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Offline Esser2002

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What happened to XcomUtil?
« on: August 29, 2019, 10:01:23 pm »
I know that XcomUtil is not OpenXcom, but you guys are the only active x-com community i know, and i am tired of googling around in 10-15 years old posts and getting 404's

To the point, I want an X-com experience that resembles the original as good as possibly, just with the difficulty bug fixed, so i can actually beat the game on superhuman.
Problem is that I cant download XcomUtil and get it to work.

The only link i can find to download anything is this https://sites.google.com/site/stjones/xcomutil but i can't get it to install/don't know how to

I am running windows 7 with the steam version of X-com UFO defence. Can you help me?

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Re: What happened to XcomUtil?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2019, 11:23:24 pm »
The difficulty bug has been fixed in OpenXcom.

And most of XcomUtil's changes are available as built-in OpenXcom mods (just click on MODS menu when you start the game, you'll see them there).

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Re: What happened to XcomUtil?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2019, 11:55:31 pm »
Thanks for the advice,  but I don't want all of the changes that come with openxcom, f.x the AI changes.

Do you know any way to get X-comUtil?

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Re: What happened to XcomUtil?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2019, 12:10:21 am »
Thanks for the advice,  but I don't want all of the changes that come with openxcom, f.x the AI changes.

OpenXcom tried (and IMO succeeded) to replicate the original AI to extreme detail.
What changes do you have in mind exactly?

Do you know any way to get X-comUtil?

Directly from the author?
https://www.bladefirelight.com/xcomutil/xcomutil-downlaod/

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Re: What happened to XcomUtil?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2019, 09:24:22 am »
Ufopaedia should cover how to install and configure it: https://www.ufopaedia.org/index.php/XcomUtil

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Re: What happened to XcomUtil?
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2019, 11:11:11 am »
Thank you for the download link. I could not find it because the XcomUtil page returned 404 https://www.bladefirelight.com/XcomUtil/

It may be something with the version of OpenXcom I currently have installed, but i don't find it as difficult as the original (on the higher difficulities)

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Re: What happened to XcomUtil?
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2022, 12:11:07 am »
Xcom Util is still there on the original site...it's on Page 4... they moved the file without updating the link I think...

I'm not allowed to post the link for some reason...   Go to the home page and navigate to Page 4.

Enjoy!

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Re: What happened to XcomUtil?
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2022, 09:45:54 pm »
Xcom Util is still there on the original site...it's on Page 4... they moved the file without updating the link I think...

I'm not allowed to post the link for some reason...   Go to the home page and navigate to Page 4.

Enjoy!

XComUtil doesn't work anymore with Windows 10 IIRC.