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Everything posted by Rambler

  1. Got a chance to take your updated UI for a spin, Juju. Awesome work as usual! Thanks for all the time and sweat you put into it. Looks outstanding!
  2. http://archive.org/details/gov.archives.arc.35883 30 min film about Angaur. Good start with that map permanent!
  3. Sure why not? It looks freakin' cool. I can actually have both versions in there; one with and without a sleeve. It's a simple matter of adding a number after the bmp name. Looks like you'll have to update your Vickers now Juju .
  4. Thanks guys! I caved and bought CW a couple of days ago, and I can say it's in the works .
  5. We could probably go around and around on variations out in the wild, which there undoubtedly are. It was wartime after all. However, the regs state dark blue background. I tried to find the actual circulars to establish this, but the closest I could find was the history of enlisted rank on The Institute of Heraldry, Headquarters, Department of the Army's website. Here's the link. Scroll down to 1920 and 1942: http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/UniformedServices/Insignia_Rank/enlisted_history.aspx Here's that section quoted: Juju - Yeah, definitely. The blue in the mod is a little br
  6. Dude, check out your first link . The ranks at the top all have dark blue backgrounds. Scroll down and read the Chevron Types of the Second World War Era section. I quoted it above.
  7. That's cool if you prefer OD backgrounds, but it's still incorrect. Check out GvT's first link. Those are all dark blue at the top. Scroll down to the Chevron Types of the Second World War Era – "These are examples of the many different manufactured chevrons that existed during this time period. The War Dept attempted to regulate by approving ( for wear on OD blouses and jackets and © for wear on the khaki shirt beneath... The attempt was abandoned. Type © became the nearest to universal." Description for (: Embroidered olive drab on dark blue twill Description for ©: Embroidered khaki o
  8. Blue is correct for the ranks. At least it's what's on my grandfather's uniform and the ranks I've collected so far. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Army_enlisted_rank_insignia_of_World_War_II
  9. Huh? Even without time limits, both sides in a CM battle are resource limited by what each side fields. There's only so many troops, tanks and guns available to them. It's up to each side to effectively use what they have to either a) crush the defender or hold off the attacker by exacting enough casualties he can't continue and cease fires. Defenders can still win without a time limit. See TOW's Polish campaign. What you're really saying in so many words is that you like the ability to game the clock. You like to be able to eke out a draw or win as defender by running down the clock and havi
  10. I firmly fall in the camp that would like to see the timer eliminated. In fact, I loathe the timer. I do not like my games dictating arbitrary deadlines to me, which then adds stress where there shouldn't be any. I work in a profession where I deal with time sensitive deadlines every day of every week. The last thing I want is some game setting another deadline for me. I play games to unwind, relax and be entertained. Gamey gimmicks like timers frustrate the crap out of me. This is a game. Not real life. That being said, I tolerate the time limits, like a lot of things in CM, because I real
  11. Those are looking good so far benpark! Yeah, if you want to have dirty versions of the uniforms you pretty much have to do the gear as well to make it look right. That's what I ended up doing for my US uniform mod. Couldn't stand seeing the dirty uniforms with the bright clean gear! Also, a little quick tip you might want to experiment with. I always thought the stock uniform textures were a little too soft/blurry. I did one sharpen pass and then a selective color pass on the shadows (black) at 10% black. It brought more of the details in the texture out. You have to be careful though, sinc
  12. Thanks Fredrock! I went ahead and signed up over at the FGM forums.
  13. Being sick sucks; good to hear you're over the worst. Rest up and take your time!
  14. This looks like something fun to participate in. Couple of questions, though. Is the CW module required? Do y'all accept total noobs when it comes to head to head play? Never done any CM multiplayer before.
  15. Yes No. The only way around this is for the modder to create a series of separate textures with different markings that you can choose from. You then substitute the one you want for the base texture without markings. However, all of those vehicles will now have that particular marking.
  16. Any updates on this? Looking forward to playing it, for sure.
  17. Make sure you don't have any gray pixels in your alpha. A lot of the alpha channels in the game don't allow any gray pixels at all. Best way is to make sure you use the pencil tool instead of the paintbrush tool.
  18. Thanks for the kind words Peter and bruce. You're welcome; hope you're enjoying 'em! @Luke - Thanks man! Yeah, I've started toying with the idea of doing the same thing to the Germans since they look too clean compared to the GIs now .
  19. Finished up the US uniform mod I've been working on for awhile. It enhances and adds dirt/mud to the stock US uniform textures. There's two versions in the download; clean and dirty. If you opt for dirty, I highly recommend using Mord's War Ravaged US Faces, EZ's M1 helmets from his uniform mod and Rambler's Weapon Skins with it. It's uploaded to the repository and will be live whenever it gets posted, and it's available for immediate download at CMMODS here: http://cmmods.greenasjade.net/mods/4578/details Here's a comparison pic: http://i.imgur.com/ysfZQ.jpg Here's a preview pic:
  20. I haven't played Pro PE, but I have played the original Steel Beasts. I'm sure there are some similarities between the two. It was well done and I can tell they did their homework on the functionality of the tanks they modeled. It wasn't really my thing though. I found it to be kind of boring tbh. I couldn't justify spending $125 on Pro PE due to my SB experience. If you can find a copy of the original SB, that might be a good indicator as to whether or not you want to drop the change on Pro PE. You may love it.
  21. Nope, the pdf manual will install into its own folder when you install the game.
  22. afaik A-10C has always been around 60 bucks. I haven't seen it any higher anyway. Maybe you're thinking of Steel Beasts Pro PE? That one's over a $100. Anyway, A-10C is available for $40 right now over at their website . Money WELL spent. Can't recommend it enough. It's difficult, but there are training missions that ship with the game, a bunch of vid tuts on youtube and a lot of supplemental guides available at their forums that are invaluable when learning. The manual that comes with it is also very good.
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