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  1. Also, when reloading the saved file I was reminded just how long it takes to load a game. I timed it and it was just shy of four minutes to load a saved game. Four minutes. Then I got to watch my units run in a direction I didn't expect because they couldn't go where I had plotted for them to go (but the game won't tell you that) and that particular squad got shot to hell. Another four minute reload. I think I know why I quit playing in the first place. The game is an exercise in frustration.
  2. I haven't played CMBN in a while but I've started playing recently - or attempting to play - and the game keeps crashing. I've had three crashes so far and I've only attempted two games. I can't remember what happened during the first crash but the second two crashed during the video replay of the turn. Is this an issue that is common or am I just unlucky?
  3. I suggest zipping your turn files. Although this may not solve your current problem, it does solve a potential future problem of people having difficulty downloading what may be nothing but textual gibberish. Jason
  4. In the annals of time, Steve, when he posted to this board often (ie, before CMBO was released) gave his reasons for not allowing this. Basically it was because they wanted to make sure everyone was playing the same game and no one could be labeled a 'cheater'. Plus, if you think about it, if people can do more than mod the look of things there is less incentive to buy a new game. If you could have downloaded someone's vehicle mods of Eastern front vehicles for free months before CMBB came out or paid money for CMBB, what do you think many people would do? Conversely, allowing people
  5. Is there a seek hull down command in CMBO? I don't think there is, but CMBB and CMAK have one. Otherwise you have to do it manually. Go to level one by hitting, not surprisingly, the number one. Then you have to manually zoom around the map attempting to find a spot that might, conceivably, be hull-down to some other spot on the map. You can check to see if you have achieved hull-down status by using the LOS tool 'L' and zooming around the map. In CMBB and CMAK you just use the 'D' key and plot a move just like any other move. Jason
  6. I was going to ask you to a CM scenario so I clicked on the email button. Then I saw your e-mail address and I realized I WAS playing a PBEM game against you. Jason
  7. Here is a simple strategy. Don't give up. I haven't played CM in a long time. Never played CMBB against a human and only played 6 or so games total. Picked up CMAK in March and am now playing 6 or 7 PBEM games. I've had some rather unusual turns of luck in my games. ME QB, 1500 pts, Italy. I set weather to random. I buy a platoon of M4A1 tanks. I discover it is raining and windy. My Shermans can't move worth a damn. Within a few minutes four Shermans are burning from 3 StuGs. My opponent gets to the two flags before I do. A Panther appears. I see fire from on-board guns
  8. Ahh, I see. Loading the mod as opposed to installing the mod. That was where I was confused. I was thinking that you already COULD see the difference between the mods you had loaded or not. But that I was really thinking about seeing the difference between the INSTALLED mods and uninstalled ones. Jason
  9. Copy the NA bmps over the corresponding Italian counterparts. Voila! A bit of North Africa in Italy. Jason
  10. How does this differ from what happens now. I just downloaded and used McMMM and like it a lot. Will this make things better? Jason
  11. You can also play with rarity on. The Allied stuff (well, mostly US) is extremely low rarity in CMAK. The Americans ALWAYS have a Sherman at -10% rarity. Sure, it makes it fairly easy to figure out what your opponent will buy, but playing different time periods really makes for very different games. I agree with the idea of playing scenarios. I'm currently playing my first PBEM game of CMAK. I intentionally picked the earliest scenario shipped with the game - a December 1940 scenario pitting English vs. Italians. The scenario overview mentions that the British ran roughshod over t
  12. Chris, Thanks for the work. I know how hard it is to do a CM database, cuz, like, I made one for CM:BO and it took a long time. Jason
  13. So has anyone taken over the mantle of searchonaut in the last few months? A big "Hello!" to all the folks that recognize my screen name. You CAN get too much Combat Mission. guachi (absent head of the Searchonauts)
  14. A few blurbs on the Gew43: 350,000 produced 1943-45 Most went to the Eastern Front (but so did most of everything) Largely confined to front-line units, especially Panzergrenadiers. Perhaps adding one in place of a Kar98 in Panzergrenadier units would be a reasonable compromise. Someplace, somewhere is a thread listing a bunch (abot 50) MGs that Germany used during the war. I doubt BTS will model them all. I TRIED doing a search but found nothing. Jason
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