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Hello! We present to the world Ogre Ops, a turn-based strategy game that is a comprehensive adaptation of Steve Jackson Games' Ogre series. It is meant for Ogre fans and for strategy game enthusiasts, and it can be downloaded here:
Ogre Ops Zip File Download (347 KB)
About This Game
Ogre Ops is programmed in DOS C++ and can be run on virtually any 32-bit PC. Getting started is easy; please unzip (copy out) the OgreOps folder to your desired drive. To play the game, run the executable, OgreOps.exe!
64-Bit PC Compatibility
For 64-bit PCs, you can use 32-bit emulation software, such as DOSBox (dosbox.com), and you may need to adjust the emulation speed to at least 100,000 cycles per second.
If you aren't familiar with using DOS, here is a little help. First, download these customized DOSBox files by clicking here. Next, unzip these files and place all of them in the folder that contains the OgreOps folder. If you are using Windows 7 or higher, you may also want to put a copy of the DOSBox configuration file in this following folder: C:\Users\[your-user-name]\AppData\Local\DOSBox.
When you are ready, run DOSBox. Enter the command "cd OgreOps" to enter the OgreOps folder, and then enter the command "ogreops.exe" to play!
What's Going On, and How to Play
Ogres are gigantic killer robot tanks that drive through other tanks like tissue paper, all the while machinegun-firing nuclear cannons that have infinite ammo. Your job is to command your Ogres and other Units to stop the opposing forces, who may have big bad Ogres of their own.
On the Scenario Menu, choose the Custom Scenario (Scenario 0) or the Story Scenarios (Scenario 1 and after). More types of Units will become available as the Story Scenarios are cleared. The Custom Scenario is the open-ended Free Mode where you may choose from a variety of objectives and use the editable custom hex boards.
- Turn-based strategy gameplay based on the Ogre series!
- 4-Player support!
- Over forty types of Units!
- Custom hex boards!
- Hidden bonuses!
- Customizable keyboard and mouse controls!
That single Ogre will probably mow down all of these conventional Units.
GEVs are the fastest, but Wood, Rubble, and Swamp Hexes can severely hinder their movement.
The controls can be customized. (On the Main Menu, choose "Option.")
The actively selected Unit has its information displayed on the left side of the screen. The passively highlighted Unit (whether an ally or an opponent) has its information displayed on the right.
On the Ogre Part Menu, the left side is used to choose any selected Ogre's weapon to fire, and the right side is used to choose which part of opposing Ogres to target. The selected weapon applies to all Ogres in the current Player's force, while the targeted part applies to all opposing Ogres that are attacked. (Don't worry if your Units target invalid parts by accident; the game will help auto-correct their aim!)
If things seem difficult at first, don't worry. Replay Scenarios to earn more baseline Victory Points, and use the additional VP to deploy more Units.
Secrets are hidden throughout the game. Have fun exploring and experimenting!