Wing Commander 3DO Demo

This is another demo from WCNews and out of all of them probably the one I’m most interested in, since I’ve not played the 3DO version of the game and am thinking about buying it. The WC3 demo is part of the 3DO sampler CD which contains demos for a host of other games also.

Unfortunately, the 3DO is one of the less well supported consoles as far as emulators go. As soon as I select WC3, I have to watch the psychedelic version of the trailer. Skipping this hangs the emulator altogether so if there is an interactive section after the FMV I don’t get to see it. I tried 4 or 5 different versions of Freedo without any success here. I think the bottom line is, if I want to play WC3 3DO I will have to do it on the real hardware.

I wouldn’t mind owning a 3DO for more than just this one game actually, and they aren’t especially expensive or hard to get hold of so I may well go for that but it will have to wait for the moment.

I thought I’d try the U9 demo again to see if I could reach the end but my Win 98 machine appears to have finally kicked the bucket as well. I’ve tried PSU number 3 and it’s still completely unstable so I think I can add a new old PC to the shopping list. I’m not going to put any more effort into getting this one fixed, as it isn’t really the hardware I want in the first place. Something along the lines of a Pentium 2 would be far more appropriate and I ought be able to pick a PC that ancient up for next to nothing. As far as both these demos go, I’ll have another look when I have the right hardware.

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