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J.M.LLOYD
01-31-2007, 05:49 PM
Hi Folks. I recently noticed a flight sim going cheap[$19.95 Aus]called European Air War[Micropose]which must be a few years old ,because its Op system was Windows 98, would anyone know if this sim would run on Windows XP,I hope so because the screenshots look very good?........Cheers

tagTaken2
01-31-2007, 06:27 PM
There's a forum here, which i'd browse for answers. I'm sure somebody's made it work for XP, but it may require some fiddling. It's supposed to be a classic sim. Check on ebay for copies, you may be able to pick up one for a few dollars.


http://www.simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=85&page=1

badatit
01-31-2007, 06:32 PM
EAW Forum (http://forums.frugalsworld.com/vbb/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=24)

WWMaxGunz
01-31-2007, 06:33 PM
$20 is awfully steep for and 8 year old airwar sim.

RamsteinUSA
01-31-2007, 08:15 PM
damm, if it's going for that much i'll see my very old copy,,,, I wonderered why I kept it, now I am glad I did, I wi lebay it to see if became a collectors item...

(probably not worth a dime..)
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

LEXX_Luthor
01-31-2007, 09:29 PM
Last year's EAW thread here...czech it out as a kinda review.

Something European Air War had that BoB should Have, by AirHog
~> http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/6791091584

Xiolablu3
02-01-2007, 12:56 AM
WinXP has a Win98 compatibilty mode, not sure how good it is tho.

AlGroover
02-01-2007, 03:54 AM
Haven't played EAW for a long, long time. Looks a bit dated now but is reputedly the game that inspired IL2. Here's a site (just checked it's still up) that has all sorts of enhancements and extra stuff including the community made 'Desert Air War' Med conversion.
www.xmission.com/~mmagleby/eaw/index.htm (http://www.xmission.com/%7Emmagleby/eaw/index.htm)

GAU-8
02-01-2007, 04:39 AM
there was TWO different releases of EAW.....

(i MAY have them mixed up!)

MICROPROSE, is the CD that CAN be installed directly to XP o.s., and not have a hitch!

infrogrames version..wont work on XP, or its VERY hard to do....or you can install it an "easy" way (sort of)

install that version onto a computer with windwos 98(see there WAS a need to keep that around) then COPY the entire installed folder, of the 98 OS and install that directly to the same spot in XP.... game will run.

Malik_VII
02-01-2007, 08:41 AM
You have to run the patch right away to make it work and also use a glide wrapper.
I'm not sure if you have to but, I do.
I think you have to use compatiblety mode for 98 also.

jamesdietz
02-01-2007, 09:28 AM
I was fun & top of the line at the time, but I threw it away when Il-2 Sturmovik came out...I do understand there have been quite a few downloads for it since then..."downloads " A term I didn't know until Il-2 forced me into the Computer modification world!

SeaFireLIV
02-01-2007, 09:44 AM
Originally posted by J.M.LLOYD:
Hi Folks. I recently noticed a flight sim going cheap[$19.95 Aus]called European Air War[Micropose]which must be a few years old ,because its Op system was Windows 98, would anyone know if this sim would run on Windows XP,I hope so because the screenshots look very good?........Cheers

EAW was my last sim before I went IL2.

That`s way expensive for a very old sim. They`re ripping you off, I think.

nealn
02-01-2007, 05:01 PM
Agree with seafire LIV. A great sim for its time, but overpriced at 20. You should be able to get it for 5-10 dollars US. Will work on XP but not with some nividia cards. Worked okay on my XP systm with an ATI radeon card.

Neal