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Ultimate solution for running XcomCE on XP, Vista, Win7


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#1 SPGremlin

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 11:30 PM

If you just can't start xcom on your PC with any patches available (numerous loaders, XcomUtil, Extender e.t.c.), consider using a virtual machine!

I just made it to work awesome using VMWare Workstation 7 (30-days trial can be downloaded from vmware.com), created a virtual machine with a clean XP install (it is absolutely easy: vmware will make it by itself, automatically, when you create a machine. You only need to enter a cd-key and point it to a distribution CD or downloaded .ISO).


There, on a vmware clean XP install, everything just works:) The best playset IMHO:

Xcom1 CE (Gold)
+ Sed76' Ufo Extender (http://www.ufopaedia...itle=User:Seb76)
+ you'll also need Microsoft VC2008 Runtime to run Extender
+ download music from http://www.xcomufo.com/x1music.html into "UFO Defense\MP3"
+ Set up Extender:

[Music]
Apply=1

[Mod]
HQ4x=1
D3D=0
D3D Windowed=1
Clip Cursor=1
Scale Mouse=1

Other settings - on your tastes.

+ In my case (Core2Duo 2.4, low-end Nvidia discrete graphics, 1680x1050 native LCD res) the game run rather slow until i decreased guest OS (VMWare) resolution to 1024x768.

That's all - no black screen on startup, very pleasant upscaling graphics postfilter, no crashes, no speed problems, no mouse problems, no stucked music on tactical phase + other pleasant mods

#2 Warface

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 10:06 AM

Seb's Loader works flawlessly with CE.



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