Free Command & Conquer (1995)

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  1. dubbz macrumors 68020

    dubbz

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    #1
    Just a heads up for anyone interested in Command & Conquer.

    You can now download the the first game for free from the official C&C site.
    It's a decade old, so no fancy 3D hardware required. DOS(!) and XP-only, but I'm sure you can find ways around that if you'd rather not boot Windows.

    Grab it here:

    http://www.commandandconquer.com/intel/default.aspx?id=61#NewsMain
     
  2. Chone macrumors 65816

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    It might work in Parallels.

    I downloaded it yesterday, it was pretty fun for nostalgia's sake but anyone who didn't play Command & Conquer back in the day isn't going to enjoy this game much beyond a before-after comparision with C&C3.

    It has videos and all, really awesome download for C&C fans.
     
  3. Carrot007 macrumors regular

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    Probably would run best using dosbox.

    I'll try it later when I can get to the site (I can't at the moment but I've been having net problems all day)
     
  4. Chone macrumors 65816

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    No because its not a DOS game... its a Windows 95 game.
     
  5. ghall macrumors 68040

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  6. sjones411 macrumors newbie

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    The site doesn't work in Safari. Apparentally EA will make games for the Mac, just not websites for the. Try it using Firefox or Camino.
     
  7. IBitePrettyHard macrumors member

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    Finally got it downloaded on my XP partition, and man, it took forever. Over 4 hours to download 500mb.
     
  8. topicolo macrumors 68000

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    You'll find that there's another disk. that's another 4 hours :D
     
  9. aikeru macrumors newbie

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    Actually ... there is a DOS version of Command & Conquer. In my own '95 disks (store-originated) it was included. You just run a different .EXE

    :)
     
  10. axled macrumors newbie

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    hey how do you run the installation with dosbox? or do you need to use parallels or bootcamp?
     
  11. takao macrumors 68040

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    originally it was a DOS release only and in '97 the win95 version got the SVGA (higher resolution) treatment when it was released

    i know .. i have both ;)
     

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