X-COM: Interceptor

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X-COM: Interceptor
X-COM: Interceptor cover
Developers
MicroProse
Publishers
Atari
Current 2K Games
Release dates
Windows June 15, 1998
X-COM: Interceptor at 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

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
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.2 updates the game to the latest version.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saved Games
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7730/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
640x480 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
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 settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8
Online play
8

Connection types

Issues unresolved[edit]

Low FPS on modern systems[edit]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Smacker Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 133 MHz Intel Pentium 166 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 440 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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.

References