Guide that Wolfyy7 posted isn't there anymore so I thought I'll update this topic with some, in my eyes at least
, useful stuff.
OK, ladies and gentleman I've found out (thanks to the tip from Tycho) how to run TFTD Collector's Edition from Steam on Windows 7 64-bit system
. So let me just share this knowledge with You
First things first You have to find TFTD install directory in Your Steam main directory - for example in my case it's:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\X-COM Terror from the Deep\TFD
When You're there You'll see many subdirectories and files, because it's a strange hybrid of DOS and Windows versions, but the one You're interested with is called "Terror from the Deep.exe"
. It's got a nice icon as You can see on my screenshot below:
Now run it and You'll be playing Collector's Edition (a.k.a as Gold Edition) of TFTD which You purchased from Steam. You don't have to be logged in to Your Steam account to do it.
Et voila! Very simple isn't?
But that's not all because probably You've noticed that there's another file - Terror from the Deep_patched.exe
. This is a version of f0dder's loader which fixed some TFTD bugs but it's very outdated. Tycho with his TFTDextender is light years ahead so why we should not use it? How You ask me? Just read on.
Download latest version of TFTDextender (188.8.131.52 Beta 11)
Don't worry if Your antivirus software screams it's a virus (ESET32 classifies it as "probably unknown dangerous software "NewHE virus" so really scary ) - it's perfectly safe.
Extract contents of downloaded archive to Your Steam TFTD directory.
Configure TFTDExtender.ini to Your liking and run TFTDextender.exe. You don't have to be logged in to Your Steam account to do it.
Now You can enjoy the game
Final words? Personally I recommend copy whole TFTD directory from Your Steam directory somewhere else, then apply TFTDextender and run the game from that other location.