From: MN, USA
I am just curious if there are any plans to upgrade the Harpoon Commander's Edition to a 64-bit platform in the near-future.
There are no plans in the near future to make even a 32-bit SE (Scenario Editor), let alone a 64-bit one. There are two main reasons:
1) The virtualization approach has become quite manageable both in difficulty and price. I don't know how many copies of HC have been sold of late but it would take a lot of $90s to pay someone to create a 32-bit SE. Speaking of which, I finally wrote some instructions on the configuration of Windows XP Mode in Windows 7, find them at http://harpgamer.com/harpforum/index.php?autocom=downloads&showfile=718 .
2) You probably know this is a hobby for those of us working on the game. Those of us working on the game would rather have many other capabilities before a 32-bit SE especially with 1) holding true. Our main reason for making a 32-bit SE is to help break out of the database limitations. Also, being a hobby I cannot devote a ton of time to the project unless it somehow became a paid gig and there is zero sign of that happening.
I should mention a different approach players can take that I have to be reminded of now and again. You can use an old computer to run the SE, may be cheaper even than the Win 7 Pro upgrade. It would be good to use at least a Windows 2000 machine but I have a hunch the SE will still work even on Windows 95. Copy your HUCE/HC/... directory to the old machine and double-click WSCENEDT.EXE, off you go. An old boat anchor laptop would do nicely.
< Message edited by TonyE -- 3/7/2012 2:21:42 PM >
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