First conceived by gaming industry vet Derek Smart in the late nineteen eighties with the first title, Battlecruiser 3000AD released in 1996 by Take 2 Interactive, then re-imagined in 2004 as Universal Combat – the long running Battlecruiser series comes to a close with the release of Universal Combat Collectors’ Edition.

Product Information

This ultimate compendium spanning eleven years represents the evolution of hard core space combat sims. It also contains over one hundred scenarios from all the games in Battlecruiser and Universal Combat series running on improved versions of the Universal Combat Special Edition game engine. As a bonus, the boxed retail DVD version also contains full copies of the three legacy Battlecruiser retail releases in their original state. It also includes a copy of DOSbox in order to run these legacy versions on modern operating systems.

Universal Combat Collectors’ Edition contains full versions and scenarios from the following titles:

  1. Universal Combat Special Edition (3000AD, Oct 2006)
  2. Universal Combat A World Apart (3000AD, Oct 2005)
  3. Universal Combat Gold (3000AD, Oct 2005)
  4. Universal Combat (Dreamcatcher Interactive, Feb 2004)
  5. Battlecruiser Millennium Gold (Dreamcatcher Interactive, March 2003)
  6. Battlecruiser Millennium (EB Games, Nov 2001) *
  7. Battlecruiser 3000AD v2.0 (Interplay, Dec 1998) *
  8. Battlecruiser 3000AD (Take2, Sept. 1996) *

* Full stand-alone version included on DVD-ROM

Additional Info:

Minimum requirements

  • Windows XP, Vista (with all updates)
  • DirectX 9.0c (April 2006) or higher
  • Pentium IV 2.0 Ghz or equivalent AMD processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 128MB graphics card with pixel & vertex shader 1.1
    • nVidia chipsets: geForce FX, 6200, 6600
    • ATI chipsets: Radeon 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800
  • DirectX 9 compatible sound card
  • DVD-ROM

Recommended requirements

  • Windows XP, Vista (with all updates)
  • Pentium IV 2.8 Ghz or equivalent AMD processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 256MB graphics card with pixel & vertex shader 2.0
    • nVidia chipsets: geForce 6800 or better
    • ATI chipsets: Radeon X800 or better
  • Joystick

Multiplayer requirements

  • LAN or broadband (cable/DSL) connection

Genre

Multi-genre.

ESRB rating

Teen

Platform

PC DVD-ROM

Release date

Oct. 2007

Patches

v1.01.04 (released: 02.23.09)

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