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David Hinkley Inactive Member23 Jun 2015 3:55 p.m. PST

I have gotten the urge to play a number of older computer games, but ran into a hitch. Where can one currently get the patches the companies put out for their games to fix the various problems that showed up? There are games I am particularly interested in are : Waterloo and The Operational Art of War I by Talonsoft, Close Combat II and III by Microsoft, Harpoon and SSG's Carriers at War. What makes the situation even more annoying is I think they are all on a Zip Disk but my current computer lacks a 3.5 inch drive and a serial port so I can not attach my Zip Drive to it.

Jakse375 Inactive Member23 Jun 2015 4:45 p.m. PST

i replied in you other post

53Punisher23 Jun 2015 6:11 p.m. PST

There are 3.5 USB disk drives available. I bought one from Amazon and it works great.

Personal logo jeffreyw3 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2015 6:44 p.m. PST

I don't believe we patched Close Combat. I added a frame rate cap on 3, but I can't recall if 2 had it or not. If not, it would be completely unplayable on a modern machine. Technology marches on… :)

CeruLucifus23 Jun 2015 9:02 p.m. PST

There are also USB to serial adapters.

Razor7824 Jun 2015 6:36 a.m. PST

Matrix games makes the updated versions of the Close Combat series. I bought them from steam.

whitejamest24 Jun 2015 8:50 a.m. PST

I had no idea the Close Combat series had been retooled and re-released! So glad to hear that, thanks for the info. Favorite computer game series ever.

Dynaman878924 Jun 2015 11:00 a.m. PST

ToAW has also been released by Matrix.

Personal logo jeffreyw3 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2015 6:16 a.m. PST

I'm very curious to know where they got the rights--are they here on TMP?

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