Nearly all X-COM games are now available on Steam


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#21 Gimli

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 06:46 PM

Thanks, that did it. :blink:

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 06:49 PM

no prob!

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 10:50 AM

(On an unrelated note, I just edited the news piece to include an image. The homepage was looking a bit bare and a ruddy great X-COM banner seemed to fit the bill :blink:).
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Posted 06 September 2008 - 11:41 AM

i just thought of something... any word if the steam x-com games fixed the difficulty bug in UFO and TFTD?  i searched the steam forums and came up empty.

its not too big a deal, since we can always just use xcomutil...

EDIT: oh, and the research tree bugs in TFTD?

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 12:14 PM

Neither, there's no source code.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 12:24 PM

right.... but i assumed that if xcomutil could fix the difficulty bug, then steam could've just applied the xcomutil patch to the game beforehand.

speaking of which, i can't seem to get xcomutil to run with the steam version.  i've done what i usually do -- copy the files into the directory, run the xcusetup.bat file, and then edited the dosbox.conf file to call runxcom.bat instead of ufocd.bat.  am i missing something? (maybe it's because steam uses ufocd.bat instead of ufo.exe/geoscape.exe/tactical.exe?)

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 03:52 AM

Those steps sound ok. So what actually happens when you try to start the game that way? "Doesn't work" isn't very descriptive.  :blink:
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Posted 07 September 2008 - 11:48 AM

ah sorry, heh.  i was getting an outer shell crash before the game loaded.  i don't recall exactly what it said, which isn't much help... it was something to the effect of direct draw not working properly.

i had deleted ufo defense through steam yesterday, thinking that i could remove the xcomutil files and try again with a fresh install; however, when i reinstalled ufo defense through steam, all of the xcomutil files were still there.  i loaded up the game and it worked this time, xcomutil running.

so it's fixed; i don't know how, and i can't recreate the error from yesterday.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 12:36 PM

While I'm dithering between buying these or Spore, can someone confirm that these will run in Vista? I've noticed on the steam site that it says you need a "windows 2000 / XP compatible PC" - does this mean that they will run in compatibility mode? Only the copies I've got of UFO and TFTD don't. Believe me, I've tried!

EDIT: Woops, sorry. Finally found the right sub forum over on Steam. It would appear that some do but TFTD DOES NOT

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 03:27 PM

Correction, currently does not. :blink: It will be updated to the DOSBox version soon.

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 03:16 AM

I just want to confirm, before I buy this. You CAN use xcomutil with it, right? I know i've bought some steam games that didn't work well with mods.

I have the CE, but if I can get back to the dos version and get my Prox grenades back, I'll be all the happier.

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 06:55 AM

Currently XComUtil will work with UFO, but I'm not entirely certain that's true for TFTD.
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Posted 25 September 2008 - 03:21 PM

well I honestly don't play TFTD that much. if i buy the pack it's going to be 99% for UFO.


But, if the company comes through and releases the dos version of TFTD as an update, it should work then. If not, I actually do have the dos version of TFTD laying around here somewhere as well as the collectors edition with it on there, so it's not like I'm starving.

I almost feel stupid about buying this, since I do own all of the games already. 2 copies of tftd(one dos, one on the CE) 2 copies of Apocalypse(one dos, one on CE) I have interceptor, I have enforcer, I HAD a floppy copy of UFO, but I lost all my floppies at some point and I have no idea where they might be. But oh well, 15 dollars to support the possibility of a new x-com game... even though it'd probably suck even if they did make it.  Not a huge loss.

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 07:06 PM

You're not alone in buying the games over and over :laugh:

As for TFTD, the DOSBox version is coming. Don't know when they'll release it, but it is underway.


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Posted 07 October 2008 - 05:23 PM

The DOSBox version of TFTD is now on Steam (fully Vista compatible). Don't worry about the saves, they will still work.

Link to thread on the Steam forums.

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 01:40 PM

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