XCOM: Enemy Unknown

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

View Stats:
Freyar Oct 9, 2012 @ 7:51pm
XCOM: Enemy Unknown General FAQ
This is a general purpose FAQ for the 2K/STEAM re-release of the X-com series.

Updates made when possible/needed. (PM if you have urgent information.)
(Layout stolen from Wally3K)


Q. What are the system requirements for XCOM: Enemy Unknown?

  • Windows Vista or Windows 7 (This game does not natively support Windows XP.)
  • 2GHz Dual Core Processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • nVidia GeForce 8600 GT / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT or better
  • 20GB Hard Disk space
  • Broadand Connection

  • 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or Athlon X2 2.7GHz
  • 4GB RAM
  • nVidia GeForce 9000 series / ATI Radeon HD 3000 series or better

Q. I pre-loaded, but when trying to play, the game tells me it's corrupted!

Close Steam entirely by clicking "Steam" then "Exit". Once you restart Steam, it should download a small patch and you should be good to go.

Q. I still bought XCOM: Enemy Unknown with an XP OS. Is there any way I can play it?
There are some fixes brought up by the community. Keep in mind that you implement these at your own risk.

If you get an error such as "Cannot find "InitOnceExecuteOnce" in DLL", then make sure you actually bought your copy of the game.

Q. I'm trying to run XCOM: Enemy Unknown on a system with three monitors, but it's all sorts of weird.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown does not support Triplehead or any other panoramic setup.

Q. How do I skip the intro videos for XCOM: Enemy Unknown?

Find the following directory:

Delete/rename the following:

More to be Added


Last edited by Freyar; Jan 10, 2013 @ 8:11pm
< >
Showing 1-9 of 9 comments
Freyar Oct 9, 2012 @ 7:51pm 
Freyar Oct 9, 2012 @ 7:51pm 
midnightlost Oct 9, 2012 @ 7:54pm 
Ah was wondering about skipping that long @$$ intro vid
Freyar Oct 9, 2012 @ 8:10pm 
Originally posted by midnightlost:
Ah was wondering about skipping that long @$$ intro vid
It was literally the first thing I looked for. I always look for BIK files I can rename or delete.
Freyar Oct 10, 2012 @ 1:02pm 
Bump. I'll be adding a note about the error involving INITONCE soon.
Raubard Dec 1, 2012 @ 5:56am 
Thanks for the A: on Q. How do I skip the intro videos for XCOM: Enemy Unknown?
Q: Is there a launch option on Steam to skip the intro videos?
Freyar Jan 10, 2013 @ 8:10pm 

I'll be looking at what I can add in later.
634 Oct 31, 2013 @ 10:52am 
i was able to launch games which reqs were higher than 1 Gb of RAM. is it possible to do so with this game ?
SiE (98 RUS) Nov 1, 2013 @ 3:15am 
вот за выключение видео спасибо!
< >
Showing 1-9 of 9 comments
Per page: 15 30 50

Date Posted: Oct 9, 2012 @ 7:51pm
Posts: 9