Archon: The Light and the Dark

published by Electronic Arts in 1986, developed by Free Fall, running on Macintosh OS Classic
type: action/reflex, strategy, board game
genre: Fantasy
series: Archon
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player, shared-screen
languages: eng

Technical specs

display: raster

Editor note

The DRM used for this game is specific to the Mac Plus. The programmer knew that it would leave the game unplayable on any other hardware and protested but EA insisted. A unprotected version was made and packed away. It was leaked to a warez site many, many years later. But, the game also uses page-flipping hardware specific to the Mac plus. Apple decided to remove this under used feature from future models, so even the leaked DRM-free version will only run on a Mac Plus (and very few emulators). Electronic Arts vigilantly continues to this day to ensure that Archon for Mac Plus only remains playable for the very few people who bought it for their Mac Plus and the very, very small subset of those who kept their Mac Plus in use to this day. EA of course, no longer sells Archon for Mac.
# 2014-10-31 23:57:37

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