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Re: [empire-deluxe] Re: EDIE vs 93 windows edition

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  • Barry
    Thanks for the tip about Civilization Call to Power.  I ll give that a try.  I tried it once.  I forget which computer it was.  It didn t work and I didn t
    Message 1 of 13 , Jul 8, 2010
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      Thanks for the tip about Civilization Call to Power.  I'll give that a try.  I tried it once.  I forget which computer it was.  It didn't work and I didn't try anything to get it to work.  I just uninstalled it and let it go.


      --- On Thu, 7/8/10, Steve Patterson <spatterson691@...> wrote:

      From: Steve Patterson <spatterson691@...>
      Subject: Re: [empire-deluxe] Re: EDIE vs 93 windows edition
      To: empire-deluxe@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Thursday, July 8, 2010, 8:42 PM


      I recently got a new Windows 7 PC (Home Premium) and EDIE runs just fine.  No Win7 Professional or any special compatibility modes needed. 

      You can set a short-cut to a program to any Windows version compatibility mode, which I had thought was only available in Professional.  I can also run "Civilization Call to Power" in Win95 mode and it works fine.  Even with XP Home, I had to run CTP in Win95 compatibility mode.  FYI.

          - SteveP

      On 6/21/2010 3:13 PM, Barry wrote:


      I got Windows 7 Home Premium on my laptop and I bought the upgrade to Professional for $80 so I could get XP mode.  It may have added other features.  I'm not sure.  But that's what I wanted.

      I've used XP mode for a number of things and I'm glad I got it.


      --- On Mon, 6/21/10, arcticpostman <spqrzy@gmail. com> wrote:

      From: arcticpostman <spqrzy@gmail. com>
      Subject: [empire-deluxe] Re: EDIE vs 93 windows edition
      To: empire-deluxe@ yahoogroups. com
      Date: Monday, June 21, 2010, 4:46 PM


      So, when I tried to download the xp mode, up comes a message. It is not for 7 home edition. Too bad.

      --- In empire-deluxe@ yahoogroups. com, Nathan Foley <nrfoley@...> wrote:
      > I think someone already said this, but the 93 version of Empire Deluxe can
      > be played in XP mode on Windows 7. Here's the
      > link<http://www.microsof t.com/windows/ virtual-pc/ download. aspx> for
      > downloading XP mode - it's not installed by default. I play it this way
      > pretty frequently.
      > As for ships going against air units - assuming the numbers are the same,
      > note that a full strength Cruiser is only around 80% attacking a bomber.
      > It's not at all uncommon to lose one or more ships that way even in
      > relatively short games. And speaking of quirks - the only one I've noticed
      > with the 93 ED is a tendency for runs of a given outcome (8 or 10
      > consecutive round-victories or round-losses) to come up more frequently than
      > they should (even with a lot of the rounds being 2/3 battles). I didn't
      > play the Killer Bee ones enough to see whether that quirk was retained.
      > Nathan
      > On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 2:47 PM, arcticpostman <spqrzy@...> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > after week+ of playing, I must say I much prefer the original edition much
      > > better.
      > >
      > > 1) I have noticed that when you load a saved game you get the same player
      > > screen as before, hitting "okay" and on to the game. Problem is, with the 93
      > > windows edition, I was able to edit at this step before continuing the game
      > > play. This created great fun as I could decide to give the computer player
      > > better production than before. This is no longer possible.
      > >
      > > 2) the graphic update is hardly an inprovement. Much prefer the old
      > > graphics.
      > >
      > > 3) Ships appear to be a lot more vulnerable to airpower. More gaming will
      > > tell.
      > >
      > > The only improvement is the larger map size.
      > >
      > > Based on what I have here I do not think I will consider getting the other
      > > KillerBee edition.
      > >
      > > I may just dust off my old XP lap top and fire up my old empire deluxe on
      > > it.
      > >
      > > Till later.
      > >
      > >
      > >

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