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DOS - 1988

Year 1988
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Strategy
Theme 4X, Managerial, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Turn-based, War
Publisher Strategic Studies Group Pty Ltd.
Developer Strategic Studies Group Pty Ltd.
Perspectives Top-Down, Text-based / Spreadsheet

For small DOS games like Reach for the Stars: The Conquest of the Galaxy - Third Edition, you can play online immediately with your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer...). This feature is still experimental, the game may not work properly. Warning: game save should work, but you should try it early! Also, be careful to select the right game executable in the list below.

Emulator configuration

You have to choose the right game executable, then press PLAY.

To exit fullscreen mode, press escape. Playing experience can be poor due to your browser or your computer. Download Reach for the Stars: The Conquest of the Galaxy - Third Edition and launch it with DOSBox to have the best playing experience!

If the game is too fast or too slow, try hitting CTRL-F11 (slower) and CTRL-F12 (faster).


KeyFinder (GoldenCtrKid) 2019-05-10

Use FUNCTION keys (F1, F2, etc) in order, relative to whichever "menu headings" (located at the BOTTOM of the screen), in order to "open" that menu. Arrow keys Up/Dn to navigate, and Enter to select.

When "windows" open on the game screen (or, eg, if you choose to view the MAP via a menu choice), use the MINUS ("-") key to cycle through open windows (note the header bar "highlights" the currently-active "window").

To CLOSE an active window (first be sure it is selected -- i.e. "highlighted" as currently-active), press the [Del] key.

No, it's NOT intuitive, but it's an OLD game. I'm "used to" going through the keyboard to see what does what, so.. that's what I discovered. Don't complain about not having mouse capability, especially for games this old, please. :P
Almost like saying "There's no screen on this rotary phone, how am I supposed to know what number I'm dialling?"
Duh. :D

Use Left / Right arrow keys to move the "cursor" (field highlight) around on maps -- and when a planetary info box opens, use Del to close it -- and when instructing how many Scout ships (etc) to send out. For the Movement phase, highlight the ". . . . ." field and START TYPING the name of an intended destination system -- it will AUTOCOMPLETE. Press Enter to confirm.

DO READ the Wiki page for some useful info (e.g. Scouts CAN'T CARRY Colonists, so don't (waste resources to) make Colonists until you have made ships which can carry them)... Here:

Here's an update in 2005 of the 2000 re-release:

Maybe MyAbandonware can get a hold of the 2005, now it's discontinued and not for sale..??

Prez 2018-08-12

The game works without mouse, with the keyboard, the game was made first for c64 with no mouse :-)
Fantastic game!

me 2017-09-12

mouse not active, game unplayable as a result. can't even get started.

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