1314UPDATING THE GAME
- Aug 1, 2001Since starting this topic, I feel I have opened up a can of worms. I
can tell the current simulation is fine with most of you. To me a
newcomer to it and the sport of hockey, it is not.
Why I posted is because of the limited DOS capabilities that WINDOWS
has in it after every release. Now after reading up on it, DOS will
not be in the next WINDOWS release. Does anyone care about this?
DOS Games are dying left and right whether we want to admit it or
not. Those game companies that still produce DOS sports games know it
and are scrambling to convert there sims to WINDOWS interfaces. Not
one of them want to lose a $. That ought to tell you something about
the life expectancy of DOS.
Now you have three choices in my opinion.
1. Keep using the game as is and everyone keep WINDOWS ME or 98
or 95 so they can still utilize the game with no future for
ever catching up with the FHL Simulator.
2. Research and find out about who has the rights and the costs of
upgrading the game. Its obvious noone has so we dont really know
what the costs will be.
3. Say goodby to APBA Hockey forever and switch to the competitor be
it FHL or some other sim.
All the nice add utilities that have been mentioned in the posts
would be nice. But to me that is window dressing and takes away from
the obvious potential this game could have if it was upgraded.
We all need to wake up and see that this sim will die a horrible
death if we as gamers dont do something about it. Contact the
original programmer, get his thoughts on this, buy the code from him,
Talk to APBA and see if anything legal could happen if the game was
changed by other programmers.
Again I am a rookie to the sim and the sport of hockey. I just want
the best possible sim to run a hockey league and right now APBA
Hockey is not it.
Its just like buying a new car. You find the options you like the
most for the best price possible.
Now thats my two cents on all of this.
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