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jars_u February 24th, 2008 07:51 PM

The War Engine
Trying to locate someone with a copy of The War Engine that they would be willing to trade/sell me since it is no longer in print.

I also own a copy of Armies of Armageddon: WDK 2K that was originally sold by Boku on battlefront.com before it was available for sale at shrapnelgames.com and recall but can not locate some patches for that original game that upgraded I want to say from version 1.0 to 2.1. If anyone has in their personal archives or knows where I could locate those I would appreciate it. Thanks.

tuivel March 12th, 2008 02:37 PM

Re: The War Engine
I'm in the same boat as you but i got good news! I just received word from Michael Cooney (the chief developer of the war enige) that the game will be re-released shortly by Matrix Games on their website. And it will be a free download :-)

jars_u March 16th, 2008 11:16 AM

Re: The War Engine
Hi there, I was also able to discover the same from contacting sales at Matrix when someone else had told me Boku is now partnered with them. Was a good little piece of news and free makes it even better! I've been checking their website weekly - nothing yet but I'd love to get a PBEM game going with you once it gets released. Shoot me an email and let me know.

Xrati March 18th, 2008 12:06 PM

Re: The War Engine
Yea, I still have my disks from Circa 7000! It's the original version of WE and AoA. It's good to hear that Mike is still putting work into his game.

jars_u March 19th, 2008 08:46 PM

Re: The War Engine
Cool, and here I thought my copy of AoA from 1999 was the "original." Kind of got anxious waiting for the newer TWE to be re-released and installed and played a game last night - still one of my favorite games. What is the original release date on Circa 7000 and was it a Windows or DOS game? I don't know if Mike is still working on this game or not but I would certainly be interested if he did.

Xrati March 20th, 2008 10:10 AM

Re: The War Engine
It's DOS based game. I remember it from the early 90's. I'll have to find the info on it to be sure. It doesn't run at all on the newer machines as the program controlled all the I/O functions. I do know that I was running it on my PII 333! http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/image...es/Injured.gif but originally was used on my 486 before that one. http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/images/smilies/smile.gif When I get time, I will look for the manual and disks.

jars_u March 20th, 2008 08:28 PM

Re: The War Engine
Don't make any special effort on my account but would be curious to know. Always kind of nice I think to see the history/evolution of a game the way http://www.malfador.com/ has the old Space Empires up as an example. That might be something worth putting up as right now http://www.bokustrategygames.com/ has nothing. If you ever really got the notion you could probably play Circa 7000 in DOS mode on a Win95/98 virtual machine - I've had some limited success with that in conjunction with http://www.hpaa.com/moslo/ although I suppose http://www.dosbox.com/ might be a better solution for games but have not yet tried that.

capnq March 21st, 2008 07:35 AM

Re: The War Engine
Floppy disks that old aren't likely to still have the data intact. When I was trying to install old games to run in DOSBox on my system, only one of about five disks that I tried produced a working install.

Xrati March 21st, 2008 11:28 AM

Re: The War Engine
I burned backups on CD. I'll have to look for that disk to, but I know it's around here somewhere. I was able to find the instruction book on the game last night and did find the floppies as I've always been careful with original disks on games and programs. The cd is in a stack of old file and programs disks. The original name was Circa 7000 Armies of Armageddon.

Annette April 15th, 2008 06:25 PM

Re: The War Engine
Looks like Gamershell is the place to go for your free download of The War Engine http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/images/smilies/happy.gif

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