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1 hour ago, Apocalypse 31 said:

I saw this one on Steam last week.  Its not typically a period that I favor but damn....that's a really clean UI and I'm really digging what they're doing with the combat mechanics.

 

Wishlisted and will probably pick it up on release 

 

Glad you like It Apoc.  The aesthetics are a bit fantasy like, but like you I dig the combat mechanics, and yeah the overall UI and aesthetics Is quite pleasing and clean.

 

I am on the fence between this and Armageddon Empires which I also like although It´s a bit outdated on the graphics but don´t mind.  Shadow Empires sort of feed of this game, but It´s not as hardcore as SE from what I can tell.

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Imperial Glory, same devs that did the Commandos series.  This Is Total War Empire like but without the price tag.

 

Steam:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/277450/Imperial_Glory/

 

On sale at Fanatical (2,24€):

https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/imperial-glory

 

 

Some have crashes, just set the compatibility mode to Windows XP SP 3 on the game .exe (root folder).

In case you don´t know how to do that...

https://steamcommunity.com/app/277450/discussions/0/6278597937789008472/

 

 

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1941 Operation Barbarossa, based on the board game title, this Is just a adaptation of it In a digital version. No AI but you can hot seat It (local) and/or PBEM. 

 

Steam:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/2236080/1941__Operation_Barbarossa/

 

Original board game on BGG:

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/6916/1941-operation-barbarossa

 

Haven´t checked, but my guess Is that you can play this on Vassal too, that´s If there´s a module for It. Could be that It´s also available as a mod for TTS.  This digital version just makes It hassle free IMO.

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On 1/18/2023 at 3:36 PM, Red2112 said:

Second Front This has been In the works for quite some time now, dev seems like a nice guy from my days on the Matrix forum. It´s been long awaited as It´s ASL like but digital. To be released at the end of this month.

 

Steam:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1148490/Second_Front/

 

 

This one is on my wishlist - let's see :)

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Would have liked this to be for none fictional warfare as It has all the right chrome for a tabletop wargame adaptation, but I am fine with It being for Battletech. Never got to play my copy (tabletop) of Battletech back then, so yeah this makes up for It, and you can still play coop or PVP online.

 

 

Yes I know that there´s a digital version of Battletech on Steam which I have, but for me It´s not the same.

Cheers.

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10 hours ago, Red2112 said:

Would have liked this to be for none fictional warfare as It has all the right chrome for a tabletop wargame adaptation, but I am fine with It being for Battletech. Never got to play my copy (tabletop) of Battletech back then, so yeah this makes up for It, and you can still play coop or PVP online.

 

 

Yes I know that there´s a digital version of Battletech on Steam which I have, but for me It´s not the same.

Cheers.

I'm a big fan of Battletech - thanks for bringing this to my attention. I'm playing all thing Mech :)

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22 hours ago, Count Sessine said:

I'm a big fan of Battletech - thanks for bringing this to my attention. I'm playing all thing Mech :)

Glad to read that CS, and you´re welcome.

 

BTW, you can use (download) MekHQ v0.49.11 as long as you use It with JDK17 which Is what I am using.  If you have any Issues just let me know and I´ll try to help.

 

I really like what they have done here, and there´s a bunch of game play In here tbh.

 

There´s another game called Mech Merc Company on Steam which I bought on sale some time ago. The problem Is the dev (solo) needs help finishing the game and well no funds, but It´s pretty cool game as Is and In some way better then the newer stuff. It´s more oldschool MechWarrior.

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Battle Brothers, Is a turn based tactical RPG with deep combat mechanics.  Not for the faint hearted as you will lose a lot of men In all you´re playthroughs, but really worth the time Invested.  I am sure a lot of you already know about BB, a bit like X-Com but historical and deeper.  BTW, It´s still being updated although It came out In 2017, and has three available DLC´s.

 

It´s on sale at GOG and Humble Bundle at 50% off.

 

A very helpful series If you want to learn BB...

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Count Sessine said:

It looks pretty interesting but I can't get the Java to play nice.

Use the Java unInstall tool...

https://www.java.com/en/download/uninstalltool.jsp

Then reboot!

 

Once rebooted, check by going Into DOS. To prompt DOS type CMD In you´re start up search box bottom left task bar, then once DOS Is open type Java(space)--version and hit enter. If you uninstalled It correctly you should not see anything In regards to Java (text), you can then quit DOS (escape).

 

Now download JDK17 from here...

Download Windows x64 JDK (jdk-17.0.6+10). You don´t need JRE, just the JDK.

https://adoptium.net/es/temurin/archive/

 

Once downloaded, install the JDK. Very Important, make sure the two last options from the pull down menu are selected. See below...

You need to change the bottom 2 (Set JAVA_HOME variable, and JavaSoft (Oracle) registration keys) to be installed. Click the drop down and set to "Will be installed on local hard drive"

https://github.com/MegaMek/megamek/wiki/Updating-to-Adoptium

Once done, reboot again!

 

Now download and unzip the latest MegMek version (v0.49.11). Once unzipped there Is NO Installer, you launch (.exe) the game from the folder you unzipped.

 

Download MegaMek (MekHQ):

https://megamek.org/downloads.html

 

I know It´s a bit misleading how It´s explained in the "first" video I posted, but after reading my post, you might understand It better know...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Enb0W0wPuDk&t=403s

It took me awhile to figure It out too. Just don´t forget to reboot after each of the above steps (two).

 

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On 1/27/2023 at 6:21 PM, Red2112 said:

Use the Java unInstall tool...

https://www.java.com/en/download/uninstalltool.jsp

Then reboot!

 

Once rebooted, check by going Into DOS. To prompt DOS type CMD In you´re start up search box bottom left task bar, then once DOS Is open type Java(space)--version and hit enter. If you uninstalled It correctly you should not see anything In regards to Java (text), you can then quit DOS (escape).

 

Now download JDK17 from here...

Download Windows x64 JDK (jdk-17.0.6+10). You don´t need JRE, just the JDK.

https://adoptium.net/es/temurin/archive/

 

Once downloaded, install the JDK. Very Important, make sure the two last options from the pull down menu are selected. See below...

You need to change the bottom 2 (Set JAVA_HOME variable, and JavaSoft (Oracle) registration keys) to be installed. Click the drop down and set to "Will be installed on local hard drive"

https://github.com/MegaMek/megamek/wiki/Updating-to-Adoptium

Once done, reboot again!

 

Now download and unzip the latest MegMek version (v0.49.11). Once unzipped there Is NO Installer, you launch (.exe) the game from the folder you unzipped.

 

Download MegaMek (MekHQ):

https://megamek.org/downloads.html

 

I know It´s a bit misleading how It´s explained in the "first" video I posted, but after reading my post, you might understand It better know...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Enb0W0wPuDk&t=403s

It took me awhile to figure It out too. Just don´t forget to reboot after each of the above steps (two).

 

You're a lifesaver, I got it to work. Played it every day since Friday :) My review is very very positive: it is a super deep wargame, with tons of rules etc. They 'just' ported the Battletech tabletop game into a videogame, but they ported ALL of it, which makes it one of the most complex games I have played. It's got a strategy layer, Sims-like personnel management, all the fluff from Battletech, and Xcom-deep tactical game... Love it :)

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