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    66 KB Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)13:39 No.5430644  
    It’s all coming apart at the seams.

    The UN was never strong, but it’s all but finished now. Old men screaming at each other over their collective impotence as their governments raid their UN dues to pay for the new weapon programs- so many feeble hopes, and the diplomats know it. Out of the wreckage of an organization that once threw around billions, our budget is six million. “Independent multi-national force,” they called us. Always a calling card for under funded and insignificant- but this time everyone knows it. The Kiryu-Kai still have yet to make a single interception; tooling around Asia in their shiny new F-2s, and the Americans are trying to weaponize the SR-71. The defense budgets of the most powerful nations on earth are being brought to bear- we’re just a small player in a very big game.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)13:41 No.5430658
    Brace for X-COM thread.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)13:42 No.5430662
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    I wonder if there’s anything we can really do. The most sluggish intruders tend to cruise around just above our best interceptor fighter’s maximum speed, and when they’re done clowning they double that velocity and just fucking vanish. And everybody knows it. Everyone is terrified. Gun store inventories are sold out and backordered for six months. Farmers are hiring field watchers and security. And the UFOs, always the fucking UFOs, dancing and jerking about in the sky, just out of reach.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)13:43 No.5430670
    So, let's fight.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)13:44 No.5430675
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    We’ve got the best equipment available to man, for what that’s worth. And I don’t think it’ll be much. Heavy assault rifles- AR variants that some genius decided to rechamber for 6.7mm just to let the little green men know we’re not fucking around. Some new 20mm autocannon- a low velocity grenade lobber, really- single-man portable, with innovations salvaged from the US Army’s XM307 project. And the most recent word in Kevlar full-body protection, for whatever it’ll do against ray guns. The interceptors arrived from Lockheed Martin yesterday, and the X-band radars at the base are coming online as I write. Our quarry seems to slip right past civilian air traffic control radars- so the only reliable detection network is that which we build ourselves. There’s a hotline for first-person sightings, of course, but its circuits are jammed with the cries of the panicked and the delusional.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)13:46 No.5430685
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    Perhaps we’re the delusional ones. After all, we’re trying to fight back.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)13:46 No.5430687
    ITT: Let's Play X-COM: UFO Defense: The Prequel?
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)13:49 No.5430705
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    In other words you are now playing

    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)13:51 No.5430714

    Nah, just INCREDIBLY bored moron doing some writefagging. For VGA graphics, this game has some rad atmosphere. And then I had a sit down and think about just why a powerful "multinational force" would start with exactly one base and a budget of a mere six million. Wasn't hard. Everyone for themselves, faggots- defend your own fucking airspace.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)13:52 No.5430718

    I call dibs on Mulder. I could roll up a D20 Modern charsheet for Mulder right the fuck now. 1st level Dedicated hero?
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)13:52 No.5430720
    With guns! more like Delta Green actually, I don't think Scully and Mulder actually ever got to defeat or discover 'the truth' now did they?
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)13:52 No.5430723
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)13:54 No.5430735
    Multinational Force is another word for Independant Contractors, which is just another word for Mercenaries.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)13:55 No.5430742

    Oooh, I get it. The events of Deus Ex follow the events of X-COM- after X-Com wins, it's hold on alien technology is absorbed by MJ-12 for use in their shadow government conquest?
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)13:55 No.5430743
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    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)13:55 No.5430746
    "The point is that really, what it comes down to, what's more important than training budgets, rifle calibers, jet planes, and the organizational coordination is the money that's going to have to go to us down in the shops to basically revamp two hundred years of the industrial model."

    "You think I'm fucking kidding? Have you seen the sample of what's on the god damn hull of these things? All I can say is thank god for the bloated military industrial complex, cause right now I'm not imagining anything ground based that'd be capable of penetrating these things. the reason that we've shot down ANY of these things? We're lucky, and they're lazy."

    "Obviously we're going to be reverse engineering, I'd love to get my kid this for a bike helmet, but that goes back to my original point- we can't trust ANYONE outside of our bases with this. We don't know what ungodly awful shit is in this stuff, and combined with how on edge people are, and, and, and reports of alien NEGOTIATORS in DC, well, just to speak plainly, I don't trust anyone outside of X-Com with this. So, yes, tell the Germans we won't be needing the factories from them. I know. I know. We won't be able to have an army. But right now I'm staring a piece of metal no thicker than my finger that bounced a fifty caliber bullet off of it with little more than a scratch, with the guy wearing it barely getting a bruise. We'll manage."

    -Selection from the SwissCom transcripts, 6/12/1999.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)13:55 No.5430748

    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)13:56 No.5430750
    Kiryu-Kai was fucking badass.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)13:57 No.5430757

    That would put blackwater right out of buisness.

    Sign up for Blackwater, and guard supply bases in a desert against psycho Jihadists.

    Sign up for X-Com, and ride around in a pimp-ass sky bus and frag fucking ET.

    Easy pick.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)13:58 No.5430762
    The Tri-Optimum Corporation would like to remind you, the shareholder, that we are in no way related the the UAC despite various symbolic and trademark disputes.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)13:58 No.5430763
    X-Files is now part of my personal X-COM canon.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)13:58 No.5430765
    Dude, the Kiryu Kai didn't manage a single intercept.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)13:59 No.5430768

    X-COM has a higher rate of casualties, I'd rather join Blackwater and work for Dick blowing up sand-niggers.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)13:59 No.5430769
    X-Com pays much worse, though. Think of how many rookies you go through in a mission - that kind of personnel turn-over isn't cheap.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)13:59 No.5430773

    He must also be addicted to sunflower seeds and pornography
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:00 No.5430776

    ... Awesome. Now that's the kind of thing that gets me writefagging about this. When you consider all the implications of the game in a real-life context, that's what starts coming to the fore.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:00 No.5430777

    In Soviet Russia, Sand Niggers blow up you!
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:01 No.5430779
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    Hey Guys! Uh, I think the aliens have built a base in Mexico.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:01 No.5430780

    God help the aliens....
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:01 No.5430781

    See, that's the kind of thing you DON'T put in the recruitment brochure.

    Though, I suppose if they're dumb enough not to ask why you're always recruiting, then they'd be in the <insert disfavored military service here> and not looking for PMC work.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:03 No.5430790

    The UFO fleets over mexico are really fucking creepy.

    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:04 No.5430800
    So? I said they were "badass", not "effective".
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:04 No.5430801
    "Remember, in the early days? When a crash happened out in fucking, fucking like the middle of the God damn Ukraine, we'd get NO back up? Just a bunch of troops staring at us as our skyranger parked down, maybe a bit of yellow tape if we were lucky, to cordon off the area? It's like they thought that aliens and UFOs dropping out of the sky were some messy waste, and we were the fucking garbagemen. How many of our guys got killed out there, with a fucking army sitting right outside, unwilling to move a muscle as burnt flesh wafted on the wind. Afraid of disease probably, they were all afraid of the damn diseases they would get. Early days of X-Com, the bases that were built originally, they, they, y'know, aside from the fucking, uh, what's the term, 'rapid reaction force'? I forget, but aside from allowing us to respond quickly, it was to cut us off from the rest of mankind. No one knew what the Hell these sectoid bastards were carrying with them. We had medical check ups, every three days, sometimes at random just in case we were hiding a third head or something."

    "Now, of course, we realize how clean those motherfuckers are. And also, now, I have to blow money just to keep those fuckers away."

    "You see that video being played every two hours on Fox? Some asshole reporter declares freedom of the press, and manages to sneak past the perimeter with a camera, trying to get a look at a snakeman terror ship, and for fucking WHAT? We brief these idiots, don't we? We sell corpses to God damn pharmaceutical companies for fuck's sakes, we CAN'T hide anything because then we would go broke! But no. Anything involving more than one language is a suspicious aberration."

    "Then the chrysalid gets them, and the wounded man staggers off towards our team and gets shot."

    "We lost ten million in funding that day."

    -Private Recordings of Captain Marko, from the "Diaries of Unknown Enemies" documentary.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:05 No.5430805

    I'm starting to think this would have gone better in /x/.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:07 No.5430817

    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:09 No.5430823
    >Old men
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:11 No.5430832
    X-Files meets X-Com!
    Agents working to uncover the Sectoid PLOT!
    X-com trying to conceal the truth, players don't know guys doing the cover-ups are really X-com and believe them to be the big bad government!

    Could have potential if done right...
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:12 No.5430842

    We were in constant radio contact with the Interceptors, some six hundred miles ahead of us as they crept up on the UFO from extreme low altitude. Eight men crammed in the back of a Skyranger, thundering through the dark towards an unknown interception with an unfathomable enemy.

    The radio went silent. They were going for the kill, and didn’t want to risk detection of their transmissions.

    Either that, or they were dead.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:13 No.5430846

    >"Then the chrysalid gets them, and the wounded man staggers off towards our team and gets shot."

    >"We lost ten million in funding that day."

    Rating: Terrible!
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:14 No.5430856
    Was anyone else thinking of UNATCO the moment they saw "old men" in the OP?
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:15 No.5430871
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    No I was thinking of this guy
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:15 No.5430873

    OP here. Now that I read that again... fuck. Fuck. Now all I can think of is UNATCO.

    God damn it!
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:15 No.5430879
    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Braddock: ...The most important thing, I think, in presenting this matter, Prime Minister, is that we do not make it explicit, that we have a treaty with the aliens.

    PM: That would be bloody wonderful, it really would be, but I mean, well, you've seen the proposal, haven't you?

    Braddock: Well, yes, I have.

    Unidentified Voice: I think it's quite reasonable actually, all things considered.

    PM: That's not the point- Look, I don't want any leaks, can we be clear? I, I, I, I MEAN you can talk about genetic diversity and necessary samples but I mean really-!

    Braddock: Actually, recent polling shows that after the Thames attack, that, well, the people are starting to accept certain things.

    Unidentified Voice: We understand our previous mistakes. We seek to curtail any disturbances in your society.

    PM: Meaning?

    Braddock: To be frank sir? With record unemployment, and recent, ah, unrest, there's no shortage of those that no one will mind going missing.

    PM: Oh. OH. But-

    Unidentified Voice: Your pride shall be kept. No occupying force. One loss, on our part. You will have your peace with honor.

    Braddock: We think an event in Scotland would be best.

    PM: Oh. Er. And the, the Command?

    Braddock: After the way they handled the incident on the Thames? Any protest would only increase your support in the coming election.

    PM: Oh. Oh good. Well, small sacrifices and whatnot. Do you take tea?

    -Excerpt from "Blind Throne, a Chronicle of England Under Alien Oppression."
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:17 No.5430895

    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:18 No.5430899


    At least it's not China again, though.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:18 No.5430904

    Where is all this coming from? Copypasta?
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:18 No.5430905
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:21 No.5430926

    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:22 No.5430936
    Our electronic OLD MEN and their.... flexibility has allowed us to make progress on the mythical city on Mars.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:23 No.5430948

    They always seem to cave first in every game, don't they? I had it after one month, even.

    Not that I mind, because that usually means they've got a base there, and since I put my second base in in Europe... easy time farming supply ships, eh?
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:25 No.5430965


    After the CONVENIENT alien attacks on New Orleans, and X-COM's "HEROIC" actions (See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLnWlLTqu4Y for X-COM STORMTROOPERS SHOOTING WOUNDED CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES) the United States Congress has SOLD PART OF OUR LAND TO A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT


    What would George Washington, or Thomas Jefferson think at seeing THERE nation giving up ITS SOVREIGNITY TO A MULTINATIONAL OPPRESSOR?

    "and all the nations shall follow him all the tribes and kings shall bend their knee to him and they will give him glory and not the glory that is due to god" Revelations 65:21


    -cryptzone.ti, 9/21/02.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:27 No.5430980

    Alien Infiltration Detected

    Dispatching Skyranger
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:29 No.5430995
    Never understood why the guy responsible for xcom didnt really make any truly good and comparable games to the first xcom.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:30 No.5431005

    I just started playing for the first time recently and the UK was the first to defect for me too.

    Is there something in the code that makes them massive pussies or something?
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:30 No.5431006
    Ok. But MJ12 *does* have a pact with the aliens, so the reason for X-Com's existence is... to reassure the public with staged victories and information leaks? Capture and brainwash veterans for use as elite guard?
    This has potential, /tg/. Please get some shit done.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:30 No.5431007

    It was Austrialia for me.

    Soon followed by Japan.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:31 No.5431008
    Those tea-drinking faggots have apparently forgotten how to spine. Bring back the WWII Brits that sat in their goddamn houses and drank tea while the bombs fell all around them!

    TL;DR: X-Com britain is fags and vaginas.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:33 No.5431024
    Brazil first, then UK and France at the same time.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:36 No.5431051
    I dont understand whats your fucking problem with the first game, its easy as fuck even on superhuman with fixed difficulty levels, as long as you dont play as a dumb fuck.

    I have about 30-40h~ clocked in xcom now and I can easily beat xcom1 on superhuman with my score in the thousands every month. With psi-troops the game is just as good as done if you have a few effective ones.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:36 No.5431053

    Fucking Brazilians, whoring themselves out to the aliens for money and items.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:38 No.5431060
    "Y'know, I read something in the paper today, taking a break as we were installing that big fusion melter over in USCom- oh yeah, I know, it was a bitch, but hey, we had all this stock of alien alloy there from that supply ship we took down just north of Lake Superior, and that fucking had to get melted fast."

    "It said ours was the, per capita, seventh largest economy in the world. That made me spit out my coffee. I think the most funding we ever had was, what, a billion?"

    "But it kind of had a point. We've got five bases, with maybe a staff of, uhhhh, fuck, four hundred? Five hundred? On direct payroll. A hundred of them, spread between SwissCom and AsiaCom, are engineers, cranking out laser rifles and personal armor, and it suddenly hits me- how much fucking money do we make off those? We don't use it all, and we all agree funding is short- and looking at all the equipment we use to build that stuff-"

    "How much money do we have floating around here, or inside of our equipment? It's a fucking lot! I should be asking for a raise, thinking that I'm working nearly every Goddamn second of the day."

    "But, well, it wouldn't seem right, y'know? I mean, we ARE saving the world. And I get that feeling from everybody here, we're all just glad to be working to stop these alien bastards from ravaging the planet."

    "But then, I get this queasy feeling in my stomach as I look around at all the high tech toys, stuff that nobody else can hope to duplicate outside of a few tiny labs that have budgets in the billions, and a thought comes to me, I mean you have to wonder what if-"

    "Oh fuck, are those warning bells? Oh shit, they're actually fucking attacking! Fuck fucking turn off the go-"

    -Recording recovered from the ruins of USCom, after attack of 9/29/02.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:41 No.5431072
    candlejack hear what do you thi
    > www.anuntalk.com, nun = non
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:47 No.5431113
    "The...Alien attack upon X-Com's newest base, built within the Detroit area was a shocking event for us all..."

    "Now, permit me to be clear here- I do not, in any way, shape, or form, blame the office of X-Com's PR team for it's...Baseless accusation that the office of the United States somehow permitted this horrible event to occur. That is a vile thing to implicate, and we have received an apology from X-Com for its impulsive actions."

    "However, there is clearly a problem with co-ordination between X-Com and the United States- therefore, in the interests of assuring our safety in these dark times, a new base will be established at Liberty Island, and a formal office for X-Com shall be opened in DC, to better permit coordination..."

    "Now, a brief moment of silence for all those lost in this terrible alien attack."

    -Transcript of press conference from the office of the President of the United States, recovered from possessions of director of AsiaCom's office.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)14:59 No.5431205
    Ironically enough in my game I started out in Michigan (namely because I live there) and started a base in Germany, I think.

    Corresponding with the rest of the thread, I'll let you guess where I found my first Alien Base at.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)15:00 No.5431210
    Fucking british.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)15:02 No.5431224


    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)15:03 No.5431228
    Sounds like Torchwood: Children of Earth.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)15:04 No.5431242
    Or it's just some writefag dumping a series of thoughts on a thread on a whim.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)15:21 No.5431362
    Well, Torchwood had a villainous Prime Minister who was more than willing to sacrifice Britain's children to aliens.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)15:49 No.5431655
    ITT Massive quantities of win.
    Loving the X-Files/Alien Nation/Conspiracy X meets X-Com writefagging, guys. Loving it a lot.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)17:27 No.5432694
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    Get BUMP against my orders!
    >> Devious Bastard !!nFMim/8UHrr 08/12/09(Wed)17:36 No.5432769
    This is some truly awesome writefagging. Play on, /tg/.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)17:50 No.5432911

    OP here, and another Michigan guy. I put mine in Michigan to start with just for shits and giggles (and because it was as good a spot as any to cover the US,) but I still can't get over the polygonal rape of the shape of the state. Seriously, guys. Seriously?

    Unrelated question- noticed a bug involving using the interceptor for ground landings. Namely, two out of six dudes don't show up on the map,and if you use the "next unit" button to select them, the map goes all screwy.

    Is there a patch for that? There was a patch included with my X-Com d/l I got off of rapidshare search, but it looked like it had a bunch of additional hacks and I thought that's all it was. Did it have bugfixes too?
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)17:58 No.5432986
    ah, you're using xcomutil.
    do 'xcusetup' and turn off anything 'improved'. or read the manual
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)17:59 No.5432999
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    I have one that I kinda want to write, but I'm not sure if my writing skills are up to par.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)18:05 No.5433042

    Yep, that's what it's called. I suppose it lets the game run directly in XP, but when it crashed upon my first attempt I said "fuck it" and ran it in DOSbox.

    Xcomutil's documentation was... for people who knew percisely what it did, already. Thanks for the info.


    You only get better with practice.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)18:12 No.5433115
    no, it patches crap to fix some bugs and optionally improve some stuff. xcusetup will give you options, runxcom to actually set it up.

    xcomutil's most awesome thing is name-based equipping - so / get standard layout, /s get sniper layout, /p psi, /b go blaster bomb and /sc get scout.
    >> Anonymous 08/12/09(Wed)18:14 No.5433136

    Well THAT is quite awesome. I didn't know it'd do that. I did jump at the chance to have stats right there in the names, though.

    And it's nice to have working interceptor landings again- just the thing to get to a landed UFO that the Skyranger would never reach before it lifted.

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