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Game covering Salerno landings?
« on: May 16, 2017, 03:34:06 PM »
I'm on the lookout for a PC/iOS game that covers the Salerno landings (Operation Avalanche) in quite some detail and not as a part of a larger campaign. Is there one?


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Re: Game covering Salerno landings?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2017, 03:46:19 PM »
Panzer Campaigns: Salerno ‘43 by HPS and Battles in Italy from Matrix, instantly come to mind.
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Re: Game covering Salerno landings?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2017, 08:46:56 PM »
http://test.slitherine.com/products/310/details/Battles.in.Italy

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Re: Game covering Salerno landings?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 06:36:57 AM »
Panzer Campaigns: Salerno ‘43 by HPS and Battles in Italy from Matrix, instantly come to mind.
Forgot about the Panzer Campaigns series. Never played them but know that they are to be re-released with improved graphics and engine update. Eastern Front games first though. That is probably my best bet to wait for.

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Re: Game covering Salerno landings?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 06:38:48 AM »
http://test.slitherine.com/products/310/details/Battles.in.Italy

There's this, but fair warning it's the UGLIEST game Ive ever seen
Oh I know  :wow:
Korsun Pocket was my first "real" wargame and the ugliness (even back then) put me off hex games for a long time. I suppose the engine is fine - can't someone mod all the graphics please  :coolsmiley:

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Re: Game covering Salerno landings?
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2017, 08:15:57 AM »
Salerno with the JIlson mods (still out there) is fairly decent looking and there's a good MP community out there if you're so inclined.
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Re: Game covering Salerno landings?
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2017, 06:37:58 PM »
I did 2D and 3d mods for all the PzC HPS titles and some of the JT versions as well, I like them much better than Jison, but just my pref, I am biased! They are at the Blitz site here-http://www.theblitz.org/message_boards/showthread.php?tid=70252. They make the game as a new thing, also did the FWW ones as well. Decide for yourself.
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Re: Game covering Salerno landings?
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2017, 09:57:43 AM »
Thanks for the mods suggestions. I will have a look at both of them. As far as I understand, all those who has purchased games in the series will get the coming update for free. So I might splash the cash now to still my craving.

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Re: Game covering Salerno landings?
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 04:42:27 PM »
I have a few (PzC) Panzer Campaigns games. I would go with the Salerno ‘43 by JTS game in a minute. Plus adding Warhorse's mods is icing on the cake  O0
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Re: Game covering Salerno landings?
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2017, 05:07:09 PM »
I have a few (PzC) Panzer Campaigns games. I would go with the Salerno ‘43 by JTS game in a minute. Plus adding Warhorse's mods is icing on the cake  O0
That sounds promising. How does the series compare to Panzer Battles Normandy/Kursk) other than the scale? Does it play pretty much the same way.

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Re: Game covering Salerno landings?
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2017, 05:30:04 PM »
I am more a Squads Battle and Panzer Battles player, but Panzer Battles uses a lot of the PzC commands. PzC is 1 km hexes and 2 hour turns. It's uses big units like company and battalion.
I think you do a bit of micromanagement in PzC compared to say PzB (Panzer Battles). But it's because of the scale.

I am not the type that likes to manage supplies and command. I like to fight the battles  :)
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Re: Game covering Salerno landings?
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2017, 06:39:55 AM »
I finally got the game and found both sets of mods and tried to install, but no luck  :'(
First thing I tried was renaming the stock folders and copied the mod folder to that directory. Nothing changed. Jison's mod set I then overwrote the stock folders with the mod and some things changed, but overall it crashed the graphics completely rendering the game unplayable. Win 10 issue? Can't support 1920*1200 res? Am I missing how mods should be applied to the game?

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Re: Game covering Salerno landings?
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2017, 07:00:47 AM »
Yes, my mods are installed using JSGME, I used to state that, I think originally I did, but when I had to take down my first set, it got side-tracked? Anyway, here is the link to JSGME, unzip into each main game folder, dbl-clk on JSGME.exe, and follow prompts. To install a mod, put each mod into the Mods folder it creates, dbl-clk JSGME, see the mod on the left side, highlight, then right arrow in center to activate, hit ok and exit, start game! Reverse to de-activate, nothing gets permanently overwritten. Hope this helps, email me if you need further assistance at impalass(at)ptd(dot)net.
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Re: Game covering Salerno landings?
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2017, 04:44:14 PM »
Jison's MapMod is not compatible with the JTS versions of Panzer Campaigns. Check out this thread over at the blitz for more info: http://www.theblitz.org/message_boards/showthread.php?tid=67577
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Re: Game covering Salerno landings?
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2017, 05:02:32 PM »
I did 2D and 3d mods for all the PzC HPS titles and some of the JT versions as well, I like them much better than Jison, but just my pref, I am biased! They are at the Blitz site here-http://www.theblitz.org/message_boards/showthread.php?tid=70252. They make the game as a new thing, also did the FWW ones as well. Decide for yourself.
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