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Question about the free games - 11/24/2019 8:28:46 PM   
Twotribes


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I never see activity there so asking here, how does one get the old games to work on the new systems?
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RE: Question about the free games - 11/24/2019 11:48:44 PM   
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Which old games?



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RE: Question about the free games - 11/24/2019 11:51:48 PM   
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And on which systems?

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RE: Question about the free games - 11/25/2019 1:43:54 AM   
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Wild wild guess its "War In Russia: The Matrix Edition" and "Pacific War: The Matrix Edition".

As far as systems I'll take another SWAG, Windows 10?

Other than that I got nothing...

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RE: Question about the free games - 11/25/2019 2:19:51 AM   
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Yes to all that )

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RE: Question about the free games - 11/25/2019 2:30:22 AM   
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Both of those games, if I'm thinking right, have an executable that runs dosbox for you. I know that if you look in the comments, Pacwar has it implemented now.

Edit: Just checked. War in Russia does not have that implemented, but I'm pretty sure Pacwar does.

If you are in a windows environment, you'll need "dosbox" which will run the game for you.

Google search "dosbox". And then I'm sure the forums for those games help you in setting up dosbox.

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RE: Question about the free games - 11/25/2019 7:54:29 AM   
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Start with this one. It is the one I use for old Dos games, and I never had a reason to change it over the years:

http://dfendreloaded.sourceforge.net/

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RE: Question about the free games - 11/25/2019 10:49:52 AM   
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Richard Dionne, who took part in making PW, actually is modding PW. This also includes a Dos-Box adaption for an easy game start.

https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4644218
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/pacific_war_update/



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RE: Question about the free games - 11/25/2019 10:53:18 PM   
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The War Engine runs fine on Windows 10.

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RE: Question about the free games - 11/26/2019 1:03:29 AM   
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I have Windows 10 and I have had no issues with either on dosbox, regardless o0f how I get it to run. I used Dfendreloaded for Pacwar for a while, but after Rich Dionne got it working with an executable straight from the game directory, I use that.

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