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Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 10/27/2012 1:08:28 AM   
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If this is the right place! Have about 30 Matrix games and am staring at either Windows 7 (Obviously OK) or Windows 8 for an update. Any input on issues with 8 and Matrix games?
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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 10/27/2012 2:18:25 AM   
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I am going to be installing (upgrading XP) 8 tonight or tomorrow. I'll post here with my collection results.

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 10/27/2012 5:52:00 AM   
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Installed tonight. Download was quick enough, I could use the computer during dl and didn't pay attention to the time. Install took about an hour with several restarts required.

I have an old HDD in a $20 USB enclosure that I transferred or copied files to in case things went sour.

I have a second drive with Ubuntu Linux installed and the dual boot menu is still there.

I'll start installing games tomorrow and report back.

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 10/27/2012 11:55:39 PM   
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Panzer Command Ostfront YES
Conflict of Heroes Yes
John Tiller's Campaign Series YES
Battle Academy YES

edit PCO
edit BA

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 10/28/2012 12:22:03 AM   
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Thanks - this is exactly the kind of thing which I (and I suspect many others) want to know.

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 10/28/2012 2:50:09 AM   
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I got PCO running by installing .Net 1.1 from Microsoft directly.

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 10/28/2012 4:41:47 PM   
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Combat Command and The Operational Art Of War III work fine.

-Mike

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 10/29/2012 1:50:27 AM   
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This guy does short tutorials for beginners that have been helpful

http://www.youtube.com/user/JAGTutorials

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 11/4/2012 5:33:00 PM   
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Added Battle Academy

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 11/7/2012 9:34:01 PM   
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One program launches but will continually crash to desktop so essentially unplayable on Win8 - Strategic War in Europe.

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 11/8/2012 10:18:26 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: boatrigm

Combat Command and ........ work fine.

-Mike



I presume you tested with a mouse.

WIN 8 is touch screen friendly.

Can you play using a touch screen?

.

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 11/9/2012 10:30:49 PM   
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Yes...mouse and keyboard. Don't know about the touch screen. I'm not investing in a W8 touch screen anything right now.

-Mike

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 11/9/2012 11:49:34 PM   
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For Scourge of War you have to run as Administrator otherwise the menu has no font. Just boxes where the text should be.

-Mike

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 11/17/2012 9:37:08 PM   
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I just recently purchased a new ASUS w/Windows 8, Intel CORE i7,8.00 GB, 64 bit (no pen or touch input on display). Loaded WITPAE latest version and it runs too slow to be playable. Screen scrolls too slowly and commands take 10 to 15 seconds to complete. Game is NOT playable on Windows 8. Any word on a fix or upgrade?

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 11/18/2012 8:30:55 PM   
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I have all the Close combat games. But none of them Will work on my Windows 8 64 bit.
This is really sad.
Is matrix going to fix this or is it all over?????

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 11/19/2012 10:12:42 PM   
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After som hard and dirty work I have all Close Combat games installed and working on my Windows 8 64 bit. Including Panthers in the fog.
Life's good again.

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 11/19/2012 10:40:02 PM   
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Can I ask you what you did to get things working on Windows 8, as I have problems and would really appreciate some help.

I have reinstalled, and updated, and configured to Windows XP service pack 3, but no joy

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 11/21/2012 3:49:51 AM   
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I went back to Windows 7. Glad W8 only cost $40 for the digital upgrade. Will be waiting for Windows 9.

-Mike

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 11/23/2012 12:20:39 AM   
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Tip for screenshots in 8

quote:

This isn’t the case with the old Print Screen > Paste into Paint procedure that has been around since Windows 3, but it is something that has been revised for Windows 8. Taking a screen grab is now fiendishly effortless – just by using a keyboard combination (Win + Print Screen or Win + Volume Down on tablets) Windows 8 takes a screenshot of the current screen and even saves it as a PNG file in the Pictures library!

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 11/24/2012 4:49:15 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: wesy

One program launches but will continually crash to desktop so essentially unplayable on Win8 - Strategic War in Europe.


A workaround has been found. Rename the unit images folder to backup unit image. The game runs fine now on Win 8. The folder is found here.

\Strategic War in Europe\data\gfx\

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 12/23/2012 7:17:02 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Benteen

I just recently purchased a new ASUS w/Windows 8, Intel CORE i7,8.00 GB, 64 bit (no pen or touch input on display). Loaded WITPAE latest version and it runs too slow to be playable. Screen scrolls too slowly and commands take 10 to 15 seconds to complete. Game is NOT playable on Windows 8. Any word on a fix or upgrade?



I had exactly the same problem with WITPAE, but was able to fix it by switching the game to Windowed mode. Now it works just fine!

< Message edited by GeorgePattonIII -- 12/23/2012 8:00:11 AM >

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 1/4/2013 4:15:28 PM   
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Finally got around to trying SPWAW. It's works and there are no color issues; although, you still have to click a few times to get the artillery to work.

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 1/4/2013 5:21:28 PM   
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hadber, Hold down SHIFT key when selecting artillery

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 1/4/2013 11:23:52 PM   
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Thanks that does seem to help.

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 1/5/2013 3:47:04 AM   
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Best I can offer

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 1/11/2013 10:29:31 PM   
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No problems here with:

DC:Case Blue
WitE
Panzer Korps
SPWAW
TOAW III
FOF


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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 2/7/2013 11:12:51 AM   
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WarinthePacificAdmiralsEdition installs but on the maps click on a ship or a/c to move them no joy don't work top of maps, save or other icons the same I think the games should have a hot fix for this problem

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 2/7/2013 1:15:47 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: SUNRAY225DF

WarinthePacificAdmiralsEdition installs but on the maps click on a ship or a/c to move them no joy don't work top of maps, save or other icons the same I think the games should have a hot fix for this problem

Try the last beta patch :
http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3185062

Check these tips also:
http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3186721
http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3227750

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 2/7/2013 3:00:37 PM   
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thanks the patch is good to go
how do I the game screen longer please

Close Combat: Panthers in the Fog is good to go on win 8

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games - 2/7/2013 4:47:44 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: SUNRAY225DF

how do I the game screen longer please


Through the use of switches:
http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2792983


Create a desktop shortcut of "War in the Pacific Admiral Edition.exe". In this example I add the switch for full screen (-f) with a resolution of 1920x1080 (-px1920 -py1080)



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