Matrix Games Forums

Space Program Manager Launch Contest Announced!Battle Academy 2 is out now on iPad!A closer look at rockets in Space Program ManagerDeal of the Week - Pride of NationsA new update for Piercing Fortress EuropaNew screenshots for War in the West!Pike & Shot is now available!Server Maintenance Battle Academy 2 gets updated!Deal of the Week: Advanced Tactics Gold
Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

Your First Matrix Game

 
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 >> Your First Matrix Game Page: [1] 2   next >   >>
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
Your First Matrix Game - 8/1/2011 3:52:55 AM   
Gary Childress


Posts: 5664
Joined: 7/17/2005
From: United States
Status: online
What was your first Matrix game?

Mine was Uncommon Valor. I actually bought it at CompUSA. I had seen rave reviews for it and since Joel Billings of SSI fame was involved I decided to get it. I tried looking for War in the Pacific at CompUSA when it came out but they didn't have it. IIRC that's what led me to the Matrix Games website.



_____________________________

Favorite/Awesome games from Matrix

War in the Pacific/AE
Panzer Corps
Commander Europe at War
John Tiller's Campaign Series
The Close Combat Series (all versions)
Post #: 1
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/1/2011 3:56:41 AM   
ilovestrategy


Posts: 3628
Joined: 6/11/2005
From: San Diego
Status: offline
I saw this unkown game called Gary Grigsby's World at War by an obscure company named Matrix games at a big shot store named Best Buy. I've been hooked ever since. 

_____________________________

After 16 years, Civ II still has me in it's clutches LOL!!!
Now CIV IV has me in it's evil clutches!

(in reply to Gary Childress)
Post #: 2
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/1/2011 4:31:08 AM   
jomni


Posts: 2767
Joined: 11/19/2007
Status: offline
SPWAW

_____________________________

My Blog
Random Wargame Name Generator

(in reply to ilovestrategy)
Post #: 3
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/1/2011 4:45:52 AM   
n01487477


Posts: 4717
Joined: 2/21/2006
Status: offline
Grigsby's "Carrier Strike and PacWar" as well as QQP "WWII: battles in the South Pacific" and SSI's "Carrier" series got me hooked into Pacific War style games.

But actually I missed the boat on a few games by a few years due to living down-under. Stores had a virtual monopoly on what could and couldn't be imported. Most stores would hardly ever carry a grog strategy game let alone a Gary Grigsby title. Matrix games is & was virtually still unknown in that part of the world... But I guess my antipodean brethren that I see here now are becoming more prevalent.

If I had known there was UV I would have bought it from Day1. I didn't and it wasn't until years after the release of Witp that I finally stumbled on the game and web site after wanting to get back into PacWar. Bought it the same day with not so much as a twitch about the price... For some reason software in Oz has always been expensive - (I still have game boxes from the 80's with average prices $79-)

Anyway, digital distribution is at least opening up some borders but word of mouth in different forums has started to attract more gamers here; to the Matrix family.

So years later, I've played PBEM's, worked on mods, helped code witptracker and witptracker-ae, become virtual mates with a few guys and now visit the site a bit too much. The new guys coming to the site are full of enthusiasm and are pushing things along well ... so even witp-ae forum burn-out eventually subsides and I feel like testing and playing again.

I've even started programming a "carrier strike" replica which probably will never see the light of day ...

Thanks Matrix and thanks to the forum members.

Cheers

_____________________________

-Damian-
EconDoc
TrackerAE
Tutes&Java

(in reply to ilovestrategy)
Post #: 4
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/1/2011 7:53:10 AM   
sterckxe


Posts: 4601
Joined: 3/30/2004
From: Flanders
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Gary Childress
What was your first Matrix game?


The free stuff of course

SPWAW and War in Russia.

First game I bought from them was Highway to the Reich - been hooked on the Panther Games engine ever since

Greetz,

Eddy Sterckx




(in reply to Gary Childress)
Post #: 5
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/1/2011 8:01:59 AM   
spelk


Posts: 291
Joined: 10/15/2003
From: United Kingdom
Status: offline
My first was Titans of Steel.

_____________________________

spelk @ sugarfreegamer.com

(in reply to sterckxe)
Post #: 6
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/1/2011 8:41:11 AM   
terje439


Posts: 6156
Joined: 3/28/2004
Status: offline
Uncommon Valor picked up for 10$ in a bargain bin. Kinda stuck here since...

Terje

_____________________________

"Hun skal torpederes!" - Birger Eriksen

("She is to be torpedoed!")

(in reply to spelk)
Post #: 7
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/1/2011 10:15:41 AM   
Perturabo


Posts: 2277
Joined: 11/17/2007
Status: offline
CCMT.

_____________________________

Without social solidarity manifested in the form of welfare state, people inhabiting one territory are a non-nation of mortal enemies engaged in competition for survival.

(in reply to terje439)
Post #: 8
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/1/2011 10:22:41 AM   
Matto


Posts: 1047
Joined: 11/24/2000
From: Czech Republic
Status: offline
Campaign Series ... but it was from Talonsoft ... so really first from Matrix was Uncommon Valor

_____________________________

Excuse my English ... I hope is better then Your Czech ... :o)
My MatrixGames: WitP, WitP AE, WPO, JTCS, HnM I., CoGEE, ATG, GoA, B.Academy, C-GW



(in reply to Perturabo)
Post #: 9
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/1/2011 12:00:01 PM   
Jevhaddah


Posts: 570
Joined: 11/24/2005
From: Scotland
Status: online
Uncommon Valor, picked it up for a fiver in Pissy Wurlde

Cheers

Jev

_____________________________

I am really quite mad yoo know!

(in reply to Matto)
Post #: 10
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/1/2011 12:07:17 PM   
mikkey


Posts: 782
Joined: 2/10/2008
From: Slovakia
Status: offline
my first Matrix game was Massive Assault, later CAW, WitP, EDtBtR, WitP AE...

_____________________________


(in reply to Matto)
Post #: 11
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/1/2011 3:55:51 PM   
Joe D.


Posts: 3646
Joined: 8/31/2005
From: Stratford, Connecticut
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Gary Childress

What was your first Matrix game?

Mine was Uncommon Valor ...


UV was the "gateway drug" to matrix; I bought my copy at Electronics Boutique

_____________________________

Stratford, Connecticut, U.S.A.

"The Angel of Okinawa"

Home of the Chance-Vought Corsair, F4U
The best fighter-bomber of World War II

(in reply to Gary Childress)
Post #: 12
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/1/2011 5:22:11 PM   
A7V_U


Posts: 72
Joined: 3/18/2001
From: Germany
Status: offline
WIR (with production ), PACWAR and Steel Panthers as SP2WW2 (when it first appeared on "Thegamers.net" in the late nineties), later of course UV and WITP...

Best regards

Rainer

(in reply to Joe D.)
Post #: 13
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/1/2011 7:04:30 PM   
warspite1


Posts: 19517
Joined: 2/2/2008
From: England
Status: offline
Sadly it was Empires In Arms........

_____________________________

England expects that every man will do his duty - Horatio Nelson 1805.




(in reply to A7V_U)
Post #: 14
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/1/2011 8:01:02 PM   
ezz

 

Posts: 621
Joined: 7/4/2004
Status: offline
Uncommon Valor.
Loved it.

Since then its invariably been picking the wrong title.
titans of steel, Hornet Leader.
And what was that sci-fi, card based game that was unplayable?

Each time I think its time to depart Matrix forever something manages to grab. GGWAW did.
And now Panzer Corp of course.





(in reply to warspite1)
Post #: 15
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/1/2011 8:10:16 PM   
AbeSimpson


Posts: 149
Joined: 6/23/2008
Status: offline
Uncommon Valor 

_____________________________

I think I understand what military fame is; to be killed on the field of battle and have your name misspelled in the newspapers.
William Tecumseh Sherman

(in reply to ezz)
Post #: 16
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/1/2011 9:34:56 PM   
sabre1


Posts: 1928
Joined: 8/15/2001
From: CA
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: sterckxe

quote:

ORIGINAL: Gary Childress
What was your first Matrix game?


The free stuff of course

SPWAW and War in Russia.

First game I bought from them was Highway to the Reich - been hooked on the Panther Games engine ever since

Greetz,

Eddy Sterckx






Same for me.

(in reply to sterckxe)
Post #: 17
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/1/2011 9:56:13 PM   
Alan Sharif

 

Posts: 422
Joined: 8/1/2001
From: UK.
Status: offline
Battles in Normandy was mine, if memory serves.

_____________________________

A Sharif

(in reply to sabre1)
Post #: 18
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/1/2011 10:04:27 PM   
parusski


Posts: 4766
Joined: 5/8/2000
From: Wyoming, Even Liberals Welcome
Status: offline
SPWAW of course.

_____________________________

"I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast."- W.T. Sherman

(in reply to Gary Childress)
Post #: 19
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/1/2011 10:59:21 PM   
Greybriar


Posts: 620
Joined: 2/9/2007
Status: offline
I heard of Matrix because they were giving away Steel Panthers World at War, which I downloaded and played for quite awhile. Their generosity gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling and I've had a spot in my heart for Matrix ever since. How many other PC gaming companies give their games to gamers for free?

_____________________________

This war is not about slavery. --Robert E. Lee

(in reply to parusski)
Post #: 20
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/1/2011 11:11:37 PM   
parusski


Posts: 4766
Joined: 5/8/2000
From: Wyoming, Even Liberals Welcome
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Greybriar

I heard of Matrix because they were giving away Steel Panthers World at War, which I downloaded and played for quite awhile. Their generosity gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling and I've had a spot in my heart for Matrix ever since. How many other PC gaming companies give their games to gamers for free?


Same here.

_____________________________

"I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast."- W.T. Sherman

(in reply to Greybriar)
Post #: 21
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/2/2011 5:15:41 AM   
rhondabrwn


Posts: 2019
Joined: 9/29/2004
From: Snowflake, Arizona
Status: online
After the free stuff (Steel Panthers World at War, I think) I believe my first paid Matrix game was War in the Pacific. It had just been released when I found the website (by accident).

_____________________________

Love & Peace,

Far Dareis Mai

My old Piczo site seems to be gone, so no more Navajo Nation pics :(

(in reply to parusski)
Post #: 22
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/2/2011 1:06:44 PM   
H Gilmer

 

Posts: 627
Joined: 7/1/2011
Status: offline
War in Russia and PacWar, if you can actually say that. I bought both when they first came out and while searching for them online for information about them, I cam across the Matrix website. Based on when I registered them, I think Forge of Freedom was my first.

I got a little confused between War in the Pacific and Pacwar and when I realized it was a remake, I bought it.

But, hell, I can't really remember what I bought first. I've bought a lot.

(in reply to rhondabrwn)
Post #: 23
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/2/2011 2:23:19 PM   
Anguille


Posts: 612
Joined: 6/28/2006
From: Hyper-cruiser "Phantom"
Status: offline
Uncommon Valour too

_____________________________

Armada 2526 and Distant Worlds: the ultimate space strategy games are HERE in the Matrix

Pushing it to the limits: an Armada 2526 AAR

Lizzie van Zyl RIP

(in reply to H Gilmer)
Post #: 24
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/3/2011 10:22:33 AM   
DOCUP


Posts: 2382
Joined: 7/7/2010
Status: offline
WITPAE  and its the best game of its kind.  Can't put it down to play or buy anything else.

doc
Post #: 25
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/3/2011 5:55:39 PM   
DigIn

 

Posts: 41
Joined: 7/27/2011
Status: offline
Actually, PC is my first Matrix game.... because I already have the EARLY versions of all GG's games.
Now that I've found the place I'll probably ruin my budget for the year and start replacing all the early stuff running under DOS box with the newer Matrix remakes.





_____________________________

dig In

(in reply to DOCUP)
Post #: 26
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/3/2011 9:58:51 PM   
sapper32


Posts: 874
Joined: 5/7/2007
From: Warminster England
Status: offline
TOAW III was my first matrix game and bought a few since not sure which one to go for next.

(in reply to DigIn)
Post #: 27
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/3/2011 10:53:20 PM   
rjh1971


Posts: 3834
Joined: 12/13/2005
From: Madrid, Spain
Status: offline
Gary Grigsby's World at War, then got hooked as alpha/beta tester for Gary's games.

_____________________________


GG's AWD, GG's WBTS, GG's WitE Beta Tester
Beta Tester: Panzer Corps, Time of Fury, CtGW, DC CB

(in reply to sapper32)
Post #: 28
RE: Your First Matrix Game - 8/3/2011 11:51:59 PM   
Perturabo


Posts: 2277
Joined: 11/17/2007
Status: offline
I just realised it was Steel Panthers World At War in 2001. I got it on a cover CD. I didn't even know that Matrix Games exists back then.

_____________________________

Without social solidarity manifested in the form of welfare state, people inhabiting one territory are a non-nation of mortal enemies engaged in competition for survival.

(in reply to rjh1971)
Post #: 29
Page:   [1] 2   next >   >>
All Forums >> [General] >> General Discussion >> Your First Matrix Game Page: [1] 2   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

0.133