Stuff you may want to have:
Ascendancy the offline manual
: This website compiled into a document for your offline viewing pleasure (version 1.0, July 2012).
The full Ascendancy game
can no longer be downloaded for free legally. It used to be up on Abandonia
The Ascendancy demo
used to be up at The Logic Factory.
: The official Ascendancy Antagonizer AI module as released by The Logic Factory (because playing the game without it is too easy). Unzip this file to your Ascendancy install directory (for instance c:\Ascend\) and start Ascendancy with the antag.exe file instead of the regular ascend.exe . Your enemies will now be more hostile and provide a bit more of a challenge.
: Scans of the official Ascendancy manual that came with the original release of the game. It basically explains a lot of the things that are in the tutorial in the game.
: Scans of the original boxart of the game at Abandonia.
: uploading this file to the directory you have Ascendancy installed (for instance c:\Ascend\) let's you activate the cheat codes. For more info see the Cheats
: uploading this file to the directory you have Ascendancy installed (for instance c:\Ascend\) let's you have the game play itself without you intevening. For more info see the Cheats
To get any DOS-game (including Ascendancy) to run properly on for instance Windows XP, you'll need
a DOS emulator. An emulator can run a DOS environement under Windows, but with the use of your modern soundcard and joystick (contrary to the command prompt provided by WinXP for instance). There are two good choices:
There is debate among users which is better. Personally I prefer VDMSound.