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  1. Yep, somewhat difficult to nail down when it will crash, but it was discussed awhile back. I thought it was fixed with the recent patches, but I still occasionally get the crash myself. Turning off shaders setting does stop the crashes completely for me as far as I know. I have not done any extensive testing and sometimes my playtime can be anywhere from one to three hours. There was a discussion about rolling back to a certain Nvidia driver. I can't remember the exact driver version but it was prior to 2019 I believe. Due to my brain wanting things to stay up to date, I could not stay rolled back forever. Cheers!
  2. I also wanted to mention I occasionally get crashes on Combat Mission games as well. I have all the WWII titles, and all titles have crashed roughly 30min-60min into a save. My specs: Windows 10 Pro Intel Core i7-8700K CPU 16.0 GB RAM Nvidia 1080 Ti with up-to-date drivers I have tried fresh installations. I have played without mods and with mods with both fresh installs. Combat Mission titles are updated to the latest engine v.4 upgrade. They are installed on my SSD. Not sure what happened, but these are random crashes. At the same time, the time frame between crashes stays pretty consistent. Thank you
  3. That is indeed very sad to hear. I was so excited that maybe we could convince him to try it. I love his content. Heck, he was streaming Hearts of Iron 3 last week. Figured he would at least give an opinion from the videos or something considering he is focused on this type of material. Oh well, thanks for trying guys. Maybe one day down the road we'll see something.
  4. Hello! I have been watching Military History Visualized for quite awhile. (Possible 2-3 years I believe). I have watched every single one of his videos ever since I've subscribed to him and I remember there was this video him playing and discussing the Steel Division game. I commented on there as well as a couple others in which we mentioned Combat Mission and other games such as Graviteam Tactics. I remember seeing a reply to one of the comments and he does know about them I believe. He mentioned that the reason why he hasn't covered them yet is because he has limited time to play games for himself and to analyze them. I'm sure from remembering his comment that if we could get a lot of people to comment on one of his videos to ask if he would cover Combat Mission OR if someone perhaps is a Patreon of his, he will probably answer a question if you have it. Anyways, just my two cents. He's got great content and always makes us history lovers appreciate his work. Really wish he would give his opinion on CM and it's accuracies...
  5. Well first off, welcome to the community! Combat Mission games capture those small things about WWII very well and I can agree that wanting to understand the equipment is important. There are many things around the internet that offer very detailed reports describing the equipment in greater detail. I'm sure someone here will come along and link you some familiar stuff, but if you're willing to take a look you can find some decent encyclopedias to get you started. I personally just learned from experience after many years of WWII games what weapons are generally used for what. Some of the larger artillery assets could definitely immobilize a tank and if a lucky hit could penetrate most tanks top thinner armor. To be honest, I'm not sure of the specifics and I'm sure someone around here could tell you more. To give you a general idea though, yes using larger artillery assets against tanks is the way to go if you expect them to cross a certain path and want to risk their movement or slow them down. Even today, I'm still learning small differences between a WW1 and a WW2 artillery piece because many WW1 heavy artillery were used in WW2. It comes down to a shell is a shell and if it hits, it is going to hurt. More than anything, the minor stuff that we don't see such as the recoil of the artillery is what makes the largest difference between a more modern artillery equipment. There is more to it than that, but that is usually simulated with long calling in times for your spotter I have noticed. (I believe that is what I have noticed and I could be wrong) In any case, that's my little answer, not exactly answering specifically as I'm not an expert but hope it gives you something until someone better can do the job. Welcome again, and if you ever want a PBEM opponent, hit me up on the Few Good Men and send me a dropbox invite. Good luck!
  6. Combat Mission games are like the ultimate addiction. I thought when I got back into them with CMBN + all modules that I would be completely satisfied. Well I was but I then went on to buy CMFI+ GL. Red Thunder came shortly after. Now after a few months, I've got to say I play them all regularly. They each have a unique setting and since I love the history behind WW2 a lot, each of those settings are like dreams come true. Soon I will be getting CMFB to complete the WW2 titles and of course all the modules when they come out for the rest. As many have said, you will probably get them all if you love this tactical stuff. If you have to choose between CMRT and CMFI, I would go for CMFI because it has more content currently with another module on the way. I'm also a little biased of the Italian front because of my Italian bloodline. Again, I love all the titles. Just play the demos!
  7. Welcome friend! Make sure to head over to The Few Good Men to find some games. I have a couple PBEM going on right now and they're a friendly bunch.
  8. Sure thing! I'm FieldNinja101st on discord. My names have changed so much over the years. xD
  9. Holy cow! I come home from exams and speeches and decided to check up on the status of Fortress Italy and... YES!!! Thank you so much and good luck on the battlefield!
  10. Hello Battlefront community! I have bought and been playing Combat Mission Battle For Normandy over a year now. I want to formerly thank the developers as this game is truly addicting and I love the historical accuracy. I've always loved war-games, but it's been hard to find one that gets that itch just right and Combat Mission especially nails the infantry tense combat although the entire package is well done. My question for you guys is when will CMFI be back for sale as I noticed only the 3.0 upgrade is available. I've been wanting to purchase this for awhile, so I made an account wandering where it is. I assume they are waiting for the upgrade to release to put it back for sale. I finally created an account for the forums after a year of lurking so I'm getting used to it. Thank you!
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