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Business Simulator

DOS - 1987

Year 1987
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Simulation
Publisher Reality Technologies
Developer Reality Technologies
4.44 / 5 - 18 votes

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Business Simulator is an excellent business simulation from Reality Technologies, maker of our Hall of Belated Fame inductee What They Don’t Teach You At Harvard Business School.

While WTDTYAHBS (ack ;)) simulates the sport management industry, Business Simulator simulates the whirlwind, high-risk world of nurturing your own business from birth to IPO. And like its predecessor, Business Simulator is a great game no fan of business sim would want to miss.

The gameplay is similar to WTDTYAHBS, except that it is more reflective: there are less events (random or otherwise) to deal with, so you will spend most of your time perusing the annual reports, memos, and journal to make sound business decision. The goal, of course, is to make more money than your competitors.

In Business Simulator, you have to increase both your personal net worth and your company’s book value. Billed as “an executive training tool,” the game does fulfill that claim by offering you a variety of options and realistic factors. Similar to WTDTYAHBS, there are different “levels” in the game, each corresponding to a stage in a company’s life.

In Level I where you start the game (“start up”), there are few business choices you can make. As your company grows (and so does your net worth), you will advance to higher levels which give you access to more options. Decisions you can make in the game are categorized into two types: “make decisions” and “process decisions,” which are self-explanatory and provide an excellent way to distinguish between new decisions and keeping track of decisions you already made.

With a strong economic model, well-implemented gameplay, and well-written text (memos in particular), Business Simulator is a classic, if unfortunately obscure, business sim that truly stands the test of time. Two thumbs up, way up!

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Comments and reviews

Nemo 2021-09-10 0 point

So I downloaded the game started with dosbox 0.74.3 but I get the graphic error, starting the emulator as admin doesn't change a thing.
Any help?


Michael 2016-05-27 1 point

@FAILEDENTREPRENEUR - I don't know what changed but I decided to revisit the game on my MacBook and it works flawlessly in Boxer, memos and all. Weird.

Thanks for the tips! :)

failedentrepreneur 2016-04-04 -1 point

You don't need to find the setup file. Download the game, use Dosbox and run as administrator, mount the game, and there you have it. Functioning memos and help and all.

Michael 2015-12-22 2 points

I'm having the same issue as the previous comment. It says it can't find the consulting files among others. The game says to run the setup file but there's no "setup" file included in the game so I'm stuck.

DOSKING 2015-12-22 0 point

Has anybody figured out how to get the tutorial, memos, and graphic analysis to work? I keep getting error messages saying that these files cannot be found.

gec 2014-04-22 0 point DOS version


Orange Is Friend To Orange 2013-05-11 0 point DOS version

pretty average.

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