GAMES:X-COM: Terror from the Deep

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X-COM: Terror from the Deep
Movie Screenshot
Screenshot of intro movie to XCOM: Terror from the Deep
Developer Mythos Games
Publisher Microprose
Released 1995
Status Perfect
Tested on 0.71
Tested game version Unknown
Links Compatibility List
Executable TERROR.BAT
Setup N/A
DOS Extender
DOS4GW.EXE Unknown
Works with DOS32A N/A

X-Com: Terror from the Deep can be purchased from Steam. This version is preconfigured to launch through DOSBox.

How to Setup

Note that this game is very popular, thus there are various version of the program for DOS, and even a special collectors edition for Windows. This guide describes the CD-ROM version of this game only. When the disk versions are tracked down, more information will be added.

CD-ROM Version

You will need to mount the CD for installation and also every time the game is played. Run INSTALL.EXE found on the CD and they will install by default to C:\MPS\TFTD. Make sure you mount the CD back to the same drive letter you installed it to, or else it will complain about a missing CD. Alternatively, you may want to edit the BAT files yourselves if you decide to give it a letter change. Just search for the drive letter you installed from and change it to the letter that you will mount it to.

The affected files will be (assuming that you installed it to the default path) C:\MPS\TERROR.BAT and C:\MPS\TFTD\TERROR.BAT.

Playing Terror from the Deep without the CD-ROM

On the root directory of the X-COM: Terror from the Deep CD, there is a directory \HARDDISK. Executing the installation file there will install the game so that it does not require the CD to play, however the instead of an introductory and game-end video it will be a slideshow instead.