View Full Version : Have a copy of Alien Crossfire to sell?
Jan 01, 2006, 01:45 AM
Please if anyone would be willing to sell me an old copy of Alien Crossfire, I'd be willing to pay $30 for it. I really want a copy of this game but I cannot afford to pay the $130 on Amazon and eBay. So if you have an old copy of the game and don't need it anymore, please share the joy of SMAX with someone who doesn't have a lot of money to spare!
email me at: StoneAgeAxeman@gmail.com
Thanks and happy new year!
Jan 15, 2006, 08:42 AM
Hi there and sorry for the late answer
Alien Crossfire is actually abandonware, i.e. you can dl and play it for free. Get the link at:
edit: link removed
You can also dl the manual there.
Unfortunately, i was't able to install it since i've got only the German version of SMAC :(
Jan 15, 2006, 09:22 AM
You can download and play anything for free, but it doesn't make it more legal, even if it is called "abandonware". That term is made up by pirates who want justification for pirating old software.
For the record, I agree with those pirates, but that doesn't stop abandonware from being illegal until they have gotten through their case.
Jan 15, 2006, 09:49 AM
Oh, now i feel stupid.:blush: I really thought abandonware was an official term, meaning there was no commercial interest of the developer anymore. I deleted the link, just in case. I really don't want to support piracy.
However, you cannot get SMAX in stores or buy it online, so noone is harmed if you decide to dl it. just google "alien crossfire abandoned".
Jan 15, 2006, 12:03 PM
I don't know if the term is official or not, but abandonware is illegal anyway as long as the developer has not put the software into the public domain.
But you are right, SMAX is not to be found in shops anymore, so it's not like Firaxis is losing any money if you download it.
Jan 15, 2006, 02:05 PM
And, it doesn't really matter which language version of SMAX you get...
At this site, they have the Alien Crossfire voice and text files, so you can replace German with French (for example), if need be, which is really useful 'cos it opens up which versions you can buy, given the scarcity of it nowadays. I bought the German version of SMAX, installed, then replaced the text and voice files, and it worked perfectly with my English-language SMAC...
Hope it helps!
Jan 16, 2006, 08:23 PM
Would you like my copy?
I'm willing to give to you.
AS SOON AS YOU PRY IT FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS
Jan 16, 2006, 08:53 PM
$125 on Amazon? They're really crazy... But I love my SMAX too much! I got my copy when my mother worked at Scholastic. They still sell it (at least, as of August 2005) in their school book fairs magazines if you can somehow get ahold of one of those. Unfortunately, my mom no longer works there so I can't help you.
Jan 19, 2006, 07:30 PM
Thanks for the help everyone. Someone has sold me a copy of the game and I'm happy to announce I've just made my first world conquest with the Pirates! :D
Jan 20, 2006, 03:14 PM
Arrr, matey! :D
Nov 28, 2006, 11:53 AM
i can do someone a copy of it, just reply to this post