I have fond memories of playing Outpost in the windows 95 era, and I pulled out the CD recently and discovered that it will not install on XP and above. I believe the problem is that it utilized DOS running underneath windows 9X. It won't install on a DOS emulator, however, because it uses the windows installer.
Is there an updated version of this game anywhere, or a way to emulate the environment it needs to install and run?
Barring that, can anyone suggest any newer games with similar gameplay? E.g. semi-realistic space colonization simulation (without combat).