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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:42 AM
I believe I have v1.0 DOS. Is there anyway to confirm the version?
Now I hear upgrading to 1.4 will break the sound effects. I also notice theres a UFO voice patch, but it says if I apply it, it will convert it to CE. I don;t want to run the Windows version I want to run the DOS version so I can use Dosbox (to play on PC and Mac and can alter speed).
I would also be interested in applying any unofficial bug fixes and enhancements. But not additions which drastically alter gameplay, just restore the game to what it *should* be (or close).
So how do I get the best DOS version?
Posted 09 February 2011 - 04:55 PM
It´s highly adjustable. With it, you can change almost anything or nearly nothing.
By default it fixes only the annoying difficulty-Bug and the cut-off-section-in-base-defense-bug. But it has some nice features which will only make the game a bit more comfortable without changing the original game balance (like auto equipping soldiers before each battle or re-arranging the troops in the transport.)
Another fine feature is the alternate starting base. You can change the placement of the buildings in the first base, which is just stupid.
EDIT: XcomUtil will also show you your Game Version :-)
Edited by biggsboggs, 09 February 2011 - 04:57 PM.
Posted 10 February 2011 - 12:03 AM
It's just my opinion, but I think you should go for the 1.4 patch.
But even with that you still want a fix for the difficulty bug. There is a way to manually fix this if you're happy to do a bit of hex editing (or use MS-Edit), but of course Xcomutil is probably the easiest way to fix it. I recommend getting the new 9.7 Beta off http://www.bladefirelight.com/
Bladefirelight's the new developer of the utility and has made is so that all of the changes that XComutil might make to your game are optional, so you aren't stuck with mods that you never wanted.
Edited by NKF, 10 February 2011 - 12:14 AM.
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Posted 11 February 2011 - 01:00 PM
You could also apply the XComutil fixes outside of Dosbox to get the difficulty bug fix, and just run the game via the normal means in Dosbox.
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