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Old August 18th, 2013, 09:22 AM

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Question WinSPMBT and WinSPWW2 (Camo) vs SPWAW (Matrix)

Hi all,

First I want to present myself: I'm 43 from Paris and pretty new to wargaming. The only tactical turn based wargame I've played before is Flight Commander 2. I bought WinSPMBT and WinSPWW2 enhanced editions and at this stage I have read the manual and played the tutorial scenario.

The reason why I chose WinSPMBT and WinSPWW2 vs SP World At War:

I find it amazing that 15+ years after the initial release, the game is still alive and supported by the developpers and the community

The graphics (interface, maps, icons) looks better and are more classical than SP World At War which besides lack the hex grid

Better compatibility with Windows 7

The developers seems closer to the community

My question:

Why did you choose WinSPMBT/WinSPWW2 vs SP World At War by Matrix?

PS: thanks to the administrator/moderator who validated quickly my registration to this forum.

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Old August 18th, 2013, 11:04 AM

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Default Re: WinSPMBT and WinSPWW2 vs SP World At War

SPW@W is derived from SP3 which I did not like nor scale nor interface.
I bought SP3 just to start Sp2ww2 that required at the time to have the SSI disk.
Winspww2 is complete and accurate in various formations units.

SPW@W est issu de SP3 dont je n'aimais ni l'échelle ni l'interface.
J'avais acheté SP3 juste pour faire démarrer Sp2ww2 qui nécessitait à l'époque de posséder le disque SSI.
Winspww2 est plus complet et précis dans les diverses formations d'unités.
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Old August 18th, 2013, 03:02 PM

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Default Re: WinSPMBT and WinSPWW2 vs SP World At War

Thanks for your answer glaude1955. By the way, as you speak french, are you aware of a french speaking community for WinSPMBT/WinSPWW2? I searched Google but did not find any.

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Default Re: WinSPMBT and WinSPWW2 vs SP World At War

Just as an aside, Cyberstratégie years ago used to regularly publish updates of the DOS version so I'm surprised there isn't some French speaking community on line for the game.

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Default Re: WinSPMBT and WinSPWW2 vs SP World At War

Right, I know the Cyberstratégie magazine but don't remember seeing it at the newspapers stands recently. And they don't seem to have a website... In case you are interested for your press releases, there is another french magazine dedicated to historical (war)games:

Vae Victis

It was founded the same year when Steel Panthers was released: 1995.

http://vaevictis.histoireetcollections.com/
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I played SPWAW first & my main reasons for switching were

Better op fire routines
Realistic units, the speeds in SPWAW are wrong, especially vehicles.
This leads to no need for tactics as its quite possible to cover half the map in a turn meaning reinforcing is easy.

As a bonus its stable better looking has larger maps & just keeps getting better & better due to the dedication of the designers.
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Default Re: WinSPMBT and WinSPWW2 vs SP World At War

I also started with SP2WW2 - we're old, aren't we?

Tried WAW version too, but just didn't like the feel of it. And when the Camo Group started to expand the size of the maps - it was no contest!
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I used to also play WAW. It doesn't work in Windows 7, even with the fixes, the artillery screen freezes up. So I deleted it.

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Thank you all for your feedback on the reasons why you chose WinSPMBT/WinSPWW2.
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Default Re: WinSPMBT and WinSPWW2 vs SP World At War

It was an easy choice for me. I just wanted to play Steel Panthes on my new computer, which ran on XP. Naturally I couldn't get my original version of Steel Panthers to work on my new computer, as the original version ran on DOS. I was going to get World at War and it just happened that MBT came out. I figured since MBT was newer it would be better, plus there was some features of MBT that I thought were better than World at War (plus it was cheaper). Bought the enhanced version, as it had even had more features. Then WW2 came out. Liked MBT so much I disided to by WW2 too.
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