C&C 12th Anniversary – Download C&C Gold For Free
“I got a present for ya’ !!”
It’s hard to believe Command & Conquer is 12 years old. Makes me feel old. I still remember walking into Best Buy on a random sunny day in late summer of 1995. I remember seeing this slick looking grey box on the shelf showcasing some spec-ops looking dude on the front. Picked it up and looked at the back of the box. Sold. Ahh, those were the simple days. The DOS days, even.
In honor of C&C’s 12th anniversary, Electronic Arts is providing Command & Conquer Gold as a free download.
In order to give back to the fans for over 12 years of devotion we are putting together a 12th Anniversary celebration during the month of September. However, as any Command & Conquer fan knows, the true party starts today, August 31st, which marks 12 years since Command & Conquer Gold launched way back in 1995.
To kick the celebration off, today we have a special surprise which we are certain new and old Command & Conquer fans will enjoy. We are providing the original Command & Conquer Gold as a free download, compatible for Windows XP! This is the same version included with the collectors pack Command & Conquer: The First Decade, and is now available for you to download for free!
That’s pretty sweet of them. For those who have never played the original, here’s a good opportunity. If I recall, C&C Gold was two cdrom discs. EA recommends that you burn these images to discs, but as many of us know, there are alternative ways of installing the game (virtual drives). EA also only claims this release to work under XP; although, I can see it having no problem under Vista. If there is a Vista issue (and I can’t imagine why), I’m sure you Vista owners will find a way to get it running. I think most will find more issue with the dated graphics. But what can you expect for free?
Be on the lookout for more goodies from EA as they celebrate C&C’s anniversary during the month of September.