X-Com: UFO Defense (aka UFO: Enemy Unknown in Europe, and X-Com: Enemy Unknown in the Playstation port) is a turn-based tactical squad shooter published in 1994 by Microprose. This tag should be used for the original 1994 game for PC, Amiga and Playstation, and not the 2012 PC remake XCOM: Enemy ...

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How do I take down a ufo without damaging it?

I've been looking for a way to take down a UFO without doing any (or little damage) to it as possible. I haven't found any research that would help me either. My question is, is there some weapon that ...
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Does the number of corpses affect research?

If I'm low on space and have some 11 corpses of each alien but haven't researched any, should I keep the pile of bodies around to improve research or can I sell all but one?
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Can terror attacks be prevented in early game?

In X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown (the 1994 original), I've already encountered two alien terror attacks by February 2000, when I'm only on one base and at the tech level of laser weapons. ...
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Are heavy cannon and auto-cannon still tactically advantageous after acquiring the laser rifle?

In X-Com (the 1994 original, not the new game), you start with some heavy cannons and and an auto-cannon. Are either of these weapons still tactically advantageous in any situation once you've got ...
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How can I counter alien grenades?

In X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown (1994), I regularly lose half my squad to an alien grenade on round 1. The timer is set to zero so I can't flee, and aliens have thrown a grenade even after ...
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Can you blow open the top of ships?

In UFO: Enemy Unknown/X-COM: UFO Defense, sometimes when you shoot down an enemy ship in the Geoscape, it will have a hole at the top of the ship. Is it possible to use, for example, multiple heavy ...
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Empty Production Items screen

I'm playing a DOSBox (0.74) version of XCOM UFO Defence and I don't have any options for Production Items on the New Production screen. I'm wondering whether I'm seeing a DOSBox emulation problem or ...
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How do I close the stats screen in XCOM UFO: Enemy Unknown?

I'm not sure if I am doing something wrong or it is a glitch. In the game XCOM UFO: Enemy Unknown, I was playing normally. I shot down a UFO, went to go kill the survivors, went into battlescape, then ...
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Is it possible to destroy UFO walls using only Heavy Cannon and grenades?

I shot down a large scout, eliminated aliens outside, and came inside to see this: crash damage has destroyed a portion of 1st floor floor, so when I use the elevator to go up a level and pass through ...
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does damaging craft influence tactical battles?

If I attack but do not shoot down a UFO, and then it lands and I send in a skyranger, will I be facing less live aliens than if it had landed fully unmolested? Does damaging the UFO have any effect, ...
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Help! I walk through every door I try to open!

I'm playing a new game of x-com: Enemy Unknown, and the first mission my x-com soldiers were able to perform was capturing a landed UFO. Due to a combination of random chance and luck (bad or good? I ...
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Do the Steam versions of the X-Com games have the original bugs fixed?

Has anyone played these on Steam? Are the bugs fixed? Bugs I remember: All difficulties are the same. Infinite Fuel Glitch Shooting (and seeing) through some walls. Item spawn limits when aliens ...
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X-Com 1: Having a secondary weapon

I play UFO Defense / Enemy Unknown (X-Com) since its out now. And I always equip a weapon on the right hand slot and a grenade in the left hand slot. On most Longplay videos, people equip grenades on ...
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Moving/backing up xcom save files

I'm hoping to move a full set of XCom (the original) save games from a steam install on one computer to a steam install on a second. I've seen the UFOpaedia entry on save games but can't seem to get ...