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  1. I've searched the forums and I've searched the internet using various terms, but if such a listing exists, I can't find it. What I'm looking for is some kind of online or downloadable document that has a picture of each kind of terrain tile, its name, and how it affects units which move over, under, or through it. Thanks in advance for any help offered. Max Molinaro
  2. Thanks for the quick answer(s) to a frustrating situation, and for the "walk-forward" quick fix. Hope it gets fixed soon.
  3. I tried several different searches, so either I can't get the right search terms or it hasn't come up. In a quick battle with a human opponent we have a very battered city landscape. LOS is great in any straight line, so I put some anti-tank guns in large arty shell craters during setup. I checked all the LOS's from the guns, and everything was fine. However, on my first turn after setup, the same guns, just where I placed them with fine LOS's, now have LOS's of 5-6 meters at most. Has this happened before? If so, is it a bug, or is there a gameplay explanation? I've never had an LOS change so dramatically from what showed at setup.
  4. Redwolf: Thanks for the response. I meant that no program or process appears to be using more memory than usual. I have 1.25 gigs of RAM, and have had no problem previously playing with that amount. I also just tried playing CMSF and it plays fine--no problems. I'm probably going to try to reinstall CMBN and the module.
  5. Has anyone experienced the following problem? I recollect that I have had it a few times with CM games, but this is the first time with CMBN. I have a pretty old PC which has nevertheless done just fine with CMBN and the new module until a few days ago: After a normal start, everything slooooows down--as if a frame rate has dropped to 5 or something. The cursor can be positioned in fits and starts over a menu choice (with many overshoots), and I can actually (eventually) load a battle, but the situation is the same within the game: you rotate the view and first nothing happens and then it goes 360 degrees. I have looked at the task manager information and there is nothing really unusual with the game parameters: it's taking up about the right amount of memory, CPU time, etc. I have tried rebooting, turning off my antivirus program, and checking for viruses. No other problems with other programs currently. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  6. I don't understand the last two posts. Do they mean that you can't save during the setup, but can later on? I don't think there is any earlier point to save, is there? Don't get the references to saving before/after choosing "turn-based/realtime"--isn't the first save opportunity when you get to the setup screen? In any case, what worked for me: I had the crash after setting up units for Kampfgruppe Engel (campaign), saving the game, then trying to run the turn (push the red button). Crashed to desktop. I tried again with no save during the setup, and it worked okay.
  7. Maybe this ought to be in the tech section? It has apparently happened to a bunch of us with Norton antivirus, and I found the directions in the other thread on this topic to not be entirely clear. The problem is that even if you turn off Norton AV during the install of the commonwealth module, when Norton goes back on, it finds and deletes its exec. file. BF has explained this phenomenon in another thread. Norton is doing its job, but false positives are frustrating. Here is what to do: 1. On the main Norton screen click on "History" under "Computer Protection." 2. On the history screen, scroll down the recent events on the left side until you come to "commonwealth.exe" or any other file that looks like that. 3. Click on the file on the list, and a choice will come up on the right side to "restore and remove from threat list" or something like that. Click on that. That did it for me.
  8. I have the same problem--doesn't save about every 3-10 turns. Then I have to reload the turn, re-plot and save again--almost always saves on the second try. Extremely frustrating, and I'm glad to hear it's being worked on. I have XP on an older computer. Had the same problem in CMSF but not so often..not a good trend. Never had it in any previous CM game. None of the guesses about what is responsible seem to apply to my experience. My next experiment is saving every game prior to trying to save as PBEM file so I at least won't have to replot every move.
  9. Tashtego, It's subjective of course, but I liked the degree of sharpness in these two pictures. Nice work.
  10. On a lighter note (taken directly from a current game)...
  11. Thanks to all--I should have known.... Also, did I miss "how to place mines and where you can place them" in the manual? Or is it simply not there?
  12. Looked through the knowledge base, forum, and manual (searched the PDF file) and can't find out what I'm supposed to do with the mines I've bought for a quick battle. I can't load them into anything, just move them around the setup zone. What am I missing??? Thanks for any help.
  13. Not sure who to thank for the fun (and frustration) I had playing PM! The starting notes give credit to the "BFC Beta Team" (?--I think) but I recall seeing individual names on the battles. In any case, great effort, kept me going until the end with multiple replays of at least two of the battles. I like the combo of tactical problems along with strategic dilemmas to solve. Just about drove me nuts trying to get through one very tough map in 40 or 30 minutes--didn't see how it could be done--but I did it and more satisfying for the challenge. Thanks again, guys. Max Molinaro
  14. If this comment hasn't already been made, it seems to me that the way the individual soldiers in a unit spread out/deploy is more smooth and believable.
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