Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:35 am Post subject: Re: T-House down -- 2015 update & CC2 rally point
Got in the time machine at web.archive.org recently and traveled back to the remnants of T-House and thforums.
I recommend it.
You're probably both familiar with this site, but I don't think I had ever played around with it, and i had forgotten my intent to hunt around for tournamenthouse.com and thforums.com archived content. Low and behold, I was reminded of this archive just this week, and look what turns up.
These were in 2007. Lot of the newest AARs were not archived, but scroll down and the earlier ones all seem to be. I have not tried to look hard at stuff later than 2007.
Tons of nostaligia: posts and views of the old sites that got archived by this service back in the day. Even to the extent that you can click on the T and look at the old game reports. Now many of the newer ones aren't archived, but i think the older it is, the more likely it was crawled over by their archiving bot.
So almost every one of PZLs earlier posts are there. Some of the posts in THForms are accessible as well, but often not - i have not spent a lot of time at either of those two sites archieves yet, but already have seen there is a lot to see.
As you can see on the main view, when you arrive at web.archive.org and type in either Tournamenthouse.com or THforums, the sites were crawled over a long period of years. So I haven't been able to tell yet what is saved and what is not, but its interesting.
If you guys take any time looking at this, post a link to any gems you unearth. For example, i haven't even got into that part of THforums that we devoted to "the best of" AARs... there was some good stuff in there. Probably accessible to some extent in these archives. It really is like getting into a time machine.
How epic is this banner. And used to know who those dudes are. One of them was a long time player -- edit -- memory jogged, I believe it is: gs_weichs... why would I think this unless it was true!? -- the other was Boro's neighbor who had never played much, I believe. And on the left is an ancient computer, maybe a Commodore 64 or something, and I believe weichs photo-shopped in the view of Son Bridge... priceless.
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Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:49 am Post subject: Re: T-House down -- 2015 update & CC2 rally point
More good stuff. Not sure about the timeline here. I thought TH was long gone by 2012-2013, as the first posts in this thread would indicate. But supposedly these are the crawl dates... dunno... time dilation... memory dilation.
Look at that last one: "CC2 Community - Planet Earth Division" ... there is no expletive that can punctuate that. I tried to come up with some. None of them add anything at all. Do you remember the heyday of that? Good times.
Many of you will be able to find your game list in the same way. Many loss and victory reports still accessible. The older, the more likely.
but oddly stop at end of 2008... hmm... surely I played some after that. I must have to be on the standings in 2013, because you disappeared if you hadn't played in a couple of weeks... so that's more of the time machine oddness.
That's it from me. I never quite lost touch with Boro last of all, and emailed him about stumbling upon these things recently. Definitely deserve to be commemorated here. I was thrilled to see a few of your names posting as recently as this year. I hope yall stumble over this thread and get as big a kick as I did. I turned on notifications for this post so hopefully I'll see replies.
But what a jump in the rankings, only took me four years!!! Thanks for the post and the links Homba, good memories.
Recently, I got an itch to play CC1. When I say itch I really mean obsessed. I have the cd and tried to install it on Win 7 64bit OS and I just could not figure out a way to do it. There are a few solutions, run a virtual machine and install a copy of Win 98 on my PC or build a new/old PC which runs 98. I tried the VM route once with another game and the game performance was less than desirable. Building a Win 98 machine is a bit extreme and cumbersome, I did not go that route. Finally, I found an easier cheap solution; buy the game on GOG for less than 6 bucks and be done with it. They don't officially sell CC1 on GOG, but if you buy any of original versions of CC you get a free copy of Close Combat. Just thought I'd add that in there for those of you who want to play CC1.
I have yet to find an adequate replacement for CC2 multi-player. I still play Mount and Blade Warband multi-player (not as often as before), I am pretty damned good at it too!
Recently, I started thinking about ASL, Advanced Squad Leader board game and bought a used copy, of the first module, Beyond Valor. Fookin expensive, $139 after all was said and done. Its a great game and the CC series has its roots tied to that game. I also found a wargaming group in my area and a few of the members play ASL. So, I am going to be back in action soon! ASL is on par with and actually exceeds the CC series in terms of realism and complexity, but its an entirely different animal since it is turn based game.
Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:58 pm Post subject: Re: T-House down -- 2015 update & CC2 rally point
I got involved in the community at the end, and played almost exclusively causally if I recall correctly (I sucked as a player ). All the same, the names on that leader board are a blast from the past, JIHADXX, BoroXXX, zon...
As you said the guy in the allied helmet was a friend of BoroXXX, the german helmet is actually Chris Crawford the dev of Atari's Eastern Front (1941). I remember we actually emailed him to ask permission to use his photo in the banner. I might even have the email exchange with him still archived somewhere. Around that same time we made a whole bunch or new banners for the THouse.
Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:36 pm Post subject: Re: T-House down -- 2015 update & CC2 rally point
Hello, I've bought CC2, therefore I have even CC1 that you get for free with any of the classics and I'm looking for some nostalgic player to play any of these 2, please answer on this post or write me a PM if you are interested to play
Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:35 am Post subject: Re: T-House down -- 2015 update & CC2 rally point
I tried playing CC2 years ago but got sound errors or something, can't remember what it was. Plus when You moved Your cursor to move the map, it moved it all the way across. Guess PCs got really fast over the years lol. I don't even know where to look for My CD, last I did see it, it was in bad shape.
I hope everyone is doing great. This community was a big part of My late teens/early 20s.
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:43 am Post subject: Re: T-House down -- 2015 update & CC2 rally point
Just couple days ago a colleague and I were discussing games at work (I know, we should've be working not gas-bagging about games) and topic somehow changed to this game. After that I just had to come back and see whats left of the old CC2 ladders and the great community we had back then. I've been away from this game for over 10 years and I'm sad to see that THouse and TH Forums are gone although thanks to Homba's archive post here I managed to get a peak into old ladders and read some great AARs including some of my own from back in the day. Damn we has some great battles . Back in those days I was known as Luft_Tiger but I couldn't recover my old account here as I forgot the password and I'm not using the old email account anymore. Maybe Mooxe can help with this problem. Anyway I just wanted to say Hi and to see how everyone is doing these days and of course to find out if anyone is still playing this game. I've just managed to reinstall the game and I'm trying a GC vs AI. I can't believe how bad I am, my old self would be ashamed of me right now . I really hope there are still a few old timers here reading these forums, it would be really great to catch up with all of you. Take care.
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