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#1 One Man Band

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Posted 03 January 2004 - 10:07 PM

Hello folks...

I wanted to let everyone know that I'm working on both a (real) Windows version and a GBA version of XCOM 1.

The GBA version is a lot farther along than the Windows version (the GBA version is _much_ easier to do than the Windows version), but I'm bringing the Windows version up to speed now.

The reason I call the Windows version 'real' is because it will be purely event driven, instead of the linear way DOS expects. (That's why the GBA version is easier to develop than the Windows version; I just 'emulate' DOS on the GBA. Still, having said that, there's still a lot of screen reformatting to do for the GBA because the screen is so much smaller than DOS.)

I will post screenshots of each as soon as I figure out how to add an image to these messages. :huh?:


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Posted 03 January 2004 - 10:11 PM

So, are you part of a big developement company? More importantly, when will Xcom 1 for gba be available on shelves? (A ballpark estimate will suffice)
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Posted 03 January 2004 - 11:48 PM

Or are you doing this in your own time? and will be have to have special equipment to transfer the rom to a cartridge for the gba? You should be able to upload pics with no trouble. It's an option down below the post text. Click the "Browse..." button and select the image, then make the post.

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Posted 04 January 2004 - 04:14 AM

So, are you part of a big developement company?

That was my question too. Just to know how to get a copy from each version. From a shop or internet or is it free? How much does it cost if it isn't..?

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Posted 04 January 2004 - 02:50 PM

Can we have a free copy?!?!?!?!?
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Posted 05 January 2004 - 05:40 PM

Hello again folks...

Here are some Windows shots. Looks like I can only add one at a time, so I'll post a few.


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Posted 05 January 2004 - 05:42 PM

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 05:45 PM

Last Windows shot. I'll post the GBA shots later.


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Posted 05 January 2004 - 06:27 PM

GBA shot: 1 of 2 (sorry they're so big)

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 06:30 PM

Last one (for a while).

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 06:35 PM

So will these be for sale by a company or what?

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 06:47 PM

I want to know when the GBA version is getting released (and I can buy it.)
I hope it is ready by february vacation; That way, I can play Xcom on the plane! :)
Edit: Don't worry about the pic sizes. The 56kers will just have to suffer, unfourtnately for them.

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 07:30 PM

Well, it's my intent to approach the license holder (Atari, if I'm not mistaken) to see if they'd be interested in publishing it/them. (I have no idea if they would be or not.) I like to think that the GBA version has a shot because I would be able to fit it on a 4MB cartridge, lowering their cost-of-goods. It'll need a hefty save game device (256K flash), which will add to the cost, but it's still cheaper than an 8MB cart with a save game device.

I am doing them as a pet project, so I'm not on any rigid schedule. However, if they are interested in pursuing it, then I would up their priority.


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Posted 05 January 2004 - 07:50 PM

Well, I certainly hope they are intrested in persueing the GBA version. I mean, xcom on the GBA, while I'm waiting for a bus! It'd be perfect. Keep up the great work!
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Posted 05 January 2004 - 07:58 PM

I'm sure a Windows version will be much awaited as well :)

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 08:28 PM

With the original music and death screams I hope?
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Posted 05 January 2004 - 08:35 PM

Well, I certainly hope they are intrested in persueing the GBA version. I mean, xcom on the GBA, while I'm waiting for a bus! It'd be perfect.


Yeah, I would have thought a 'Portable XCOM' would be a slam dunk.


With the original music and death screams I hope?


The same sound effects, yes, but the Playstation music. Those with sharp eyes might already have spotted the Playstation Geoscape.

I plan to create a 'hybrid' XCOM: the core will be the PC version, but with Playstation additions (like the uniform UFOpedia with craft animations, and so on.)


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Posted 05 January 2004 - 09:01 PM

CAN I HAVE A FREE COPY OF THE GBA VERSION WHEN ITS DONE?
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Posted 06 January 2004 - 04:10 AM

CAN I HAVE A FREE COPY OF THE GBA VERSION WHEN ITS DONE?

Well, it's my intent to approach the license holder (Atari, if I'm not mistaken) to see if they'd be interested in publishing it/them.

Read it yourself..
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Posted 06 January 2004 - 02:10 PM

Come on, DS, it won't cost that much. No need to mooch off the nice man, the nice man who may be giving the world the gift of portable Xcom!!

As long as I have my original death screams in the windows version, im happy. Not those little moans like CE has. :(
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Posted 06 January 2004 - 07:43 PM

Some more Windows pics for you. :) 1 of 2

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Posted 06 January 2004 - 07:45 PM

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Posted 06 January 2004 - 08:22 PM

How much progress have you made so far on the gba version?
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Posted 07 January 2004 - 02:01 AM

Wow, looks cool! Keep up the good work :D
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Posted 07 January 2004 - 01:18 PM

It would be cool to play it on GBA....keep it up:)

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Posted 08 January 2004 - 08:33 PM

Will the windows version be free? Or will we have to pay for it? (For the third time for some of us...) :)
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Posted 09 January 2004 - 01:35 AM

Will you use the sounds from the original dos version or from the Collectors Edition? All of us in this forum really hopes you would use the original dos versions sounds.
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Posted 09 January 2004 - 08:02 AM

Will you use the sounds from the original dos version or from the Collectors Edition? All of us in this forum really hopes you would use the original dos versions sounds.

With the original music and death screams I hope?


The same sound effects, yes, but the Playstation music. Those with sharp eyes might already have spotted the Playstation Geoscape.

I plan to create a 'hybrid' XCOM: the core will be the PC version, but with Playstation additions (like the uniform UFOpedia with craft animations, and so on.)


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Edited by SupSuper, 09 January 2004 - 08:05 AM.

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

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Posted 09 January 2004 - 11:02 AM

Okay mr. quote :D

I hope he knows "original" means DOS version, not the CE..
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Posted 10 January 2004 - 12:13 PM

Yes, when we say 'original sounds' We mean the alien death screams from the DOS version. The "SCREECH!" instead of the CE's "Uhnn" pitiful moan.
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Posted 10 January 2004 - 05:46 PM

Hello again...

How much progress have you made so far on the gba version?


Not as much as the Windows version I'm afraid. _Every_ screen needs to be reformatted for the smaller screen, so it's a real pain in the neck.

Will the windows version be free? Or will we have to pay for it? (For the third time for some of us...) :)


I have no idea. That would be up to the publisher to decide (if they would even want to release it in the first place.)


I've attached another Windows shot for you. This time it's the new UFOpedia, specifically the Skyranger. (It's animated like the PSX version.)


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Posted 10 January 2004 - 06:24 PM

That pic reminds me of the TFTD usopedia.

Anyway, the biggest problem with CE (in my opinion) is the sounds. They suck. Your windows version will have the classic dos sounds, right?
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Posted 10 January 2004 - 07:35 PM

Anyway, the biggest problem with CE (in my opinion) is the sounds. They suck. Your windows version will have the classic dos sounds, right?


Yes. Classic DOS sounds and PSX music.


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Posted 11 January 2004 - 05:01 AM

That's great man! Thanks! One more thing though, will it have all the PSX version videos?
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Posted 11 January 2004 - 05:31 AM

hey! Tommy is in the background!

I love this! :LOL:

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Posted 11 January 2004 - 10:18 AM

One more thing though, will it have all the PSX version videos?


Yes, that is the plan. :)


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Posted 11 January 2004 - 10:31 AM

Thanks for including the original death screams. Will the GBA version have them too? (One can only hope... ;))
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Posted 11 January 2004 - 11:31 AM

Thanks for including the original death screams. Will the GBA version have them too? (One can only hope... )


Yes. I'm creating a single code- and data-base to create all the versions from. So if one version gets them, they all get them.


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Posted 11 January 2004 - 12:07 PM

Hallelueja! That is great. Thank you! :master:
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Posted 11 January 2004 - 02:20 PM

How's the progress going? Are those static screen shots or are they coded to have some actions already? When do you plan to get that windows version working?
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Posted 11 January 2004 - 07:59 PM

How's the progress going? Are those static screen shots or are they coded to have some actions already? When do you plan to get that windows version working?


The screen shots I have posted where while it was actually running in the game(s), so it's real code running, not mockups or anything else.


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Posted 12 January 2004 - 01:48 AM

Nice! Battlescape might take some time though?
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Posted 12 January 2004 - 08:58 PM

Dont forget a multiplayer feature!!!!!
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Posted 13 January 2004 - 12:27 AM

Dont forget a multiplayer feature!!!!!

? Multiplayer? That would be hard to implement in any other way than what ufo2000 has done.
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Posted 13 January 2004 - 12:52 AM

I would settle for a straight 'copy,' personally. I wouldn't know who to play multiplater xcom on the gba with, anyway, and ufo2000 is good enough for me at the moment.

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 03:32 AM

Just wondering if you've gotten infogrames permission to do this since Xenocide didn't?

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 04:11 AM

I understood he hasn't. At least yet. He's asking if they are interested later..
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Posted 14 January 2004 - 01:53 AM

Just wondering if you've gotten infogrames permission to do this since Xenocide didn't?

If you read his first few posts, you'll get your answer...

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 02:05 PM

But, Presumeably, they wouldn't say no, right? I mean, this guy comes to them with, essientially an already developed game (don't have to pay programmers 100$ a day!) which they can put on the market for no more than it costs to produce GBA cartridges. It is a win-win for infrogrames. (Or hasborg, or whoever owns the xcom liscence now)
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Posted 14 January 2004 - 02:13 PM

I wouldn't count on it Cpl. Facehugger, they didn't even bother to reply about Xenocide. In general companies that have aquired the rights to some old games don't give a damn about them and have zero interest in re-issuing them in any way. It would be a shame though if you'd have to make all that work for nothing One Man Band. Well, at least you could play them yourself :D

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