Way back in 1998, strategy gamers were getting excited about the original Laser Squad game on the Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum. Though the game featured just a handful of levels, it set the template for a series that would eventually mutate into the X-COM games, the latest of which has only just released. At some point along the way, strategy gamers were treated to this long forgotten title that featured online play via e-mail, no less. Although the online multiplayer has long since shut down, you can still enjoy this title by taking on family members in “hot seat” mode.
Laser Squad Nemesis should install without any issues on a modern PC. Simply insert the CD into your computers optical drive, click on the notification that appears then follow the on-screen prompts. If the installation does not start automatically, explore the contents of the CD-ROM in Computer/This PC and open the InstallerSelection.exe file manually.
Take note of the installation directory during the installation (on our copy it was C:\Program Files (x86)\Just Play\Laser Squad Nemesis by default) as you will need to know this when you come to install the patch.
You can install the latest patch for the game by using the link here. Note that the patch does not automatically detect the games installation directory, so you may need to enter it manually.
Playing the game
Once the game is installed and patched, you can launch it from your Start menu like normal. For best results, start the game and then choose “Non-subscriber” and then “Sound/Video options”. There are a small number of visual quality settings you can configure. For the best visual quality, use the settings listed below.
For some reason you must set these options each time you play the game. Note that on our Windows 10 machine we were not able to use full-screen mode as this caused the game to crash.