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#1 SupSuper

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Posted 13 September 2004 - 08:23 AM

Yes, can you tell me what is in these pictures that's based on / from X-Com?
It's not that hard ;)

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#2 Paladin

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Posted 13 September 2004 - 08:40 AM

OMG!!! :o

*SPOILER*
What are a Skyranger and a harvester doing there??
What IS this game anyway??
Looks like the good Ol' Transport Tycoon™!!
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#3 SupSuper

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Posted 13 September 2004 - 08:57 AM

Yes it is the good old Transport Tycoon (Deluxe edition).
The screenshots are from the "UFO lands on your track, craft comes and destroys UFO along with some of your track" disaster. I had got this disaster lots, but only now that I took a screenshot of the disaster and pay careful attention (and I've played X-Com. First time I got that disaster I still hadn't), i can clearly tell that's the Skyranger and Harvester of X-Com. :D

more info here: http://www.xcomufo.c...?showtopic=2592

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#4 Paladin

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Posted 13 September 2004 - 11:47 AM

Geez, I did not know thaey had made a deluxe edition out of this one... I used to play Transport Tycoon on the same 486 that had XCOM on it, then on a 166MHz... :D
Do you still play TT?
Is it playable on a "mordern" computer?
Is there anyway to get it??? ^_^
"You're just jealous because the voices in my head only talk to me."

"I only think this stuff up ..
then I have to write it down so it doesn't corrupt the rest of my brain.. "

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There is another which states that this has already happened.
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#5 SupSuper

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Posted 14 September 2004 - 09:02 AM

i used to not know about the Deluxe Edition too. it's not the best there is, but it's still better than the first TT :)
Yes I still play TT.
TTD is playable on modern computers.
Well, TT/TTD is abandonware iirc, so here: http://www.the-under...ame.php?id=1631

Oh and you might want to check Chris Sawyer's Locomotion (i have it :P ) and Transport Tycoon Forums

Glad to find yet another TT fan :D

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Posted 14 September 2004 - 09:43 AM

Geez, I did not know thaey had made a deluxe edition out of this one... I used to play Transport Tycoon on the same 486 that had XCOM on it, then on a 166MHz... :D
Do you still play TT?
Is it playable on a "mordern" computer?
Is there anyway to get it???  ^_^

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#7 Paladin

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Posted 14 September 2004 - 09:45 AM

Ooooo
That's Real Cool!!! :party:

Now if only we had a time machine of some kind... I still need to find more time on XCOM, this is not going to help ^_^
thanks!! :happybanana:
"You're just jealous because the voices in my head only talk to me."

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then I have to write it down so it doesn't corrupt the rest of my brain.. "

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There is another which states that this has already happened.
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#8 The Master Maniac

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Posted 14 September 2004 - 10:10 PM

You know what, guys? Let's all put our heads together to make a game and hint at little X-Com bits and...oh. Project Xenocide. Right.

Yeah, we're not the only ones who're into the mighty X-Com, though, it seems. Apparently Deus Ex-creator Warren Spector has a thing for the game and went out of his way to included a couple little easter eggs of his own into the original game. It's not that hard to spot them, really...

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Posted 14 September 2004 - 11:35 PM

really? ive beaten Deus Ex like 7 times on realistic - i havent seen anything xcom-like (other than the stereotypical greys) - maybe im just bad at that kind of thing.


Off topic - i love the unreal engine... so me-friendly. i made my own shock rifle (for UT) that had a travel time and a wicked noise (as it flew by - impact noises too depending on what it hit)... i used code from LazyMatrix for the projectile... Sorry for the O-T , but you reminded me and im sleep deprived. anyone wants to check it out its www.geocities.com/x0563511 - look for RIG.zip, SkaarjGun.zip and NoGib.zip. Readme's included. Please dont abuse my name, address, and phone number thats in the resume - that would upset me...

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#10 Paladin

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Posted 15 September 2004 - 09:05 AM

Really, what kind of Easter Eggs??
:D
"You're just jealous because the voices in my head only talk to me."

"I only think this stuff up ..
then I have to write it down so it doesn't corrupt the rest of my brain.. "

"There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.
There is another which states that this has already happened.
-Douglas Adams (The Hitchhicker's Guide to the Galaxy)"

#11 AWOL Joe

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 11:46 PM

Another Easter Egg from X-Com in another game: Silent Storm has a hidden weapon that strongly resembles the X-Com Laser Rifle.

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#12 Gurluas2000

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 07:58 AM

TT is in my opinion better than TTD
dunno why but the terrain and other stuff looks good.
anyway i noticed this easteregg long ago... it comes first after year 2000

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 10:32 PM

Yes, can you tell me what is in these pictures that's based on / from X-Com?
It's not that hard ;)


Yes I play TTD, and it always upsets me when I have NOTHING to launch against the aliens. I have a fleet of aircraft, and not a weapon on one of them!!!! ARgh!

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 02:51 PM

My god, 2 year thread necromancy!

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