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#1 Brick-To-Face

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 03:33 PM

Hi, I was a big X-Com player until I switched to Linux. I tried to use wine (WINdows Emulator) but all I get is "Can't CreateProcess" when I run UFO.exe and when I run UFO Defense.exe I get a black rectangle in the top-left corner. I think it's 320 x 200 pixels (the resolution for UFO) but nothing happens. So I deceded to look for something for linux, the only thing I found was UFO : Alien Invasion, awesome graphics, too good for my box. Anyone know of an alternative?

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 03:38 PM

that's because xcom is dos, you might have to get a dos emulator and run it through your windows emulator
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Posted 10 October 2005 - 02:35 AM

Original dos version of x-com runs fine in dosbox which is available for linux. Also you may try ufo2000, but that's multiplayer only right now ;)
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Posted 18 August 2007 - 12:50 PM

Hi, I was a big X-Com player until I switched to Linux. I tried to use wine (WINdows Emulator) but all I get is "Can't CreateProcess" when I run UFO.exe and when I run UFO Defense.exe I get a black rectangle in the top-left corner. I think it's 320 x 200 pixels (the resolution for UFO) but nothing happens. So I deceded to look for something for linux, the only thing I found was UFO : Alien Invasion, awesome graphics, too good for my box. Anyone know of an alternative?

Wine Is Not an Emulator! </2 YEARS late>

Now, onto the real reason for reviving this thread: Wine really doesn't work with it, at all. It breakzored my sound, AND X11! Well, I... aquired... the DOS version of UFO: Enemy Unknown (I had the CE, just not the DOS version!), and that seems like it'll work, once I restart so alsa can fix itself. But I don't have TFTD/DOS, and I kinda want to be able to play that, eventually, too. Is there any way I can get my hands on the DOS version?

Edited by kyevan, 18 August 2007 - 01:09 PM.