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About herr_oberst

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  1. No, no, no... CM SLOD -- Space Lobsters of Doom.
  2. FWIW: I'm on a Mac, not Windows. I just went through a full installation exercise when my home-built Hackintosh finally died a deadly death after 8 years, and I updated to a new iMac with MacOS Mojave -- the first attempt to migrate wholesale from a Time Machine backup to new machine did not fare well (Mojave has some 'quirks' compared to Sierra), so I wiped the disk, reinstalled Mojave, then set about updating with all the applications I routinely use. I found it amazingly smooth to both retrieve, then install all the CM2 titles I have (CMBN, CMFI, CMRT, CMFB, CMBS, and basically all the additional modules/addons/engine updates for those games). I download the full versions of the games one-by-one, and worked through activating one game while the next in the list was downloading. Danke.
  3. Rome to Victory... oh yes! Been waiting a long-ish time for this one to come out the gates.
  4. <userHome>/Library/Mail is the base root. Depending on folders in your Mail app, I have V2 and V4 folders. V2 is basically empty, V4 has UUID named folders under there... which is which I don't know at the moment, but I have multiple email accounts that I aggregate in the Mail app. To suss those IDs out, sending an email to one account, then checking in Finder to see which folder got updated _should_ let me figure out which account ties to which UUID. That might get you started...
  5. Hmm... if Santa is nice and brings me a new MacBook Pro, I might migrate my Hackintosh to Win 7 (and get that out of it's current VM) to give it a go. i7 3770k, 32GB RAM, 500GB SSD, nVidia GTX 660Ti - tech is a little old, but should have the horses to play -- I'll have to be selective about what games to buy... CMFI gets the most play time currently...
  6. I would guess CPU is for computing turn results, GPU is for rendering, which is where all the really cool stuff happens. Disk? Meh, once the game is loaded, that's kind of a moot point, but SSD is nice all around. Who cares if it takes another 2 seconds to compute the results of a turn. What you want is nice replay. Put your money where your eyes are. My 2 cents (yeah, I know, I still run a GeForce GTX 660 Ti, 2GB, but my desired upgrade path is over $1k, so it's gotta wait).
  7. Mac results: Up and running fine. I downloaded, and went ahead and entered license keys for the whole CMFI chain (CMFI -- got the dreaded 'X', then GL -- 'X' again, then v3.0 Upgrade - Play activated). On start, 'You need a license for 4.0'. Quit the app, ran the 'Activate New Products - CMFI.sh' in the app folder, entered the 4.0 bundle key, and TaDa! Up and running. Thank you Steve et al.
  8. As a fellow software dev I have heard, and probably made, an analogous statement in countless meetings. That is why there is the saying that "the last 20% ends up taking 80% of the time". 'Chaos is found in greatest abundance where order is being sought.'
  9. Yup, Philmont Scout Ranch, outside Cimmaron, New Mexico, 23 miles from Base Camp up in a valley. Overcast night, and ZERO ambient light. One of the other adult leaders got up in the middle of the night for a constitutional and turned left instead of right. Couple of steps and smack into a pine tree trunk. Some very un-Scoutish words ensued, waking those nearby.
  10. Mac All-in-One 4.0 installer worked great on a pseudo-Mac (homebuilt Mac Pro-alike using compatible parts). Made the switch from Win to Mac back at CMBN and haven't looked back since. Installation has been easy-peasy ever since (CMBN+, CMFI +, CMRT, CMBS), including the 4.0 upgrade. Kudos to the Battlefront crew for making it ever easier to support my second vice, or is it the third? Hmm, velomobile, CM, scotch, or velomobile, scotch, CM?
  11. A fire brigade rushing to plug a gap somewhere, only to run into an unexpected vanguard of the foe? I always imagine meeting engagements as the result of "Oh crap, they aren't supposed to be here!"
  12. Hmm, not quite. BF is very upfront in saying that their games will not run in a virtualized environment/under an emulator. So, owning a Mac, running some flavor of Mac OS and using VirtualBox, or vmWare Fusion or the like to host a Windows install in order to run CM games will not work. Using Bootcamp, however, will, because (if I remember correctly) Bootcamp partitions the hard drive so the physical hardware can host two operating system installations. In this case, you choose which OS to run when booting the machine, but only one OS is running at any one time.
  13. I believe the comment was "Recon by platoon..." Sadly I had to leave just as the Germans were hustling into the first set of buildings and he was punishing the second ATG, so have to watch the vid to get all his "tactical battle management" pointers.
  14. Awesome, and nostalgic at the same time. Almost 20 years of CM goodness...
  15. DL'ed at work over lunch. Hmm, wonder how it would look on the 60" in a conference room...
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