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ZOOM AD&D Dark Sun 1:
Shattered Lands
$4.95 (DOS Only!) (With Manual) (AD&DDS1PO)

This product is included in the AD&D Masterpiece Collection

Strategic Simulations, Inc. (DOS 6.2 Only) (With Manual) (AD&DDS1PO)

Game

Suitable for All Audiences

The World of Dark Sun

Athas, the world of Dark Sun, was once as pleasant as any other. But, after many thousands of years, powerful mages found ways to gain power through draining the planet's vitality. At their zenith, these wizards caused the sun to transform from a pleasant yellow glow to a ranging crimson fireball on the horizon. The seas evaporated and were replaced by huge basins of silt.

Mines played out, rendering metal extremely rare and valuable. Scarcer still were any sources of water. The creatures of Athas were twisted by the free use of magic. They constantly adapted to the harsh conditions. New monsters emerged from the deep desert to plague the remnants of man. Now the only stable concentrations of humanity are in tightly controlled city-states. Without exception, these are ruled by vicious sorcerer-kings - the last remnants of the wizards who depleted Athas. These kings call themselves gods and rule through a religious organization known as the templars. Their rule is uniformly harsh and capricious, and a large proportion of the populace is enslaved. Only the strongest can feel any measure of safety because the templars can condemn anyone without a trial.

The few places with any freedom are isolated villages founded by escaped slaves. Though free, life in the wastelands is precarious. Water supplies can fail, marauding monsters can devastate a village, and slavers are a constant threat. Until these tiny villages can look beyond day-to-day survival and ally with one another, they are unlikely to survive more than a few years.

Shattered Lands takes place in and around the city-state of Draj, ruled by the sorcerer-king Tectuktitlay

Requirements:

Requirements: 4 MB RAM, MS-DOS 6.2, 610KB of Low Memory, VGA graphics and a color monitor, a 100% Microsoft Compatible Mouse, 17 MB free space on hard drive and a high density floppy drive.

DOS games do not work on Windows XP, of course, and we do not offer technical support for DOS games running on Windows XP. However, if you really want to run games like this on your fast new Windows XP machine you should try using DOSBox. The DOSBox OpenSource DOS emulator is an excellent piece of work which we can highly recommend. It isn't possible for us to guarantee that it will work well for you, however, especially on newer graphic-intensive DOS games. On older DOS games, like Dark Sun, for example, it runs well on any machine capable of running Windows XP.

To start with, you will need to download the Win32 Installer using this link: http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/download.php?main=1

The README file included with DOSBox will tell you what you need to know. If you find it a bit too technical, just click on The Newbie's Pictoral Guide to DOSBox on the following page: http://vogons.zetafleet.com/viewforum.php?f=39

We find that it is best to create a separate shortcut for each DOSBox game. That makes starting the game easier and also makes full screen mode easier to deal with.



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