The Covert Operations
Game / Add-on to Command &
ERSB Rating: Tenn (Ages 13+) - Animated violence
There's More Than One Way to Command & Conquer
You've been crushing people in multiplay. Dominating in
solo-play. You can't seem to get enough. The more you play, the more you want.
C&C is your life and you're hungry for more of it. More battles, More
tactics. More arenas for conquest.
The Covert Operations, companion disc to the
award-winning Command & Conquer, gives you 15 hyper-hard missions
and 10 intense multiplayer maps. More relentless action, more sleepless nights
and more addictive ways to feed the need to Command & Conquer.
15 all new all-in-your-face solo-play missions
10 new multiplayer maps to rage in modem or arena
Non-sequential play lets you decide where and when you
want to crack the whip
7 new heart-pounding tracks to enhance the thrill of
Requirements: You must own Command & Conquer to play
this game. IBM or 100% compatible 486/66 MHz or better, MS-DOS 5.0 or higher, 8
megabytes of RAM or better, MCGA graphics card (256 color, 320x200 pixel
resolution), hard drive with 20 megabytes free, double speed CD-ROM drive,
MSCDEX 2.2 or higher, Microsoft compatible mouse and mouse driver.
Audio Devices Supported: Sound Blaster, Sound Blaster Pro,
Sound Blaster 16, Sound Blaster AWE32 and 100% Sound Blaster compatibles,
Gravis UltraSound, Gravis, UtlraSound MAX, Ensonic Soundscape, Roland RAP-10,
ESS Audiodrive, Microsoft Sound System, Gold Sound Standard, Pro Audio
For Multiplayer and Network Mode: 2 players over minimum
9,600 bps modem, 14,400 bps modem or higher recommended, 2 players over null
modem connection, 2-4 players over IPX compliant network.
games do not work on Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 and we do not offer
technical support for DOS games running on such systems. However, if you really
want to run games like this on your fast new computer 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 other graphic-intensive DOS games.
For older DOS games like Civilization, however, it works well with any machine
capable of running newer operating systems.
To start with, you will need to download the Win32
Installer using this link:
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:
NOD vs. GDI: the Blood War Continues
"Old soldiers never die. They just wait for
add-on scenarios." --Anonymous
You thought you had it made. After all those hours, you
finally finished Command & Conquer (C&C) and could once again breathe
easy (or gloat, depending on your personality type). But the party's
over--Virgin has released its expert-level mission disk, Command & Conquer:
The Covert Operations, containing seven new GDI scenarios, eight new NOD
scenarios, and ten multiplayer maps. These new scenarios blend seamlessly into
the C&C story line and can be played in any order.
Generally speaking, these 15 scenarios are pretty darn
challenging--a good thing for gamers who finished C&C. It helps that you
have access to nearly all of the technology and units on your particular side.
Among the GDI scenarios are Hell's Fury, a frantic race
against time where you must destroy all NOD units before they nuke you to
death, and Ground Zero, where you have to rescue a group of peace conference
delegates before they get nuked (be forewarned: the Brotherhood of NOD AI likes
its nukes in most GDI scenarios).
Of course, the NOD side of things is no less chaotic. Take,
for example, the Under Siege scenario. You begin with a limited base camp
surrounded by cliff walls. There are three openings, all of which are guarded
by GDI forces. You have no money, and air strikes are a-coming--to survive is
to win. If this sounds practically impossible, well, it is. But it's a helluva
lot of fun.
The ten multiplayer maps included in Command & Conquer:
The Covert Operations offer greater variety for those who were tired of Green
Acres and Tiberium Gardens in the original. Surgical Incision, for instance, is
a beautifully designed three-player map (something that was missing in the
original C&C). A large forking river divides the map into three equal
sides, each with a bountiful harvest of tiberium. Village of the Unfortunate is
so named for its location--smack-dab in the middle of the map.
Command & Conquer: The Covert Operations has been
designed solely to feed the hunger and withdrawal of Command & Conquer
players everywhere, and it contains the same sound (although there are some new
music tracks), graphics, and units as the original. If you did not like
C&C, this mission disk will do nothing for you. On the contrary, it almost
goes without saying that if you are a true disciple, or if you even moderately
enjoyed C&C, you'll love Covert Ops, which offers even more variety to an
already outstanding game.
by Jason Sabotin
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