XCOM on OSx10 with DosBox help

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by CM1384, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. CM1384 macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2009
    I just downloaded XCOM UFO Defense from direct2drive.com.
    I also have DosBox 0.73.
    I have OS X 10.5.7 on my MacBook.

    I don't know anything about dos, or about software in general. I have I just want to kill some aliens, and have fun with this game. I've scoured the websites, but I can't figure out to get it to work?

    So far, I have discovered how to mount my files. And I have done this, and I can see the .exe file in the screen. However, I get the reply "this program cannot be run in dos mode." What's up with that?

    Please... I want to kill some greys.

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  2. JackAxe macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2004
    In a cup of orange juice.
    I think you downloaded the Windows version.

    Anyways, download this version for dos;

    Try running ufo.bat after you get the files. I would need to put DOS Box on my Mac and PC here to test this, I'm just a bit lazy at the moment. It was on my old Mac, but that one is deeeeed.
  3. CM1384 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2009
    Ok I got it running up to the point of the password protection. It asks for the password on a page, but it doesn't work. It also cites "EG: Page 13 of Game Manual Code: 3994-9668"

    1- There is no code on page 13
    2- Code 3994-9668 is page 19's code? WTF?

    Am I missing something?

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  4. CM1384 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2009
    Ok I'm sorry for the multi-posts but I just discovered an annoying solution...
    I figured that page 13 is 6 pages below page 19 (The referred to page and the actual page the password belongs too)

    So when the game asks for the password to page 67, I entered the password for page 72 instead (six pages higher), and it it seemed to work. WTF?

    Anyways... I've got the beginning of the game running, at the speed of sound almost. Anyway of slowing this thing down a litle?

    And my sound effects seem to be goofed too ie: i cant hear shots fired, people dying, etc....
  5. oasis88 macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2009
    please help

    I too have downloaded X -com on dos

    I have a macbook pro os x verson 10.4.11
    i also have dos box. Can someone please give me step by step directions on how to install/run on dosbox. I've tried a bunch of stuff. PLEASE HELP!!
  6. iAlexG macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2009
    i would love to able to play wolfenstein 3d through dosbox but i too have no idea how it works

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