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#3467005 - 12/02/11 11:24 PM Janes Fleet Defender
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Having starting to use D-fend reloaded for older DOS games, is Fleet Defender an abandonware product yet or only available via Ebay/Amazon? Also, anyone know of any posted discussions about a post XP playability? I really liked this title when it was released and only abandoned it when it's graphics became dated and support began to wane.

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#3467255 - 12/03/11 12:49 PM Re: Janes Fleet Defender [Re: strykerpsg]
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Hi Matt. I tried running Fleet Defender Gold last year but never could get the sound to work. I was also using D-Fend reloaded. IIRC no one has been able to find the solution to the sound problem. I might be wrong though. I've heard wonderful things about this Sim. I wish I could play it myself. I was running XP so I don't know what the deal is with the newer OS. Sorry I couldn't be of any help.
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#3467290 - 12/03/11 02:02 PM Re: Janes Fleet Defender [Re: strykerpsg]
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Did you purchase your version or is it available as abandonware, like the TF1942 title? I am sort of hoping it's available as abandonware so I can see if it's playable or not in Windows 7. Thanks Pescador, knowing if I do find it, sound may be a challenge.

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#3467372 - 12/03/11 05:47 PM Re: Janes Fleet Defender [Re: strykerpsg]
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No problem Matt. I just checked my hard-drive and its Fleet Defender NOT Fleet Defender Gold. Its the 5.6 Meg abandonware download. Sorry about that. I remember seeing Fleet Defender Gold for sale at Amazon for not too much if I remember correctly. Maybe the Gold version would be easier to get working on Windows 7. Don't know though. Yup, sound would probably be your major obstacle. Keep us posted if you can. Lots of Simmers would love to get that baby going also. That's for sure.
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#3467376 - 12/03/11 05:51 PM Re: Janes Fleet Defender [Re: strykerpsg]
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BTW are you stationed at Ft. Lewis? I always wanted to be stationed there but never did. Beautiful country the Pacific Northwest is. My family and I got to visit Seattle a couple of years ago and fell in love with the place. Don't they have a Ranger Battalion Hq'ed there?
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#3467380 - 12/03/11 05:57 PM Re: Janes Fleet Defender [Re: strykerpsg]
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Hey Matt. Amazon still has Fleet Defender Gold (cd version) for sale. $16.00 plus 4.00 shipping. Don't know if you want to spend 20 bucks for something that might not work, but I thought I'd let you know anyway.
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#3467421 - 12/03/11 07:31 PM Re: Janes Fleet Defender [Re: pescador11]
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Originally Posted By: pescador11
BTW are you stationed at Ft. Lewis? I always wanted to be stationed there but never did. Beautiful country the Pacific Northwest is. My family and I got to visit Seattle a couple of years ago and fell in love with the place. Don't they have a Ranger Battalion Hq'ed there?
Pescador


I am stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, formerly Fort Lewis again. It's my second time here and is indeed a great station to be at. We do have 2nd Battalion of the 75th Rangers here, along with 1st SFG, TF160 (SF Aviation) and three of the army's Stryker Brigades. It's a busy place to say the least, but fantastic because we have two different training climates available, dense mountainous rainforest and arid high desert.

I didn't know Fleet Defender was available as abandonware. It would be a great start before spending money on something that won't work properly. Do you know the link where you found it?

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#3467457 - 12/03/11 08:36 PM Re: Janes Fleet Defender [Re: strykerpsg]
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Originally Posted By: strykerpsg
Originally Posted By: pescador11
BTW are you stationed at Ft. Lewis? I always wanted to be stationed there but never did. Beautiful country the Pacific Northwest is. My family and I got to visit Seattle a couple of years ago and fell in love with the place. Don't they have a Ranger Battalion Hq'ed there?
Pescador


I am stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, formerly Fort Lewis again. It's my second time here and is indeed a great station to be at. We do have 2nd Battalion of the 75th Rangers here, along with 1st SFG, TF160 (SF Aviation) and three of the army's Stryker Brigades. It's a busy place to say the least, but fantastic because we have two different training climates available, dense mountainous rainforest and arid high desert.

I didn't know Fleet Defender was available as abandonware. It would be a great start before spending money on something that won't work properly. Do you know the link where you found it?

Matt
Wow I didn't know the Special Forces were there also. Interesting. I was stationed at Bragg for most of my tour however during my first Enlistment I was at Ft. Ord, Panama Canal Zone, Ft McClennan, Benning and of course Bragg. Thank you for your service Matt. Fleet Defender is a small file Matt so I wonder if I could email to you as an attachment? Its approximately 6 MB in size. Let me know what you think. PM your email address if interested. Its a clean file so no virus or malware to worry about.
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#3467484 - 12/03/11 09:41 PM Re: Janes Fleet Defender [Re: strykerpsg]
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Spent half of my first enlistment in Panama and Honduras (Palmerola). I loved central America as an infantry guy!

I did find Fleet Defender on one of the abandonware sites. I've installed it into D-Fend, but now have the missing mouse, EMM and EMS messages to resolve now. Man, I forgot how much a pain in the arse the old DOS games were. Now, we #%&*$# about DRM, but hey, everything mostly boots right up now.

Thanks for the offer Pescador, much appreciated. Also, thank you too for your service. Just hit my 20 years, so time to think about what i want to do when I grow up now, a bit daunting.

Matt
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#3467839 - 12/04/11 04:02 PM Re: Janes Fleet Defender [Re: strykerpsg]
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Didn't Microprose do Fleet Defender? wink
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