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    Help with Mac OS

    Can someone please remind me how to find the incoming and outgoing e-mail file directories on a Mac OS? Long ago, I set up my games with desktop links to start each one. When my opponent sent me a file, I deposited it in the incoming folder from a link I saved for each game, in Finder. Last night, in an unthinking blur of foolish efficiency, I decided to re-name those Finder links to more accurately describe the games. Now the games cannot find the incoming file folders!?! I dimly recall some magic in originally locating these folders, but I can't remember just how to do it? Something about hidden files? GMH
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    OS X Troubles

    I had a different experience with loading RT and BS. Both installs created folders in the Applications Folder. However, I did a manual install and now all are working. Thanks for your help! I'm still unsure why I could not mimic your efforts of creating aliases for use on the Desktop or elsewhere. Did you rename your aliases? That seemed to be where my problem started. Mike
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    OS X Troubles

    Thanks! This program is really nice, but it does not seem to locate my installed Red Thunder or Black Sea? Mike
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    OS X Troubles

    What is CMH?
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    No Games?

    I loaded my new Black Sea game and both the Campaigns and Scenarios files are empty? MIke
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    OS X Troubles

    I did all this but when I created the alias, I renamed it to distinguish it from the docked directories for the other games. Instead of renaming the Game Files directory in the original location, it created a mirrored copy. When I load a file into the Incoming Files directory of the alias, it does not show up in the original Incoming Files directory of the original Game Files parent directory. I can only see the file (I mean load a saved PBEM game from inside Red Thunder or Black Sea) if I put the game file in the original Incoming Files directory??? All of this is distinctly different than the way CMFI, CMBN, and CMSF behaved. All three of those let me create the alias, rename it, and dock it in Finder. When I put a saved game into the Incoming Files directory of those games, it is accessible by the game. Did something change in how the Resources are controlled, with the issue of Red Thunder and Black Sea? Mike
  7. I loaded CMBS on my IMac, running Yosemite OS X, and I can't find any game files? I looked under the Resources folder but none displayed? Also, is there a way to pin the Game Files folder to the Finder Dock? I exclusively PBEM and it would be a royal pain to dig into the Resources folder every time, to load an incoming file. By the way, I'm having the same trouble with Red Thunder? I have managed to dock a link for CMFI, CMBN, and CMSF, but these two new game defy me! Mike
  8. I have installed CMFI twice now, on my Mac and I cannot seem to get the PBEM to work. I have located the game files directory, using the Show Package function and I able to deposit an inbound game there without any trouble. However, each time I end my turn and save the outbound file, there is no trace of it on my computer. The Outbound Files directory is empty and a scan of the hard drive shows no sign of the supposedly saved file. When I try to replay the turn, I am given the option to save the same turn name as the previous attempt, which would seem to indicate the file isn't present during the subsequent save attempt. Any idea what is happening? Mac OS X Ver 10.7.5 CMFI Ver 1.01
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    Any idea where the save game files go on a MAC??
  10. Is there some way to change the Game Files directory to be in the installation location, like the other CMXX games? I can't figure why you decided to locate this directory in the My Documents directory?!?
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    So, what's the word on Normandy?

    Michael, can you give me an idea of how you intend to go about running the CM1 games on your IMac? I has one with OS X and the only way seems to be running VMFusion and using PC versions. The problem is, I'm haveing some gross screen problems with the display, when the games run. I have not tried to run Shock Force on it yet, so I don't know if that will be problematic as well. HijackGMH
  12. I recently built a new computer and installed Vista Home Premium(32bit). The system is an Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @2.4GHz with 4GB RAM and the GeForce 8400 GS card with 256K. This video card had worked fine for all four Combat Mission games in my previous computer under Windows XP. However, on initial load of Vista, CMSF and CMBO worked great but CMBB and CMAK had cascading video in the background and were painfully jerky and slow. I read the numerous posts about Vista and NVidia and resigned myself to tweaking the NVidia Control Panel settings. Eureka! Setting the Antiailasing mode to "Override any application setting" eliminated the adverse video effects! The two games are still somewhat slow and jerky so I continue to monkey with Anisotropic Filtering, Antialiasing-Gamma Correction, Antialiasing settings between 2x and 16x, and Antialiasing-Transparancy settings. Has anyone got the magic combo for re-gaining smooth program action?
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    End Game Screen

    I've been playing PBEM for several games now and have yet to have CMSF end a game. Even when one of us has been totally decimated, the game engine will continue on. Is this a change from the earlier games...that is, does CMSF not measure when one side has had enough or has achieved enough of the objective points to have won?
  14. I recently purchased an Apple Ipod. To load stuff on it I had to install ITunes. With the ITunes install comes a Quicktime load. Now, with those installed, my CMBO hangs on startup. I hear two beats of the drum (I hit a key on startup to bypass the movie) and it hangs after that. After puzzling with it for a while, I found that by uninstalling Quicktime, CMBO runs fine. All my other Battlefront software (CMBB, CMAK, CMSF) work just fine with this Apple program installed. The problem only occurs with CMBO and Quicktime. Has anyone else had this problem or found a solution? I have Windows XP, Version 2002 service pack 3, PentiumĀ® D CPU 3.0GHz, 2.75 GB Ram. Thanks, I love these games!! Mike
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    Combat Mission Won't Load?

    I've answered my own question! I tried the obvious and removed Quicktime from my system. CMBO now boots normally. I'm not sure what caused it to start interfering as I have had Quicktime forever. Schrullenhaft, thanks for taking the time to help!