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Posted 04 May 2016 - 12:54 AM

Does anyone know what the total Megabytes were from the Original Hard Disk?
Can I please get the Total and per Hard Disk. (NOT THE CD's)

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 01:56 AM

I don't really understand your question. Are you asking for the standard HDD size at the time of X-COM's introduction? Because it was approximately 8-10GBs.
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Posted 04 May 2016 - 06:00 AM

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 06:12 AM

If you mean the original 1994 game, it uncompressed to roughly about 18 megabytes. If you mean the capacities of hard drives, there were all sorts. Actually I did see in some computer mags at the time referring to capacities up to 1 TB, but you definitely wouldn't see the likes of that installed on home PCs. I thought my 200-ish megabyte hard drive was the bees knees at the time...

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 07:08 PM

Thank you NKF, sir that's half of what I needed to know. I have an alternate reason why I asked that, but that's besides the point. I also wanted to know How many hard disks were there? 4-6? How much memory on each disk as well. Of course I mean the Original I did post in the right forum section...right? (Looks around) Yup i'm in the right place.
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Posted 05 May 2016 - 04:36 AM

Depends on what version you are looking at. Amiga 500 was 5 floppies, Amiga 1200 was 4 floppies and Dos was 3 floppies. I'll have to get back to you on the space used though, too busy at work to pull out the reference floppy drive and check. ;)

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 05:56 AM

Well damn Zombie respond back once you can! Like I said I need to knoooooow. (PC VERSION HARD DISK) Came in a cardboard like box. Had the title UFO Defense. It was the North American version.

Also, please send me a link to your collection, and make your collection a sticky.

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 06:12 AM

View PostNoX, on 04 May 2016 - 07:08 PM, said:

I also wanted to know How many hard disks were there? 4-6?

That's where the confusion lies. I think you meant how many floppy disks. I can assure you the game was never sold on a hard disk.  Posted Image .

UFO took 3 double-sided high density 3" floppies for the PC version if memory serves. TFTD, without the CD animated intro, was about 4 ~ 5.

Each 3" HD floppy can store up to 1.44 Megabytes when formatted for the PC. Not a lot when you think about the cheap USB thumb drives you can buy these days.

Perhaps consult Doctor Wikipedia if you want to know more: https://en.wikipedia...iki/Floppy_disk

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How much memory on each disk as well. Of course I mean the Original I did post in the right forum section...right? (Looks around) Yup i'm in the right place.

Ah, but you can never be too careful these days thanks to the 2012 Firaxis reboot.  I've already seen a conversation (elsewhere) about Psionics where both parties only realise they're talking about different games part way through the conversation. Posted Image

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 08:02 AM

I knew I added you as a friend for a reason NKF. You never disappoint.
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Posted 05 May 2016 - 04:50 PM

View PostNKF, on 05 May 2016 - 06:12 AM, said:

Ah, but you can never be too careful these days thanks to the 2012 Firaxis reboot.  I've already seen a conversation (elsewhere) about Psionics where both parties only realise they're talking about different games part way through the conversation. Posted Image

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