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X-COM: Interceptor

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X-COM: Interceptor
X-COM: Interceptor cover
Developers
MicroProse
Publishers
Original MicroProse
Current 2K Games
Release dates
Windows June 15, 1998
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Isometric
Controls Point and select
Genres Shooter, Strategy
Themes Sci-fi
Series X-COM
X-COM: Interceptor on HowLongToBeat
X-COM: Interceptor on IGDB
X-COM: Interceptor on MobyGames
X-COM: Interceptor on Wikipedia
X-COM
X-COM: UFO Defense 1994
X-COM: Terror from the Deep 1995
X-COM: Apocalypse 1997
X-COM: Interceptor 1998
X-COM: Email games 1999
X-COM: Enforcer 2001
XCOM: Enemy Unknown 2012
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified 2013
XCOM 2 2016
XCOM: Chimera Squad 2020

Key points

To exit a game, either use the in-game drop down menubar (position the cursor at the top of the screen for a few seconds) or Ctrl+Q to quit directly

General information

UFOpaedia - A huge wiki for the XCOM series
StrategyCore
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Humble Store
DRM-free
Included in X-COM: Complete Pack, with X-COM: UFO Defense, X-COM: Terror from the Deep, X-COM: Apocalypse and X-COM: Enforcer.
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
GamersGate (unavailable)
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Windows
A free demo version is available from Archive.org.

Essential improvements

Patches

Patch 1.2 updates the game to the latest version.
X-Com Interceptor WinXP Fix - unofficial patch that fixes issues on XP and later.

Mods

TinyMod - rebalances some mechanics.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\MicroProse Software\X-COM Interceptor\1.2[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7730/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saved Games[Note 3]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7730/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
640x480 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
DxWnd - has graphical glitch with in-game cursor.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
Retail only; download for digital releases.
Italian
Retail only.
Russian
Unofficial translation, download

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8
Online play
8 The official multiplayer service was shut down.

Connection types

Issues fixed

Low FPS on modern systems

Use dgVoodoo 2[1]

Other information

API

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Smacker Video

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 133 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 440 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. Applications writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to other locations based on various criterias, see the glossary page for more details.
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/7730/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (7730) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  3. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References