Durk wrote:You remind me of my own favorite dos game, Frank Hunter's American Civil War. Delightful game at the strategic level, still available in a free download. Windows 7 and 8 have allowed some old gems like Hunter's wonderful game to see new life. Boomer, I totally understand your analogy to a new car, since when could you open the hood and do something useful?
Will our new and anxiously awaited update to Ageod's classic ACW game allow us to experience the thrill of opening these old chestnuts? Yes, of course. I am an eternal optimist.
Taillebois wrote:For any of you old timers who may remember it - I've just tried and got it to work under Windows 8.
Run cmd - to get dos prompt then run setup.exe on the CD (My drive was E
Download the XP compatibility patch - find this on web - it seems to be not on Firaxis site now.
Set Lee.exe to run in XP compatibility
You need the CD to run all the scenarios and the full game, but without the CD you can still play about six scenarios.
Good enough for a quick blast - I found normal speed worked best for me.
I know it's not AACW - but I wouldn't have AACW if it wasn't for this classic old game.
Boomer wrote:Loved that game growing up. There's the Scourge of War series, which I guess is sort of the spiritual successor to the Sid Meier's games.
But I'm still waiting and hoping that one of these days some developer will make a great strategic civil war game that includes a dynamic 3D tactical battle engine that will allow the player to fight out the battles that happen from movement on the campaign map... one day it will happen.
I remember reinstalling SMG on a Win 7 system with the XP patch and it worked too. First DOS box and now XP patches. God I hate O/S upgrades. It's like a new car, as soon as you buy it and take it home there's an even newer and shinier one that comes out and makes yours obsolete.
richfed wrote:Ultimate General: Gettysburg is much more like the Sid Meier's. Try it. Pretty good!
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