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5.0 out of 5 stars Wish Sid would remake this, 8 May 2011
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This review is from: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri Complete (PC) (CD-ROM)
Shame this looks so dated and has so many hurdles to jump through to get it to install on Vista or Windows 7.
It does install by the way, and plays very well. It has a totally different feel to Civ games while being obviously closely related. THis might just be the subject matter, but it feels very fresh after trawling through the restrictive tactical options available in Civ 5 for instance.
It just look terrible stretched on a 23" monitor (windowed mode has real issues for me) so bad that it's hard to make out from the lego block sized definition what is supposed to be what at first.
I played it for a good few hours, then stopped, wishing Sid would remake it for modern machines so my old eyes could get to grips with it.
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Initial post: 25 Oct 2011 23:31:02 BDT
Stuart says:
hello i wondered how dificult is it to instal it on wind 7 cud u tell me b4 i buy it?

Posted on 10 Dec 2011 10:13:01 GMT
Dan Coin says:
Have you considered installing and playing it in a virtual machine? E.g. Windows XP mode, VirtualBox or VMware Player? That way you can play it on an older OS and control the resolution.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jul 2012 15:03:26 BDT
Pat & Mike says:
I tried using the XP compatablity mode on all my older XP games, and ran as administrator, made no differance, in the end, the yellow triangle still comes up "Incompatable program". the resolutions of these older games was made mainly for 15inch CRT monitors in 800x600. Now days, Flat screen monitors have staggering resolutions to choose from, but most are dictated By the graphic card you have installed. Sid meirs, "Locomotion", aka "Transport Tycoon" did have an update, I have downloaded the newer version, but still ocassionally crashes with pixelated Colours, but is playable 80% of the time on win 7. But DO NOT have Desktop backgrounds set to change, as a slide show, every time, it changes the picture, it will crash the program:(

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Jul 2013 03:14:30 BDT
Me At Home says:
I think you missed the point - an emulator will run as XP, not a compatibility mode.
you can get it free from the Microsoft site, it runs as a virtual machine within Windows 7 and then you can run whatever you like in the XP VM (effectively you have a Win XP computer running as a window within your Win 7 computer).
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