Running SMAC/SMAX in Windows 10…

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sid_Meier%27s_Alpha_CentauriĀ  For Game Info

Yea its a old game, but one i like, got it through gog for all the updates, etc.. works fine in win 7. in order to get it to run correctly in win 10, you may need to do the following

Part 1: Modify AlphaCentauri.Ini

[PREFERENCES]
ForceOldVoxelAlgorithm=1
[Alpha Centauri]

DirectDraw=0
ds3d=0
eax=0
FastUnitAnim=0
SmoothUnitAnim=0
MainFontSize=16
InterludeFontSize=16
DisableOpeningMovie=0
Prefs Format=12
Map Type=0
Top Menu=3
Faction=2
Preferences=10111011111000011101110110110110
More Preferences=1110100111000101101000
Semaphore=00000000
Announce=111100001110101001
Rules=1101000001110
Customize=2
Custom World=3, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1,
Time Controls=1

Part 2: (dunno if needed but did it anyway)

Changed the Compability Options for The terran/terrax(sp) files forĀ  “Win 7” and run as administrator

Part 3:

1. Go to “Programs and Features”
-Easiest way I found was go to the “Uninstall or change a program”, and there is a “Related Settings: Programs and Features” in the upper right corner.

2. On the left side of that panel there is a “Turn Windows features on or off”

3. Scroll down the list to “Legacy Components” and check the box. Open it up and make sure that “DirectPlay” is checked.

4. Windows should automatically download something at this point. It worked after that.

I also replaced the .ini as the post above me recommended. Without that replacement the video seemed shaky and unhappy with two monitors, and with it everything seemed to run more smoothly. It did not, however, appear required.

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