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niculinux

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Hello.

As far as i know xcom: ufo defence i the US version of ufo: enemy unknown; the latter commercialized in Europe and the rest of the wordl. Now what is the difference? If any, which one includes the universal patch in the extsta download section of openxcom official homesite?

Thank you, in advance
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Re: Difference between "ufo: enemy unknown" and "xcom: ufo defence"
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2015, 09:36:42 pm »
Hello.

As far as i know xcom: ufo defence i the US version of ufo: enemy unknown; the latter commercialized in Europe and the rest of the wordl. Now what is the difference? If any, which one includes the universal patch in the extsta download section of openxcom official homesite?

Thank you, in advance

You need to apply the patch on both Versions, so it doesn't matter. Steam Version also.

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Re: Difference between "ufo: enemy unknown" and "xcom: ufo defence"
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2015, 09:42:29 pm »
Thank you hellrazor, but then what are the differences between US and EU/resto fo the world versions?

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Re: Difference between "ufo: enemy unknown" and "xcom: ufo defence"
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2015, 11:04:16 pm »
As far i I've seen it's just the name, and yes I have BOTH versions (one on the original floppies even - if I can remember where I packed it.)

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Re: Difference between "ufo: enemy unknown" and "xcom: ufo defence"
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2015, 11:48:37 pm »
Hello.

As far as i know xcom: ufo defence i the US version of ufo: enemy unknown; the latter commercialized in Europe and the rest of the wordl. Now what is the difference? If any, which one includes the universal patch in the extsta download section of openxcom official homesite?

Thank you, in advance

None. The reason for the different names is that Microprose US vetoed the "UFO: Enemy Unknown" name since they were worried that using UFO as the game title might lead to copyright issues. So they decided to change the name into XCom: UFO Defense for the US edition.

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Re: Difference between "ufo: enemy unknown" and "xcom: ufo defence"
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2015, 12:30:11 am »
One has to say, having something unique in the game name was a rather good move of the US people. It establishes the brand much better. Everybody switched to "XCom: Terror from the Deep" later.

"USO: Terror from the Deep" would be a rather weird name, and the link to the first instalment a bit more tenuous.

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Re: Difference between "ufo: enemy unknown" and "xcom: ufo defence"
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2015, 01:37:52 am »
spelling, mostly. Armor vs Armour and so on.

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Re: Difference between "ufo: enemy unknown" and "xcom: ufo defence"
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2015, 09:27:42 am »
Thank you guys. :) Ah...peraphs I made a mistake, to post here!  :o Thsi should be eventually movedi in General discussion, also General discusison forum should be moved right under Openfeedback in the home of the forum? Whatever, solved <3

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In closing, the universal patch is a cumulative one, includin also some fixes from the game community, in fact according to its readme:

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OpenXcom Universal Data Patch
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This patch covers all current fixes to the original X-COM data, including:
- UFO 1.4 official patch (+ previous versions);
- Combo X-COM Game Folder Patch (by Zombie/Bomb Bloke);
- Various extra fixes by the OpenXcom community.

To install, extract to your OpenXcom Data folder, overwriting every file.

If you need to patch original X-COM instead, you should check here: https://www.strategycore.co.uk/files/ufo-enemy-unknown/patches/

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