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About aleader

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  • Birthday 07/01/1973

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  1. I was thinking of getting the CMFI Big Bundle now that RTV has been released, so I d/l the demo and tried to launch it but the above happens (hit Launch and it just goes back to desktop). I have went in and added the demo .exe in exceptions in Win 10 firewall settings, still doesn't work. I don't use any other virus software. I also checked and nothing is running in the task manager list. Ideas? EDIT: if anyone else runs into this, I had to add the file to the allowed list in the security settings under ransomware protection (I have it enabled). Runs fine now.
  2. Since the sticky is locked (and over 4 years old now) should the campaign be completely fixed with the 3.12 patch, or do I have to d/l the campaign from somewhere else these days? The link to the repository in the sticky is obviously dead now. I just ran through the first two battles (with Patch 3.11...forgot to update to 3.12) and had the disappearing AT gun in the first battle several times (reloading it fixed it, and then the next re-load it would disappear again). In battle 2 my tanks all disappeared, but from reading the patch notes in 3.12 that should now be fixed. I assumed the missing AT gun was fixed by 3.11, so I'm wondering if there's other issues that I'm missing? Or does 'missing tanks' in the patch notes also refer to the missing AT gun?
  3. I'll let you be right this time...do you work for BF? Serious question. Why would I open a support ticket and waste my time when I solved the issue on my own? And yes, hopefully I'll still be alive when they release a new engine...
  4. Played right through the same battle 3 times with the new drivers and didn't have any CTDs (wanted a total victory...time limit kept tripping me up). I can't even list a game that I've had crashing issues with, other than trying to get M1 Tank Platoon 2 to run on Win 10 (a 1998 game). It does seem from the posts on these forums that crashing is an issue in this game, and it's the game engine, not my card or the drivers. If it were something other than the game, I should have crashes on some of the other games I play when I update the Nvidia drivers, but I don't (over 160 games in my Steam library, 11 on Origin). Obviously the crashes aren't widespread, but they are an issue. For the record, I'm still hanging around here going on 20 years now, so I'm a fan. I just wish, like others, that we'd get a game like this with a modern graphics engine.
  5. I posted in the tech support thread, but moving from the 430.86 Nvidia drivers to 431.60 *seems* to have solved my crashing issues. CM is an old-as* graphics engine and doesn't play nice with driver updates it seems. I have Win 10 (new install on new SSD) and a GTX 1070, but am still on Ver 3.0 of the game until they fix the fleeing infantry issue...
  6. Update...realized I did not have the latest drivers and updated to the 431.60 and managed to get through a battle without crashing. I will continue to test...
  7. I assume this is still an issue? I recently moved up to Win 10 (new SSD, complete new install of Win and CMBN) and I'm getting random CTD in every game of CM I play (realtime, WEGO, campaign, battle, doesn't matter). I have a GTX 1070 on driver 430.86. I don't feel like having to roll my driver back to 2017 (that's insane), or turning shaders off...the graphics are dated enough as it is. CM is the only game that crashes on me. I was looking at getting the CMFI bundle, but certainly won't be with this issue still present. Extremely annoying setting up all of your troops and then just getting kicked to the desktop...
  8. I'm just coming on here again after a while and see that a patch 2.01 has been released apparently? No, I'm not joking. So I go on to the 'Patches' page to see what all the fuss is about. I see no mention of a 2.01 patch under CMSF2...as would be expected by any normal person I think. I see CMSF2 Engine 4 (for v2.0). Right off the bat I ask myself 'isn't CMSF2 already Version 4 right out of the box?' That's confusing. 'For v2.0' just adds to the confusion. What does that mean? So, I click the link and I see 'CM2_Win_Shock_Force...' Still no V 2.01 anywhere in sight unless I hover my cursor over the link for a few seconds, then I see it. Had I not visited the forum (no mention on the home page) and read this, I would likely have figured it out, but why the need to solve a puzzle? Just put v2.01 right on the Patches page under 'CM2 Shock Force 2'. If it requires some sort of complex installing just put that in the readme instructions. This is the way it's been done I think since the early 90's. Methinks you're overthinking it Steve ;)
  9. IIRC the NATO and British campaigns have not yet been updated to the new version? I'm waiting on that before I buy the NATO module.
  10. ED is an interesting one as they still release on their website first, and then release on Steam a week or so later(?). I imagine the hardcore guys buy first from ED and then everyone else on Steam. DCS would certainly be classified as a 'niche' product. I don't profess to know how it works out for them. Once you've committed to Steam it's very difficult to get off of it. Several of the games are of high quality, they have an excellent refund policy, sales are cheap and it's just so convenient to keep games updated and reinstall whenever and wherever without licensing hassles. Like it or not, it's where most PC games are. I've read all the arguments for and against from players and developers. Unfortunately society has chosen Wal Mart/Amazon as the model to the bitter end...and it will end when nobody has a job. Game developers likely have to band together to force Steam to stop screwing them. If you're waiting for society to come to their senses...
  11. As the kids get older, it gets easier...then the wife becomes the major issue 😉 I just recently built myself a cockpit/racing chair setup and haven't used it more than twice. If I had a nickel for every time my wife commented on how she hates it in the basement though, I'd be retired already!
  12. No, but the bundled discount for the SF1 DLC was discounted to about $40 I think? That's when I should have grabbed it, but figured it would be there forever.
  13. I've been playing this since 2000, so I know how long it's been around. Lots of excellent, long-term games on Steam. DCS World, Squad, all of the Graviteam games, Battle Academy 1 and 2, Order of Battle, the Total War games, and my current favorite, Frostpunk, which cost me $22 CDN. There's also the Civilization games, and the newer IL2 games, which are excellent. Need I go on? I also love the Dirt games (Rally - $10, and Dirt 3, which was free on Steam) and Euro Truck 2 and ATS, which cost me a grand total of $36 with all DLC. Picked up both FC3 and Black Shark 2 for $42 CDN in one of the sales last year. Don't know if I'll live long enough to play them all! Unfortunately for small developers, Steam has raised expectations on price and discounts. I can't believe how many times in forums I've read that $19 is WAY TOO EXPENSIVE! Crazy. Same argument goes on over at the Steel Beast forums, although they have come out with a much more palatable pricing format of late. Battlefront releases excellent demos. Graviteam and Eagle Dynamics moved to Steam...not sure how it's working out for them, but they can take advantage of the 'impulse buyers' like myself that seem to collect games just because they're on sale 😀 Do I play all these all the time? No, don't have the free time with a wife and 2 kids. Is this game worth it at the price? If it's all you play, maybe.
  14. Not a great deal for those of us that didn't purchase the SF1 modules however. $15 for the base game is a no-brainer, but $105 ($145 CDN) for the module bundle isn't going to happen. I have several steam games in my library that need some love first 😉 Maybe when the modules get discounted I'll come back to them.
  15. Ok, will do. I don't have any of the other modules. Anyone know the cost if I were to buy the big bundle taking into account the discount for the SF1 upgrade?
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