M1 Tank Platoon
DOS - 1989
Also available on: Amiga
Description of M1 Tank Platoon
M1 Tank Platoon (also known as M-1 Tank Platoon) is a game published in 1989 by MicroProse Software, Inc., the theme is real-time, tank. It features a strategy, simulation genre and uses a 1st-person, top-down perspective.
Comments and reviews
Bluddy Snoman 2016-12-11 0 point DOS version
I bought this with a submarine game and a stealth fighter game 3 pack circa early to mid 90's.
I ran DOSbox. from the z:\ mount a: c:\a then I press enter and it mounts a folder I named a in the c:
Then I type at Z:\ mount c: c:\c
then at Z:\ I type a:and the drive changes to a:\
at a:\ it type install
I follow the install instructions in game. and it says installation complete,
At a:\ I type C: and switch to the c:
at C:\ I type tank and the DOSbox does nothing and I can no longer regain control of the DOSbox.
I then ran DOSbox again and mounted as before a: and c:
then I followed a previous comment advice and type at c:\cputype=386_prefetch
Then I typed at C:\tank and tank platoon loaded. asked me some basic settings questions. Now I will play the game and see how it runs.
Luk 2016-09-13 0 point DOS version
I missed Mi24 in PC version as well. But BTRs were used in PC version.
You can see two of them here (hit by sabot after 6:30 in my video):
You can also see their wrecks under flying A10 at 8:21.
confused 2015-04-14 0 point DOS version
thanx chuck,that works.also red sonia dont install it,or it starts asking " insert floppy in a: " and wont run.you should get number two up here.and a manual wouldnt hurt,but its quite large if i remember,200+ pages
ChuckDeNomolos 2015-02-07 2 points DOS version
Looking on the DosBox site, if you enter the command:
in DosBox, the game will run fine. Worked for me.
confused 2014-10-09 0 point DOS version
tried that dosnt work.it creates a tank directoy and a tank.bat file which wont run. im using d-fend reloaded btw
RED SONIA 2014-07-29 -1 point DOS version
OK Peeps this is how you get it to run. the game has to be installed from the a drive. so in dos box you have to mount one. what i did is make a directory called a then unziped the file into a directory calle m1tank. then open dosbox and typed at the prompt. mount a c:\a (hit enter) then at the prompt mount c c:\c (hit enter) for my virtual c drive. at the prompt type a: (enter) then cd m1tank (enter). then type install (enter) then follow on screen instructions have fun.......
Lulz 2014-06-04 1 point DOS version
Earlier comments make this sound like yet another faulty MyAbandonware setup means it won't run. Shame really, I played the Amiga 500 version for HOURS between 1990 until the late 90's when I finally got M1 Tank Platoon 2 on the PC!
This was despite the tons of bugs and typical AWFUL programming Microprose used to deliver, eg the Russians never ever used their Mi24 Hinds, they never fielded BTR vehicles, only BMPs, the BMP1 would never use it's ATGMs....
whirlwindm 2014-05-28 0 point DOS version
Bought the original and spent hours playing it. Game taught me stuff like don't be a driver (dies often), don't be inside an APC (easy to kill) or a Russian tank (easy to kill) or fly an A-10 (easy to kill). The only worthwhile position is hull-down. Apaches and Artillery are your best friends.
Exintrovert 2014-05-13 0 point DOS version
We had this game when I was about 10 and knew nothing about computers. I do remember, however, that it had to be run from the floppy. It actually had to boot from the floppy to run.
Our disks ended up getting used so much that something got corrupted and it would no longer run. It wrote save game files to the floppy. (Bad form, IMO)
I look forward to trying this on my legacy system. I still have the original (albeit corrupted) disks that I will put this download onto :)
david1806 2013-12-17 1 point DOS version
i would spend hours and hours speeding my bollocks off playing this game!!! ah, the memories....! :o)
Agathosdaimon 2013-02-20 0 point DOS version
I think this download is faulty, i checked it against a working version i have and this one seems to be like a 1kb smaller in size and it might be missing something?
Josh 2012-06-19 1 point DOS version
Same issue here. Running straight from the directory just leaves me at a hung prompt.
Mounting to a: and installing to c: from there just copies the same set of files in the original download. Running tank.com from there doesn't do any better either.
Birddog51 2012-03-24 1 point DOS version
I'm confused on this one, when I try to load "tank" in DOSBOX, the screen stayes at the prompt and then nothing. Does this game need to run "install" first? That didn't work either, says it needs to be run from drive A or B.
Has any one got this to work with DOSBOX?
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