UFO: Extraterrestrials is Here!


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#1 baby arm

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 04:18 AM

Chaos Concept's UFO: Extraterrestrials is now ready for direct download from Matrix Games for $39.99 or Gamer's Gate for €29.99.  You'll be able to find it in North American stores (EB Games and Gamestop) the week of May 21st. European shoppers will have to wait until the end of June for a boxed copy.

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 01:39 PM

I think I am correct in saying the Matrix Games download for this game is unfortunately unavailable for European customers.

As I post this I am currently downloading the game from Gamer's Gate. I'm pleased to report download speed seems excellent. 30% after about 15 mins.


Soon... :D

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 02:51 PM

What's your bandwidth?
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Posted 04 May 2007 - 04:40 PM

I paid and played for about an hour last night.  It really is excellent for a small development group, and it's a strong tribute to Xcom.  It's solid graphically, and it really hasn't changed anything from the original, which is probably a good idea given the original's playability.

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 05:18 PM

Neat! Just bought it. Will download soonish!


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Posted 04 May 2007 - 06:29 PM

View PostAzrael Strife, on 4th May 2007, 3:51pm, said:

What's your bandwidth?
Good question. I'm using BT Broadband so somewhere up to 8Mb I think.


Anyway the game is excellent. I've just had to pull myself away from it to grab a bite to eat. It really has that XCOM atmosphere and magnetism to play 'just one more mission'. Lol, I think to myself, I'll just sort out my strategic planning before I save, and oh, up pops one more mission... :D

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 07:50 PM

Urgle. No .NET 2.0 on Linux (for gamersgate), and I'm in Europe... so no UFO:ET for me until the boxed copies show up in stores.   :D

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 08:06 PM

Seem like a bad idea to write the GamersGate downloader in .net. Now well, I downloaded the game in less than an hour :D. I thought they were working with a .net port to linux? (as the source is available from what I understand)


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Posted 04 May 2007 - 08:26 PM

Source available usable? Hardly. We're talking about microsoft here. See-but-don't-touch, if at all.

.NET 1.x could've worked, as Mono can handle that.

And neither Wine nor Cedega can install the native .net 2.0 download either. Sigh. I'm stuck.

Argh. Why not do as the banks do, and stick to Java? If it's secure enough for internet banking, it should be good enough for a internet gaming store...

What does matrixgames do? A plain login-via-https-and-download-in-browser? Curiously sane, if so... Ah well. I've better things to do than try to fool matrixgames into thinking I'm a misplaced alaskan. Laphroaig beckons.

Edited by Knan, 04 May 2007 - 11:55 PM.


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Posted 04 May 2007 - 09:49 PM

OT: Sort of open source I guess.

As for Matrix, they seem to be using http download as you say.


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Posted 04 May 2007 - 10:13 PM

They are.

One hour! bastard! :D My download takes over 12 hours, too much...
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Posted 05 May 2007 - 11:19 AM

View PostAzrael Strife, on 4th May 2007, 6:13pm, said:

They are.

One hour! bastard! :D My download takes over 12 hours, too much...

I downloaded via cable and it only took about an hour.  It was the first time I used Matrix and so far I am very pleased with them.

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 11:26 AM

Yeah, I think both Matrix and GamersGate are good services. The staff at both are very friendly and helpful. Thumbs up!

So, first impressions?


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Posted 06 May 2007 - 01:03 AM

View PostSlaughter, on 5th May 2007, 7:26am, said:

Yeah, I think both Matrix and GamersGate are good services. The staff at both are very friendly and helpful. Thumbs up!

So, first impressions?

Solid game, very similar to X-Com - but there is nothing wrong with that, why mess with perfection.  

Decent amount of startup gear, soldiers, and the like in primary base.  Mission terrain seems to be somewhat varied, and also seem dependant on crash zone as well.  Looking forward to base-assault missions and terror missions, but havent seen any in ~ 3mos of game play.

I would like a few more tweeks such as - ammo count by bullet instead of magazine to prevent a whole magazine dumped after firing once, input as to why I cannot add certain buildings to secondary bases (allowed only to have hangar, radar and missile defenses), and a button that lets me save AP for a shot because I hate doing the math in my head.

All in all, it is a very nice game as long as you enjoyed X-Com: EU and are not offended by a new version of the old game.  Now if someone would take the best parts of UFO: AL and the best parts of UFO: ET I would never have to leave home again.

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 08:45 AM

View PostLiandriel, on 6th May 2007, 2:03am, said:

Now if someone would take the best parts of UFO: AL and the best parts of UFO: ET I would never have to leave home again.
Oh yes I'm totally with you on that one. :D

You never know, if UFO:ET makes a decent profit it could possibly alert other larger games companies to the fact there is market for more games like this.

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 08:45 AM

Waiting for the boxed version...

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 10:46 PM

View PostSpace Voyager, on 6th May 2007, 11:45am, said:

Waiting for the boxed version...
Me too! As for now, I have AL to occupy my free time (lack thereof) :D Probably true for most others here, too.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 10:50 PM

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If UFO:AL only would run in wine/cedega! The first two do run, why not this one? Argh. Someone is conspiring to keep me away from the PC in my spare time. Probably not a bad idea, but argh.

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 06:58 PM

what are the specs 4 the game i cant find them anywhere
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Posted 08 May 2007 - 07:14 PM

I am waiting for the boxed version
perhaps if  UFO  ET  have  a good success we will be allowed to have a successor to ufo apoc.
Someone know if  ufo ET is mod friendly ?

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