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Spaceward Ho!

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SpacewardHo301.img (1.00 MB)
MD5: 565e0c4869714a6366c54b4d7c2924db
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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Spaceward_Ho_4.0_EXPO.image_.sit (771.41 KB)
MD5: a311d7e3bf7aeb5d5ef97a9aeedc1f6b
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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Ho_4.0_EXPO_Color_PICTs.image_.sit (376.88 KB)
MD5: b9461c932fa39e432d26b4faa2912169
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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Ho_4_Updaters_to_4.0.5.sit (1.16 MB)
MD5: 09dd885eef348570a4598d46e5fa7902
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
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Spaceward Ho! is a strategic game of awesome scope. You control the entire military and economy of a spacefaring race. Your goal: explore and colonize the galaxy. Unfortunately, you are not alone. Alien enemies bent on galactic conquest will oppose your expansion. You fight them by developing new technologies and expanding your empire, or you can ally with them to turn enemies into friends. (from the Product Description)

First download is a disk image of version 3.0.1 from (uploaded there Vintage Apple Mac along with the manual).

The second and third downloads are Disk Copy 4.2 disk images. The third download contains three updaters (4.0 -> 4.0.1, 4.0.1 -> 4.0.3, 4.0.3 -> 4.0.5).

Version 5 (carbonised) can be purchased on the Delta Tao website. However, it cannot be unlocked for play, because since at least 2016, the registration server has been down, and Delta Tao does not respond to inquiries (source: comment on this page).


Architecture: 68k PPC


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by scott Praed - 2020, October 1 - 2:13am

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by WhosIt.There - 2020, May 19 - 10:05pm

Added a disk image of Spaceward Ho! 3.0.1 and a PDF of the manual that were uploaded to by Vintage Apple Mac.

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by Xeriphas1994 - 2019, May 26 - 6:15pm

A full-featured 4X game which nevertheless can offer a gentle learning curve. Brings the interface into the 16-bit era with data visualizations, a colorful palette, and that inimitable 90s ambience (valspeak, funny hats, easter eggs, DIY sound effects, etc).

I don't know if netplay still works, but the computer opponents are VERY intelligent at the higher skill settings; replay value remains large.