Hoyle Battling Ships and War

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Hoyle Battling Ships and War
Hoyle Battling Ships and War cover
Sierra On-Line
Release dates
Windows 3.x 1998
Windows 1998
Hoyle Battling Ships and War on MobyGames
Hoyle's Official Book of Games: Volume 1 1989
Hoyle's Official Book of Games: Volume 2 1990
Hoyle's Official Book of Games: Volume 3 1991
Hoyle Classic Card Games 1993
Hoyle Classic Games 1995
Hoyle Blackjack 1996
Hoyle Bridge 1996
Hoyle Casino 1996
Hoyle Children's Collection 1996
Hoyle Solitaire 1996
Hoyle Classic Board Games 1997
Hoyle Poker 1997
Hoyle Battling Ships and War 1998
Hoyle Board Games 1998
Hoyle Backgammon & Cribbage 1999
Hoyle Card Games 1999
Hoyle Word Games 1999
Hoyle Board Games 2001 2000
Hoyle Casino (2000) 2000
Hoyle Crosswords 2000
Hoyle Kids Games 2000
Hoyle Mahjong Tiles 2000
Hoyle Slots & Video Poker 2000
Hoyle Slots 2001
Hoyle Casino (2001) 2001
Hoyle Card Games 2002
Hoyle Casino Empire 2002
Hoyle Majestic Chess 2003
Hoyle Casino 2004 2003
Hoyle Table Games 2004 2003
Card Games: Hoyle 2004 Edition 2004
Hoyle Poker Series 2005
Hoyle Solitaire (2005) 2005
Hoyle South Beach Solitaire 2007
Hoyle Enchanted Puzzles 2008
Hoyle Puzzle & Board Games 2008
Hoyle Video Poker 2009
Hoyle Official Card Games 2015
Hoyle Official Casino Games 2016

Key points

The official multiplayer service is no longer available
Comes bundled with internet-only versions of Backgammon, Checkers, Chess, Chinese Checkers, and Yacht
Windows Freecell is included on the CD


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows 3.x

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\user*[Note 1]


In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
The window adjusts to any resolution, but the actual game area stays 640x480.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Hot seat
War only.
LAN play
Online play
2 For most games. Requires Windows 95.

Connection types

Other information[edit]


Executable16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows 3.x version might be playable on a 64-bit OS using winevdm.

System requirements[edit]

Windows 3.x
Operating system (OS) 3.1
Processor (CPU) Intel 486DX 66 MHz
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).