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Offline Tadasu

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I love this game so much
« on: April 05, 2010, 10:03:10 am »
when i was 13 my dad bought me a copy of Xcom UFO and i loved that and beat it but to this day i love the whole concept and just recently found this, I tried and completed the full release 2.2.1 i think it is and have downloaded the developers release now and was playing around with it but i have a quick question what happened to the tactical view its all screwy now it was fine in 2.2.1 but it looks like stuff was removed or something and my mouse lags like hell on it...plus why where the keys for movement changed? anyways im seriously not trying to put anyone down Im just curious what happened...

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Re: I love this game so much
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2010, 02:44:21 pm »
Sounds like something went bad with your install. What you should do is uninstall the game (including the game user profile files) and reinstall with the latest or near-latest install. If you want a 3D Geoscape with working night/day, get revision 29004, if you're happy with 2D Geoscape, get the latest one.

You can change the keybindings by going to the user profile folders and modifying the keys.cfg file. The syntax is easy and you can find more information and links in one of the FAQs.

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Re: I love this game so much
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2010, 07:43:28 pm »
ok this is wierd the download link that i used was from april 3rd of this month but it doesnt seems to be the reslease number you said anyways the geoscape isnt the problem its just when i get into tactical view my mouse gets really lagy and thanks for the tip about the key bindings.

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Re: I love this game so much
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2010, 11:27:21 pm »
Welcome to these forums, Tadasu :)

2.3 does a little more than 2.2.1, so it might be a bit laggy on older or relatively slow machines.
What are your HW specs ?

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Re: I love this game so much
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2010, 12:21:09 am »
Don't forget that 2.3 has a different renderer also.

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Re: I love this game so much
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2010, 12:52:56 am »
well i kinda doubt that its because my hardware isnt good enough i am running a 2.6 ghz quad core processor with 3 gig of ram and a 256mg video card running windows xp.... and i dont know what it means that it has a different renderer....

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Re: I love this game so much
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2010, 01:38:19 am »
A 2.6 quad is good enough, so it's something special about you configuration.
There were others who reported laggy mouse cursors. Plz use forum search.
 
For 'rendering' see wikipedia (*very* interesting articles btw); in a nutshell it's: better graphics = more cpu usage.


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Re: I love this game so much
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2010, 02:23:19 am »
ok i tried doing a forum search for laggy mouse fixes but it doesnt give me anything...i tried a variation too...im stumped again

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Re: I love this game so much
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2010, 02:49:41 am »
Tried changing your graphics card drivers?

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Re: I love this game so much
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2010, 04:08:30 am »
ok i will give that a go but one more thing where do i find the latest dev release? preferably pre packaged because im not sure i know how to compile it...

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Re: I love this game so much
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2010, 05:09:53 am »
You should be able to find the latest precompiled installer in this thread.

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Re: I love this game so much
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2010, 06:32:38 am »
alright cool that is the one i have. thanks man

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Re: I love this game so much
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2010, 07:43:03 am »
ok Ive got another quick question are alien bases implemented in the latest dev release? and if so how the hell do you find them? Also is XVI implemented in the latest dev release? and if so what triggers it because im well into my 3rd year and still havent even seen a zombie....

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Re: I love this game so much
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2010, 07:58:35 am »
Tad yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. All the stuff in 2.2.1 is in 2.3 we dont delete features we add and improve. And by we i mean the admins

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Re: I love this game so much
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2010, 08:28:10 am »
Yeah I was so glad to find a copy of UFO X-Com at a computer shop that sold old games and 2nd hand items. I paid 3 bucks for it, original package. It was all able to fit into a thumb drive