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08 Mar 2012 3:32 AM  

 Hello! When I was younger, I played a version of Risk on my PC. Its cover looked like this:

http://www.lyberty.com/games/risk/risk_pc.jpg

And I see that another thread was asking about it, nearly a year ago:

http://www.totaldiplomacy.com/RiskGameCommunity/Forum/tabid/80/forumid/8/postid/2307/view/topic/Default.aspx

 

The reason I'm trying to hunt down someone with a copy, is I remember the game had SCENARIOS. And one scenario was the standard Risk global map, set sometime during the Napoleonic Wars, with the six players representing six different great powers of the time. And I would love to play this scenario in a tabletop situation, if I could only find a copy of the starting stats. Thanks to anyone who can help!

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29 Mar 2012 10:11 AM  

I still have a CD of that game! It is very worn because of (probably) hundreds of hours that I played it from 1996 to 2005. There are visible "tracks" engraved on it (by the internal laser reader?). Since then I've gone through 3 or 4 PC's and Windows versions, and I'm currently using a laptop -- not sure if it would even work any more. Maybe I could still play it if I get the CD "restored" and if my current Windows OS can even read it.

It had four maps, all set around the historical times of exploration, colonization, revolution, and warfare from about 1750 to 1830. It included historical scenarios based on the actual history of those times.

Maps:  1) World

2) Asia -- roughly south/east/central Asia, China, Pacific coast from Kamchatka to Borneo, India/Pakistan, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, etc. 

3) The Americas (Atlantic coast roughly from Canada to Venezuela, and inland as far west as the Native American lands (Plains in NA; Mexico; Amazon in SA) but not extending to the Pacific coast.

4) Europe plus parts of Mideast and N. Africa (the biggest map, with about 170 territories).

It had a lot of great options including Fortresses, Capitals for victory, Generals, and "Fog of War". The graphics were tailored to represent each nation or tribal coalition. It also had a very clever AI which was hard to beat in a 5 or 6-player game.

 

 

 

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30 Mar 2012 11:36 AM  

Let me know if you do get it working again. As I said, I'm interested in seeing what that starting setup was for the World scenario. I don't remember what historical year it supposedly started, but I do remember that there was only one historical scenario for the World map (the other maps generally had a few scenarios).

I'm curious if that setup would be an interesting game to play in real life, on an actual PHYSICAL Risk board.

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31 Mar 2012 3:09 PM  

Regarding the World map -- you wouldn't be able to play it using a standard Risk board, because it actually had around 70 territories.

As I recall, these were the six "Empires" in the World historical scenario, set around the year 1800:

Britain

France

Spain

Russia

China

Not sure about #6, as I might have it confused with the North America or Europe maps -- it might've been Germany or USA (or even Dutch).

I haven't actually found my old CD yet -- it's probably buried somewhere in a drawer of old software. I do recall that it wouldn't run the last time I tried it on a newer PC.

 

 

 

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04 Apr 2012 10:31 AM  

Hmm, I didn't remember that the World Map was different than the Classic Map, but now that you remind me... yeah, now I'm getting glimpses of memories of it. Thanks for the information! Now I'm trying to work out some starting positions for a five-player variant, Napoleonic world. Let me stick that in a new thread...

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30 Apr 2012 8:38 AM  
I accidentally stumbled upon this post while searching for a way to get this delightful old game working with Windows 7 64 bit. Foreseeing disc scratching long ago, I made an image of the cd to always have a backup of. Let me know if you want the image mdf.
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23 Jun 2013 8:49 PM  
I have the original Hasbro 1996 PC game on CD.

However I have a problem running the Ultimate Risk games as it keeps crashing after the animated battle scenes which is bloody annoying. The basic Risk game is fine.

Does anyone know how to overcome this problem? Looked all over the net for a patch but to no avail
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18 Oct 2013 1:24 AM  
Posted By Taqju on 23 Jun 2013 8:49 PM
I have the original Hasbro 1996 PC game on CD.

However I have a problem running the Ultimate Risk games as it keeps crashing after the animated battle scenes which is bloody annoying. The basic Risk game is fine.

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When you set up an Ultimate Risk Game, one of the options is Battle Boxes.  Not sure exactly where this was, but look for it, you should find it.  Just turn them off.  This gets rid of the animation.  No crashing on Windows XP.  I also run the game in Windows 95 compatablility mode.

What I would like to know is how do you install this game and run it on Windows 7?  I tried a program called Virtual Box, but could not figure out how to set up 256 color video with it.

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