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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 2/6/2020 8:58:02 PM   
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It seems there's been an update since I was last on forums. Seems to be progressing along!



Drydock January Update LINK HERE

My favorite stuff is the flight ops management and ship damage modeling.

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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 2/6/2020 9:14:39 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Anachro

It seems there's been an update since I was last on forums. Seems to be progressing along!



Drydock January Update LINK HERE

My favorite stuff is the flight ops management and ship damage modeling.

If they sign her up as the Admiral, I would serve under her ...




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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 2/6/2020 10:00:00 PM   
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Can't you take a hint, BB? She's staring at you, sneering and shaking her fist. Can't you tell when the jig is up?

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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 2/6/2020 10:06:08 PM   
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Can't you take a hint, BB? She's staring at you, sneering and shaking her fist. Can't you tell when the jig is up?

But why the lipstick?

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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 2/6/2020 10:26:07 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Anachro

It seems there's been an update since I was last on forums. Seems to be progressing along!



Drydock January Update LINK HERE

My favorite stuff is the flight ops management and ship damage modeling.

If they sign her up as the Admiral, I would serve under her ...





Norma Jeane Mortenson worked in a war factory.


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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 2/7/2020 6:19:55 PM   
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thanks for sharing!

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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 2/13/2020 4:33:00 PM   
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Long time Pacific theater board wargamer. After months of not registering and reading AAR's have registered and this new development is of great interest! Glad to be aboard!

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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 2/13/2020 4:53:09 PM   
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The attention to detail in the previews for this game is incredible. I will be watching the progress on this project with great interest!

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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 2/13/2020 8:01:01 PM   
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I remember the old Sierra games like Aces of the Pacific and Aces over Europe where you started a career and played through. Of course the graphics would make my head hurt these days.

This looks interesting will check it out if it gets closer to a launch period.


I never watch WITP animations unless I think there will be a big CV battle or Surface battle.

I wish AE had the ability to mouse over battles and read a summary.

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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 2/14/2020 11:40:57 AM   
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You skip the animations on air:naval or naval:naval combat? No way. Sitting down with a glass of bourbon and watching an anticipated CV slugfest or naval interdiction replayed is my favorite aspect of the game. To each their own, I guess.


Agree, but will swap a good glass of red for the bourbon. I was once warned by my opponent to sit a turn with a few beers but it did take 4 and a half hours to run through the replay even with me accelerating some bits.

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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 2/14/2020 8:53:16 PM   
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I sometimes do wish I had kept a functional 686 dos machine to run things like SSG's carriers at war, though. There really hasn't been anything as good as that despite the geometric explosion of computing power.


It's abandonware, so you can download it free. Runs in DOSBox .7 , so install that, too.

Edit: Info on running DosBox in Windows 10


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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 2/14/2020 9:41:10 PM   
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quote:

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I sometimes do wish I had kept a functional 686 dos machine to run things like SSG's carriers at war, though. There really hasn't been anything as good as that despite the geometric explosion of computing power.


It's abandonware, so you can download it free. Runs in DOSBox .7 , so install that, too.

Edit: Info on running DosBox in Windows 10


Dosbox is great, although the default parameters need to be tweaked for some games. I use D-Fend as front end.

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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 2/15/2020 1:15:03 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Kull

quote:

ORIGINAL: Ian R

I sometimes do wish I had kept a functional 686 dos machine to run things like SSG's carriers at war, though. There really hasn't been anything as good as that despite the geometric explosion of computing power.


It's abandonware, so you can download it free. Runs in DOSBox .7 , so install that, too.

Edit: Info on running DosBox in Windows 10



I run steel panthers III (the Moderna patch) in Dosbox, along with the old Pacwar; the only problem with SPIII is that it requires a CD in a physical drive for a security check. Luckily I have an old drive I can plug in!

I don't bother with D-fend anymore. I set up a shortcut on the desktop pointing to a specific config file for each game, using the -conf switch to target that file.

Edit: a typical target line looks like:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\DOSBox-0.74-2\DOSBox.exe" -conf "C:\Steel3Moderna\dosbox74S3m.conf"

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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 2/15/2020 2:14:11 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Ian R

quote:

ORIGINAL: Kull

quote:

ORIGINAL: Ian R

I sometimes do wish I had kept a functional 686 dos machine to run things like SSG's carriers at war, though. There really hasn't been anything as good as that despite the geometric explosion of computing power.


It's abandonware, so you can download it free. Runs in DOSBox .7 , so install that, too.

Edit: Info on running DosBox in Windows 10



I run steel panthers III (the Moderna patch) in Dosbox, along with the old Pacwar; the only problem with SPIII is that it requires a CD in a physical drive for a security check. Luckily I have an old drive I can plug in!

I don't bother with D-fend anymore. I set up a shortcut on the desktop pointing to a specific config file for each game, using the -conf switch to target that file.

Edit: a typical target line looks like:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\DOSBox-0.74-2\DOSBox.exe" -conf "C:\Steel3Moderna\dosbox74S3m.conf"


There are ways to get around that CD requirement for some games.

You can also set up batch files to have it set the parameters and load the game. Some people have also made loaders for the old DOS games so you don't even have to use DOSBox. Masters of Orion 2 comes to mind.

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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 2/15/2020 2:22:20 AM   
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dosbox is your friend … gotta a lot of software that I run on it. got my son hooked on a bunch of old stuff ...

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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 3/3/2020 2:48:34 PM   
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Blog Update Link

Another update today on their website; the more I follow the more I'm convinced that this will be something special. Here's the work-in-progress maneuver board: I can't wait to LARP as an admiral in a command room. I would really, REALLY love if in the future this game could somehow support VR devices so I could actually stand on deck or something, but that'd be a far-off thing while they get the nuts and bolts in place. A man can dream...


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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 3/4/2020 6:37:34 PM   
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quote:

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ORIGINAL: Ian R

I sometimes do wish I had kept a functional 686 dos machine to run things like SSG's carriers at war, though. There really hasn't been anything as good as that despite the geometric explosion of computing power.


It's abandonware, so you can download it free. Runs in DOSBox .7 , so install that, too.

Edit: Info on running DosBox in Windows 10



You can run it here with no hassle simply as a browser game:
https://archive.org/details/msdos_Carriers_at_War_1992

Like many other classics:
https://archive.org/details/msdos_WWII_-_Battles_of_the_South_Pacific_1993
https://archive.org/details/msdos_Great_Naval_Battles_Vol_II_-_Guadalcanal_1942-43_1994
https://archive.org/details/msdos_Gary_Grigsbys_Pacific_War_1992

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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 3/5/2020 2:10:49 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: RangerJoe


quote:

ORIGINAL: Ian R

quote:

ORIGINAL: Kull

quote:

ORIGINAL: Ian R

I sometimes do wish I had kept a functional 686 dos machine to run things like SSG's carriers at war, though. There really hasn't been anything as good as that despite the geometric explosion of computing power.


It's abandonware, so you can download it free. Runs in DOSBox .7 , so install that, too.

Edit: Info on running DosBox in Windows 10



I run steel panthers III (the Moderna patch) in Dosbox, along with the old Pacwar; the only problem with SPIII is that it requires a CD in a physical drive for a security check. Luckily I have an old drive I can plug in!

I don't bother with D-fend anymore. I set up a shortcut on the desktop pointing to a specific config file for each game, using the -conf switch to target that file.

Edit: a typical target line looks like:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\DOSBox-0.74-2\DOSBox.exe" -conf "C:\Steel3Moderna\dosbox74S3m.conf"


There are ways to get around that CD requirement for some games.

You can also set up batch files to have it set the parameters and load the game. Some people have also made loaders for the old DOS games so you don't even have to use DOSBox. Masters of Orion 2 comes to mind.


My set up from a shortcut with the -conf switch is a simple double click to run the game (in a large window) - works like a batch file in terms of easy start.

What are the other advantages of a batch file?

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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 3/5/2020 2:16:35 AM   
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ORIGINAL: LargeSlowTarget

You can run it here with no hassle simply as a browser game:
https://archive.org/details/msdos_Carriers_at_War_1992

Like many other classics:
https://archive.org/details/msdos_WWII_-_Battles_of_the_South_Pacific_1993
https://archive.org/details/msdos_Great_Naval_Battles_Vol_II_-_Guadalcanal_1942-43_1994
https://archive.org/details/msdos_Gary_Grigsbys_Pacific_War_1992


The info there says:

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Addeddate
2016-03-08 04:05:38

Emulator
dosbox

Emulator_ext
zip

Emulator_start
CarriWar/CAW.BAT


Is that a set up with the dosbox integrated into the game load?

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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 3/5/2020 2:30:55 AM   
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You can run a lot of commands in your batch file, including setting up your dosbox or other program to use a certain directory as the main directory, set the screen size, run the application, and a host of other things. Think of using it as a short cut to do one click instead of many clicks in the same order or typing many commands in the same order. As an example, if you want to play a certain game in dosbox, it will use that directory, set any parameters needed and maximize the screen exactly the same way every time. Excellent to do for the semi computer literate or young child.

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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 3/5/2020 4:32:11 AM   
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The shortcut with the -conf switch works the same - you set up all your parameters and instructions in the in the dosbox***.conf file specific to each game, so the only thing required is to click the shortcut for that game.

Seems pretty similar to the batch file you describe. Maybe it is a batch file in function, if not in name.

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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 3/6/2020 8:34:25 AM   
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Is that a set up with the dosbox integrated into the game load?


Yup.


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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 3/6/2020 5:26:54 PM   
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There's a part of me that is intrigued, but as someone that was once wowed by Pacific Storm, or even Victory At Sea: Pacific, I've found that balancing the strategic with the tactical is not easy. I love a game series like Total War, but I think I'd prefer something still remained largely strategic in scope (responding to OP)

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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 3/10/2020 7:26:43 PM   
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There's a part of me that is intrigued, but as someone that was once wowed by Pacific Storm, or even Victory At Sea: Pacific, I've found that balancing the strategic with the tactical is not easy. I love a game series like Total War, but I think I'd prefer something still remained largely strategic in scope (responding to OP)


I get the feeling it will be more tactical at first with scenarios based around battles, but perhaps they can add a strategic layer to it later. Your concerns are valid,m however.

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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 3/10/2020 8:48:48 PM   
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Yeah I've had some fond memories of tactical level (Close Combat, and Combat Mission games in particular are highlights), I've yet to really find one that worked on that level for naval combat. Granted the naval ones I played were tactical/strategy hybrids which likely puts them behind the 8 ball, so to speak.

I enjoyed Victory At Sea: Pacific for a lot of its similarities with WITP. Although in the end it just brought me back to WITP haha. I think the last tactical naval game I really enjoyed was Jane's Fleet Command, which had its issues of course.

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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 4/8/2020 5:18:38 PM   
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New update for my most anticipated game! Apparently they have a publisher - will it be slitherin/matrix?!

Link Here

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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 4/8/2020 9:27:40 PM   
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Looks interesting...


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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 4/8/2020 10:16:39 PM   
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Man, that ballistics physics demo was impressive. Were modeling ricochets and interior damage

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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 4/8/2020 10:18:27 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Anachro

It seems there's been an update since I was last on forums. Seems to be progressing along!



Drydock January Update LINK HERE

My favorite stuff is the flight ops management and ship damage modeling.

If they sign her up as the Admiral, I would serve under her ...





Wow, what a babe.

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RE: My ultimate dream Pacific wargame seens to be under... - 5/7/2020 1:56:04 PM   
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Well, Holy Cow!

Looks like Microprose is coming back and this is one of the first three games on board




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