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A few question, eg: should I buy Midway?

A few question, eg: should I buy Midway?

Hello Midway Veterans!
I once owned this game and realy loved it. Now I wonder if I should buy it again on steam for a friend and my self.
So here are my questions to you guys:

1) Is it possible to play online even if the servers are down in an easy way?

2) How does this work?

3) Are the 2 map packs with it's new units usable for steam gaming?

4) are they still used by others? (I loved them so much)

If anyone knows something to answer I will be realy happy ad
Thanks!

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Re: A few question, eg: should I buy Midway?

Hello, Timbot.

I would recommend Battlestations Midway to anyone!

The Game Ranger program is simple to use and allows us Midway players to play multiplayer very easily. Simply download the program, install it and register, then you can host and join Battlestations Midway game rooms. You can set them to private for just you and your friend, or have them public to allow as many as 8 people per game.

I'm not quite sure how Steam works, but I believe that the process of installing mods will be exactly the same as it would from the disk version of the game, with the exception of a different folder location (i.e. inside a Steam folder?).

Many players still play Battlestations Midway online. The more new players like you buy the game, the more players there will be ab

Yes. I would recommend Battlestations Midway and I'm sure you and your friend'll like it! Hope this helps, Paulsface269, Midway Modder.

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Re: A few question, eg: should I buy Midway?

Thanks for the fast answer!
(are you one of the glorious modders :O )
I am sure that Midway is the best, since I realy start missing the good old days ... ab

But do you think that it's easy to find opponents, are there spacial times when chances are higher?
I'd love to give Midway a bit of life back :3

And is it possible to play with Disc-owners when you have the game on steam?

Cheers!

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No problem!

No sorry, I am just a regular modder. I wasn't involved in any group projects.

Midway is really great ab

Best times? It's hard to predict really, most of our players are American or European, so around morning, evening or possibly midday for those areas, there isn't really any 1 best time.

Yes. All players who are able to play the game at all will be able to see and join your games, and you can see and join theirs! Through Game Ranger it doesn't really matter how the game is setup or what OS you're using, so long as your Midway application can be found and launched by Game Ranger ab

Hope this has been helpful! Any more questions, don't hesitate to ask! I'll reply as soon as I next log on.

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