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Old 02-14-2010, 09:53 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Possibly the best way to install Xcom: Ufo defense

New or just coming back to Xcom: Ufo defense?
Thinking the Dosbox version could be improved?
This fix could be for you!

The point of this fix is to remove bugs, add features and generally enhance the game without losing the feel of the original. (Basically what we would want from a remake of the game.)

To install:
1 - Download the steam version as normal
(Or if you're using a Floppy/CD retail version of Xcom: Ufo defense, skip to part 4)

2 - Delete everything apart from the "Xcom" folder found in:
"C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\xcom ufo defense"

3 - Move everything from inside the "Xcom" folder to:
"C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\xcom ufo defense"

4 - Download this zip from one of these links and extract everything into the "xcom ufo defense" folder:
Dropbox mirror (766kb)
Alternate mirror

(Be sure to check the post below for how to get the Playstation MP3 version music)

(You'll need to have the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package installed! You may need to refresh the page a few times if it doesn't load.)

Be careful how you move around files, notice I mention two different folders:
"Xcom" - the data folder (Steam\steamapps\common\XCom UFO Defense\XCOM)
"xcom ufo defense" - the install folder (Steam\steamapps\common\XCom UFO Defense)

You're done! Now just run the Xcom shortcut from steam like any other Steam game or open up the "Dosbox.exe" from your xcom ufo defense folder.
(Note: The fix doesn't actually use Dosbox, it's just named that so Steam run it correctly.)


Troubleshooting & Misc:

If you are getting a crash like this:
You're going to need to delete everything and then reinstall Xcom and this fix again, when re-installing re-read steps 2-3 very carefully.
(Be sure to delete the Steam\steamapps\common\XCom UFO Defense folder before trying to install again.)

I must warn trying to bring up the steam interface while in-game isn't a good idea unless you're in the battlescape,
this can be a problem with many older games if there isn't something moving on screen it can freeze the control of the Steam interface.

More information about the files used in the fix included can be found HERE.
Hope you enjoy playing Xcom as much as I have and a huge thanks to everyone that created this fix and seb76 for the UFO Extender mod!
Would not have had such a great time playing this classic without cha!

Last edited by Bfox: 11-26-2012 at 05:07 AM.
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