Q&A Archives

You’ve got questions, we’ve got advice that’ll deeply confuse you. Wait, that’s not right. Anyway, here’s the deal, if there’s a question about the site, about the games on the site, about games I’ve talked about on the site, about the world, or if you feel like threatening me in the form of a question, just contact me and I’ll answer it here.

Note that I may correct spelling errors.

Battlezone Woes

Can you believe I am just now playing this game. I am having two problems. One is upgrading to a new weapon I created. Tried just running the ship into it, but it will not pick it up. Of course I already have a limit of weapons. Figure I have to remove one somehow?

Also, I sometime need to gather info on something I find. I place the reticle over the subject and try the I key but nothing seems to happen. I have read to use the T-I key, seems more like it should be “Spacebar”-I key. At any rate, I have then been told of insubordination and game is ended for failing to achieve directives.

Make sure that weapon type matches the hardpoint that your ship has. If you’re in a Scout, for example, there are two hardpoints for a cannon. Trying to put a rocket in there is not going to work.

For the latter part of the question, I’m betting that this happens during mission 3. Be sure to turn the option for Strategy Help off. After that, just get the target reticule over the object, press “I” and you’re good to go.

Flattery will get you everywhere

Zzzz your site is sooo out of date..

CSA WTF it’s CCA Dummy!

Shit, you’re completely right. And the worst part of it all? It’s probably been like that for 10 years. The terminology is correct now, but as far as the rest of the Battlezone section being completely out of date: it’s just an archive at this point, so it’s going to stay that way.

Funky Tunes

Hey there, do you know where I can snag the Bullmark Demo at? I remember coming across it years ago on ArionSalazar.com (Cached page with inactive download links here http://web.archive.org/web/20020814051207/www.arionsalazar.com/audio_bullmark.html) but I foolishly didn’t download it.

I’m in the exact same boat as you. I remember Arion Salazar’s home page from a while back with all of the tunes on there, but I didn’t download them either. Luckily enough for the both of us, some Third Eye Blind fans have them posted. Follow the link to get the Bullmark demos.

No April Fool

just installed my old original Interstate 76 on Winxp…after installing the gold patch the game language changes completely from german to english…i remember that there is a way to rechange that, but i forgot how…i found nothing relevant on the internet…

Any hints?

I hate to say it, but I have no idea. If anyone out there has the solution, let me know and I’ll get it on the site.

It’s No Accident

You seemed to have overlooked http://interstate76.com.

Fear not, it hasn’t been overlooked. To the contrary, I’ve been linking to your site for a few years now, albeit through the Interstate ’76 FAQ instead of on the links page.

I know there’s not many active I ’76 sites left, so if anyone out there has one and they’d like to trade links, just contact The Local Ditch and I’ll get it up on the site somewhere. The only thing that I ask is that you link back here in return.

Servers with a Smile

I just so happened to stumble upon this site while I was googling HG2 + Battlezone. Now I can’t help, but remember the last time I was here I was following a link from the last HG2 server that was up.

Were you guys the one who maintained the HG2 server for all these years?

Glad you found the site again. To answer the question: No, I’m not responsible for anything to do with the last A-net server (besides telling people where it is). It’s being run by some Battlezone players at BZ 911. Click on this link for the Anet Server Stats.

I ’76 on Vista

Hey there. I just happened to come across a demo of Vigilante 8 on my friend’s Xbox 360 the other day. It reminded me of all the fun I had playing I’76 so I found a copy on the internet and I’m trying to install it on my Vista operating system. Have you heard of anyone succeeding it doing this? Should I just try the same fix as XP installation (trying over and over again) or is this just a futile attempt to get back to my gaming routes?

I ’76 can indeed run on Vista. The game can be installed by manually copying its data to the hard disk. For more information, please check the Interstate ’76 FAQ.