Talk:Balance of Power (video game)

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This sounds an awful lot like a game I used to play on the Apple II called "Geopolitique".

Page move[edit]

This article requires a qualifier to avoid confusion with the more widely known international relations theory of the balance of power. Ergo, it should be moved to Balance of Power (computer game), which is consistent with other articles of this nature.--Cyberjunkie 08:54, 4 May 2005 (UTC)

I wonder if the capitalization of "Power" would be enough differentiation, as the political phrase is not capitalized? The note at the top of the page would be similar in that case. --BlackTerror 02:57, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

DOS Game?[edit]

I was an avid player of this game, and I seem to remember that it actually ran on Windows 1.0. The game shipped with a very bare-bones Windows interface, but if you had the full version of WIndows 1 installed, it would run by itself. 16:52, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

You're right. It was, just as you stated, a Windows 1.0 game - complete with a stand-alone runtime for players without Windows already installed. Jweisz 23:51, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

I was going to query this. Windows games in 1986 must have been rare as hens teeth. 2fort5r (talk) 19:56, 17 September 2009 (UTC)
Was the 1990 edition also shipped with a Windows interface or did it require Windows to be pre-installed? 2fort5r (talk) 12:47, 20 September 2009 (UTC)
I have managed to find a copy of this online and can confirm that the executable refuses to run under DOS. 2fort5r (talk) 12:58, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot 04:33, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

geopolitique comparison seems questionable[edit]

This seems like original research, basically someone accusing Balance of Power of being less original than it is usually considered to be. A citation would be needed for a claim like that to stay in the article, IMO. Has anyone actually make this comparison before Wikipedia? --Delirium 09:40, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

An anecdote[edit]

I remember this game. It was one of the few games which was approved of in my "liberal" household. I too thought that it was very progressive because it did not glorify the violence of war. Rather ironic, considering that every single turn meant killing tens or hundreds of thousands of virtual people ("fund insurgency", anyone? How many died in the 80s in Central America and Afghanistan alone - easily half a million), and, more games than not, I ended up destroying the planet. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:44, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

sentence needs fixing[edit]

"It was a sensation when it came out, but as a brutally realistic (some would say cynical) depiction of superpower maneuvering." makes no sense to me. Kingturtle (talk) 18:14, 15 July 2008 (UTC)


BOP (1990) is multiplayeer through Hotseat play. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:18, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

ARTE TV show[edit]

On 2009-07-02, on the german/french TV channel ARTE, there was a broadcasting about Chris Crawford, discussing with a young computer game developer, also talking much about his "Balance of Power" games, the legacy and the new "2k" one, and the development of computer games from board game to computer supported board game to computer game, about the impact of "Castle Wolfenstein" and more.. hemmerling (talk) 08:12, 3 July 2009 (UTC)