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ZOOM Sid Meier's
Alpha Centauri
$19.95 (Win95/98/ME/XP) (Retail Box) (ALPHACPR)
Original large US Box - Includes printed manual and maps. Heavy!

Publisher: Firaxis Games / EA


The Future of Mankind

Legendary designer Sid Meier presents the next evolution in strategy games, with the most addictive, compelling gameplay yet. Explore the alien planet that is your new home and uncover its myriad mysteries. Discover over 75 extraordinary technologies. Build over 60 base upgrades and large scale secret projects for your empire. Conquer your enemies with a war machine that you design from over 32,000 possible unit types.

Design your own war machine
Custom build fighting units that meet your mission's specific needs, or accept your governor's recommendations.

Terraform an alien landscape
Raise mountains and level hillsides to make the planet more habitable for yourself or harsher for your opponents.

Diplomatic relations
Dynamic personalities react individually to your actions. Your diplomatic decisions dictate your path to one of five ultimate resolutions.

Infinitely replayable
A random 3D world generator, unlimited strategies, five paths to victory, six levels of difficulty, seven unique factions, fully featured map/game editor, and a whole host of customizable options ensure unlimited gameplay.

Benchmark automation
Intelligent city governors, global commands and an in-game tutorial assist you in building and managing your empire.

Unprecedented multiplayer
Unite or fight with your friends via the Internet, a LAN, modem, or serial link.

At home or on the go
Unique installation options and scaleable technology optimize performance for all machines, from laptops and low end Pentiums to the latest top-shelf hardware.


Windows 95/98/ME/XP: Pentium 133MHz or higher processor, 16MB RAM, 60MB free hard drive space, DirectX 6 (included on the CD), 4x CD-ROM drive, MS compatible mouse and keyboard, DirectX 6 compatible video card (2MB), DirectX 6 compatible sound card.

Required for Multiplayer: One of the following - Network with IPX/SPX compatible protocol (2-7 players), Serial connection (2 players), 28.8 Kbps modem (2 players), TCP/IP via user's Internet connection (2-4 players). Optional: microphone for multiplayer voice communications.

Tested OK on Windows XP.

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