Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri

Publishers Electronic Arts, Aspyr Media, Loki Software
Developers Firaxis Games
Release date 1999
Genre Strategy
Game rating

Game Description

Alpha Centauri is a 4X turn-based strategy and management game created by Sid Meier, based on a hypothetical human colonization of the planet Chiron, located in Alpha Centauri’s system. Alpha Centauri can be thought of as the continuation of the Civilization game series. In the game, a spaceship was sent to colonize the Alpha Centauri system. However, the spacecraft carrying the settlers is damaged shortly before its arrival, forcing the settlers to divide into seven rival factions characterized by different ideologies and whose objectives and capabilities differ. Each of these factions managed to leave the spaceship and reach Chiron’s surface safely. Each of these civilizations will take a different path.

Download Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri

We might have the game available for more than one platform. Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri is currently available on these platforms:

Windows (1999)

Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri.rar (510.3 MB)

How to play on Windows

  1. Click on the download button. It should redirect you to your download (usually a .zip file). Make sure you download the file properly and that your internet does not disconnect while downloading.
  2. Mount the Alpha Centauri.iso file
  3. Run the game setup and install the game
  4. Mount the Alpha Centauri Crossfire.iso file
  5. Run the game setup and install the game
  6. If you don’t find a shortcut on your desktop, then go to the game folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri) and open terran.exe
  7. Play the game

(Note: you might need to change your resolution for the game to fit onto your screen).

Additional files, patches and fixes

Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri Windows Manual (English)

Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri Screenshots