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Populous: The Promised Lands

DOS - 1989

Also available on: Amiga - Atari ST

Year 1989
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Strategy
Theme Managerial, Real-Time
Publisher Electronic Arts, Inc.
Developer Bullfrog Productions, Ltd.
Perspective Isometric
4.61 / 5 - 18 votes

Description of Populous: The Promised Lands

In 1989, Electronic Arts, Inc. publishes Populous: The Promised Lands on DOS. Also published on Amiga and Atari ST, this strategy game is abandonware and is set in a managerial and real-time.

The addon disk for Populous, the archive contains Populous with the additional disk installed.

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Quil the Great 2018-10-19 0 point DOS version

A small amendment - in a few older games, you do not run an exe file, but a .bat file instead. This being the case in Populous, instead of running Populous.exe, you must run pop.bat. Just type "pop", then hit return/enter.

Quil the Great 2018-10-10 0 point DOS version

Cumulonimus_Incus, you need to use a program called DosBox. There are many good tutorials for using DosBox, but the basic idea is:
First, download DosBox from here: https://www.dosbox.com/download.php?main=1 . Select the version for your operating system and install it.
Move your Populous folder to your local disk (usually C:). Create a folder called ‘oldgames’, and move Populous into it. Ensure the folder is called 'populous', without any capitals.
Next, run DosBox. You should be given a basic command line reading Z:\. Type "mount c c:/oldgames/populous", then hit enter.
If no errors show, continue. Type “C:”, and hit enter. The command line should read 'C:\' instead of 'Z:\'. Now, look inside your populous folder and find the executable used to run it. It should be easily identifiable, and will usually bear resemblance to the name of the game.
Type in the file name of the executable. For example, if the executable was 'populous.exe', then type populous, and so on. Your game should start.
For more detailed help, look online. There are loads of great tutorials.

Kyle P 2017-07-16 1 point

THIS IS AWESOME!!!

And its got new landscapes such as the Wild west. Even the SNES version didn't have this.

You need to play this. EVERYONE SHOULD!

Thank you again for posting this!

Mike 2015-07-16 0 point DOS version

Thanks

Cumulonimus_incus 2013-12-01 1 point DOS version

I am unable to get this to run on Win 7 64-bit, however Populous II runs fine. Darn. I like the worlds in this one better actually! All it does is black out my screen as if it's going to work, then the DOS windows screen comes up blank, it flickers, and I'm back where I started. Anyone know any work arounds? I did a Google search but could not find anything.

Devin 2013-09-14 0 point DOS version

i need to know the world shields so i can save

Theresajayne 2012-10-04 0 point DOS version

I remember playing the lego world on my old Amstrad PC1812
Amazing game, why aren;t games like this anymore

McKraken 2012-04-03 0 point DOS version

I love this one just as much today as i did back in the day ... a true master piece :) Between this one and syndicate, Bullfrog consumed a good chunk of my childhood LOL

myabandonware 2011-09-21 0 point DOS version

one of bullfrogs early success stories that was lead by Peter Molyneux and still looks good today

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