Interactive Support Form

Answering the questions in this interactive support form could help you solve some hardware problems with installation or playing UFO: Aftershock.

Myrmecol Repair Kit


There are no missions activated in the game after arriving onto the Myrmecol? It is incorrectly generated and your save need to be repaired. Download and use the Myrmecol Repair Kit (it is a perl script so you need to be a Perl user).


The unofficial patch. This patch *does not* include the changes from the previous patches. Please ensure that your game is patched to version 1.2 or 1.2.1 before applying this upgrade.
UFO: Aftershock patch 1.2.1 will allow you to play the game on Windows 7. Please note that version 1.2 of the game is needed for this application to install, otherwise the game will not work.
UFO: Aftershock complete patch 1.2 for newly installed game in Czech, English, French, German and Polish languages [22 MB]. You should be able to use current saves with this patch.
UFO: Aftershock upgrade patch 1.1 to 1.2 for Czech, English, French, German and Polish language versions [22 MB]. You should be able to use current saves with this patch.

Patch 1.2 bug list (spoilers!)

  • Including patch 1.1
  • Corrected patch 1.1 installation problems
  • Polish localization updated
Squad & Equipment
  • Fixed dexterity and agility stats display
Tactical game
  • Commando training allows using throwing weapons
  • Removed sniper training requirement from the laser sight
  • Target body parts may only be done with sniper rifles
  • Effect of gyrostabilizers is less pronounced
  • Ambidextrous melee attack is possible

Patch 1.1 bug list (spoilers!)

  • A dialogue appears when the game needs to be restarted in order for changes to take effect
  • The equipment of hired soldiers is correctly localized
  • The name of an enemy weapon is displayed correctly
Strategic game
  • Crash when changing base defense level fixed
  • Negative prerequisites in research tree are interpreted correctly
  • Drone is properly resized when dragged in the Equipment screen
  • All composed items have a default name
  • Improved skipping actions in event scripts
  • Research and Manufacture screen improved for more convenient control
  • Icons and description in Glossary corrected
  • A chance of a faction spontaneously offering a territory after successful help mission correspond to the diplomatic standing more
  • Quicksave on Myrmecol works properly
Squad & Equipment
  • Random disappearance of soldiers in Equipment screen fixed
  • Correct 'operation' technologies are required for equipping certain weapons
  • Issues with cyborg chipsets and cyborg implants fixed
  • Issues with grenade launchers and incendiary grenades fixed
  • Issues with psi detector fixed
  • Drone autodestruction device works
  • Skills can proceed beyond Superheroic level
  • Repair kit doesn’t work on people
  • Scout 3rd level training works correctly
  • Changed stats for some weapons and equipments to improve balance of the game:
    • Cyborg basic body is more effective
    • Warp medikit, psi weapons and detectors are more effective
    • Desert Eagle is more accurate
    • Rocket radius is bigger
    • Laser rifles can use single shot
    • Spas 15 magazine size was rectified
    • Brainman is more powerful
Tactical game
  • Crash when completing some missions fixed
  • Crash in certain Wargot mission fixed
  • 'Pillar of Death' name displayed correctly
  • 'Pillar of Death' is placed correctly
  • The impact of armor on damage calculation fixed
  • Units do not talk when confused or otherwise incapacitated
  • Total injuries in debriefing corrected (does not include the captured unit)
  • Using composed items fixed
  • Melee attacks through walls are no longer possible
  • Throwing grenades over walls is now possible
  • Data in debriefing and unit statistics are corrected
  • Loading batteries into the spaceship is corrected
  • Radial info for dead units is hidden (visible on mouse over)
  • Hiding tutorial window corrected
  • Enemy units in the second phase of a mission are fixed
  • Terrain passability over destroyed environments fixed
  • Camera movement improved
  • Experience is not added for aborted missions
  • Retrieving items from mission works better

Minimum Requirements

Operating system: MS Windows XP / 2000
Processor: Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon 1GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Video card: nVidia GeForce 5700 or ATI Radeon 9500
Sound card: MS DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card
Hard disc: 4GB hard disk space
Other: MS DirectX® 9.0c

Recommended Requirements:
Operating system: MS Windows XP
Processor: Intel Pentium IV or AMD Athlon 2GHz
Memory: 768MB RAM
Video card: nVidia GeForce 6600 or ATI Radeon 9700 PRO

Supported Graphic Cards:
nVidia minimum:
Geforce FX 5700, 5700 Ultra, 5800, 5800Ultra, 5900, 5900 XT, 5900Ultra, 5950 Ultra, PCX 5750, PCX 5900, 6200, 6200 TC16, 6200 TC32, 6200 TC64
nVidia recommended:
Geforce 6600, 6600 GT, 6800, 6800GT, 6800 Ultra

ATI minimum:
Radeon 9600 Pro, 9600 XT, X300, X300 HM, X300 SE, X600 Pro 128, X600 Pro 256, x600 XT
ATI recommended:
Radeon 9700 Pro, 9800, 9800 Pro, 9800XT, X700, X700 Pro, X800 XL, X800 Pro, X800 XT, X850 XT, X850 XT PE, X850 Pro

Not compatible with all integrated graphics solutions including laptops.

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Before contacting our support, please read carefully F.A.Q. and consult other fans in the official forums. Please, consider that we are not able to answer all your questions directly.
If you have a reproducible bug, i.e. a saved game that will always crash after loading when some action is performed, you are welcomed to e-mail it to us. Please use the address: support at altargames dot com and include words “Aftershock bug” in the subject of your e-mail.

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