SimEarth: The Living Planet
DOS - 1990
Description of SimEarth: The Living Planet
SimEarth: The Living Planet (aka SimEarth: Der lebende Planet) is a video game published in 1990 on DOS by Ocean Software Ltd., Maxis Software Inc., Hit Squad, The, Maxis UK Ltd.. It's an educational and simulation game, set in an ecology / nature theme, and was also released on Amiga, FM Towns, Sharp X68000 and TurboGrafx CD.
Comments and reviews
Filipe Tolhuizen 2023-01-29 3 points
I have a Win 3.x version which doesn't rely on DOSBox. It can also run under x64 Windows with winevdm (otvdm) installed.
Nakula 2021-05-29 -5 points
Very interesting concept, but the manual (size of a phone directory) ruins the experience for me.
I rather learn how to use an old abandonware application like Photoshop 4.0, rather than go through the manual of SimEarth or SimLife, and the manuals for these games are more or less the same size of a book to learn how to use all the features of Adobe PS4.
What's more, call me simple-minded, but I must be so casual that I rather play SimTown (target age: 12 years old) that is super user-untuitive and cool-looking, if oversimplistic.
Generally all Maxis simulation games are well balanced but SE and SL were micromanagment experiments that remind me of grand strategy games like the ones by Paradoxx.
Masonicon 2019-10-22 2 points
I remember playing this game's windows version until it's too old for my old Desktop PC, so I ends up playing it's DOS version for my DosBox
oh! and even in Easy mode, playing modern-day earth in this game can be bit too easy if we can use monolith on Humans there
AngryF2PReviews 2018-12-18 2 points
I Played it on the browser version its pretty fun just cant get the jist of not destroying every piece of life on the earth scenario.
DOSitmatter 2018-09-09 0 point
1. Unzip File and transfer to C:\\DosGame\
2. Rename Folder to just SimEarth (makes it so much easier to type in on Dosbox)
3. Download and install DosBox
4. Run DosBox
5. Type "mount c c:\DosGame\SimEarth\" (without quotations)
6. Type "c:\"
7. Type "simearth.exe"
Should run with no problems. Just make sure when you transfer the folder make sure there are no subfolders. (When you open c:\\Dosgame\SimEarth\ the simearth.exe file should be in there and not inside another folder)
alp 2017-02-07 1 point
I loaded this into a folder I mounted as "A" dive in DOS bOx, then I mounted "C" drive and installed it INTO that folder ....works great.
I also run windows 3.1 in that folder but SimEarth doesnt like to be opened via Win 3.1 for some reason and I need to do it by cd ing into the simearth folder and running the exe file
Silverwolf 2016-06-19 1 point DOS version
You can buy a cheap Floppy USB disk drive and use defender to install and play the game.
danielroxheaps 2016-04-14 1 point DOS version
Been trying to find a physical copy of this game, can't find one in New Zealand anywhere, but I've been using My Abandonware a lot, thanks for this game =D
ReptilianKaiser 2015-12-12 1 point DOS version
how the hell do you Install this game? i dont have an A drive!
sam hain 2015-03-17 0 point DOS version
I suggest using VMware load in an old copy of ms-dos for the Op system and run it that way
fail4u 2013-07-15 0 point DOS version
If you really want it to run use "dosbox" drag the bat/exe that says install or start in to the program called "dosbox" to pllay over 32x 64x 86x
jasakeren.com 2012-09-13 0 point DOS version
I never succed make the world from dust into life.. the earth always hot like nowadays
James 2012-05-30 1 point DOS version
I have A newer Computer 2010. And It wont Let me install It BEcause I have a 64x64 computer
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- Year: 1992
- Publisher: Mindscape International Ltd., Ocean Software Ltd.
- Developer: Maxis Software Inc.
FM Towns Version
Sharp X68000 Version
TurboGrafx CD Version
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