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  1. I'm talking about using the mission generator to generate missions in which I defend the river crossing either as the Russians or Germans. I thought it may have been the result of the experience setting. But I have played a couple of missions using elite for both sides and the AI armour still drives into the river instead of crossing on the bridge. Although in the last mission I played, 3 German armoured vehicles drove into the river, 2 stayed there, another came out on the German side and stopped there, while a fourth drove across the bridge.
  2. I've been using the battle generator in the demo for the last 2 days and I'm quite impressed. The only map available in the battle generator has a river crossing. I have not seen an ai tank even try to cross the bridge. Instead, they either stop at the river bank or drive into the river ands disappear. I have to place my tanks exactly at the start of the bridge and then they can make it across. But I have seen ai infrantry cross the bridge.
  3. I've successfully downloaded from the repository before, but I just tried for this one and got the following: The XML page cannot be displayed Cannot view XML input using style sheet. Please correct the error and then click the Refresh button, or try again later. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- An invalid character was found in text content. Error processing resource 'ftp://.../5th_Italian_mission.387.zip'. I can't remember if my successful download was before I installed IE8. It may have been.
  4. I forgot to mention that you have to enter a server name for the continue button to activate.
  5. I just picked this out of the review at ArmChairGeneral: "The player can start a multi-player game with only a computer opponent, basically a random skirmish." Tried it for a few minutes on Multiplayer LAN and it seems to be true. Maybe the AI has the same troops each time. I didn't try it for long enough to find out. But there are enough variables (maps, selection of nations and force mix, battle type) to allow the generation of lots of battles against the AI.
  6. I think it's an important question. I play IL2 and enjoy shooting up ground targets, and have wondered a number of times how I can lock onto a plane in this game and watch the action. Thanks for asking and I hope there is a good answer.
  7. Try opening it with Notepad. Right click, Open with, select Notepad. You might want to save a copy of the file before you start editing it.
  8. I received mine yesterday. I live in Vancouver, Canada
  9. There are still a lot of players on the multiplayer servers, and a lot of them seem to be from eastern Europe and a few from Russia. There are also a number of players from Britain, which is really no surpise because they're a bloodthirsty lot. They really got the game play just right and I haven't seen any better since then. I wish they would upgrade the graphics a bit and I would buy it again. People are still doing mods for it.
  10. Oops. Too big. Like the icons for crewmen. How about this one?
  11. The point I was trying to make earlier is that, at least for me, the size and graphics of the crewman icon is too large compared to that for the infantryman (which I like as is). Here's a screenshot of what I am trying to convey. At this point in the battle, enemy crewmen are less important to me than enemy infantrymen, but their icon is much larger than the icon of the attacking infantrymen. I would be happier if the icon for a crewman was smaller and simplified, such as a square or dot, simiar in size to the infantryman icon. What is a "hitbox"? I don't play many RTS, but instead tend towards simulations, such as Pacific Fighters/IL2, and Take Command. OK, I'm still hooked on Hidden & Dangerous 2 for a third person shooter. http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k35/jetsetsam/grab_2009_05_11_18_15_54_640tga_000.jpg
  12. "Icons for ordinary soldiers (who don't have special abilities like: machine gunner, AT soldier, sniper, officer, driver) are way too small. It's a real hassle to select these soldiers from a distance, in the heat of a battle". I don't agree with this statement. The smaller icons are a great improvement over the party balloon icons in TOW1, which really detracts from the immersion. They are far too big. Looks like a battlefield full of smilies. I think the small triangular icon for an infantryman is a good size and effective for gameplay. I don't have any trouble using it. Please don't change it. However, the icons for vehicle crews remain too large when you zoom out. Midway through a battle, the icons for the crews of disabled/destroyed vehicles tend to dominate the battlefield image and are reminiscent of the party balloon battle image of TOW1. They aren't so important that their icon should be larger than the icon for an infantryman. Perhaps you could simplify the icon by making it a small dot or a square, to diffentiate them from infantrymen. The icon doesn't have to be a simplified image to help players understand that its for a crewman. To respond to people who like playing with large coloured party balloons or smilies, perhaps you could have an option to select icon size, and even colour. I changed the icon colour for the allies in TOW1 from green to blue and I thought it was a big improvement.
  13. I don't agree with putting all units on "hold". I also play Take Command, and unless you take command of your units, they act with some independence, just as would be experienced in battle. It gives a greater feeling of reality, where units don't always do what you want, when you want. I want to continue to see the same unit independence in this game, unless I take command of them deliberately.
  14. It's in the game folder. I don't know how adept you are with computers and software, so I'll keep it very simple. Open up any folder, on your desktop or one you have in My Documents, etc. Go up to the top and click on Folders, over on the left, click on my computer, local disk ©, Program Files, Battlefront, Theatre of War 2 and you're now in the game folder. Click on the green square that has two white flowers or gears and is called options.exe. Double click on it and under the System tab uncheck smart pause under Game. Click OK, and then close out of all the folders etc with the red X in the top right of your desktop. Done.
  15. Ooh, ooh your answer is just so butch, It just chaps my ass when guys talk rough with me. I mean, really.
  16. I just finished the second mission in the British campaign, and had fun scouting out the last axis position using my snipers, before I hit them with an air attack and stormed in with my tanks and infantry. It would have been even more immersive if the snipers had a scope view, that you could pop in and out of. Right now, the snipers have the same view as any other infantryman. And officers could have a binocular view as well. Or maybe there already is one and I just haven't found it in the controls.
  17. Mongo

    Graphic lag?

    You can also improve the performance of your computer by cleaning out temp files and tidying up your registry. And yes, you can clean out your registry without buggering it up. Two very safe and easy to use free utilities are CCleaner and Glary Utilities. I've been using both for a few years now without any problems. http://www.ccleaner.com/ http://www.glaryutilities.com/ I also use JV16 Powertools, which can make a mess of your registry. I know from personal experience.
  18. Mongo

    Graphic lag?

    I've been using Alacrity to shut down background services and programs that are unnecessary for running the game. It's the sequel to FSAutostart. http://kensalter.com/forum/index.php It seems to help.
  19. You're not alone. I get a message "Search Servers System Unavailable"
  20. I don't know. This one made me laugh too: "The UI could do with some refining as there are loads of buttons and in the demo i used less than half of them". 16 buttons. Maybe some of them can be used by units in the full game. Just maybe.
  21. "The upcoming tactical World War II title Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943 will be available worldwide on April 24 2009, in a simultaneous release by 1C Company in Eastern and Central Europe and by Battlefront.com for the rest of the world. " posted by Nike-it, administrator http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?t=6593
  22. Mongo

    JSH Question

    Look in the demo thread. Sneaksie said: "Mortars (stationary and on Sdkfzs) are in the works for Kursk campaign." I don't think Kursk is a town in North Africa.
  23. Have you tried reducing the resolution on your video card?
  24. Try out the following and your game will run faster and smoother. Use CCleaner and Glary Utilities to clean out the junk. I’ve used them both for a long time now and neither will cause you any problems. Use the cleaner and registry in CCleaner. Use the one click maintenance in Glary Utilities. http://www.ccleaner.com/ http://www.glaryutilities.com/ I also use JV16Powertools, but it can bugger up your system if you are not careful with it. The nicest sites put spyware on your system and then sell the results of tracking your net usage to marketing companies. The malware is like sand in the gears of your machine and will cause stutters and slow it down. I used Ad-Aware for a long time but recently I have been using Superantispyware and Spyware Doctor to clean out malware that my Kaspersky security system lets through. Run quick scans with both. I don’t run a full scan with Spyware Doctor because I have found it identifies part of Hyperlobby as spyware. If you find several spyware on your system, it would be a good idea to run the antispyware software in Safe Mode as well. http://www.superantispyware.com/ A free version of Spyware doctor is available with the Google Pack. http://pack.google.com/intl/en/pack_installer.html Start>Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs and uninstall all of the software that you don’t need or didn’t know was there and then clean out your registry with Ccleaner and Glary Utilities. Install the PCI Latency tool. It smoothes out stutters and improves framerate. For anything that isn’t set to 000 or 064, right click on New Latency, enter 064, then under Settings, click Save and check Apply on Startup. http://drivers.softpedia.com/progDow...oad-18183.html Right click on your task bar at the bottom of your desk top and click on Task Manager. It will tell you if you have any programs running, and under the processes tab how many services are running and the usage of your memory. I use my computer for work and have 53 processes running and have a commit charge (on my memory) of 563m out of 3939m. Gaming fiends that I know get the processes down to below 20. Alacrity turns off unnecessary programs and services. The developer initially wrote it (FSAutoStart) for MS Flight Simulator but I use it for this game, Take Command 2nd Manassas and IL2. It really helps. http://kensalter.com/forum/index.php I also use O & O Clevercache which manages my systems usage of memory. It also smoothes things out, but I paid for it. CachemanXP does the same and I think it’s free. I haven’t used it for a long time. http://www.outertech.com/index.php?_charisma_page=index
  25. Most people let useless garbage and spyware bung up their system. You could try cleaning out all of that stuff and your system will run smoother. I'll post some more info on what to do, but I read this on another forum. Maybe it will work for your system. Right-Clicking 'My Computer' and then Select 'Properties'. 2) Click on the 'Advanced' tab. 3) Under 'Performance', click 'Settings'. 4) Then click the 'Advanced' tab on the button that pops up. 5) Under 'Virtual Memory' at the bottom, click 'Change'. 6) Click the 'Custom Size' button. 7) For the initial size (depending on your HD space), type in anywhere from 1000-1500 (although I use 4000), and for the Maximum size type in anywhere from 2000-2500 (although I use 6000). 8) Click 'Set', and then exit out of all of the windows. 9) Finally, Restart your computer. 10) You now have a faster computer and 1-2GB of Virtual RAM..!
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