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Spaceward Ho!

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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)

The first two 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


Architecture: 68k PPC


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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.