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About DEB8

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  1. Whilst I follow your comment here in general, surely that does not apply re the SdKfz 233 as the vehicle it should look like ( the SdKfz 234/2 ) is also in the game ( CMBB/CM2 ), and could have been taken from that game for CMAK/CM3... IMHO it was just a numerical "cock up" ! [ What do you mean 'there are others' ! Drat ! ]
  2. CM2 and CM3 The SdKfz 233 uses an incorrect SdKfz 232 "Model" [ The vehicle should look more like the SdKfz 234/3 ( with a wider barreled gun and open top turret ). ] CM3 only The Churchill I should have a long barreled gun in the hull ( front right ), as well as the usual shorter barreled gun in the turret. How did these get missed ? NB : The stats etc. for each of the above are correct, it's just the visible "model" that's wrong.
  3. Well, I finally got around to installing CMBO on my laptop and it appears to work fine ! [ My video card's dedicated memory is apparently 128MB, but the game I had installed first ( Shogun Total War ) only read 8MB... ] NB : Tests ( via a USB ) also show that CMBB and CMAK work OK too. I will be installing them soon.
  4. Whilst it is indeed an option, it is not one I am likely to take up. [ What's with the " Deb does Dallas" moniker ? If I were a girl ( DEB = my initials ), I might well find that offensive... ]
  5. Unfortunately, I am unable to adjust any settings via the BIOS, as this function has been left off on my laptop... I have also not been able to trace ( to date ), how this may ( or may not ), be able to be done via the Video card settings themselves. I will review this though with the information you have provided. Thanks for that. I have previously tried adjustments via the compatibility settings, but only re the game ( not a CM1 series one ), that is currently on my laptop. They did not work with that game, but it is possible they may work re a CM1 series one. If I have any problems with any CM1 series one I will re-look at that. It is still quite possible that I will not have a problem at all with the CM1 series. It all depends on what figure was actually input at the games manufacture re Video Memory ( initial or actual )...
  6. Thanks for those comments. Re certainty re 8 MB dedicated memory - no... See below :- I have installed a game onto my Laptop. It operates ( according to specifications ), on a minimum of 4 MB dedicated video memory, but 16MB is recommended. An early error at the install stage caused a error report, which listed the dedicated video memory applicable as 8 MB. After the addition of a Flash "video player""(!), the game started up correctly. However, the game's graphics have a minor problem with about 30% of the tree coverage and 80% + re dead bodies. As I understand it, this was a known problem re the games graphics, if the dedicated video memory available was less than the recommended figure ! My video card is an Intel integrated HD graphics card, which when combined with the O/S 's 4 GB of RAM, operates in much the same manner as you describe. However, it reads a games dedicated video memory requirement as input ( sometimes incorrectly ), by the games manufacturer. Some manufacturers apparently input the Initial video memory, rather than the actual video memory requirement that Intel now use with their integrated video cards... I presume from the error report that 8 MB was set for the game now on my laptop. It is possible, that if the actual video memory of the CM1 series was set higher than 8 MB, that my graphics card would note that higher figure and work correctly. It would also appear that any that are 8 MB ( or less ) may work correctly too ; hence my query. I am fairly hopeful re CMBO, but not so much re CMBB / CMAK.
  7. Seasons greetings ! I have all 3 of the CM1 series of games installed on a Vista O/S Desktop PC. I would like to install them all on a Windows 7 O/S Laptop. My understanding is that they should all work on a Windows 7 O/S ; but I have a problem, in that my Laptop is currently limited to an 8 MB Dedicated Video memory ! Can you please advise the Dedicated Video Memory required for each of the 3 CM1 series of games. Many thanks.
  8. DEB8

    Hiding Mode - In A Tank

    Strangely, the rules ( CM2 : under Appendix B - Orders, Special orders , Hide/Unhide ) say that this represents ( the vehicle ) keeping it's engine idle ( and does NOT represent the crew hiding inside the tank) ! I guess a quieter Tank is harder to spot if in ( say ) a Wood !! [ It also notes that trying to hide a Tiger Tank in an open field is not a good idea ! }
  9. Thanks for that information. This appears to be good news for me as my games were CDV ones, that I had purchased via a local games store. [ NB : If anyone can confirm Schrullenhaft's information re CDV versions of the games, I would be most grateful ].
  10. I recall that some years ago, I was advised ( by a Games Company staff member ), that games could only be installed on 3 ( or 4 ) different PC's ( maximum ), due to a limit set into the game / disk ! However, I cannot now recall which Games / Games Company this applied / applies to... Can any one advise if this limit applies to the Combat Mission Games ( specifically to CMBO and CMBB ). Thanks. [ NB : To date, each game has been installed on two different PC's. ]
  11. DEB8

    A plea to Battlefront

    But finally a Battlefront Patch....
  12. And Battlefront said a patch was not going to happen!!
  13. Not true! I have Vista HP with DX10 & all three CMx1 games. CM3 runs fine & CM2 looks OK. Graphics = Intel ® G45/G43 Express. Guess I may be lucky!! Hope so..
  14. DEB8

    A plea to Battlefront

    Me neither. I have 22 games; 6 Ancients, Shogun Total War ( Warlord ), The French & Indian War, Age of Sail, 5 Napoleonics, 2 ACW, Diplomacy & 5 WW2 ( including CM1 & CM2 ). Jack of all, master of several ( especially Shogun ). I fail to see how you deduce that from the comments made on this Thread. But a "licence" whould surely specify what can be done and not done with that access, and is legally binding. Other people make other calls. Whilst Battlefront should know what's best for them, they can be wrong. Maybe no-one is interested in "licencing it from them, who knows? See also Redwolf's interesting surmise elsewhere... Methinks you jest. It's up to Battlefront ( or NVidia ) to patch.
  15. DEB8

    A plea to Battlefront

    Now that's a shame. I can't do it myself because I don't have a Vista OS yet, let alone a NVidia driver. Those who do have should report it ( now they know ( or should do by now ) where to. Now that's a thought....