Category: Main Games Strategy Games X-COM: UFO Defense Collector's Edition

X-COM: UFO Defense

Collector's Edition for Windows

Application Details:

Version: Collector's Edition
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.19

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

main menu, Geoscape window, mouse.

What does not

Keyboard, music


What was not tested

the rest of the game: without keyboard it's not possible to go through the placement of first base.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

The game runs after you set "Emulate Virtual Desktop" in winecfg, although the keyboard issue prevents further testing. See also:

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 08 20111.3.19Yes Yes BronzeDaedalus 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 14 20101.3.4N/A No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowGentoo LinuxFeb 08 20101.1.38Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowGentoo LinuxFeb 06 20101.1.38Yes Yes Bronzeaffect 
ShowGentoo LinuxApr 01 20091.1.18Yes Yes Bronzeaffect 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected

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HowTo / Notes

Keyboard input

You can fix the keyboard input using a lib/wine/ file from wine version 0.9.16 or using a hack mentioned in the comments to bug #8854

Fullscreen mode crash / black box issue
If you are running the game in fullscreen mode ("Emulate virtual desktop" winecfg option NOT checked) and are getting black box with a subsequent crash, check the logs. Most likely you'll find an error line like this in the log:

- If you get an error like "No matching mode found 320x200x8!"

It means you have to configure your X server to enable the 320x200 mode (if your video adapter supports it) using your graphics driver software or by modifying X config file(s)


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Try OpenXCom instead
by Ezequiel Ferriol on Sunday June 22nd 2014, 13:39
I tried for years to make this game work via Wine, and failed miserably over and over again.
But finally OpenXCom is released.
OpenXCom is an open-source clone of the original UFO: Enemy Unknown (X-Com: UFO Defense in USA), licensed under the GPL and written in C++ / SDL. It was originally founded by SupSuper in February 2009, and has since grown into a small development team surrounded by a very supporting community.
But they didn't limit themselves to clone the original game; they also included a THRONG of improvements (including modding capabilities).
OpenXCom is absolutely free, though possession of an original copy of XCOM: UFO Defense Collector's Edition is required. OpenXCom is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Check out the trailer:

Download it for free:
Keyboard patch
by Daedalus on Saturday May 14th 2011, 9:09
I confirm that the patch proposed in resolves the issue with keyboard. (Tested on wine-git, cloned May 14th 2011)