So, needing something to lift me out of a pandemic-related depression, I finally got around to installing SAI and RJW on my new Win 10 computer. My wife bought me John Campbell's "Jutland: An Analysis of the Fighting" for my birthday this year, so I've been thinking about WWI-ear naval combat a lot. Well, technically, I bought the book myself, because my poor wife has been stuck in the Philippines by the pandemic since January, but that's another sad story... But I bought it with her enthusiastic blessing. What a wonderful woman!
Luckily I had made a CD in late 2019 with all the needed files for SAI and RJW, including my license numbers.
I installed both games directly on the C drive rather than in Program Files. In a folder called NWS. Plugged in my license numbers. And just minutes after deciding to install them, I was playing. Unlike some other games, I had no problems installing or playing on this Win 10 computer.
A big thanks to the guys at NWS for making these great games easy to install and so darned fascinating to play.
My digital sailors hate me, because my favorite conditions for randomly generated battles are either bad weather or night. I usually choose random force size as well. I love the fog of war, and I love the confusion of blundering into, and practically on top of, an enemy force in a driving rain storm.
Recently I was fighting a North Sea random battle as Germany. My force, the largest ship being a cruiser, ran into a British force with 2 battleships and various other ships. After exchanging some salvos and scoring some hits I decided to withdraw. Cruisers against battleships is not a good matchup.
But when I brought the results screen up, I discovered that the enemy force was evenly matched with mine--cruisers, light cruisers and destroyers vs same. My lookouts thought they were battleships when we met them, but they really were not.