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