When I was a really little kid (I don't even remember how old), my Uncle showed us a beta copy of the game. After that he sent us a full version sans manual. After a while I bought Apocalypse, which came with CDs of UFO and TFTD
So... what weapon do you issue to most of your troops? Personally, I use predominantly Laser Rifles. They are probably the most TU-efficent weapon given damage, accuracy, and TU-consumption. I do give about 25% of my men Heavy Plasmas, though. Double the damage never hurts... well, it never hurts me. :angel:
I've just installed X-Com collector's edition on my computer, and it's seems to work just fine for the most part. The graphics are fine, and the speed is where it should be, the only problem is that it appears that the game has about 20 or so pixels extra on the top and bottom. If I make it so I can see the full top of the screen (shifting the screen down), it cuts off the bottom 40 or so pixels. >:(
I just thought that I'd bring this little project to everyone's attention. THe project's name is Last Hope, and it's a modification for Half-Life. (This much you probably surmised from the title)
Anyway, the team is just now getting started, from what I can glean from their message boards (which can be found here), and have a few models and concepts worked out. Personally, I think that this may be the closest that we may ever get to X-Com Alliance, so I'd really like to see everything grow. The only problem is I don't really have any skills I can add to the project. If you are interested, go ahead and contact them, I'd hate to see this project bite the dust.
I'm sure this question has been asked more times than charges have been spent on Heavy Plasmas, but how does one get X-Com to run on Windows XP? Try as I may, the best I can do is get it to run until I choose a base location. That's when it crashes me :( If possible, I also need help with the SFX. If you need specs on my computer, I can post those, also.