X-COM series

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X-COM series

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I want to ask about TBS "X-COM: Enemy Unknown" and "X-COM: Terror From the Deep" - can they be ported... in some future? :) It's amazing games, hope all of you know them
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-COM_(series)

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mm44 wrote:I want to ask about TBS "X-COM: Enemy Unknown" and "X-COM: Terror From the Deep" - can they be ported... in some future? :) It's amazing games, hope all of you know them
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-COM_(series)
They are not 2D point'n'click adventure games, which is what ScummVM mainly focuses on, so its not likely to happen, I'm afraid

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md5 wrote:They are not 2D point'n'click adventure games, which is what ScummVM mainly focuses on, so its not likely to happen, I'm afraid
2d - yes
point'n'click - yes
adventure - no, it's tactical game. but absolutely action/turn based
I see no big differences in playing between X-COM and Gobliins by example...

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mm44 wrote:
md5 wrote:They are not 2D point'n'click adventure games, which is what ScummVM mainly focuses on, so its not likely to happen, I'm afraid
2d - yes
point'n'click - yes
adventure - no, it's tactical game. but absolutely action/turn based
I see no big differences in playing between X-COM and Gobliins by example...
Of course there is a huge difference. Gobliins is an adventure/puzzle game. X-Com is a tactical strategy turn based game. Thus, it is out of scope of ScummVM, which focuses mainly on ADVENTURE games (with a few exceptions, which are games that are based on adventure game engines, like the Elvira series). So the answer is again, no. You may want to have a look at UFO2000: http://ufo2000.sourceforge.net/

Edit: Also, this question has been asked in the past, do a search in the forums

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Thanks for answering. I'm not looking Windows port, Symbian is better for me :D But anyway thanks

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I suggest you use DosBox. It has a Symbian version.

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ovvldc wrote:I suggest you use DosBox. It has a Symbian version.

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Huh? It does? Since when? :?

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Since February or so. There was a story on OSNews on how it allows you to run Win 3.1 on a Symbian phone. See http://s60dosbox.sourceforge.net/

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I would absolutely love to see a portable reverse-engineered engine for the first two X-COM games some day. Not likely it will happen, and I have no clue whatsoever how to do it, but it would be extremly nice :)

Although there are these threads; X-COM 1, X-COM 2 and even Albion. But I don't have a GP2X.

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Well, it won't happen as part of this project.

Note that there is an open source remake of X-Com 1: http://ufo2000.sourceforge.net/

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fingolfin wrote:Well, it won't happen as part of this project.
Yeah, I know. I meant as a standalone project, like OpenTTD :)

OpenXCOM? :P
fingolfin wrote:Note that there is an open source remake of X-Com 1: http://ufo2000.sourceforge.net/
Yeah, but it doesn't have any single player part. It just focus on the human vs human multiplayer.

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both those xcom games had patches made for them, and i can run them on xp
so as opposed to ufo2000, you can play through the single player game

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Post by Freddo »

Heh, there's actually a project called OpenXcom now. Very cool, I hope they reach their goal!

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