Here you can see I changed the name of the Game Id to Tour de Force, and left everything else as is. I could have let the Soviet player be active while at peace and if this was a PBEM game the Email edit boxes would have allowed me to place mine and my opponents email address into the box (this way the game will automatically create an email with yours and your opponents email address filed in and some default text and the attached file. We have tested the following email clients and they all work; Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla Sea Monkey (that is what I use) and I am not sure what Steve uses because he is running this game on a LINUX machine using WINE emulation, so I am not sure if he is using Knopplex email clients or if he is using a LINUX version of Thunderbird.
Actually, the linux idea was because of my shaky confidence in the consequences of an MS upgrade that upset our compilers and runtime environment, obsoleting the product before we got a chance to play with it.
After initial release, I picked up the issue from the other end. If you can't modify the code to run on a platform, why not find a platfor that can run the code?
The objective expanded somewhat after this:-
I had thought that one of the major obstacles to wargaming in this environment was the 'heavy' price we pay as the younger 'newbie' recruit to the whole Wargamer environment. I sought new, inexpensive platforms to run the wargaming experience. i.e. limited pocket money should not limit your aspirations.
From the Software Angle I found a FREE linux OS that seemed to run quite well with WarinEurope under a type of emulator called wine.
This OS can exist on a live USB stick, or, a CD/DVD without messing with your computer
But some people are still 'unhappy ' with the risk of that....
So I've now solved the hardware issue with a more radical solution.
An SOC (system on a chip) computer at $35 powered by a non intel processor - ARM
The one I'm trialling now is
RASPBERRY PI 3
A quad core 64 bit offering at 1.2GHz.
To run the intel code on an ARM processor is no mean feat...
This is done by using a piece of saftware from Eltechs.com called
EXAGEAR. priced at about $35 (you can see a pattern here).
Machine uses an HDMI lead and most other stuff is cheap SD cards and USB,
Runs War in Europe Well,
But more significantly here, SPWAW etc will also run.
Its cheap and cheerful, but runs most intel wargaming product on the intel stable, and is about the size of a standard credit card.
Hopefully it may revolutionise club nights for gamers...
Hi Don, been a while. not with Motorola any more. Something totally different, I'm ER receptionist at McHenry Hospita (just started and still learning). Now have a 4 1/2 year old son, Gareth. Got CWIE2 so was thinking of you.
Don, If you saw the pictures, the Helm's Deep game had 4 kids playing 3 adults. The youngest was a girl, 9 years old. Some of the rules sets are more easily grasped by younger kids than others. Maybe during the summer, a game would be a possibility.
Hi Don, Are you a north or south sider? I'm near Midway Airport (O'Hare Lite). If you're ever interested in a miniatures game, I can do nearly anything. Have game, will travel. Only caveat is I'm very busy during the school year!
Were you the one that posted about Glary Utilites on MMP page? If so I'd like to hear more about it. I've been to cnet and did not find much, and I found their webpage but wonder how they make any money if they develop and give away 'free' software. Can you enlighten me?
I'm using a hp pavilion ze4300, which is fairly old, but i have added ram and new batteries. It was stable for me in Iraq and I have been surprised by how it is still doing so well two years later. It actually functinos better than my desktop we bought after I came back.