Time to begin the C&C saga – on Virtual PC

Okay,

Recently a couple of people have asked me how to get various members of the Command and Conquer (C&C) series running under Virtual PC.  As a long time C&C fanatic – I happen to own all of the versions – and have figured out how to get them working under Virtual PC.  So I figured I would run a series on how to get them all working:

Here we go – Unbeknownst to many, the C&C series started with Dune and Dune II.

Dune was a weird combination of Role Playing and Real Time strategy, kind of cool though.  Dune runs fine under Virtual PC with only one exception – if you let the animated intro run until the Harkonen guards appear – it will lock up.  The game plays just great:

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Dune II was the greatest real time strategy of all time.  Unfortunately it runs fine on Virtual PC – and I say unfortunately because every time I fire it up I loose at least an hour of my life to playing Dune II.  To run it under Virtual PC you just need to configure the sound card for Adlib Gold:

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Cheers,
Ben