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« on: March 20, 2005, 01:08:21 AM »

(If you wait in their damn line) :evil:

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It breaks the unspeakable geek code of not having a legit copy to begin with, but Im standing in line with little shame. Having hocked ( :oops: ) my gold copy awhile back, Im missing some of the olde school gameplay nowadays.

So there it is.

edit: props to Kasey Chang, whoes nice FAQ is also included
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2005, 01:58:09 AM »

And on the line I go!
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2005, 02:17:27 AM »

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And on the line I go!


This runs fine on XP right?
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2005, 03:39:28 AM »

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And on the line I go!


This runs fine on XP right?


You'll need the xcom loader at the very least-otherwise the video will be borked.
http://members.aol.com/stjones/xcomutil/
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2005, 04:10:58 AM »

Fortunately I have the Collectors Edition as well as the PCLamer cd that has it on it from many moons ago.
Despite it's less than stellar graphics you all will love it.
It's best if you also download the xcom utility to make it run better which can be found here  http://xcomutil.scotttjones.com/ .
As far as I know they don't have the free download of it(XcomUFO) anymore so it shouldn't violate the CoC here.


edit:Oops! Same place as listed above.  :oops:
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2005, 01:34:23 AM »

So since registration is free and the game is free...does that mean we can get it from other sites now for free too?

Basically I think it is insane that every single time I try to download it there is a huge line.  I download from tons of sites and I have never seen queing like Fileplanet.  Personally I think they just make non-payers wait to try to get them to buy the premium service.

Anyway since it is free now shouldn't any site be able to post it?
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2005, 03:20:36 AM »

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So since registration is free and the game is free...does that mean we can get it from other sites now for free too?

Basically I think it is insane that every single time I try to download it there is a huge line.  I download from tons of sites and I have never seen queing like Fileplanet.  Personally I think they just make non-payers wait to try to get them to buy the premium service.

Anyway since it is free now shouldn't any site be able to post it?


While Fileplanet does hold some assinine "download patents" on some subscriber only files, it seems the answer to your question is yes.

And the line is nothing more than a gimmick to get people paying to cut through it. Having to wait an hour for a <10meg file is absurd.
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2005, 03:29:07 AM »

Yes, farley.
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2005, 04:09:43 AM »

I refuse to pay for files but I am registered so what I do when I have to use Vileplanet it get in line when Im leaving home or going to bed or have work to do. When I come back theres my files.
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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2005, 05:51:32 PM »

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This runs fine on XP right?


You'll need the xcom loader at the very least-otherwise the video will be borked.
http://members.aol.com/stjones/xcomutil/


According to the Dload notes it comes patched and ready to run on XP.
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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2005, 06:52:00 PM »

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Personally I think they just make non-payers wait to try to get them to buy the premium service.

Guh.  What tipped you off? slywink

*shrug*  Not wanting to get into a full-blown FP debate, but...bandwidth is money - everybody's got to pay the bills somehow.  FP relies on members' fees and advertising to pay theirs for their paying and freeloading customers, respectively.  smile  The queues are obviously a ploy to get you to fork over for no-wait service.  If you don't like it, go elsewhere - there are plenty of alternatives.  Most of their "exclusive" content is short-lived and hits the other sites in fairly short order; usually the only exceptions are the occasional betas.

Oh, and thanks, OP, for the notice.  Been ages since I played X-Com.  Damn, though - 8 megs.  Anybody remember the days when that was actually still a big deal?   Cool
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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2005, 08:17:16 PM »

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Oh, and thanks, OP, for the notice.  Been ages since I played X-Com.  Damn, though - 8 megs.  Anybody remember the days when that was actually still a big deal?   Cool

Oh, that I do - I thought my first HD was somewhere in the range of 100 megs, if even. biggrin

Man, do I feel old now.

*runs off to download*
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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2005, 08:30:43 PM »

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According to the Dload notes it comes patched and ready to run on XP.

Yep, worked for me on XP.
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« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2005, 12:44:20 AM »

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Oh, that I do - I thought my first HD was somewhere in the range of 100 megs, if even. biggrin

Man, do I feel old now.

*runs off to download*


My 386 had a 40MB hard drive.  The first game I bought was Eye of the Beholder and it was awesome!
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« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2005, 03:57:37 AM »

My first PC was a 286 12/8 MHz with a 40 MB hard drive and CGA graphics.
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« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2005, 03:59:46 AM »

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My first PC was a 286 12/8 MHz with a 40 MB hard drive and CGA graphics.


Crap, my first pc had a 10 mb hard drive.  I think there are calculators that come with more than that these days.
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« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2005, 05:48:44 AM »

386 25Mhz and a 40MB HD for me as well. And damn, it was a b*tch trying to install Wing Commander 2 on it. Always had to delete nearly everything to make it fit.
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« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2005, 11:15:46 AM »

Amiga with 20 MB harddisk.  Seektime much higher than my actual DVD-Burner. Luckily I was able to hook a 240MB SCSI to the A590 later without having to buy anything than the HD (~400$). Thats what I call upgradepath!
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« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2005, 11:41:16 AM »

Oh yeah? Well..

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« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2005, 01:10:53 PM »

I had one of those. But playing against my dad I always lost =)
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« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2005, 04:34:51 PM »

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386 25Mhz and a 40MB HD for me as well. And damn, it was a b*tch trying to install Wing Commander 2 on it. Always had to delete nearly everything to make it fit.

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« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2005, 10:28:30 PM »

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According to the Dload notes it comes patched and ready to run on XP.

Yep, worked for me on XP.

I've got the Win95 version like dbt, so I haven't had to worry about anything but the loader. Dang I wish they'd come out with XCom #.....
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« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2005, 06:14:20 PM »

First PC was a 386/20 with a whoppin' 4MB of RAM - splurged on that! biggrin - and 80MB HD, back in spring of `89, IIRC.  Before that, Apple IIc sometime in the mid-80s.  And before that, a TI 99/4A.

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« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2005, 04:29:05 AM »

anybody having a problem with this game?  everytime i either shoot down or go to investigate a landed UFO my game basically crashes to the desktop.  i had to run the utility with that fodder or whatever the hell mod it was called to unscramble my graphics.  any info?
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« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2005, 10:45:20 PM »

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anybody having a problem with this game?  everytime i either shoot down or go to investigate a landed UFO my game basically crashes to the desktop.  i had to run the utility with that fodder or whatever the hell mod it was called to unscramble my graphics.  any info?


unfortunately that's what you get when you try to run one of these new fangled 3d graphic hogs.  you need at least a 6600 GT or a 800X to run this baby, I've found.  It helps to run it off a SATA RAID drive as well.

in other news, am i the only one surprised that that much gaming goodness is contained within one 8 meg download?  8 meg, i tell ya!
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