BladeFireLight, on 3rd April 2007, 6:34am, said:
I installed the basic copy of CE with no mods on my vista computer.
I end up with a black screen, and can here the sound.
tried f0dders loader to no avail.
I"m using a 7800GT with the current 101 beta drivers
the system is 4800+ 64 x2 with 2gig's of ram.
Dosbox with the old versions work great. but I cant test xcomutil on vista that way.
Does any one have any ideas?
I managed to get it to work i two ways, but I'm a bit confused still.
First off, I got it to work with the CE-version if I used max ET-patch
, altough I didn't get his improved base-thingy to work, or change the resolution, but all the other functions seem to work. I was however, unsuccessful in getting it to work with xcomutil.
So then I tried the Steam-version of UFO: Defense, and it worked too, this time without any patches needed to be installed. The game looks a bit weird when you play it, compared to the CE-version. It looks more... "soft around the edges", more "smeared out" and has slightly different sounds. I imagine the're using a CD-version of the game or something like it, you probably know better.
However, when I looked in the XCOM-folder under Steam, it appears to have both the DOS-files and the CE-executables (if I remember correctly, the DOS-version had the UFOEXE and the UFOEXE2 folders, while the CE has the Ufo Defense.exe). If you unpack xcomutil to the game folder and run the setup (with DOSBox of course), it will first look for the DOS-files. So after completing the xcusetup I ran runxcomw.bat and it worked, only now the graphics and sounds were all familiar to me again, so it must be running the DOS-version I guess. And it was running with xcomutil-changes.
So, while I'm not sure what's going on with the different versions, I did manage to get it to run in Vista, with xcomutil, but I'm not sure it's the CE-version