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Nov 99

Getting Nostalgic

[ Retro Sci-fi. Mmm. ]Anyone ever play Star Control 1 or Star Control 2 (released 1990 and 1992 respectively)? Star Control 2 was one of the first games I played on the PC… it had a genuinely intriguing plot, (.mod) music which was way ahead of its time, and a great tongue-in-cheek sense of humour (although at the time, the ‘humour’ behind the Syreen “Penetrator” Starships which looked like this was sort of lost on an 11 year old). Anyway, nostalgia and boredom struck, mixed, and I found myself surfing around for Star Control sites, and came across www.star-control.com. Star Control has since been discontinued (after SC3) yet someone went out and paid US $70 for the domain name of a defunct game series. Hey, I’m not complaining. It brought back memories. Heh.

Anyway, the SC2 fit on four 5.25 inch high density floppies, so I figured someone must have uploaded a copy of the game somewhere. Following a link trail, someone had made his “backup” copies (hah) of SC1 and SC2 publicly available. So here they are for you to download, Star Control 1 & Star Control 2. They’re old dos games, so you’ll probably have to run them in dos mode (this faq covers any problems you might have). You might have to make use of this map to get past the copy protection (but I think running starcon2.com disables the protection).

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1.  apphex

I’ve gone to roughly 12 different sites all CLAIMING to have starcon1 for download, but they all lead to DEAD LINKS!!! Where can I get a real download for this. Also, When I run my current copy of starcon1 in dos, it runs very slowly. How can I fix this problem? The “faq” is a dead link as well…. :(

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