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Sid Meier's Gettysburg! (Windows)

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Back of Box - Windows (Germany):

    Ein gepaltenes Haus kann nicht sehen". - Abraham Lincoln

    Im Jahre 1861 brach die größte Demokratie der Welt auseinander. Im Amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg kämpften Nordstaaten und Südstaaten um die Seele einer Nation. Jetzt ermöglicht es Ihnen Sid Meier, der Schöpfer des legendären Spiels Civilization, den Ausgang der wichtigsten Schlacht des ganzen Kriegs zu entscheiden - Gettysburg! Wählen Sie die Rolle eines Generals der Union oder der Konföderation und führen Sie Ihre Truppen in einem spannenden und komplexen Echtzeit-Strategiespiel zum Sieg.

    "Alles, war wir wollen, ist allein sein." - Jefferson Davis

    • Unglaublich fesselnder Echtzeit-Kampf - übernehmen Sie die Kontrolle über Infanterie, Kavallerie und Artillerie.
    • Grenzenlose Spielbarkeit - bei jedem neuen Spiel ein neues Gefecht.
    • Perfekte Computerintelligenz, entwickelt von Sid Meier, einem der besten Spiel-Designer der Welt.
    • 3D-Karte der Hügellandschaft von Pennsylvania.
    • Umfassende Multiplayer-Unterstützung - 8 Spieler über LAN oder Internet, 2 Spielder über Modem oder serielle Verbindung.


    [captions]:
    2. Juli, 16:00 Uhr. Ziel der Unionsarmee: Peach Orchard verteidigen und wichtige Nachschublinien offenhalten
    2. Juli, 16:00 Uhr. Ziel der konförderierten Armee: Peach Orchard erobern und eine entscheidende strategische Position einnehmen.

    Contributed by jaXen (20859) on Jun 19, 2011.

Press Release:

    Electronic Arts and Firaxis Ship Sid Meier's Gettysburg!

    Legendary Game Designer Sets New Benchmark in Real-Time Action Strategy

    SAN MATEO, CA, October 14, 1997-Electronic Arts’ (Nasdaq:ERTS), a leading global interactive entertainment software company announces the shipment of Sid Meier's Gettysburg!, a real-time action strategy game from renowned game designer Sid Meier. The game was developed by Meier's Baltimore-based design house, Firaxis Games’.

    Sid Meier's Gettysburg! is Firaxis Games' first product since the innovative development company was established by Meier, Jeff Briggs and Brian Reynolds in June 1996. It's also Meier's first completely new game design since the release of the critically acclaimed Sid Meier's Civilization®. The Sid Meier's Civilization series has sold more than two million units worldwide.

    Sid Meier's Gettysburg! takes a fresh, new approach to an immensely popular topic and immerses the player in one of history's most decisive battles. This unique action strategy game features real-time gameplay and unprecedented depth and realism that players of all ages and skill levels can play and enjoy.

    "It was hard to imagine designing something to follow Civilization," said Meier, Director of Creative Development at Firaxis Games. "I had tried various approaches to this subject matter, but up until now nothing really felt like a Civil War battle. We rethought every aspect of the game-interface, game scale, graphical presentation and artificial intelligence. Once we threw away the old ideas, genre restrictions and 'me too' thinking, the game came together in an amazing way."

    Players command Union or Confederate troops in a variety of scenarios, both historic and speculative, making split-second strategic decisions that give each scenario a different ending. Multiplayer features allow players to compete against each other or play cooperative and team games via Internet, LAN, serial cable or modem. Voice over data technology in Gettysburg! allows voice chat between players in multiplayer modes. Internet multiplayer support is also available through the Mplayer’ multiplayer game service.

    In addition to the full campaign modes, a unique random scenario generator provides infinite replayability in action campaigns of any size, from small skirmishes to full-blown battles. Also, players can edit scenario files to create their own custom scenarios. State-of-the-art graphics, rolling 3-D terrain, multiple zoom views, scrolling, rotateable maps and stereo music and sound effects put the player in the midst of this highly emotional and dramatic battle. An interactive tutorial with tactical tips enables players of all skill levels to jump right into the action.

    "I think you will find that Sid Meier's Gettysburg! transcends existing gaming genres and may even define a new one," said Jeff Briggs, President of Firaxis Games. This is a trademark of past Sid Meier games, including F15 Strike Eagle®, Pirates!® and Sid Meier's Civilization. Unlike any other games done on this topic, Firaxis Games has developed an innovative engine for creating tactical situations and scenarios in Civil War settings."

    Players can access the Sid Meier's Gettysburg! web site at two different locations: http://www.gettysburg.ea.com/ and http://www.firaxis.com/. The site gives players a complete overview of the game including screen shots, concept art, sounds from the battlefield and interviews with Meier and members of the Sid Meier's Gettysburg! development team.

    Also available soon after the ship of Sid Meier's Gettysburg! will be Firaxis' Official Guide to Sid Meier's Gettysburg! The 304-page book will include a full color poster map of the Gettysburg battlefield, complete stats and tips for every scenario, and background material fully detailing the events of this pivotal battle in U.S. history. Expected retail price of the guide book is $16-$20.

    Electronic Arts (EA), headquartered in San Mateo, California, is a leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, EA posted revenues of $625 million for fiscal 1997. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for personal computers and advanced entertainment systems such as the PlayStation’, Nintendo® 64 and Sega Saturn’. Electronic Arts markets its products worldwide under six brand names: Electronic Arts, EA SPORTS’, Maxis’, Inc., ORIGIN Systems’ Inc., Bullfrog’ Productions Ltd. and Jane's® Combat Simulations. EA has international subsidiaries in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The Company has North American development operations in San Mateo and Walnut Creek, Calif.; Baltimore, Maryland; Austin, Texas; Seattle, Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://www.ea.com/.

    Firaxis Games is an independent development house comprising experienced game designers, programmers, artists and musicians leading the industry in the creation and development of entertainment software games for the personal computer. For more information on Firaxis contact their web site at http://www.firaxis.com/.

    System Requirements for Sid Meier's Gettysburg!: Windows 95, Intel Pentium 90 or faster (Pentium 133 recommended), 16 MB RAM (32 MB recommended), 50 MB free hard drive space, 2x speed CD-ROM (4x speed recommended), mouse, 100% DirectX 5.0 compliant video card (800x600 resolution, 256 colors), 100% DirectX 5.0 compliant sound card, 28.8 kbps or better modem for modem play. Expected retail price $50-$60.


    Contributed by skl (1140) on Mar 12, 2004.

box (dice multimedia re-issue):
    In 1861 the world's greatest democracy tore itself apart. Take the role of a Union or Confederate General and guide your troops to victory in the most engrossing and sophisticated real-time combat strategy game in the world.

    Contributed by Xa4 (274) on Apr 02, 2003.

1997 EA catalog:
    Sid Meier sets his sights on real-time combat

    Legendary game designer Sid Meier now sets his sights on the real-time battlefield with Sid Meier's Gettysburg! The challenges shift and change with each hill taken, each rally that succeeds or fails, just as in the real battle. Sid Meier's Gettysburg! is a decisive breakthrough in gaming, and sets a new benchmark in real-time combat.

    Real-time combat delivers the most addictive Sid Meier experience ever.

    Infinite replayability and thousands of different campaign outcomes.

    Brilliant AI from the award-winning creators of Civilization, Civilization II and Railroad Tycoon.

    #-D real-time battle map with rolling hills and multiple levels of zoom.

    Up to 8 person multiplayer support via LAN and Internet; 2 players via modem and serial link.

    Contributed by Zovni (9355) on Jun 30, 2001.