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Age of Rifles Remake? - 5/26/2000 2:36:00 AM   
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Are there any plans to remake Age of Rifles? How does one get the program to run under Win98 SE? Thanks

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RE: Age of Rifles Remake? - 4/17/2021 9:56:26 PM   
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Man oh man I would love to see a remake of Age of Rifles.

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RE: Age of Rifles Remake? - 4/18/2021 3:46:58 PM   
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Are there any plans to remake Age of Rifles?

How does one get the program to run under Win98 SE? Thanks

DOSBox
https://www.dosbox.com/

If you have the game on floppy disk, you'll need a floppy disk drive for it. External 3.5" drives with USB plug are still made & available.

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RE: Age of Rifles Remake? - 4/18/2021 3:51:28 PM   
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I too would love to see Norm's game remade. It was a wonderful game. I helped playtest the original.

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RE: Age of Rifles Remake? - 4/19/2021 8:48:53 PM   
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I, too, spent many enjoyable hours playing Age of Rifles.

It may be of interest for some of us to visit Norm Koger's Wargame Construction Set III: Age of Rifles webpage.

If anyone is interested in playing Age of Rifles, they might want to add their vote for it to be added to the GOG Community Wishlist. I think it would be great to be able to play Age of Rifles on my Windows 10 PC.

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RE: Age of Rifles Remake? - 4/19/2021 10:36:11 PM   
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I, too, spent many enjoyable hours playing Age of Rifles.

It may be of interest for some of us to visit Norm Koger's Wargame Construction Set III: Age of Rifles webpage.

If anyone is interested in playing Age of Rifles, they might want to add their vote for it to be added to the GOG Community Wishlist. I think it would be great to be able to play Age of Rifles on my Windows 10 PC.

I remember perfectly Norm Koger giving his permission to download an abandonware copy of the game, way back in the day. I don't know, however, how his word was worth compared to the rights owners.

Where has NK gone, BTW? After the whole Distant Guns/Jutland/Storm Eagle Studios fiasco he just dropped off the face of the Earth

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RE: Age of Rifles Remake? - 4/19/2021 11:06:57 PM   
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I remember perfectly Norm Koger giving his permission to download an abandonware copy of the game, way back in the day. I don't know, however, how his word was worth compared to the rights owners.

Where has NK gone, BTW? After the whole Distant Guns/Jutland/Storm Eagle Studios fiasco he just dropped off the face of the Earth


I have written Norm a couple of times in the last few years and he never responded. I guess you are correct about him dropping off the face of the earth. That business with Storm Eagle must have been truly rough. In my opinion, he was the best software wargame designer ever.

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RE: Age of Rifles Remake? - 4/20/2021 11:01:41 AM   
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Years ago I fiddled around with dosbox trying to run old games. Too much trouble. Too many hoops to jump through. Maybe if I was 30 years younger, but now...I'm just too old and too mentally tired to spend a lot of effort just to get an old game to work. I want to just double click on an icon and play.

The same with large scenarios in wargames that I am able to play. I just don't have the time or energy. Give me short scenarios and small maps.

I am literally counting down the days until I can retire.

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RE: Age of Rifles Remake? - 4/20/2021 12:53:02 PM   
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Years ago I fiddled around with dosbox trying to run old games. Too much trouble. Too many hoops to jump through. Maybe if I was 30 years younger, but now...I'm just too old and too mentally tired to spend a lot of effort just to get an old game to work. I want to just double click on an icon and play.

The same with large scenarios in wargames that I am able to play. I just don't have the time or energy. Give me short scenarios and small maps.

I am literally counting down the days until I can retire.

It seems that you lack a frontend. Just download D-Fend Reloaded (which already includes DOSBox):

http://dfendreloaded.sourceforge.net/

...And running a DOS game will take, literally, five minutes. I have "Great Naval Battles: North Atlantic" and "Tigers on the Prowl II" loaded in it, and I'm happily playing without problems.

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RE: Age of Rifles Remake? - 4/20/2021 1:37:10 PM   
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I have never tried this, so I cannot confirm it's legit, but perhaps someone else here can?

https://www.allvideoclassicgames.com/products/age-of-rifles-wargame-construction-set-3-1clk-windows-10-8-7-vista-xp-install

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RE: Age of Rifles Remake? - 4/20/2021 2:47:37 PM   
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I love AOR and would be all over a remake of the game. Last time I was able to play it was about ten years ago. It really deserves a full remake and not just a remaster.

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RE: Age of Rifles Remake? - 4/22/2021 11:14:18 AM   
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ORIGINAL: RFalvo69


quote:

ORIGINAL: Artaud

Years ago I fiddled around with dosbox trying to run old games. Too much trouble. Too many hoops to jump through. Maybe if I was 30 years younger, but now...I'm just too old and too mentally tired to spend a lot of effort just to get an old game to work. I want to just double click on an icon and play.

The same with large scenarios in wargames that I am able to play. I just don't have the time or energy. Give me short scenarios and small maps.

I am literally counting down the days until I can retire.

It seems that you lack a frontend. Just download D-Fend Reloaded (which already includes DOSBox):

http://dfendreloaded.sourceforge.net/

...And running a DOS game will take, literally, five minutes. I have "Great Naval Battles: North Atlantic" and "Tigers on the Prowl II" loaded in it, and I'm happily playing without problems.


Thanks, but with my luck, five minutes would become ten, and then twenty... Words can't express my frustration back in the day trying to get DOS games to run in windows. I'm reluctant to even think about going down that road again. I kept my Age of Rifles CD for years and years, but I threw it away, along with a number of other back-in-the-day games, at least a year ago.

Now, in less than 1 minute, I can launch and begin playing "Republican Bayonets on the Rhine," which I bought from JTS last week.

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