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I "accidently" managed to get an old favorite of mine working: X-COM: UFO DEFENSE.
You are the supreme commander of an organization dedicated to stopping the alien menance. You can build bases, intercept UFOs with your fighters, shoot them down and, best of all, take a squad of troops to plunder the crash site and shoot little gray aliens.
It has a great story, great game mechanics, great atmosphere, and best of all it's all in 320x200. (The below is in-game resolution.)
You know what? It's so good it doesn't matter. Only Civ 3 comes close IMO. Enough typee, I must playee.
6/5/2005 10:02 AM
It's sort of evil to taunt your readers with a Civ-caliber game, when Amazon says it probably won't run on any modern computers. :P
6/6/2005 9:31 AM
It will work.. if you use a DOS-emulator. If you're feeling bold, this is what you have to do:
Download the game
- The legality of this is iffy, but I've bought the game two or three times so I will sleep at night. (Otherwise... If you've never played before,
might be a better bet BECAUSE the manual is INVALUABLE.)
Extract the game to C:xcom.
Download and install DOSBOX .63
Double click DOSBOX.exe.
mount C C:xcom
in the DOSBOX prompt. Then type:
Set up the audio according to
To run the game, type:
You can set the game to run in fullscreen or a window in the DOSBOX configuration file (dosbox.conf). You may also have to set the "cycles" variable up to 10000 to speed up the game, I think it defaults to 3000.
Be sure to save frequently as I have experienced a few lockups in the base management screens.
6/6/2005 10:38 AM
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