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Talonsoft Western Front

Evenin' all,

I have a question. Can anyone tell me how I can get Western Front to work on Win XP or even Vista (I use both)

I have seen people say that they are playing it on those operating systems, but I cannot, for love nor money get it to run past the intro screen - I can't find a patch either! I know its an old game and wouldn't ask unless I had seen that it could be done.

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Try this thread over at Game Squad:

http://www.gamesquad.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20307

You might also want to look into the Campaign Series compilation released by Matrix not so long ago.
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Cheers Boonie

Cheers Boonie,

I am working on it now, as it happens I have ordered John Tillers Campaign Series, but as I work away from home - (next visit in August!!!) my son is play testing it for me - if I ever see it again that is

So you see I need to scratch the itch now! - I've been looking for years to find a solution (yes - that long !)

Anyway, enough life history, Boonie..... you are a God - A God I tell you, if you were mortal I would have a sex change to bear your children!!!!!!!!

Only joking mate, but you get the sentiment.... anyway, being stuck in the middle east - there ain't much chance!!!!!!

Once again, a heartfelt thankyou........

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Hope it works If not try asking at the Matrix forums, Jason Petho is always willing to help CS fans.
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This seems to work for all the Talonsoft/Tiller games. When installing the game DO NOT do it from the initial screen! Quit that, go to My Computer, right click on the CD/DVD drive your disc is in and select 'Open'. Find the 'Setup' file (the one that looks like a computer and screen), right click on that and select 'Properties'. Then look for bit at the top of what comes up and click 'Compatibility'. When that section comes up look for 'Run the programme in compatibility mode for', click the little arrow and select 'Windows 98/ME'. Once selected, click 'Apply' and then close the Properties menu. To install double click the setup file (the one you just modified) and let the installer run.
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This seems to work for all the Talonsoft/Tiller games. When installing the game DO NOT do it from the initial screen! Quit that, go to My Computer, right click on the CD/DVD drive your disc is in and select 'Open'. Find the 'Setup' file (the one that looks like a computer and screen), right click on that and select 'Properties'. Then look for bit at the top of what comes up and click 'Compatibility'. When that section comes up look for 'Run the programme in compatibility mode for', click the little arrow and select 'Windows 98/ME'. Once selected, click 'Apply' and then close the Properties menu. To install double click the setup file (the one you just modified) and let the installer run.
Do you know if this works for Panzer General III/SE from SSI?

I have a Hypertheaded core and this causes compatibility issues with the game (game crashes/freezes with any Paratrooper action, etc..). I have almost given up on the game, but there is so much user created content available, I would be willing to re-install again if this works.
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Do you know if this works for Panzer General III/SE from SSI?

I have a Hypertheaded core and this causes compatibility issues with the game (game crashes/freezes with any Paratrooper action, etc..). I have almost given up on the game, but there is so much user created content available, I would be willing to re-install again if this works.
Hmmmm, it used to work on my AMD dual-core system without any issues that I recall. I've never had an HT processor in any of my systems so the only thought I have is 'try it and see'.

I'm guessing you have this link anyway but if not, and for any other PGIII players ......

http://www.peachmountain.com/5star/PG3_Index.asp
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FM: Thanks for the feedback and link. I will give the re-install a try & see how it works.
(on the next cold & rainy day. not today, I'm hittin' the links!)

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All those game are in the catalog of Matrix games and was redesigned for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 by the author who worked for Talon soft: John Tiller.

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