Playing Galactix under Virtual PC

Playing Galactix under Virtual PC

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Here is a game that I had forgotten about - but used to love.  It is a relatively simple space ship shooting game - but some of the things I like about it are:

  • It has a surprisingly intuitive mouse interface
  • It has the interesting feature of having a 'claw' with which you try and drag in loot from the battle field
  • Unlike many other games of this genre, it has a fixed length and a finish (I believe it is after 100 waves - though maybe it is 50 - it has been years since I completed this game)

When I tried to run this program under DOS on Virtual PC I had a lot of timing issues that rendered it unplayable.  Thankfully running it under Windows 98 worked perfectly - even with sound support:

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If you want to try this game out for yourself you can download it from here: http://www.dosgamesarchive.com/download/game/108

Cheers,
Ben

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  • Considering the year Galactix was made, and that it was freeware, I was always surprised how well it was coded. Great game.
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