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  1. I'm noticing this right now in the Dutch campaign. I'm on mission #3 and so far, both have ended in very early surrenders where I hadn't even cleared half the map. I am seeing the opposite on Mission #3 however. I've seized the bridge approach and am now just sitting there waiting for the time to tick down.
  2. Yes, Steam users are people too believe it or not 😉 There's just a lot more of them, which is naturally going to increase the % of boneheads. Locking it down would be a bad move as most people (myself included) like to use the forum where their game resides, not have to create another login at a different site for every game.
  3. Yah, I noticed this too. For instance the Big Bundle with the game shows $118 CDN for me, even though I already own SF 2 (and have it installed on Steam). Individual modules are $39.99 CDN each...$120 for all three?! Or, I can get all of the modules on the BF site for about $99 CDN. This could be the same thing that ED attempts to do...get people to avoid Steam and buy off of their site (which I do now as they also give reward $ with each purchase, and the price is roughly the same). So, is this whole Steam move just a PR stunt to get CM more exposure? I can't imagine a sensible person b
  4. I'm sure the crew on here will trash me for it (so be it), but this sort of seems like an elitist thing to say, does it not? You care about the cash but not the customers on Steam, many of whom will not want to come over here to these forums? Will you have someone over there doing 'PR' at least? I've seen the vitriol on Steam with DCS World (and many other games) when they ignore Steam over the ED forums.
  5. I'd like to know this too. To me, this is the biggest benefit to having the game on Steam as the current process is a royal PITA. I see the prices have been discounted here enough now that it may entice me to buy at least one of the modules. Seems there's no benefit to getting the bundle as the price is the same now. Will the bundle be available on Steam at some point?
  6. Yes, and this is where the biggest complaints are going to be on the user reviews on Steam. Gamers have come to expect modern graphics, and the CM games aren't it. I've heard all the arguments why..no need to rehash it here again. I think this is a big reason why I can't justify the price these days, and the same reason I don't play Falcon BMS much...it's a turd when compared to DCS, even if the dynamic campaign is light years ahead of any content in DCS. In any event, more cash, better game engine, we'll all be happy.
  7. So will this new arrangement be similar to DCS World in regards to sales (on here and on Steam), etc or has that much been worked out yet? I think getting CM on Steam is long overdue. More exposure to a much larger (and likely much younger) audience, access to the 'impulse' buying behaviour of Steam sales (I have 140 games on Steam...most of which I don't play), and better pricing for those of us not in the US, which has stopped me from buying anything past CMSF 2, CMBS, and CMBN...$90 CDN for a single game is very steep. Hopefully it results in more cash for BF which can go into moder
  8. I was thinking of getting the CMFI Big Bundle now that RTV has been released, so I d/l the demo and tried to launch it but the above happens (hit Launch and it just goes back to desktop). I have went in and added the demo .exe in exceptions in Win 10 firewall settings, still doesn't work. I don't use any other virus software. I also checked and nothing is running in the task manager list. Ideas? EDIT: if anyone else runs into this, I had to add the file to the allowed list in the security settings under ransomware protection (I have it enabled). Runs fine now.
  9. Since the sticky is locked (and over 4 years old now) should the campaign be completely fixed with the 3.12 patch, or do I have to d/l the campaign from somewhere else these days? The link to the repository in the sticky is obviously dead now. I just ran through the first two battles (with Patch 3.11...forgot to update to 3.12) and had the disappearing AT gun in the first battle several times (reloading it fixed it, and then the next re-load it would disappear again). In battle 2 my tanks all disappeared, but from reading the patch notes in 3.12 that should now be fixed. I assume
  10. I'll let you be right this time...do you work for BF? Serious question. Why would I open a support ticket and waste my time when I solved the issue on my own? And yes, hopefully I'll still be alive when they release a new engine...
  11. Played right through the same battle 3 times with the new drivers and didn't have any CTDs (wanted a total victory...time limit kept tripping me up). I can't even list a game that I've had crashing issues with, other than trying to get M1 Tank Platoon 2 to run on Win 10 (a 1998 game). It does seem from the posts on these forums that crashing is an issue in this game, and it's the game engine, not my card or the drivers. If it were something other than the game, I should have crashes on some of the other games I play when I update the Nvidia drivers, but I don't (over 160 games in my Steam l
  12. I posted in the tech support thread, but moving from the 430.86 Nvidia drivers to 431.60 *seems* to have solved my crashing issues. CM is an old-as* graphics engine and doesn't play nice with driver updates it seems. I have Win 10 (new install on new SSD) and a GTX 1070, but am still on Ver 3.0 of the game until they fix the fleeing infantry issue...
  13. Update...realized I did not have the latest drivers and updated to the 431.60 and managed to get through a battle without crashing. I will continue to test...
  14. I assume this is still an issue? I recently moved up to Win 10 (new SSD, complete new install of Win and CMBN) and I'm getting random CTD in every game of CM I play (realtime, WEGO, campaign, battle, doesn't matter). I have a GTX 1070 on driver 430.86. I don't feel like having to roll my driver back to 2017 (that's insane), or turning shaders off...the graphics are dated enough as it is. CM is the only game that crashes on me. I was looking at getting the CMFI bundle, but certainly won't be with this issue still present. Extremely annoying setting up all of your troops and then just getti
  15. I'm just coming on here again after a while and see that a patch 2.01 has been released apparently? No, I'm not joking. So I go on to the 'Patches' page to see what all the fuss is about. I see no mention of a 2.01 patch under CMSF2...as would be expected by any normal person I think. I see CMSF2 Engine 4 (for v2.0). Right off the bat I ask myself 'isn't CMSF2 already Version 4 right out of the box?' That's confusing. 'For v2.0' just adds to the confusion. What does that mean? So, I click the link and I see 'CM2_Win_Shock_Force...' Still no V 2.01 anywhere in sight unless I hover my
  16. IIRC the NATO and British campaigns have not yet been updated to the new version? I'm waiting on that before I buy the NATO module.
  17. ED is an interesting one as they still release on their website first, and then release on Steam a week or so later(?). I imagine the hardcore guys buy first from ED and then everyone else on Steam. DCS would certainly be classified as a 'niche' product. I don't profess to know how it works out for them. Once you've committed to Steam it's very difficult to get off of it. Several of the games are of high quality, they have an excellent refund policy, sales are cheap and it's just so convenient to keep games updated and reinstall whenever and wherever without licensing hassles. Like it or
  18. As the kids get older, it gets easier...then the wife becomes the major issue 😉 I just recently built myself a cockpit/racing chair setup and haven't used it more than twice. If I had a nickel for every time my wife commented on how she hates it in the basement though, I'd be retired already!
  19. No, but the bundled discount for the SF1 DLC was discounted to about $40 I think? That's when I should have grabbed it, but figured it would be there forever.
  20. I've been playing this since 2000, so I know how long it's been around. Lots of excellent, long-term games on Steam. DCS World, Squad, all of the Graviteam games, Battle Academy 1 and 2, Order of Battle, the Total War games, and my current favorite, Frostpunk, which cost me $22 CDN. There's also the Civilization games, and the newer IL2 games, which are excellent. Need I go on? I also love the Dirt games (Rally - $10, and Dirt 3, which was free on Steam) and Euro Truck 2 and ATS, which cost me a grand total of $36 with all DLC. Picked up both FC3 and Black Shark 2 for $42 CDN in one of th
  21. Not a great deal for those of us that didn't purchase the SF1 modules however. $15 for the base game is a no-brainer, but $105 ($145 CDN) for the module bundle isn't going to happen. I have several steam games in my library that need some love first 😉 Maybe when the modules get discounted I'll come back to them.
  22. Ok, will do. I don't have any of the other modules. Anyone know the cost if I were to buy the big bundle taking into account the discount for the SF1 upgrade?
  23. Does anyone that pre-ordered SF1 CD version (2007 I think) have it listed in their Orders? I don't see it in mine.
  24. Yah, I've also noticed this in the Wilcox battle. I don't recall target LIGHT firing the 25mm in Black Sea, but I will check. More annoying however has been (a few times in the same battle) my infantry unleashing their Javelins at enemy squads (that were down to only a few men) about 50m away with Target Light. This has to be a bug? I know that's a dirty word, but why would they ever do that?
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