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  1. Big thanks Harry, that did the trick! Will be a fairly labor intensive process given the need to create subfolders for each of the many mods, but at least it works!
  2. Thanks kholenklau; I can also get the "mods stash" working one up from the Z folder, but that is still under the "Mods" folder and so my understanding is that the mods will show up in the game whether they are deactivated in that folder, or activated in the Z folder...
  3. Hi, I did a search, but didn't find anything helpful. I use JSGME as a mod manager for other games and would like to use it with CMRT. But because of CMRT's file structure, I can't seem to get it to work... My understanding is that CMRT Mods will work if they are in the C:\Users\76mm\Documents\Battlefront\Combat Mission\Red Thunder\User Data\Mods folder. Usually I keep my mods in a "JSGME" folder and use the program to activate/deactivate them. With CMRT, however, I can't get JSGME to find the mods unless they are in the mods folder, in which case they work rather or not they are activated... Again, I've had no problem setting up JSGME with other games, so don't need a basic tuturial, I need some with with how to get it working specifically with CMRT.
  4. I've had this book on my Kindle for some time but haven't worked up the nerve to read it yet--the "page turner" description should help!
  5. Perhaps, and my my post did come across a bit harsher than intended--generally you've never come across as one of the mouth-breathing neo-Nazis we encounter from time to time on this site, so I didn't mean to lump you in with them. That said, your latest post does include significant nuance which did not leap out from previous posts.
  6. Personally I'd be re-thinking my reading list or personal values if I found I was espousing the same views as a Holocaust denial site, even unknowingly, or saying stuff like "Just givin' the Devil his due" about Hitler
  7. Don't know any Somme books...you interested in German or Soviet perspective? For this kind of stuff you usually have to choose, can't have both. I actually don't know any of the books that you mention.
  8. @Sublime Keep reading the Typhoon and Moscow books...much more about war crimes, less about operations. I already forget much of the detail about the Kiev book--read it awhile ago now, but IIRC in his other books he talks about things at army group level but when he starts discussing anything lower level it is without any kind of detail (where, when, etc). And he does have a lot of interesting details/insights, particularly in the first two books--its just that he keeps making the same basic points in the next two books as well...
  9. Stahel's books are good but they are very focused on logistics (and German war crimes); it is virtually impossible to follow an actual campaign from his books (I've read all 4--Barbarossa, Kiev, Typhoon, Moscow). Generally quite interesting but he beats the same drum in all four books and by the fourth one it was getting a bit tiresome...
  10. If you search for some of JasonC's posts, I'm sure you'll find the answers there...
  11. @kevinkin, see the comments to one of the Amazon reviews for the book.
  12. I also read his Dnepr and Kursk North Face books; I think they're pretty good (even though I'm not a big fan of the Osprey series). I've also read quite a bit about Kursk and a fair bit about early 1943, though, and it just doesn't sound like there is enough other material to make this book interesting. Oh well...
  13. That's the same reason he gives for not publishing a Kindle version. I think that Forczyk is a pretty good author, but in this age of easy self-publishing I think he's doing a disservice to himself and his readers by letting his publisher push him around like this. I would have enjoyed this book at titled, but it sounds like another rehash of Kursk (along with a bit about other stuff in 1943), which I have zero interest in reading about (again).
  14. Hey John, Yeah, it looks like the English version is not particularly helpful; also no search function. I suggest you write to the Project Leader, Artem Drabkin, he is also a Russian historian. His e-mail is on the website: drabkin@yandex.ru Don't know if he speaks English, but I'm sure someone involved in the site does.
  15. I don't know if the decision is Amazon's or the publishers, but I suspect the latter, although Amazon might encourage or even require publishers of books that cost less than $5 to allow lending. Moreover, you're right in that whoever's decision it is, they are not exactly incentivized to allow lending if it will cost them the sale of a new book--but that shouldn't surprise anyone.
  16. @Michael Emrys I took another look based on your question; I don't have many free books, but I have quite a few which cost less than $5 (self-published and out of copyright books mainly). Probably 90%+ of these books were "loanable". Of the rest of the books (I've got a couple of hundred), the "normal" books, other than the two categories described below, probably only 5%-10% were loanable. Two categories of "normal" books were mostly loanable: books for learning language (most were loanable) and books about computer programming (50-60% loanable); I guess "instructional" type books are more likely to be loanable. For me the topic is mainly academic, because no one has ever asked me to lend them a Kindle book.
  17. I was just looking at my Kindle books and noticed that some of them (20% tops) have a "Lend Book" option in the menu on Amazon's website. Not sure how it works, but it seems to be an officially supported feature for some books.
  18. IIRC, this was some kind of official feature on Kindles, at least with some books (although I never did it, so could be confused). I think it involved "checking the book out" of your device and "checking it in" to another device. But as I said, I never used this feature, so could be confused, it might have involved a different devise and different kind of content altogether (maybe Audible audio books, etc.).
  19. Not to mention the biggest threats to paper books--being "borrowed" by friends. I think it might be possible to lend Kindle books somehow, but no one has ever asked me to do it...
  20. um, yeah, but exactly none of those links have to do with a kindle... For those of you who are absolutely dead-seat against e-books and are looking for any excuse not to get a kindle, I'm sure you can think up any number of reasons not to get a kindle. I find them incredibly convenient and think that most others will too, but if not, please carry on lugging around your dead trees.
  21. Where did they fire those weapons? Can I play? I went and shot a Maxim machinegun not long ago, but it was a huge let-down, because it was single-shot--boring!
  22. Wow, I can't believe I've missed this for all these years, I will need to give it a spin as soon as I get a bit more time, thanks for your effort!
  23. As far as I know "Enemy at the Gates" was not based on a novel, but on a "non-fiction" historical work of the same name by William Craig. "Non-fiction" because many have criticized the whole sniper duel subject as fiction...
  24. I used to get emails from battlefront about pre-orders, games going for sale, etc, but have not gotten anything about CMFB, although I have not changed emails. Has something changed on your side?
  25. Sorry, I just saw your post--I've had limited time and computer access since my recent move to Berlin. What are you looking for in the campaigns--I description of each of the maps in a campaign? I'm guessing that the maps in the campaigns are already included in the DB, although they are not identified as being part of a campaign. Please describe a little better what you're interested in, and I'll think about adding it...
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