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Posted 30 October 2003 - 04:24 PM

After a few frustrating hours, I finally managed to get Apocalypse to install from my CD using a DOSBox. However, this only permits the 60MB installation.

If I run setup and Apocalypse using VDMSound I get as far as the intro, then I get a flashing cursor top left and it crashes back to the desktop. According to the bug FAQ this is a common problem. I followed the steps in the FAQ but now when I run XCOM3.BAT I don't even get as far as the intro (with or without VDMSound).

In truth, I am not sure that I am implementing x3cdfix properly. I am hoping that some kind soul out there will spell out what I should do in words of one syllable ...

Do I need the mouse and svga fixes? I have tried various combinations and nothing seems to work.

I am running Win2k on an Athlon 2000 with an Audigy sound card. Help will be much appreciated :blink:

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Posted 31 October 2003 - 11:43 AM

I've been using "x3cdfix" as I can't find "xcom3crk.zip". Perhaps this is my problem? Could some kind soul please tell me where I can find xcom3crk.zip ... :wacko:

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Posted 31 October 2003 - 12:06 PM

x3cdfix requires you to have the full installation (200Mb), why are you unable to do a full install?
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Posted 01 November 2003 - 06:26 AM

When I try to install normally I get the files/buffers error. I couldn't seem to fix it by editing config.sys using sysedit. The only way I have been able to get the game to install at all is by running install.exe from within DOSBox. However, it says I only have 100MB space available on my hard drive and won't let me do the full install. I tried to mimic the full install by copying all of the files from XCOM3 on the CD to my game directory. Then I use "x3cdfix" and "mouse2kv" and the graphics patches. Once I've done all this it won't even get as far as the intro <_<

Can you suggest a possible fix for me to do a full install?

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Posted 01 November 2003 - 10:04 AM

Why didn't editing the config.sys work? Aren't you able to just ignore the buffer error and continue with the install? What happens when you 'can't even get to the intro'?
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Posted 01 November 2003 - 10:06 AM

Hmm, My buffers says 40/0 and I can still run the game (Plays well too!) :D
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Posted 01 November 2003 - 10:13 AM

Hmm, My buffers says 40/0 and I can still run the game (Plays well too!) :D

yep, same here :) . also, just noticed the incorrect hard drive space info has nothing to do with dosbox, you'll have to delete something or move something to a different hard drive and hope the installer will then detect enough :) .
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Posted 01 November 2003 - 12:27 PM

When I try to install normally I get the 40/0 files/buffers error. When I try to proceed with the installation, it gets as far as the screen saying it will install to c:\xcoma then crashes to the desktop.

I edited config.sys to show 20 files and buffers, but after rebooting the 40/0 error still occurs. I really don't know why :unsure:

When I use the various fixes and try to launch the game with a "doctored" batch file, I just get a black screen with a white cursor top left.

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Posted 01 November 2003 - 04:32 PM

MUA AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

I decided that I wasn't gonna get anywhere with Win2k, so I sat down with my trusty screwdriver and two broken PC's ... two hours later I have a working PC with a Win95/Win2k dual boot!!

However, I can't get sound to work in the game although it's working fine in Windows. It's a nasty AC'97 on-board thingy with Soundblaster emulation. Any ideas how I can get it work - or even how I can find out the settings (220-7-1 or whatever)?

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Posted 02 November 2003 - 01:35 PM

Well, wouldn't the autodetect work under win95? Otherwise, you could try the win95/98/Me version of VDMSound, although it's still experimental....
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Posted 02 November 2003 - 03:30 PM

After all that, I managed to get Apocalypse working under Win2k on the "new" PC ... I think it's because I was able to do a full install under Win95.

However, I have figured out how to mount a drive in DOSBos with enough space for me to do a full install. Let's see if I can get it working on my main PC. I'll report back with the final verdict.

Mind you, whatever happens now, at least I can play again! :rock:

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Posted 02 November 2003 - 03:56 PM

Xcom crack has been added in the 1st post of the thread: Apocalypse works Win2k

sorry for being late to add it :wacko:

Edited by Mark0, 02 November 2003 - 03:56 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2003 - 11:10 AM

Hmm, I managed to do a full install but for some reason it still won't run under Win2k on my main PC, but will work under Win2k on my "cobbled together" PC ... curiouser and curiouser :huh:

Let me try that other crack ...

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Posted 04 November 2003 - 03:00 PM

Still can't get it to work on my "proper" PC :cussing:

Mind you, I've decided to cut my losses and just play the bloody game :LOL:

Thanks to all who posted, particularly j'ordos ...



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