Before You Buy!
You are advised to download
one of the various demos
before placing an order! If they don't
work for you, neither will
the full game...
Tour Of Duty
This game can be found on
the Tour Of Duty compilation, along with several other titles,
The best thing about Popscene
is that you can bring your own
CD collection to life! This article lists some good examples, and
explains what to look for...
Build your own act, of any
kind, and then guide them to fame and fortune. On the rocky road to a record
deal, you'll hire talent, produce songs, release albums - and perform the
material LIVE in glorious 3D! All in a bid to secure the rave reviews that will
catapult you to the top of the charts and into the history books.
Professional success is only half the battle though. Your personal life
is just as important - as you attempt to negotiate contracts, manage your
finances, schedule concerts, and endure soul-destroying scandals! All the while
trying to satisfy your demanding boss, restless employees, and fickle fans. With
over 100 rival artists, spread across 6 unique record labels, the competition
has never been tougher. Have you got what it takes to make an impact?
a PC compatible with DirectX 7.0
or higher. 800mHz processor recommended.
Click to order the official
boxed CD version of the game.
It comes in a fully decorated
jewel case, complete with a pull-out instructions summary and exclusive bonus
material - including source code extracts and over 20mb of extra MP3's to
use with the game! The
game ships from California USA, so please anticipate shipping costs and delays
for international orders. For security reasons, this
is the only option that can benefit from downloadable updates...
Downloadable Version v1.2
Click to download a special trial
version of the full game. You can load it up 3 times, free of charge, after
which you must register at full price to continue. Orders are processed in US
Dollars ($14.99), but international currencies are welcome and should be
translated automatically. For security reasons, this option cannot benefit from
the downloadable updates (although it does come as the latest version as
standard). Registered owners of earlier versions should be able to upgrade to
v1.2 for free. Please contact
directly if you have any trouble doing so...
Alternative Download Location (MDickie.com
Alternative Download Location
Click to download the official
demo of the game. In the interests of a small download, many features are
restricted and/or reduced in quality. It limits you to a preset selection of
characters, and a minimal range of costumes. You can only perform at one preset
location too. Take this simply a test to see that the game works on your
computer, and then read the official preview or download the trial version to
learn more about the full game...
compatible with NVidia cards.
Version 1.2 Update
Click to download a v1.2 patch
for the boxed full game. Coming so early, there's nothing major in there.
However, you can enjoy a wider range of review comments and song names in the
charts. The closest thing to a bug fix is a little quirk in negotiations which
has been resolved. Artists from The Underground no longer take exception
to "endorsement" royalties if the rest of the deal is satisfactory, and mission
deadlines are a little more reasonable. You should also find that this patch
makes the game compatible with NVidia cards (if that's become a problem
since you first acquired the game)...
installation of the boxed full game.
placed as of July 2006 may be v1.2 as standard.
The following patches transform
Popscene's fictitious world into something altogether more familiar.
Simply extract the files into an installation of the full game, and you can
enjoy real names for the artists and labels (including authentic logos and
t-shirts). There's even a real-life newspaper cutting to make the transformation
complete! There are 2 separate patches to suit your taste. One is limited to
just the artist names, whereas the other transforms the entire world:
Real World Patch: Artists Only
Real World Patch: Artists & Labels
Take care to
install the files correctly (using WinZip's "Extract" option) - otherwise
the game will crash!
Also note that both patches RESET the existing world and will almost certainly
ruin any careers in progress!
Players in Europe may like to
check out the German language version that has been put together by Netmin eK.
Going by the generic title of Popstar Manager, this is essentially the
same game - but with German translations of the plentiful text. The revamped
project also features a smattering of improved visuals here and there, so it
might be worth checking out if your language skills match up! Although I'm not
responsible for it, I did license the project so you can rest assured that it's
all above board. Just be sure to direct any queries to the German operation that
presides over this incarnation...
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