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March 10, 2007
pc illiterate (me) cant download it right
Sean, Thank you very much for your reply (my sons name is sean
too, but hes not much help, lol). I have windows XP, and I assume
I need to use the 2.01 and D-source. I dont understand what is
meant by "text mode" or "graphical mode", "C" source, or "D"
source. Also, the 2.01 I tried, the demo will work, and I can get
the map to come up, but I can nnot get that very firsy move to
work. I see something about "command prompt" but what is that?.
  I'm having problems keeping commodores in stock that work. Each
time something breaks (these things are really old) I have to go
to ebay and get another floppy drive, keyboard, or joystick. I
seem to keep getting defective units, or units that the ebau
sellers take 1 month to ship. I'm in real need of my empire fix,
and getting frustrated checking the mail to see if my latest C-64
part has arrived.
  Is thier any place I can go and get instructions for just what
I need to download for my windows XP, with terms written for PC
ignornant folks like me. Most people here seem to have a deeper
knowledge of PCs that I do, and I cant understand anyones
instructions.
March 11, 2007
Re: pc illiterate (me) cant download it right
james wrote:
> Sean, Thank you very much for your reply (my sons name is sean
> too, but hes not much help, lol). I have windows XP, and I assume
> I need to use the 2.01 and D-source.

You only need 2.01.  The D-source download is the source code for Empire 
ported to the D Programming Language.

> I dont understand what is
> meant by "text mode" or "graphical mode", "C" source, or "D"
> source.

Graphical mode runs in a window and actually has bitmapped graphics. 
Text mode runs in a console window and uses ASCII for the game 
representation.

> Also, the 2.01 I tried, the demo will work, and I can get
> the map to come up, but I can nnot get that very firsy move to
> work. I see something about "command prompt" but what is that?.

Once the game starts, you can move your armies via ASDF.  Many of the 
remaining commands are listed in the Cmd menu.

>    Is thier any place I can go and get instructions for just what
> I need to download for my windows XP, with terms written for PC
> ignornant folks like me. Most people here seem to have a deeper
> knowledge of PCs that I do, and I cant understand anyones
> instructions.

I'm not sure.  But all you should need is "Empire 2.01  for graphical 
mode Windows XP, 2000, NT, 98, and 95."


Sean
June 14, 2007
Re: pc illiterate (me) cant download it right
I have an old version of teh empire I used to play on a Vax. It
seems to be as near as can be to the original.
It does not require compilation but does need ansi.sys to switch
to graphics mode.
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