X-Com Collector's Edition


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#21 Pete

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Posted 21 June 2003 - 09:44 AM

European or US? (Doubt this makes a dirfference).

The EU edition will have the game with it's original title of "UFO: Enemy Unknown" whereas the US edition will have it labelled as "X-COM UFO Defence".

(BTW, if you want to post something after you've just posted, try editing your post rather than double posting. All it does is slow the forums down).
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Posted 21 June 2003 - 09:47 AM

It's the US version.

Eh, I know. I'm just used to posing on boards without an edit option.

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Posted 21 June 2003 - 09:57 AM

Tried the f0dder patch?

Check halfway down THIS PAGE and see if that helps.
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Posted 21 June 2003 - 09:59 AM

Guess I will, but how would it help? Form what I've heard, it just helps with the speed and graphics.

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Posted 21 June 2003 - 10:01 AM

Well it's worth trying everything in my experience. It sounds like there's some conflict happening with your CPU, so it could be something to do with speed/graphics or anything really.

trust Windows to be so helpful and informative eh? :(
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Posted 21 June 2003 - 10:11 AM

Okay, I understand what I'm supposed to do...But when I double-click on ldr_XCOM1, my UFO.exe isn't showing up on the list of things to open, just the other files.

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Posted 21 June 2003 - 10:18 AM

Rename the UFO.exe file to UFO Defense.exe and double click on the loader file again. Game should run.

But check and see if you've got the loader file and the other file out of the xcom1 directory and have put them into your main UFO directory.
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Posted 21 June 2003 - 10:22 AM

Nope.

I just noticed something...My Terror from the Deep one says it's an MS-DOS Application, while the UFO says it's an MS-DOS Batch File.

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Posted 21 June 2003 - 10:36 AM

So the UFO one starts with UFO.bat?

Sounds like you've got the DOS versions to me...
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Posted 21 June 2003 - 10:38 AM

It's not the Dos version. It came packed with Apocalypse and TftD, on a CD, that said soemthing about Windows 95 on it.

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Posted 21 June 2003 - 10:49 AM

So did the loader actually load the game?
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Posted 21 June 2003 - 10:51 AM

Nope. The loader isn't reading either UFO or Terror. It just pops up to a screen where I can select what to open, and neither of them are on it.

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Posted 21 June 2003 - 10:56 AM

Oh well...I wish I wasn't an idiot when I was 11. I got a copy of X-Com for the PSX, and I gave it away when my playstation broke. Havn't found another since. It even had the instructions in good condition, too! Bah. Even if I had it working for the PC, I'm sure I could sell a copy of the game for PSX with the instructions and original case for a good bit to someone.

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Posted 21 June 2003 - 10:57 AM

So... just to check everything's set up like I've got it here, you unzipped the fodder patch and put all the files and folders in your collector's edition folder, copied the contents of xcom1 folder to the UFO directory, copied the contents of the xcom2 folder to the TFTD direcrtory and it didn't load them.

And... you tried renaming UFO.exe to UFO Defense.exe (bloomin' foreign spelling!) and the TFTD exe file (don't know what yours might be called) to Terror From the Deep.exe? That should have it working perfectly...
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Posted 21 June 2003 - 10:59 AM

Yes to all of the above, save the working perfectly part.

Okay...Well, any way to ge the Dos version to work on XP? Maybe there was some sort of weird mix-up, even though the case clearly said collecter's edition...

Then again, if it is the DOS version, why does TftD work fine, other than crashes and no music?

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Posted 21 June 2003 - 11:07 AM

Could you please tell us the file size of the executables you're trying to run? For both UFO and TFTD.

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Posted 21 June 2003 - 11:09 AM

Um, the UFO one is 1KB, and the Terror one is 2KB.

And also, I do have a way to fix the music problem in Terror. If I run it with VDMSound, the music works, but then the sound effects stop.


Wait, that's the estimated size it shows. Here's the actual size.

Terror: 1.19 KB

UFO: 308 bytes

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Posted 21 June 2003 - 11:21 AM

Aye, those are the dos versions alright. The executable for UFO Collectors Edition is roughly 484kb.

The Dos version of TFTD's only a kb bigger because they converted UFO's batch file into a .com file. Just hides the main game loop from the player. :(

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Posted 21 June 2003 - 11:23 AM

What the hell's the Dos version doing packaged with Apocalypse?

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Posted 21 June 2003 - 11:25 AM

Because Apocalypse is also a dos game (and it still is in the Collectors Edition). :(

Mind you, because MS-Dos was becoming old technology very quickly, most distributors at the time just slapped Windows 95 on the covers of the games. Probably didn't want to sound like they were still in the stone age when everyone else is using cutting-edge technology.

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