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  • The old magazine article about the B5 video game is online

    http://www.sierragamers.com/uploads/...pring_1999.pdf

    Go to "page 34" (though in your pdf viewer it could show as a different page). I love those images. Too bad the game couldn't be finished. (though the alpha version is available, see the link, and the youtube video, at the bottom of this post)

    http://babylon5.wikia.com/wiki/Babyl...the_Fire_(Game)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylo...ranchise#Games

    There are no officially licensed Babylon 5 video games on the market, though in 1998 a video game based on Babylon 5, named Into the Fire, was being developed by Yosemite Entertainment, an internal division of Sierra Entertainment. Work on this game ended on September 21, 1999, when, as part of a corporate reorganization, Sierra cancelled it and laid off its development staff when the game was only a few months away from release.[30] This game was to have cast the player as the pilot of a Starfury fighter craft, giving the player an opportunity to "move up through the ranks," and eventually take command of capital ships and even fleets. Christopher Franke composed and recorded new music for the game, and live action footage was filmed with the primary actors from the series.
    If you're into the history of video games look here: http://www.sierragamers.com/aspx/m/629714

    Quite the collection of past issues, It's very cool of them to put them online.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6wBsvdQOu8

    Praise the great maker and JMS himself. After fourteen years the official Babylon 5 game has been released to the public for all to behold!
    http://theisozone.com/downloads/pc/w...-alpha-210999/

    I downloaded the zip file, extracted its contents, and extracted that iso to a folder using WinRAR. (I scanned everything with Windows Defender) Modified the .ini file as instructed. Ran it in compatibility mode as instructed, and installed direct play as prompted when launching game. ( I later uninstalled that from Control Panel - Programs and Features - Turn Windows Feature On or Off - Legacy Components (uncheck DirectPlay)

    Long story short, I think you need a joystick to enjoy playing it. You need to use the number pad and arrow keys otherwise. Not my idea of fun but I admire the work that went into this. Old school space sim fans with a joystick might want to check it out. For others .... lol, enjoy the article!

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    Huh, turns out in the folder marked "wav" the files with the "b5a" extension can be played with Winamp (and every other player I tried). The largest are less than two minutes long but presumably they are the new Christopher Franke music that was mentioned.

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      It seems like a game I would have liked to play. I had only heard about the I've found her-game before.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Babel-17 View Post
        Huh, turns out in the folder marked "wav" the files with the "b5a" extension can be played with Winamp (and every other player I tried). The largest are less than two minutes long but presumably they are the new Christopher Franke music that was mentioned.
        Years ago when this was first announced as dead, someone extracted & posted the music online. I have it and it sometimes pops up when I'm in shuffle mode. I still like it.
        All generalizations are false, including this one.

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