About WinBolo

WinBolo is a implementation of the popular Macintosh network game "Bolo" from the early to middle nineties from scratch on the Window platform. It runs on Windows 95, 98, NT4 (SP5+), 2000, Windows XP and Vista operating systems. It also runs on Linux. Bolo has been described by its author, Stuart Cheshire as,

"Bolo is a 16 player graphical networked real-time multi-player tank battle game. It has elements of arcade-style shoot-em-up action, but for the serious players who play 12 hour games with 16 players working in teams in different networked computer clusters around an office or university campus, it becomes more of a strategy game. You have to play it to understand."

Bolo has been describe as a game that, "takes an instant to learn but a lifetime to master." It objectives appear simple, to capture and hold all bases on the map yet there are a wide varieties of strategies and counter strategies that can be employed. To learn the basics of the game you can play the inbuilt tutorial, then after a bit of practise jump online on to a free public WinBolo server and play.

WinBolo supports a few additional features that was not present in Bolo. These include:

  • Client/Server network architecture.
  • Built in internet game browser.
  • Support for user created skins.
  • Integration with WinBolo.net a website for logging games, ranking players and community forums.
  • Game logging and play back. (Coming soon)

WinBolo amd LinBolo is shareware software and costs $25US. The fee is divided up between LinBolo/WinBolo's author, John Morrison and the original author of Bolo, Stuart Cheshire. You can pay your shareware registration online here. To read the shareware and legal information click here.

About WinBolo.com

Winbolo.com is designed to work on modern browsers such as Netscape Navigator 6.0+, Firefox 1.0+ and Internet Explorer 4.0+ . It is recommend to run at a minimum of 800x600. Website designed by Luke Morton.

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Contact Information

Copyright (c) 2000-2009 John Morrison.
WinBolo (c) 1998-2009 John Morrison
Bolo (c) 1987-1995 Stuart Cheshire

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