Windows 8 for Matrix Games

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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games

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I just recently purchased a new ASUS w/Windows 8, Intel CORE i7,8.00 GB, 64 bit (no pen or touch input on display). Loaded WITPAE latest version and it runs too slow to be playable. Screen scrolls too slowly and commands take 10 to 15 seconds to complete. Game is NOT playable on Windows 8. Any word on a fix or upgrade?


I had exactly the same problem with WITPAE, but was able to fix it by switching the game to Windowed mode. Now it works just fine!
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Finally got around to trying SPWAW. It's works and there are no color issues; although, you still have to click a few times to get the artillery to work.
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hadber, Hold down SHIFT key when selecting artillery
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Thanks that does seem to help.
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Best I can offer[:)][8D]
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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games

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No problems here with:

DC:Case Blue
WitE
Panzer Korps
SPWAW
TOAW III
FOF
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WarinthePacificAdmiralsEdition installs but on the maps click on a ship or a/c to move them no joy don't work top of maps, save or other icons the same I think the games should have a hot fix for this problem
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WarinthePacificAdmiralsEdition installs but on the maps click on a ship or a/c to move them no joy don't work top of maps, save or other icons the same I think the games should have a hot fix for this problem
Try the last beta patch :
tm.asp?m=3185062

Check these tips also:
tm.asp?m=3186721
tm.asp?m=3227750
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thanks the patch is good to go
how do I the game screen longer please

Close Combat: Panthers in the Fog is good to go on win 8
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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games

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how do I the game screen longer please

Through the use of switches:
tm.asp?m=2792983


Create a desktop shortcut of "War in the Pacific Admiral Edition.exe". In this example I add the switch for full screen (-f) with a resolution of 1920x1080 (-px1920 -py1080)

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Win 8 is so tablet tarded
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Win 8 is so tablet tarded

Is that supposed to be helpful?
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Did you have to do anything special to get JTCS to work. It seems to install OK. No errors. Then nothing. No desktop shortcut zip.

I appreciate anything you can offer to help. Love that game!

Panzer Corps is working fine with no setting changes.

Thanks in advance
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Distant Worlds Shadows doesnt start ... when i press Play it shortly opened a Window and then nothing happens.... My english is not Perfect... I have no answers found ...tryed the fix in the distant world forum but dont work
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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games

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Distant Worlds Shadows doesnt start ... when i press Play it shortly opened a Window and then nothing happens.... My english is not Perfect... I have no answers found ...tryed the fix in the distant world forum but dont work
Check this thread:
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Windows 8? I wouldn't even bother to pirate that thing! I'd say go with windows 7, they are the same architecture, so in essence the same operating system, windows 8 is just supposed to have better ram and cpu ussage, which won't help you anyway untill vendors update their softwares.
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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games

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Hello all

New to the site and I'm very enthused to play some of these old games I remember fondly!

That said I'm running Windows 8 on my PC and I note that the specs on most games run through Windows 7. In viewing the thread I note that many games have been tested and seem to run perfectly fine in Windows 8 but I had two in particular I was hoping to get verification on before I ponied up the cost of download.

John Tiller's Battleground Civil War

Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge


Many thanks in advance if you're able to provide verification one way or the other!
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Howdy - can't vouch for John Tiller's Battleground Civil War, but John Tiller's Campaign Series runs fine - I'm running Win8 Enterprise. (note I work for Microsoft, but all opinions are my own).
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RE: Windows 8 for Matrix Games

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Thanks wesy.

I purchased the Civil War game Wednesday and have been playing it each day. As good as I remember it.

The music files will occasionally stop as well as the video files but the basic game itself runs like a champ on Windows 8.
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