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Crimson Skies

Windows - 2000

Year 2000
Platform Windows
Released in Germany
Genre Action, Simulation
Theme Flight, Licensed Title, Vehicular Combat Simulator
Publisher Microsoft Corporation
Developer Zipper Interactive, Inc.
Perspective 1st-Person
4.73 / 5 - 67 votes

Description of Crimson Skies Windows

Crimson Skies is a title which you may love for the game it tries to be more than for the game it is. A cross between Red Baron and Star Wars: X-Wing, Crimson Skies puts you in the role of a daring air pirate, leading his crew to booty and glory.

The world-building in Crimson Skies is exceptional. Based on the tabletop game from FASA, CS aims to recapture the feel of aeronautics adventure pulps with a dystopian sci-fi twist. The mission briefings are filled with a colorful cast of quirky pirate companions and are intentionally reminiscent of old radio serials. While you’ll grow sick of a few of the canned lines during the missions themselves (“looks like you’ve got them all hot and bothered!”), the voice acting is top-notch and fun overall.

CS does have issues, both technical and gameplay. The original release was very buggy, but even with fixes, there are problems (the loading screen on the patched version flashes rapidly and could trigger epilepsy). CS has a screwy sense of scale that makes it more difficult than it should be. CS puts a focus on barnstorming and stunt-flying, demanding you do WWI-style trick flying stunts with planes the size of WW2 bombers. Not intentionally, of course; you’re supposedly flying nimble single-seaters, except the model sizes are drastically off when compared to the bridges, tunnels, and buildings you’re flying around. Ground textures are scaled to create illusions of flying high over buildings, but your plane’s model may be bigger than a residential block, so it can be difficult to tell just how close you are to the ground.

While the game gives you the ability to skip levels, you may keep trying in your frustration because you WANT to be able to do it. Just like you’ll want to love Crimson Skies, but it can be hard to do so.

Review By P. Alexander

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Comments and reviews

Steel 2020-02-13 0 point

Get an error saying I need zTIFF.dll to run the executable.
anyone know where to get it?

Jay 2020-02-08 0 point

"CSFIX" (Crimson Skies Fix) from 2016

You need that

mry 2020-02-07 0 point

merci amixem mon parain jouai a ca et mantenant il rejoue

ZAZ 2020-02-05 0 point

Useless to try. Another Dead end. Why post a bogus game?

sharky6336 2019-12-18 0 point

If people are having problems with bin ^ cue files its because you need a prg like Alcohol 120 to mount them, dont know if this software is still going, but pretty sure you can get hold of a copy from somewhere...

i haven't got nickname 2019-12-11 1 point

c'est un jeu vieux mais franchement cool. Merci Amixem!?!

Crimson Ace 2019-08-05 0 point

Instructions unclear. Virtual CloneDrive doesn't work. Daemon Tools doesn't work. Nothing but a useless .bin file that says the game isn't installed on the device.

Habef 2019-03-03 1 point

Maybe this helps:

yababa 2019-03-01 -1 point

can't run it , i followed the instructions yet
the game displays stretched and the mouse moves all wrong

neorel 2019-02-17 5 points


G.A.Arts 2018-12-09 0 point

I don't now how i can install the game, i have the game files that i downloaded from this website, i have tried to use the patch but it say : "Crimson skies is not installed."

What can I do ?

Spectre 2018-11-16 -2 points

Long time whitout see it, its a very hot-fighting game, thanks

Iffy350 2018-09-17 2 points

In my opinion High Road to Revenge doesn't exist. I never liked that the PC version was never as popular as that Xbox game. It's a real shame that this IP is dead. It needs a reboot ASAP.

DF 2018-09-15 4 points

For anyone wondering about which files to apply first:
- After installing the game, apply the 1.02 patch.
- Make a backup copy of the original exe for good measure, then overwrite CRIMSON.EXE with the one from the csfix patch (also add the csfix dll and ini files into the Crimson Skies folder).
- You don't need the no cd crack because the csfix exe already has the safedisc protection removed.
- Open csfix.ini and edit parameters as you see fit. (Beware that aspect ratios other than 3:4 will have stretching.)
- When you run the game, choose Accelerator for the video device.

If you don't know what to do with the iso:
Install a program such as Virtual CloneDrive. When that's done, right click the iso file and click Mount. Install the game as you see fit, then right click the iso again and Unmount it. (You may have to leave it mounted while you replace crimson.exe, though.)

Question 2018-08-17 -2 points

Do I apply both the patch and the fix?
In what order?

trigun 2018-07-12 -1 point

Iso and Patch files did not pick up malware. I say they are safe to use.

NoCD and Fix files seem okay but not 100% on them. be careful and check yourself.

teccanina 2018-06-25 1 point

Use daemon tools to install it!

Viperinterceptor 2018-06-13 2 points

Please help, I can download the files, but i have only a file called "BIN" what am I supposed to do ?

Viperinterceptor 2018-06-13 1 point

Please help, I can download the files, but i have only a file called "BIN" what am I supposed to do ?

mayeu 2018-06-07 4 points

How can you make it works? I can download the files but i can't run the game

Tail 2018-06-06 2 points

Sooo COol

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