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10/7/12 11:43 AM
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Is there a Demo out for the XBOX - I may try this...

Can your Base get attacked in the new one?
10/7/12 11:58 AM
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KH Johnsen - Sounds good. Is the 360 out in the states now? Its released in Europe on friday Phone Post
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New to me. 12 th i thought Phone Post
10/7/12 12:05 PM
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Thanks man - I am tempted. Just €15 for the 5 games. (VTFU)

 

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Edit: Just looked at Steam and looks like it won't work for my Win7 (64bit machine):

 

System Requirements

    • Supported OS: Microsoft® 2000/XP/Vista®
    • Processor: 80386 processor or better
    • Memory: 4Mb RAM
    • Sound Cards Supported: AdLib compatible cards, SoundBlaster compatible cards and the Roland LAPC-1.
 
I think itll work. Check out the steam forum. There might be someone who tried. Phone Post
10/7/12 12:05 PM
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ferox13 - Is there a Demo out for the XBOX - I may try this...

Can your Base get attacked in the new one?
Nope and nope probably Phone Post
10/7/12 12:06 PM
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KH Johnsen - Sounds good. Is the 360 out in the states now? Its released in Europe on friday Phone Post
Tuesday Phone Post
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Just checked and still shows the 9th for me Phone Post
10/7/12 12:29 PM
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KH Johnsen - Sounds good. Is the 360 out in the states now? Its released in Europe on friday Phone Post
Tuesday Phone Post
New to me. 12 th i thought Phone Post
Just checked and still shows the 9th for me Phone Post
Really. What platform and what country? Phone Post
10/7/12 12:34 PM
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KH Johnsen - Sounds good. Is the 360 out in the states now? Its released in Europe on friday Phone Post
Tuesday Phone Post
New to me. 12 th i thought Phone Post
Just checked and still shows the 9th for me Phone Post
Really. What platform and what country? Phone Post
Canada and 360 Phone Post
10/7/12 12:36 PM
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Ah yes. North america is 9th. Europe is 12th. Phone Post
10/7/12 12:37 PM
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Just fired up my original on the DosBox. Phone Post
10/7/12 1:09 PM
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I haven't gotten to the point of a base attack yet, so I'm not sure if it can happen, but I do think the developers really payed attention to the original.

 

This is a finicky license. There are a lot of die hard fans (myself included) that think the original was the ultimate strategy game. This version pulls the graphics up to the gameplay level of the original. I would be surprised if there wasn't a base attack at some point, but I don't know if it will be a full out true battle. I would guess a cinematic only.

The bases in this version are signifigantly more developed than the easy to replicate format in the original. There are a lot of people walking around the base that are there for visual purposes only.

10/7/12 1:31 PM
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ferox13 - Damn - this thread has made me wanna try DosBox out and play the original...

Anyone try this?


Get it of steam. It works Phone Post



I might try DosBox first as believe it or not I still have my original disk. If I get it from Steam I presume it runs straight off their GUI and no need to tweek it.

Have you playe Apocalyse? I was wondering how good it was compared to the others?

Apocalypse was mega hard. I still have it I think, playing this demo makes me want to try it again. I think it'll run on xp.

10/7/12 4:42 PM
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Damn - I forgot how unforgiving the first one was LOL.
10/9/12 10:03 PM
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Man its difficult trying to keep everyone alive and organizing the base.
Oh and my first play through i learnt that there was no autosave on so i lost everything.
Second time through I got both UK and Germany in high numbers and no clue how to really get them down Phone Post
10/10/12 2:23 AM
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LittleKang - Man its difficult trying to keep everyone alive and organizing the base.
Oh and my first play through i learnt that there was no autosave on so i lost everything.
Second time through I got both UK and Germany in high numbers and no clue how to really get them down Phone Post
Welcome to Xcom trooper....

Have you got a Terror Mission yet? Phone Post
10/10/12 4:02 AM
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Thats xcom baby! Phone Post
10/10/12 4:33 AM
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KH Johnsen -  Thats xcom baby! Phone Post

Replaying the old one version.

Got my first Terror mission in Toronto pretty early in the game. Sent in my underarmed Noob team with no armour (body or mechanised). They step off the ship and boom - instant death. Half the squad are dead.

Reloaded it - Terror warning pops up.
We put Canada on ignore - we don't need their cash :-)
Not going near a Terror Attack without at least Laser weapons and a tank or 2 :-)

Damn - I forgot how cool this game is...
10/10/12 5:40 AM
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Agreed Phone Post
10/10/12 12:03 PM
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LittleKang - Man its difficult trying to keep everyone alive and organizing the base.
Oh and my first play through i learnt that there was no autosave on so i lost everything.
Second time through I got both UK and Germany in high numbers and no clue how to really get them down Phone Post
Welcome to Xcom trooper....

Have you got a Terror Mission yet? Phone Post
Ive done an escort and bomb mission so far Phone Post
10/10/12 12:11 PM
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This game is amazing

and I'm terrible lol. I'm starting over on my first play about at the 3 month mark. A couple veteran squad wipes (1 in hilariously panicked murder-suicide), and then bad base building decisions.

I just didn't realize how important engineers were until it was too late
10/10/12 12:28 PM
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invalid - A couple veteran squad wipes (1 in hilariously panicked murder-suicide), and then bad base building decisions.

I just didn't realize how important engineers were until it was too late

There's nothing sadder/funnier than a Squaddie getting capped while holding a primed grenade.

What did the bad base design affect?
10/10/12 12:51 PM
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Haha, yeah. Highest ranking guy in my squad gets poisoned and the rookie squad member next to him reacts by shooting him right in the fucking face. The rest of the squad loose their collective shit and start shooting and running anywhere and everywhere. Everywhere being right into double enemy flanking position on them. It was spectacular.

RIP Dr. Chucacabra.


What did the bad base design affect?

Well, I was thinking scientists would be more important than engineers. I didn't build any more satellites after my second launched, and I instead started doing tech upgrades for my squad. Then when I realized my mistake the queue for each new satellite was something like 20 days and my base didn't have the power/engineer staffing for more sat-coms. Coupled that with the squad wipes and 3 countries about to bail, I'm just going to try and apply what I learned to the next game.

I can't think of too many games where that all wouldn't just piss me off to the point of playing something else, but this game is so damn special.

Could you confirm a couple things for me?

- When your/their cover shield turns yellow it means you're being flanked, right? So no cover at all? What about red? I've seen that a few times but have no idea what that denotes.

- Dead soldiers' gear is automatically taken back to the base at the end of missions? I didn't pay close enough attention to that.

- How important is capturing life aliens? I whiffed a couple arc reactor shots in the non-story missions to capture a couple other specimens and promptly got that soldier dropped, so I just gave up on it. I assume you get some pretty neat unlocks?

Answer any of those and I'll name the first guy in my squad Ferox
10/10/12 12:52 PM
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invalid - A couple veteran squad wipes (1 in hilariously panicked murder-suicide), and then bad base building decisions.

I just didn't realize how important engineers were until it was too late

There's nothing sadder/funnier than a Squaddie getting capped while holding a primed grenade.

What did the bad base design affect?
I try to get equal amounts of enigeers and scientists from missions.

Oh question. Is there any way to lower the panic besides waiting for scanned events to come in? I have both the UK with only one point left before they leave my ass. Phone Post
10/10/12 1:07 PM
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Lol this is the only game that ive seen a guy get shell shocked lol. One of my rookies was getting the drop on one alien when another just appeared and flanked him. Both started shooting at him then he immediately hunkered down so i couldnt use him.
Thankfully my snipers has position on the aliens so they eliminated him with ease Phone Post
10/10/12 1:09 PM
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Yeah, the range of reactions is friggin awesome.

My one rookie in his first ever battle and no kills to his name freaks out and instead of running away runs forward screaming and shooting at literally anything he can? Fucking awesome.
10/10/12 1:50 PM
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How do you get more engineers? Just from missions? Trying to get some more satellites launched but don't have to engineers for it.

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