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X-Com on the iphone/touch?

10-16-2008, 04:30 PM
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X-Com on the iphone/touch?

Okay, so here's an idea. Despite the ongoing development of computer hardware, and ever more powerful and impressive games, I am still a huge lover of the original x-com games. Although I can't get it to run on this crazy fast Vista machine, I do consider this game as my favourite ever.

How difficult would it be for someone to port the console version, or the PC version, of the original X-Com UFO Defense (Enemy Unknown - UK title) game on to iPod, or really any of the other first few. Especially when you look at the latest article on the front of this website of Loopy Laboratory, those style graphics would be perfect for the battle scenes on the Earth.

Any thoughts?

Last edited by terrett101; 10-17-2008 at 12:58 PM.
10-16-2008, 04:37 PM
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Yeah, that would be great. Although I kind of played the first one to death so I'm not sure I'd want the same game over again. How about an original sequel? Although I never did play Terror From the Deep (and whatever came after that wasn't the same).

--Eric

10-16-2008, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by terrett101 View Post
Okay, so here's an idea. Despite the ongoing development of computer hardware, and ever more powerful and impressive games, I am still a huge lover of the original x-com games. Although I can't get it to run on this crazy fast Vista machine, I do consider this game as my favourite ever.

How difficult would it be for someone to port the console version, or the PC version, or the original X-Com UFO Defense (Enemy Unknown - UK title) game on to iPod, or really any of the other first few. Especially when you look at the latest article on the front of this website of Loopy Laboratory, those style graphics would be perfect for the battle scenes on the Earth.

Any thoughts?
Send Take Two Interactive an e-mail. They now own the rights for it. Those kinds of game will be perfect for the iPhone.

Alternatively, buy it on STEAM, it's dead cheap for 4.99 each or this "deal" for only 14.99 bucks, with the three proper X-COM titles and two shovelware ones.

Link http://store.steampowered.com/sub/964/

Yes they will work on Vista, gotta love the sys requirements

# Supported OS: Microsoft® 2000/XP/Vista® (Terror from the Deep XP Only)
# Processor: Pentium 90MHz or better

90Mhz is the sh!t

Last edited by dudehuge; 10-16-2008 at 04:42 PM.
10-16-2008, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by terrett101 View Post
Okay, so here's an idea. Despite the ongoing development of computer hardware, and ever more powerful and impressive games, I am still a huge lover of the original x-com games. Although I can't get it to run on this crazy fast Vista machine, I do consider this game as my favourite ever.

How difficult would it be for someone to port the console version, or the PC version, or the original X-Com UFO Defense (Enemy Unknown - UK title) game on to iPod, or really any of the other first few. Especially when you look at the latest article on the front of this website of Loopy Laboratory, those style graphics would be perfect for the battle scenes on the Earth.

Any thoughts?
I think X-Com is in my Top 5 Favorite Games Ever.

Hence, this idea makes my Top 5 Favorite Ideas Ever.

Steve Palley, www.slidetoplay.com
10-17-2008, 01:09 AM
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Send Take Two Interactive an e-mail. They now own the rights for it. Those kinds of game will be perfect for the iPhone.

Alternatively, buy it on STEAM, it's dead cheap for 4.99 each or this "deal" for only 14.99 bucks, with the three proper X-COM titles and two shovelware ones.

Link http://store.steampowered.com/sub/964/

Yes they will work on Vista, gotta love the sys requirements
I had no idea Steam was offering Vista compatible versions. That's one of the best things related to games I've ever heard. I will seriously look into getting those. I have numerous versions of pretty much all of them on disc, and have had some success on xp and vista, but have never been able to get the sound to work on apocalypse, which had always put me off starting again, even though I've yet to finish that one. I'll definitely investigate emailing Take 2, it would be interesting to see if they've thought about it or are open to the idea. It is certainly something I would spend money on.

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I think X-Com is in my Top 5 Favorite Games Ever.

Hence, this idea makes my Top 5 Favorite Ideas Ever.
Glad you like the idea, I can't think of a better gaming experience that to be able to pull X-Com out of my pocket anywhere and play to my heart's content
01-11-2009, 03:01 PM
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Wow, an x-com thread! I just had to bring this one back to life. I've been thinking about how to get x-com on the iPhone, and there is a possibilty! The first Playstation had X-Com UFO Defense in it's library and a psx emulator for the iPhone exists. Maybe, just maybe us hardcore fans of x-com can finally play it on the go!

Last edited by Aeroflux; 01-11-2009 at 03:03 PM.
01-11-2009, 03:05 PM
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I can't find the thread but I had posted the same thing a few months back!... I love X-Com!!!

Gamecenter:1337brian
01-11-2009, 03:11 PM
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x-com would be sick on the iphone
01-11-2009, 03:56 PM
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Rebelstar: Tactical Command for the GBA...

http://www.gamecritics.com/review/rebelstar/main.php

...is truly a forgotten gem; basically the tactical part of X-Com, designed by the same team.

My favorite portable strat title.

they could easily beef this up w/ a global map and re-create X-Com for the iPhone. There'd be a lot of $$ in it!!

Also, Jagged Alliance, which is rumored to have a 2009 release date for the DS.
01-11-2009, 03:57 PM
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I played Lasersquad Nemesis for around 5 years - it's by the same creator as X-Com.

http://www.lasersquadnemesis.com/