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David Hinkley Inactive Member23 Jun 2015 3:56 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 4:30 p.m. PST

Look at a site called abandonia.com they have all sorts of classic games on there cracked and patched. Also includes dosbox so you can get them to run on newer computers.

45thdiv24 Jun 2015 6:32 a.m. PST

That is a good link. I too have some older games I want to play again.

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2015 10:35 a.m. PST

Abandonware sites are probably the best bet nowadays, though of questionable legality.

Some games, if there was a community around them, may also have fan patches out there.

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