X-com?

Discussion in 'Games' started by mrgreen4242, Oct 21, 2005.

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    mrgreen4242

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    I remember reading about a remake or a port at least of the old game X-COM... the turn based strategy game with the aliens, etc.

    Now I can't find the thread with the details, but does anyone know, a) if there is such a remake/port going on? b) is it OS X compatiblem? c) will the original DOS game run under any free/cheap emulators? and d) can you still buy the game anywhere on the cheap (ie, is it in any value pack discsm etc)?

    Thanks :)
     
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    jalagl

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    I would definitely get a remake for the Mac ... that is one of the best games ever, IMHO.

    In the meantime, there's a game coming out for the GBA called Rebelstar Tactical Command, which looks just like the tactical parts of X-Com. I'm dying to get my hands on that one.
     
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    Poff

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    It should run on a good DOS-emulator, even though I haven't tried myself.

    A port to OSX would be cool tho.

    Rebelstar will be cool I guess, even though I got bored with the missions after a while. Researching was the cool part. And a good game of FF FF FF 7F in liglob.dat now and then.

    Remember the first time you started researching on your own UFO's? That was great! A friend and I were up much longer at night than we were allowed to, and had several big moments w/UFO: Enemy Unknown as the name was in Europe.
     
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    dan-o-mac

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    Get DosBox from macupdate and go to abandonia for all the x-c-m games. Read my post http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=154131 if you can get it to run send me a step by step guide on how you did it.

     
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    jalagl

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    X-Com had a lot of moments like that:
    • First time a @!#$ ethereal possesed one of your best soldiers
    • First time you raided the alien's bases
    • First time you captured an alien leader (don't remember the name)
    • First time you got to Cydonia
    • First time you built your own interceptors (?)
    • First time you built the hover tanks
    • etc, etc...

    Maybe that's what made the game so cool. And I agree with you that the research part rulz... I'm a turn-based strategy addict myself, so I did enjoy the battles a lot. Still do - I have it installed in an old 486 laptop, but I almost never play it anymore.
     
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    mrgreen4242

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    Ah thanks for that... got it working and it runs OK on my mini. However, I think I am going to have to dust off my old 333mhz PC and install FreeDOS or something on there. Did the sequel to UFO run in DOS or was it a Windows game?
     
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    jalagl

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    The first sequel, Terror from the Deep, was DOS-based. The third one ran on Windows, IIRC.
     
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    Poff

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    I have the third one somewhere. I believe you can get it running on DOS aswell. IMO the third one got way too complicated. Apart from that, it was fun with the added RTS-part.
     

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