Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition
Windows 3.x - 1989
Description of Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition Windows 3.x
This update of Chris Crawford's seminal Balance of Power for Windows 1.0 features up-to-date information, 18 new countries (bringing the total to 80), and "multipolar level" in which countries can go to war of their own volition (you could, of course, take advantage of the situation by selling them arms or contribute troops).
Perhaps as a response to players' complaint of the steep learning curve of the first version, Chris added the "Crisis Advisory Board" who would give you advice during the crisis.
Overall, an excellent update of the best cold war simulation ever made, here compiled and patched beautifully to run under Windows 95/98 by our resident cracker Mok. There's no better geopolitical game on the market, even a decade after its release. If you have even a slight interest in politics, this game is a must-have.
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How to play Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition Windows 3.x
Game was wrongly labeled as DOS, but it's a Win 2.0 game. It's playable on recent Windows though, right click on BOP.EXE then click on Properties, go to Compatibility settings and choose Windows 95 in the Compatibility mode after checking the box.
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Comments and reviews
Aaron 2015-04-14 0 point
I keep trying to play it in DOSBox and it keeps saying the game requires windows, and my computer runs on windows, what am I suppossed to do?
JordanSkoda 2014-03-14 -3 points
When I tried to install the game, I received an error message saying that it's incompatible with the 64-bit version of Windows. Any remedies? And please note that I am not a PC expert by any length ;-)
James 2014-03-11 0 point
One of the advisers looks like Vladimir Putin.Must have gotten a promotion from his KGB days.See for yourself.
Jeff 2013-12-22 0 point
I played the original on my double-floppy-drive PC clone (XT class) on a Hercules monochrome screen. BoP was a GREAT game. I highly recommend Chris Crawford's book...it explains the innards and the equations he used.
I'd love to see a web version...anyone working on something like that?
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