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Software News : UFO Alien Invasion
Posted by afxgroup on 2010/11/23 16:48:49 (1247 reads) News by the same author
Software News

UFO - Alien Invasion has been released and can be downloaded from Amigasoft.net web site.



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General

It is the year 2084. You control a secret organisation charged with defending Earth from a brutal alien enemy. Build up your bases, prepare your team, and dive head-first into the fast and flowing turn-based combat.

UFO: Alien Invasion is a squad-based tactical strategy game in the tradition of the old X-COM PC games, but with a twist. Our game combines military realism with hard science-fiction and the weirdness of an alien invasion. The carefully constructed turn-based system gives you pin-point control of your squad while maintaining a sense of pace and danger.

Over the long term you will need to conduct research into the alien threat to figure out their mysterious goals and use their powerful weapons for your own ends. You will produce unique items and use them in combat against your enemies. If you like, you can even use them against your friends with our multiplayer functionality.

UFO: Alien Invasion. Endless hours of gameplay — absolutely free.

The game takes a lot of inspiration from the X-COM series by Mythos and Microprose. However, it's neither a sequel nor a remake of any X-COM or other commercial title. What we as a team wanted to make is a brand new experience that tries to surpass the quality of games from 1992, rather than simply recreate them with flashier graphics.

We also believe that open-source projects don't need to be disorganised or badly-managed. We work together in a friendly and professional way, with a clear vision for a game that we know is worth playing.
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Warning.

* On systems with 64MB video card you could have the usual texture problem. You have to wait the new w3d drivers that will resolve this problem.
* If you have problems during launch of the game and your partition is using an SFS file system please try to test in on a JXFS or FFS partition


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Joeled
Published: 2010/11/23 18:20  Updated: 2010/11/23 18:52
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Joined: 2008/10/29
From: Uppsala, Sweden
Comments: 602
 Re: UFO Alien Invasion
Thank you
LiveForIt
Published: 2010/11/23 18:38  Updated: 2010/11/23 18:38
Just can't stay away
Joined: 2006/11/20
From: Norway
Comments: 1970
 Re: UFO Alien Invasion
Thanks this is the type of game I like to play
Thematic
Published: 2010/11/23 18:53  Updated: 2010/11/23 18:53
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 2007/2/27
From: Gravity well
Comments: 477
 Re: UFO Alien Invasion
Thanks.

An idea: put md5sum of the archive up, so it's easier to share such a large file...
Lio
Published: 2010/11/23 19:13  Updated: 2010/11/23 19:13
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 2006/12/4
From: France
Comments: 300
 Re: UFO Alien Invasion
Champagne !
thanks Andrea...
samo79
Published: 2010/11/23 19:55  Updated: 2010/11/23 19:55
Home away from home
Joined: 2006/12/2
From: Italy, Perugia
Comments: 2444
 Re: UFO Alien Invasion
Nice one, thanks Andrea !
cha05e90
Published: 2010/11/23 22:03  Updated: 2010/11/23 22:03
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Joined: 2009/3/10
From: Germany
Comments: 568
 Re: UFO Alien Invasion
Jeeez - how big is that file? A DVD image?
Thematic
Published: 2010/11/23 22:09  Updated: 2010/11/23 22:09
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 2007/2/27
From: Gravity well
Comments: 477
 Re: UFO Alien Invasion
I downloaded the LhA file but there are no bsp files. This means you can't get to the tactical (main as far as time spent IMO) part.
Templario
Published: 2010/11/23 22:27  Updated: 2010/11/23 22:27
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Joined: 2010/3/28
From: Palencia (capital of the mythical Vaccean Kingdom)
Comments: 522
 Re: UFO Alien Invasion
Congratulations for your game and one question it runs in my Sam with 533Mhz?
Thematic
Published: 2010/11/23 22:44  Updated: 2010/11/23 22:44
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 2007/2/27
From: Gravity well
Comments: 477
 Re: UFO Alien Invasion
It uses the engine from Quake 2, so it isn't exactly demanding.
Antique
Published: 2010/11/23 22:53  Updated: 2010/11/23 22:53
Home away from home
Joined: 2006/11/30
From: Norway
Comments: 2259
 Re: UFO Alien Invasion
Good work afxgroup.

Quite big download,was something missing in the package? Just tried the credits and worked.
afxgroup
Published: 2010/11/23 23:42  Updated: 2010/11/23 23:42
Amigans Defender
Joined: 2006/12/2
From: Taranto, Italy
Comments: 874
 Re: UFO Alien Invasion
i don't know if it is possible to add also the map files due the copyright. if so i'll add them to my site asap
nubechecorre
Published: 2010/11/24 0:31  Updated: 2010/11/24 0:31
Just can't stay away
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From:
Comments: 1492
 Re: UFO Alien Invasion
Thanks for the game Andrea hope to see the new warp 3d driver soon
djrikki
Published: 2010/11/24 1:12  Updated: 2010/11/24 1:12
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Joined: 2010/5/16
From: Grimsby, UK
Comments: 854
 Re: UFO Alien Invasion
328gts
Published: 2010/11/24 2:42  Updated: 2010/11/24 2:42
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Joined: 2009/7/7
From: Toronto, Canada
Comments: 1781
 Re: UFO Alien Invasion
WoW..thanks Andrea ..I hope it runs fine on my Samflex
Published: 2010/11/24 3:45  Updated: 2010/11/24 3:45
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Thanks! Finally some new X-Com game after the first one AGA
Thematic
Published: 2010/11/24 11:13  Updated: 2010/11/24 11:13
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 2007/2/27
From: Gravity well
Comments: 477
 Re: UFO Alien Invasion
It's PHALANX by the way.
Kicko
Published: 2010/11/24 11:23  Updated: 2010/11/24 11:23
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Joined: 2007/10/25
From: Gothenburg / Sweden
Comments: 1023
 Re: UFO Alien Invasion
Thanks to Rikki for screenshots and info
djrikki
Published: 2010/11/24 11:29  Updated: 2010/11/24 11:30
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Joined: 2010/5/16
From: Grimsby, UK
Comments: 854
 Re: UFO Alien Invasion
@Kicko

Yeah had to Goggle them...as usual. I hope they are accurate.
RIBDEVIL
Published: 2010/11/24 22:17  Updated: 2010/11/24 22:17
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Joined: 2010/1/22
From: VIGO SPAIN
Comments: 203
 Re: UFO Alien Invasion
Sorry but don't work for me.

A beutiful Grim Reaper apears and a console window with
" network initialization"
"server initialization"
"console initialization"

and that's all folks
Thematic
Published: 2010/11/24 22:34  Updated: 2010/11/24 22:34
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 2007/2/27
From: Gravity well
Comments: 477
 Re: UFO Alien Invasion
^ That's what happens here if I try to start it a second time (after quitting that is) without rebooting. The first time I get to the geoscape fine.
cha05e90
Published: 2010/11/25 0:51  Updated: 2010/11/25 0:51
Quite a regular
Joined: 2009/3/10
From: Germany
Comments: 568
 Re: UFO Alien Invasion
@RIBDEVIL
Same here - on both machines. I suppose it might be the mentioned problem with the file systems.
Thematic
Published: 2010/11/25 1:00  Updated: 2010/11/25 1:00
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 2007/2/27
From: Gravity well
Comments: 477
 Re: UFO Alien Invasion
Maybe so, but I used SFS as well.
328gts
Published: 2010/11/25 5:54  Updated: 2010/11/25 5:54
Just can't stay away
Joined: 2009/7/7
From: Toronto, Canada
Comments: 1781
 Re: UFO Alien Invasion
damn I can't get past 35MB downloaded..tried on OWB, Netscape, Netsurf, Debian IceWeasel, & Firefox all with same result
RIBDEVIL
Published: 2010/11/25 23:37  Updated: 2010/11/25 23:37
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Joined: 2010/1/22
From: VIGO SPAIN
Comments: 203
 Re: UFO Alien Invasion
I put a new little HD, and make a new partition in XJFS. move the game to this partition and now works o.k., well, it makes a request for "Cygnix:" assign, but after cancel, all works O.K.

Now, I try in a partition with FFS.
Reptile
Published: 2010/11/30 19:10  Updated: 2010/11/30 19:10
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 Re: UFO Alien Invasion
I used to thoroughly enjoy playing UFO: Enemy Unknown on my Amiga, it is good to see the brand live on. Are there any plans of re-releasing the originals for classic users?
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