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What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/8/2006 3:55:22 AM   
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Me I managed to still sell my CC3 on Ebay during the CC craze 2 or 3 years ago when CC3-5 boxed copies were all going for $80+ each on Ebay. I got $89.00.

Unfortuneately I kept my CC4 & CC5 too long and by the time I went to sell them I couldn't even get $5.00 ea on Ebay. So I donated them to a local charity.

I never owned CC1 or CC2.

Funny though, that I'd now love to be first in line to purchase the new "Close Combat - Cross of Iron". I'm pretty much normally an anti-oldgame-resurrection kind of wargamer. But Close Combat stands in a category all its own. It's not turn-based and its not RTS.

Wondering though how many others have actually parted with their copies, but would still plan to re-buy the new one? Or is it going to just be current players and perhaps some totally new blood?

I've not been this excited over a new wargame in a long long time. Now I feel silly for quietly laughing at all those that showed equal enthusiam towards other older wargame resurrections. Oh well, sometimes your just wrong.
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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/8/2006 4:29:55 AM   
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What a fair and open and very nice comment!  I wonder how many would admit to that?   I guess I am one of the fortunate who have a boxed Copy of CC3 still in it's shrink wrap...

There should be almost a whole generation of players who have never heard of or played Close Combat, so we are hoping for new blood!  Although I don't expect to see the likes of CC3 on the Zone again (heady days), we can but hope for some kind of revival.

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/8/2006 4:53:53 AM   
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Hi All,

I have all copies from 2 to 5. In my view if the A.I. is not really workable for single play, and if there is no PBEM, then there would really need to be a "zone like revivial" for me to be interested. In that case I would re-buy just to be current for what was being played on-line.

I wonder why there has not been some activity to gather players online with their existing CC games to support the re-release even though it is off in the future somewhere. Could be a nice way to generate interest.

regards John.

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/8/2006 5:57:39 AM   
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I have all copies from 1 - 5

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/8/2006 8:19:47 AM   
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I have versions 2 - CCRAF installed on my machines.

No room. or time, for any other games.

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/8/2006 1:39:19 PM   
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I have all 5 versions, boxed, in various releases and languages and they all have a special place 

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/8/2006 4:21:09 PM   
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Got 1-5, along with RTB, just missing CCRAF.

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/8/2006 6:36:52 PM   
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Why would you want to sell or give away your CC discs?  You've been missing out on all the cool CC mods. IMHO the series provided endless playing enjoyment with all the mods available.  Now with the re-releases...an eternity of CC gaming for the next generation of players...and hopefully a new resurgence of mods and modders  

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/8/2006 7:15:34 PM   
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I bought CC1, CC2, CC3 and CC4 were given to me since I was doing testing for atomic Games. I even have CC3 T-shirt from Atomic Games. Of course I still have all the manuals as well. Never bought CC5 though...

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/8/2006 7:18:04 PM   
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quote:

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Why would you want to sell or give away your CC discs? 

Submitted to the Letterman Show.. Top 10 Reasons I got rid of my old Close Combat Games:

10. I'm one of those few people that are the opposite of a "Pack Rat" whatever you might call them.
9. I'm fortuneate enough to be able to buy quite a few new titles and I, like anyone, don't have enough time to even play all of them so old stuff just sits.
8. It's hard to turn down $89.00 for a cardboard box thats just taking up space (I parted with 100's of my AH games for very much the same reason).
7. I bought an XBOX 360 and its games look sexier than Close Combat even if its for brain dead people who want to endlessly slaughter other brain dead people (ie. Dead Rising)
6. No Offense to CC fans, but great as CC may be it will still never be Squad Leader. I still have a Squad Leader bookcase game just taking up shelf space.
5. I hoped that one day someone would release a new game using the CC Engine.
4. There are a lot of mods yes, but just as many bad ones as good ones, and too date its not all that easy for someone who isn't "entrenched" into the community to figure out what they need and what they don't in order to play against others who have gone mod crazy. Perhaps this is one other area that the new Matrix release will end up helping with.
3. The games didn't really run right on my new system anyway.
2. Somehow I still get pwned every time I play CC online.
1. The box sizes didn't match all my newer games.

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/8/2006 10:57:46 PM   
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I still have all five versions of the original series, and I can't think of any other wargame(s) that provided so much entertainment and so many memorable battles. My favorite version is IV:Battle of the Bulge, although more because of the improvements to the game engine and gameplay than because of the subject matter. I still get chills thinking about some of those winter battles, just the same. The CC series is by far one of the best wargames I've played on the computer, and I've been playing computer wargames since 1981.

However, I'm not so sure a "re-make" is going to part me from my hard earned cash. If the series is going to be revamped and sold as a package for a reasonable sum, I might take notice, but I won't buy each individual game all over again, face-lift or no face-lift. I already own them and I can play them on a Win98 machine anytime I'm ready, all the way back to the first version, which isn't even going to be redone. It's not as though there is a new game engine being used here, the improvements will be bug fixes for the most part, plus perhaps a more challenging AI. Is that worth owning two copies of each game? I guess that remains to be seen... I'll withhold final judgment for a demo release and pricing so I can see for myself.

I do appreciate what Matrix is trying to do here, don't get me wrong. I hope that they do such a good job that I have to eat my words and buy the new versions... we shall see, we shall see.

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/9/2006 4:32:14 AM   
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Nice answer!! Sometimes I need to wake up and realize that there are other games out there 'sides CC. But I hardly have time to play CC as much as I wanted to these days anyways...so I'll just go back to my CC world again. Right now I'm waiting with much anticipation for the release of CC5 - Stalingrad:Der Kessel later this month.

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/9/2006 10:38:33 AM   
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I've got CC1, CC2 and CC5. Used to play the mods much more before the dark world of WITP sucked my life away....

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/9/2006 5:42:38 PM   
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I have cc2 through 5.  Along the way I bough a bix with 1,2,3 so I could try 1 which was the demo that got me psyched about the game before I owned a suitable computer.  Now that I have dupicate cc2 copies I can play LAN games.  I would probaly part with cc4 or 5 if anyone wanted them.  They are really only suitable for custom battles. 

I really hope the new rev has a strategic layer.  Another cc2 type would be awesome, but a cc4/5 one would be ok if you were not always fighting 15 units to 15 units as in those games.  The assymetry of cc2 battles was excellent.

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/9/2006 9:59:03 PM   
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I have all of CC1 - 5. Not all in their nice boxes. CC1-3 came in the boxed trilogy. For some odd reason, although I keep the contents, I often seem to dispose of the box. Stupid; I know.

Even so, on the "collection" front, the only thing I ever really regret selling is my complete collection of boxed Infocom games, all in mint condition, and full of all the silly stuff they put in them. I managed to pick up a few recently. I don't care what anybody says about the joys of owning the older computer wargames, Infocom will always be miles ahead in my book. It probably says quite a lot about the state of my mental health, but I don't care!

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/10/2006 12:47:23 AM   
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I think everyone who frequents places like this says quite a lot about our mental state of health...

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/10/2006 2:29:39 AM   
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Funny thread...I have all 5 still. :)

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/10/2006 5:00:04 AM   
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I still have 1,2 (missed 3), 4,5. Almost one of the fools who payed $80 for a copy of CCIII on ebay, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it

Sombody asked where everyone is going to play when the release comes out. I think thats a good question. Gamespy? Battle HQ/Power Lobbies?

BTW... Saw a few players in the CCIII room at Power Lobbies the other day...

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/10/2006 5:27:36 AM   
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I still have 1,2 (missed 3), 4,5. Almost one of the fools who payed $80 for a copy of CCIII on ebay, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it


CCIII appears to be down to the $20-$30 range on Ebay these days.

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/10/2006 12:01:49 PM   
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I have boxed editions of 2-5; missed out on CC1 . . . 2, 4, and 5 I bought when they originally came out, but I bought a boxed edition of CC3 on ebay about 3 years ago. Only paid about $30 for it, though . . .

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/10/2006 12:34:56 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

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I still have 1,2 (missed 3), 4,5. Almost one of the fools who payed $80 for a copy of CCIII on ebay, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it


CCIII appears to be down to the $20-$30 range on Ebay these days.



If you are lucky yes. But then the other problem is that one actually has to be offered on eBay

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/10/2006 11:52:27 PM   
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I still have my copies of CC2, CC3, CC4, and CC5. I bought and sold the Gulf War version...and never played CC1 because I didn't have Win95 back in the day...

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/11/2006 8:05:31 PM   
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I gave CC I thru V to a buddy who sold them on E-Bay.

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/11/2006 11:36:14 PM   
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I have all versions boxed, some signed by the developers, plus beta’s and Gold disks for the lot. I had a great time with the CC series first testing, and then reviewing for Microsoft but most of all just playing the games. Days, Weeks, Months, Years! I look forward to playing Cross of Iron.
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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/12/2006 4:22:33 AM   
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I have many copies of 1-5 game in and out of shrink wrap, some are one of a kind boxes for market testing, many languages, the attic is full of them. Still have my Byound Squad Leader T-Shirt too. Got a few of the hundreds of award plaques the game won as well. And several t-shirts for each game. And lots of other neat stuff, like my CC-3 mess kit with socks, m&m's water, and a CC3 swiss army knife.

But then, you would expect that from me.

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/12/2006 5:54:28 AM   
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I've still got 2-5, I never got the first one. If I'd known I could have got a decent price on e-bay at one point, I'd have sold them - 2 (still easily my favourite) excepted, anyway.

I'll skip Cross of Iron, I think, although I'll get the CC2 remake when it comes along. I play GJS solo on rare occasions, but that's about it these days. Good as CC still is I have too many more recent games just as good I don't have enough time for, and a few more to come soon that I don't have already in some form.

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/12/2006 7:31:50 AM   
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I have all 5 , plus Road To Baghdad and the Marine Corps Gazette version all safe and sound.  Then again I also joined CSO (thx to Jim (CC: spec ops/Gulf war and and Rick: everything else)) many many moons ago. SO I guess tha explains that...

I sold everything else, including 2 crates worth of ASL to some happy ebayer, before moving a few years ago.  Fortunately Matrix is here for me to get Harpoon and ACOW back at least...and Eric got a shrink wrapped Stalingrad out of it .

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/12/2006 10:27:42 AM   
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sold all mine, but kept CC2 which i think is the best ofthe lot.Look forward to the upcomming series

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/12/2006 6:43:58 PM   
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I sold 1-2 just because the gameplay was out dated. Wish I didn't now. I still have, and will take to the grave, 3-5 (and soon 6)!

Would definately love to see a rerelease of CC2 with the "blow bridge" command.

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RE: What ever happened to your old copies of Close Combat? - 11/13/2006 8:14:57 AM   
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2-5 here. Love em. Still play em.Hey E, what are you doing with yourself these days?

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