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  1. I'd say holidays already qualify as "long past". If no screenies, can we at least get more info about the CMRT module's content? Partisans? Hungarians? Bueller?
  2. @kipanderson, great thanks for testing. I'll gradually start getting screenies of the converted CMFI maps and loading them in...
  3. OK, we're already on to the next holiday (St Valentine's Day). Time for the promised screen shots or at least more info about the content to be included in the CMRT module!
  4. I've redone the CMRT database to use links to files in the same directory rather than importing image files into the DB file itself--it should make the file easier to use as I add more maps. Note that I've changed one thing in this version of the DB--now I am only listing unique maps, because there are too many maps at this point to reliably indicate which maps are alternative versions or submaps of another map. While I've tested it on a couple of computers here, before I spend more time adding more maps, I would like for a couple of you to test the file to make sure that the links work, etc. You should be able to install the directory and files anywhere you want, the main thing is to keep the Excel DB file and all of the map images in the same directory. Here is the file, note that it is a fairly large file, at about 650 MB: CMRT Map Database v3 Could someone please test it, make sure that the map images open, etc. and then let me know here? Then I'll start adding converted maps from CMFI and CMFB.
  5. @kipanderson, great, glad you like it. I'm going to try to get started on converting it to a linked format as described above, and add all of the maps I've converted from CMFI and CMFB! Will be a mammoth undertaking though, I think I've got about 150 distinct maps for each of those games...
  6. Sounds like good news. And while I can patiently wait for screenshots, I guess the content much be pretty much set at this late stage...can you provide any info? Such as, will the CMRT module have partisans? Not asking for a complete list of new units (yet!), but is there generally any exciting content news?
  7. Thanks for the comments, but I doubt I'll buy this one, because I bought the original and could not get through a scenario. Just wasn't interested, don't know why. I served in an armor unit during Desert Storm, so I thought I would find it interesting, but I don't... Not criticizing the game, just probably not something that I will pull the trigger on, although who knows, I've changed my mind before...
  8. Anything after WWII pretty much leaves me cold...but are US/Western AFVs from the 60s and early 70s really represented in the CMSF (or CMBS)?
  9. Looks purdy and all, but I doubt I'll buy it, as I'm just not into the modern stuff... But please please please more news about the long awaited CMRT module!
  10. I don't really see what the issue is, at least for some conversions...for all of the games I've bought, I've converted most of the maps to CMRT...I've paid for the maps, have I not? For games I haven't bought, I've downloaded a few user-made maps, mainly to see if they could be converted. So far all of the maps I tried could be converted other than CMBN, none of which worked. That said, I would not distribute converted maps, at least unless I was sure that the recipient already had the game from which the maps were converted.
  11. OK, no rush, whenever it is ready. It will be worth it!
  12. wow, amazing map. When it is finished, or close to finished, will you post a link? I'd like to include it in my CMRT map database.
  13. Excellent interview which helps humanize the too-often faceless Red Army, and a real tribute to what the Russians were willing and able to do to defeat the Nazis.
  14. Also, has anyone had any luck converting CMBN maps to CMRT? I could not get any of them to work; I thought the problem might have been maps with bocage, but after removing them I still could not get any of the other maps to convert. CMBS maps also convert to CMRT, but I don't have the game so was only able to convert a few player-made maps that I found online.
  15. After a long delay, I've updated the CMRT Map DB to include recent maps as well as campaign maps--almost 90 more maps in all. I've also replaced some of the dark, night scenario 3D images with daytime images. Here is the new DB: CMRT DB v2.3 (note that because of file size, to download you might need to right-click and select "Save link as...") Here is the changelog with a list of new maps: CMRT Map DB Changelog This will probably be the last update for the DB in this format--the file is getting too big to work with easily (about 800 MB), so adding very many more maps might not be feasible. For more maps, in addition to the upcoming CMRT module (whenever that might be), I've converted many of the maps from CMFI and CMFB into CMRT maps (about 300 maps in all), and at some point I'd like to add all of them to the DB. To do so, however, I think I might need to link to the image files in a directory rather than embed them in the DB file, which would take a lot of time... Let me if you have comments or requests, or if I have not attributed authorship for any of the maps correctly.
  16. @IanL Thanks Ian; for now though, the problem has not recurred so I'm going to let sleeping dogs lie. If the problem comes back I will try that, although in the past the problem still occurred when I used the default hotkeys. But I think when that happened there might have been two hotkeys files--one in the User folder and one somewhere else, maybe in the mods folder.
  17. Yeah, based on the old CMx1 hotkeys. At one point I thought it might have been that I had duplicate hotkeys, but now I don't think that was it. This is a good point--I looked at this too--at least at one point I had two hotkeys files in different directories. I deleted one, but am not sure if that fixed it yet (part of the problem is that I have two computers and get mixed up what fixes I've tried on each one). This is certainly worth looking into more. I guess I shouldn't complain, but I haven't had this problem in almost a month now, so maybe it is fixed. But probably not, now that I've jinxed myself!
  18. Yes, I have two totally separate computers, with different mice, different monitors, different graphics cards, different operating systems, and it happens on both, although it seems to happen more often on my Win7 machine. But I don't think it has anything to do with any of those factors--as described in one of my posts above, I'm convinced it has something to do with the hotkeys file, although I'm not sure quite what. In any event, whenever I got rid of the hotkey file, it seemed to stop for good. The problem is I won't play this game without hotkeys.
  19. That's the thing, I've had the problem on two different computers, with different video cards. This computer has an NVidia GeForce GTX 960, my other computer also has a Geforce, but I forget which model.
  20. Sometime this works, sometimes it doesn't. I think it is somehow connect to the hotkeys file, but haven't figure out exactly how. I have not had this problem in a few weeks now, so maybe the evil map-spinning demons have been exercised from my computer.
  21. I seem to be using Java Version 8, Update 121 (build 1.8.0_121-b13). Whatever that means... It doesn't sound like it is worth figuring out what the problem is if it works for everyone else, who knows, maybe an anti-virus issue (although you'd think it would totally block it if that were the case) or god knows what. Although on the last campaign I did, only one scenario resulted, and in all campaigns the last scenario has been corrupted. So I might just ask if someone could send me the extracted scenarios...any volunteers? No big rush. Thanks for your help.
  22. So far I've been able to do two campaigns, with the following results: 1) each campaign took several hours to unpack--we're talking 5-8 hours. 2) the Campaign_Listing.xml file was not created for either campaign (but I don't need it, so that's OK); and 3) the final scenario in each campaign was corrupted, or at least crashed CMRT when I tried to open it. So something ain't right. Pretty weird, especially since it seems to work for everyone else. I guess it is something on my system, but frankly am not inclined to spend the hours necessary to track it down. I will gradually unpack the campaigns that I have, and maybe ask someone to send me the final scenario in each campaign (assuming that these files for the remaining campaigns will also be corrupted).
  23. Well, the program has spit out three scenarios for one campaign, but it took several hours. In fact it is still running now, or at least I cannot delete the relevant campaign file to start another, because Win10 tells me that the file is being used by Java. Also, I can't find the process in the Windows task manager to kill it so I guess I'll have to wait for it to stop, whenever that will be. Also, for some reason, I've never gotten an xml file; I don't need it, but it does make me think that something is not right with Scan_Cade on my computer. I'll try a second campaign file in the morning if the first one is finished by then.
  24. Got it; that's what I thought but wanted to check if I was missing something obvious. Will try tonight and report back later. Thanks much for your help.
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