As the title says, I somehow managed to get a downloaded file to function today (I have no idea what I did specifically correct this time :) ).
I consider Steel Panthers 3 Brigade Combat to essentially be the spiritual equal to the old AH PanzerBlitz/Panzer Leader experience in much the same way that Steel Panthers was essentially about the same for Squad Leader (yes, I know we have a nice ASL wannabe program too these days).
I've always liked Steel Panthers 3, but, after the XP era, getting it to cooperate was like getting your 13-year-old daughter to listen to you :) (often more effort than most of us can manage).
I'm soooo happy.
Hey what can I say, I'm not inclined to think much of current real-time, fancy smanshy 3d graphics games are that impressive. Today's demanding graphics expensive computer requiring programs are about as thrilling as a high maintenance spouse eh.
I consider Steel Panthers (likely refers to SPCamo and SPWaW equally), SP3, Battle Academy, Panzer Corps and possibly Strategic Command 3 (I don't own SC3 yet) to probably be my idea of the pinnacle of computer wargaming. Simple, engaging, repeat use friendly entertainment able to run on almost anything.
Just glad I can finally fiddle with SP3 again. My original disk has been lamenting not being of use to me for years. Now I can finally put it in storage and stop fussing about it.
Wargame, 05% of the time.
Play with Barbies 05% of the time.
Play with Legos 10% of the time.
Build models 20% of the time
Shopping 60% of the time.
Exlains why I buy em more than I play em.