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  1. Ted

    Mod to remove thunder?

    Of course you could take your thunder on the road
  2. Can you describe the scenarios here?
  3. I'm not sure if this has been mentioned here or is relevant but if you go to "My Account" from the battlefront home page it will show you all your purchases and all the License Keys.
  4. Ok Ian thanks. Maybe what I'll do is take half the original point value and then a quarter for reinforcements. Curious though what formula was used for the 1389 and 959 start points..
  5. I'm thinking of creating a tournament where I create a scenario, choose the base, or On Map, units and then have the two opponents, given a fixed amount of points, choose their own reinforcements. I'm not sure how many points to offer. I get the ratio but looking at a CMFB Probe QB I see the points are 1389 and 959. I wonder where do those numbers come from? Why not just 1400 and 950? There must be some reasoning behind these point amounts.....maybe
  6. OK, I did a test. I setup 15 MkIV's against 5 Sherman 1"s, 5 Sherman V's and 5 Churchill IV's on a flat open large map. The armor of the Churchill's were able to withstand the MkIV's 75's causing several ricochets of the hull. Not so much the turret. Also, instead of being knocked out, the crew after receiving several casualties abandoned the Churchill's. The Sherman's were knocked out before the crew could abandon. The Churchill's 57mm seemed to be equal to the Sherman's 75. In the end there was a lone Churchill left. It may have been because he was out of LOS a lot. (He kept reversing out of trouble)
  7. Looking at a quick battle in CMFI, and while comparing tank battalions I see that the Churchill III and IV are valued at about 280 points each and the Sherman III & V's are only 190 points. (both set to equal parameters, Veteran etc...). Just wondering, do you feel two Churchill's are worth 3 Sherman's in an AT role?
  8. I see the discussion on playing CM on the TV and thought that computer monitors this season are becoming cheaper and cheaper. There is a sale at a local store on a Samsung 28" 4K HD monitor and I was wondering if CM would look any better on an HD monitor. Any thoughts?
  9. Downloaded Update - Ran Activation's - Opened Game - Reset Blind Command Keys and Launched Scenario in less than 15 minutes. I think I'm getting the hang of this upgrade stuff.
  10. ASL is a gateway drug to CM I played SL and ASL for years. I have many modules, many boards many nationalities and the special trays to put them all in. And all gathering dust in the attic. I have to admit that video was giving me the fever to dust it all off and break it our again. There is something, how to say it, rewarding perhaps, about being able to feel and see the counters and all their numerical attack and defense strengths and weaknesses. I liked the tank counters showing the strength of each of three machine guns,hull, coaxial and AA, You saw the speed and knew the distance it could travel and the speed of the rotation of the turret and the chances of breakdown using excessive movement. (My avatar at the Band of Brothers is the Sherman counter.) Then there was the anticipation from both sides as you heard the click of the dice as you shook them in your hand, And of course their was the agony of rolling a 12 and the ecstasy of rolling a snake eyes. Or how about the suspense of pulling out the thread and checking the LOS seeing if you really could see hex to hex or did you waist a first fire. It truly has a completely different feel to ASL from CM. Of course their was the bloody rule book. And you can't play by email. All that being said all I play now is CM
  11. Ted

    Laser Warning in CMBN

    I too have this Laser Warning on my vehicles. I have Win10 and upgraded from the mutigame upgrade pack. What do you mean by the "Full Installer"? Do you think it is the V100E? I have that also.
  12. With help from John over at the Helpdesk we have found the reason for the black screen. There was an issue with running the Setup where the Data folder ended up being filled with a long list of file folders (something like 80) and did not have the .brz folders. All the extra folders were empty. All that should be in the data folder are 5.brz and a hotkeys file (maybe a .wmv). John said it may be an issue with the 4.0 bundling. A sample of the odd folders found in the Data folder after setup (there are about 60 more): What I wrote to John explaining how I finaly had the correct files in the data folder: "Now I know what to look for, a normal Data folder with only hotkeys and brz files, I then tried several attempts of uninstalling and re-installing CMRT. I tried Setup from the Downloads folder, from the battlefront folder and directly from the WinZip folder and had the same issue with all those exact same odd folders in the Data file. Instead of "extracting", I dragged and dropped from the WinZip window the Setup and .brz files to the Battlefront folder that was created by previous CMFI, CMFB setups. When I ran the setup it took a long time (about 15-20 Minutes) and when the green bar was at the end I noticed it was running files with "CMBN" (?) in the string so I stopped the setup. I decided to move the Setup and brz files out of the Battlefront folder and created a "Temp" folder in My Documents. I moved the CMRT Setup folder and the associated .brz files from the CMRT download to the new Temp folder and out of the Battlefront folder. When I ran setup from there it took about a minute or two and was done. The Data folder only had the hotkeys and the 5 brz files it and when I ran the game it was fine." .....
  13. Schrullenhaft, just an update. I created the exception for CMRT in Kaspersky. Didn’t work. Before doing a clean install and loading the drivers I contacted at the helpdesk. John said that since the other games are all working he doubts that it is the drivers. At this point all John wanted to know if it was a PC or laptop. I tried the V1.03 patch also but since the screen is black there was never anywhere from the beginning to add an activation code. I will keep this forum updated.
  14. This is a new Dell computer I just purchased. I did a fresh install of all the games (You just helped me fix an issue with CMBN V1.0) downloading each of the games using the activation codes I was sent when purchased.I loaded CMRT, entered the activation code, it said it was good to go and did I want to launch the game. I clicked "Launch" and nothing but a black screen. CMBN, CMFI and CMFB are all up and running. I have Kaspersky Security software. No I didn't do an exception for CMRT. I will look in to that. I see no error messages or popups when I launch the game. It seems to run but is just a black screen, Task manager shows it is running, I will contact the helpdesk and describe my problem and see what they have to say. And I will upgrade the driver to 376.33 with a clean install. Also, thanks for your prompt help with these issues. It can get very frustrating sitting idle.
  15. I have just bought a new machine with Win10 and I am having the exact same problem as Rayfer " Can't play CM:RT at all since the Windows 10 upgrade. Opens to a black screen, no error message of any sort arises. Can only close using cntrl-alt-delete". Task Manager show it is running. I also have the NVidia GeForce GTX745, 8GB's RAM and 64 bit system. I have updated the driver but still get the black screen. Driver Info: Driver Date 9/16/2016 Driver Version: