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Battlefield Germany question
« on: 19:18, 01 July 20 »
Amstrad Action review:

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-011/page/n59/mode/1up

"• Good mix of arcade game and wargame.

• The arcade sequence is well done.

• The game can be played on two connected Amstrads for full two player effect.   

• Intelligent computer opponent. "

"Two connected Amstrads" - Eh? What?





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Re: Battlefield Germany question
« Reply #1 on: 19:35, 01 July 20 »
Questionable. The original instructions are available here: https://cpcrulez.fr/GamesTest/bataille_pour_la_rfa.htm  and there's no mention of connecting CPCs.

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Re: Battlefield Germany question
« Reply #2 on: 19:47, 01 July 20 »
Questionable. The original instructions are available here: https://cpcrulez.fr/GamesTest/bataille_pour_la_rfa.htm  and there's no mention of connecting CPCs.

Battlefield Germany may not have had the option to connect two CPCs together via a cable, but Tobruk 1942 - another game by PSS - had this option.

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Re: Battlefield Germany question
« Reply #3 on: 19:54, 01 July 20 »
Never knew that "back in the day" - I wonder if anyone here has ever tried that?

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Re: Battlefield Germany question
« Reply #4 on: 22:50, 01 July 20 »
I don't get much from the french manual except you could buy the adapter for 99 francs. Seems to be a Joystickport-Connection ?
Would be cool to have that re-engineered and an article in wiki. if we fall back in time and can keep a print of wiki we should be able to implement it back in 1980ies :)

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Re: Battlefield Germany question
« Reply #5 on: 14:17, 02 July 20 »
Just went through the manual, where is the adapter reference?

Also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Printing :D

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Re: Battlefield Germany question
« Reply #6 on: 15:36, 02 July 20 »
Amstrad Action review:

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-011/page/n59/mode/1up

"• Good mix of arcade game and wargame.

• The arcade sequence is well done.

• The game can be played on two connected Amstrads for full two player effect.   

• Intelligent computer opponent. "

"Two connected Amstrads" - Eh? What?


I loved this back in the day.  Was fun, if long winded from memory, in two player.  But I don't recall there being any arcade sequence.   I realise that the game wasn't so important to your question, but pulling up the AA review pages I think you've actually looked at the summary from the review on the same page of Tobruk 1942, as Nich mentioned.  The summary for Battlefield Germany looks to be the one on the lower left of that same next page.

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Re: Battlefield Germany question
« Reply #7 on: 15:49, 02 July 20 »
 :doh:


Thanks to everyone for your posts and especially @Axelay for putting me straight on the correct game.


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Re: Battlefield Germany question
« Reply #8 on: 19:12, 02 July 20 »
It's easily done when you're reading when you're scrolling through a single page at a time rather than viewing a two-page spread.
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Re: Battlefield Germany question
« Reply #9 on: 12:55, 12 July 20 »
IN TT Racer you could play conecting two Amstrads using RS-232.

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Re: Battlefield Germany question
« Reply #10 on: 21:22, 12 July 20 »
Anyone did it?

If a tree fails in the woods etc etc 😄

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Re: Battlefield Germany question
« Reply #11 on: 22:07, 12 July 20 »
RS232- Cable and interface or cable only?



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Re: Battlefield Germany question
« Reply #12 on: 20:54, 13 July 20 »
I never tried it, but it's on the manual. There explains that one machine would work as master and the second one as slave.

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