it and send it too me.....It should be on your CD
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Posted 08 March 2004 - 10:29 PM

I'm having problems installing XCOM, too. I have DOS 1.0 and it says "goto was not expected at this time"

What gives?

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Posted 08 March 2004 - 11:00 PM

Speaking of the XP command console, you can access it by:

start > programs > accessories > command prompt

Or you can just go to start >run and then type in cmd and hit enter.

If you to use it a lot, you might want to put a shortcut in the start menu (you can also look for the nifty MSdos 6.x icon in moricons.dll, which still exists, for those of you that still remember it)

Those who've used the command console from Dos 5 to 6, Windows 95 or Windows 98 might be a little disappointed with the XP variant of the DIR command, but hey, it's still there if you need it.

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