X-COM: TFTD Reaches a New Low


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#1 baby arm

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 06:18 PM

If you've not yet had a chance to try X-Com: Terror from the Deep, then Steam has a treat for you. The first X-Com sequel can now be downloaded from Steam for the absurdly low price of $2.45, less than the price of a beer in most places.

In related news, Steam also has UFO: Afterlight for $39.95, with 10% off if you grab it before May 11th.

Thanks to Llyranor for the tip.

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 06:35 PM

View Postbaby arm, on 5th May 2007, 6:18pm, said:

If you've not yet had a chance to try X-Com: Terror from the Deep, then Steam has a treat for you. The first X-Com sequel can now be downloaded from Steam for the absurdly low price of $2.45, less than the price of a beer in most places.

Yeah, it's a low price... but more exposure for X-Com is always a good thing.

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In related news, Steam also has UFO: Afterlight for $39.95, with 10% off if you grab it before May 11th.

Really? Excellent.
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Posted 05 May 2007 - 07:38 PM

Damn! You beat me to it!

My brother loaded up Steam earlier today to load Counterstrike Source and we saw the advert. Good stuff at that price!

If anyone does purchase it, could they let us know which version it is? I'm assuming it's the collector's edition with f0dder's patch too.
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Posted 05 May 2007 - 09:10 PM

Fwiw: You can get a bottle of beer here for 29 cent   :D

Still, i'd prefer TFTD over ten bottles of beer anytime   :D

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 12:05 AM

Weird it's only TFTD and not also Enemy Unknown.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 09:53 AM

Not sure if it'd be legal to sell f0dder's patch, though I don't remember it involving any licences or copyright notices.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 09:57 AM

I can't see Steam delivering it without some kind of patch.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 12:41 PM

Yeah, I noticed this too. As Azrael says, weird that they only offer TFTD.


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Posted 06 May 2007 - 01:52 PM

Just bought it (was too cheap not to :D. It's the collectors edition with f0dders patch included.


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Posted 06 May 2007 - 01:57 PM

Good stuff! Maybe we should ask them why it's on Steam and who put it up there? Somebody must be collecting the $2.45 :D
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 01:17 AM

Bought it when it came out on Steam right away, top notch, was surprised when Steam had it for sale.

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 03:41 PM

I'm currently installing steam again, just to buy it.

Edit : Done, well it'll need some tweaks to display a playable resolution.

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 06:56 PM

Yeah, I had a little trouble with that too. Guess ones has to set the desktop resolution really low? I tried using compatibility mode to run it in 640*480, but that didn't help.


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Posted 08 May 2007 - 07:26 PM

There's a fantastic utility called Qres - go and find it on Google and download it.

Basically, you can then right-click on the X-COM exe file (the one with Patch after the name) and set your Qres settings for this game.

What it does is change the resolution automatically when you load the game, and then back again once you exit.

It's absolutely fantastic if you've got a widescreen monitor too, as you can set the resolution to 640x480 and have it appear in the centre of the screen rather than stretch to the edges (monitor-dependant of course).
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Posted 08 May 2007 - 07:30 PM

I should try this sometime. Anyway, here is the link to Qres in case anyone is interested. Clicky.  :D

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 07:37 PM

That's not the right one - there was one with a windows interface and a proper installer. I'll try and find it in a sec.
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 07:49 AM

Hi,
I downloaded this TFTD version via Steam. Do you have music ingame?
I have just the normal sound but no music. Does anyone have?
Anything else is just fine and it would be perfect with music! Any idea?
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 08:09 AM

The first thing to do is check if your sound volume.

Check the game's Sounds folder. There should be a selection of .mid files in there. You should be able to open them and run them with your default media player.

If you don't hear anything, then you might want to increase your midi/synth sound volume in volume control.

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 09:16 AM

Thanks 4 fast reply
I can play the music with every player installed no problem. Every sound volume is on maximum.
Another thing is that it crashs sometimes in Mission
' Terror from the deep has detected a problem and it will close'; I think thats a problem of Steam itself and unfortunately we are not able to play TFTD without Steam right? So next I try decrease hardware acceleration of the soundcard.
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 09:23 AM

Thanks for Qres, i'll try tonight.




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