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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/12/2012 4:17:48 AM   
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Thanks pizzaman I will check it out. Are you in the pizza making industry or just like pizza?


No, the pizza reference is just a fun handle.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/12/2012 3:56:16 PM   
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AGEOD's American Civil War.

I consider it in the running for best strategy game ever.

Why do many people like it? http://www.ageod-forum.com/showthread.php?23771-Why-does-everybody-loves-this-game

(my comments at post #10).

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/12/2012 4:39:36 PM   
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Avalon Hill's Great Campaigns of the American Civil War series (Stonewall Jackson's Way, Here Come the Rebels, etc). This was a series of beautiful operational level games that I would love to see ported over to the computer.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/12/2012 4:39:37 PM   
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I would go with Norbsoft Gettysburg:Scourge of War ( plus the two previous titles in the series ) and also Forge Of Freedom.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/12/2012 9:32:52 PM   
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Civil War 2: Generals....

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/13/2012 7:19:57 PM   
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Mines the new Norbsoft Gettysburg:Scourge of War and the recently released Antietam expansion. Real time with 100,000 troops on the screen and you can command from a regiment leader to Army commander. Best civil wargame ever for me.

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Norbsoft Gettysburg:Scourge of War


I recall reading about this game a few years ago, but I guess I forgot about it. So you really think it is that good?


Yes it's that good and so is Mad Minutes:2nd Manassas by the same developer. I've never enjoyed playing a real time game as much, especially about the civil war. It puts Sid Meier's Gettysburg to shame both in gameplay and graphics. The feature that allows you to pick your level of command during the battle is superb. I don't know of another game that does this. I can literally play just an artillery detachment and watch the battle unfold as the AI plays against itself and it plays very well too. The speed is really in real time so a second equals a second in these games not a minute or an hour like so many other rts clickfest games. There's a demo get it and try it for yourself.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/14/2012 10:22:53 PM   
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Seems there are as many opinions as choices. All good info; just doesn't leave me closer to a choice.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/14/2012 10:25:23 PM   
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Seems there are as many opinions as choices. All good info; just doesn't leave me closer to a choice.


My favorite Civil War game is seen in this link...WATCH ALL 1:58!!

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/151635/general-cartman-lee

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/15/2012 12:00:27 AM   
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I think the Ageod version is my favorite, although I have played Forge of Freedom a lot more. I like Forge of Freedom, but it misses something for me, not sure what. It's really close, though.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/16/2012 2:55:36 AM   
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I couldn't get CWG2 to play on 64 bit win 7. Am I just out of luck?

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/16/2012 8:03:17 AM   
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I couldn't get CWG2 to play on 64 bit win 7. Am I just out of luck?



There's a dll (not sure which one) you have to add (as it has been removed by Microsoft).

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/16/2012 4:30:13 PM   
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You need XP to run CWG2. If you have an old computer around you would be good to go. I played hours of that game and played it online. There was a really good group who played it. They made a ton of player created scenarios. Its graphics are a bit rudimentary and online play was not at all stable once units started to rout, but it was a really good game with a good following.

Norbsoft Gettysburg:Scourge of War is the a great game. If you want to micromanage you can if you want to command army and let your brigadiers do the managing you have that option.

SP is really good and there is a group that plays MP where they have had up to 20 players in the same battle.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/16/2012 4:54:20 PM   
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CWG2 does run on Windows 7 but you need to add the dll.

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CWG2 on Windows 7

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OK, to get CWG2 to run on Windows 7 you need wing32.dll. The wingding install provided by CWG2 sites doesn't work and you shouldn't need to run it since the game just requires wing32.dll.

Apparently, in older operating systems games ran differently and it was replaced by DirectX. Wing32 was part of this older system.

In order to get wing32.dll go to this site and download it.

I tried placing this file in the CWG2 folder but the game didn't run. The dll file was installed in the wrong place.

So I moved it to C:\Windows\System32. That didn't work either.

My Win 7 is 64 bit so I moved wing32.dll to C:\Windows\SysWOW64. I started the game and it worked.

I am not sure but I guess SysWOW64 is only on 64 bit Windows 7. If you have 32 bit Windows 7 wing32.dll will go in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.

The above will also probably work for Windows Vista 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems.

When you start CWG2 it will not start in full screen but it will later on. Just press space to skip the video introduction (if you wish), wait for the credits to roll and menu to fully appear.


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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/17/2012 1:26:00 AM   
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Ok, thanks for the help!

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/17/2012 3:19:23 AM   
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I couldn't get CWG2 to play on 64 bit win 7. Am I just out of luck?


It works, but you need to download the evaluation version of DLL-files.com fixer. Yes, you will be prompted to purchase the full version, but the evaluation copy will fix the .dll issue. Once you have the game running though, uninstall DLL-files fixer.

Here is the link, I used it a long time ago to get CWG2 to work with Win 7 64:

http://www.dll-files.com/fixer/

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/17/2012 3:23:22 AM   
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Ok, I'll try that because I did the other and it started up, then it asked for the disc to be inserted, so I pressed OK. Then it said it was missing terrfx.txt file and stopped.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/17/2012 3:23:46 AM   
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It looks real interesting.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/17/2012 3:37:09 AM   
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It looks real interesting.


For those who like CWG2 there is a fun little strategy guide for the game:

http://willisnyc.tripod.com/civilwargeneralsiistrategyguide/index.html

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/17/2012 12:34:09 PM   
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Scourge of War is a great game to play. I have played for hours on my laptop. Really wonderful action game.

http://pokemon.otavo.tv/ , http://naruto.otavo.tv/

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 5/17/2012 1:47:09 PM   
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Scourge of War is a great game to play. I have played for hours on my laptop. Really wonderful action game.

http://pokemon.otavo.tv/ , http://naruto.otavo.tv/


Scourge of the forum, thanks.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 6/6/2012 5:06:26 PM   
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I won´t recommend my favorite game in this thread because it is really old, but I still play the good old "From Sumter to Appomattox" made by Frank Hunter in its upgraded exe from 2004. I can run it under Vista 64 without problems and it is also free. You can find it here:

http://www.thurb.com/games/acw/intro.htm

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 6/6/2012 5:42:27 PM   
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I won´t recommend my favorite game in this thread because it is really old, but I still play the good old "From Sumter to Appomattox" made by Frank Hunter in its upgraded exe from 2004. I can run it under Vista 64 without problems and it is also free. You can find it here:

http://www.thurb.com/games/acw/intro.htm

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Actually, that was and is a good game.



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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 6/6/2012 7:13:31 PM   
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ORIGINAL: A7V_U

I won´t recommend my favorite game in this thread because it is really old, but I still play the good old "From Sumter to Appomattox" made by Frank Hunter in its upgraded exe from 2004. I can run it under Vista 64 without problems and it is also free. You can find it here:

http://www.thurb.com/games/acw/intro.htm

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WOW, I forgot this game. Loved it. Thanks.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 6/7/2012 4:49:18 PM   
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The Civil War General 1 & 2 were my favorites.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 6/7/2012 5:42:58 PM   
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ORIGINAL: A7V_U

I won´t recommend my favorite game in this thread because it is really old, but I still play the good old "From Sumter to Appomattox" made by Frank Hunter in its upgraded exe from 2004. I can run it under Vista 64 without problems and it is also free. You can find it here:

http://www.thurb.com/games/acw/intro.htm

Best regards

Rainer

You are right. This game is very nice one. For a long time someone has remembered this game to me, because I already forgot it. That's game I have enjoyed too much.


Someone has remembered me for short time, because I forgot her for long time. She is enjoyed much.

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 6/7/2012 6:41:01 PM   
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I would like a game as easy as time if fury. Suggestions?


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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 6/7/2012 8:14:00 PM   
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This was the first computer game that I played. Seems like a million years ago. Up to this game I was only a long time boardgamer but now play both.
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ORIGINAL: A7V_U

I won´t recommend my favorite game in this thread because it is really old, but I still play the good old "From Sumter to Appomattox" made by Frank Hunter in its upgraded exe from 2004. I can run it under Vista 64 without problems and it is also free. You can find it here:

http://www.thurb.com/games/acw/intro.htm

Best regards

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RE: What's your favorite American civil war game and why? - 6/7/2012 9:12:52 PM   
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