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02/05/04 DreamCatcher Interactive
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03/12/04 DreamCatcher Interactive

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In September 2003, Battlecruiser Generations, the fifth title in the acclaimed Battlecruiser series, was rebranded as Universal Combat. The title is a new and improved sequel to the original Battlecruiser series with a more action focused theme. It contains several brand new engines, over fifty new features, several improvements and enhancements as well as an all new 3D model database.


  • NEW! Overhauled graphics engine with DirectX 9 support!
  • NEW! Graphics engine with various shader enhancements
  • NEW! PTE Spec III terrain engine
  • NEW! Flight dynamics engine with mouse flight controls
  • NEW! Space/planetary and vehicular dynamics engine
  • NEW! Revised and even more sophisticated AI kernel
  • NEW! Stereo soundfx and fourteen new song tracks
  • NEW! Interface and action focused control revisions
  • NEW! High polygon count 3D assets
  • NEW! Space stations & starbase classes
  • NEW! Recon, Assault, Engineer and Medic marine classes
  • NEW! 22 first weapon weapons plus other items
  • NEW! 28 character models + over 1500 animation frames
  • NEW! 04 new careers for a total of 09 playable careers
  • NEW! 22 driveable vehicles
  • NEW! 12 controllable threat (e.g. SAM) units
  • NEW! 10 controllable naval units (ships, subs, LCACs etc)
  • NEW! 05 flyable planetary gunships
  • NEW! 54 flyable space crafts (fighters, carriers, cruisers etc)
  • NEW! 64 player multiplay support
  • NEW! Advanced Campaign scenario
  • NEW! 15 Instant Action scenarios

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Minimum Requirements

  • WIN 98SE/ME/2K/XP (with all service packs)
  • DirectX 9 or higher
  • Pentium III 1Ghz or equivalent AMD processor
  • 128MB RAM
  • 32MB DirectX 8.1 compliant graphics card with Vertex Shader 1.1 or higher
  • DirectX 8 compliant sound card
  • 1GB uncompressed hard drive disk space
  • Mouse
  • WIN 2K/XP (with all service packs)
  • Pentium IV 1.7Ghz or equivalent AMD processor
  • 256MB RAM
  • 64MB DirectX 8.1 compliant graphics card with Vertex and Pixel shader 1.1 or higher
  • Joystick

Multiplayer requirements

  • Client requires 56K or broadband modem
  • Server requires LAN or broadband (cable, DSL etc) connection

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