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10-08-2019 01:05 PM
Smiling Spectre Basically, you need DOSBox, and that's all. Official version from the official site usually enough for everyone.

If you are lucky (75-80% of games), using DOSBox is easy.

1. Make link to DOSBOX.EXE at the desktop.
2. Pull main game exe (stars.exe, probably?) over this created dosbox icon.

If you did everything right, it will open DOSBox, mount game dir as C and start .exe in question, essentially running the game for you.

Otherwise, ask here again, preferrably with description what went wrong.
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Hmm, but all Stars! versions I can found are Win 3.x. In that case it's much worse. You need Win 3.1 DOSBox set. Check it here: http://www.abandonia.com/vbullet/showthread.php?t=27770. It's not complete though, so you can have some sound problems. Unfortunately, I cannot offer anything better now.
10-08-2019 02:03 AM
PinheadMaren
I'm very lost, and very confused

This thread seems to have been inactive for a while, but hopefully someone sees this. I found a old disk of Stars! when I was moving, I looked into it a bit, and was like "I want to play this". The game is a bit before my time, but my dad loved it. Anyways, I'm not the worst with computers by any means, but I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to getting this game to run. I tried downloading the version of DOSbox linked on the forum, but the link has been dead for a while apparently. I then just tried to throw the link into the wayback machine and prayed that the files might be archived, sadly that was not the case. I've tried a couple different things to see if I could find a way to run this game, but I haven't figured out a way to get it to run. ( My operating system is windows 10, and microsoft ditched legacy support).
If anyone sees this, and can help me understand what I'm even supposed to be doing, I would be grateful.

Thanks a Bunch!
01-10-2014 01:30 AM
Red River would be awesome if this was ported to android!
14-06-2013 12:57 AM
Eagle of Fire Great, thank you.
14-06-2013 12:36 AM
Japo The readme is replaced, and added as an extra as well.
13-05-2013 08:28 AM
Eagle of Fire Sure. All I really want is to have the readme in the archive. Anything else is extra visibility.
10-05-2013 11:54 AM
Japo We've decided to add it to the archive and another copy as an extra, I think that'll be agreeable?

I've seen several people who bothered to ask on the forums, only to be told that the information was in the review that they never read, under a big "how to run the game" sign.
10-05-2013 05:47 AM
Eagle of Fire Well, I don't agree. I in fact completely disagree even. This game is for the extremely serious kind of strategy gamer. I'd say there is way more chance that they actually bother to read the file than the opposite.

Beside, there is already a mention of the readme in my review. Someone who would care enough to read the whole review would know about it.

But you know, that how to run the game thing you just mentioned? Added to the current archive and review I think it would be great too.
09-05-2013 10:46 AM
Japo I don't mean a whole webpage, but a paragraph below the review under the header



It's just a way of drawing more attention than the current mention, which is basically the same. If people miss this explanation, it won't help if the readme is inside the archive (on the contrary IMO), they won't see it.
09-05-2013 06:08 AM
Eagle of Fire Frankly, knowing how this game work, what you suggest is completely unneeded and would be useless. The archive and the game itself would be pretty much useless too to any casual downloader who simply wish to try to play the game to try it out.

There is plenty of other sites on the net which are dedicated to this game and the links provided point to the best of them. Adding a new section on Abandonia would be completely redundant. How would you suggest we try to compete with a Wiki?
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