Playing an old game on a new machine


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#1 That Guy

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 10:07 PM

I'm tried of playing Fallout Tactics, and wish to play my all time favorite games, both X-Com: Enemy Unknown and X-Com Terror from the Deep.  I didn't care for the UFO versions, I don't remember why. Obviously, people are still playing the X-Com series and I would like to know how.  Some further information, I have the Collector's Edition, it has the forementioned X-Com games and inaddition it has X-Com Apocalypse (I never played it).  I'm not that computer literate, so keep it simple, please.

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 11:06 AM

Welcome to the boards That Guy!

If you use the search function here, you'll find numerous topics on this. Shortly summarized however, you can load both UFO and TFTD CE fine using f0dders tool. If you have trouble using it, just ask and I'll explain. You might have to use the QRes tool as well to get useful resolution.

As for Apocalypse, it is a little trickier. The most stable solution was posted here a short while ago.


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Posted 19 May 2007 - 09:40 PM

I tried using the fodders tool, however following the read me file's instructions, the program failed to run.  I received an error screen wanting me to report the problem to Microsoft (I didn't), and then a screen popped up saying that the "patch timed out" and the "ok" button. Furthermore, I realized after I installed the X-Com games that they are the "Gold Edition" not the "Collector's Edition", as a mentioned on my original post, I hope that doesn't make difference.  I tried the Qres program as well, with a disappointing result.  "Command line utility to change screen resolution, color depth and refresh rate.." I'm not sure what a "command line utility" is, so I tried using the right mouse button to bring up a menu that allows you to change the name of the .exe to what the program said too. The attempt failed because, "A file name can not contain any of the following" "/" and ":" were listed as forbidden symbols. "qes.exe /x:640 Changes resolution to 640 x 480"  I'll google a          "command line utility" and see what it's is.  Thank you Slaughter for your post and your time, I'll search the forum later for related topics.  

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 11:47 PM

You can read what you need to do with f0dders tool here. In short, put it in the UFO/TFTD folder, rename the startup file of the game and double click the tool.

As for QRes, I haven't used it myself. Guess you have to point it to the file you want to use it on (Start->Run... QRes c:\xcom\ufo.exe) or something. There are probably some documentation with it?





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