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About fiftydollarjones

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  • Birthday 09/28/1970

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  1. Hello again COMBATSIM, This is not my first post to your fine forum here,but I only posted here before about 5-6 times as "Fifty Dollar Jones" before I lost my password file (actual paper) due to a change of residence while I was not in US...Not the first time and I had a backup but, well...I can't blame anyone but myself(as I look down the hall). When I applied for a new password,I must have actually applied for a new Registration.Hence the name change.I've used computers for 30 years and have had access to some form of the net for almost all of that timespan,and still I hang on to some
  2. Hello Fellows. How are you?I saw a thread here last month or so about Panzer Elite and I found my copy of it in a closet file cabinet(christmas is good for that).I'll load it up later today and see what happens. I'll look up that other thread too,but now I'm going to go stand outside in the cold and think about those poor fellows being rousted from a cold sleep by searchlights and Heavy Panzers 65 years ago this early morning (Belgian border time..what is that GMT +1 or 2 I ought to know that.)At any rate plenty of people were going in early on a weekend in DC that morning. Happy Holi
  3. Hello again fellows, I have Panzer Elite but it is one of quite a few games that I have never downloaded to this Vista comp.I've read the instruction manual and the WWII historical booklet that came with it,so now that I'm stateside for a couple of weeks I'll check it out.I'm also scheduled to return just before the christmas holidays. I tried EAW but it doesn't want to run.I have not tried looking around the internet for a solution yet. B-17 seems to be OK,but if I don't use it for a month or two at a time(which is necessarily all I'm able to do),I find that I must uninstall it and ins
  4. My father(USN 1963-1968) always used to tell us about an ARVN ranger he saw who had an unexploded mortar round in his chest.He said that the doctors operated with some sort of plexiglass shield or something so that if it blew up,maybe they would only lose their arms.
  5. I have gotten CFS3 to work on Vista OS,but I did it around Xmas '08,or a year or more after the last posts here.EAW-no.I haven't tried falcon 4.0 yet but Falcon 3.0 wont run in fullscreen(it says) and then clonks out.A lot of other Microprose* games don't work either. *I know, Spectrum Holobyte did 3.0 but apparently Microprose bought them before dying off themselves.
  6. Hello everyone.Hello Chuck. I'm not around much(travel tons due to job/not much of a webhead) but I try to keep up with Combatsim when I'm home. I hardly ever post but I read a good bit of it,and these guys are the real deal.You're right chuckp,you don't have to go anywhere else if they have it here. All backslapping aside ---I'm posting to say that I saw one of The Dude's posts from p.1 of this thread I believe,that said he wasn't sure if anyone had gotten B:17 The Mighty Eighth to run on Vista OS yet.I didn't see anyone on any of the other posts from this thread say they had or hadn't s
  7. I'm back for about a week or so...whole family and other folks coming around.So late at night I'm catching up on COMBATSIM reading. I've read the "what games are you playing these days" posts,and unfortunately my answer is: not much.But that's another topic. I wanted to say Happy Holidays;Merry Christmas Holy This Holy That Holy The Other Thing Rather than ask "what are you playing lately?"--I'd like to ask if there are any games that a lot of you all play at the same time? Not necessarily in the same unit or even on the same side,but for instance "every fourth wednesday on I
  8. Ok here's a few boxes worth of stuff.It's not listed by preference,just the order I'm reading the stacks. Tabletop Games:(mostly Avalon Hill and Victory Games*) ----Tactics(the remake)---Storm over Arnhem---Bismarck---War at Sea---Victory in the Pacific---Tobruk---Anzio--- ----The Russian Campaign----Third Reich----D-Day---Battle of the Bulge(1965)----Guadalcanal-----Little Round Top--- ----Battle for Italy---Ambush,Battle Hymn and a few modules for them---Gettysburg('88)---Vietnam 1965-1975--- ----Shell Shock---Omaha Beachhead---Objective:Schmidt (the Gamers)---4th Reich (Task Force Ga
  9. Hello Whizkid, My name: Fifty Dollar Jones comes from a character I made up in an Old West Pencil and Paper RPG called Boot Hill from TSR.He was a Bounty Hunter and he strongly resembled the guy from Stans' picture (who I actually met one night near Ft. Ord back in the late 1980s when he was mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea CA). Jones wouldn't take any bounty that was less than $50. But now I guess you could say I have a gaming jones(addiction)and most games run in the neighborhood of $50. I do not own IL2 in any form,but I've read about it over the years,and it looks cool
  10. I just saw that Mad Wallaby is one of your Charter members.Hey again.You are one of the guys that I was talking about in my 2nd post. I was in 4th brigade as well---with 10th Scout/Sniper platoon(attached to 2nd Div HQ) which folded into the Highlanders who became the 333rd. I ran the Scouts who went out and watched enemy movements.We were 2nd div's DEWS system. My screen name was/is Desenutz (yes, it is an unfortunate name,I always wanted to change it.).I am going back to WWIIOL pretty soon.I just got back to US last year after many moons.My new computer runs Vista OS so I d
  11. I probably only played the tabletop Harpoon twice.A friend of mine back in high school had it.I'm sure I liked it,even with so much more stuff to keep track of than in Jutland or Bismarck.It's cool how they kept expanding it,and how a lot of people made their own scenarios(that's how I played it,with my friends homemade scenario).I had an old Harpoon (IBMPC) on 3.5" disks but the thing didn't like to run well,and I have no idea if I still have it.I just know I never got to play it. Unfortunately that is the sum total of my experience with Harpoon,which seemed to be a great game. Ive not pl
  12. Yes,thanks. I'll be around.I'm a bit of an insomniac and generally a night owl who's up and down at all hours.I used to roll around with a lot of ANZACS in World War II Online a few years ago.I can remember one campaign where I saw more of them than I did of my own squad. My career has eaten up substantial time(listen to me crying) but hopefully things will slow down soon,and I can get back to spending more time on my hobbies. ---Board wargaming.Everything from Microgames to the old AH classics to making up my own. ---Computer wargaming---I have a fair amount of games,but I generally
  13. I was having some problems with an old talonsoft game and googled some "vista vs. this-or that" for some of my old collection,and stumbled across your site.I'd never seen it before (not much of a webster).I'd always looked for "wargames" or "board/wargames" or even (awgodallmighty)"boardgames"---which was a big mistake. COMBATSIM---It's pretty obvious,and straightforward.Where was I? I couldn't see the forest for all the damned trees I suppose. Sorry I'm late.I'm going to have a look around your place if you don't mind.I won't meddle.
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