Hi,
I have Steel Panthers one, two & three, but I was looking at them and they are for windows 98....has there been a patch or update to play these with XP?

Also I have X-Com and that was a fun game as well.

does anyone remember Aces of the Deep, the Sub war computer game.

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Did you check Matrix games?

Smitty
Thanks Smitty....

I will google that... I should have googled patches for Steel Panthers but thought I might get someone here who had done it already and knew the deal... I will keep looking.

I guess I could always buy a cheapy computer and load 98 on it. I still have my copy of it. lol
Thanks so much Tony...
I will look these over..

good luck finding your SP2

happy holidays and New Year!!!!!

Scott
If you want to play the old games, then I suggest DOSBox, which also works with Vista. You can simplify the setup and play experience still further by incorporating D-Fend Reloaded as a frontend for DOSBox. D-Fend makes everything a lot smoother and more intuitive.
AWESOMESAUCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks JIM


Scott
ok, thanks

Marc. I will check it out


scott
that game looks Fantastic. wow.
did anyone ever take all the things that made this game look so cool and put them in a squad level/ww2 game?
I would love to see that.

scott
Here's the evolution and current status of the SP games:


The windows versions of Steel Panthers are still being developed, and are available for free download here:

WinSPWW2

http://www.shrapnelgames.com/Camo_Workshop/WW2/WW2_page.html

WinSPMBT (modern warfare)

http://www.shrapnelgames.com/Camo_Workshop/MBT/MBT_page.html



Cheers,
Saxon
I remember them, great games, and i think i have them on my website, if not, I have seen them somewhere
This is amazing and puts a smile on my face. I was fortunate enough to get to work on the original Steel Panthers back in 1995 - I did half of the scenarios that came with the original game; mostly the ones for the Eastern Front. I went on to work with Dave Landrey at Novastar Games on quite a number of add-on scenario packs and the very first mega-campaign on the outbreak of World War III in 1951.

It was a wonderful five years of design and development but when Novastar Games went out-of-business my work on Steel Panthers ended. It is great to see that Steel Panthers lives on.

John, 

I heard recently that when SP was originally designed, the scale was supposed to be 25m to a hex; and then after 75% of the artwork was completed, they changed it to 50m a hex.

I was intrigued by this, do you recall why they changed the scale?

BTW, I think it's very cool that you were able to work on the original SP.  It's a true classic.

 

cheers,

Simon

 

 

  

 

Hello Simon - it's always good to hear from someone that enjoyed the game.  After 16 years I can't recall specifically why the scale was changed - I do remember there were LOTS of changes made to the graphics and the interface in the early summer of 1995.  I recall there were issues with playtesters 'successfully breaking' the game e.g. someone found they could 'load' a tank onto another tank :-)  Given what a precision designer Gary Grigsby was, I suspect there were scale issues at 25m to a hex with single armor units in that space along with an infantry squad or second vehicle and that prompted the move to 50m per hex.

I had a great deal of fun doing the research, designing the scenarios, and programming the computer unit's AI or more accurately their path-finding.  I also decided to actually go in and name each unit in my scenarios rather than the generic ID they were given by the software.

Thanks for posting - got me thinking about those 'old days' :-)

Take care,

John

 

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