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XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 08:52 PM
It is not connected with Il-2 , I suppose...owever ,1942 Pacific air War by Microprose was my first original PC gamr-bought it in 1996 - a Gold version. Now the problem: DOES ANYBODY KNOW HOW TO LAUNCH THIS WONDER UNDER WIN XP????
Until Il-2 sound problems andother small and big bugs are fixed I want to play the 1942.It gave as much fun as Il-2s.Really, it is a great , Pacifi simulation.better then CFS2.4 me , of course.That is why I'm waiting for the Zeke....

Salut nad help me , if it is possible.....


P.S.Is it possible that Brewster 239 turned in 7 secs?




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XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 08:52 PM
It is not connected with Il-2 , I suppose...owever ,1942 Pacific air War by Microprose was my first original PC gamr-bought it in 1996 - a Gold version. Now the problem: DOES ANYBODY KNOW HOW TO LAUNCH THIS WONDER UNDER WIN XP????
Until Il-2 sound problems andother small and big bugs are fixed I want to play the 1942.It gave as much fun as Il-2s.Really, it is a great , Pacifi simulation.better then CFS2.4 me , of course.That is why I'm waiting for the Zeke....

Salut nad help me , if it is possible.....


P.S.Is it possible that Brewster 239 turned in 7 secs?




To search for perfection
It's all very well
But to look for Heaven
Is to live here in Hell

XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 09:05 PM
there's stuff like abandon loader that let's you run such programs in win98 however, I don't know if such programs also work in xp.

I'm a crappy pilot, but one hell of a shot.

XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 09:09 PM
maybe i should buy my pentium 100 with 32 mb ...it was a very stable and reliable machine...

To search for perfection
It's all very well
But to look for Heaven
Is to live here in Hell

XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 09:20 PM
try changing the compatibility mode. right click the shortcut, go to properties and select the compat. tab.s!

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XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 09:21 PM
Wow, Pacific Air War.. that was high-end simulation in 1990s. It was famous for those complex torque effect. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
No, I don't miss those old age. I needed more and more and more at that time /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif



Look ourselves now. How happy. Now we don't have to fight for wish-list. We just fight over some trivial FM mistake or sound bug. Anyone complaining about graphics and overall environment? /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Without Oleg, we would still be in a Dark Age. Maybe CFS series could have ruled our world.(Arrggghhh....)
Thank you Oleg for hundreds time.

XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 09:31 PM
PAW was amazing. I'd love to see the carrier campaign recreated where you where able to manuever the fleets and set up airstrikes and CAP.

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XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 09:34 PM
This may be helpful if you don't have a locked proprietary computer. I had an olde 125MB hard disk with my MSDOS 6.22 and swapped it out with my WinXP disk in my Athlon1700+ system. Booted and ran just fine with no changes other than swapping two (2) cables between hard drives. Amazing backward compatability here. CPU intensive stuff like math loops was like 7 times faster (had originally a Pentium 133 for my old DOS stuff) and my Fortran90 compile time was about 3 times faster.

Just get a cheap 4MB hard drive out of a ditch or junkyard and load MSDOS and FSC2 on it and the game should run maybe 10 times faster than old Pentium 100 (grafix performance may be another story). When you wanna play old DOS game, just swap hard disks when you wish to turn on DOS and any old programs like that--BIOS can tell what kind of disk you have automatically. Although I don't think I could get Expanded Memory to work and so can't run the really old 1980s or early 1990s games. I dunno but if you have a fancy video card it may default to stock PCI video drivers of old and so you can run it fine or use motherboard video if you got it....it should run off old MSDOS just fine with no new drivers. Only experiment will tell.

They say higher Pentium 4s won't run old MSDOS cos Intel has deviated from original x86, unlike AMD. I dunno about that and I don't have Pentium 4 and won't be getting one.

XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 09:39 PM
PAW really was great. I absolutly loved it.

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XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 09:51 PM
Actually, I tried 1942 PAW one year ago in my hometown with Pentium-166. (yes, I kept the disks.)

Reminding those old good days, smile on my face, I double-clicked the .exe file.

And... oops!!! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Left roll, right roll, and turned off PC with no smile on my face. (thou I laughed out loud 10 sec later.)

Don't bring them up. Let memory go away as remembrance.