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Old 28-05-2005, 12:32 PM   #1
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If anyone is interest Battlecruiser Online has released it's games to the public for free.
I played the original quite a while back, and with all its bugs it was still a great game.
I'm actually downloading "Battlecruiser Millenium" right now, so i can't give any comments on it.
However, if it is anything like the original it's worth getting.
In my opinion Abandonia should add this game to there collection.
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Old 28-05-2005, 01:02 PM   #2
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http://www.abandonia.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=5402 k:
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Old 28-05-2005, 09:34 PM   #3
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This is great I've been hoping to get my hands on battlecruiser millenium!

Now I'll go get it right away!

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Old 29-05-2005, 11:27 AM   #4
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*goes to download*
weee
this is what all companies should do with old games.
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Old 29-05-2005, 12:45 PM   #5
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It'd be a fine addition to Reloaded guys, if anyone wants to write a review and get some screenies we can do it with a link to their download page.
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Old 29-05-2005, 01:01 PM   #6
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Well, since my thread seems to be ignored I might as well type it here.

The game might be good. The problem is that it keeps crashing on me. I have already found a certain way to crash the game (always the same simple action), and apart from that it has crashed on very different occassions (no idea how to spell that).

I have other games to play now, but I will give it another go some time.

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Old 29-05-2005, 02:49 PM   #7
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Recently I tried to play "BATTLECRUISER:3000AD v1.01D7C" again but it didn't work because my video card wasn't supported.

I than decided to download a game similar to it. I tried the Elite Club games and found that "Frontier:First Encounters" was quite good.

However, it just made me crave Battlecruiser some more.

So about two weekends ago I started searching for a place to download it but none of the links work for me.

I started searching again this weekend and was shocked/overjoyed to find that Battlecruiser Online had released for free.

I just had to tell someone about it and since I get my best games from Abandonia I registered at once and posted this topic

P.S Sorry efthimios I didn't even check if there was a post about it alreaady
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Old 29-05-2005, 03:06 PM   #8
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Don't worry about it. You did the right thing trying to inform the people about the free game. k:
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Old 29-05-2005, 08:21 PM   #9
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I forgot to mention that "BC3k v1.01D7C" works on dos-box...well... sort of.

It takes to long for me to run the game because... well to quote from the readme

Quote:
8. To run resource-demanding games:
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DOSBox emulates the CPU, the sound and graphic cards, and some other
stuff, all at the same time. You can overclock DOSBox by using CTRL+F12, but
you'll be limited by the power of your actual CPU. You can see how much free
time your true CPU has by looking at the Task Manager in Windows 2000/XP and
the System Monitor in Windows 95/98/ME. Once 100% of your real CPU time is
used there is no further way to speed up DOSBox unless you reduce the load
generated by the non-CPU parts of DOSBox.

So:

Close every program but DOSBox

Overclock DOSBox until 100% of your CPU is used (use the utilities above to
check)

Since VGA emulation is the most demanding part of DOSBox in terms of actual
CPU usage, we'll start here. Increase the number of frames skipped (in
increments of one) by pressing CRTL+F8. Your CPU usage should decrease.
Go back one step and repeat this until the game runs fast enough for you.
Please note that this is a trade off: you lose in fluidity of video what you
gain in speed

You can also try to disable the sound through the setup utility of the game
to further reduce load on your CPU.

I only got 1.7Ghz CPU speed.

P.S. Sorry for making you read this long thing.
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Old 30-05-2005, 06:10 PM   #10
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btw do any of you guys know the maker of the game? Derek Smart?

He's been caught up in a flame war for over 10 years on several internet forums. LOL!
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