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#1 Cubik

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 08:17 AM

x-com.co.uk

A very interesting site, they have a forum that is almost as big as ours, and they have a "Fan Ideas" section in their forum.

I think that we should do some promoting for ourselfs here, I haven't done since I think that it's up to the project leaders' to decide.

#2 Anglachel

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 08:37 AM

Surely they have know about the site, I have known about them for about as long as I have known about this site, like 6 months. They say the page started back in January 2001.

#3 Cubik

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 10:02 AM

But why don't we had a link there, then? It would seem a very good place to pick up some people from....

Edited by Cubik, 03 June 2003 - 10:02 AM.


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Posted 03 June 2003 - 09:49 PM

They know about us and got a good review in this post.

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 11:33 PM

They know about us and got a good review in this post.

"Go to http://www.xcomufo.com and check out their remake of X-COM, called "Xenocide". Thier Geoscape looks godly. If your Geoscape doesn't look as godly as that one then... you should either wait for Xenocide to come out or make a bad donkey game! "

i like that!!
it means you guys are making an excellent JOB in Xeno :D :beer: :beer:


about xcom.co.uk ive known this site since i had problems with my apoc. since i managed to fix my mouse ,sound and made the game run. i went back rarely. i check the forums and leave.

#6 Micah

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Posted 04 June 2003 - 12:35 AM

XTC - X-COM Tactical Command has been around for quite a few years, probably around 5.

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Posted 04 June 2003 - 12:50 AM

i hung out at all those sites for a long time until i finally found a review of this site and low and behold....here I am.

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Posted 04 June 2003 - 01:03 AM

"If your Geoscape doesn't look as godly as that one then... you should either wait for Xenocide to come out or make a bad donkey game!"

Heh, it's always fun to hear people say nice things about projects you are working on.

I'm just wondering why we have don't have a link pointing here from their site. As I said, there seems to be lots and lots of people who loves X-Com gatherd there. A link could perhaps snare in a few unsuspecting souls.... MOHAAAHAHAHAH :devillaugh: .

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#9 Micah

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Posted 04 June 2003 - 09:21 PM

That is an interesting question, and there is a sordid and dark history to the reasons there is not a link either from there to here, or from here to there....

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Posted 05 June 2003 - 12:36 AM

"It was in the dark ages of 2002... the two sites known as xcomufo and x-com.uk were in a great conflict... blaha-blaha"... :)
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#11 Cubik

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Posted 06 June 2003 - 08:20 AM

Ah, that draws me a picture.

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Posted 02 July 2003 - 01:05 AM

Is that site specifically English (UK based) or is it just using a UK domain for the heck of it?

Think ill check it out (being from the UK an all).

Maybe I can defect. :devillaugh:
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#13 Micah

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Posted 02 July 2003 - 01:07 AM

Yep, it's mostly British.

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Posted 02 July 2003 - 11:58 PM

<Starts planning his defection>

^_^
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#15 Micah

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Posted 03 July 2003 - 12:00 AM

Have fun. Bunch of chummy chaps there.

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Posted 09 July 2003 - 11:50 PM

Have fun. Bunch of chummy chaps there.

Change of plan...

Perhaps I can be a double agent. :D
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#17 stewart

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Posted 17 July 2003 - 12:10 PM

We are now tied with them in total members! :happybanana:

At 735. We have 294 with 0 posts they've got 347! :happybanana:
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Posted 17 July 2003 - 01:38 PM

I hope there is an easy way to calculate that, otherwise you're just completely bored. :hammer:
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#19 Cubik

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Posted 17 July 2003 - 02:47 PM

Heh, just check the member list.

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Posted 17 July 2003 - 02:57 PM

That is an interesting question, and there is a sordid and dark history to the reasons there is not a link either from there to here, or from here to there....

So what is this story? And don't make me go ask them for their version!!

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Posted 17 July 2003 - 03:02 PM

Heh, just check the member list.

Yes, but what then?? You just sort on post count, 100/page, count the amount of pages and when you come to the last one you count all the remaining ones??
that still takes way to much time :hammer:
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#22 Micah

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Posted 17 July 2003 - 11:22 PM

That is an interesting question, and there is a sordid and dark history to the reasons there is not a link either from there to here, or from here to there....

So what is this story? And don't make me go ask them for their version!!

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I'll continue to plead the 5th in any public forum.....

#23 miceless

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Posted 19 July 2003 - 11:56 AM

Plead the 5th? Is that an Americanism? Ammendments?
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#24 Micah

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Posted 19 July 2003 - 12:08 PM

Yep. Look it up :)

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Posted 19 July 2003 - 12:26 PM

*sigh* Can I realy be bothered?
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Posted 25 July 2003 - 10:00 AM

latest on x-com.co.uk as compared with xcomufo.

x-com.co.uk Members: 744 with 24194 posts
xcomufo. Members: 789 with 28325 posts

Edited by JWH, 25 July 2003 - 10:03 AM.

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Posted 25 July 2003 - 10:05 AM

What? Were not @ 800 & 30,000 yet! :o
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Posted 25 July 2003 - 10:21 AM

Nope, but give it a few more days and we'll crack the barrier and go where no other xcom forum has gone before: 800+ members.

Stewart, think we'll make a 1000 members by December? That would be a great tribute to the lasting appeal of xcom.

Edited by JWH, 25 July 2003 - 10:23 AM.

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#29 stewart

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Posted 25 July 2003 - 11:26 AM

Maybe but no guarantees though. Xcom uk has been going for years now, I'm sure most of our members are most of their members too. Now that we more-or-less have the same number of members we'll see how our growth goes from here. On the other hand that is only 200 more and about 6 months to do it, so maybe.
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Posted 25 July 2003 - 03:22 PM

yeah, i think that we are both drawing from the same pool of xcom lovers. I see that some persons are active in both grous and i'm sure that there are quite a few persons who i can't pick up because they use different names when posting in the two groups But it would be nice to reach a thousand by year end. Kind of like a christmas present.
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Posted 25 July 2003 - 03:45 PM

Hmm... we could create several accounts for each user... I believe Stewart has had some previous experience with that :D
But then again, that's not the Xenocide style now is it? ( :( )
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Posted 26 July 2003 - 10:22 PM

Are you suggesting we cheat? :o j'ordos!!

Edited by miceless, 26 July 2003 - 10:22 PM.

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Posted 27 July 2003 - 07:28 AM

No need to cheat. The number of test accounts Micah and I have created is like 6 to 8 of them; no big deal.
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Posted 08 August 2003 - 10:15 AM

That is an interesting question, and there is a sordid and dark history to the reasons there is not a link either from there to here, or from here to there....

So what is this story? And don't make me go ask them for their version!!

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It has to do with alleged "services", claimed by some, that this site used to provide. XcomUK was viewed by some as the official unofficial site for the Xcom games. As such it could not "advertise" any sites suspected of providing those alleged services.

Since, this site clearly does not provide those alleged services, though, it is not clear why there is no link to this site from there at this time. The reasons for why this may be so I'll leave to the rumour mills.

How's that Micah?
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Posted 08 August 2003 - 10:39 PM

If you do a search for 'xcomufo.com' n their boards you can actually pick up snippets of this history.

Plus you can see Micah posting their about stuff...
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Posted 09 August 2003 - 05:44 AM

:LOL:
the first one that showed up when searching for 'xcomufo' is stewart posting his map 'editor' there.

but what did YOU search mice? Because I don't seem to see any 'snippets' there...

Edited by j'ordos, 09 August 2003 - 01:15 PM.

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#37 miceless

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Posted 09 August 2003 - 06:30 AM

I just said, "xcomufo.com"

Edited by miceless, 09 August 2003 - 06:31 AM.

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Posted 09 August 2003 - 07:32 PM

Set the filter clock back all the way j'ordos not just 30 days.
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Posted 10 August 2003 - 01:24 AM

That is an interesting question, and there is a sordid and dark history to the reasons there is not a link either from there to here, or from here to there....

So what is this story? And don't make me go ask them for their version!!

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It has to do with alleged "services", claimed by some, that this site used to provide. XcomUK was viewed by some as the official unofficial site for the Xcom games. As such it could not "advertise" any sites suspected of providing those alleged services.

Since, this site clearly does not provide those alleged services, though, it is not clear why there is no link to this site from there at this time. The reasons for why this may be so I'll leave to the rumour mills.

How's that Micah?

I would agree with what you have said, but within this sordid history of relations, you have to toss in a hoax, the impersonation of a popular software development company, legal threats, public public censorship, denial of complicity, "Tammy's Love Nest," and general British arrogance :sly: That about sums it up.

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Posted 10 August 2003 - 03:22 AM

...and general British arrogance

Hmmm, whats that? Were not snobs, we're above that. :D
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Posted 03 September 2003 - 08:47 PM

What the he11 their membership just DROPPED a few hundred? What'd they do; toss out all the 0 posters?
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#42 Micah

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Posted 03 September 2003 - 09:31 PM

Yes, they made a general announcement and dumped all the 0-posters that were more that one month old. Something about limited server space??

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Posted 04 September 2003 - 08:19 AM

Are we anywhere near having to do that?
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Posted 04 September 2003 - 08:40 AM

Holy Cow! :o I just just checked. If we deleted ALL our 0 posters we'd still have a couple hundred more than they do! :rock:
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Posted 04 September 2003 - 10:14 AM

...and general British arrogance

Hmmm, whats that? Were not snobs, we're above that. :D

U can't be arrogant without being a snob?

#46 Micah

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Posted 04 September 2003 - 12:42 PM

Nope, we're nowhere near having to dump the 0-posters.

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Posted 04 September 2003 - 01:01 PM

I would agree with what you have said, but within this sordid history of relations, you have to toss in a hoax, the impersonation of a popular software development company, legal threats, public public censorship, denial of complicity, "Tammy's Love Nest," and general British arrogance  :sly:  That about sums it up.

Hmmm...? I know about those first things, but "Tammy's Love Nest"? What's that about? :)
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#48 Micah

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Posted 04 September 2003 - 09:37 PM

Nothing, really. I just thought it was silly, and threw it in for humor's sake.

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Posted 07 September 2003 - 12:24 AM

Awww... boring!

Anyway, about dumping the 0-posters, I don't think thats a good idea since you have to register to be able to view some of the forums.
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#50 Micah

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Posted 07 September 2003 - 01:21 AM

I can't see any reason why we'd have to. x-com.co.uk has all three of their forums in one database, so they're limited with space.