Managed to get the fodder file downloaded and sorted , but still the black box persists with f**king up my chance of playing this game.
I;ll try to get a screenshot up of what i mean , gonna have to download paintshop and find a picturehost , but i'll do it...
---Some further time later---
The black box has gone , the game now loads , but again is still as fast as ever. Even using trigger scroll makes the game unplayable.
The fodder patch isn't working , this could be my fault , but i am not sure.
I have copied the files from the fodder folder xcom1 , into the UFO defence folder. Yet when i open with ldr_xcom1 the same problems persist.
Usage: copy files from "xcom1" or "xcom2" to your game folder;
which version to copy where should be obvious, I hope. The loader(s)
will look for "ufo defense.exe", "xcom1.exe", "ufo.exe" for xcom 1,
and "Terror From the Deep.exe", "xcom2.exe", "ufo2.exe" for xcom2.
If your executable has a different filename, you will have to
specify it on the commandline (or make a shortcut to ldr_xcom?.exe").
(Also, if the loader can't find any of these executables, it will
show a file-open dialog, where you can specify you executable. This
was added more or less as a last-minute change - I hope it hasn't
broken anything (probably it did, I'm tired. Sigh.)).
You can also add command-line arguments, which are needed to use
eg xcomutil. To do this, you *must* specify the executable filename
first. Ie, do something like "ldr_xcom1 ufo.exe 1". The loader will
wait for the game to finish before terminating, so you can use this
from batch files and such.
If the loaders for some reason don't work, tell me:
*) any error messages the loader might spit out
*) the name of your XCOM executable file
*) any other 'interesting behaviour'
That is the faq , makes very little sense to me but i gave it the best go i could.