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Disclaimer, Let's Play, v2.4.2 release of the game with download links and system specs.

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It's time for another round of bugfixes Captain. Not too bad this time.

v2.4.2 Fixes

Fixed 2 old descriptions in the "Field Guide"
Fixed a minor mistake with the Tutorial
Fixed Enemy SMG x2 Attack Animation to display correct animation
Fixed Facility Survival Mode Freeze bug/exploit
Fixed Walker/Diaz intro-scene so it will trigger if your already in the room
Fixed a weird issue with the torch/flare in Avery's Story
Fixed a NewGame+ reward description
Fixed problem in Story Mode Field Base Assaults where an enemy from wave 2 didn't show causing you to get stuck
MAY have fixed the "caught a fever" bug on the main menu selection screen


This ‘Traditional Style’ Sci-Fi RPG is a “Non-Profit” Fan Made game based on the events after the 1982 movie “The Thing” created by John Carpenter. It is in no way endorsed by John Carpenter or Universal Studios and shares likeness only in name. In my eyes it is the same as drawing a picture of a popular character and posting it online for all to see. I funded this game with my own money and I do not generate any revenue from ModDB or the ads displayed on my website (which I also pay for). If there are grounds for an issue with copyright then I am willing to take responsibility for that and make the appropriate changes where needed to resolve the issue. The Majority of the content (music, artwork, code) in the game is either licensed for use, originally created or credit is given where due for work used in ‘Free’ projects.

Let's Play

YouTube user Sadonrii who did a let’s play of my game before has kindly agreed to play more of the game; you can see that below if you are unsure of what to expect. (Spoiler Warnings)

System Specs

Since the v1 there have been massive improvements to overall performance. I believe the game will run on a wide range of Windows Computers now and the v2 tanks far less in comparison to the v1. Below are the recommended specs based on those provided by the RPG Maker Team. (Official Specs)

OS: Windows XP or later
CPU: Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz equivalent or faster processor
Storage: 400mb

You can delete your old copies of the game as the v2.4.2 is treated as a new game. Please note that previous saves may not work with the v2.4.2 however the bugfixing wasn't too invasive and v2.4 saves worked in v2.4.1 so there is a chance this time around although I do not guarantee it.


Mediafire Link

ModDB Link

Good luck Captain; You're our only hope...

Richard2410 Author
Richard2410 - - 178 comments

Found a crash problem: If one of your Vital NPC characters dies and it forces the gameover scene; If you choose "Load Game" the next battle you face will crash the RGSS3 player. It's a problem with Refreshing itself but the root cause is unknown. Instead go back to "Title Screen" and "Load Game".

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