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Help finding a game - 7/10/2008 9:05:36 AM   
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Not looking to buy...just for old times sake...

It was an old PC game, probably mid 90's made by Empire I think (although that could be a red herring). Had tanks in it. 3D game you could jump to a 2D map at any time and give your units waypoints, then go to 3D and watch the action. I think you could even take control in 3D but not entirely sure. Also not sure if Infantry were involved...I remember a Sherman being in it in all it's beautiful polygons!!
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RE: Help finding a game - 7/10/2008 10:15:11 AM   
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That one was fun, along with Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Genghis Khan 2.  Gemfire (a goofy Koei fantasy spinoff game) was actually the first "grand strategic" game that I played through and won, I think I was 11 or so at the time ;)   I still play with some of those old games.

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RE: Help finding a game - 7/10/2008 10:50:09 AM   
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So you know of this game I speak of?

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RE: Help finding a game - 7/10/2008 10:59:30 AM   
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I remember a game like that but the name escape me right now. I'll dig through the old game boxes tonight to see if I can find it.

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RE: Help finding a game - 7/10/2008 11:26:43 AM   
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Could it have been Twilight: 2000? Tanks were not the only vehicle in the game, though. Twilight: 2000 was a Paragon title published by MicroProse in 1991, but it was later released as part of a combo pack in 1996 by Empire.

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RE: Help finding a game - 7/10/2008 11:29:21 AM   
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No...not that one. I'm certain is was from a company called Empire or something. WWII game. Very bland looking by todays standards, but I always thought it played out well...and I do think you were able to play in 3D mode as well...driving the tanks using the keyboard

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RE: Help finding a game - 7/10/2008 11:37:16 AM   
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http://www.mobygames.com/game/team-yankee/screenshots

might be this one?

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RE: Help finding a game - 7/10/2008 11:46:28 AM   
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Nope (though I did love team yankee)...it was probably before team yankee

I wish I could remember more about it...

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RE: Help finding a game - 7/10/2008 11:48:46 AM   
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Also, it wasn't nearly as colour5ful as that...very drab green and browns really...no bright colours that I remember.

The maps, as I remember, generally had a lot of green around and in the middle there would be a village normally. You'd start at the edge and move towards the "enemy"...and you could swap vehicles too. It may well have been purely tank based....all I remember is driving the Shermans towards there goal. And I don't recall if it was playable from the Germans pov.

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RE: Help finding a game - 7/10/2008 11:51:37 AM   
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search all the games developed by Empire on mobygames. they did quite a lot of other tank games. And it is always fun to browse through mobygames.com

ride through memory lane. :)

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RE: Help finding a game - 7/10/2008 12:01:17 PM   
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Found it

It was called Campaign...I can't see any screen shots to confirm it...but that game was made by Empire and it looks very familiar...thx Vic for the link to mobygames

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RE: Help finding a game - 7/10/2008 12:01:39 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: JudgeDredd

Also, it wasn't nearly as colour5ful as that...very drab green and browns really...no bright colours that I remember.

The maps, as I remember, generally had a lot of green around and in the middle there would be a village normally. You'd start at the edge and move towards the "enemy"...and you could swap vehicles too. It may well have been purely tank based....all I remember is driving the Shermans towards there goal. And I don't recall if it was playable from the Germans pov.



Judge, I know the gamne you are describing and I am sure it is the one I have. I just won't be able to look up the name until I get home from work and can dig out the old game box.

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RE: Help finding a game - 7/10/2008 12:02:37 PM   
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Just seen the back of the box...not as drab as I remember it.

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RE: Help finding a game - 7/10/2008 12:09:46 PM   
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Actually, I've just noticed there are some screenshots there...that is the game. Superb game from what I remember.

Was that the game you were thinking of Hans?

1992 as well...I must've had it on my Amiga rather than the PC

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RE: Help finding a game - 7/10/2008 12:51:57 PM   
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I was thinking of a game much like you described but it may have been one of the last games by Microprose (great game publisher from the early PC days).

You took command of tank platoons composed of individual vehicles and you could jump from tank to tank and command each individually, although that was not the most effective way to command. It was strictly American Shermans. It had both 3D & 2D interfaces.


Found it in the IGN database on Microprose...it was called Across the Rhine:

http://pc.ign.com/objects/824/824500.html


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RE: Help finding a game - 7/10/2008 12:55:19 PM   
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That one might have been BftR (Battle for the Rhine)??

The one I was thinking of was Campaign by Empire.

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RE: Help finding a game - 7/10/2008 1:10:59 PM   
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I had Campaign for my Commador 64.... way back...... great game. Lots of fun riding around in a panther blasting Russians! THe 2D was kind of a strategic map interface where you sent units to various areas. If the enemy sent unit there too a battle was faught. Set up your troops and a real time battle started which you could watch in 2D or jump into a tank and blast away. East and West fronts.

I also had Across the Rhine for the PC. Another fun game but flawed 3D control of units. Again 2D strategic map to move units then real time battles on meeting. Seem to remember have to drive all over hell's half acre to find last units in battles and the driving controls weren't that great.

Godd times.....

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RE: Help finding a game - 7/10/2008 1:50:17 PM   
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That was it...Across the Rhine...not Battle for the Rhine!

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RE: Help finding a game - 7/10/2008 2:19:46 PM   
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Both Campaign and Across the Rhine where great in what they tried to do. It was just that the computers at the time were not up tp the task. Much like the Universal Military Simulator? series. I wanted so much for those games to work as conceived. Out of the three Across the Rhine was the best IMHO.

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RE: Help finding a game - 7/10/2008 5:30:32 PM   
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Both Campaign and Across the Rhine where great in what they tried to do. It was just that the computers at the time were not up tp the task.

I've read about those, but never played even demo (if those even exist). Muzzle Velocity did pretty well though, and it came out about right time when Pentiums started selling more than 486.

If you don't know that one, it's about like this: WW2, semi-realistic RTS, where player can take control of any individual unit from soldier (with too many panzerfausts) to ground vehicle, and pretty realistic map design compared to typical FPSes

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RE: Help finding a game - 7/10/2008 6:50:34 PM   
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I've read about those, but never played even demo (if those even exist). ....

Waaaayyy before 486's!

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RE: Help finding a game - 7/12/2008 1:04:13 AM   
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Both Campaign and Across the Rhine where great in what they tried to do. It was just that the computers at the time were not up tp the task. Much like the Universal Military Simulator? series. I wanted so much for those games to work as conceived. Out of the three Across the Rhine was the best IMHO.



I have played all three. The screenshots of Campaign at Mobygames brought back memories of the scene with the lone German Jagdpanzer exchanging radio messages with the Me 262s - "There is Russian Armor closing in from all sides! Over." - "You have to hold them till we get there. Over." or something along that line. I actually made a tape recording with sound bits of a few favorite games back then and I'm quite sure this dialog is part of the recording - gotta have to search for it...

Edit: Another favorite of mine back then was "Sherman M4"

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RE: Help finding a game - 7/18/2008 10:17:57 PM   
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That one was fun, along with Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Genghis Khan 2.  Gemfire (a goofy Koei fantasy spinoff game) was actually the first "grand strategic" game that I played through and won, I think I was 11 or so at the time ;)   I still play with some of those old games.
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Genghis Khan was am awesome game. I really hope they re-release that game at some point. As for Gemfire. I don;t know that anyone has that game. I happen to have it, but I don'rt know anyone that has that one.
Also, do any of you remember the 2 pto games or le'empereur? those were pretty awesome too for old gaming. Obviously, you can't forget about Nobunaga's Ambition

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RE: Help finding a game - 7/19/2008 1:30:21 AM   
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Aaaah, the days when Koei was making really, really good games, instead of 16 different versions of Dynasty Warriors.

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