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  1. Are there any streamers who play any of the Combat Mission games anywhere?
  2. Thanks, IanL. I only ever played one of the old trio of games via the TCP/IP method once, many years ago, and as I vaguely remember there were no cheat issues. Otherwise I only PBEM.
  3. I think Battlefront.com ought to provide a free download for Flight Commander 2, which they put into the public domain many years ago, along with the last patch and the Mission Builder. I can provide all three, if needed. It's still the best and only modern-day air combat game of its type. Right now, the game can be downloaded at various "abandonware" sites, which really doesn't do it justice. In fact, I think a remake is long overdue. 😉
  4. Jesus F. Christ, such a simple question and yet so many conflicting answers. Do any of you actually play these games? I'm going to ass-u-me it's not possible to replay turns before sending them to the opponent (which is why it's called "We-Go"), since I don' think the developers would be that dumb to change the one feature that has kept people playing these games for two decades.
  5. As an avid player of the original trio of CM games, I have a very simple question regarding SF2: Is it cheat-proof like the old games?
  6. Thanks for trying to keep this thread on topic. So, just to reiterate, at this point I am merely considering replacing my old computer. I'm still in the exploring stage. Also, I will have it custom built, just like my previous three or four computers, and I will not do this myself. I think what I might eventually do is get a couple of options for a system and perhaps run those options by you folks in this thread and see what you think. But this may not happen for a while. As I said previously, I'm still running Win7 at this time, so I haven't even upgraded to Win10, which will probably happen before anything else. In the meantime, thanks for your answers again. ps- all my cost estimates are in US dollars
  7. Both my power supply and video card are only about 6 years old, after my original ones crapped out. Wow, I thought the video card would be the first thing that would need replacing. I was hoping to keep the cost under 1k. Would I be able to run SF2 at all on my current computer if I "upgraded" from Win7 to Win10?
  8. Thanks for your responses, although some of it is Greek to me. Okay, I Googled GPU, which used to be called a video card. My current, 12-year-old system: Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @2.50GHz 2.50GHz Installed Memory (RAM): 4.00 GB (3.00 GB Useable) System Type: 32-bit Operating System Video card: AMD Radeon (TM) R7 360 Series My monitor is 24", with a resolution of 1920x1080. I don't see an option for a higher resolution. In order to get resolutions of 2560x1440 or 1920x1200, would I need to get a physically larger monitor? I would prefer not to.
  9. I'm considering replacing my 12-year-old desktop gaming computer, which barely meets the minimum specs for running SF2. Although I'm a longtime player of the original CM trio of games, I've never owned or played SF or SF2. My question is whether the "suggested" specs for SF2, or perhaps something a little bit better, would make a good gaming computer by today's standard. I frankly don't foresee ever playing anything more demanding than the SF2 series of games. (I can't play first-person shooters because they make me nauseous, nor do I even want to.) My new computer would be custom built, so I could go with whatever specs I needed or wanted. The suggested specs for the FS2 base game are (taken from the product page): Windows 10 or MacOS 10.13.x (High Sierra) Pentium IV 2.8 GHz or equivalent speed AMD processor or better 1 GB VRAM or better and must support 1024x768 or higher resolution in OpenGL DirectX 12 compatible Sound Card (Windows only) 8 GB RAM or more 12 GB Hard Drive space The game does not work in a virtualized environment (virtual machine)
  10. Related question: Can a person using the GOG versions play-by-email or TCP/IP against someone using the original Battlefront versions? Are there any compatibility issues between the various published versions as far as PBEM or TCP/IP, provided both players are running with the last patches? I have a friend who is thinking about buying the GoG versions so he and I can PBEM or TCP/IP. I have the original Battlefront versions. I'm thinking the GoG version would be the best way to go for a newbie player, correct? Another question: Firstly, I'm still running Win7, which I've had to reinstall a few months ago. After reinstalling the three original games and applying the latest patches and Radeon graphics fixes, all of them run with no problems. However, I've noticed a couple of odd things. While CMBO and CMAK start immediately after I click their icons, CMBB has a 43 second delay before its splash screen comes up, which is something I don't remember having been the case in my previous installs. Also, although the CMBO patch says it's v1.12, its splash screen says v1.3, which is also something I don't remember being the case previously, although I may just not have noticed it. Like I said, all three games seem to run fine, so I'm just wondering about these issues (which may be non-issues).
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