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Old June 16th, 2015, 01:37 PM
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"Not really a "people person" but that should be obvious.."

Yes, you're our favorite @ssh0le

And if it hasn't been said enough, I'll say it again - many thanks to you and Andy for all you've done for this game!
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Old June 16th, 2015, 08:31 PM
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Well.....,favorite? Don't know about that!

Kidding, of course.
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Old June 18th, 2015, 10:10 AM
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Above all, let me clarify some points on my words:

As I said it, I do not speak English very well and it is possible that I did not understand all the subtleties of what you write. Also it is possible that my rough translation can be badly interpreted.

The work realized by Don and Andy is absolutely extraordinary and allowed to develop this game of a way we would not have been able to dream. From this point of view, the passage to the Windows version with the possibility of using the native resolution of our screens was a major step forward for the comfort of game (contrary to SPWAW who stays 800x600 pixels there).

I would never have rather strong words to thank you for it.

I have read all your comments and it is not a problem if the game does not evolve in the future ; it is already great such as it is.
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Old June 22nd, 2015, 04:48 PM
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Don't beat yourself up, bongo. Your detailed, considered forums letter generated a good amount of discussion in the forums community. That's not at all a bad thing! Thanks!
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Andy & Don,

THANKS for keeping this game alive & well. I feel that this is one of the GREATEST tactical strategy games for pc ever created. I've bought both cd versions of spmbt & spww2. I will gladly contribute financially to the support of these games in the future in what ever direction they go. I discovered this game in 2005 and have been playing it ever since.
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Having replayed extensively recently, and especially having reinstalled my old Steel Panther CD of the 90s to compare, I was able to measure the path which you traveled from a graphic point of view and I revise my opinion compared with my first post here.

With some personal improvements and by using the current technology to magnify the graphics (I found a method to make best use of the qualities of the Retina screen of my Mac for example), it is clear that this game supports finally even the comparison with what is made today.

And as none of his competitors manages to return the unique gameplay of this game, it is clear that it has another future in front of him in the shape which is its today. I just had to open my spirit, to see beyond appearances...

And, of course that I bought the CD version of these 2 games, I do not even understand as every fan of wargame did not make it, given the rarity of such games on the computing games market.

By the way, and if it is not a secret, Don and Andy, could you tell us how much download and sales of CD are made every year of these games. That would allow us to realize whom we are not that a quite small number of fans.

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Sorry. We are not going to give out that information but under no circumstances are we getting rich off the sales of the game. Lets say it's somewhere between "Beer money" and rent of a ( very ) modest apartment .

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It was not for that, I am not interested in the "money" aspect, but rather to estimate how much players we are at the moment (this is why I spoke of grouping the 2 figures - downloads and paids)

I did not want to be inquisitive but I am just curious to know if we are some tens or hundreds or thousands or more... players around the world.
An order of magnitude would be enough for me widely.
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well my answer means " not that much in the big scheme of things" If you take the number of free downloads in account there are thousands of players. How many are active is unknown as are how many DLs of the free version from Mirror sites so the vast majority of players are not full version customers.

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And consider good that I regret it. They do not maybe know what they miss by playing only on the free version of the game.
As I said it before, nothing that for the graphic improvements in game and the possibility of sorting out the encyclopedia, that is widely worth the asking price.

That there is a free version is a good thing so that the players discover an atypical game, but it is morally necessary to buy it if we play it regularly... At least, it is my opinion.
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