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#1 Drengor

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 09:44 PM

I've been replaying using dosbox 0.73. Mostly it's working fine, but occasionally (usually after 10 or more tactical missions), it will say to insert CD when launching a tactical mission. At this point I am hosed, and frequently lose several game days going back to the last save. I suspect it is possible to launch tacp.exe directly after one of these instances and resume, or at least be able to save from that spot. Does anyone know the commandline to launch tacp.exe successfully? All of my attempts thus far have failed.

#2 j'ordos

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 09:29 AM

Don't know how to do that, but if you're using the steam version, have you tried this?

Q. Why does Apocalypse ask for the CD, and how do I fix it?
Answer found here

Find ...\steamapps\common\xcom apocalypse\cd.iso
Mount cd.iso using Daemon Tools, or open it using a high-quality archiver like WinRAR.

Copy the following folders to ...\steamapps\common\xcom apocalypse\XCOMA
MAPS
RAWSOUND
smk
TACDATA
TACEXE
TACINI
UFODATA
UFOEXE
UFOPAEDI
To repair damage by attempting to install this fix, have steam "verify integrity" on Apocalypse.


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#3 Drengor

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:05 PM

I have the actual CD from the original release. I have done a full install, and copied the music file over. It only fails the CD check once out of every 10-20 times going into tactical.. just rare enough to catch me not having saved several times. :( It does appear the 'steam version' is just the .iso and dosbox 0.72 though, which is interesting.

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:29 PM

Hmm no idea then unfortunately. Perhaps you can try installing the nocd crack, it might skip the message and continue?
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Posted 29 January 2010 - 08:41 AM

I think it's the problem with dos box, I get this message when going into a mission, tho not as often as you.

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 11:37 AM

I've been replaying using dosbox 0.73. Mostly it's working fine, but occasionally (usually after 10 or more tactical missions), it will say to insert CD when launching a tactical mission. At this point I am hosed, and frequently lose several game days going back to the last save. I suspect it is possible to launch tacp.exe directly after one of these instances and resume, or at least be able to save from that spot. Does anyone know the commandline to launch tacp.exe successfully? All of my attempts thus far have failed.

If this is the Steam release: I'd lift the files from the ISO into the main install. The procedure is documented on the Steam forums (do not have link at hand).

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 03:19 PM

Using the xcomapoc.exe that comes with the demo works, it launches the battlescape directly. Only problem is that it doesn't return to the cityscape afterwards :)
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