A Long Overdue Memo…

10 Responses

  1. Karan Chahal says:

    Dear Sir

    I played this game (ww2) for hours when I was a child. This along with prince of persia consisted of my standard after school activity.

    I wanted to play this game again but it would not run on my linux PC (or even my win XP PC). Is the game written in C? If so, is the source available to download?
    Many thanks to you and Mr Hutsell.


    • admin says:

      Karan – You should be able to get WW2 running on either machine using DOSBox, once you have extracted the files using the installer. The game is actually written in PDS, a successor to QuickBasic and a predecessor of Visual Basic. I am working on rewriting the game engine in a cross-platform compatible manner currently. I’ll be providing updates on this site as things progress.

  2. George says:

    I love all of these games.

    Here’s hoping you complete the project and successfully port them over.

  3. Stephen K says:

    I’ve finally found VGA Civil War again. After years of playing all the newest and greatest strategy games, I still come back to this game. Definitely bookmarking this site. I can only dream about having a windows version….especially with an editor. I tried moving the cities around once….didn’t work like I thought. Keep up the great work!

  4. jeff nanna says:

    How do i get in contact with you?

  5. gcbisset says:

    I love these games.

    Do you need any help from a begginer? Is so, write me. Im retired, so I have loads of time.

    I especially would like a fair or decent AI. and an editor.

    Keep up the good work!


  6. Carl Mundelius says:

    Been testing CWS for the last week.
    Here are my comments:
    have to F3 to redraw the screen after every end of turn sometimes I have to do it twice
    need to F3 during play but it only redraws the right side of the screen not the map in play
    F3 after cancel orders
    if there is no railroad move the option is still available on the main menu
    I thought that under windows, I would have the mouse available
    the window that opens is not resizeable
    is there anyway I can change the default side when it opens
    when I choose to drill army, why are the armies still displayed that are maxed out
    is there a way I can choose the attack order – I am attacking one city from several others
    I will be happy to beta test for you.
    Please email me

  7. Carl Mundelius says:

    Played over 200 times and the following are my results:

    during middle of game end turn
    Unhandled error #9
    Line:3350 Subscript out of range
    train disappeared along with troops

    Unhandled error #9 (no train in transit)
    Line:2730 Subscript out of range
    errors continue as follows:
    screen appears and several moves are made then—-
    Unhandled error #9
    Line:4230 Subscript out of range
    screen appeared
    used f3 to redraw screen and
    Unhandled error #9
    Line:4230 Subscript out of range

    Starting new game after winning, unable to have ships raid. Option not available.

    Enemy troups annilated not always recognized. Have to play another round to get it to end game.

    When given ships by England, the option to raid is not always available.

    When other side attacks raiding ships or ships in a port they can continue to a port on the same move. Is that correct as my ships cannot do that, only attack the raiding fleet and then no further action.

    Please let me know if this helps. thank you.

  8. Carl Mundelius says:

    I think Dave Mackey has died. It has been 14 months since he posted anything to the blog. Anyone know where he lived or is burried or how to contact his estate?

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