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Steel Beasts: Gold Edition

Windows - 2002

Year 2002
Platform Windows
Released in United Kingdom, United States (2002)
Russia (2005)
Genre Simulation
Theme Tank
Publisher Just Play, Noviy Disk, Strategy First, Inc.
Developer eSim Games
Perspectives 1st-Person, 3rd-Person
4.67 / 5 - 3 votes

Description of Steel Beasts: Gold Edition

2002, the year Steel Beasts: Gold Edition was released on Windows. Made by eSim Games and published by Strategy First, Inc., Noviy Disk, Just Play, this simulation game is available for free on this page.

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How to play Steel Beasts: Gold Edition Windows

The game had separated releases for US and Europeran markets. In theory, both version should be patched to the version 1.226, but we haven't checked it. After you install the game - check the version, and if it's need - install patches.

To install the game - use utility for mounting disc image files, like WinCDEmu, UltraISO, Alcohol 52%/Alcohol 102% or Daemon Tools Lite, etc. The installer of the game (setup.exe) must be run in compatibility mode with Windows XP SP 2 and as administrator.

After you install the game - install all patches, then put d3drm.dll inside game directory, in "release" folder (where tankSim.exe is ). The game uses DirectX 7, so without that dll you will be getting error at launch.

There's few methods how to run this game on modern systems:

  1. First one is to use Virtual Machine with Windows XP, the game 100% works in VirtualBox 4.0.2 r69518 Final with Windows XP
  2. Second method - to use DDrawCompat, simply putDDraw.dll in "release" folder (we also added that dll in Downloads)
  3. Third method - to run it through DxWnd utility. Read this guide how to run the game through DxWnd, also check this thread
  4. Fourth method - to use dgVoodoo, just copy D3D8.dll, D3DImm.dll, d3drm.dll, DDraw.dll and dgVoodooCpl.exe in "release" folder, then launch dgVoodooCpl.exe as administrator, press .\ , then go to DirectX tab and select the settings you want. After that run the game through TankSim.exe

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Comments and reviews

garupan 2023-01-15 1 point

What a blast from the past. Thank you for uploading the files and instructions.

Method #4 (dgVoodo) produced the least graphical glitches for me.

Duvstep 2022-11-03 0 point

the vehicles have that glitchy texture for me

admin 2022-10-28 -2 points

@DR. SCHNELLINGER Yeah, should work with some tricks, we added instructions and required files

Dr. Schnellinger 2022-09-02 -4 points

Does it run under Windows 7 x64?

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Windows Version

DownloadEuropean version English version 241 MB DownloadUS version English version French version German version Spanish; Castilian version Dutch version Swedish version Danish version 204 MB DownloadRussian version Russian version 639 MB ManualEnglish version 3 MB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run Steel Beasts: Gold Edition, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

PatchUpgrade v1.226 English version 2 MB PatchMissing map patch English version 20 KB PatchUpgrade v1.14 English version 3 MB PatchUpgrade v1.195 English version 8 MB Miscd3drm.dll (required for the game) English version 172 KB Miscddraw.dll English version 225 KB MiscdgVoodoo configuration English version 620 KB

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