From: east coast, usa
I thought TOAW IV was supposed to include scenarios that were tested with the new game, so we would be able to play them
Nobody said they weren't or that you couldn't. There is nothing in my comments that says that. You can't get a list of options for each scenario as only the original designer knows those things, and some of these scenarios have outlived the designer. TOAW IV has made improvements in this area by adding in a Developer Recommended Options screen, but that has not been available until now. For the early versions of TOAW, nobody paid any attention because options were few. You have to understand this, it's simple, there are now FOUR official versions of TOAW. If a scenario loads in TOAW, it plays. Anything shipped with TOAW IV was tested and cleared. Anything you bring in from other sites or archives, however, may or may not work as the original designer intended. Not only four different versions, but hundreds of designers [all volunteers, by the way] and over 1,000 scenarios, with many patches and changes, since the 1990's. Understand this and you will enjoy TOAW as immensely as many of us have for many years. You don't need to spend time fretting about things that you don't understand or can't grasp, just play it. When someone applies them self like the original poster and asks for some more details, don't read replies and freak out.
TOAW is different from other games, and better by bounds. Maybe it's better if I/we don't try to help ?