RollerCoaster Tycoon: Deluxe the first game in the RCT franchise that inspired many competitors. This edition is the original game with all of it’s expansions preloaded. The game gives you per set scenarios to work with where you go from building an park from scratch or assuming ownership of an established amusement park and are given an goal to obtain within a certain time frame. The feature that made this game famous is it’s ride track editor where you can build custom versions of rides to suit your park. This game works well on a netbook the GOG.com edition has been optimized to work on modern windows versions and is a must have for anyone who wishes to build there own roller coasters or likes sim games in general.
The deluxe pack comes with additional expansion packs, which makes for a pretty complete package. This game has a bit of a cult following and it possibly one of the best strategy management games you can get on your Netbook!
Les Howarth has found this charming little rail simulator. The PC-Rail games are signal box simulations of many UK (and a small number of non-UK) locations. For many of these locations alternative timetables are available. The aim is to direct trains to the correct lines such that they arrive and depart on time and therefore maintain a 100% punctuality. Continue Reading
Reddwarffreak digs up more management sims.. Zeus: Master of Olympus (also Master of Olympus – Zeus) is the fifth full title of the City Building Series developed by Impressions Games and published by Sierra Entertainment. Like previous titles, Zeus focuses on the building and development of a city in ancient times, this time the Ancient Greece. It features some changes to the Caesar III engine, most notably the new housing blocks, now dividing “common” and “elite” housing from the start, and more detailed walkers. Continue Reading
More management malarky from Reddwarffreak. Pharaoh is an isometric city-building game set in Ancient Egypt created by Impressions Games and published by Sierra Entertainment for Windows-based computers. It involves the construction and management of settlements and cities in ancient Egypt, and is the first such themed game in the City Building series. The game was released on October 31, 1999, and was later complemented with an expansion pack, Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile, developed by BreakAway Games the following year. Both the original game and expansion pack are commonly referred to, and may be purchased as one, under the title Pharaoh and Cleopatra.
He adds – there isnt a way i have found out to make custom resolutions for this game since i do also inspect the dll files and the config files also.
Reddwarffreak likes his dungeons! Actually, I remember getting into this game when it first came out, I thought it was pretty amazing!
Dungeon Keeper 2 is a strategy game developed by Bullfrog Productions and published by Electronic Arts in 1999 for Microsoft Windows. It was released in Europe and North America in June 1999. It was the sequel to Peter Molyneux’s Dungeon Keeper and predecessor to the canceled Dungeon Keeper 3. Molyneux did not have an active role in the creation of the Dungeon Keeper 2, though many of his ideas lived on from the previous game. Continue Reading
Tropico is a construction and management simulation computer game developed by PopTop Software and published by Gathering of Developers in April 2001. The game sees the player taking the role of “El Presidente,” the ruler of an island in the Caribbean during the Cold War era from the 1950s onward. Games based on Caribbean city-building have been created before, but Tropico was the first to be centered around Cuban Revolution and Cold War themes. The game is tongue-in-cheek in its presentation of banana republics, using a great deal of humor while still referencing such topics as totalitarianism, electoral fraud, and the interventions of powerful companies (United Fruit is implied) and the Cold War superpowers (the United States and Soviet Union).
Comments: runs brilliant but no way to get 1024×600 as of yet Hardware: samsung n130