Talk:Conflict: Middle East Political Simulator

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I have just started programming a remake called Conflict.Net (

Hi David, I ( don't have your email address so I have to write to you here. I just was wondering if it was possible to send you a few questions about your role in the design of the original confMEPS? It won't be a long interview (many questions). I'd be happy if you found the time.


South Africa[edit]

I have removed the (South Africa) from the Private Arms Dealer statement because there is nothing in the game to suggest the arms dealer represents the South African government or military, his accent aside, and the military equipment offered by the private dealer is of Soviet, not South African origin. To clarify further, the way the sentence was structured previously implies the private arms dealers are selling South African weaponry on behalf of South Africa, which is contrary to the nature of a "private" arms dealer, in addition to the specific weaponry not being used by the South African military. --NEMT 19:51, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

In the game it says (as you noted) that the seller has a South African accent. I have edited to reflect this. // Liftarn

Military - T-62 price[edit]

The text claims that

"Weapon types are identical as far as war is concerned, regardless of their price: so the 1M USD T-62 Main Battle Tank from the private dealer is exactly the same as the 2M USD M1A1 Main Battle Tank from the USA."

As far as I can see the price of th T-62 Main Battle Tank from the private dealer is 2M USD, not 1M USD as stated in the article. Does anybody else have similar experience or experience as in the article? Perhaps matter of different versions. I am refering to the abandonware version for PC.

The "light tanks" do in fact cost 1M USD. How these compare in battle to the 2M tanks is unclear to me. -- 13:00, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

The line that mentioned the Private Arms dealer as a South African arms dealer was "with the private dealer (a South African national in the game) providing access to Russian weaponry.)"

I can kinda see the confusion here, however, private arms dealers would have to be sponsored by a government. I think mentioning that the Private Arms dealer is a pretty interesting note. Would there be a way to change the quote while removing the idea that he is providing Russian weaponry by a South African government?

  • edit* I have gone ahead and restructured the sentence to sound better.
- Klasanov

-Hi. No, the T-62 in Conflict is a "Main Battle Tank" and costs $2M and is essentially identical to the M1A1 Abrams, Chieftain, and AMX-30. By today's standards a T-62 would probably fall into "Light Tank" categories, but back in 1964 and 1973 it was an extremely fearsome piece of equipment, and it scared the West pretty good because it was extremely powerful with its 115mm gun, fast and agile, and very cheap to make and maintain. -jregley —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jregley (talkcontribs) 00:40, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Pictures of arms?[edit]

I seem to recall that under the DOS version, a picture is displayed of the arms being purchased. Sometimes, it is not shown. Any ideas why and if there a different versions, maybe we should put a reference. 03:45, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

I thought the Amiga version had pictures, but the DOS version does not. // Liftarn
I believe DOS had pictures to. There are data files with the names of the various arms in the DOS ver. 04:16, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
IIRC, the DOS version did, but not by default. I believe there was some setting. Surv1v4l1st (Talk|Contribs) 03:00, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

-I remember there being pictures in the original 5" floppy game version which I had about 17 years ago, so, yes, this is a valid claim. All the pictures were side-view black and white technical sheet diagrams, almost exactly like the diagrams that has on their (quite excellent) site. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jregley (talkcontribs) 00:32, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Run from the floppy, the pictures show up by default. Run from an HD, they do not. Strange behaviour, but regardless, the MS-DOS version indeed have the diagrams in question. Might make for a decent screenshot in the appropriate section. Surv1v4l1st (Talk|Contribs) 15:21, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

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Not entirely hopeless. I actually played one game where Lebanon was really jammy. Syria was already at war with 2 countries (or it might even have been 3) and Lebanon put troops on the border and used its single brigade to conquer the whole of Syria! Very funny. Even more funny was that it actually ended up being Israel's sole surviving opponent. BillMasen (talk) 09:10, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, I realized that Lebanon has a fighting chance when I played the game a couple of weeks back. I was busy with two wars against Egypt and Jordan (or was it Syria?) when Lebanon decided to declare war on Israel. Naturally, I posted a brigade on the Lebanese border, but on the next turn, it was Game Over, as Lebanon just kicked me out of the game. - Areaseven (talk) 05:17, 9 June 2010 (UTC)