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Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis

Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis
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Platforms: PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Publisher: Vivendi Universal Games
Developer: Blue Tongue Entertainment
Genres: Strategy / Business Simulator
Release Date: March 10, 2003
Game Modes: Singleplayer

12_1Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis was described by its publisher as a “world-builder”, something not seen a lot on consoles, but generally known as a “tycoon game” on the PC (think Zoo Tycoon or Theme Park). The real twist here is that Operation Genesis is infused with the 3D dinosaurs that made the original movies such beloved classics. Your job is to develop the dino population and build a theme park around them, managing all of the star characters from the movies and churn out a profitable operation for your boss, Dr. John Hammond and Ingen.

All of this is done within a typical sandbox-type game engine that, unlike the RollerCoaster Tycoon or Theme Park series, is completely rendered in 3D. It captures the setting’s tropical atmosphere with a 3D graphics engine resplendent with detailed dino models, pixel-shaded water and smooth lighting effects. Moreover, its unusual subject means you’ll get more than a standard ride-building sim.

14_1Before you can have dinos to attract visitors, you’ll need to uncover and rebuild their genetic information from fossilized remains. Even once you’ve done this and built the necessary pens and infrastructure to keep them and your visitors safely separate, all sorts of problems can spring up, from vomiting Velociraptors to angry Allosaurs. The former can be remedied with TLC and medicine. The latter, however, introduces the game’s action component, which involves jumping in a chopper to gun down the uncontrollable beast, or at least rescue any humans in close vicinity.

With only a few teams to dispatch, you pick the choice dinosaur graveyards to yield the best genetic results and start bringing them back to life in a genetic lab. Even once you have a particular dinosaur’s genome nailed down to the necessary 50 percent, it’s a good idea to keep researching, as the more accurate your picture of the species, the longer they’ll resist disease and old age when romping around your park. Mutated rheumatic giant frogs might come cheap, but the tourists won’t be impressed.

2_1You’ll also have to lay down the basic layout of your zoo, and Operation Genesis adapts the tycoon formula in straightforward fashion. Though your island is portrayed in three dimensions, you’ll only have to worry about two when tackling the game’s simulation element. The first step is to lay down electrified pens to contain whatever you create. Take care, however, as low-voltage rails won’t be much use if something big decides to get nasty. The next task in line is emplacing hatcheries inside the pens to spit out dinosaurs.

Once your newborn dinosaurs start roaming – Operation Genesis includes about 30 species to flesh out your theme park – you’ll need to learn the ins and outs of feeding and maintenance. They can get sick through either infection or eating modern plant life, both of which affect their lifespan and happiness. Herbivores need tree cover to be happy, while carnivores need space to roam.

While food dispensers are an easy way to keep all your exhibits happy, planting cheap modern trees can provide a false economy, as they’re toxic to some of the big critters. Paleo trees are much more palatable, though very expensive. The pens being gigantic electrified fences, you’ll also need to plop down special viewing domes and vents to grant access to the dinosaurs. Outside the wire, you’ll need to build the essentials of any entertainment facility, from toilets and fast food joints to souvenir stores and security stations.


System Requirements: Pentium III 700 MHz, 256 MB RAM, WinXP

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37 Comments

  1. matt says:

    thank you so much for putting this up and responding fast on facebook it means allot to me that you put this up thanks again you made me really happy i love this website and the games that are available to play thanks so much regards ~matt

  2. Jason says:

    Typical! I was after this for ages, bought it on ebay and then it gets uploaded! I should have had faith!
    Good work! – Jason

  3. John says:

    Sooo when I hit the .exe it just gives me an error? Help please.

  4. Did you follow the instructions in the text file?

  5. Isaac says:

    extracted main file, recieved two mountable “discs” and an application, mounted the disks and opened the app and it just spammed missing file messages

  6. Isaac says:

    Have gotten it to install after alot of messing around but anytime i attempt to play, it displays a system window and either never does anything or closes immediately.

  7. Isaac says:

    zipped or extracted version? and to where?

  8. Install the game and extract the file from crack.rar into the game folder replacing the original file. then play.

  9. Isaac says:

    Okay THAT made it work, thank you so much for being so patient with me, it was very much appreciated.

  10. MATT says:

    Can someone explain how to install this?

  11. musa khaleel says:

    please can someone tell me that i can play jurrasic park operation genesis story mode or not?

  12. Dominic Bitika says:

    Im sorry im still have a lot of trouble trying to get this to run on dosbox

  13. Come on dude, the name says it all

    DOSbox is meant for DOS games, not Windows games. Check system requirements to see if it is a dos game.

  14. George says:

    Will downloading this cause any viruses to my PC?

  15. Sigh… no. The screenshots I made above is from the same version that I uploaded.
    https://firedrop.com/243d72d4faeee2c430c0aaa95ad966d4

  16. Potato says:

    Hi there, I just tried downloading this today but I’m getting a fmod.dll missing error. I’ve already reinstalled twice in hopes that it will sort itself, but no luck. Any advice?

  17. Stephen says:

    Hey there, I extracted, mounted, and installed the game files, but when I try to copy the crack over my Power ISO has an error message saying that an additional 5.50MB are required to copy the crack over. My computer has more than enough space on it to transfer the file so I’m wondering what I could do to fix this. Is it an issue with Power ISO or the process of what I did?

  18. Stephen says:

    ^update, I am able to start the game but I get a “No disc inserted” error message. So I’m assuming it’s installed correctly and I just don’t have space to transfer the crack over.

  19. Josh says:

    Having Difficulty Find what fie i need to copy the crack in to? Game will load but just says No Disc Inserted

  20. Alessio says:

    I also got a message saying that I need 5.50 MB more space to copy the crack into the folder.. Any help?

  21. Jim says:

    I got everything working but the second mountable disc .mds can’t be mounted. I try to mount it to PowerISO but it says “invalid or not supported”. Is there something I can do about this?

  22. There is only one disc. Ignore the MDS, just extract the crack into game folder.

  23. Jim says:

    Then I’ve done everything I should do, alright then. Thank you for the feedback.

  24. mnacodzn says:

    i cant find the password please help me

  25. Tim says:

    Hey I was just wondering, I did everything necessary, it works great! But the texture for pathways disappear at a distance unless I zoom in on them. Any suggestions?

  26. Laura says:

    Hi fellow JPOG lovers and downloaders! With JW-E coming out this week and the anticipated in-app purchases that ruin all modern games, my 12-year-old was literally CRYING this morning wishing he could play this game again.

    ***Pay the $30 to Register the ISO Disk Mount software so you can mount this file that is over 300MB *** it limits you to LESS than 300MB otherwise and it probably won’t mount correctly.

    The “No Disc Inserted” Error message means you DID NOT CORRECTLY UNZIP the Crack.zip file from inside the correct game folder. You should have “Setup.eXe” in your JPOG Game Folder. If you STILL get this error message — try unmounting all drives, then try remounting the image again (IGNORE the .MDS file).

    If you’re getting .dll errors, you probably skipped a step or didn’t extract the Crack.zip file to the game folder. Try again.

    @Stephen – PowerISO is used to mount the image ONLY. Once the game file is “mounted” look on Windows Explorer for the CD:ROM drive. Click on that, run the setup file, upon successful installation THEN copy the Crack.zip file to the game folder, which is \Universal Interactive\JPOG by default. You want the Crack.zip file to extract to the \JPOG folder where all the data is.

    Summary:
    1. Mount the image using a REGISTERED version of PowerISO ($30 well spent!)
    2. From the CD-ROM Image [D:\\] run Setup.exe
    3. Extract Crack.rar to get the Crack.zip file, THEN — only AFTER a successful game installation — copy the Crack.zip file into the JPOG game folder. We extracted Crack.zip using the Windows extractor tool, because for some reason the extractor tool recommended on this site produced an error, perhaps due to our admin & security settings on this laptop … you should get a pop-up window asking if you want to REPLACE the existing setup.exe file with the newer setup.eXe file and YES YOU DO! Replace both files and IT WORKED FOR US!

    If anyone needs help, email me at Laurakk at gmail dot com.

    @Tim – Texture for pathways disappearing is most likely a mismatch between screen resolution and in-game resolution. WE HAVE NOT RESOLVED THIS ISSUE YET but some things we tried was using the NVIDIA display options to give control of 3D rendering to the application, we also set NVIDIA as the default graphics card (the other option is to set integrated Intel 520 card as default video graphics card) and there are many video options within NVIDIA virtual video card and the integrated Intel card. We also tried matching the JPOG screen resolution to the Windows 10 system laptop display setting. JPOG was originally designed for systems with separate PCI video cards. Laptops with integrated video cards experience some trouble.

    Also, don’t forget to uninstall any “helpful” utilities or malware that may have come with PowerISO.

  27. Disappointed says:

    You do a really bad job explaining how to do this, then get shitty with people who don’t understand your vague and unhelpful instructions. I managed to get this to work on one computer by clicking around and doing things out of order. Basically by accident. The second time I tried to download this file and follow the same instructions I received new error messages that are not accounted for in your instructions.

    If you’re going to be one of the only hosts of this file, the least you could do is be helpful about it.

  28. Come on, it’s not that hard. Here’s a video of me installing it. Also, I give ZERO garuentees that decade-old games will work on your brand new Win10 computer.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFcoD6kRtN0

  29. Atlantiades says:

    I hate to be “that guy” but isn’t this illegal? I’m not a narc or anything. Im just concerned as to wether or not Ill go to jail for this.

  30. Nobody cares, these are vintage games. And no, literally no one went to jail for downloading old retro games, from my knowledge. You can stay away from torrents (Magnet Links) if you’re that paranoid. Once every blue moon your ISP may send you a note asking you not to use torrents. But that applies to very popular sites, so even that risk is pretty nil here. Try using the red Download Links, which are external and leave no public IP addresses.

    tutorial here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFcoD6kRtN0

  31. Rimantas says:

    There is not enough place on earth to build a jail for freeloaders. I remember when my colleague downloaded new NFS Most Wanted BEFORE its release because someone somehow hacked EA, stole the game and leaked it on internet. 😀 Also downloading is not stealing because making copy of digital data cost nothing. Besides you never know will game be worth the money you pay. Stealing would be grabbing CD/DVD in store and running.

  32. Atlantiades says:

    K, thanks guys!

  33. Atlantiades says:

    K, thanks!

  34. Llalexion says:

    im getting a directx 3d error?

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