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SimEarth: The Living Planet

DOS - 1990

Also available on: Amiga - FM Towns - Sharp X68000 - TurboGrafx CD

Alt names Sim Earth, シムアース, 模擬地球, SimEarth: Der lebende Planet
Year 1990
Platform DOS
Released in France, United Kingdom, United States (1990)
Germany (1994)
United Kingdom (1995)
Genre Educational, Simulation
Theme Ecology / Nature, Real-Time
Publisher Maxis Software Inc., Ocean Software Ltd.
Developer Maxis Software Inc.
Perspective Top-Down
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.73
4.54 / 5 - 130 votes

Description of SimEarth: The Living Planet

SimEarth: The Living Planet (aka Sim Earth, シムアース, 模擬地球, SimEarth: Der lebende Planet) is a video game published in 1990 on DOS by Ocean Software Ltd., Maxis Software Inc.. It's an educational and simulation game, set in an ecology / nature and real-time themes, and was also released on Amiga, FM Towns, Sharp X68000 and TurboGrafx CD.

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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 -6 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

DJ jazzy D 2019-08-14 1 point DOS version

Good it's free

bob the moon tank engine 2019-04-22 1 point

hard to understand but is a lot of fun

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 1 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)

slimy 2018-01-12 1 point

you can play it on your browser thx [:

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 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!

fdisk 2015-11-10 -1 point

HQ manual (ger/eng):
EDIT: Thx fdisk!

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

Orange Is Friend To Orange (TRASKNARI REFERENCE) 2013-05-11 0 point DOS version

Cool game. 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

Epsilon1 2010-05-31 1 point DOS version

This Game Was Awesome When It First Came out...
But All MY Disks Are Dead ... Thanks :D

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DOS Version

DownloadEnglish version 1 MB DownloadGerman version 579 KB ManualHQ English version German version 61 MB

Amiga ROM

FM Towns Version

Sharp X68000 Version

TurboGrafx CD Version

DownloadEnglish version 314 MB DownloadJapanese (ja) version 286 MB

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