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

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What works

In game play. I tried the overview map, tactical combat, played through like over a month in-game time.

What does not

Sound only works under emulation, but in that case it works perfectly. (This is the reason I put gold instead of platinum). I used OSS under emulation mode. There are some slight, non-important graphical bugs. Mostly saving just seems a bit slow. The main problems in-game are speed related, scrolling is a bit too fast (but is very playable at the slowest scroll speed). Also the speeds of things like shooting are significantly faster than in windows. Overall, very playable though.


What was not tested

Didn't get to the last mission/beat game. This version didn't have an installer, but was already ready to play.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Installed version of wine was via the dotpups, and didn't have NPTL or TLS under glibc.

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

Known Bugs

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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)


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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)