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...
The Heavyweight Titles
This game can be found on
the Heavyweight Titles compilation, along with several other titles,
2008: Career Edition
2008 is the year that 'good' becomes GREAT!
After almost a decade of specializing in the genre, MDickie
finally brings you wrestling at its most highly evolved.
You'll need to be at your best if you're going to survive in this new era
too. The most finely tuned statistics yet ensure that every percent counts when
you square up against 200 unique opponents, spread across 6 major promotions.
Meanwhile, the smoother and more responsive gameplay leaves no room for excuses
in an action-packed ring where anything can happen. Polished off with the best
graphics and presentation the series has ever enjoyed, you'll feel like you've
found employment at a real wrestling show! And that's
exactly what this Career Edition challenges you to do. Step backstage and
seize control of your life with twice as many options, and talk your way through
a political minefield that features twice as many pitfalls, as you embark on a
career full of possibilities. 2008 is just the starting point. The rest of
wrestling history is yours to write...
a PC compatible with DirectX
1.6gHz processor recommended.
Vista users may experience difficulties on "limited accounts" and are advised to
run the program as an "administrator"...
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, graphical templates, and demos of
previous games. Since space isn't an issue, the disc is also able to offer high
quality versions of the game media! The product ships from California USA, so please anticipate
shipping costs and delays for international orders.
Also note that this is the game in its purest form, and is
therefore the easiest to update...
The boxed game is also
available from CafePress
Downloadable Version v1.9
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 ($16.99), but international currencies are welcome and should be
translated automatically. However, please note that these online versions aren't
as easily updated as the pure boxed game...
Alternative Download Location (TryMedia)
Click to download a permanent
demo of the gameplay. In the interests of a small download, please appreciate that many features
restricted and/or reduced in quality. It merely gives you a chance to play
a meaningless match between 2 preset characters. Simply take it as a test to ensure 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...
Boxed Game v1.9 Update
Click to download a patch that
allows the boxed game to benefit from all the very latest modifications. The
jewels in the crown are the brand new "Victory Roll", "Test Of Strength", and
"Crucifix Powerbomb" moves! Just make sure you install the new animations files
properly to get them working. You may also want to take the time to distribute
the moves amongst the characters, because they're obviously not in the move sets
by default. Elsewhere, you can also enjoy plenty of bug fixes that keep the game
running properly. Consult the accompanying "Version History"
document for the full story...
If you enjoy customizing my
wrestling games, you'll be pleased to know that transferring files between
Career Edition and Management Edition just got a hell of a lot
easier! Despite their apparent similarities, the arcade versions and booking
versions have always had different sets of data that they handle in their own
way. That's still the case with this new series, but I've put together a special
program to bridge the gap. This "Data Converter" uses the programming you
wouldn't normally have access to to load up data from one game and save it for
use with the other. You can then take those converted files away and toss them
into your installation of the other game, which means any character changes
you've made can be transferred properly...
If you want to bring the boxed
game in line with the latest trial, you may also like to make use of these
revised data files. They distribute the new moves amongst the characters as
standard, and also tone down the number of relationships each person has (which
makes things a little less political). If you're not comfortable with tossing
around data files, you should probably avoid it. Otherwise go ahead and throw
these files into your "Slot00" default universe or the "Backup" folder itself.
It goes without saying that it'll overwrite whatever else is in there, so don't
bother if you've got your own customized world! You may also want to start a new
career with the data to avoid any potential discrepancies...
Get the game looking its best
with these high resolution versions of the costume textures. Simply use WinZip
to extract the contents to your game's "Characters" folder and you should notice
the difference. Be warned though - they're excluded by default because they
greatly increase loading times and damage performance on slower computers! You
may want to consider backing up the low resolution originals in case your gaming
experience is negatively affected...
Wrestling MPire Fansites
If you don't like my humble
graphics and fictitious rosters, there are several leading fansites where you
can get content made by fans! There you'll find dedicated artists that have
rather more time to devote to visuals than I did. The photo-realistic changes
aren't always in keeping with the game's original style, but it's worth a look
if you prefer that approach. And if you're inspired to make your own content,
you can find an audience for that too:
- The MPire Mall
- The Encore Mall
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