Animation speed isn't really that bad. That's just moving sprites, such as smoke, alien entertainment, fire and so on. Just static stuff. Which means it would look better if they ran at the right speed, but it wouldn't change gameplay anything.
That was easy for me. UFO all the way. I haven't played TFTD much actually because I didn't like it the first time I tried it years back (yeah, I know I should've tried it more.. ) and I don't really like Apoc. Not sure why.. probably because I didn't like the real time and it took way too long in tb (especially the slums.. :hmmm:)
I mostly use them as any other guy unless there's a more riskful situation, then it's more likely I send forth a rookie. (Unless my higher ranking soldiers are the only ones with flying suits) Like when I need to scout out an area where I suspect there's aliens. :devil:
Somtimes they tend to get left behind because of the lack of time units compared to their friends. At least I regret loosing an officer more than a rookie.
I don't remember exactly when I started playing UFO.. I know it was a long while ago, when it was somewhat new. Probably four or six or seven years ago. It was released 94 wasn't it?
A friend of mine had it on his computer so that's where I started playing. Without a manual it looked real hard. I think I stopped playing it for a while after I tried it the first time because I didn't have the patience to learn it then. But when I finally did a while later I played it a lot.
Also, awhile back I DL'd the Fodder Patch that was supposed to fix the screen problem without needing to fiddle with the directX accellerator. However, I wasn't quite sure how to use it. I read the read-me on the Fodder Patch site, but I'm still a little confused. Has anybody used it?
Yeah, I use it. And it works like a charm.
It fixes the graphic bug (that makes you have to fiddle with DirectX) and it fixes the speed issue as well. At least for everything but moving sprites (such as smoke, alien entertainment and so on)
All you have to do is copy the two files located in the ufo1 or ufo2 folder and copy them to either your ufo or your tftd folder. Then the next time you start the game you use the ldr_XCOM1.exe or ldr_XCOM2.exe to start the game. Just make sure you get the loader file and the musfix.dll in the game folder and it should work.