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Everything posted by Rambler

  1. Do it I don't think it's possible to have the bases displayed all the time. I'd be willing to bet that the activation/deactivation of the bases is coded into the game. The image files don't contain any information that would tell the program under what circumstances they should be displayed.
  2. You have to edit the alpha channels (these are integral to the file itself). That's where the shapes you see come from. If you're using Photoshop, when you open up one of the base .bmps (for this example I'll reference the green one) look at the Layers palette. There should be a tab that says Channels. Click that, and the very last channel is your alpha. It's a black and white channel. How this works is the the more you go to white the the more opaque the color in the .bmp is. The more you tend to black, the more transparent the color goes. For example, if you open up the alpha channel and pai
  3. Dang nathan, how'd that happen? Couple shots of a panzerschreck round heading towards one of my shermans. It survived the hit but it's 75mm gun was knocked out .
  4. Very cool. Getting 1.5Mbps right now. Can't wait to play it!
  5. @bisu Uh, Steve said CMx2 in that statement. That doesn't mean CMBN only. There's CMSF before it which is a CMx2 game.
  6. There's two: Battlefront Gamers & Combat Mission Battle for Normandy
  7. No screenshot thread yet, so I thought I'd make one. Post what ya got! Here's a few as I'm playing through "Busting the Bocage." That's gonna hurt! I love how you can see the mortar round launch from the tube (Top left edge of image).
  8. Just so you know, the free demo version of Fraps does allow you to record 30 secs of footage at a time. I've used it to grab some short scenes to share with friends.
  9. pg. 167 Should not M1903A1 be M1903A4? The profile is definitely an A4.
  10. I see where you're coming from, but that's what I really like about CMSF; how "today" it is. This stuff is happening now. Look at the front page of the Wall Street Journal online today. The main headline is "U.S. Seeks to Raise Heat on Syria." Yeah, it's a hypothetical conflict in the game, but one that is turning out could be very real. The precedent to intervene militarily for "humanitarian" reasons was set in Libya. Who's to say this couldn't extend to Syria next? Just to clarify, I'm not trying to get political. I'm just merely pointing out that even though CMSF is a hypothetical settin
  11. Thanks for the vid! I have a question though. Can we turn off the hit texts when a tank is hit?
  12. He means that if you get the 1 additional activation per year, but don't use it, can you save them up? I'm not a fan of this new scheme since you are basically telling us how we can use our machines. It shouldn't matter if we want to reformat our hard drives 20 times a year or do major upgrades 6 times a year. Frankly, it's really none of your business, but with a system like this you make it yours. And yes, several of EA's games have featured de-activations. activate.ea.com/deauthorize I'd like to urge you to rethink your position on this.
  13. Tanks for the AAR! Very well done, and the discussion was really educational as well. Learned a lot between this and the German armor thread!
  14. I first heard about the CM series in the late 2000s/early 2001s on various online forums, I think SimHQ mainly, but pretty much dismissed it since it was turnbased and I prefer realtime. When CMSF was announced with realtime play I started following the development of it. In early 2007 I decided to try the old CM series to see what it was like, so I downloaded the CMAK demo. I thought that the game was ok, but WEGO turned me off since it felt cumbersome and made the scenario last a whole lot longer than it should have, e.g. a 30 minute scenario could take a couple hours. When the CMSF
  15. My only beef with the graphics has been the atrocious shadowing seen in CMSF. It's horrible with the flickering and jagged edges. Really inexcusable in this day and age. Is this by any chance fixed in CMBN?
  16. Yeah, you have to unrar them. Rar is like a zip file. You can download winrar, the program used to open rar files, here: http://www.win-rar.com/
  17. Couple of my favs: Don't Kill Your Friends Kill or Be Killed
  18. I asked the question regarding Steam awhile ago, albeit in the CMSF forums. Battlefront explained their position on it in there. I still think it'd be great to see it on Steam, but I respect their decision not to do it. Here's the thread: http://www.battlefront.com/community/showthread.php?t=92956
  19. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) There's no fighting, but I think it's a powerful film that portrays what those guys must have gone through upon returning home from the war. My favorite scene is toward the end of the movie, where Dana Andrews is walking through the boneyard filled with aircraft waiting to be scrapped. It makes you realize, even though they were only machines, they carried the lives of those men through hell. A Walk in the Sun (1945) Directed by Lewis Milestone, who also directed All Quiet on the Western Front. This film focuses on one platoon and their mission to ta
  20. I thought this was going to be the theme music for CM:BN? http://vimeo.com/2539976 Technically it fits the season the game depicts; for a portion of it anyway.
  21. Thanks Steve. That's interesting. Does it seem to be related to the card manufacturer, or spec related? Hopefully y'all are able to get it sorted. Regardless, I can't wait to play it .
  22. Thanks for that comment, Elvis. I was about to ask about the Moiré patterns in the plowed fields, and if it was really like that in game. It would have driven me nuts if it was, so now I can rest easy . Really enjoying your DAR.
  23. ROHOS is starting to look a lot better now. The first screens released showed everything with a glossy plastic look. These are a lot better and look more natural. The tank interiors are nice too. Can't wait for DH2 on this version. After watching that video, I'm not too pleased about their decision to lock players in their vehicles. Not cool. If my tank is burning I'm getting out - just like in reality. It never bothered me to see other players jump out of the tank before I got credit for the kill. Knocking out the tank is way more important than getting cred for killing the crew. I think a
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