UFO: Alien Invasion Release Candidate 4!


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#1 Zombie

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 07:42 PM

The UFO: Alien Invasion team has just announced the release of Candidate 4: the newest playable demo of this X-COM project currently in development. Some of the many changes since RC3 are:

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  • New menu for assigning weapons and shields to aircraft.
  • Improved tutorial.
  • Updated translations.
  • Implemented the use of alien armor.
  • New production system.
  • Updated weapon stats.
  • Aliens equipped differently for different missions.
  • New buildings for base view.
Want to know more? You can visit the official project page here for detailed information. You can also view the full line of 9 new screenshots in their media section (4 are below), and the file itelf can be dowloaded via a mirror in our files section.

baseview.jpg geoscape2.jpg italy.jpg nt]team_equip.jpg

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 09:24 AM

Great news. I've spent the last hour reading through stuff on there.

Hey Zombie you need to update your sig. Aftershock is available at £8.99 from Amazon these days :)

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 12:00 PM

Dumb noob question.  Which files do I download to get RC4 running?  I've been playing w/ RC3, but don't remember the steps I took to get it going. :)

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 05:15 PM

Well, I downloaded the 2.0 RC4 win32.zip file and it worked fine.  :)

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Hey Zombie you need to update your sig. Aftershock is available at £8.99 from Amazon these days ;)
:) Yeah, I've been meaning to update it for a while now since Aftershock came down in price. Maybe Pete can come up with something different for us admins.  :)

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 05:28 PM

Thanks for the intel.  Looks like I'll be burning up my DSL connection when I get home.

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 05:43 PM

It's not too bad. Took me a little less than an hour with a DSL speed of 1Mbps. No doubt about it, ~500 MB is a big file.  :)

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 09:21 PM

View PostZombie, on 29th August 2006, 8:42pm, said:

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And if you want the very beautiful Hi Res image they used for the night background ,go there => Population Data - Light in the night

A must see :-)

#8 Zombie

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 11:10 PM

Mmmm... *Zombie drools*. Isn't that a great pic? Personally, I can't get enough of those high-quality Geoscape renders (especially the night-time showing the population density). I have a similar one from a competing project as my computer background right now. Time to switch!  :)

But, why is the entire globe in complete darkness? Did the sun suddenly wink out?  :)

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!




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