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Terror from the deep - 9/4/2007 10:26:11 AM   
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I just realized that I still have an UFO XCOM: Terror from the deep T-Shirt wich i still wear regulary. Not only the gane is good but the merchandise also is of some quality.

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RE: Terror from the deep - 12/4/2007 4:39:23 AM   
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Terror from the Deep is a good game.
Not as good as the original X-Com but a decent sequel.

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RE: Terror from the deep - 12/5/2007 5:55:49 AM   
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Hey Andy! (it's me Richardson), TFTD was my first game in MPS QA...lots of fun and those $*%&@ lobster men!!

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RE: Terror from the deep - 12/5/2007 1:27:15 PM   
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I think I enjoyed TFTD more than any of the original series. I'd still play it if I could get it to run. UFOET is great, but I haven't played more than one campaign with it. TFTD was pretty engrossing, particularly in the colony missions. The damn lobstermen would find a cubby hole to hide in and it took me forever to find them. And the "brainiac" soul-stealers were a pain in the buttocks. I used to knock a hole in the roof of the alien craft after landing with a disruptor missile, then send more missiles through the hole to wipe out the second-level aliens. Every now and then I would get the waypoints wrong and wipe out my squad.

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RE: Terror from the deep - 12/5/2007 7:17:45 PM   
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I'd still play it if I could get it to run.


Have you tried DosBox? I was able to get the original X-Com running on my (relatively) new machine using it.

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RE: Terror from the deep - 12/6/2007 9:56:35 PM   
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MjH,

I did try dosbox, but ran into some sort of trouble with it -- I think over the sound -- and gave up. That was a couple of years ago, and after I got UFOET I satisfied my X-COM longings pretty well. I did find a way to run Apocalypse in XP but I haven't tried it on the new system. I liked the "battlefields" in Apoc and had a great time blowing up the slum apartments and watching the buildings collapse. It took forever but was worth it.

I'm trying to get Star Wars Chess to run with dosbox for a friend but sound issues crop up again. Does anyone know a fix?

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RE: Terror from the deep - 12/13/2007 4:35:37 AM   
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Yeah, those lobstermen were a royal pain in the butt until you got what I termed the lobster drill.
Still all in all, a good game and one that I am proud of.

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RE: Terror from the deep - 12/21/2007 7:32:25 PM   
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quote:

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Yeah, those lobstermen were a royal pain in the butt until you got what I termed the lobster drill.
Still all in all, a good game and one that I am proud of.


One that you are proud of? Did you have anything to do with developing it?

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RE: Terror from the deep - 12/22/2007 4:33:29 AM   
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I was the MicroProse Hunt Valley QA lead on Terror from the Deep.

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RE: Terror from the deep - 12/22/2007 4:51:58 AM   
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Well you did a great job. I do't remember having any complaints about that game. I've never figured out why no one has been able to make a decent part 3.

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RE: Terror from the deep - 1/28/2008 9:21:20 PM   
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I thought "Apocalypse" was a lot of fun. I enjoyed the destructible structures -- I'd load my squads up with the alien high-explosive packs and bring down apartment buildings just for fun. I never played the X-Com games after Apoc, but UFOET is a worthy successor. I think, of the originals, TFTD was the best.

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RE: Terror from the deep - 2/2/2008 6:33:04 PM   
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quote:

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I thought "Apocalypse" was a lot of fun. I enjoyed the destructible structures -- I'd load my squads up with the alien high-explosive packs and bring down apartment buildings just for fun. I never played the X-Com games after Apoc, but UFOET is a worthy successor. I think, of the originals, TFTD was the best.



I thought that Apocalypse was the best game of the three originals, at least up to the point where you researched toxguns. They were so overpowered that it made the rest of the campaign too easy; OTOH if you choose not to use toxguns it became too hard.

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RE: Terror from the deep - 4/19/2008 2:37:27 AM   
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I remember you Gary. I cut my teeth on Avalon Hills "Blitzkrieg" in 1972....and went from there. I had nearly all of them, from Simulation Publication Inc, games...to Game Designers workshop...I really enjoyed Drang Nach Osten and the sequel Unentscheiden.

So I remember your name from some of the games I had.

Glad to see your still around.

Tom

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