Civil War Strategy Game 2.10 RELEASED!

Hi Everyone,

Its May 9th, 2018 (almost exactly a year after the release of version 2.00 [May 13th, 2017] – which in turn came 19 years after the previous release in 1998) and I am quite pleased to announce the release of Civil War Strategy Game Version 2.10!

This new release fixes several bugs that found their way into the 2.0 release as I moved the code from legacy QuickBasic to the more modern QB64. Among the bugs fixed:

  • Random events are back!
  • Some weird display issues are resolved!
  • The game shouldn’t occasionally crash!
  • The status box now actually is a box instead of the disjointed semi-box it was previously!

Ohh, and I’m sure there is more…but you get the idea.

Also, one important side note: once you’ve launched the game press Alt+F4 to make the game full screen…

Looking forward to diving back into the code and release another version much sooner after than this one followed 2.0.


Dave Mackey


14 thoughts on “Civil War Strategy Game 2.10 RELEASED!”

  1. Creighton Lovelace

    LOVE the game but Im using Windows 10 and no matter what I do the box WON’T maximize. HELP! I’ve downloaded a maximizer but to NO avail. Only way is when I enlarge the entire screen by the zoom and that’s annoying to me. HELP!

    1. Hi Creighton! Please try pressing Alt+Enter while you have the game in focus. It should maximize on Windows 10 as I’ve been successfully using this keystroke combination on my system running the same.

  2. Like the 2.10 But there is still no mouse support. PLEASE add mouse to the next release.
    BTW I am using XP sp3 and the only glitch is it keeps changing back to North (I mostly play South) Does that happen in other windows.

    THANKS for your continued updates.

    1. Hi Carl,

      At this time I, unfortunately, don’t have time to add mouse support to the game as this would be a significant change.

      Very weird to hear that you have an issue with it switching back to North. I haven’t seen that anywhere else. Is this at the start of a new game? Every time you end a turn?


  3. Oh dear…I’ve played the 2.0 and earler versions since 98 and love them. Downloaded your latest last night and…disaster. On opening the zip file and clicking the application file Windows grumbles it’s unsafe….if you ignore this and pesist the Civil War header pops up but won’t open the game no matter how you click it. Rejected, redownloaded..same. What do you think is going on? Is this fixable? If not can I download Version 2.0 again…it doesn’t seem to be available.

    1. Hi Crispin – Apologize for the delay in getting back to you. I’ve added the DOS version to the downloads page and I’ve also linked out to the Microsoft Store version – which should (finally) get rid of all those pesky unsafe notifications. 🙂 The latter is my recommended way to get the software going forward.

  4. I loved playing this game when I was a kid and downloaded the DOS version several years ago. Upon attempting to download the Windows version, I’m having the same issue as Crispin. It does not allow me to open the application file due to Windows protection. I “run it anyway” and it still does not open the application after numerous downloads. Please advise of any solutions. Thanks!

    1. Hi Tim – Apologize for the delay. If you go to the download page on this site now, you should site download links for the DOS version, a Windows version, and the Microsoft Store version – I recommend the last as this should get rid of the pernicious warnings, etc. that have caused so many headaches!

      1. Thanks Dave…it loaded immediately on Microsoft Store! It’s not point and click, but I’m used to the keyboard functions anyway. What were the additions that you made? I see that the capital graphics are different, but I can’t seem to put my finger on what else is new. Please list them if possible. Thanks again!

        1. Hi Tim – Yeah, maybe I’ll get around to mouse support at some point, but I’d like to get the other games doen first. There weren’t many additions, mainly it was about translating the code from DOS oriented to native Windows oriented. Its all behind the scenes stuff. 🙂

  5. Microsoft will not let me in as I am using XP.

    Still switches back to north during play @}. I would PAY for mouse support…..

    1. Hi Carl – If you are running XP, I’d recommend downloading the latest from the site – this should run under XP. Alternatively, I’ve also added links to the original DOS version on the Downloads page.

      Thanks for the votes for mouse support, seems to be a common desired enhancement.

  6. Wow, can’t believe its been 20 years. I remember buying the whole set of games but lost my original disks. I played these every day after school. Would love to see a graphical update but nostalgic for the old-school interface. Thanks again to you and Mr. Hutsell for this service!

    1. Glad you are enjoying it! I actually had some updated graphics done at one point, but that was years ago, and never got to it. I’d start over fresh if I get the chance…somehow trying to combine the old look-and-feel with a more current, high resolution edition.

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