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About herr_oberst

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  1. Going to the Patches page, and trying to get the maps, I get a page doesn't exist? https://battlefront.sharefile.com/d-scdac573bf1d4372a Ideas?
  2. My all time favorite quote from work: "Well, it is not known not to work..." when asked whether the software we build will actually do a certain, specific task.
  3. No. I purchase games/modules in order to support BFC and what they are doing. Since the early Alpha AAR with 3 pixeltruppen marching abreast, and "Holy Crap, it's Squad Leader in 3D" (my initial reaction), through the current release, I've pre-ordered all the WWII games/modules. Don't have near the time I'd like to play, have 3 different battle maps in various states of completion (1 CMRT - Mius River bend, 2 CMFI - Kertsch peninsula) from 1:25000 copies of captured Truppenkarte maps gleaned from the Library of Congress vaults. Even have CMBS, though I'm not a fan of modern stuff.
  4. Has to happen eventually, but "After 12 years, support for Windows XP ended April 8, 2014" -- sheesh, that's nigh on 6 years past EOL. Time for an update to something more recent, like Windows 7. That EOL is only Jan 14, 2020. Loads of time... :)
  5. Sorry, no help here. Clicked the link, downloaded the file, installed, activated, started CMFI and saw new RTV content. Mojave 10.14.6
  6. Well? Well??? Don't leave us hanging (while we wait for the CMFI RTV release)...
  7. Dang, at 7:15 in the second video, the guys helmet actually gets blown off! Never noticed that before while playing, 'cause I'm too busy with less zoomed in views..
  8. Hmm... would I be more happy if BFC stuck with working only on the period and theaters I am interested in? Most certainly! Are there other advocates/client/customers who are interested in other periods and theaters than I? Certainly. Should BFC pursue other ventures (i.e., stuff we'll never see as John Q Public) for non-gamers who see the value of a tactical sim that could be tailored for their needs, and pay potentially much larger dollars for it? Certainly. Should Steve and Charles do what they want with their company, directing its investments and time? Certainly. So
  9. Can't believe it hasn't been mentioned yet in a "What I'd like to see..." thread. Space Lobsters of Doom!!! How well would your M4A3E8 stand up to a ginormous crustacean? Does an MG42 just bounce off the carapace? Would 8.8cm KwK 36/37/41's rule the battlefield? Way too much potential fun to be had...
  10. sigh If you work in software development, you know there are ALWAYS software bugs present. Yeah, the 'development guidelines' want 100% coverage of testing cases, but as software complexity grows, the 100% mark grows what feels like exponentially -- generally no-one can afford to test all the possible permutations. It all depends on the risk associated with an error. For a game like CM, the bar can be much lower than, say, flight control software for a commercial airplane. Pixeltruppen meeting an untimely demise is vastly different than real world results. Some errors you know ab
  11. Just one more pre-order in the long mission to support BFC and what they produce. From "the good ol' days" where, wonder-of-wonders, someone actually produced a game that felt like "Squad Leader come to the PC"; platoons of 3 men marching in unison to the next waypoint, realistic armor, AFV combat modeling, 3d terrain, the 'Cesspool' threads, getting your German uber-armor thrashed in VoT when the Allied armor appeared... yes, those were good times. And it's still good. Sure there are niggles here and there, but playing time vs $ spent still beats any other game I've bought in the past 25
  12. No, no, no... CM SLOD -- Space Lobsters of Doom.
  13. FWIW: I'm on a Mac, not Windows. I just went through a full installation exercise when my home-built Hackintosh finally died a deadly death after 8 years, and I updated to a new iMac with MacOS Mojave -- the first attempt to migrate wholesale from a Time Machine backup to new machine did not fare well (Mojave has some 'quirks' compared to Sierra), so I wiped the disk, reinstalled Mojave, then set about updating with all the applications I routinely use. I found it amazingly smooth to both retrieve, then install all the CM2 titles I have (CMBN, CMFI, CMRT, CMFB, CMBS, and basically al
  14. Rome to Victory... oh yes! Been waiting a long-ish time for this one to come out the gates.
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