X-COM: Apocalypse

X-COM: Apocalypse

Oga Jun 26, 2014 @ 2:56pm
Graphic bugs and FPS lags
It is kinda weird, I played this game over 15 years ago and enjoyed it a lot.
Since my CD gave me issues on any pc with windows xp or higher I was happy to find it on steam. I got the package right away :)

So I started playing, screen keeps freezing up, sounds bug out, screen pops up black a lot (moving mouse can color it like using a mspaint brush).
Kinda, unplayable actually.

I couldn't really find anyone around with a solution for it and my PC ain't that fancy.
Win7 on 1080p with an i7 (4th gen) an nvidia 880, and 2x8 gb ram.

Anyone around with any idea's?
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Gumpo Jun 27, 2014 @ 6:04am 
Have you tried...
1 - Updating your graphics drivers? (probably not it, but always worth a shot.)
2 - Running in XP compatibility mode? (With various settings, often disabling desktop composition and visual themes)
3 - using the dosbox fix for directdraw - http://steamcommunity.com/app/7660/discussions/0/846940247647458655/
Oga Jun 27, 2014 @ 6:09am 
Hi Gumpo,
Thanks for the response,
Yes I've upgraded my drivers (video) and I've tried the dosbox fix I found in the "Graphical Issues" topic.
These two didn't seem to work, and running in XP mode via steam?
I've never seen anything about that, do you have a link (or experience wise pointer) on the how too?
Gumpo Jun 27, 2014 @ 6:47am 
You can't change it through steam directly, you just explore to the game directory and find the .exe that steam is launching, right click and edit it. I cant remember for sure but its probably a dosbox.exe file in c:\program files(x86)\steam\steamapps\common\xcoma folder. (i think its xcoma, but it might be the full name with the steam release.)
Oga Jun 27, 2014 @ 7:37am 
Thanks a lot, I'll give it a shot.

For any viewers that experience a same sort of issues, if I find a solution I'll post it in the topic.
Oga Jun 28, 2014 @ 12:10pm 
Found the solution, the dosbox.conf file had an option to set:
It removed the FPS lag and the rendering issues.
Grassman Jul 16, 2014 @ 8:06am 
Had the same problem, fixed it for me, thanks!
Oga Jul 16, 2014 @ 8:09am 
Nice, enjoy man :)
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