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Another War

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Another_War_CD1.toast_.sit (646.20 MB)
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
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Another_War_CD2.toast_.sit (640.74 MB)
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
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Another_War_CD3.toast_.sit (530.82 MB)
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
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A Diablo-like action RPG set during World War II. Another War tells the story of an adventurer who tries to rescue his friend from Germans in Nazi-occupied France and becomes trapped in a web of intrigue. The storyline eventually takes the player to battle-scarred Leningrad, where Soviet and German engineers guard a secret project that could turn the tide of the war.

The player communicates with other characters to learn information, picks up items (and weapons) for use later in the game, and ultimately decides whom to trust. Extended battle and character development systems keep the story moving along at a brisk pace.

The game's interface is reminiscent of such classic role-playing titles as Fallout and Baldur's Gate II while the 2-D isometric graphics convey the rich detail of the time period. Another War also offers active lighting, smoke, explosions and other effects, as well as surround sound.

CD images, compressed with StuffIt 5.5

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC

System Requirements:
Mac OS 8.6 - 9.2.2 or OS X 10.1 and higher
G3 350 MHz or faster
128 MB RAM

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by devils_advisor - 2017, January 21 - 2:46pm

working on some gameplays but im not using emus.

https://youtu.be/CqwryDfB3qs

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by MikeTomTom - 2016, May 4 - 12:11am

is there a manual available?

I couldn't find one on-line (brief look), but found the Official Game Site helpful.

by devils_advisor - 2016, May 3 - 11:46pm

is there a manual available? i googled and there is not much left except the company website.

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by MikeTomTom - 2014, June 25 - 2:15am

Could it be because I'm trying to do this on an old iBook G4?

Very unlikely.

To test, I'm using an iBook G4, Mac OS X 10.4.11, running SeaMonkey v.2.0.14 (an old version that will run on PPC 10.4.x). I'm having no problem downloading those above images from max'z ftp site, with this version of SeaMonkey on the iBook. In fact I am DL'ing one of the images as I type this reply. Its slow to DL, but this is typical of max'z ftp service, not the equipment.

So, there is some other reason as to why its not working for you.

I'm pretty computer savvy but when it comes to a mac I'm absolutely clueless.

You don't have to be using a Mac to DL these files. If you're more comfortable using a PC, use that.

You can also extract the .toast file on Windows (and Linux) using unar.exe, the command-line version of The Unarchiver. Then rename the extracted ".toast" to ".iso" and burn them to CD on your PC, if you wish.

But do try using a PC to DL if you have one on your home network. If it still fails to DL, then the problem is possibly with your network...

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by Tokellin - 2014, June 24 - 7:03pm
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Could it be because I'm trying to do this on an old iBook G4? Should I do it on a high end computer? I'm pretty computer savvy but when it comes to a mac I'm absolutely clueless. Do I need to update something software wise? What am I doing wrong, and why is this so difficult?
It didn't work. I even went downstairs and watched the movie Clue. Hilarious, by the way. It's on Netflix and I highly recommend it if you haven't seen it yet. And after the hour and a half my browser was still 'loading' both on Safari and Firefox

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by MikeTomTom - 2014, June 23 - 11:08pm

It takes me about a minute before my browser will find and finish with all the FTP handshaking to max1zzz's server before I get to see a DL window. So be patient and wait longer.

Another possibility, because max'z server links above don't require authentication, your browsers may decide for you on your behalf, that it is unsafe to proceed...

For example, I use Seamonkey for most of my browsing; When clicking one of max'z links above, after about 40 or so seconds I eventually get presented with this warning message:

You are about to log in to the site "maxz1zzz.co.uk" with the user name "files", but the website does not require authentication. This may be an attempt to trick you.

Is "maxz1zzz.co.uk" the site you want to visit?.

[Yes] [No]

With the "No" button highlighted as the default action. Of course at this point I would click "Yes" and all is fine - I can proceed to DL the files.

But as mrdav says, try another browser if you're getting nowhere with this.

by mrdav - 2014, June 23 - 10:19pm

Some browsers have trouble with max1zzz's server. If you are not using Firefox, then try that.

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by Tokellin - 2014, June 23 - 7:20pm
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When I try to use max1zzz it loads about an inch inward on my address bar and never any more than that. Same thing for my high end machines and my cell phone, I just can't download this game. It's really quite frustrating

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by MikeTomTom - 2014, June 21 - 4:34am

...so much scorn for a database such as Mega...

I also cannot use Mega and wish that it wasn't used, but that's just me (and you too, it seems).

You don't mention trying the max1zzz's server links in the page. Any problem with those? They appear to be working OK for me.

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by Tokellin - 2014, June 20 - 4:32pm
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I've been trying to download this for DAYS, but for all that's lovable and holy I hate the holy crap out of mega! It keeps timing out on me, making me have to start COMPLETELY over. It's not my computer and it's definitely not my internet. I don't even get why I can't use my old iBook G4 to download it, instead I have to use my high-end PC. Is there ANY other way I can get this?? For instance, can someone upload it to rapidshare and PM me the link? What about 4shared? I've been downloading my games off the internet for a really, really long time and never had I found so much scorn for a database such as Mega. I REALLY want to play this game! Someone throw me a bone, here!!

by EliasC - 2012, January 12 - 8:01pm

You are correct. I successfully installed it after I realized that Toast sometimes has some quirks. I had made 3 CDs of the downloads because I has to download them on my newer Mac and transfer them to my old PMac. My older PMac does not want to connect to the internet anymore. The CDs were at fault. I transferred the toast files directly to my PMac and installed the game from the toast files. Thanks!

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by Bolkonskij - 2012, January 12 - 6:07am
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The game has 3 CDs. Maybe during the adaption for the Mac they forgot to replace that "please insert CD4" message from PC days with something else. Whenever it asks for CD4, try inserting CD1 or CD 2 again. That might solve the problem?

Other than that, I can't recall having the below mentioned problem with my game. (and I bought the original game, 3 CDs)

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by bertyboy - 2012, January 11 - 8:05am

I know my retail set from eBay in the UK came on only 3 CDs and I successfully installed and played on my MDD (or dual G5). Checked Amazon.zom for the game just now, it too says the US version is 3 CDs - one for each of the nations in the game.

Are there any ReadMe files on the first CD ? with requirements and instructions for install ?

by EliasC - 2012, January 10 - 5:39pm

I installed it on my old PowerMac MDD 867 MHz running OS 10.4.11 and OS 9.2.2 After the third disk installed I got the message 'Please insert Another War CD 4'. This occurs at the point that the installer bar is 3/4 of the way complete. BTW, the PC version data indicates that the game comes on 4 CDs. The Another War app looks incompletely installed at 1.1 Mb. Other installed files are Animdata, Animbase, and cfg.

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by bertyboy - 2012, January 10 - 6:03am

No, 3 CD's is all there is and all it asks for, well my version anyway.

Take us through your install procedure. detail the Mac and it's OS.

by EliasC - 2012, January 9 - 6:03pm

Unfortunately the install requires a 4th CD. Do you have it?

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by Shigerello - 2010, August 21 - 2:15pm
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Atmospheric and unique settings (WWII, around 1942) for a RPG, but hey, this is fun! Humorous text is also attractive.

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by bertyboy - 2010, May 17 - 6:25pm

Well it's more from running my own business and from many many travels through the Levant, Middle East and North Africa, from Turkey round to Tunisia (except Algeria) and most of the Persian Gulf. When you try to buy something worth £5 and they start at £200, you learn to haggle pretty quick. It becomes your nature back home too, without even trying, ie. I'll be in a shop talking to the owner or manager, "I love the xyz, but I don't like the price" I'd say, "No problem, let's see what we can do" he says. I think it's more about the chat and story-telling than about talking price - which is usually only done at the very end. My wife used to say she was embarassed if I tried to get discount when we were spending a lot of money, now she does it better than me.

From Edinburgh, but spent 10 years working in London. Maybe back there soon once I finish my current project.

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by Bolkonskij - 2010, May 17 - 5:07pm
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Stingy scottish Laughing out loud (you once wrote you're from Edinburgh)

I actually do buy games full price although I more and more follow your example. I suppose it's simply the fact that there are so many good mac games out there for just a few pennies. Also, many of the full price mac games simply don't justify the investment.
I was really disappointed when I had saved money for a few weeks, then bought Call of Duty for Mac when it came out - and then finished it in two evening sessions. Had a similar experience with Age of Empires III a few years ago. Since then only Paradox games (Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron, Victoria) are ordered upon release day. Haven't tried your "bundle strategy" yet, but I'll give it a try in the future! Wink

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by bertyboy - 2010, May 17 - 4:35pm

Hehe, "Never pay full price".

Only paid full price a few times and the games turned out to be rubbish ("SpyHunter" and "BF2142" are two I can remember). Otherwise I'll always add in a bundle of software when I'm buying a new Mac or printer, or Cinema Display, or firewire drive, or AppleTV, etc, etc. And ask them to add it in for free if I don't try to get a discount on the big stuff. As long as I'm not too greedy I get it.

So you see why I dislike paying more than my usual £0.99 for games on eBay - when I can get them new for free.

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by Bolkonskij - 2010, May 17 - 4:25pm
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Yep, I had my doubts about putting this one up too. Didn't do it before because it was still available + supported on their website. Bought mine back in 2005 together with Europa Universalis II in a local Apple store because they were price reduced. Played Europa Universalis II day and night for a year and never paid much attention to Another War, which was a mistake because it's a good game with a nice sense of humor that kept me entertained for a lot of hours. Smile (never finished it though, may give it another try soon)

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by bertyboy - 2010, May 17 - 4:15pm

A good game. I was going to rant about it not being abandonware, but you're absolutely correct, it's been withdrawn from their site. Even though many other games from the same era are still there.

Virtual Programming are another company that usually do an excellent ob of keeping the full Mac catalog available for sale, but it looks like this one is just too much effort. I bought this just after it came out, along with Robin Hood, also from VP (which they still sell).

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by Bolkonskij - 2010, May 17 - 3:45pm
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Virtual Programming dropped support and stopped selling this game some months ago. They threw all the information off their website. I believe it's because they couldn't get it to work under later OS X versions than 10.3 or 10.4.

It's a fun game and a shame that it was overlooked by so many mac gamers back when it was released.