Matrix Games Forums

Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [General] >> General Discussion >> RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC Page: <<   < prev  1 [2] 3   next >   >>
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 1/24/2008 1:59:02 AM   
pasternakski


Posts: 6565
Joined: 6/29/2002
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: andym

Ahhhhh VG's Fleet series,an absoloute cracking series of games.Good rules and simple to play but complex enough for non beginners.

Spot on. I love 'em.

The handling of strategic recon is a work of genius, although the combat (particularly air-to-surface attack) could use some elaboration and sophistication.

What better place than in the computer milieu to make those improvements?

_____________________________

Put my faith in the people
And the people let me down.
So, I turned the other way,
And I carry on anyhow.

(in reply to andym)
Post #: 31
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 1/24/2008 7:03:29 AM   
chief


Posts: 1660
Joined: 9/28/2000
From: Haines City FL, USA
Status: offline
Ah !....For my choice....AH's "Le Mans", yeah a non-war game but a great board game.

< Message edited by chief -- 1/25/2008 1:59:19 AM >


_____________________________

"God Bless America and All the Young men and women who give their all to protect Her"....chief

(in reply to mdiehl)
Post #: 32
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 1/24/2008 8:27:58 AM   
Fred98


Posts: 4336
Joined: 1/5/2001
From: Wollondilly, Sydney
Status: offline
Avalon Hill’s Rise and Decline of the Third Reich
 
The game would need a screen as large as a table and positioned on a wall. Then you could see the whole map without scrolling and the hexes would be the size of my thumbnail.
 
-
 

_____________________________


(in reply to chief)
Post #: 33
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 11/24/2008 6:03:16 AM   
Leatherneck_MT

 

Posts: 139
Joined: 11/28/2005
Status: offline
Pax Britannica gets my vote.  But instead of PBEM make it solo and multiplayer over the internet.

(in reply to mdiehl)
Post #: 34
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 11/24/2008 7:12:25 AM   
thegreatwent


Posts: 3011
Joined: 8/24/2004
From: Denver, CO
Status: offline
Any of the Victory Games "Fleet" series. Lots of good times.

_____________________________


(in reply to Leatherneck_MT)
Post #: 35
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 11/24/2008 11:16:19 AM   
cdbeck


Posts: 1374
Joined: 8/16/2005
From: Indiana
Status: offline
Twilight Imperium - my favorite boardgame that I never have enough people to play. It may be a space game, but it has voting, special powers, colonization, ground and space combat, and THE BARONY OF LETNEV! ALL BOW BEFORE THE BARON! ...er... sorry about that...

I wouldn't mind seeing a computer gamer version of Arkham Horror, although it is not a wargame. In fact, I think it would make a pretty awesome PC conversion, as the players play against the board rather than themselves and the game is set up by getting event card then going to a location. It would work pretty well, I would think.

Agricola would be fun, but you would have to have actual human players, rather than AI. Might be easier as some sort of X-Box live thing that put players in automatically with no single player option.

I'm not a big fan of boardgames with radio manual type rules. I am a big fan of Diplomacy, so a GOOD PC conversion for this would be welcome...

SoM



_____________________________

"Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnoscet!"
(Kill them all. God will know his own.)

-- Arnaud-Armaury, the Albigensian Crusade

(in reply to thegreatwent)
Post #: 36
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 11/24/2008 11:48:17 AM   
BoredStiff

 

Posts: 237
Joined: 6/18/2007
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Son_of_Montfort

I am a big fan of Diplomacy, so a GOOD PC conversion for this would be welcome...

Isn't the one made by Microprose any good? I have it but never played it.



_____________________________

BoredStiff

[Link and Avatar removed by Moderator]

(in reply to cdbeck)
Post #: 37
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 11/24/2008 12:41:20 PM   
Grell

 

Posts: 1064
Joined: 4/1/2004
From: Canada
Status: offline
Any Clash of Arms game that is tactical and Napoleonic, as well as any Battles in the Age of Reason game.

Regards,

Grell

_____________________________


(in reply to BoredStiff)
Post #: 38
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 11/25/2008 9:20:10 AM   
pelle75

 

Posts: 97
Joined: 7/14/2006
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: pasternakski


quote:

ORIGINAL: sysrkm
AH - Starship Troopers

Great choice.

The original, though, lacked a feel for the "there's bazillions of them and only a few of us" atmosphere from the book.


The newer boardgame, based on the movie, is actually a quite good beer & pretzels kind of wargame. I think it would work very well on a PC without much modifications.

quote:

ORIGINAL: sysrkm
"Ambush" and "Battle Hymn" with a full-feature scenario generator (you enter conditions and the editor creates the scenario, kind of like how Colonization creates a "New World" to play in), anyone?


Yes! That was my first thought when I saw this thread. (For something quite similar to Ambush!, mixed with a first person shooter, I can recommend the Hidden & Dangerous games. Especially playing the first game coop 2 was very fun.)

Several other old solitaire games would probably work very well as computer games as well, like the scifi games from SPI Ares magazine. You wouldn't have any problems with bad ai players, since the enemy reactions are all trivial/random and built into the way the game works, instead of trying to present the player with a virtual intelligent opponent playing by the same rules the player do.


(in reply to pasternakski)
Post #: 39
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 11/25/2008 1:14:07 PM   
cdbeck


Posts: 1374
Joined: 8/16/2005
From: Indiana
Status: offline
No BS, the Microprose one is pretty terrible, not quite as terrible as the Paradox one, but terrible none-the-less (and hard to even find a copy of).

SoM


_____________________________

"Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnoscet!"
(Kill them all. God will know his own.)

-- Arnaud-Armaury, the Albigensian Crusade

(in reply to pelle75)
Post #: 40
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 11/25/2008 1:49:20 PM   
Peter Fisla


Posts: 2422
Joined: 10/5/2001
From: Canada
Status: offline
Europa: Fire in the East and Schorched Earth

(in reply to mdiehl)
Post #: 41
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 11/25/2008 4:02:04 PM   
BoredStiff

 

Posts: 237
Joined: 6/18/2007
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Son_of_Montfort

No BS, the Microprose one is pretty terrible, not quite as terrible as the Paradox one, but terrible none-the-less (and hard to even find a copy of).

SoM

? <---Click

_____________________________

BoredStiff

[Link and Avatar removed by Moderator]

(in reply to cdbeck)
Post #: 42
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 1/8/2009 4:24:34 PM   
jonathanmcc

 

Posts: 3
Joined: 1/8/2009
Status: offline

Hello all,
One of my hobbies is making Microsoft Windows versions of old boardgames.
I have attempted versions of the following amazingly none of which are mentioned above!

Hitlers War
Dune (Avalon Hill)
Totaler Krieg
Lord Of The Rings (The Reiner Knizia Co-op game)
A House Divided
Escape From Colditz

More info here: http://homepage.eircom.net/~monalisa/boardgames.html

(in reply to pasternakski)
Post #: 43
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 1/8/2009 4:39:54 PM   
benpark


Posts: 3838
Joined: 8/12/2002
From: New Haven, CT
Status: online
Some oldies and some new ones:

-War and Peace
-Advanced Squad Leader
-The OSG Napoleonic Games (Napoleon at Bay being one)
-Devil's Cauldron
-Case Blue
-The "Europa" WII Games

And, er "Lock n' Load"'s WWII ones...

_____________________________

"Fear is a darkroom where the devil develops his negatives" Gary Busey

(in reply to jonathanmcc)
Post #: 44
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 1/8/2009 5:25:08 PM   
GJK


Posts: 554
Joined: 7/17/2004
Status: offline
jonathan, you're implementation of Hitler's War is great and I've enjoyed solo'ing it. I know that adding an AI is on the "to do" list and also that coding an AI is the most difficult part of the project, but is that still in the works and if so, has that work begun?

(in reply to benpark)
Post #: 45
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 1/8/2009 6:35:55 PM   
leastonh1


Posts: 879
Joined: 2/12/2005
From: West Yorkshire, England
Status: offline
Ambush! (awesome solitaire squad level tactical)
Commands & Colors: Ancients (which I am about to buy)
Memoir '44 (nice beer & pretzels)
ASL (never played, but seems to be the holy grail for grogs)
Battlelore (looks great, gets good reviews)
Lock n Load!!!!! - Sorry, couldn't resist! Is it ready yet Mark???
Kings and Things
Lots and lots more probably...



_____________________________

2nd Lt. George Rice: Looks like you guys are going to be surrounded.
Richard Winters: We're paratroopers, Lieutenant, we're supposed to be surrounded.

(in reply to mdiehl)
Post #: 46
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 1/9/2009 5:36:55 AM   
panzers

 

Posts: 586
Joined: 5/19/2006
From: Detroit Mi, USA
Status: offline
I downloaded Hitler's war and it is no where to be founf. Could this be a vista issue?

(in reply to jonathanmcc)
Post #: 47
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 1/9/2009 5:37:58 AM   
panzers

 

Posts: 586
Joined: 5/19/2006
From: Detroit Mi, USA
Status: offline
ETO/PTO from SSI Great WW2 games

(in reply to panzers)
Post #: 48
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 1/10/2009 1:53:32 PM   
jonathanmcc

 

Posts: 3
Joined: 1/8/2009
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: panzers

I downloaded Hitler's war and it is no where to be founf. Could this be a vista issue?


It works fine on Vista.
To double check, I just downloaded the zip to my vista laptop and it extracted and ran ok.

Good luck!
Jonathan

(in reply to panzers)
Post #: 49
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 1/10/2009 1:59:26 PM   
jonathanmcc

 

Posts: 3
Joined: 1/8/2009
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: GJK

jonathan, you're implementation of Hitler's War is great and I've enjoyed solo'ing it. I know that adding an AI is on the "to do" list and also that coding an AI is the most difficult part of the project, but is that still in the works and if so, has that work begun?


I did some work on the AI ages ago but never got very far.
I started with trying to design a Russian AI player for the Barbarossa scenario.
This involved mainly just garrisoning the capitials and other production points as far as possible and trying to counterattack with any left over strength points.

There is network support which allows playing over the internet though.
I wonder if anyone has tried that.




(in reply to GJK)
Post #: 50
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 1/10/2009 3:11:30 PM   
String


Posts: 2661
Joined: 10/7/2003
From: Estonia
Status: offline
The Game of Thrones.

(in reply to jonathanmcc)
Post #: 51
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 1/10/2009 3:38:05 PM   
leastonh1


Posts: 879
Joined: 2/12/2005
From: West Yorkshire, England
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Son_of_Montfort
I wouldn't mind seeing a computer gamer version of Arkham Horror, although it is not a wargame. In fact, I think it would make a pretty awesome PC conversion, as the players play against the board rather than themselves and the game is set up by getting event card then going to a location. It would work pretty well, I would think.


Yes, that would be good.

Thinking about Lovecraft...how about a PC version of the Cthulhu RPG using the Neverwinter Nights engine (can't remember the name) or similar. Nice.

_____________________________

2nd Lt. George Rice: Looks like you guys are going to be surrounded.
Richard Winters: We're paratroopers, Lieutenant, we're supposed to be surrounded.

(in reply to cdbeck)
Post #: 52
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 1/10/2009 5:28:44 PM   
Missouri Rebel

 

Posts: 121
Joined: 6/20/2008
Status: offline
I would like to see Enemy at the Gates (the Stalingrad one)done in computer form. That and ASL of course. Advanced Third Reich would be welcomed also.

mo reb


_____________________________

We must act... against the Sioux, even to the extermination of men, WOMEN and CHILDREN.The more Indians we can kill this year, the less will have to be killed next year. They all have to be killed or be maintained as a species of paupers.- w.t. SHErMAN

(in reply to mdiehl)
Post #: 53
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 1/10/2009 5:33:00 PM   
06 Maestro


Posts: 3983
Joined: 10/12/2005
From: Nevada, USA
Status: offline
A/H's 1914.

(in reply to Missouri Rebel)
Post #: 54
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 1/10/2009 8:18:52 PM   
sabre1


Posts: 1928
Joined: 8/15/2001
From: CA
Status: offline
AH - Wooden Ships Iron Men
AH - Bismarck

(in reply to 06 Maestro)
Post #: 55
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 1/11/2009 4:57:43 AM   
Hertston


Posts: 3564
Joined: 8/17/2002
From: Cornwall, UK
Status: offline
On reflection, probably this;



I lost weeks to that game as a kid.



(in reply to sabre1)
Post #: 56
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 1/11/2009 8:11:42 AM   
Scott_WAR

 

Posts: 1023
Joined: 2/24/2005
Status: offline
TSR- The Hunt for Red October
Task Force Games- Starfire

(in reply to Hertston)
Post #: 57
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 1/21/2009 2:04:39 PM   
FM WarB

 

Posts: 292
Joined: 2/14/2008
Status: offline
Drang nach Osten-Unentscheiden/War in the East

(in reply to Scott_WAR)
Post #: 58
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 1/21/2009 11:27:13 PM   
JagdFlanker


Posts: 687
Joined: 7/26/2003
From: Toronto, Canada
Status: offline
i just nabbed a copy of SimCan's Seapower and the State made in '82 - havn't played it yet but i'm drooling to check it out when my brother comes and visits. except for red sky at morning (which was a total dud - i spent over 100 hours trying to play it desperately trying to find something to like) i'm pretty positive no turn based Soviet-NATO naval wargame has made it to computer since the '80s. and AH 5th fleet doesn't count - the indian ocean is not a proper battleground in my books. i want to advance on the kola peninsula to take out backfire/badger bases, or attack NATO resupply convoys in the atlantic and take out norway!


(in reply to FM WarB)
Post #: 59
RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC - 1/22/2009 2:39:04 AM   
sabre1


Posts: 1928
Joined: 8/15/2001
From: CA
Status: offline
East Front, Columbia Block Game. Yes, I know there is a computer version of that, but with no AI.

(in reply to JagdFlanker)
Post #: 60
Page:   <<   < prev  1 [2] 3   next >   >>
All Forums >> [General] >> General Discussion >> RE: Boardgame you would like to see on PC Page: <<   < prev  1 [2] 3   next >   >>
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.180