Despite being released on CD-ROM, version 1.0 of Outpost
also included a "Launch Control Disk" in the box on a 3.5" Diskette. This floppy diskette contained BLDGBLD.DAT, BLDGOPS.DAT and OUTPOST.EXE, three files that were required to install the game.
Despite being considered one of the buggiest games of all time, Outpost
was on PC Data's Top Ten best selling games list for several months.
The orchestrated soundtrack is the classic Mars, the Bringer of
movement from the Gustav Holst
symphony The Planets
There was an extensive Strategy Guide written for Outpost
by the games designer, Bruce Balfour
Information also contributed by
- Computer Gaming World
- November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – Worst Game of All Time
- PC Player (Germany)
- Issue 01/1995 - Most Brutal Customer Stultification in 1994