Monday, February 18, 2008

Strategic Conquest on the Mac: I used to be a big fan of the Delta Tao game "Strategic Conquest" back when I owned a Mac SE in the 1990's. I stopped playing when I had to switch to a Windows system for work reasons, but now that I have a MacBook Pro, I wanted to find a way to play it again. Unfortunately, it doesn't run on Intel Macs. But after doing a little searching I found this page, "How to run Classic (pre OS X) apps on Intel Macs" which discusses how to use the Basilisk and SheepShaver emulators of classic Mac, as well as the following very useful comment from Mac user John Rethorst:
I've built a complete SheepShaver install, including _everything_ needed to run, as well as the last version of WordPerfect and several utilities. To download this 243mb image, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wordperfectmac, to the Links section, to the "SheepShaver and Basilisk" folder, and click "SheepShaver-WordPerfect Install". It's about 20 minutes on a fast connection.
I downloaded his install as well as a copy of "Strategic Conquest" from Delta Tao (purchased for $24.95), and it works like a charm! The SheepShaver software nicely emulates a Macintosh PPC running OS 7.5 with 256 colors.

Now I just have to figure out if I have enough air cover to plan a successful amphibious invasion of the enemy continent...