wardance2600, I can't comment on the remote play. But there are NO cheats in regards to base names, soldier names, etc. There are no cheats whatsoever that are built in. A gameshark is the only way to cheat.
wagesofsyn, you could try www.xcomufo.com They have an offline UFOPedia that you can view and/or download, but I believe they are just standard definition graphics. Either way, you could try to edit the images to your liking.
I know these were older topics that have since been archieved, but I wanted to get the answers out so they are not reasked.
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