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#1 Guest_rob_*

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Posted 20 October 2003 - 02:10 PM

I just picked up UFO aftermath and it got me in the mood for the original X-Com.I want to order it for the PC but I was not sure if it would work with XP.Any help is appreciated. I am sure this question has been asked a million times so I am willing to accept verbal assaults about my intelligence level as long as the answer is provided. Thanks :Blush:

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Posted 20 October 2003 - 02:25 PM

You are stupid. :D J/K

Anyway, the dos version doesn't really work too well in windows. Therefore you should get the CE (aka gold edition) from one of the links in the xc1 tech support forum. Also, you will need to get either f0dder's loader or Xcomutil (which comes with f0dder's loader) or the game will not work properly. Xcomutil and f0dder's loader can be found on this site.
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Posted 20 October 2003 - 02:28 PM

Much appreciated. :stupid:

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Posted 20 October 2003 - 03:14 PM

And...in order not to if-you-see-Kay up the graphics in the game, you gotta inactivate directxdraw.

in "run" yoiu type dxdiag.exe

and the under screen (or something similar) you deactivate direct draw.

And then it all works just fine!

Have fun :happybanana:

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Posted 20 October 2003 - 03:30 PM

And...in order not to if-you-see-Kay up the graphics in the game, you gotta inactivate directxdraw.

in "run" yoiu type dxdiag.exe

and the under screen (or something similar) you deactivate direct draw.

And then it all works just fine!

Have fun  :happybanana:

f0dder's loader does that for you ;)

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

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Posted 21 October 2003 - 09:19 AM

I lost a bid for the one on E-bay and Chips & Bits is sold out. Any suggestions? :crying:

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Posted 21 October 2003 - 11:42 AM

Yeah, look around here for a link....

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Posted 21 October 2003 - 12:55 PM

Dircetly on top of the Xcom 1: Tech Support forum should be a sticky.
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Posted 21 October 2003 - 03:22 PM

Dircetly on top of the Xcom 1: Tech Support forum should be a sticky.

go to My Webpage

Watch out for the desktop error though. Everyone once in a while you will get kicked off the game back to the desktop like you never played the game. Save frequently. :D

Edit* I have no idea why the website says "my webpage," but it's at www.xcomdl.com

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Posted 21 October 2003 - 03:23 PM

Really? I only have that problem when I prime a whole lot of grenades and set them to explode at the same time... :D
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Posted 22 October 2003 - 03:09 AM

i can easily crash x-com by setting a Blaster Launcher's waypoints all in the same spot and then launch. it's a killer :P

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

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 07:35 AM

Dircetly on top of the Xcom 1: Tech Support forum should be a sticky.

go to My Webpage

Watch out for the desktop error though. Everyone once in a while you will get kicked off the game back to the desktop like you never played the game. Save frequently. :D

Edit* I have no idea why the website says "my webpage," but it's at www.xcomdl.com

I can't access www.xcomdl.com is anyone else having problems gaining access? :huh?:

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 09:00 AM

yes, xcomdl seems down (quite some time now :whatwhat: , currently follow this link : http://www.xcomufo.c...=22&t=2623&st=0
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