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Topic # 30458 9-Feb-2009 13:53
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Monetary reward for information leading to the location of an old DOS WW2 game!

I've been after this game for years, but its proving hard to find as there are so many old WW2 games.

In basic summary, it must be over 10 years old, its turn based, has map of europe, has axis (germany, italy) or allies (Soviet Union, USA, Belgium, France, England). There are ground units, plus navy and air force. I don't want to put people on wrong track here but i believe you get money per turn, which can be used to recruit new forces, reseach things, or build fortifications, do paradrops, etc. The gameplay has a lot of fuctions, but graphically I think it was very basic, pc beeper sounds if any at all. There were 4 (?) built in scenarios. The map is not a hex map, each city is linked by a line and there were set routes one could take.


There is a similar thread on an Australian forum, I believe the guy is after the exact same game as me, but all the advice so far as to what it could be is wrong. Can the NZ game players here guess what it is?

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  Reply # 194915 9-Feb-2009 15:48
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Not Panzer General?



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  Reply # 194916 9-Feb-2009 15:55
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Its not that, and graphics much more basic than that game.

Google searching the name under images gives me and idea whether suggestions are correct or not, which is a great help, but I've spent many hours of many days trying to find it with no success.

I *thought* it was called axis and allies, but it must not be as the pictures do not look the same (?), ie the google ones look too "new".

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  Reply # 194920 9-Feb-2009 16:28
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I went with your thoughts on axis and allies, and with a little googling found this.. look familar?:






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  Reply # 194922 9-Feb-2009 16:37
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Wow thanks for your reply. No thats not it.

I would say it must be heaps older than this, but it may not be.

Seems visually quite basic compared to this.

There is no dice rolling in the game I'm after, and no hex map, movements can only go down set "roads" from cities to cities (not inbetween).

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  Reply # 194928 9-Feb-2009 16:57
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I believe the game you are looking for is called World War 2 in Europe or WW2 in Europe.

I got my copy from The Warehouse for $1.99 on a 3.5" floppy back in the day.

Does this look familiar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5olcNm11_4?

It can be downloaded here: http://www.dosmuseum.com/pages/view.php?ref=72

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  Reply # 194939 9-Feb-2009 17:27
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CORRECT THATS THE GAME!!!

I will PM you, thanks very much for your help!

Now I just need to figure out how to get it to work under Vista :(

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  Reply # 194946 9-Feb-2009 18:04
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Dosbox will do the job. There's a couple of minor caveats relating to Vista but should work fine.




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  Reply # 194948 9-Feb-2009 18:10
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I have 2 CDs full of dos games, but I cannot figure out, despite my best efforts and numerous tertiary computer qualifications how to get dosbox to work. I've tried and tried. I must be pretty dumb as everyone says dosbox is easy.

Is there an alternative for non linux buffs? Or perhaps a far simpler step by step list of steps to get dosbox to go?

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  Reply # 194957 9-Feb-2009 18:32
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You could try running DOS in vmware or something similar 

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  Reply # 194972 9-Feb-2009 19:43
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I found DOSBox very simple to use. Generally it goes like:

mount c: <c:\"game path">

c:

file.exe

I'm glad you started this thread, I've been looking for this game for ages and reading through made me remeber the title so thanks!



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  Reply # 195021 9-Feb-2009 23:51
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Just tried again and it refreshed me to the original problem I had with dosbox, that when I try to mount it I type "C:\" but instead it comes up with "C;|". Turning caps on/off, using shift does nothing. There is a key mapper thing there but when I use that and change the key it still just shows same things as they were before.


If I could get past that I may get it to go!


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  Reply # 195028 10-Feb-2009 01:48
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I found using left shft instead of right shift fixed that issue. You can also interchange / and \ when setting the directory.



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  Reply # 195461 12-Feb-2009 08:46
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Straight after you gave me the advice, I tried dosbox again and it works! So it is easy to use, its just that problem with the : and \ had me stumped when I first tried it.

I've been playing the game again, love it! But I do have a question about it I can't remember from days of old - you may know. In order to do invasions, what is required? Ie as Axis in 1943 to send troops from Amsterdam to London? It seems the only time I can do it is when I am in charge of the place across the water, I can't invade, so what am I doing wrong. They allies seem to be able to do it and my technology rating is higher.

I had a game where this was very frustrating as I had taken over the entire map except a static force in Tunisia, every turn my air force/navy hammered it, but my troops/elite couldn't go across to sieze victory.

Thanks!

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