Dilbert's Desktop Games

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Dilbert's Desktop Games
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Developer(s) United Media
Publisher(s) DreamWorks Interactive
Platform(s) Windows 95 up to ME
Release date(s) September 30, 1997 (US)
Genre(s) Puzzle, Action
Mode(s) Single Player

Dilbert's Desktop Games is a collection of Dilbert-related games for Microsoft Windows 95, 98, 98SE, & Millennium Edition.

List of games[edit]

Can-O-Matic 2
Fire employees out of a cannon at various gadgets, some of which malfunction badly.
Elbonian Airlines
Similar to Can-O-Matic; managers are fired from a large slingshot and must land on various cities and modes of transportation.
The Techno Raiders minigame.
Boss Evaders
A Space Invaders take-off; Dilbert must avoid the pink slips shot at him by four managers while attempting to hit them with papers of his own.
Project Pass-Off
Dilbert must face off against Zimbu the monkey in an attempt to gather good items thrown by a boss, while fending off bad ones.
Enduring Fools
Shock and hurt various "fools" with a phaser borrowed from Dogbert.
CEO Simulator
A simulator that allows you to take the role of a CEO in charge of a business. Hire or fire employees and try to make your business bloom.
Techno Raiders
The main game of the collection. Dilbert must search for gadgets and work his way from floor to floor in the office building, all the while trying to avoid or hurt co-workers.
The Jargonator
Allows the user to input an amount of text and have it padded with adjectives and jargon in an attempt to make the piece look smarter.
The Final Word
Stamp phrases and cliches which can be used as desktop backgrounds.

System requirements[edit]

  • 486 or 66 MHz or higher processor
  • 8 MB RAM or higher
  • 2X CD-ROM or faster
  • Windows compatible sound card
  • Microsoft compatible mouse
  • 40 MB or more of available hard drive space
  • Windows 95 OS or later (note - Dilbert's Desktop Games is designed to run on DOS-based operating systems, and while the application and games will technically run on Windows NT-based operating systems (such as Windows XP), the performance is substandard and is a CPU hog (even on 3 GHz machines) and largely makes the PC unusable for other concurrent tasks)
  • The intrusive mode can only be activated to its default settings (10 minutes) by pressing ctrl+I in the game's main menu when using it on Windows XP
  • The game doesn't manage correctly Windows Aero desktop transparency. The starting window of the game is seen transparent on the game's background. It is preferable to switch to a Windows classic desktop before playing