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  1. Hi Folks! I just bought Combat Mission Touch from Google Play for use with Samsung Galaxy Tab A. I am new to the world of tablets - can anyone tell me the official line on whether this app works with the Samsung Galaxy Tab A? So far its performance has been puzzling. When the app is launched the screen is filled with a still graphic of WW2 action and rousing music plays in the background. I would imagine at this point that either: a ) Something is loading or b ) A menu is supposed to display over the graphic - but there is nothing else on the screen and touching it anywhere makes no difference. This will sit there for at least 10 minutes with no change. The music plays and the picture remains but nothing else happens. Can any one help? Thanks in advance for any tips!
  2. Hi Folks: Can anyone help? I've got CMBN v 4 w no extras. Sometimes there's no enemy present in a Quick Battle. I've seen this twice - once with v 3.12 and once with v 4.00. On both occasions the enemy was the USA, but there's not enough data to know if that's any kind of pattern. Both times it was the defender who was not there. Both times the attacker and defender forces were chosen automatically. It's disappointing to spend 30 minutes slowly creeping up to a village only to find it, and the rest of the map, completely empty. The statistics at the end screen clearly show there is no USA force at all - no men or vehicles. I love this game and would love to hear of a solution to this issue! Many thanks in advance for any help.
  3. Hi IanL: Thanks for your reply - it would be nice if the code for CMBN QB automatic selection could be improved based on newer versions which are, as you have described, better.
  4. Excellent - I'll try it then. And if the enemy are more inclined to run away that's OK as I need all the help I can get.
  5. Hi BP: Thanks for your reply. I've had an inordinate run of luck it would seem as I've had dozens of compelling battles, with only a small number which had either no forces at all or very poorly placed or selected forces. I'm having a marvelous time with the program, but the session which contained no enemy was a big disappointment. The (not 'quick') battles have been great fun too and I can see that with careful design they have the potential to be a lot more challenging than QBs. I think one of the factors that has kept me happy with QBs is that the forces I choose are usually 'tiny' rather than 'small' and as such it is perhaps harder for the enemy battle plan to be a randomly created mess with baffled battalions all over the place doing odd things, rather than just a few companies trying to appear to be trained soldiers. Whoa - I see you're a scenario author! Excellent - I'll try 'Crossroads At Pierrefitte-En-Cinglais V2 [Updated 20/11/2015]' next time I play as I can play it with no add-ons as I understand things?
  6. Hi Schrullenhaft: Thanks for your reply. The defender in both cases was US infantry. >> You may want to select something in particular for the 'combat forces' rather than leaving it at 'auto' and see if that makes a difference. I've not seen this problem when the defender's units are chosen by the player. I seldom use this for, as far as I understand how CMBN works, it means the player has an exact order of battle for the enemy. I use the automatic selection of forces in almost every case as it is a compelling feature of the software. Most of the games I've played this way have been small or tiny battles, but with infantry as the selection, there should surely be no difficulty in computing forces which are within the size of battle chosen?
  7. JeffPreston

    v3.11 crashes with quick battles

    Hi Steve: >> Upgrade 4 apparently fixed the core problem and so the Vehicle Pack is not needed for those with using Engine 4. Can you tell me if it is the case that the product 'CM Normandy - UPGRADE 4 (Windows)' will certainly fix this problem? If not, can you tell me if there is some other place I can look to find out if someone knows of a definitive answer to the question? As you can imagine, it's disappointing to find that features shown in the demo of CMBN don't actually work when you decide to buy the product. Regardless, I am such a fan of the game that I would like to finally have a working version somehow. - Jeff
  8. JeffPreston

    v3.11 crashes with quick battles

    Thanks Ian - I've had a reply from a gentleman from the ticket system - I hope something can be done. If I have any breaking news I will be sure to pass it along!
  9. JeffPreston

    v3.11 crashes with quick battles

    Great heavens! Thanks for the information Ian. I wonder if the publisher is aware of this? What an extraordinary situation! A product that sold (to me) for $55.00, which clearly contains a serious bug, seen by many and clearly shown to be capable of reproduction was not fixed and the only solution is to spend another $20.00? I love the game and also have CMSF along with the original CM 1, 2 and 3 - I'm very disappointed to hear this is the only solution. I'll write directly to the support department and see if anything can be done to help. Thanks again!
  10. JeffPreston

    v3.11 crashes with quick battles

    Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I installed 3.12 patch and the problem is the same - no change. Is buying more software (the 'vehicle pack') the only known solution at present?
  11. JeffPreston

    v3.11 crashes with quick battles

    Hi Folks! I'm a big fan of CMBN and have 3.11 with no extras. I have the same problem with crashes when armor is chosen for automatic selection for USA in a QB. Has a solution to this issue been found yet without having to spend money? I realize there are later versions but I am hoping to get confirmation that certain specific steps will fix this problem. Running on PC with Windows 7. Many thanks for any help!