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  1. weta_nz

    CMSF2 Demo

    I think I was ~ 25 (too old to remember exactly) when I found the Combat mission website. I am turning 45 next month. Have I grown up much in the last ~ 20 yrs? Hell no!!
  2. weta_nz

    CMSF2 Demo

    Thanks for the excellent screenshots!
  3. weta_nz

    CMSF2 Demo

    Agreed - I was missing the correct terminology 'asymmetrical warfare' and 'unconventional forces'. As a game - who wouldn't want to play as the underdog freedom fighters against the big bad USA/Nato invasion force and give them a bloody nose.....Just kidding guys!! I guess the experience might be a bit like picking the Italian army in CMFI where you definitely notice a difference.
  4. weta_nz

    CMSF2 Demo

    First off - Sorry to anyone who's come here thinking they have released it!! I just wanted to put my 2c on how much I'm looking forward to the Demo. I passed on CMSF the first time. It was so different to the WW2 CMx1 titles I was used to. Also, the new controls and the fact I didn't have any knowledge on the modern weapons meant it just got lost on me. But all the talk about 'spys', IEDs, VBIEDS, technicals makes me feel that I've missed out on some really unique features. I'm really interested to see how they 'play out' in a scenario and how much of a different challenge it is. I'm sure I'm not alone in this experience. So my one humble request would be to include some of the unique feature set of CMSF2 in the demo please.
  5. Steve - always good to hear any positive news about future Combat Mission products. Though I understand why you keep your cards close to your chess. It seems any significant period of silence (e.g when you are working hard to release new content) seems to get taken by a 'vocal' few (not necessarily anyone in this thread btw) of impending doom for CM . So cheers!
  6. Anyone tried CMx2 on this type of Laptop platform? 2.0GHz AMD Ryzen 5 2500U quad core AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics I'm guessing the processor is o.k. but worried if the Vega 8 graphics drivers are compatible with open GL. And if compatible is the performance o.k. cheers,
  7. weta_nz

    Play in XP?

    I'm pretty sure you need WinXP with Service Pack 3 (sp3) to play the v4.0 of Red thunder. I tried installing upgrading to v4.0 on an old WinXP with Service Pack 2 (sp2) and it didn't work.
  8. weta_nz

    Work with XP

    You definitely need Win Xp sp3 though
  9. weta_nz

    Some Italian thoughts

    Great post - makes me want to try playing as the italians again
  10. Hi, Playing a PBEM game I noticed this strange occurrence with my opponents Stuart tank firing a canister shell into the air. Barrel elevation was maximum even though potential targets were lower than the barrel elevation and cannister round goes vertical. Anyway here is a link to the picture (the canister round is at the top of the screen - not where barrel is pointing) https://www.dropbox.com/s/tkmpd3m8a0ujdi8/strange stuart tank bug firing.png?dl=0 P.S I was just kidding about the anti-air - no airplanes were shot down
  11. weta_nz

    4.0 bug reporting

    yeah not too sure... it may have been for a Vickers MG platoon.
  12. weta_nz

    4.0 bug reporting

    Small bug maybe? I haven't checked what it was like before in engine 3.0 but I noticed a NZ 2IC squad had a machine gun symbol (of course it did not actually have a bren or vickers gun)
  13. Hi, I'm at work at the moment but I am keen to play a small probe. I can setup a shared folder in dropbox and setup a small/tiny map probe with me on attack. Let me know your dropbox name etc.  Also any special settings/requirements you have for the battle. I would prefer infantry only with maybe some halftracks, armored cars.

    1. Ultradave


      Whatever you like is fine. 

      You'll need my email to share the folder - 


      When you set it up can you make sure both sides are set for map preview allowed. Might help us both plan our forces. Other than that, anything you like. Infantry, halftracks and armored cars sounds fine.

    2. weta_nz


      Hi Dave,

      Great I will setup something when I get home from work (~8hrs). I've just started another PBEM battle as the british so I might choose to be the germans in this one, I'll set you up as the americans unless you have a different preference.  Like I said before I'm keen to try a small infantry only battle.  I'll make it a probe into a village with me as the attacker. I will make sure map preview is on. 


    3. Ultradave


      That's fine for me.

  14. weta_nz

    Any news about CMFI 4.0 release

    Thanks for the info Dave. Also I will PM you soon
  15. weta_nz

    Any news about CMFI 4.0 release

    Just played a small/tiny quick battle against the AI using engine 4.0. Fun battle and to my eye CMFI looks the best of the CM series. Not sure if it is the colours or the small map or time of day but everything looked super sharp and smooth. My only (tiny) complaint is when I Iet the computer auto pick the german forces (infantry only) they still ended up with an anti tank gun force (e.g approx 2x 88mm guns 4 x 75mm guns 2x infantry guns etc. Still as I said it was a fun battle :). However it is probably about time I played a human. I'm very inexperienced PBEM player but if anyone whats to play a small infantry Quick battle Probe or meeting engagement let me know.