Games Online For Dummies

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Wiley, Oct 1, 1998 - Games - 322 pages
"An invaluable resource for novice and experienced gamers alike." — Sid Meier, Creator of Civilization

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Find, Play, and Win the Best Games on the Internet! Feel like taking the wheel of an Indy race car? Commanding your forces against the evil empire? Or simply grabbing a cue and hitting the old electronic ball? Trust gaming expert John Kaufeld to take you straight to the best online games. With direct links to the hottest games on the Net and a wealth of gaming tips — including advice on which games you may not want your kids playing — Games Online For Dummies® takes you on an exciting tour of the Wild Net Yonder.

Inside, find helpful advice on how to:

  • Play games on major game services like the Internet Gaming Zone, HEAT.NET, Mplayer, and more
  • Trick commercial games into playing through the Internet with Kali and Kahn
  • Figure out what to play, where to play, and how to make your computer play better with our special Internet Directory
  • Chat with fellow gamers — and find worthy opponents
  • Join the online gaming communities inside America Online and CompuServe
  • Turn your computer into the ultimate game machine

CD-ROM Includes Multiplayer Demos of:

  • StarCraft
  • You Don't Know Jack the Netshow
  • HardBall 6
  • Age of Empires
  • Shanghai Dynasty
  • MindSpring Internet Access
Shareware programs are fully functional, free trial versions of copyrighted programs. If you like particular programs, register with their authors for a nominal fee and receive licenses, enhanced versions, and technical support. Freeware programs are free, copyrighted games, applications, and utilities. You can copy them to as many PCs as you like — free — but they have no technical support. System Requirements: 133 or faster Pentium PC with Windows 95/98; 24MB RAM (32MB recommended); double-speed (2X) or faster CD-ROM drive; and an Internet connection (14,400 bps or faster modem — regular access charges apply)

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About the author (1998)

About John Kaufeld After years of playing computer games, John Kaufeld recently discovered that computers do other things, too. His other books include Internet Games For Dummies®, America Online® For Dummies®, 4th Edition, Access 97 For Windows® For Dummies®, and FoxPro® 2.6 For Windows® For Dummies®. John also contributes articles to America Online, ZD Internet magazine, and the CNET Web site.

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